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  • Falcons not worried about Ryan's status
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirms Matt Ryan (thumb) will be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    Advice: Ryan could have his practice reps scaled back a bit this week, but his status is not in doubt. Ryan will be more of a QB2 than QB1 against Carolina's still-elite defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.18 (22nd)
     
  • Jacoby Brissett practices Tuesday
    Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) practiced Tuesday.

    Advice: As did Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder). The early signs suggest Garoppolo will start against the Bills, but Brissett wasn't spotted wearing a brace. It sounds like he'll be ready if Garoppolo misses his second straight start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Matt Ryan not worried about thumb injury
    Matt Ryan said his thumb is "fine."

    Advice: Ryan appeared to suffer a thumb injury on his non-throwing hand against the Saints Monday night. He did not miss any snaps, but he did play the rest of the game with a glove on his left hand. "I took a hit on it in the game, but I'm fine," Ryan said. "Put a glove on just to make sure I'd get a good grip afterwards. But I'm fine. I feel pretty good." He should be good to go for a tough matchup with the Panthers this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.18 (22nd)
     
  • Report: Gabbert better than Kap in practice
    Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports the 49ers are sticking with Blaine Gabbert in part because he is better in practice than Colin Kaepernick.

    Advice: Coach Chip Kelly insinuated Kaepernick could be given a shot to start when he is "100 percent." He was almost certainly talking about health, but Kaepernick could also still be behind with the playbook after sitting out most of the offseason. Neither of these quarterbacks is the answer, but the 49ers should at least give Kap a shot before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.69 (320th)
     
  • Brees throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in MNF loss
    Drew Brees completed 36-of-54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

    Advice: Unfortunately for the Saints, their defense couldn't stop the Falcons' offense, and Brees had to fire off 54 attempts playing catch-up all night. Brees had a couple passes batted down at the line of scrimmage in the first half, and his streak of 305 pass attempts without an interception ended early in the fourth quarter on a back-breaking 90-yard pick-six as the Falcons defense knew the quick slant was coming from the 10-yard line. Still, Brees found Coby Fleener (two yards), Mark Ingram (five yards), and Michael Thomas (three yards) for short scores. Brees returns to San Diego in Week 4 and will again be a strong QB1 play, even outdoors on the road. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    28.16 (3rd)
     
  • Falcons, Ryan hang 45 points on absent Saints
    Matt Ryan completed 20-of-30 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: The Saints could have pulled 11 fans from the Superdome stands to play defense as good -- er, bad -- as the 11-man group they used Monday night. Granted, New Orleans has already lost half its starting defense to injury, but this was a totally pathetic effort. The Falcons hung the 45 points and 442 total yards of offense all with Julio Jones contributing just one 16-yard catch and Mohamed Sanu leaving before halftime with a shoulder injury. Ryan hooked up with Devonta Freeman on his first touchdown from 13 yards away and then hit Justin Hardy for a short score on a shovel pass. Ryan has been an elite QB1 through three weeks, but gets a tough test with the Panthers coming to town Week 4. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.18 (22nd)
     
  • SEA expects Wilson to practice & play Week 4
    Coach Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson (knee) is doing "remarkably well," and he expects him to practice Wednesday and play Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: "We feel like he's gonna be fine," Carroll said. Carroll has always seen things better than they may truly be, but all indications are Wilson will be able to go next Sunday. If he's seriously dealing with a sprained MCL, expect the Seahawks to take it easy on Wilson during the practice week. Wilson will be a borderline QB1/2 at less than 100 percent against the Jets' feared front four. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • John Fox: Jay Cutler (thumb) is 'day to day'
    Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.

