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  • Josh Gordon DWI case pushed back to Nov.
    Josh Gordon's DWI hearing has been pushed back to November 18.

    Advice: This DWI has nothing to do with the year-long ban Gordon is facing for failing at least his third drug test. This is a separate incident, as Gordon was pulled over at 3am on July 5th in North Carolina and recorded a .09 BAC. The legal limit is .08. Since the case has not been finalized, it should not have any impact on the pending appeal. Somehow, Harold Henderson and the NFL still hasn't announced their their decision. Rotoworld.com
    24 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Zach Ertz's route-running draws rave reviews
    Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams said Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."

    Advice: Long-tabbed as one of the key pieces of the post-DeSean Jackson era in Philly, Ertz has done nothing to squash the hype in camp. Veteran reporter Paul Domowitch goes as far as to mention Ertz in the same breath as Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Rob Gronkowski. "Ertz has that kind of ability, that kind of upside," Domowitch says. Although in-line blocking stud Brent Celek remains the starter, the Eagles are going to feature a ton of "12" looks that get Ertz mismatches against linebackers. He'll be a featured player in the red-zone and remains one of our favorite later-round TE1s. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • Wes Welker already in exercise mode
    Wes Welker (concussion) is already in the exercise mode of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Players that suffer concussions are not allowed to exercise until symptoms have subsided. Considering Welker is just four days removed from his third concussion in nine months, it's a fantastic sign that he's bouncing back well. Welker still has 11 days until the Broncos open up on Sunday Night Football against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:03 am
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Case Keenum, Savage both will stick
    The Texans are expected to carry three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: Case Keenum appears to be ahead of Tom Savage for backup duties, as Keenum was the No. 2 in the third preseason game and will start Thursday night. They'll both be Texans this year in support of shaky veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2368th)
  • Alex Henery on thin ice in Philly
    Eagles K Alex Henery is 1-of-3 on field goals this preseason.

    Advice: Henery is on thin ice in Philly, as evidenced by last week's trade for Cody Parkey. The incumbent remains the favorite, but we'd look for a kicker carrying more confidence into Week 1 for our fantasy roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:36 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.08 (202nd)
  • Chris Polk projected to make final roster
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

    Advice: Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Steelers won't be suspending Bell or Blount
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms the Steelers are not going to impose any suspensions on Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount.

    Advice: Beat man Ed Bouchette has heard from fantasy players worried that Bell and/or Blount would be suspended by coach Mike Tomlin for Week 1. It's not going to happen because 1)The Steelers want to beat the Browns and 2)Team-imposed suspensions violate the league's collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore, any discipline from the NFL won't be handed down until after the case plays out in court -- something that can be held off until after the season. "If you have not yet held your fantasy football draft and want to take Le'Veon Bell, you can do so without fear it will cost you or him a game," writes Bouchette. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:58 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Hammond likely to start in place of Bowe Wk 1
    Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.

    Advice: Hammond, a 2013 UDFA out of Florida that spent last season on the practice squad, has been Bowe's direct backup at "Z" throughout camp. He's also been solid in preseason games, catching six passes for 90 yards on 86 snaps. It's a nice story, but it speaks to the striking lack of depth and talent the Chiefs have in their wide receiver room. If they want to have any kind of passing attack against the Titans, they'll install Gronkonian tight end Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option. Donnie Avery remains the starting "X." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) still in a 'good spot'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter says Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot."

    Advice: Newly acquired Tim Wright will compete for snaps as a "move" tight end complement to in-line Gronkowski. They play completely different positions, so the trade does not shed any new light on Gronk's rehab -- which reportedly continues to progress without setback. Within the last week, Schefter has stated that he would be surprised if Gronkowski isn't ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:51 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Bell, Blount will 'absolutely' play Thursday
    Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will "absolutely" play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.

    Advice: It's part of their "punishment" for last week's arrest. Punishing football players by making them play football. Imagine that? We'd be shocked if Bell and Blount played more than a series or two. Despite the Steelers' desire to "punish" their top two backs, they do not want to risk their health for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:45 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Wes Welker doing 'fantastic' in the protocol
    Coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Oftentimes, players with a history of concussions have trouble progressing quickly through the league's protocols. That doesn't appear to be the case with Welker even though this is his third concussion in the last nine months. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's a "lot of optimism from the team," essentially confirming that Welker has no intention of retiring and is on track to make a speedy return. We still like Cody Latimer as a late-round stash -- he has more real-life upside than Andre Caldwell and Welker is a poor bet to make it through the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:59 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Broncos acquire K Brandon McManus from Giants
    Broncos acquired K Brandon McManus from the Giants in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

    Advice: The Giants were going to cut McManus, so they do well to get something back. McManus has made both of his field goal attempts this preseason and produced 10 touchbacks on 11 kickoffs. He'll fill in for suspended Matt Prater. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2415th)
  • Packers cut TE Lyerla with injury settlement
    Packers waived TE Colt Lyerla with an injury settlement.

