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  • Amendola posts airball in Week 4 loss to KC
    Danny Amendola was held without a catch in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Even as one of the three receivers active, Amendola didn't draw a single target. He has just three catches for 16 yards this season, and clearly doesn't have Tom Brady's trust. Amendola is now falling behind Brandon LaFell. He's obviously not worth owning in any format. Amendola may find himself inactive soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (2514th)
  • Edelman catches four balls in MNF defeat
    Julian Edelman caught four passes for 23 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Edelman was targeted eight times on the night, but couldn't win at all against the Chiefs' bigger corners. That left Brandon LaFell to do most of the "damage" the Patriots could muster in the 41-14 blowout loss. After four games, Edelman is on pace for a 104-1,132-4 receiving line. He should definitely come close to those numbers if he stays healthy. Edelman is a locked-in WR2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.72 (68th)
  • Gronkowski scores again in MNF loss to KC
    Rob Gronkowski caught two passes for 31 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.

    Advice: Gronkowski was targeted just three times, and was sitting on one catch for 18 yards for much of the night before reeling in a 13-yard touchdown from Jimmy Garoppolo late in the fourth quarter of this 41-14 blowout. While it was a bad night all around for the Patriots, it was at least encouraging to see Gronkowski playing a large chunk of the snaps. His usage rate continues to rise as he works his way back from knee surgery. But it remains clear that Gronk isn't 100 percent or back to his normal self. He's staying afloat fantasy-wise by scoring touchdowns. After four games, Gronk is on pace for a 52-588-12 receiving line. Look for him to easily top those catch and yards totals by season's end. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Bowe catches 5-of-6 targets in Week 4 win
    Dwayne Bowe caught 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 win over the Patriots on Monday night.

    Advice: It was easily Bowe's best game of the young season. He caught a couple passes in Darrelle Revis' coverage and was stopped at the one-yard line on one of the grabs just before halftime. Bowe is averaging 5-6 targets per week through three games, and is the No. 3 option in the passing game behind Jamaal Charles and Travis Kelce. He also doesn't make many big plays, leaving him as a WR4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.59 (119th)
  • LaFell posts 6-119-1 line in losing effort
    Brandon LaFell caught six passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: LaFell was targeted a team-high ten times as one of only three receivers active. With Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola unable to win against Kansas City's bigger corners, LaFell was the go-to guy. His big play was a 44-yard catch-and-run touchdown on a slant where LaFell broke a tackle on his way to the end zone. Don't expect many more of these outings from LaFell. Through four games, he's on pace for a 40-660-4 line. Continue to ignore him in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (222nd)
  • Knile Davis rushes for 107 yards in MNF win
    Knile Davis rushed for 107 yards on 16 carries in the Chiefs' Week 4 win over the Patriots.

    Advice: He added one catch for 12 yards. Even with Jamaal Charles back in the lineup, Davis remained a big part of the offense. He broke off a 48-yard run in the first half to set up a Charles touchdown. Davis then handled a couple series himself with Charles in the locker room getting an IV because of cramping. Expect Davis to see closer to 8-12 touches on a weekly basis the remainder of the season. The Chiefs were up so big on the scoreboard that they were able to run the ball 38 times. Davis remains a must-own handcuff for Charles owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.66 (2506th)
  • Vereen totals 67 yards in Week 4 loss
    Shane Vereen rushed for 26 yards on eight carries in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs, adding 41 yards on five catches.

    Advice: Vereen saw the bulk of the work in the backfield with the Patriots getting blown out and in pass-first mode. Unfortunately, he didn't do much with his touches, turning in a long gain of nine yards. Through four games, Vereen is on pace for 860 total yards and eight touchdowns. Expectations were higher heading into the season. Vereen will be a touch-dependent RB3 next week vs. Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (95th)
  • DeAngelo Williams says he'll miss a few weeks
    DeAngelo Williams told fans at a charity event on Monday that he has a high-ankle sprain and will miss a few weeks.

    Advice: A severe high-ankle sprain usually calls for a 4-6 week timetable. Williams is already doubtful for Week 5, but he's now staring at a multi-game absence if he indeed has a high-ankle sprain. The Panthers' bye doesn't come until Week 12. Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves, and Chris Ogbonnaya will form a committee against the Bears. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is likely out at least another week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Dwyer formally charged with domestic violence
    Suspended Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with felony aggravated assault.