    Advice: Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Kelly hints Kap could start at full health
    Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

    Advice: "I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:13 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.69 (320th)
     
  • Hue Jax confirms Kessler will keep starting
    Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler will remain the team's starter going forward.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as Kessler doesn't have any legitimate competition. Kessler lost Week 3 snaps to Terrelle Pryor, but Pryor has proven he's not a viable starter. He's a gadget player who will be mixed in for certain plays and packages. Kessler was surprisingly competent against the Dolphins, but is going to struggle for QB2 value most weeks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.43 (29th)
     
  • Pete Carroll confirms Wilson has MCL sprain
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Carroll said Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well, but he will wear a brace if he plays this week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday night Wilson expected to play this week against the Jets, and the confirmation of a sprain suggests that is still the plan. Still, Wilson's mobility was hindered even before this injury, and he has not proven to be a quality fantasy asset while hurt. He will be difficult to trust even in a good matchup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:39 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • PFT: No concerns about Cam Newton's ankle
    Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."

    Advice: Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    29.13 (2nd)
     
  • Dak throws for 248 yards, 2 total TDs on SNF
    Dak Prescott completed 19-of-24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: It’s another strong game from Prescott, who threw his first touchdown pass to Dez Bryant in the fourth quarter. Prescott also had 36 yards rushing and scored a one-yard sneak on the opening drive. With Bryant playing though a knee injury, he was forced to spread it around to Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams. Prescott still doesn’t have any turnovers through three games. He’s one of the top streaming options for Week 4 against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:58 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.05 (15th)
     
  • Hoyer throws for 317 yards, 2 TDs
    Brian Hoyer completed 30-of-48 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: Hoyer struggled to move the offense, but managed to pad his stats with two touchdowns to TE Zach Miller. All of his yards came on checks downs and screen passes after Chicago abandoned the run in the second half. With Jay Cutler close returning, Hoyer isn't a lock to start next week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    23.79 (17th)
     
  • Report: Russell Wilson expects to play Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) is "expecting to play" Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Wilson is really banged up -- battling a high-ankle sprain in his right leg and a reported sprained MCL in his left -- but early word is he's going to give it a go next Sunday. It's obviously way early to assume these things, and we should know more after his MRI on Monday. Consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:28 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Seahawks believe Wilson has a sprained MCL
    MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Seahawks believe Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee.

    Advice: It's perhaps more notable that both coach Pete Carroll and Wilson himself expressed confidence after Sunday's win that Wilson will be able to play in Week 4 against the Jets. NBC's Mike Florio reported Wilson will undergo an MRI on Sunday night to determine the full extent of the damage. Wilson insisted he "doesn't think the knee injury is as serious as it looked." Wilson is also dealing with a high ankle sprain on his right leg. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:51 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Carroll confirms knee sprain for Russ Wilson
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after Sunday's win that Russell Wilson has a sprained knee.

    Advice: The left leg injury originally appeared to be to Wilson's ankle, but it turned out to be to Wilson's knee, on which a brace was placed by trainers on the sideline. The fact that Wilson kept his helmet on and was lobbying to reenter on Sunday suggests he fully intends to play in Week 4 against the Jets. "Most likely he's going to be fine," coach Pete Carroll conceded. "Because that's just how he operates." On the off chance Wilson can't get clearance, UDFA Trevone Boykin would make the start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:35 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Gabbert continues to struggle in defeat
    Blaine Gabbert completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to Seattle.

    Advice: He added 22 yards on five scrambles. After the performance, Chip Kelly continued to insist that he never considered inserting Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers simply do not have a passing game with Gabbert under center, and they seem content to get their grills pushed in by opponents before piling up rushing stats late in blowout losses. In Week 4, Gabbert will be a low-end two-quarterback-league option against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.36 (30th)
     
  • Russell Wilson leaves game with injured leg
    Russell Wilson exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the 49ers with a left ankle or knee injury.