    Advice: Lyerla sees the open market after all. The Packers clearly weren't high on the UDFA out of Oregon after he showed next to nothing during camp. Lyerla is a plus athlete at 6'4/247 with 4.61 speed. But we wouldn't expect teams to come knocking down his door after Lyerla wasn't claimed off waivers the first time. Lyerla also isn't healthy after injuring multiple knee ligaments. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:19 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Pats acquire TE Wright from Bucs for Mankins
    Patriots acquired TE Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for LG Logan Mankins.

    Advice: The Patriots had a bit of a logjam on their interior line, and needed help at "move" tight end. Wright is a natural fit to potentially fill the old Aaron Hernandez role. He's a former college receiver who caught 54 balls for 571 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season. This move puts Wright squarely on the fantasy TE2 radar. We don't believe it has anything to do with Rob Gronkowski's availability for Week 1, however, as Gronk and Wright play inherently different positions. Wright is a "flex" tight end, while Gronk plays the "in-line" role. The Pats will move RG Dan Connolly to left guard. Ryan Wendell is at center. Marcus Cannon is the right guard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Giants send WR Harris and S Taylor to I.R.
    Giants placed WR Marcus Harris on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

    Advice: Joining Harris there is S Cooper Taylor. Harris sprained his AC joint last weekend and was only expected to miss 3-4 weeks. He'll spend his rookie season "redshirting" on I.R., or he could be released with an injury settlement at some point. Harris caught nine passes for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1946th)
  • Cowboys, Dez making progress on contract
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys and contract-year WR Dez Bryant have made some progress on a long-term deal, but it's "up in the air" if it'll get done before the season.

    Advice: After locking up LT Tyron Smith, the Cowboys have turned all of their attention to Bryant. Unfortunately for Jerry Jones, there's little flexibility under the salary cap. And with Bryant already an extreme bargain at $1.78 million, not much room can be created under the cap. Bryant has stated numerous times that he's not worried about his contract. He knows he's elite and will be paid like it by someone. If a long-term deal can't be reached, the franchise tag is an option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.04 (23rd)
  • Giants start trimming roster to 75
    Giants waived or released K Brandon McManus, CB Charles James, LB Spencer Adkins, CB Ross Weaver, CB Kyle Sebetic, DE Emmanuel Dieke, OG John Sullen, WR Travis Harvey, S C.J. Barnett, DT Everett Dawkins, and TE Jerome Cunningham.

    Advice: McManus gave Josh Brown a run for his money, nailing 2-of-2 field goals with 10 touchbacks on kickoffs. He'll likely get a look from a kicker-needy team. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:51 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2415th)
  • Steelers cut 9 players, including RB Maysonet
    Steelers waived or released RB Miguel Maysonet, RB Jordan Hall, WR Kashif Moore, WR C.J. Goodwin, LB Vic So'oto, TE Eric Waters, S Jordan Dangerfield, CB Lew Toler, and CB Devin Smith.

    Advice: All were competing for backup and special teams jobs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2204th)
  • Welker (concussions) not considering retiring
    Wes Welker isn't considering retirement after his latest concussion.

    Advice: "That's not been brought up at all," coach John Fox said. Now 33, Welker has suffered three concussions in two years with the Broncos, but is making $6 million between salary and bonuses this season. He won't be hanging up his cleats. We're still wary of selecting Welker before the sixth or seventh round of a 12-team fantasy draft. The Broncos may have to consider scaling back his role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:39 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Wes Welker likely to play in Week 1?
    The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Wes Welker (concussion) will play in Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: Klis notes that Week 1 is still two weeks away, and Welker's special "concussion" helmet "helped absorb" the blow he took from Texans S D.J. Swearinger. We saw Sanders begin to go in the fifth, fourth, and even third rounds of fantasy drafts Sunday as folks presumably assumed Welker wouldn't play this year. Longtime Broncos beat writer Klis disagrees. Welker remains a player to shy away from in the early rounds of drafts, but could actually turn out to be a pretty nice value if he emerges from this latest scare with a clear head. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:41 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Keenum may lose backup job to Tom Savage
    Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Sunday that Case Keenum is in danger of losing the Texans' backup quarterback job to rookie Tom Savage.