    Advice: Dwyer has also been charged with eight misdemeanors for his alleged July assault of his wife. He'll spend 2014 on the reserve/NFI list with an "illness" before becoming a free agent in January. Dwyer's NFL career is likely over. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2270th)
  • Bears to take 'good look' at Marshall's ankle
    Speaking Monday, coach Marc Trestman said the Bears will take a "good look" at Brandon Marshall's (ankle) health this week.

    Advice: The implication being, the Bears are considering if it's finally time to give Marshall a rest. Aside from his three-score outburst against the 49ers in Week 2, Marshall has lagged behind his normal effectiveness as he's played on essentially one leg. At the latest, Marshall's status will be updated when the Bears return to practice on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:51 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Panthers confirm DeAngelo doubtful for Week 5
    The Panthers confirmed DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Week 5.

    Advice: Williams doesn't have any structural damage, but is very sore after spraining his ankle against the Ravens Sunday. He's week to week, leaving the Panthers to scour the free agent wire for running backs. Right now, their only healthy runners are UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole. Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is expected to practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Andrew Quarless comes up with airball
    Andrew Quarless had zero catches on zero targets in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

    Advice: Confirming that his Week 3 mini-breakout was a fluke, Quarless airballed despite playing on 44-of-52 snaps. He's an in-line blocking complement to the guy the Packers want to be their pass-catching tight end, Richard Rodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3.61 (199th)
  • James Starks gets zero carries in win
    James Starks received zero carries and played one snap in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Bears.

    Advice: At least for now, the Packers remain fully committed to Eddie Lacy even though he's averaging 3.03 YPC. Starks, who is averaging 5.46 YPC over the last two seasons, is still a must-handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:35 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3.99 (1767th)
  • Antonio Brown sets record for consistency
    Antonio Brown has set an NFL record with 20 consecutive games of at least five catches and 50 yards.

    Advice: Quietly turning into the most dependable fantasy wideout on a week-to-week basis, Brown is tearing through the league once again. He's on pace for 116-1708-20 just one year after posting 110-1499-8. Brown and Ben Roethlisberger will obviously be elite plays at Jacksonville in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:49 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.23 (34th)
  • Eric Decker wasn't limited after all
    Eric Decker (hamstring) played on 53-of-68 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Multiple reports prior to the game said Decker would be a situational player. But his hamstring didn't appear to give him any real problems, allowing a 4-48-1 line on 10 targets. Decker should be more efficient against the Chargers in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is 'week to week'
    DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is listed as "week to week."

    Advice: Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Williams' status for Week 5 against the Bears is in "serious doubt." Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker are also all sidelined, leaving just UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy members of this backfield. Williams sustained his sprain during Sunday's loss at Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:55 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Jimmy Graham finds end-zone late in Week 4
    Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 4 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Graham had one catch in the first half before coming on late in the fourth quarter. His touchdown was a 13-yard pass from Drew Brees. Graham had a team-high 11 targets, but lost a red-zone look to Josh Hill. He's on pace for a 128/1,704/12 line through four games. Graham will remain a must-start in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:33 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.11 (30th)
  • DeAngelo Williams diagnosed with ankle sprain
    DeAngelo Williams has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is headed for further testing Monday.

    Advice: Williams, who sustained the injury in the second quarter Sunday, left the stadium in a walking boot. At least he didn't aggravate the hamstring issue that kept him out of Weeks 2 and 3. With Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker all sidelined, the Panthers are down to UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy backs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:53 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Eric Decker posts 4-48-1 line against Lions
    Eric Decker caught four passes for 48 yards and a score against the Lions Week 4.

    Advice: Despite reports before the game he would be limited, Decker led the Jets in targets, and did not appear to be hampered by his balky hamstring. He is likely to be limited again in practice this week, but should be good to go against the Chargers Week 5. Decker is on pace for 56 catches for 816 yards and eight scores his first season in New York. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Antonio Brown goes off for another 7/131/2
    Antonio Brown caught 7-of-11 targets for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

