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  • Giovani Bernard listed as probable
    Giovani Bernard (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Bernard is averaging 3.39 YPC on the season if you leave out his 89-yard touchdown run in Week 6 against the Panthers. He's also on pace for fewer receptions than he had as a rookie. With A.J. Green (toe) listed as doubtful and Marvin Jones on I.R., the Bengals will need Bernard to step up his play to have a chance to stay competitive in Sunday's clash with Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    25 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (41st)
  • Bengals list A.J. Green as doubtful for Wk 8
    A.J. Green (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8.

    Advice: Green missed every day of practice this week, only working off to the side with rehabbing players. Mohamed Sanu will stay in the No. 1 wideout role for Sunday's clash with Baltimore. Sanu struggled to create separation last week, being asked to win on the perimeter. Cincinnati's passing game is likely in for a long day Sunday. They better get their running game kick started. Rotoworld.com
    29 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Ronnie Hillman to remain Broncos starting RB?
    The Denver Post believes the Broncos will be "hard pressed" to turn back to Montee Ball (groin) as their lead running back when healthy.

    Advice: We don't think it's likely at all. Ronnie Hillman has given Denver's offense an entirely new dimension with big-play ability on outside runs, whereas Ball struggled mightily when he was asked to move laterally. Ball was effective in a change-of-pace role behind Knowshon Moreno down the stretch last season. That may be his role upon return. Although he is being pulled on goal-line runs, Hillman has a chance to provide borderline RB1 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    30 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.31 (30th)
  • Ravens TE Daniels has knee scoped, out Wk 8
    Owen Daniels is out indefinitely after having his knee scoped on Friday.

    Advice: The Ravens are only saying Daniels will be out "at least one game," but he's much likelier to miss more. It's another big blow to OC Gary Kubiak's offense, which already lost Dennis Pitta for the season. Mostly a blocker to this point in Kubiak's offense, third-round rookie Crockett Gillmore will now take over as the Ravens' starting tight end, perhaps with FB Kyle Juszczyk and/or WR Marlon Brown taking on bigger roles in the passing game. Rotoworld.com
    42 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Bengals TE Eifert (elbow) to return Week 11?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner guesses Tyler Eifert (elbow) will return from the injured reserve/designated for return list in Week 11 against the Saints.

    Advice: Eifert is worth rostering for forward-thinking fantasy owners in need of tight end help. He was a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Week 1, before dislocating the elbow, racking up three early catches for 37 yards. Jermaine Gresham has done nothing to instill confidence as a pass catcher during Eifert's absence, while A.J. Green (toe) is now hobbled and Marvin Jones (foot) is on I.R. Eifert could flirt with TE1 stats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    49 minutes ago
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1773rd)
  • Colts won't name starter in place of Wayne
    Coach Chuck Pagano was "noncommittal" Wednesday when asked who will start in place of Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers.

    Advice: Donte Moncrief played more Week 7 snaps than Hakeem Nicks, who has appeared done and then some while seeing decreased playing time in recent weeks for Indy. Third-round pick Moncrief offers a lot more big-play ability and upside at this stage of their respective careers. We're guessing Pagano's refusal to name Nicks the starter hints Moncrief has a real chance to get the nod. Rotoworld.com
    55 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (132nd)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya carted off practice field
    Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday.

    Advice: He's listed as questionable after experiencing "stiffness" in the groin. The Panthers will use Jonathan Stewart and Darrin Reaves at tailback versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:06 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.81 (2396th)
  • James Starks probable for Week 8 at Saints
    James Starks (ankle) is probable for Week 8 against the Saints.

    Advice: Starks rested Wednesday after tweaking the ankle last week, but is good to go as Eddie Lacy's change-of-pace. He's an RB3/4 in this potential shootout. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:33 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (213th)
  • Darren Sproles questionable for Week 8
    Darren Sproles (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles got in a round of limited practices this week and should be good to go. At less than 100 percent, Sproles is our No. 43 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (215th)
  • Owen Daniels misses practice again Friday
    Owen Daniels (knee) missed practice again Friday.

    Advice: Daniels' injury is "relatively minor." He's been getting routine off days all season, so it's possible the Ravens just gave the soon-to-be 32-year-old the whole week off. He's expected to play. Daniels will be in the TE1 mix vs. Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Clean sweep of DNPs for A.J. Green this week
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: That's another clean sweep of DNPs for Green, which will likely rule him out for Week 8 against the Ravens. Green has strictly been doing conditioning drills on a side field all week. After last week's debacle against the Colts that saw three-and-out after three-and-out for the offense, the Bengals better figure out how to run the ball against Baltimore. Mo Sanu will dominate targets in the pass game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:11 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Harry Douglas questionable for Week 8
    Harry Douglas (foot) is questionable for Week 8 against the Lions.