    Advice: Wilson came into the game battling a high ankle sprain to his right leg. On a third-quarter play, Wilson appeared to injure his left knee and/or ankle and was fitted for a brace by trainers on the sideline. Trevone Boykin has entered. We did notice Wilson standing on the sideline with his helmet still on, but it would be silly for the Seahawks to let him back in up 27-3. FOX's Pam Oliver later reported Wilson's day is "done." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • 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
    22.76 (20th)
     
  • Kessler nearly leads Browns to Week 3 win
    Cody Kessler completed 21-of-33 passes for 244 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

    Advice: He didn't have any touchdowns and lost a fumble. Kessler lost significant snaps to Terrelle Pryor, who had four carries and five pass attempts. He did enough to get the Browns a win, but they missed a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. With Josh McCown out 2-4 weeks, Kessler will make at least one more start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.43 (29th)
     
  • Sam Bradford tosses score vs. Panthers
    Sam Bradford completed 18-of-28 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 22-10, Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Bradford had a laughably bad first half, completing 4-of-11 throws for 26 yards. He was immediately crisper in the second, working his connection with Kyle Rudolph for a touchdown on Minnesota's opening possession. The Vikings didn't look back, with Bradford appearing infinitely more comfortable behind Minnesota's ramshackle offensive line. Mr. Nine Lives Bradford will be a mid-range QB2 against the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.58 (26th)
     
  • Dalton struggles against Broncos defense
    Andy Dalton completed 21-of-31 passes for 206 yards and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He saved his fantasy day from being a true clunker with 40 rushing yards on six scrambles. Dalton took four sacks against a swarming Denver defense and has managed just two touchdown passes through the Bengals' first three games. The lack of weapons behind A.J. Green in Cincinnati are a big concern for Dalton's fantasy outlook. He'll still be worth streamer consideration when the Bengals host a weak Dolphins pass defense on Thursday night in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    25.65 (9th)
     
  • Cam Newton beaten to a pulp by Vikes' defense
    Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

    Advice: Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    29.13 (2nd)
     
  • 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
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Update: Brissett (thumb) won't need surgery
    ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that Jacoby Brissett only suffered a sprained thumb and will not require surgery.

    Advice: Russini added that Brissett is "going to be fine." The Twittersphere was panicking after his initial diagnosis but now there's growing optimism that Brissett will be available for next week's game against Buffalo. The Patriots may not even need him with Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) on the mend. Tom Brady (suspension) returns in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • 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
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Rapsheet: Brissett's thumb injury not serious
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jacoby Brissett thumb injury isn't considered serious.

    Advice: Brissett tore a ligament in his right (throwing) thumb Thursday night against Houston but it doesn't sound like he'll miss much time. The Patriots have nine days to figure out their quarterback situation for Week 4 against Buffalo. Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) could both be back by then. Tom Brady will return from suspension against the Browns in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Report: Jacoby Brissett needs thumb surgery
    WEEI Boston's Mike Petraglia reports Jacoby Brissett will need thumb surgery after injuring the finger in Thursday night's win.

    Advice: It's a torn right (throwing) thumb ligament, which Brissett apparently suffered in the second half against the Texans but played through. We have no idea whom the Patriots are going to start at quarterback in Week 4 against the Bills. They have nine days to figure it out. Tom Brady has one more game to serve on suspension, while Jimmy Garoppolo is battling a painful shoulder injury. Julian Edelman has been working as the Patriots' emergency quarterback. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) listed as doubtful for SNF
    Jay Cutler (thumb) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Cutler hasn't practiced since spraining his thumb on Monday Night Football and isn't going to play this week. His status is also in doubt for Week 4 against the Lions. The Bears will roll with journeyman Brian Hoyer at Jerry's World on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Brissett does just enough as Pats rout Texans
    Jacoby Brissett completed 11-of-19 passes for 103 yards in New England's 27-0, Week 3 win over the Texans, adding eight carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Making an emergency start on three days' rest, Brissett wasn't asked to do much, but set the tone with a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Brissett briskly faked a handoff and was off to the races. He undressed Andre Hal on his way to the house. Brissett avoided mistakes, and had surprising command of the offense. More than once, he hurried the team to the line, a la Tom Brady. Teams can't win often with this kind of keep-it-hidden performance, but Brissett won't have to do much more in Week 4 against the Bills if Jimmy Garoppolo remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo officially inactive for TNF
    Patriots declared QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Texans.

