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  • Justin Brown has another slow preseason game
    Steelers WR Justin Brown failed to secure either of his targets in Thursday night's preseason game against Philly.

    Advice: Practice reports on Brown have been exceedingly upbeat since the spring, but he hasn't done much in game action. He has three catches for 15 yards on seven targets this preseason. Brown did open Thursday's game as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver, with Lance Moore inactive. So Brown would appear to be the No. 4.
    Yesterday, 8:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.40 (2569th)
  • Heyward-Bey has 3/54/1 night vs. Eagles
    Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 3-of-3 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The grabs were DHB's first of the preseason. He ran right by undrafted rookie S Daytawion Lowe for his 33-yard score in the fourth quarter, at least for one brief moment looking like a former first-rounder. It couldn't have hurt his roster odds.
    Yesterday, 8:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2620th)
  • Markus Wheaton has two-catch night vs. PHI
    Markus Wheaton secured 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: The stat line is inoffensive enough, but Wheaton displayed an alarming lack of chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger, appearing to run the wrong route multiple times. Wheaton was officially targeted only four times, but had two other ugly looks wiped away by penalties. Being forced into the Steelers' No. 2 role opposite Antonio Brown, Wheaton has five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Although Wheaton has impressive raw ability, he'll be a boom-or-bust WR3/4 as he tries to replace Emmanuel Sanders.
    Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (111th)
  • Lance Moore inactive for preseason game
    Lance Moore was inactive for Thursday night's third preseason game with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: ESPN's box score had Moore with one target, but he didn't play. Moore has caught just one ball for six yards in the preseason. Moore has had a quiet camp, to the point he hasn't even warranted a Rotoworld blurb since June. He's tentatively expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's slot receiver, between Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. But we wouldn't write that in stone.
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.66 (221st)
  • Martavis Bryant catches preseason TD
    Steelers rookie WR Martavis Bryant caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: He added a ten-yard punt return. Running with the twos and threes, Bryant has been inefficient this August, managing five catches for 65 yards on 12 targets through three exhibition games. Clearly behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore, and Justin Brown on the depth chart, fourth-round pick Bryant figures to open the season as a healthy game-day scratch.
    Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2532nd)
  • Antonio Brown has 3/59 night in tune up
    Antonio Brown caught 3-of-5 targets for 59 yards in the Steelers' regular-season dress rehearsal against the Eagles.

    Advice: His longest catch, 22 yards, was a ball he pulled off a defender's back. He finishes the preseason with seven catches for 193 yards. Locked and loaded as the No. 1 receiver for an offense committed to the no-huddle, Brown is somehow shaping up as a value pick one year after finishing second in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards. He's generally the WR9 in fantasy drafts.
    Yesterday, 7:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.72 (51st)
  • Riley Cooper catches three passes vs. PITT
    Riley Cooper caught three passes for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: It was Cooper's preseason debut after he missed the Eagles' first two games with a minor foot issue. Cooper could have had a touchdown, but committed a drop in the end zone. Although Cooper is locked into two-receiver sets, he's a deep threat who will remain a boom-or-bust WR3/4 for fantasy purposes.
    Yesterday, 7:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.17 (156th)
  • Jordan Matthews catches two passes vs. PITT
    Jordan Matthews caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Jeremy Maclin back in the picture, Matthews was limited to three targets one week after exploding for 9/104 on nine looks. The good news is, he ran in three-wide sets with the first-team offense, and lined up both out of the slot and in the backfield. There's a chance Matthews could get some run in next week's preseason finale, but if not, Philly's slot receiver finishes August with 15 catches for 134 yards. He's an upside WR4/5.
    Yesterday, 6:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (214th)
  • Arrelious Benn leaves game with head injury
    Eagles WR Arrelious Benn was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a head injury, and will not return.

