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  • Eli Rogers expected to be Steelers No. 3 WR
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects Eli Rogers to open the season as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Bouchette calls Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey "backups" behind Rogers, Markus Wheaton, and Antonio Brown. It's possible Bouchette's mind could change after Pittsburgh's third preseason game, where Ben Roethlisberger will see his first action this August. At this moment, however, Rogers is in the driver's seat to start in the slot in Week 1, with Wheaton moving outside. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1153rd)
     
  • Marcus Murphy struggling with fumbles
    Coach Sean Payton called out second-year KR/RB Marcus Murphy for his fumbling issues.

    Advice: In June, Murphy said he hoped to earn an offensive role this season, but he's closer to being cut than playing snaps with Drew Brees. Murphy's fumbles have been evident in practice, and he's also put the ball on the ground twice through two preseason games. Murphy will never be an offensive weapon. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1141st)
     
  • Jared Cook has 'rapport' with Aaron Rodgers
    According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website, Jared Cook has "developed a rapport" with Aaron Rodgers the past two weeks.

    Advice: Cook was activated from the PUP list two weeks ago from today, and in his first practice with the team, he and Rodgers hooked up for numerous touchdowns in team drills. Hodkiewicz also reports Cook has "caught everything" in practice. Cook has a good chance to set or come close to career-best marks in Green Bay, especially with touchdowns. His current career-high is five. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.07 (228th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls formally ruled out for Thursday
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Missing Seattle's regular season dress rehearsal is far from ideal, but also entirely expected. Rawls is still locked in as the Seahawks' primary early-down banger, but is facing serious heat from a resurgent Christine Michael. Rawls needs to be on his game from Week 1, something that will be a challenge after barely practicing this offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (52nd)
     
  • Del Rio on Seth Roberts: He's been OK
    Asked about Seth Roberts' training camp, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he's been "OK."

    Advice: Del Rio hinted he hasn't been thrilled with his No. 3 wideout's effort this summer. "I think he's starting to feel pushed a little bit, which is what we'd like to have," Del Rio said. Roberts' job isn't in danger, as there's no one who could realistically "push" him. Hopefully the third-year UDFA has gotten the message. Roberts scored five touchdowns on 55 targets last season, and drew praise from Derek Carr earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.16 (250th)
     
  • Suspended Karlos Williams visited the Jets
    Suspended free agent RB Karlos Williams visited the Jets.

    Advice: It's Williams' first-known visit since he cleared waivers on Monday. ESPN New York's termed the visit as "due diligence," and says a deal is not imminent. Suspended and overweight, Williams will be signing at the nadir of his value if he finds a new home this week. His best course of action may be getting his body right and building his extremely slim leverage. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
  • Craig Stevens retires after eight seasons
    Titans TE Craig Stevens is retiring after eight years in the league.

    Advice: The No. 85 overall pick of the 2008 draft, Stevens is forfeiting $2 million by hanging it up. Of course, it's quite possible the decision comes after the Titans told him he wasn't going to make the team. A blocking specialist, Stevens spent his entire eight-year career in Tennessee, catching 60 passes and scoring six touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (658th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles gets in a full practice
    Jamaal Charles (knee) was a full participant in team drills on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time in camp Charles has been full-go for 11-on-11s. Charles isn't going to see any preseason action, but is right on course for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.42 (38th)
     
  • Joe Flacco (knee) to see preseason action
    Joe Flacco (knee) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

    Advice: In the final stages of his recovery from a torn ACL, Flacco sat out Baltimore's first two exhibition tilts. "You need to get back out there (and) you need to get your mind used to getting ready for a game," Flacco said. "And then, yeah, I need to get over that last hurdle, which is going out there and being a live target for guys to hit and see how I react to it." It's important for the entire offense, as the third preseason game serves as a team's "regular season dress rehearsal," so to speak. Flacco has said his knee still isn't 100 percent, but he hasn't missed a rep this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.39 (21st)
     
  • Broncos will not owe pick if Sanchez is cut
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the draft pick Denver traded for Mark Sanchez was a conditional pick.

    Advice: That means the Broncos will not owe the Eagles anything if they decide to release Sanchez at final cuts. After losing out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job, Sanchez now appears to be competing with rookie Paxton Lynch for his roster spot. The Broncos could also save $3.5 million by releasing Sanchez. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.97 (30th)
     
  • Nick Novak (concussion) returns to practice
    Texans K Nick Novak (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Hopefully this ends the preseason of kicker concussions. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (103rd)
     
  • Conditioning is Jordy Nelson's biggest worry
    Jordy Nelson (knee) said conditioning is his biggest concern after sitting out all of last season.