    Advice: This was obvious from the get go, but the Pats really committed to the injury report shenanigans. Garoppolo's arm was dangling at his side Sunday. He was never going to be ready to go 96 hours later. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start, and is nothing more than a thoughts-and-prayers dart throw for DFS purposes. Also inactive for the Pats are RB D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe and TE AJ Derby. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Wilson says he's 'definitely feeling better'
    Russell Wilson (ankle) said he's "definitely feeling better" this week.

    Advice: Wilson admitted last week's game against the Rams was "a battle." He's been playing through a high-ankle sprain, which is no small task. Wilson has practiced fully this week and has a nice matchup against the lowly Niners in Week 3. He should be in for a bounce-back game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Cutler 'politicking coaches' to play Week 3?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jay Cutler (thumb) is "pushing to play" Sunday, and "politicking" the coaching staff.

    Advice: We don't doubt it, but it seems pretty clear that Cutler won't be ready for Sunday Night Football. Master strategist, in his mind, John Fox has yet to rule his quarterback out, but all signs suggest it will be Brian Hoyer under center against the Cowboys. Daily Slant: Even if Cutler is somehow able to play, the Bears offense has been a mess and it's not likely to improve at all if Brian Hoyer is under center. The Cowboys D/ST unit isn't a cash game play this week, but they are an interesting GPP punt for a few reasons. The Bears have scored on just 13% of their possessions this season, the lowest rate in the league, and they've also lead the league in sack rate allowed (12.1%) on their drop backs. Getting pressure on the QB is paramount for D/ST success, as it breeds turnovers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo not expected to dress for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for Thursday Night Football.

    Advice: The idea was farcical from the beginning. The Patriots simply wanted to keep the narrative going. Garoppolo is barely 96 hours removed from wracking his shoulder, and was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as Tuesday. Jacoby Brissett will start, and apparently be backed up by a wildcatting Julian Edelman. Thursday could be a wild ride in New England. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Conflicting reports on Garoppolo's status
    ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is not expected to be in uniform Thursday night.

    Advice: This directly conflicts a report from NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, who said Garoppolo was expected to back up starter Jacoby Brissett. As has been the case all week, no one really knows what is going on. Garoppolo's status will not be cemented until inactives are announced this evening. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB
    NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) will suit up as a backup Thursday night.

    Advice: Garoppolo is reportedly still in "tremendous" pain and does not seem at all ready to play, but the Patriots will have him active in case of emergency. If something were to happen to starter Jacoby Brissett, it is still possible Julian Edelman would see snaps over Garoppolo. The Patriots are obviously hoping it does not come to that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo still in 'tremendous' pain
    The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is "still in a tremendous amount of pain."

    Advice: The Patriots tried to make it seem like Garoppolo had a chance to play Thursday night after spraining his AC joint over the weekend, but that was never going to happen. CSN New England's Michael Giardi reported earlier in the week a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair." It is likely Garoppolo sits out next week as well. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start with Garoppolo out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Norv: Bradford has 'everything you look for'
    Vikings OC Norv Turner said Sam Bradford has "everything you look for in a quarterback."

    Advice: "I think he’s a great passer, and I think he makes great decisions," Turner said. "That combination is what you need in a good quarterback." Coming off one of the best games of his career just two weeks into his Vikings tenure, more might be expected of Bradford moving forward with Adrian Peterson (knee) on the shelf for likely the rest of the season. He has a tough trip to Carolina this weekend, but he could play his way into streaming consideration over the next couple games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:27 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.58 (26th)
     
  • Russell Wilson (ankle) practicing in full
    Russell Wilson (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is ahead of where he was at this point last week. Wilson has been playing through a high-ankle sprain. He has a plus matchup against the Niners in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) doubtful for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Texans.