    Advice: Douglas has been out since Week 3. He'll be a game-time decision Sunday. If Douglas can't play, Devin Hester will once again handle No. 3 receiver duties. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:00 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew (foot) doubtful for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It'll be Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end for the Lions with Pettigrew, Eric Ebron (hamstring), and Joseph Fauria (ankle) all hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Ebron ruled out for Week 8
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Ebron remains week-to-week after hurting his hamstring in practice last week. Joseph Fauria (ankle) has also been ruled out. Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:44 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Megatron will 'truly be a game-time decision'
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Megatron will "truly be a game-time decision," according to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' team website. Johnson got in three limited practices this week and began cutting and running routes on the sprained ankle. At least we'll know Johnson's status early, as the Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:39 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Reggie Bush doubtful for Week 8 vs. Falcons
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: We can't trust anything Bush says. He declared himself 100 percent ready for Week 7, and Bush was barely used in the second half. This week, he said he's going to play against Atlanta in London. That appears unlikely. It'll be Joique Bell and Theo Riddick in the backfield for Detroit. Bell is our No. 17 running back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Hunter-Mettenberger connected in preseason
    Justin Hunter says he and Zach Mettenberger had a "good rhythm going" during training camp and preseason.

    Advice: "I'm really interested to see how it will all turn out in a real game," Hunter continued. Of the Titans' regular receivers, sophomore Hunter spent the most time with Mettenberger's group over summer. The two showed great chemistry in the preseason when Hunter caught ten passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Mettenberger has a rocket arm unlike Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst, and TE Delanie Walker says the deep ball will be a "focus" of the offense Week 8 against the Texans. Hunter knows how to run the "go" route. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (123rd)
  • Rams still trying to keep RB plans a secret
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said all of his running backs will "have roles for us," and he'll continue to treat it as a week-to-week situation.

    Advice: "I think that’s kind of good for us," Schottenheimer said. "For a defense not to know who they’ve got to prepare for. To know that at any moment it might be a different guy out there." Schottenheimer isn't fooling anyone. Anybody with working eyeballs can see Tre Mason is the Rams' most talented runner. If the Rams want to put the ball in Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham's hands, they're playing to the defense's advantage. We're not -- and more importantly, defensive coordinators aren't -- buying Schottenheimer's mind trick. Mason's the guy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (97th)
  • Calvin Johnson practicing again Friday
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained limited at Friday's practice.

    Advice: That's three limited sessions for Megatron this week. It's a gigantic step in the right direction, but we're still likely looking at a game-time decision. The good news is the Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET in London on Sunday, so we'll have the inactive list fairly early. Johnson's been cutting in practice this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • 'Very slim chance' Ebron (hamstring) plays
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Jim Caldwell said there's a "very slim chance" Ebron or Joseph Fauria (ankle) plays against the Falcons. And Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is a "big question mark." Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson are next up on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:45 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Pettigrew a 'big question mark' for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) remained sidelined at Lions practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Jim Caldwell called Pettigrew "a big question mark" for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Falcons. The Lions could be forced to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end with Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria also hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:43 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Reggie Bush sits again Friday, says he'll play
    Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice again Friday, but said he'll play Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Bush got in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and Friday. If he does suit up, Bush can't be trusted even in a phenomenal matchup versus Atlanta's sieve-like defense. Joique Bell should get the bulk of the work as a runner, locking him in as an RB2. The Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Free agent QB Kevin Kolb done with football
    Free agent QB Kevin Kolb has retired from the NFL.

    Advice: Kolb, 30, recounts four known concussions in the NFL, with the final one coming last preseason on his 29th birthday. It ended his career. Kolb says the after-effects of the concussions still haunt him today. He deals with constant ringing in his ears that he compares to "someone shooting a shotgun right next to my ear, every second of every day," sensitivity to light, and short-term memory loss. Kolb spent six years in the league, making 21 career starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:56 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2458th)
  • Juwan Thompson rushes for two touchdowns
    Juwan Thompson rushed seven times for 24 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thompson vultured workhorse Ronnie Hillman for two- and one-yard scores in the second half. The touchdowns were his second and third of the season. Thompson has been running well as a situational hammer, but will likely lose that role upon Montee Ball's (groin) return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Ladarius Green limited to one target vs. DEN
    Ladarius Green caught his lone target for nine yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: It just isn't happening for the explosive third-year pro, who's been glued to the sideline as Antonio Gates has exploded for six touchdowns over his past four games. Green has seven total targets over the same stretch. Keep Green stashed in Dynasty leagues, but quarantined to the waiver wire in re-draft formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.53 (208th)
  • Eddie Royal has three-catch night in defeat
    Eddie Royal caught 3-of-3 targets for 29 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Royal's predictable fade from his early-season touchdown surge continues unabated. Royal has just nine total grabs for 138 yards and one score over his past four games. Players looking for 12-14 team league value are going to struggle to find it. Royal will score more touchdowns, but they'll be impossible to predict. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Malcom Floyd has four-catch evening vs. DEN
    Malcom Floyd caught 4-of-7 targets for 58 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Floyd used his unreal body control to nearly reel in two more catches on difficult deep targets, but had no shot on his third missed connection, a Philip Rivers pick thrown into double coverage. Floyd briefly left with a shoulder injury, but was quickly deemed probable and returned. Floyd is one of the league's very best deep threats, but it doesn't translate to more than WR4/5 value in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (90th)
  • Julius Thomas held to two catches vs. Bolts
    Julius Thomas caught 2-of-6 targets for 23 yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Both the catches and yards were Thomas' fewest of the season. The zero-score effort was also Thomas' second straight after he started off 2014 with nine touchdowns across his first five games. The scoring rate was bound to regress, but Thomas will remain one of the league's very best red-zone threats moving forward. He's a top-three weekly option at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.30 (32nd)
  • Demaryius Thomas racks up another 8/105
    Demaryius Thomas caught 8-of-12 targets for 105 yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thomas failed to score for the first time since Week 3, but both the 100-yard and eight-catch efforts were his fourth straight. Thomas ate up the Chargers' secondary for yards after the catch, but watched Emmanuel Sanders gobble up all the Broncos' primo end-zone looks. Playing the best football of his already excellent career, Thomas would be an All-Pro were the season to end today. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.38 (8th)
  • Branden Oliver totals 63 yards versus Broncos
    Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 36 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos, adding seven catches for an additional 27 yards.