    Advice: Fourth-round pick Savage led a 74-yard touchdown drive to win Houston's third preseason game against Denver. "I would say it's pretty close," O'Brien said. "I think it's pretty close. We're discussing that right now." Keenum is 20-of-35 passing for 184 yards, no touchdowns and one interception with two sacks taken this preseason. Ryan Fitzpatrick is clearly locked in as the starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2368th)
  • Browns 'fairly certain' Gordon will miss time
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.

    Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon sat with 'medical issue'
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon didn't play in Saturday's third preseason game due to a "medical issue."

    Advice: Gordon is believed to be dealing with an abdominal injury. He's likely day to day. NFL reporters don't expect a decision on Gordon's suspension appeal before Monday at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker diagnosed with another concussion
    Coach John Fox confirmed Wes Welker suffered a concussion in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Welker's latest head trauma came when trash-talking Texans S D.J. Swearinger hit him up high just before halftime. The 33-year-old slot machine also suffered two concussions last season, with the second one costing him the final three regular-season games. He also had a number of head injuries while with the Patriots, putting his long-term status in some doubt. At this point, he has to think about his health after football. If Welker misses regular season time, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot and Andre Caldwell would compete with rookie Cody Latimer for the starting role outside. Note that Caldwell ran ahead of Latimer Saturday night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Josh Gordon not targeted in tune-up game
    Josh Gordon was active for Saturday's preseason game, but wasn't targeted.

    Advice: If he played a snap, we didn't see it. It's a strong sign the Browns don't expect to have Gordon for Week 1. If Gordon is done for August, he finishes with three catches for 40 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:04 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker takes shot to head from Swearinger
    Wes Welker took a shot to the head from Texans S D.J. Swearinger late in the first half of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The trash-talking Swearinger lowered his shoulder and connected with Welker's head after a catch over the middle. The play drew a 15-yard penalty. Welker was able to pop right up, but trainers immediately escorted him to the locker room for concussion tests. Of course, Welker has a long history of concussions and another one would almost certainly result in a multi-week absence. It's a scary situation for the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Dez Bryant dominant in 3rd preseason game
    Dez Bryant caught 4-of-5 targets for 32 yards against the Dolphins' Saturday night.

    Advice: He was physically dominant all night, showing strong hands and using his body to shield defenders. Dez is primed for a huge season, and should be one of the first three wide receivers off the board. Bryant has 7 receptions for 91 yards (13 YPR) and a touchdown through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.04 (23rd)
  • Frankie Hammond to start third preseason game
    Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hammond is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammond is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Marcus Harris (shoulder) to miss 3-4 weks
    Giants WR Marcus Harris (shoulder) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: Harris has a sprained AC joint. He was in the mix for the No. 5 receiver job prior to going down. The Giants would need to cut Preston Parker, Julian Talley, and KR Trindon Holliday to keep a roster spot for Harris, who was having a strong camp. Harris had nine catches for 93 yards in four preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:19 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1946th)
  • Chris Polk back at practice Saturday
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Marcus Harris leaves game with shoulder issue
    Marcus Harris was forced from Friday's preseason game with a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Harris caught one pass for three yards before going down. He was later spotted on the sideline with his arm in a sling. It's not a good sign for the fourth-year UDFA's roster chances. Harris nine catches for 93 yards through four preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:23 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1946th)
  • Gronkowski's outlook 'optimistic/not certain'
    NFL Network's Albert Breer considers Rob Gronkowski's (knee) outlook for Week 1 "optimistic, but not certain."

    Advice: Breer says "everything is still on course," with Gronkowski, but he will not play in Friday night's regular season dress rehearsal, and likely will sit out the preseason finale, as well. Gronkowski drafters should strongly consider using a late-round pick on Heath Miller to hedge their bets. Miller looked terrific last night, and is incredibly undervalued at his 13th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Report: No decision on Josh Gordon this week
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there will be no decision on Josh Gordon's suspension appeal this week.

    Advice: Per FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo, the NFL Players Union and Gordon's reps were expecting a decision by the end of this week. RapSheet says one isn't coming, however. The holdup is believed to be due to a high volume of testimony on both sides stemming from Gordon's latest failed drug test. Gordon failed several drug tests in college, as well. He'll remain in limbo until appeals officer Harold Henderson makes a decision. Hopefully, it'll happen next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:56 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Eagles RB Chris Polk's roster spot in danger
    Following Thursday night's third preseason game, coach Chip Kelly noted that Chris Polk (hamstring) better be looking over his shoulder.