    Advice: Garoppolo was always a long shot to play this week, despite the painstaking efforts New England went through to make it look like he might. He was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as 24 hours ago. It looks like the Pats are content to ride it out with former college QB Julian Edelman backing up third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett. Expect a heavy dose of LeGarrette Blount on Thursday. Daily Slant: With both offenses projected for around 20 points (41.5 total, tied for the lowest of the weekend), this game is best left alone for those playing in Thursday-Sunday/Monday contests. Given that the Patriots are generally thought of as a top offense, it's likely the options on their side are going to be more popular than they should be. Houston's big names (Hopkins, Miller, Fuller) are also likely to be popular. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Andy Dalton (hip) practicing in full
    Andy Dalton (hip) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Dalton was hobbling around after Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh but his presence at practice suggests the injury isn't anything serious. He might be listed as questionable but Dalton is in no danger of missing Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:09 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    25.65 (9th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) expected to miss 2-3 weeks
    Jay Cutler's thumb injury is expected to cost him 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: This assumes the thumb heals normally. The Bears have been saying Cutler's right (throwing) thumb is only sprained, and called him day to day. He's clearly more week to week. Brian Hoyer will take over at quarterback with the Cowboys, Lions, Colts, and Jaguars next up on Chicago's schedule and needs to be added in two-QB leagues. Hoyer is a competent enough backup that Alshon Jeffery shouldn't be downgraded heavily. It's perhaps worth noting that Josh McCown outplayed Cutler when Cutler missed extensive time during the 2013 season with groin and hamstring injuries. Cutler has proven himself to be a bottom-tier NFL starter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Report: Pats 'putting pressure' on Garoppolo
    The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are "putting pressure" on Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) to be ready for Thursday's game, and have "(reminded) him Tom Brady played through a similar injury on multiple occasions throughout his career."

    Advice: Per reporter Jeff Howe, Garoppolo is "still struggling to lift his right arm," so it continues to seem like his supposed up-in-the-air status is just a ruse. Garoppolo will be listed as "limited" again on Wednesday, but we'd be shocked if he started Thursday night's game against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.06 (14th)
     
  • Bears' Cutler day to day with sprained thumb
    Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb, and is day to day.

    Advice: Cutler does not need surgery. Even by his standards, Cutler was monumentally ineffective playing through the issue on Monday, so he's probably going to be held out for Week 3. The Bears guard injury information like the lost scrolls of Babylon (not an actual thing), so he could end up a "game-time decision," or some other nonsense. The Bears are playing in the Sunday night game, meaning Cutler won't be worth waiting on in two-quarterback leagues. Owners of Bears skill players should proceed as if Brian Hoyer will be under center against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Bears expecting 'lengthy absence' for Cutler
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears "are preparing for a lengthy absence" for Jay Cutler (throwing thumb).

    Advice: The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reported earlier Tuesday Cutler suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb Week 1. He aggravated the injury Monday night. It is possible he is headed for surgery. Brian Hoyer will start with Cutler sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jay Cutler has ligament damage in right thumb
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right (throwing) thumb.

    Advice: Cutler reportedly first suffered the injury Week 1 against the Texans before aggravating the issue against the Eagles. Cutler is expected to be evaluated on Tuesday, and it is possible he is held out a couple weeks after a poor showing while injured Monday night. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Hoyer completes 9-of-12 passes in relief
    Brian Hoyer completed 9-of-12 passes for 78 yards in relief of Jay Cutler (hand) in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Cutler exited at the end of the third quarter after throwing a back-breaking interception deep in his own territory. Hoyer came on to complete his first nine passes, but once the offense got in the red zone, he wasn't able to put points on the board. If Cutler can't go Week 3 at Dallas, Hoyer will get the nod. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:59 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    23.79 (17th)
     
  • Jay Cutler leaves MNF with right hand injury
    Jay Cutler exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Eagles with a right hand injury.

    Advice: Cutler appeared to injure his throwing hand while trying to step up and avoid a sack on the first possession of the third quarter. While climbing the pocket, he was hit and lost a fumble. Later in the third quarter, Cutler tossed a horrific interception to WLB Nigel Bradham deep in his own territory, setting the Eagles up at the two-yard line. Before leaving, Cutler completed 12-of-17 passes for 157 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. Brian Hoyer is now in the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Chip Kelly: I'm not yet considering QB change
    49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he is not yet considering a quarterback change.