    Advice: Benn, who wasn't targeted before going down, is quite likely concussed. It's bad news for a player trying to make the team after missing all of 2013 with a torn ACL. If Benn can't suit up for next week's finale, he'll finish the preseason with one catch for six yards. He's a poor bet to crack the 53-man roster.
    Yesterday, 6:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2098th)
  • Maclin shakes off knee scare for 6/43 effort
    Jeremy Maclin caught 6-of-8 targets for 43 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Maclin moved well after being slowed by knee and hamstring issues in camp, but gave the Eagles the scare of a lifetime when he went down untouched in the first half. His right, surgically-repaired knee appeared to give out, but he walked off the field under his own power before returning to the game a short time later. Maclin's injury history makes him a dicey WR3 proposition in the Eagles' spread-the-wealth passing attack, but his WR2 upside is worth the risk.
    Yesterday, 6:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Mike Williams praised for strong camp
    WGR 550 Buffalo calls Mike Williams one of the best players of Bills camp.

    Advice: Reporter Joe Buscaglia calls Williams' basketball background "evident," and says he's "found a bit of a chemistry" with E.J. Manuel in the red zone. Poised to line up opposite Sammy Watkins in two-receiver sets, Williams is back on the radar as a touchdown-dependent WR4/5.
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.16 (246th)
  • Jeremy Maclin suffers non-contact knee injury
    Jeremy Maclin was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a non-contact right knee injury.
    Yesterday, 5:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Joe Philbin still 'encouraged' by WR Gibson
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin remains "encouraged" by the way Brandon Gibson has returned from last year's patellar tendon tear.

    Advice: "I think he's a quarterback-friendly guy," Philbin said Thursday. "He's got very good hands and he's smart. He can read coverages, understands the leverage." Philbin's comments should put to rest the talk that Gibson might get left off the 53-man roster. Although he's now rotating with rookie Jarvis Landry in the slot, Gibson can still be considered Miami's No. 3 receiver.
    Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (188th)
  • Kenny Britt sitting with a shoulder 'ding'
    Kenny Britt will sit out this weekend's preseason game against the Browns with a shoulder "ding."

    Advice: He suffered the injury against the Packers last week. It may end Britt's preseason, as starters don't typically run in the fourth affair. Britt finishes August with one catch for five yards, but appears to be the Rams' de facto No. 1 receiver. Still only 26 (next month), he's worth a WR5 flier despite his horrid 2013 in Tennessee.
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.31 (123rd)
  • Robert Woods 'MVP' of Bills training camp calls Robert Woods the MVP of training camp.

    Advice: Woods ran with the twos in the Bills' first two preseason games before being elevated to the first team in Sammy Watkins' absence last weekend. He'll open the season behind Watkins and Mike Williams on the depth chart, but is going to get plenty of run in three-receiver sets. He's a WR5/6 for fantasy purposes.
    Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.61 (223rd)
  • Stevie Johnson not a lock for No. 3 duties
    CSN Bay Area doesn't consider Stevie Johnson a lock to win the 49ers' No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Johnson is facing tougher than expected competition from Brandon Lloyd. Per reporter Matt Maiocco, Johnson has yet to develop chemistry with Colin Kaepernick. Maiocco believes Johnson would have to take a pay-cut from his $3.925 million salary if he can't nail down No. 3 duties. In that scenario, Johnson could be best off calling the 49ers' bluff and hitting the open market.
    Yesterday, 2:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.51 (1790th)
  • Stephen Hill on the Jets' roster bubble?
    ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

    Advice: Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot.
    Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2503rd)
  • Nate Burleson admits '14 could be last season
    Nate Burleson admits 2014 might be his last season.

    Advice: Burleson is 33 and has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring issue. ESPN Cleveland doesn't consider his roster spot secure. Limited to nine games for the Lions last season by a broken arm, Burleson caught just 39 passes. He's appeared in only 15 games over the past two seasons.
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.08 (1915th)
  • Falcons reunite with WR Eric Weems
    Falcons signed WR Eric Weems, formerly of the Bears.

    Advice: Weems was released by the Bears last Saturday. Weems spent the first five years of his career in Atlanta, and could round out the Falcons' receiver corps as a linchpin special teamer. The news comes the same day the Falcons revealed Drew Davis (foot) will begin the year on the PUP list.
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2606th)
  • Drew Davis (foot) to begin year on PUP list
    Falcons WR Drew Davis (foot surgery) will begin the year on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: The earliest he can return is Week 7. Davis went under the knife shortly after minicamp. He'll return as the Falcons' No. 4 or 5 receiver.
    Yesterday, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2102nd)
  • Emmanuel Sanders returns to practice
    Emmanuel Sanders (thigh) returned to practice Thursday.