    Advice: Polk hasn't played at all this preseason with a slightly torn hamstring. While he's been out, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have been running the ball well behind LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also traded for Kelly favorite Kenjon Barner. Polk's roster spot is in danger after he opened training camp as the heavy favorite for No. 2 ball-carrying duties behind McCoy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Bell and Blount both play into 4th Q vs. PHI
    Le'Veon Bell started Thursday's preseason game, rushing nine times for 23 yards while catching one pass for three yards.

    Advice: Bell got the start one day after being popped for DUI and marijuana possession, running the ball on three of the Steelers' first four plays. Bell also drew two targets on the opening drive, one of which was nullified by a penalty. LeGarrette Blount didn't show up until Pittsburgh's second drive, but both played into the fourth quarter. That appeared to be their "punishment." Each received 10 targets, though Blount out-gained Bell 46-26. Neither found the end zone, but there weren't any goal-line carries on a night where Pittsburgh got throttled. Despite his issues with Blount and the law, Bell is still the Steelers' clear No. 1, and worthy of a second- or third-round fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Zach Ertz goes 2/24 versus Steelers Thursday
    Zach Ertz caught 2-of-2 targets for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Brent Celek stole Ertz's thunder with two highlight-reel grabs, but according to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Ertz was on the field for 31 of Philadelphia's first 49 snaps. Ertz spent ample time in the slot. Celek could occasionally cramp Ertz's style, but we still think Ertz is an intriguing back-end TE1. He has eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • PIT letting NFL handle Bell/Blount discipline
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers plan to let the league "handle any disciplinary measures" following Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount's Wednesday arrest.

    Advice: In other words, they won't be suspended any time soon. The NFL's wheels of justice move slowly. As previously reported, both players are suiting up for Thursday's preseason game. Coach Mike Tomlin believed it would be a "reward" to suspend players for an exhibition game. What a ringing endorsement for the preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Any discipline for Le'Veon won't come soon
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount "probably face no more than a one-game suspension and that won't come anytime soon."

    Advice: There's plenty of precedent here that will allow Bell and Blount to suit up for the entire season. In cases like this pending marijuana possession charge, the NFL waits for the legal process to play out before handing down discipline under the personal conduct policy. Lawyers won't have a problem delaying any proceedings. Note that Dwayne Bowe was caught with marijuana in a car last November, and didn't get hit with his one-game ban until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon Bell pays own way to Philly
    Le'Veon Bell paid his own way to Philadelphia and has joined his teammates for Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did not have to go to the hospital to get his blood drawn on suspicion of DUI, so he did get to the team charter on time Wednesday following the afternoon incident. It's unclear if either running back will be suiting up against the Eagles. Regardless, we're not expecting this case to be adjudicated in time to affect their playing status for this season. Dwayne Bowe was caught in a similar spot with marijuana in November, and his one-game ban wasn't handed down until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:02 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon doesn't travel for 3rd preseason game
    Following Wednesday's marijuana and DUI arrest, Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the Steelers for Thursday night's third preseason game at Philadelphia.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did make the trip after being arrested as well. There could be some significance to this, but we're not adjusting our rankings yet, and may not at any point. The NFL tends to take a long time to hand down discipline, and Bell has no history of violating league policy. He was considered a high-character prospect coming out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft. It's entirely possible Bell will be available for the entire 2014 season with no adjustment to his role. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon busted for pot & DUI, Blount for pot
    Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, while Bell was also booked for DUI.

    Advice: Bell and Blount allegedly had 20 grams of pot and were accompanied by a female, who was in possession of two grams. All three were said to be "cooperative," and admitted to the crimes. While this obviously isn't good news, it may have no affect on Bell or Blount's status for the 2014 season. Bell had zero off-field concerns coming out of Michigan State. Blount has a shaky track record. Both will be in line for potential suspensions once the case is resolved. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Packers UDFA TE Lyerla unclaimed on waivers
    Packers undrafted TE Colt Lyerla (knee) passed through waivers unclaimed and is now on injured reserve.

    Advice: Lyerla injured his knee earlier in training camp and was waived/injured Tuesday. He's an intriguing talent who could have drawn some looks on waivers. Considering he wasn't signed as a priority undrafted free agent, it's not a surprise he wasn't scooped up by another team. Lyerla will "redshirt" as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:05 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Eagles RB Polk dealing with torn hamstring
    Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

    Advice: He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Colt Lyerla could be moved to fullback?
    Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot believes TE Colt Lyerla (knee, injured reserve) could eventually be moved to fullback.