    Advice: He also completed a 17-yard pass. Brown dominated, getting open at will, but could have had an even bigger day had he not dropped a fourth-quarter flea flicker from Ben Roethlisberger. The pass likely would have gone for a 68-yard touchdown had Brown corralled it. Brown also got away with a blatant push off on his second score, but fantasy owners won't complain. Fantasy's No. 2 receiver entering Week 4, Brown is now on pace for 116 catches, 1,708 yards and 20 touchdowns. The latter two numbers should fade, but barring injury, there's no reason Brown shouldn't finish as a top-five receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:52 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.23 (34th)
  • Brandon Marshall gets goal-line score in loss
    Brandon Marshall caught two passes for 19 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Marshall's ankle did not appear to be a major issue even though he didn't practice all week. His touchdown was of the goal-line variety, as he got 1-on-1 coverage against Davon House and easily won on a back-shoulder stop route. Marshall also nearly had a touchdown bomb but he clearly landed out of bounds. Through four games, he's on pace for 64 catches, 576 yards and 20 touchdowns -- the first two numbers will obviously rise as the ankle gets healthier. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:23 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams out of game w/ ankle injury
    DeAngelo Williams left Sunday's game with a second-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Williams briefly returned, then went back out after coming up lame at the end of a run. Trainers tried to work on Williams' ankle on the sideline, but to no avail. He was ruled out for the game's remainder early in the third quarter. Before leaving, D-Will had 11 carries for 34 yards and no passing-game targets. Undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves is currently in at tailback. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:12 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Knile Davis to get 'some action' Monday night
    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning that Knile Davis will get "some action" in Monday night's game against the Patriots, even with Jamaal Charles (probable, ankle) returning.

    Advice: Charles is fully expected to start against the Pats, but it would be smart for the Chiefs to give a few extra carries to power back Davis. Charles should fill the passing-game and lead back roles, particularly after Davis allowed two sacks in pass protection last week. Davis won't be much of a flex option against the Patriots. Charles should resume his usual RB1 production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:58 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.66 (2506th)
  • Eric Decker officially active against Lions
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is officially active Week 4 against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker will play, but he will reportedly be a "situational player" against the Lions. Even in a bye week, Decker is not a recommended play. Jeremy Kerley should see double-digit targets for the second week in a row. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:54 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Brandon Marshall ready to rock vs. Packers
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Packers.

    Advice: Marshall didn't practice at all this week, but looked good in warmups and the Bears said they're treating the gameplan as if he's 100 percent. It's impossible to bench him in this matchup. Meanwhile, the Bears will surprisingly be without RE Jared Allen (illness). The rest of their inactives: DT Jay Ratliff (concussion), LB Shea McClellin (hand), CB Sherrick McManis (quad), C Matt Garza, LG Matt Slauson and OT Charles Leno. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Decker to be situational player against Lions
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini expects Eric Decker (hamstring) to be a "situational player" against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker is fully expected to be active for Week 4 after managing to play just 12 snaps last Monday night. Cimini says to look for Decker on third downs and in three-wide packages on Sunday. He's too much of a risk. If owners have any other reasonable receiver options, we'd advise playing them over Decker. Decker's floor is zero fantasy points, as he could be used as more of a decoy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Report: Brandon Marshall to play vs. Packers
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Brandon Marshall (ankle) will play Week 4 against the Packers.

    Advice: As expected. Marshall missed every practice this week, but that was likely for rest purposes after Marshall aggravated his ankle injury last Monday night. We prefer a healthy Alshon Jeffery over Marshall this week, but both players are locked in as WR1 plays at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM ET. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:05 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) officially probable
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Gronkowski is on track for his biggest workload of the season on Monday night against the Chiefs. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 tight end this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:17 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Jets admit Decker will 'probably' be limited
    Coach Rex Ryan admitted that Eric Decker (hamstring) will "probably be limited a little bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker practiced on Friday for the first time since pulling his hammy in Week 2. The concern is that a Jets team desperate for pass-game playmakers is putting him out there at far less than 100 percent and just praying. Decker was active last week, but pulled himself out after 12 snaps. He's shaping up as a very risky fantasy play Sunday because his floor is zero points. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:49 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Gronkowski (knee) limited again on Friday
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) remained limited in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Gronkowski should see his biggest workload of the season on Monday night after playing on 57.5 percent of snaps in Week 3. Rotoworld ranks Gronk as the No. 2 overall tight end against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Brandon Marshall sits on Friday; questionable
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Packers.

    Advice: He wound up missing every single practice this week. It's conceivable the Bears held out Marshall purposely with an eye on giving him as much rest as possible ahead of a huge intra-division game against Green Bay. It's also possible that Marshall's ankle was simply too swollen after he aggravated it in last Monday night's win over the Jets. The good news for fantasy owners is Packers-Bears has a 1PM ET start. So we'll know Marshall's availability early. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:19 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Jets confident Decker (hamstring) will play
    Jets coach Rex Ryan expressed confidence Friday that Eric Decker (hamstring, questionable) will play Sunday versus Detroit.