    Advice: Oliver was lucky to escape with the yards that he did, as he simply got gobbled up by the Broncos' athletic front seven. Oliver didn't have a prayer on over half his carries, and was sitting on -3 yards through his first 12 touches. The Broncos were simply getting too much penetration. Oliver's yardage total would have been even less impressive if not for a meaningless 23-yard scamper on the game's final play. Oliver remains a workload monster, but has another tough Week 9 matchup in the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.96 (53rd)
  • Solar eclipse: Keenan Allen scores touchdown
    Keenan Allen caught 9-of-13 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: The touchdown — as you may have heard — was Allen's first of the season. Allen could have had his second 10-catch effort of the year, but committed a drop. He was also the target on one of Philip Rivers' two interceptions. Allen showed why he was so highly valued in summer drafts, putting on a clinic as a route runner against the Broncos' elite secondary. He'll enter San Diego's Week 9 trip to Miami the owner of a 43/427/1 line on 65 targets. There is WR2 hope still. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (71st)
  • Hillman has bad TD luck, but totals 138 yards
    Ronnie Hillman rushed 20 times for 109 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 win over the Chargers, catching 3-of-4 targets for an additional 29 yards.

    Advice: The 138 yards from scrimmage were Hillman's most in his three games as starter, but it's his amazingly-bad touchdown luck that will have owners talking on Friday. Hillman had five potential scores wiped away by happenstance and shenanigans. In no particular order, Hillman: Lost a touchdown by stepping out of bounds, had a score wiped out by holding, lost a shot at a goal-line carry thanks to a botched snap and watched Juwan Thompson vulture not one, but two TDs. The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that Hillman was in position for so many touchdowns, and continues to run circles around the work Montee Ball did before going down with a groin injury. Ball will have a role when he returns, but it's getting harder to believe it won't be as Hillman's caddie. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.31 (30th)
  • Giovani Bernard remains limited on Thursday
    Giovani Bernard (ribs) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: There's been no indication that Bernard's ribs issue is a concern for his Week 8 status. He can be fired up as a borderline RB1 against the Ravens' stout run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (41st)
  • Ravens not concerned about Daniels' status
    The Ravens aren't concerned about Owen Daniels' (knee) Week 8 status.

    Advice: Daniels has yet to practice this week, but OC Gary Kubiak says he's "fine." He should return for a limited session on Friday, and earn a "questionable" tag on the injury report. Daniels is in the TE1 discussion against a Bengals team hemorrhaging fantasy points to tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) remains limited Thurs.
    Darren Sproles (knee) practiced on Thursday, getting in another limited session.

    Advice: Sproles is still trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his status can't yet be taken for granted. If Sproles does go, he'll be a hard sell as a snap-count RB3 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (215th)
  • Owen Daniels (knee) misses another practice
    Owen Daniels (knee) remained out of Ravens practice Thursday.

    Advice: Daniels' Wednesday absence wasn't a concern as he's been getting "veteran days" all season, but his Week 8 prospects are now a bit muddled. It's still most likely that the Ravens are just taking it easy on Daniels as he nurses a minor injury, but his status can't be taken for granted. The situation will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Starks back at Packers practice Thursday
    James Starks (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Starks got a day of rest on Wednesday after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's blowout win over the Panthers, but his status isn't in doubt for Week 8. He'll be an RB3/4 in what should be a high-scoring affair in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (213th)
  • A.J. Green (toe) sitting again on Thursday
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Bengals practice Thursday.

    Advice: Green continued to work on a side field, but he's not looking good for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Owners have to plan on their WR1 missing one more week of action. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew not back at practice
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Just like Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joe Fauria (ankle), Pettigrew is not expected to play against the Falcons Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Eric Ebron not back at practice
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Joe Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) also remain sidelined. The Lions are going to have to use Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson in Sunday's game against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:18 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Reggie Bush downgraded to missed practice
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: It's a troublesome downgrade from Wednesday, when Bush was a limited participant. It's clear he's nowhere near over his ankle injury after it caused him to sit out in Week 6 and barely play in the second half of Week 7. If Bush can't go against the Falcons, Joique Bell gets a boost and Theo Riddick (questionable, hamstring) would get set for a real role. Note that inactives for this early London game will be coming down at 8:30am ET. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Megatron practicing, hints at game-time call
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is practicing on a limited basis Thursday and suggested a decision on his status could go to Sunday morning.