    Advice: Chemistry would seem to be the biggest concern after Nelson missed last year and likely all of the preseason, but the Packers do not seem to be worried. "He’s such an experienced person that literally like one rep in, he’s going to be back on his feet again," WRs coach Luke Getsy said. "I don’t think we have any issues or thoughts or worries about re-acclimating Jordy into this game." Nelson certainly carries risk as a 31-year-old coming off a serious injury, but he has the upside to finish as the top overall receiver. He is a fine pick in the second round. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.41 (50th)
     
  • Gase wants a 'long look' at Foster this week
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he hopes to "take a long look" at Arian Foster this week.

    Advice: "We didn't have much to evaluate," Gase said of Foster's first preseason action last week. "Whatever carries he had, there wasn't much there to try to create." Foster was held to -5 yards on two carries in his debut, but the line carries much of the blame for his struggles. Foster should get plenty of opportunities to redeem himself Thursday night against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (170th)
     
  • Patriots release RB Donald Brown, two others
    Patriots released RB Donald Brown.

    Advice: New England also moved on from veterans CB E.J. Biggers and DE Frank Kearse. Brown was expected to be a strong competitor for a roster spot after landing $300,000 guaranteed on his one-year deal, but he spent most of training camp on the sidelines with an undisclosed injury. With Brown now out of the picture, Tyler Gaffney has a good shot to crack the final 53. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (795th)
     
  • Bears want Kevin White to be more physical
    Alshon Jeffery said Kevin White needs to be more physical on the field.

    Advice: "I just told him to play physical because he's big, he's strong and he's fast," Jeffery said. "[WRs] coach Curtis Johnson reminds him of that all the time." White has had a lackluster preseason, catching just two passes for nine yards, but he has managed to stay on the field after missing all of his rookie season with a stress fracture in his shin. That practice time has certainly aided in his development, and Jeffery said the sophomore is "taking coaching well." White might not come out of the gates on fire as the No. 2 to Jeffery, but he has a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (186th)
     
  • Sanchez behind Siemian, may lose roster spot
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis confirms Mark Sanchez has fallen behind Trevor Siemian in the Broncos' quarterback battle.

    Advice: Sanchez is now in danger of losing the backup job to rookie Paxton Lynch. "The competition may no longer be Siemian vs. Sanchez," wrote Klis, "but Siemian vs. Lynch." Klis suggests Sanchez's roster spot isn't secure if he can't hold off Lynch due to a $4.5 million salary, all of which would come off of Denver's cap were Sanchez cut. Sanchez has committed three turnovers in limited action across two preseason appearances. Siemian and Lynch are both expected to play more snaps than Sanchez in the Broncos' regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.97 (30th)
     
  • Karlos Williams goes unclaimed on waivers
    Suspended ex-Bills RB Karlos Williams went unclaimed on waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Williams is thought to be upwards of 30 pounds overweight and failed to show the Bills he is passionate about continuing his career after spending the offseason snacking with his pregnant girlfriend. Williams is also suspended for the first month of the season. Only 23 years old and coming off a nine-touchdown rookie campaign, Williams will resurface if and only if he gets himself in shape. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles not expected to play this week
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (knee) is not expected to play this week.

    Advice: Charles has been seeing more and more work during practice, but the Chiefs are in no hurry to risk his surgically-repaired knee in a meaningless preseason game. It is likely Charles is held out until Week 1. Even with the injury concerns, Charles is shaping up as a back-end RB1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.42 (38th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls 'on track to start the opener'
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) has resumed practicing without limitations, and ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia says Rawls is "on track to start the opener."

    Advice: Despite Christine Michael's monster preseason, the Seattle beat writers foresee Rawls as the Week 1 lead back. "He looks really good and I think the signs are very positive that he's going to be ready in a couple weeks to play," coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. Kapadia previously projected Rawls to log 15 carries in Week 1 versus Miami, with Michael handling seven rushing attempts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (52nd)
     
  • Nick Novak in NFL concussion protocol
    Texans K Nick Novak is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

    Advice: This is our second kicker concussion of the preseason after Eagles K Caleb Sturgis suffered one when a football hit him in the head during pregame warmups on Thursday night. Camp leg "Ka'imi Fairbairn" (quad) is also banged up. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (103rd)
     