    Advice: He probably will eventually, but not quite yet. The 49ers are second to last in the NFL in both yards per play (4.4) and yards per pass attempt (5.8), ahead of only the Rams in those categories. That includes a 75-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald. "He's our starter. I've got a lot of confidence in Blaine," said Kelly. "We're not thinking or talking about not having Blaine in there. It's about everybody on offense playing better right now." Kelly's mind may change following a Week 3 trip to Seattle's CenturyLink Field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.36 (30th)
     
  • Cody Kessler tabbed as Browns' Week 3 starter
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Browns third-round QB Cody Kessler will start Week 3 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: The Browns don't have much of a choice with Robert Griffin III (shoulder) likely out for the year and Josh McCown (shoulder) in no condition to play. Schefter reported just four days ago that Kessler was "not close to being ready to play," yet here he is, being thrown into the fire. Corey Coleman looks like the real deal but we're not holding out much hope for Kessler. It's going to be a long year in Cleveland. At least the Cavs start next month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:18 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.43 (29th)
     
  • Wilson hopes ankle 'will feel amazing' by Sun
    Russell Wilson said he hopes his injured ankle "will feel amazing" when he plays the 49ers this Sunday.

    Advice: "I feel pretty strong right now already," Wilson said. "Just keep icing it, keep praying and keep working." Reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Wilson was not his normal self in the Week 2 loss to the Rams. With the offensive line a mess, the entire offense will struggle as long as Wilson is compromised. Luckily, playing San Francisco at home is a great time to get healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:19 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Bradford leads Vikings to win on SNF in debut
    Sam Bradford completed 22-of-31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota's Week 2 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Bradford played better than expected with only two weeks to pick up Minnesota’s offense. He had a red-zone fade to Kyle Rudolph for his first Vikings touchdown, and showed an immediate connection with Stefon Diggs, hitting him for 182 yards and his second TD. Bradford went to the locker room with an injury to his non-throwing hand, but played the entire game. The Vikings offense is going to take a hit if Adrian Peterson (knee) is out, but Bradford showed enough to be a low-end streaming option against Carolina in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:54 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.58 (26th)
     
  • Matt Ryan latest to light up Oakland defense
    Matt Ryan completed 26-of-34 passes for 396 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Falcons' Week 2 win at Oakland.

    Advice: If you haven't heard much about Khalil Mack, it's because he's on a milk carton. The Raiders have been blowtorched for 819 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns through two games, and on Sunday they only hit Ryan three times with one sack. On the other hand, the Falcons' offensive line has looked terrific early in the season. Expect Ryan to stay hot in Week 3 at the Superdome. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.18 (22nd)
     
  • Russell Wilson doesn't lead TD drive vs. Rams
    Russell Wilson completed 22-of-35 passes for 254 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Seahawks' 9-3, Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: He rushed for 14 yards on five attempts, but Wilson was clearly limited by his ankle injury. Wilson had his ankles heavily taped, and FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Wilson is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Wilson delivered a couple good deep balls to Tyler Lockett, picking up 35 and 53 yards on them, but that was about it. The Rams' front four was living in the Seahawks' backfield most of the afternoon, sacking Wilson two times and hitting him a number of times. Wilson will look to get his season on the right track next week at home against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:23 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.48 (13th)
     
  • Drew Brees sluggish in loss to Giants
    Drew Brees completed 29-of-44 passes for 263 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Brees got off to a very slow start, averaging under five yards per attempt in the first half as the Saints trailed 7-3 at halftime. He didn’t throw his first touchdown until early in the fourth quarter when he found Willie Snead open for a 17-yard score. The Giants put decent pressure on Brees, sacking him twice for a loss of 16 yards and forcing him into a number of tough throws. The Saints also left yards on the table with several costly drops. It was a quiet afternoon for Brees in what should have been a favorable matchup but he should bounce back against Atlanta next week on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    28.16 (3rd)
     