    Advice: A day after getting limited work in, Johnson was encouragingly back cutting and running routes. "We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," he said. "Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction." We still suspect it makes tons of sense to hold Megatron out of this game and let him rest through the bye, but the Lions aren't tipping their hand yet. This game will kick off in the afternoon in London, meaning word on Johnson's status might not come down until roughly 8:30am ET. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Harry Douglas back at practice Thursday
    Harry Douglas (foot) resumed practicing Thursday on a limited basis.

    Advice: It's Douglas' first practice since going down in Week 3. Consider the No. 3 wideout questionable for Sunday's game in London. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • DEN won't do deals with Thomases in-season
    The Broncos do not expect to do new contracts with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas until after the season is over.

    Advice: This doesn't mean the Broncos are necessarily going to lose their superstars. Both Demaryius and Julius are in the final year of their rookie deals, yet GM John Elway will have a window between the end of the season and the free agency period to get new contracts done. He could also slap one with the franchise tag. If allowed to hit the market, Julius will at least get what Jimmy Graham recently landed (four years, $40M with $20.9 guaranteed) and Demaryius will rightfully be asking for Calvin Johnson money (eight years, $150.5M with $60 million guaranteed). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:24 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.38 (8th)
  • Owen Daniels (knee) misses practice
    Owen Daniels (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Daniels, who posted a 6/58/1 line in Week 7. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Gio Bernard limited Wednesday with rib injury
    Giovani Bernard (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Bengals are limiting Bernard's reps after he took several big hits in Sunday's loss. His rib injury isn't considered serious, and shouldn't keep him out of Week 8 against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (41st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) limited Wednesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Sproles is off on the right foot to play Week 8 against Cardinals. But at less than 100 percent against a good defense, he's merely an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:38 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (215th)
  • Fisher on RBs: It'll be a week-to-week thing
    Coach Jeff Fisher said "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back for the Rams.

    Advice: "Zac [Stacy] could get 25 carries this week," Fisher continued. "We had some things in early this week. It was working so we decided to stay with [Tre Mason]. It’s nothing that Zac has done or hasn’t done." Fisher clearly hates fantasy football. He's also never been a coach who favors a committee approach in the backfield. Most weeks, it's going to either be Mason or Stacy. And beat writer Nick Wagoner expects Mason to get the first look Week 8 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (97th)
  • Defenses pressing Keenan Allen more in '14
    The Chargers say defenses are using more press-coverage against Keenan Allen in 2014, leading to his disappointing start to the season.

    Advice: "People, they aren't stupid," WRs coach Fred Graves said. "They're not just going to let him run free. They're going to take some things away." Allen has a team-high 34 catches, but has turned them into just 354 scoreless yards. His YAC per reception is down from 6.0 to 2.9 this season. Defenses are slapping a cornerback on Allen and rolling safeties to his side, leaving Philip Rivers to spread the ball around. Allen is a WR3/4 for Thursday night in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (71st)
  • James Starks (ankle) not practicing Wednesday
    James Starks (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Starks stood on the sidelines in observation mode. He hurt his ankle midway through the third quarter last Sunday against the Panthers. If Starks can't play, Eddie Lacy will see a bump in snaps Week 8 versus the Saints. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (213th)
  • A.J. Green improving, but still not practicing
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Green is improving, however. He did some light jogging and high-stepping on a side field Wednesday. We'd like to see him get in at least a limited session Thursday or Friday if he's going to play Week 8 against the Ravens. The Bengals' offense went down the tubes last week in Indianapolis minus Green. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Update: Megatron officially limited Wednesday
    Updating a previous item, Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Megatron did nothing in the portion of practice open to the media, but apparently did individual drills of some sort when the beat writers left. "I'm getting better; I'll tell you that much," Johnson said. "Moving around a lot more, so I'm feeling good." We still consider Johnson unlikely to play Week 8 vs. Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Harry Douglas still sidelined Wednesday
    Harry Douglas (foot) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Douglas was expected to return this week against the Lions, but he's not off to a great start with a "DNP" to start the week. He remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Bush battled the ankle Week 7 against the Saints, playing sparingly in the second half, but he's likely to suit up against the Falcons in London. It's a tasty matchup, but Joique Bell is the much more preferred play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Report: Sproles appears likely to play Week 8
    CSN Philly reports Darren Sproles (knee) "appears likely" to play Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: After initially fearing a torn ACL, Sproles says he "felt pretty good" at Tuesday's practice. An MRI last week revealed no structural damage and just a mildly sprained MCL. Arizona is yielding the second-fewest PPR points to opposing running backs. At less than 100 percent and seeing just 5.5 touches per game over the past four, there will be better options than Sproles for your FLEX spot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (215th)
  • Pettigrew misses practice Wednesday
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pettigrew wasn't even spotted on the practice field in London. The Lions have been hit hard at tight end, losing Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to injuries the past few weeks. Detroit will hope Pettigrew can play Week 8 against Atlanta, or they'll have to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:56 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) still not practicing
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Ebron missed Week 7 with the pulled hamstring. He isn't shaping up as a "go" this week, either. Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) also sat out Wednesday's practice, so the Lions may have to turn to Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson at tight end against the Falcons in London. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Calvin Johnson still not practicing Wednesday
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Megatron traveled to London for Sunday morning's game against Atlanta, but most believe Johnson won't play, and that he was only brought across the pond to help the NFL's brand in Europe. Johnson resumed running this week, but Week 10, following Detroit's Week 9 bye, appears most likely for a return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Sproles at practice, but still questionable
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Sproles is ahead of schedule as he comes off a sprained MCL. However, he's not expected to participate fully in this light Tuesday session and remains questionable for Sunday's game at Arizona. Sproles was originally expected to miss 1-2 games. Of course, fantasy owners should note he is averaging just 5.5 touches per game in his last four outings anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (215th)
  • AJ Green on status: It's still up in the air
    Speaking Tuesday morning, A.J. Green (toe) said his Week 8 status is "still up in the air."