    Advice: Fontenot believes the move would "certainly (seem) to fit his wheelhouse." It's bizarre to hear of a 6-foot-4 tight end with 4.61 speed potentially being moved to fullback, but it's a moot point for 2014, as Lyerla will miss the entire season. There's a chance Lyerla will be riding the pine for another team, as he's been exposed to waivers after being waived/injured on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:47 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • No settlement talks in Josh Gordon appeal
    Profootballtalk reports there have been no settlement talks in the Josh Gordon case.

    Advice: It's been two-plus weeks since Gordon's appeal was heard, but the sides have yet to come to the bargaining table. They still could, but it would seem to grow less likely by the day. Absent a settlement, Gordon is looking at an all-or-nothing proposition (16 games if the ruling is upheld, zero if it's not). Reports from last week suggested the case should be settled before the end of this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Pettine criticizes Josh Gordon's effort
    Browns coach Mike Pettine criticized Josh Gordon's effort in Monday's preseason game.

    Advice: Gordon noticeably loafed on two targets against the Redskins. "There were a couple plays where I think ... that we would have definitely wanted better effort," Pettine said. "We would want regular season effort to match preseason effort." It's a convenient excuse, but it's quite possible Gordon's impending suspension is weighing on him. His appeal will supposedly be decided before the end of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:15 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Polk plans to practice at less than 100 per.
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

    Advice: Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There's nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn't drafted. I'm not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I'm not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Packers waive/injure UDFA TE Colt Lyerla
    Packers waived/injured TE Colt Lyerla.

    Advice: He'll revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers. It's far from a guarantee, as Lyerla is one of this season's highest-upside undrafted free agents. Standing in at 6-foot-4, 247 pounds with 4.61 wheels, Lyerla is a potential mismatch. He only went undrafted because of (admittedly serious) character concerns. Recovering from a torn PCL and MCL, Lyerla is staring at "at least" six weeks of rehab, and likely more. He'd have a fighting chance at a roster spot next year if the Pack can get him through waivers and on I.R. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:08 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Gronkowski: I'm planning to play all 16 games
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) says he plans to play all 16 games.

    Advice: Speaking after returning to 11-on-11 drills on Monday, Gronk said he's experienced no setbacks in his recovery from his torn ACL and MCL. Although playing all 16 games might be Gronk's plan, there's no guarantee it's the Patriots'. Coach Bill Belichick won't tip his hand before Week 1. The body of evidence suggests Gronk will be ready to go for the opener, but it's not something fantasy owners can take for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Rob Gronkowski graduates to 11-on-11 drills
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time in training camp on Monday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Reiss, there was a "lot of balls thrown his way." It's another huge step in the right direction for Gronk, though he should still be considered questionable for Week 1. He's not going to see preseason action, while the ever-coy Pats are unlikely to make any grand declarations about his early-season availability. Fantasy owners will just have to continue reading the tea leaves. Right now, they're cautiously optimistic. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Lovie not happy with where Tim Wright is
    Coach Lovie Smith said Tim Wright "hasn't played as well as he should be playing."

    Advice: Wright has struggled with drops in the pass game and blocking in the run game. It's a surefire way to get buried on the depth chart. Right now, he's behind Chris Owusu for the slot job, and both Austin Seferian-Jenkins/Brandon Myers at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Alex Henery still penciled in as starting K
    Coach Chip Kelly confirmed that Alex Henery is his No. 1 kicker.

    Advice: Henery, who is facing competition in camp for the first time in his career, missed a 47-yarder in Friday's preseason game against the Bears. But UDFA Carey Spear aka "Murderleg" isn't a threat yet. "We need to get Alex as much work as he can possibly get," Kelly said. "It's clear in our mind that Alex is number one over Carey." The coach added that Henery has missed only two kicks in competitive situations during camp, going 5-of-5 from 50+ and 8-of-8 from 45-to-49 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 5:01 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.08 (202nd)
  • Le'Veon played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps
    Le'Veon Bell played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Bell started and played on the first eight snaps before giving way to LeGarrette Blount for eight consecutive snaps. The duo mixed and matched more in the preseason opener, but that first-team snap count ended 7-6 in Blount's favor. For a second-round fantasy pick, Bell brings plenty of questions about both talent (3.52 YPC last year) and workload. He's admitted that Blount will "probably" get the goal-line work this season. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 6:38 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
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