    Advice: Rex "feels like (Decker) will play" against the Lions. It's fair to wonder if the Jets are pushing Decker too hard, as his hamstring injury has lingered since August. He tried to play last Monday night against the Bears, but only lasted a dozen snaps. The Jets are now playing the Lions on a short week. Decker simply can't be trusted in fantasy leagues until he shows he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • DeAngelo Williams probable to face Ravens
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is probable for Week 4 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Williams practiced in full all week and will return to lead-back duties after missing Week 3. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is surprisingly listed as questionable, but is more likely to miss the game than play. Mike Tolbert (leg) is on short-term I.R. That leaves Williams to carry the mail. He's a mid-range RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:03 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Eric Decker 'planning' on playing vs. Lions
    Eric Decker (hamstring) said he's "planning" on playing Week 4 against the Lions.

    Advice: "I'm planning on getting out there," Decker said. "I can't promise anything. Obviously, I'm leaning on the positive side that I'm definitely going to be out there." Decker has yet to practice this week and played just 12 snaps in Monday night's loss to the Bears. We're likely looking at another game-time decision. Decker can't be trusted as anything more than a shaky WR3/4 play. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:21 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • DeAngelo Williams 'full' again on Thursday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: With Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart sidelined, D-Will is ready to carry the mail in his return. Ticketed for a huge workload one week after the Panthers couldn't establish a running game, Williams is squarely on the RB2 radar. He'll be backed up by Darrin Reaves against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:24 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) limited on Thursday
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: As he's been every week this season. Speaking Wednesday, Gronk said he "doesn't feel limited at all," and is ready for a bigger role on offense. Gronk played a season-high 57.5 percent of the Pats' snaps in Week 3, and should see that number go up on Monday Night Football against the Chiefs. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 tight end for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:51 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Julian Edelman removed from injury report
    Julian Edelman (back) is absent from the Week 4 injury report.

    Advice: Edelman was "limited" with a back issue last week. Tom Brady's most reliable target this season, Edelman is locked in as a WR2 in a week where six teams are on bye. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:47 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.72 (68th)
  • Shane Vereen absent from injury report
    Shane Vereen is absent from the Week 4 injury report.

    Advice: Vereen was "limited" with a shoulder issue last week. Off to a slow start this season, Vereen is a boom-or-bust RB2 for Monday night's showdown with the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (95th)
  • Brandon Marshall (ankle) still not practicing
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) remained out of Bears practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Marshall will likely remain DNP or highly limited in Friday's session, leaving him as truly questionable for Week 4, and a possible game-time decision. Marshall has made a habit of playing through injuries, but the Bears may decide to protect him from himself after he aggravated the ailment in Monday's win over the Jets. At the latest, Marshall's status will be updated Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:25 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Update: Eric Decker doesn't practice Thursday
    Updating an earlier item, Eric Decker (hamstring) remained out of Jets practice Thursday.

    Advice: Decker participated in positional drills, but was apparently held out of team exercises. Speaking afterward, coach Rex Ryan said he was "hopeful" Decker will suit up against the Lions. At best a game-time decision, Decker is a shaky WR3 after pulling himself out of Monday night's loss to the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:43 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Eric Decker back at Jets practice Thursday
    Eric Decker (hamstring) returned to Jets practice Thursday.

    Advice: He'll undoubtedly be listed as "limited," but it's a step in the right direction after Decker pulled himself out of Monday night's loss. Decker will likely end up a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Lions, and be at risk of an in-game aggravation. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • Rob Gronkowski says he's ready for more work
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he doesn't "feel limited at all" and is ready for more responsibility.