    Advice: On Sunday, Green was overheard telling a teammate he's going to play in Week 8. On Monday, coach Marvin Lewis said the star receiver has made tremendous strides. But Green still needs to get through a full week of practice and figure out how to manage pain. "It's probably not gonna be 100 percent, but I hope it's just manageable," Green said. "I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level." We'll consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:50 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Reggie Bush says he'll play in London game
    Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Falcons in London.

    Advice: Bush barely played in the second half of the Week 7 win over the Saints because his ankle was bothering him. He admits that he's still not 100 percent, but insists he now feels "fine." The Lions could use Bush on only a limited package of plays, especially if they get a big lead on the hapless Falcons. Joique Bell will be the far superior fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Calvin Johnson has resumed running
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) has resumed running.

    Advice: Johnson is in London with his teammates as they get ready for a game against the 2-5 Falcons. We're tentatively expecting him to sit that one out and then take the Week 9 bye to get truly back to 100 percent. Megatron's ability to get some running in on his severe sprain is great news for his outlook upon return -- he's an excellent buy if anyone is selling. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:52 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • A.J. Green has made 'tremendous progress'
    Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said A.J. Green (toe) has made "tremendous progress."

    Advice: Commenting on Green's Week 8 status, Lewis offered a vague "(look) forward to seeing how he progresses this week." Green supposedly told a teammate following Sunday's ugly loss that he plans to return for Week 8, but it's going to depend on how he feels in practice. His status cannot be taken for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Lions: Mega (ankle) must be full go to play
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson (ankle) won't be active in Week 8 unless he can be full go.

    Advice: "It's not going to be a thing of degrees," Caldwell said. "When they say he's cleared, he's ready to go. ... OK, that's when it's going to happen. It's not going to be a whole lot of in between." The Lions learned their lesson trying to use Megatron as a decoy in Week 5, as he only made his injury worse. Johnson is traveling with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Falcons, but is no better than 50-50 to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) will travel with the Lions to London.

    Advice: This doesn't shed any light on Johnson's Week 8 status. He's still very, very questionable to play against the Falcons after not coming close to suiting up against the Saints. The Lions would do well to rest Megatron through the Week 9 bye and then unleash him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:35 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Tre Mason leads STL RBs in snaps
    Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (97th)
  • Justin Hunter still piling up snaps for TEN
    Justin Hunter played on 55-of-57 snaps in Sunday's loss at Washington.

    Advice: Hunter has now played on 177-of-185 snaps (95.6 percent) since taking over the starting "X" job from Nate Washington three games ago. Yet he's seen just 12 targets during that span, totaling a disappointing 7-182-1 line in plus matchups. Hunter remains a boom-or-bust WR3, but one that will get a boost if strong-armed Jake Locker (thumb) can get back in the lineup. Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is not a fit with Hunter's vertical skill set. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:37 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (123rd)
  • Calvin Johnson wasn't close to playing
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) wasn't particularly close to playing in Sunday's win over the Saints.

    Advice: Johnson didn't practice at all last week and was only able to run at about 60 percent in pre-game drills before sitting out warmups. With the bye coming after the Week 8 game in London, it's looking like Megatron won't be back until Week 10. In the four games he's either been out or hobbled in this year, Golden Tate is averaging 8.0 catches, 112.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:08 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Juwan Thompson manages six carres
    Juwan Thompson managed six carries for 30 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson wasn't involved until late in the third quarter. He didn't play in red-zone or short-yardage situations over Ronnie Hillman. With Montee Ball not expected to return until at least Week 9, Thompson will remain the Broncos' No. 2 back for Thursday night's game against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:49 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Julius Thomas fails to score touchdown
    Julius Thomas secured four-of-six targets for 27 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: It's the first time Thomas has been held out of the end-zone this season. His six targets were behind only Demaryius Thomas. All four of Peyton Manning's touchdowns went to receivers this week. Thomas will look to get back on track against the Chargers on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.30 (32nd)
  • Demaryius Thomas blows up for 8/171/2 line
    Demaryius Thomas had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Thomas was on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's record-breaking touchdown. He was able to take advantage of being matched up with a less than fully healthy Tramaine Brock for most of the game. Thomas beat Perrish Cox deep down the field for his second score. After getting off to a slow start, Thomas has three straight games with at least 120 yards and a touchdown. He should be a top-three option against the Chargers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.38 (8th)
  • Ronnie Hillman runs for two touchdowns
    Ronnie Hillman had 14 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers, adding 29 yards on four receptions.