  • Sanchez loses 2 fumbles in 2nd preseason game
    Mark Sanchez completed 10-of-17 passes for 120 yards and lost two fumbles in the Broncos' second preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: He now has three turnovers through two exhibition contests. On Saturday, Sanchez was more willing to challenge downfield than starter Trevor Siemian, but Sanchez absorbed three sacks, losing fumbles on two, and was his typically scattershot self across 20 pass dropbacks. The Broncos continue to have major quarterback concerns. Siemian also failed to separate himself in the competition, throwing a pick six to 49ers FS Eric Reid. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.97 (30th)
     
  • Report: Karlos Will began re-gaining weight
    The Buffalo News reports ex-Bills RB Karlos Williams began regaining the weight he had lost early in camp, forcing the team to cut him.

    Advice: Beat writer Vic Carucci says Williams re-gaining weight "demonstrat(ed) to the Bills he was not serious about football." Adam Schefter reported Williams got as heavy as 261 pounds this offseason, after weighing 230 at the 2015 Combine. "It's a performance-based business," said GM Doug Whaley. "He came in behind." Williams won't be claimed by any NFL team until he gets in shape. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
  • Bills give up on 2nd-year RB Karlos Williams
    Bills waived RB Karlos Williams.

    Advice: This seems like a shocking development on the surface, but Williams' actions this offseason almost gave the Bills no choice. After ballooning to as much as 261 pounds in the spring, Williams was slapped with a four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. Still, Rex Ryan said at the beginning of August Williams' roster spot was safe, so it is possible another infraction led to this release. Mike Gillislee is now locked in as LeSean McCoy's backup with Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush likely to be involved as well. Considering Williams scored nine total touchdowns on just 104 rookie touches, another team will definitely take a shot on the talented 23-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
  • Jordy to do individual drills on Monday
    Jordy Nelson will participate in individual drills on Monday.

    Advice: Activated off PUP last week, Monday will be Nelson's first full workout of training camp. He probably won't see much action in team drills, but this is a critical step as Nelson comes off last year's ACL tear and knee tendinitis to begin training camp. Nelson participated in pre-game warmups ahead of Thursday night's preseason game. He should be near or at 100 percent by Week 1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.41 (50th)
     
  • Rogers making bid for Steelers No. 3 WR job
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says second-year WR Eli Rogers has "narrowed the gap" in the Steelers' No. 3 receiver race.

    Advice: Sammie Coates has "managed to lose ground" during an up-and-down August, "partly because of a lack of focus that caused drop balls and fumbles." The Tribune-Review notes that Markus Wheaton has "openly lobbied" to play more outside snaps, freeing up opportunity in the slot. Rogers is a slot receiver, while Coates plays outside. The Steelers' wideout distribution will be worth tracking closely in next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1153rd)
     
  • Arian Foster looks rusty in debut
    Arian Foster was held to two carries for -5 yards in his preseason debut.

    Advice: Foster played behind Jay Ajayi, but saw time with the first team. He looked rusty, and was mostly limited to third-down/redzone situations. Foster should have more of a workload in Miami's third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (170th)
     
  • Arian Foster cleared for preseason debut
    Arian Foster (Achilles') is active for Friday's preseason game.

    Advice: As expected. Miami rested Foster in their preseason opener, but he'll get a few series against Dallas. Foster and Jay Ajayi should both get first-team reps. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (170th)
     
  • Kevin White struggles in 2nd exhibition game
    Kevin White caught 1-of-3 targets for six yards in the Bears' second preseason game against the Patriots.

    Advice: White did a good job coming back to the ball on a curl route for his lone grab, but he later committed a bad drop when lined up on the left side of the formation. As noted by Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris, White never played on the left side in college, as he strictly lined up wide right. While reports have been glowing on White much of the practice season, he still has plenty to learn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (186th)
     
  • Steelers slot WR Eli Rogers posts 4-39 line
    Steelers second-year WR Eli Rogers caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in Thursday's second preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: With Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton inactive, Rogers ran with the "first-team" offense guided by backup QB Landry Jones. Jones tossed four interceptions, but Rogers made the most of his targets. The 5'10/187 slot man has drawn rave reviews from OC Todd Haley, and Ben Roethlisberger reportedly "loves" Rogers. If Sammie Coates continues to struggle this preseason, Rogers could slide right into some three-wide snaps between Brown and Wheaton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1153rd)
     
  • T. Rawls likely to miss third preseason game
    Seahawks GM John Schneider indicated Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play before the preseason finale.