    Advice: Sanders now has a chance to suit up for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Texans. He didn't see a target while playing 21 snaps in his only preseason performance so far, the opener.
    Yesterday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (101st)
  • Big Ben: Wheaton will surprise people
    Ben Roethlisberger thinks Markus Wheaton is "going to surprise a lot of people."

    Advice: With Emmanuel Sanders gone, Wheaton has been running as the starting "X" for the entire offseason and into camp. He's coming along nicely in his second NFL season, highlighted by a toe-tapping touchdown against the Bills last week. "He's definitely on the same page with Ben, and, anytime you're on the same page with Ben, there is a good opportunity," said teammate Antonio Brown. Speedy Wheaton has the ability to eclipse the 67-740-6 line Sanders posted as Roethlisberger's "X" last year. He's a prime sleeper.
    Yesterday, 8:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (111th)
  • Goal-line fade to Justin Hunter 'unstoppable'
    The Tennessean says the goal-line fade to Justin Hunter has been "all but unstoppable" at camp.

    Advice: "When the Titans get anywhere near the goal line, quarterback Jake Locker simply lofts a soft spiral toward the corner of the end zone," says beat man John Glennon. At 6-foot-4 with excellent ball skills and a sparkling 39.5-inch vertical, Hunter is a no-brainer target over the diminutive Kendall Wright. On his 30 career NFL catches (between preseason and regular season), he has an incredible eight touchdowns. Hunter is shaping up as a prime breakout candidate this season, especially in TD-heavy formats.
    Yesterday, 7:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (145th)
  • Washington will 'almost certainly' make team believes UDFA WR Corey Washington will "almost certainly" make the final roster.

    Advice: The 6'4/215 Washington has come from tiny Newberry College to emerge as one of the stars of Giants camp. Per beat man Jordan Raanan, people inside the organization are intrigued by his unique ability to make plays in the air. We've seen that in each of the three preseason games, as Washington has posted a 7-116-3 line on seven targets. He'll likely open the season as the Giants' No. 5 wideout and should be on deep Dynasty radars.
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.21 (2424th)
  • Miles Austin will start if he's healthy
    Miles Austin remains penned in as a starting outside receiver.

    Advice: While Josh Gordon is suspended, Austin will be the No. 1 outside receiver. That alone makes him a sleeper, but expectations should be held in check. Austin has been ineffective even when on the field over the last few years, and the Browns are going to play a Ground 'N Pound ball control style. Austin has played on 36 preseason snaps and produced one catch for 13 yards on three targets.
    Yesterday, 5:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.04 (198th)
  • Nate Burleson no lock to stick with Browns
    ESPN Cleveland isn't sure if Nate Burleson will make the Browns' final roster.

    Advice: 33-year-old Burleson has been bothered by a hamstring issue for a couple weeks now. Of course, the competition for roster spots in this wideout corps is not exactly fierce. The only locks are Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin, leaving Burleson to battle guys like Charles Johnson, Travis Benjamin, Anthony Armstrong and Taylor Gabriel. It's hard to see the desperate Browns dumping a veteran leader with experience, even if Burleson will play a bit role.
    Yesterday, 5:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.08 (1915th)
  • Broncos WR/PR Jordan Norwood tears ACL
    Broncos WR/PR Jordan Norwood tore his ACL in Wednesday's joint practice with the Texans.

    Advice: Norwood reportedly had a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster as the Broncos' sixth wideout and punt returner. He caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown through two preseason games, but will now miss the year. Norwood, 28 next month, hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2012.
    Wednesday, 1:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2059th)
  • Michael Crabtree: I was never healthy in '13
    Michael Crabtree admitted he wasn't healthy or himself in the eight games he played last season after returning from a torn Achilles'.

    Advice: "I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree revealed last week that his weight ballooned up to 230 pounds last season. He's back in shape, and says he "can't wait to get out there" this year. Crabtree is a big-time blow-up candidate as the 49ers' clear No. 1 receiver and Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy. There's value in his late-fourth-round ADP.
    Wednesday, 10:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (106th)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1.
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2503rd)
  • Report: 'Hope' for Crabtree ext. before Wk 1
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers have made progress with walk-year WR Michael Crabtree in long-term talks, and that there is "hope for a deal before the season."