    Advice: Hillman had two third-quarter touchdowns, including a 37-yard score up the middle the of the field. He stayed in for all red-zone situations, with his second touchdown coming from one yard out. Juwan Thompson had just six carries behind Hillman and wasn't used until late in the game. Hillman has put together two straight strong performances and could remain part of the backfield when Montee Ball returns. He'll be an RB2 in Week 8 against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.31 (30th)
  • No update on James Starks
    The Packers did not provide an update on James Starks (ankle) following Sunday's win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Starks went down midway through the third quarter and did not return. However, the game was a blowout so it could have very well been precautionary -- especially considering Starks stayed on the sideline with his helmet. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:28 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (213th)
  • Ladarius Green isn't targeted in defeat
    Ladarius Green wasn't targeted in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green watched as No. 3 tight end "John Phillips" caught a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Antonio Gates also found pay dirt. Green enters Week 8 with 13 total targets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.53 (208th)
  • Report: A.J. Green says he's playing Week 8
    FOX's Joe Danneman overheard A.J. Green (toe) tell a teammate he's going to play in Week 8.

    Advice: Obviously, this isn't a true "report" or anything official from the medical staff. But we know Green got a good prognosis after meeting with noted specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Friday and did on-field work prior to the game Sunday. Green appears has a very good chance to gain clearance for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Malcom Floyd held to three catches in loss
    Malcom Floyd caught 3-of-7 targets for 50 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Floyd also drew a 13-yard defensive pass interference call in the end zone, setting the Bolts up at the one-yard line for their first of two touchdowns. Floyd is one of the league's most-effective deep threats, but his catch and yardage totals vary wildly from week to week. He's not a reliable WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (90th)
  • Eddie Royal held to one catch versus Chiefs
    Eddie Royal caught 1-of-5 targets for 20 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: It was Royal's worst game since he posted a 1-20 line in Week 1. Royal now has just six catches for 109 yards over his past three games, and is predictably fading from his late-September outburst. Royal remains a red-zone threat, but his scores are too unpredictable to rely on him as anything other than a dice-roll WR4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:57 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Keenan Allen has six-catch night in defeat
    Keenan Allen caught 6-of-10 targets for 58 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: The catches, yards and targets were all Allen's second most of the season, but for the seventh time in seven games, he failed to find the end zone. It's worth noting that one of his missed targets came in the painted area, but it wasn't a performance that will have Allen's owners feeling warm and fuzzy moving forward. Philip Rivers is simply doing too good a job of spreading the ball around to his myriad weapons. Allen will be a risky WR3/4 for Thursday's game against the Broncos' tough secondary. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (71st)
  • Branden Oliver totals 78 yards in loss to KC
    Branden Oliver rushed 15 times for 67 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs, adding two catches for an additional 11 yards.

    Advice: It was another impressive effort from the Sproles-ian rookie, who sustained drives and extended runs with impressive leg drive and unreal balance. Oliver would have gotten more work had the Chiefs not squeezed the life out of the ball, out-possessing San Diego 39 minutes to 21. In three games as the Bolts' feature back, Oliver has racked up 70 touches for 384 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. He has a tough Week 8 assignment in the Broncos, but will remain in the RB1 discussion for however long Ryan Mathews (MCL) is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.96 (53rd)
  • Juwan Thompson active for Week 7
    Juwan Thompson (knee) is active for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson has been dealing with a knee issue, but was fully expected to play after being listed as probable on the injury report. The Broncos inactives are RB Montee Ball, WR Cody Latimer, CB Tony Carter, OL Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield, and DT Mitch Unrein. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:19 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya gets four rushes
    Chris Ogbonnaya rushed four times for 12 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Ogbonnaya ran as Jonathan Stewart's clear backup in the absence of DeAngelo Williams (knee), but got out-touched 15-4. Even in the Panthers' chaotic backfield, Ogbonnaya is off the radar in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:50 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.81 (2396th)
  • Justin Hunter held to one catch vs. Redskins
    Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: It was a monumentally-disappointing day for the second-year wideout, as his second target was a ball he should have caught for major yardage. Hunter has taken steps forward in recent weeks, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR3 most safely utilized as a WR4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:49 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (123rd)
  • Owen Daniels goes 6-58-1 against Falcons
    Owen Daniels secured 6-of-9 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: Atlanta entered the week having surrendered the fewest fantasy points in the league to tight ends. Daniels got on the Falcons quick, however, tallying a five-yard TD in the first quarter and getting all of his production in the first half. In the old Dennis Pitta role, Daniels offers minimal week-to-week upside but is very much involved under tight end-friendly OC Gary Kubiak. He'll be a borderline TE1 when the Ravens play the Bengals next. Cincinnati hemorrhages catches and fantasy points to tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.13 (70th)
  • Reggie Bush's ankle bothered him on Sunday
    Coach Jim Caldwell said Reggie Bush's ankle was bugging him during Sunday's win over the Saints.