    Advice: Gronkowski played a season-high 57.5 percent of the snaps in Week 3, but hasn't topped four catches or 44 yards yet this season. The good news is that his rebuilt knee feels good and he's sustained no other complications. "It's just progressing every week but it's getting to the point where we can start rolling more and more," he said. With the Patriots offense scuffling, it about time to unleash the Gronk. Owners should be holding on tight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:08 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Brandon Marshall listed as 'DNP' on Wednesday
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bears didn't officially practice on Wednesday, but if they did Marshall would have been held out. He aggravated his ankle injury in Monday night's win over the Jets and is unlikely to get in much practice time. Marshall should be considered questionable for Week 4 against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:01 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back at practice
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Williams practiced on a limited basis last week, but was still held out of Week 3. With Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg, short-term I.R.) out, Williams should be a go this week against the Ravens. He'll be on the RB2 radar and could see upwards of 20 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:54 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Decker (hamstring) not practicing Wednesday
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Decker rode the stationary bike off to the side on Wednesday. He's unlikely to do much of anything this week at practice. Look for Decker to again be a game-time decision for Sunday's Week 4 tilt with the Lions. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:49 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.63 (118th)
  • DeAngelo Williams to practice Wednesday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams was able to practice last week and ended up being held out, but this puts him on track to return against Baltimore. The Panthers are down to Darrin Reaves as their only healthy running back after losing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert to injuries. Coach Ron Rivera is confident that Williams will be back for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:28 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Brandon Marshall catches one pass in MNF win
    Brandon Marshall caught 1-of-6 targets for six yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Marshall entered the night questionable due to his ankle injury. And in the second quarter, he re-tweaked the ankle while blocking. Marshall missed about seven minutes of game action but returned to play the entire second half. He clearly wasn't 100 percent, and the offense went through Alshon Jeffery. Marshall will need to be watched again on a short week prior to next Sunday's showdown with the Packers at home. He'll likely be questionable once again. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:30 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Marshall re-injures ankle on MNF, but returns
    Brandon Marshall aggravated his right ankle injury in the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Jets but later returned to start the second half.

    Advice: Marshall hurt his ankle while blocking. He limped off the field under his own power before making his way to the locker room. Prior to exiting, Marshall had zero catches on three targets. He missed about seven minutes of game time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:39 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Marshall, Jeffery both active for MNF vs. NYJ
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Neither player's status was in serious doubt. Marshall is coming off a three-touchdown game on his balky ankle, but Jeffery is said to still be at less than 100 percent. Both are still elite WR1 plays against a weak Jets secondary. Inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, OT Charles Leno, OLB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, DE Trevor Scott, and LG Matt Slauson. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:17 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (53rd)
  • Panthers optimistic on DeAngelo for Week 4
    Coach Ron Rivera sounded confident Monday about getting DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back for Week 4.

    Advice: Williams was close to playing against the Steelers on Sunday night, but wasn't quite ready. Perhaps it was for the best, as both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert went down with injury. The Panthers may have to ride Williams hard against the Ravens in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:51 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    13.64 (24th)
  • Antonio Brown drops 10/90/2 line on Panthers
    Antonio Brown had 10 catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Both of his touchdowns came on seven-yard throws from Ben Roethlisberger. Brown also had a highlight over-the-shoulder 30-yard catch on third down in the second quarter. It's the 19th straight game Brown has had at least five receptions. Brown will remain a must-start WR1 against the Bucs in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 9:59 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.23 (34th)
  • Rob Gronkowski up to 42 snaps in Week 3
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) played on 42-of-73 snaps in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: It's 57.5 percent, up from the 43.1 percent Gronkowski had played through the first two weeks. Remember that Gronk wasn't a full-time player last season until five games after coming back from forearm surgery. If anyone is selling, we're buying Gronk as he rounds into form. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 6:46 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Dwayne Bowe goes 3-32 against Dolphins
    Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Since returning from his Week 1 suspension, Bowe has turned in stat lines of 3-40 and 3-32 without a touchdown. He's a mere WR4 in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 4:48 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7.59 (119th)
  • Knile Davis piles up 132 yards, TD in KC win
    Knile Davis rushed 32 times for 132 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs downed the Dolphins 34-15 in Week 3.

    Advice: He did fumble twice, losing one. The Dolphins held Davis to 4.1 yards per carry, but fantasy owners using him were always hanging their hat on volume. And they got it, as Kansas City leaned on its running game while nursing a lead for almost the entire game. The 32-carry workload is a reminder that Davis remains the most valuable handcuff in all of fantasy. It was slightly disappointing, however, to see passing-game back Joe McKnight "vulture" two receiving scores in the red zone, and Cyrus Gray to execute a six-yard TD in fourth-quarter garbage time. Look for Jamaal Charles (ankle) to return to the lineup next week against New England. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 4:29 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.66 (2506th)
  • Andrew Quarless catches touchdown vs. DET
    Andrew Quarless caught 4-of-5 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Quarless' strong-handed grab on tight coverage in the end zone was the Pack's lone score of the day. He was the only Green Bay tight end to be targeted in the passing game. Quarless now has eight catches for 77 yards through three games, but remains off the TE2 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:58 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3.61 (199th)
  • James Starks rushes for 38 yards
    James Starks rushed eight times for 38 yards in Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Starks out-rushed Eddie Lacy by two on three fewer carries. All of Starks' work came when a winded Lacy needed a breather, including after Lacy's first-quarter fumble gave the Lions a 7-0 lead. Starks remains a high-end handcuff, but a handcuff nonetheless. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:56 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3.99 (1767th)
  • Danny Amendola held without a catch in Week 3
    Danny Amendola had zero catches on one target in Week 3.