    Advice: Per Rapoport, talks will be shelved if there's no deal before Week 1. Rapsheet also reports Crabtree is willing to go the incentive route for "top-end" receiver money. The ultimate question is whether Crabtree is willing to bet on himself after his injury-shortened 2013. If not, he'll almost certainly be coerced into a discount. We'd expect Crabtree to roll the dice and play out his deal.
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (106th)
  • Emmanuel Sanders battling minor thigh issue
    Emmanuel Sanders sat out Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers due to a minor thigh injury.

    Advice: Sanders did play in the preseason opener, failing to see a target on 20 snaps. But he missed some practice time leading up to that one, and sat out some more sessions last week. We should get a much better look at Sanders in Saturday night's third preseason contest.
    Monday, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (101st)
  • Riley Cooper resumes practicing in full
    Riley Cooper (foot) practiced in full Sunday for the first time in more than two weeks.

    Advice: Cooper is on track to make his preseason debut against the Steelers Thursday. Coach Chip Kelly also said that if there were a regular season game tomorrow, Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) would be able to play. Nick Foles shouldn't have to roll with Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn on the outside for much longer.
    Sunday, 6:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.17 (156th)
  • Crabtree starts 49ers second preseason game
    Michael Crabtree started the 49ers' second preseason game, but failed to secure his lone target.

    Advice: This was Crabtree's 2014 preseason debut after missing just over a week of practice with a sore hamstring. The injury is no longer a concern. The primary takeaway from Sunday's appearance is that Crabtree is healthy. On a 49ers team that will likely have to throw more this year due to several key defensive losses, Crabtree is an inviting fantasy pick at his late-fourth-round ADP.
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (106th)
  • Jeremy Maclin on shelf with bum hamstring
    Updating previous items, Jeremy Maclin is dealing with a hamstring injury at Eagles camp.

    Advice: He previously encountered setbacks with his surgically repaired knee, and is now nursing a bum hammy. Coach Chip Kelly stated Sunday that Maclin could resume practicing on Monday, so the Eagles don't see it as a long-term thing. Still, Maclin's health has been consistently shaky in August. We're becoming increasingly leery of drafting him at his early sixth-round Average Draft Slot.
    Sunday, 11:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Whisenhunt throws shade on Justin Hunter
    Despite Justin Hunter's breakout 4-111-2 performance in the Titans' second preseason game, coach Ken Whisenhunt stated Hunter "has still got a lot of work to do."

    Advice: "There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent," Whisenhunt said Saturday. We'd like to see Hunter move ahead of Nate Washington on the Titans' depth chart, but he's only playing in three-receiver sets at the moment. He remains squarely on the fantasy breakout radar.
    Sunday, 11:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (145th)
  • Wheaton impresses in second preseason game
    Markus Wheaton had two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Wheaton started opposite Antonio Brown and finished with four targets. His touchdown came on an impressive post-corner route in the back of the end zone over Stephon Gilmore. Wheaton has breakout appeal as the starting X receiver in Todd Haley's offense, which is expected to feature more no-huddle looks. He's currently a value pick at his 12th-round ADP.
    Saturday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (111th)
  • Robert Woods continues strong preseason
    Robert Woods had three catches for 49 yards in Saturday night's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Sammy Watkins out, Woods worked with the starters after playing with the second team in the first two exhibition games. He was targeted six times, and showed good YAC ability on a 30-yard pass from E.J. Manuel in the second quarter. Chris Hogan also rotated with the first team, but finished with no catches on two targets. There isn't much more Woods can do to prove he belongs in the Bills' three-wide sets. Woods has at least 30 yards receiving in all three of Buffalo's preseason games.
    Saturday, 7:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.61 (223rd)
  • Bears release WR Eric Weems
    Bears released WR/KR Eric Weems.