    Advice: Bush finished with just nine touches against his old team and didn't play very much in the second half at all. It appears his ankle wasn't as close to 100 percent as it seemed coming into this one. The Lions have a flight to London Monday for a Week 8 game against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Hakeem Nicks sees one target
    Hakeem Nicks had no catches on one target in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Nicks appears to be falling behind Donte Moncrief (one catch on two targets). If the Colts offense wasn't humming, you can be sure Nicks would be making waves with complaints. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (132nd)
  • Pettigrew lumbers to 28 yards on four catches
    Brandon Pettigrew caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Pettigrew was thrust into a larger passing-game role with Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) sidelined. He was his usual self, catching short passes and then quickly falling down. Even if Ebron and Fauria are out next week, Pettigrew will be nothing but a very low-ceiling TE2 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Starks goes 7/36/1 before tweaking ankle
    James Starks rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 7 rout of the Panthers, but left early with a tweaked ankle.

    Advice: He also caught a seven-yard pass. Starks went down late in the third quarter, but almost certainly could have continued running were the Pack not running away with the game. He remained on the sideline in his helmet, which is almost always an indication a player could check back in. Starks continued to rotate with Eddie Lacy before going down, getting three series to himself. Starks cut back on his 13-yard score in the first quarter, displaying excellent vision. It was clear Lacy remained the 1A, however. Starks is a touchdown-dependent RB3, albeit one who should get plenty of scoring opportunities in Green Bay's elite offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (213th)
  • Reggie Bush totals 32 totals yards against NO
    Reggie Bush rushed four times for 10 yards and added five catches for 22 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Bush seemed to be hobbled by his ankle injury at various times in the game, and was out-snapped heavily by Joique Bell in the second half. Despite being limited, Bush drew a crucial pass interference penalty on fourth-down on the Lions' final drive. Matthew Stafford hit Corey Fuller for the game-winning touchdown three plays later. Bush has another week to get fully healthy, and should be great PPR play against the Falcons horrible defense in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Mason takes control of Rams backfield in win
    Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.76 (97th)
  • Bengals humiliated, Bernard totals 16 yards
    Giovani Bernard rushed seven times for 17 yards and caught two passes for negative-one yards in Sunday's 27-0 Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: The Bengals offense was an absolute train wreck from the opening whistle. They started the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, posted 27 total yards in the first half and Kevin Huber finished with 11 punts. There was just no shot for Bernard, who took two big hits on short passes but didn't suffer any serious injuries, to get anything going. Getting A.J. Green (toe) back for next week's game against the Ravens would be a boost to the entire offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (41st)
  • A.J. Green has a chance to return for Week 8
    Sources tell NFL Network that A.J. Green (toe) has a shot to return for Week 8.

    Advice: Green got a positive prognosis during his Friday visit with noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. He also did some on-field work prior to Sunday's game at Indy, obviously a good sign. It doesn't look like owners will have to wait too much longer to get their No. 1 wideout back in lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Reggie Bush officially active Week 7
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially active for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

    Advice: There was never much doubt Bush would suit up against his former team. He is a solid FLEX play in standard formats, and is a great RB2 play in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Johnson and Ebron highlight Lions' inactives
    Lions declared WR Calvin Johnson, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, OG Larry Webster, QB Kellen Moore, RB Theo Riddick and OG Garrett Reynolds inactive for Week 7 against the Saints.

    Advice: With both Ebron (hamstring) and Fauria (ankle) out, Brandon Pettigrew should see an expanded passing game role. Johnson (ankle) and Riddick are week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:44 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Falcons declare Week 7 inactives
    Falcons declared WR Harry Douglas, QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OT Cameron Bradfield, OG Harland Gunn, and DL Cliff Matthews inactive for Week 7 agains the Ravens.

    Advice: Douglas is tentatively due back from his foot injury in Week 8 against the Lions. The Falcons will continue to use Devin Hester at third receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • Calvin Johnson officially inactive Week 7
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is inactive for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

    Advice: Johnson did not even take part in pre-game drills, suggesting there was never a chance Megatron would play this week. Detroit has a matchup with Atlanta in London Week 8 before getting a bye Week 9. It is possible the Lions' hold Johnson out until after the bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:31 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • A.J. Green (toe) officially ruled out for Week 7
    A.J. Green (toe) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Colts.