    Advice: In other words, he will miss the Seahawks' regular season dress rehearsal next week. Rawls returned to practice two weeks ago and resumed taking 11-on-11 reps this week, although he isn't a full participant yet. It would be disappointing if we didn't get a good look at Rawls before Week 1. Beat writers still expect him to open the year as Seattle's 1A back with Christine Michael as the 1B. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (52nd)
     
  • Jamaal Charles seeing more work than expected
    Chiefs Digest's Matt Derrick said Jamaal Charles (knee) has gotten more work than expected since coming off the active/PUP list on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Chiefs were expected to bring Charles along very slowly, but he was already participating in 9-on-7 drills during Thursday's practice. It remains unlikely he sees any preseason action, but he is on track to be fully healthy well before Week 1. Charles is a back-end RB1 with the upside for a lot more. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.42 (38th)
     
  • Packers activate Jordy Nelson from PUP
    Packers activated WR Jordy Nelson (knee) off the PUP list.

    Advice: Nelson spent the first two-plus weeks out of practice with tendinitis in his non-surgically repaired knee. He was cleared after passing his physical, but will be worked back slowly. Nelson's return is good news for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. He remains on track for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.41 (50th)
     
  • Flacco's knee still isn't 100 percent healthy
    Joe Flacco says his surgically-repaired knee still isn't 100 percent, but he's yet to miss a practice rep.

    Advice: "I don't think about it when I'm out there," Flacco claimed. "It's not perfect. I can feel it standing here right now a little bit. It's not totally normal. But, as far as going out there and operating on the field, running around and doing things, I don't pay attention to it." Flacco's accuracy could take a minor hit as he works to regain his natural feel on the field, but barring another missile to the knee, he shouldn't miss any games this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.39 (21st)
     
  • Rawls could lose work to 'awakened' C-Mike
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes Thomas Rawls remains entrenched as the team's starting running back, but suggests Rawls could lose "six to eight touches per game" to Christine Michael.

    Advice: Kapadia projects Rawls at 15 carries per game to open the year, with Michael at seven and "two to the other backs," consisting of C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. The Seahawks believe Michael has had enough of an "awakening" that he has become a large part of their offensive plans. Rawls remains a target in the fifth round of fantasy drafts. C-Mike is worthy of a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (52nd)
     
  • Gase 'pretty sure' Foster will play Friday
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he is "pretty sure" Arian Foster will play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Miami was cautious with Foster in the first preseason game, but they need to get him some reps with the first-team offense. With both Foster and Jay Ajayi likely to play, it will be interesting to watch who gets the start. Ajayi struggled in last week's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (170th)
     
  • Karlos Williams working with Bills scout team
    Suspended RB Karlos Williams worked with the scout team in his return to practice on Monday.

    Advice: One of the top No. 2 backs in the league last season, Williams' horrific offseason has forced him to re-earn his backup spot. In addition to LeSean McCoy, Williams is behind Mike Gillislee, Jonathan Williams, Reggie Bush, James Wilder, and Boom Herron. Beat writer Joe Buscaglia does suggest the Bills are "playing it safe" with Williams "in the hope that he'll be back at peak condition by the time Week 5 rolls around." Williams is suspended Weeks 1-4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles off PUP, practicingTuesday
    Chiefs removed Jamaal Charles (knee) from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: He is practicing on Tuesday. Charles got in some work during minicamps, but he had yet to see any action in training camp after opening on the active/PUP. Despite the return to practice, it is likely Charles is limited for most of the rest of camp, and it would be surprising if he saw any preseason work. Even so, he should be 100 percent well before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.42 (38th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls takes part in team drills Monday
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) returned to team drills on Monday.

    Advice: It's a key step for Rawls, who is dealing with a resurgent Christine Michael on early downs. Coach Pete Carroll has said the duo will form a "one-two punch." Rawls is still the favorite to be the "one" in that scenario, but the longer he isn't full-go, the more it highlights Michael's excellent camp. Rawls is a "reward" RB2 who suddenly has a little extra risk. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 12:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (52nd)
     
  • Karlos Williams passes physical, at practice
    Suspended RB Karlos Williams has been removed from the active/NFI list after passing his physical.

    Advice: Williams' offseason could not have gone worse. After reporting to offseason work seriously out of shape, he was popped with a four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. Passing the physical at least suggests he is back in shape, but missing the first four games will likely earn him a spot near the bottom of the depth chart. Williams is expected to practice Monday. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 6:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1129th)
     
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