    Advice: Amendola hasn't been involved in the offense at all this season, and is closer to being a weekly inactive than fantasy relevant. The Patriots are starting to use three-receiver sets with Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins, and Brandon LaFell on the field. Amendola dropped a touchdown from two yards out on his lone target. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:37 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (2514th)
  • Brandon LaFell has four catches in win
    Brandon LaFell had four catches for 46 yards in Week 3.

    Advice: He was the Patriots leading receiver behind Julian Edelman. It was LaFell's first game with a catch. He can continue to be ignored in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:33 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (222nd)
  • Gronkowski posts 3/44/1 line on Raiders
    Rob Gronkowski had three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Gronkowski wasn't a major part of the offense, but was more involved than the previous two weeks. His touchdown came on a six-yard pass from Tom Brady. Gronkowski should have had another score, but dropped a pass in the end zone. He should continue to play more snaps as he works himself back from knee surgery. Gronkowski is locked in as a high-end TE1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:11 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
  • Julian Edelman has 10 catches in win
    Julian Edelman had 10 catches for 84 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over Oakland.

    Advice: Edelman's 13 targets led the Patriots, and he was the clear No. 1 option. It was his fourth career game with at least 10 receptions. Edelman's only downside is he that continues to lose looks to Rob Gronkowski and Shane Vereen in the red-zone. He's a WR2 with upside in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:02 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.72 (68th)
  • Shane Vereen held to 37 total yards
    Shane Vereen had seven carries for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

    Advice: He added four catches for 17 yards. Vereen saw fewer touches than Stevan Ridley, and was a non-factor in the pass game. He split red-zone with Ridley, but failed to convert on his goal-line carry. Vereen has just 148 total yards through three weeks. He'll remain a game-flow dependent RB3 in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (95th)
  • Vikings hold Jimmy Graham out of end zone
    Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-8 targets for 54 yards in New Orleans' Week 3 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: One of Graham's missed connections was a fourth-quarter drop. Graham was blanketed all afternoon, leading to two catches and a touchdown for reserve Josh Hill. Graham should bounce back with a huge Week 4 against the Cowboys' patchwork linebacker corps. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    11.11 (30th)
  • Shane Vereen (shoulder) active for Week 3
    Shane Vereen (shoulder) is active for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Vereen was limited throughout the week and listed as questionable on the injury report. He's an RB2 in a plus matchup against Oakland. Inactive for the Patriots are CB Alfonzo Dennard, RB James White, S Don Jones, OL Josh Kline, OL Ryan Wendell, and DL Zach Moore. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 9:01 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (95th)
  • Report: Vereen (shoulder) likely to play Sun.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Shane Vereen (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders.

    Advice: Vereen is listed as questionable, just like most other players on the New England injury report. The Raiders are banged up on defense, and we'd expect the Patriots to run through them with Vereen and Stevan Ridley. Vereen's status will be know within the next 45 minutes. He's one the RB2 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 8:01 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (95th)
  • LaFell 'frustrated as hell' w/ offensive role
    Brandon LaFell said he's "frustrated as hell" with his role in the Patriots' offense.

    Advice: "I'm frustrated as hell, man," LaFell said. "I want to catch passes like every other guy in here, like every receiver around the league. But the game plan is not for me to catch, it's to block. So that's what I've got to do." LaFell didn't reel in any of his six targets in Week 1, and wasn't targeted at all last week. He's been called on to block on 37-of-77 snaps. There's obviously zero fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 6:09 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (222nd)
  • Gronk 'probably' will remain on snap count
    The Boston Globe's Erik Frenz says Rob Gronkowski (probable, knee) "probably" isn't ready to be a full-time player yet.

    Advice: Gronk has only played 66-of-153 offensive snaps for the Patriots this season. He is nowhere year a 100-percent player right now, and likely will remain a part timer for at least the next several weeks. Despite the limited snaps, Gronk's scoring prowess makes him a high-end tight end every week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 6:33 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9.65 (46th)
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