    Advice: As expected. Green was listed as doubtful on the injury report and was never going to play. Mohamed Sanu will fill the No. 1 receiver role for Andy Dalton and should see double-digit targets. Green currently has no timetable for return. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) listed as probable
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) is probable for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson didn't have any setbacks with his knee injury. He had nine touches for 39 yards as Ronnie Hillman's backup last week. Thompson should remain the No. 2 back, with C.J. Anderson third in line for carries. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:03 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Pettigrew to see an expanded workload Week 7
    Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is expected to be more involved in the passing game against the Saints.

    Advice: Pettigrew has five receptions in six games this season as Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have served as the pass-catching tight ends. With Fauria out with an ankle injury and Ebron doubtful with a hamstring, the Lions may have no choice but to get Pettigrew more involved. Even so, he is nothing more than a low-ceiling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:14 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Eddie Royal (elbow) listed probable
    Eddie Royal (elbow) is listed as probable for Week 7.

    Advice: Royal is over his rib issues, and his elbow injury will not keep him out of Sunday's game. He'll be a WR4/5 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:41 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Bengals don't know when AJ Green will return
    Coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged Friday that A.J. Green (toe) still has no timetable for return.

    Advice: "The time is up in the air," Lewis said. The Bengals will continue to trot out Mohamed Sanu as their No. 1 receiver, after placing Marvin Jones (foot) on injured reserve this week. Green is officially listed as doubtful for Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1936th)
  • Reggie Bush listed as probable
    Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Saints.

    Advice: Bush is thankful the Lions made the decision to hold him out last week. "It helped a lot," Bush said Friday. "It helped me rest my ankle and prepare for this week. I think we made the smart decision by not playing last game and risking further injury and just given myself a week to get back healthy." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Eric Ebron listed as doubtful
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

    Advice: The Lions may have to promote TE Jordan Thompson from their practice squad. They will also be without TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Harry Douglas ruled out for Week 7
    Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Devin Hester (hamstring) is listed as probable and will handle No. 3 duties. There's no timetable for Douglas' return from a deeply bruised foot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:27 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) not practicing again Fr
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Ebron tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and has missed the last two sessions. Coach Jim Caldwell didn't seem optimistic about the rookie's chances of playing Week 7. Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, and Corey Fuller will be Matthew Satfford's top three targets with Calvin Johnson (ankle) also likely out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Eddie Royal (ribs) practicing in full
    Eddie Royal (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 7.

    Advice: Royal's injury isn't serious. He's good to go as a WR4/5 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:58 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) practicing again Thursday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday.

    Advice: Bush remained "limited," but is fully on track to return for Sunday's game against the Saints. Bush's Friday status will be key, but owners can pencil him in as their FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:47 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
  • Ebron (hamstring) downgraded to DNP Thursday
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

    Advice: It's a really bad sign after Ebron tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice. He now appears likely to miss Week 7. With Joseph Fauria (ankle) also sidelined, the Lions could be forced to dust off Brandon Pettigrew in the passing game. It's not good news for Matthew Stafford, who is already without Calvin Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Juwan Thompson returns to Broncos practice
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the same pattern the Broncos followed last week. Thompson will be good to go as Ronnie Hillman's backup against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Harry Douglas has no timetable for return
    There's no timetable for Harry Douglas' return from a foot injury.

    Advice: Douglas has missed the last three games with a deep bruise in his left foot and hasn't resumed practicing. Devin Hester has filled in with a 8-109-1 line during that span as the No. 3 wideout. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2089th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) doesn't practice
    Juwan Thompson (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Thompson was the No. 2 back behind Ronnie Hillman on Sunday, rushing for 38 yards on eight carries. He was held out last Wednesday with his knee issue. The Broncos are likely just giving him a maintenance day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (1907th)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) limited on Wednesday
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Ebron, but he shouldn't be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Saints. Ebron played 47-of-70 snaps in Week 6. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1850th)
  • Eddie Royal (ribs) practices Wednesday
    Eddie Royal (ribs) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Royal's rib injury isn't considered serious. Barring a setback, he should be fine for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Eddie Royal's injury not 'significant'
    Eddie Royal's ribs ailment is not considered "significant."

    Advice: According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Royal could miss "little, if any, time." That still leaves his Week 7 status a little murky, but it will be updated when the Bolts return to practice on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (124th)
  • Lions not planning increased Pettigrew looks
    The Lions have no plans to increase Brandon Pettigrew's role as a pass catcher.

    Advice: Pettigrew averaged 100 targets from 2010-13, but has drawn just eight looks through six games. That, of course, is how the Lions drew up it when they spent their first-round pick on Eric Ebron and brought back Pettigrew to block. Neither Ebron nor Joseph Fauria has made much of an impact as a receiver, but Pettigrew was always amongst the league's least efficient players as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1849th)
  • Hakeem Nicks frustrated with role on IND
    The Indy Star says Hakeem Nicks is frustrated with his role this season.

    Advice: It's not a surprise. Nicks signed a one-year "prove it" deal with the Colts in March, but he's right where he belongs -- buried on the target totem pole behind stud playmaker T.Y. Hilton and third-down chain-mover Reggie Wayne. Nicks would do well not to complain publicly and then try to rehab his value in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (132nd)
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