  • Dalton 'hobbling pretty badly' after Week 2
    Andy Dalton was reportedly "hobbling pretty badly" following the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Dalton appeared to suffer an ankle injury in the second half, but he played through the issue. He might be limited in practice, but there is no reason to be worried about his Week 3 status right now. Dalton completed 31-of-54 passes for 366 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers, but the line looks much better than the performance. He was victimized by some drops, but he floated what should have been a touchdown to C.J. Uzomah and then missed the open tight end on the next play on a crucial late drive. Things will not get any easier with the Broncos next up on the schedule, especially if he is dealing with an ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    25.65 (9th)
     
  • Gabbert manages 243 yards, 3 total TDs
    Blaine Gabbert completed 17-of-36 passes for 243 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: He also scored on a one-yard sneak. Gabbert's stat line is misleading in a game Carolina had multiple turnovers. He took six sacks and failed to move the offense when the 49ers' had a chance to tie late in the fourth quarter. Gabbert's yardage was inflated on a 75-yard touchdown to TE Vance McDonald against broken coverage. The 49ers play Seattle in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.36 (30th)
     
  • Newton shreds 49ers for 353 yards, 4 TDs
    Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Newton started off slow, throwing an interception on the opening drive. He lost a fumble and was checked for a minor hand injury, but didn’t miss any time. Newton connected with Kelvin Benjamin on two of his scores, and had deep TDs to Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess. He wasn't a huge factor in the run game, adding 37 yards on six carries. Newton passed Jake Delhomme as Carolina's all-time leader in pass touchdowns. Even in a tough matchup, Newton is a top-five quarterback play against Minnesota in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:55 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    29.13 (2nd)
     
  • Jacoby Brissett attempts only nine passes
    Jacoby Brissett completed 6-of-9 passes for 92 yards in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Jimmy Garoppolo was felled by a shoulder injury near the end of the first half, and Brissett was employed in extremely conservative fashion thereafter. The bulk of his yardage came on two safe screens to Martellus Bennett. Likely ticketed for a short-week start against the Texans' heating up defense for Week 3, Brissett won't be a recommended streamer. The No. 91 overall pick isn't ready for a role, in real life or fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:47 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Dak Prescott solid as Cowboys win at WAS
    Dak Prescott completed 22-of-30 passes for 292 yards and rushed once for a six-yard touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Prescott hasn't put up big fantasy stats through two games, but he has looked like an NFL starter on the field. He was highly efficient in this one and showed his mobility on elusive movement in the pocket. Prescott also got Dez Bryant (7=102) much more involved this week. Prescott will continue to be a solid two-quarterback-league option when the Cowboys host the Bears next. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.05 (15th)
     
  • Report: Bradford expected to start Week 2
    ESPN's Ben Goessling reports Sam Bradford will start against the Packers on Sunday night.

    Advice: It's an expected move after Bradford got first-team reps over Shaun Hill. Bradford's had only two weeks to pick up Minnesota's offense, but has a plus matchup against a Packers defense that allowed 320 pass yards to Blake Bortles and will be without CB Sam Shields. Bradford's still nothing more than a low-floor QB2. The Vikings are likely to go with a run-heavy gamescript behind Adrian Peterson. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 1:23 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.58 (26th)
     
  • Rex Ryan wants Bills to throw more under Lynn
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said he wants the offense to throw more under new OC Anthony Lynn.

    Advice: "I want to be multiple. I want to be able to throw the football," Ryan said. "I want to be multiple in the running game, but I also want to be able to use the entire arsenal. The quick game, the intermediate game, and the deep passing game." Ryan can want as much as he likes, but the Bills simply do not have the weapons to be a consistent force through the air. Still, this proclamation could be good news for Tyrod Taylor, who had a much better stat line than performance Thursday night against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.76 (20th)
     
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