    Advice: It's the corresponding move for the Santonio Holmes signing. Weems was tried out as the Bears' No. 3 receiver in last week's preseason opener, but struggled mightily. A pure special teams player, he'll look to sign with another team for the veteran minimum.
    Saturday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2606th)
  • Kenny Britt dings up shoulder on Saturday
    Kenny Britt caught one pass for five yards in St. Louis' second preseason game versus Green Bay on Saturday.

    Advice: Britt was targeted twice on the afternoon; Sam Bradford missed a wide-open Britt down the right sideline for what would have been a gain of 30-plus yards. Britt started opposite Brian Quick. Tavon Austin manned the slot. Britt played two series but injured his left shoulder on his five-yard catch. He remained on the sideline with an ice pack on the dinged up shoulder. It doesn't appear serious.
    Saturday, 2:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.31 (123rd)
  • Justin Hunter explodes for 4-111-2 vs. Saints
    Justin Hunter turned five targets into 111 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Hunter caught a four-yard TD pass from Jake Locker with the first team, and turned a crossing route thrown by rookie Zach Mettenberger into a 64-yard foot-race touchdown with the twos. The Titans have gone to great lengths to motivate sophomore breakout candidate Hunter, even forcing him to wear a "JAG" shirt to practice last week. The 23-year-old has been dubbed "this year's Alshon Jeffery" by Mike Clay of Rotoworld and Pro Football Focus.
    Friday, 7:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (145th)
  • Jordan Matthews: 9 targets/9 catches/104 yds
    Eagles rookie Jordan Matthews exploded for nine catches and 104 yards in Friday night's second preseason game.

    Advice: He caught 9-of-9 targets one week after dropping three passes in Philly's preseason opener. Coach Chip Kelly suggested Matthews' rough debut was due to nerves. The second-rounder showed zero fear Friday in New England, shining at various wideout spots and racking up game-high receiving stats across the board. Matthews remains on track to open the year as the Eagles' slot receiver.
    Friday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (214th)
  • Crabtree played at 230 late last season
    Michael Crabtree revealed that his weight ballooned to 230 pounds last season, after returning from his ruptured Achilles'.

    Advice: His ideal playing weight is 215. "I wasn't 100 percent," conceded Crabtree, who is a blowup-year candidate entering the last season on his rookie deal. Crabtree has resumed practicing in full after missing early-camp time with hamstring soreness. He's still underrated at his late-fourth-round fantasy ADP.
    Friday, 7:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (106th)
  • Maclin inactive for second preseason game
    Jeremy Maclin (knee) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Maclin has struggled to stay at 100 percent during camp and won't play after starting the preseason opener. Riley Cooper (foot) is also inactive. Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn will start in two-wide sets, with Brad Smith in the slot.
    Friday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Nate Burleson battling hamstring injury
    Nate Burleson has missed the last couple days of practice with a hamstring injury, and is not expected to play in Monday night's preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Burleson has been limited to riding a stationary bike on the side at practice. Though he's a veteran in a weak receiver corps, Burleson needs to get on the field. He's no lock to make the roster, especially if Miles Austin can stay healthy and Travis Benjamin and Charles Johnson emerge as playmakers outside.
    Friday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.08 (1915th)
  • Eric Weems held without catch vs. Jaguars
    Running as the Bears' No. 3 receiver in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, Eric Weems was held without a catch.

    Advice: Weems made his presence felt by losing a fumble on a first-quarter kick return. The Bears' No. 3 receiver spot is going to be a fantasy wasteland until Marquess Wilson (collarbone) returns.
    Thursday, 8:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2606th)
  • Maclin (knee) to miss 2nd preseason game
    Jeremy Maclin (knee) is sitting out Thursday's practice and considered "unlikely" to play in the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: The Philly Inquirer reported Wednesday that Maclin's health has become increasingly concerning. Maclin has insisted his inability to stay on the field is routine for a player coming off of an ACL tear, but he's over a year removed from the injury. Although Maclin offers a ton of theoretical upside in DeSean Jackson's old role, fantasy owners drafting now may want to tread lightly.
    Thursday, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Michael Crabtree returns to Niners practice
    Michael Crabtree (hamstring) returned to 49ers practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He wound up missing about a week and a half with "soreness" in the hamstring. Assuming Crabtree stays setback free, this shouldn't affect his regular season whatsoever. Not yet 26 years old, Crabtree piled up 61 catches for 880 yards and eight touchdowns across ten Colin Kaepernick starts in 2012, before last year's Achilles'-wrecked campaign. Crabtree's 16-game pace was 98-1,408-13.
    Wednesday, 7:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (106th)
  • Jeremy Maclin struggling a bit at Eagles camp
    Jeremy Maclin has struggled to stay at 100 percent entering the third week of Eagles training camp.

    Advice: A report surfaced Tuesday that Maclin was "toasting" Darrelle Revis in Patriots-Eagles joint practices, but Revis is playing at about 50 percent effort, on purpose. Per the Philly Inquirer, "Every time (Maclin) has made progress in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he has had to take a step back," and "he didn't look as explosive as he did pre-injury during the first two weeks of camp." Maclin insists it's just part of the routine ACL recovery. We feel like Maclin is worth the plunge at his late-fifth-round ADP, but he's definitely not without risk.
    Wednesday, 5:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • Brandon Gibson could lose roster spot
    According to the Miami Herald, "some NFL people" continue to believe Brandon Gibson isn't a lock for the Dolphins' 53-man roster.

    Advice: It makes sense from a dot-connecting standpoint; Miami used a second-round pick on Jarvis Landry, who plays the same slot position as Gibson. A holdover from the failed Jeff Ireland regime, Gibson will count $3.7 million versus the cap if the Fins keep him, but just $2 million if they move him. We wouldn't be shocked to see the Dolphins keep Rishard Matthews over Gibson at final cuts.
    Wednesday, 5:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (188th)
  • Jeremy Maclin 'toasting' Revis in 1-on-1 work
    Jeremy Maclin has been "toasting" Darrelle Revis during 1-on-1 work at this week's joint practices.

    Advice: To be fair, beat man Jeff McLane admits Revis doesn't appear to be going 100 percent. But it's still notable that Maclin is winning this battle, especially considering he's only 12 months removed from an ACL tear. On Tuesday, Maclin drew three flags on Revis and beat him deep for a touchdown. It was more of the same early in Wednesday's session. Clearly healthy, Maclin has WR2 upside as a key piece of Chip Kelly's plan to replace DeSean Jackson.
    Wednesday, 6:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.09 (131st)
  • UDFA Corey Washington making waves
    Undrafted rookie WR Corey Washington has "done some special things over the last week," according to OC Ben McAdoo.

    Advice: It's getting harder and harder to ignore the buzz on Washington, who is trying to pull a Victor Cruz and make the Giants out of tiny Newberry College. Washington does have intriguing measurables at 6'4/214 with 4.5s speed. And through two preseason games, he has four catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Washington has gone from camp body to underdog story.
    Wednesday, 6:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.21 (2424th)
  • Kenny Britt says knee is finally 100 percent
    Kenny Britt says he's finally fully recovered both physically and mentally from his 2011 ACL tear.

    Advice: Britt was on his way to NFL superstar status when he blew out his knee three weeks into the 2011 season. He should have been back to 100 percent by 2013 at the absolute latest, but a well-chronicled lack of maturity likely contributed to his slow progress. Still just 25 and now reunited with Jeff Fisher, Britt is having a monster training camp and is penned in as the Rams' No. 1 receiver. His ADP has crept into the 11th round.
    Wednesday, 5:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.31 (123rd)
  • Justin Hunter lighting up Titans practice
    According to the Nashville Tennessean, "not a practice goes by" without highlight-reel catches from second-year WR Justin Hunter.

    Advice: Reporter Jim Wyatt's observation comes one day after Titans WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear a jersey with "JAG" on the back, standing for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's physical talent is undeniable. If he takes a step forward in attitude and effort, he's a breakout year waiting to happen.
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (145th)
  • Stephen Hill 'all over the map' in camp
    Stephen Hill has been "all over the map in camp."

    Advice: Hill drew strong early reviews, but his play has apparently deteriorated. Geno Smith admitted Hill has had "some drops," while coach Rex Ryan changed the subject to Hill's blocking when asked about his progress as a pass catcher. Reporter Rich Cimini considers Hill New York's No. 4 receiver behind Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson.
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2503rd)
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