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  • Tony Romo struggling with downfield throws
    Tony Romo has attempted only five passes over 20 yards in the Cowboys' first two games.

    Advice: Of the five passes, only one was completed -- a 56-yard catch to Dwayne Harris that was underthrown. Romo attributed his downfield struggles to "poor body positioning" and not decreased arm strength coming off two back surgeries. Still, it's clear the Cowboys are taking less chances downfield, and relying more on getting touches to DeMarco Murray. Coach Jason Garrett said he isn't concerned about the pass offense, but admitted that Romo's back injury "remains a work in progress." Romo is averaging 6.9 YPA this season. The Cowboys rank 22nd in the NFL with 201.5 pass yards per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:18 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.06 (29th)
  • Tom Brady struggling with downfield passes
    Tom Brady is 3-of-20 on passes of that travel 15 yards or more this season.

    Advice: Brady was 2-of-18 looking down the field in Week 1 and then barely even attempted to push the ball to the intermediate range in Week 2. It reminds of last season, when the 37-year-old struggled with both accuracy and zip on longer passes. If Brady can't shred the Raiders at home in Week 3, we'll have some real concerns. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.37 (10th)
  • Nick Foles lets Sproles do the work on MNF
    Nick Foles completed 21-of-37 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Eagles' Monday night, Week 2 win over the Colts.

    Advice: The stat line is deceiving. Foles couldn't complete anything downfield outside of a couple shots to Zach Ertz. Instead, he simply dumped balls off to Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy and let them do all the dirty work. Foles just isn't seeing the field like he did in 2013. He'd be a bigger story if the Eagles hadn't been able to overcome 14-point halftime deficits in back-to-back weeks. He missed a wide-open Jeremy Maclin in the end zone Monday, and threw another pass well behind Ertz. Foles will remain on the QB1 map next week vs. Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:48 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    19.63 (5th)
  • Andrew Luck averages just 5.1 YPA in MNF loss
    Andrew Luck completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Colts' 30-27, Week 2 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

    Advice: Luck saved his night with the three touchdowns, but he could have easily tossed three or four more interceptions. And the interception he did throw shouldn't have been one, as T.Y. Hilton was completely mugged on the play. The 5.1 YPA average is nearly two yards off his career mark. OC Pep Hamilton continues to be the problem in Indy. He consistently dialed up runs to Trent Richardson, who was having an okay night, but not a good enough one to warrant 22 touches. When Luck was asked to throw, it was short passes. The Colts travel to Jacksonville in Week 3. Luck is an obvious QB1 in a favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:41 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.90 (8th)
  • Thad Lewis works out for Rams on Monday
    Free agent QB Thad Lewis worked out for the Rams on Monday.

    Advice: The Rams are already three deep at quarterback, so they could be considering a roster move. It's unlikely, however. A 2010 undrafted free agent, Lewis began his career in St. Louis, but never appeared in a game for the Rams. He was released by the Bills in August following a shaky preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2413th)
  • Cardinals unsure of Carson Palmer's status
    Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians admitted he was "concerned" about Carson Palmer's shoulder, but also hinted it could prove to be a minor issue.

    Advice: Palmer has a bruised nerve in his shoulder. "Anytime you're dealing with nerves, you're concerned," Arians said, before adding it's "just a bruised nerve that's being ornery." Palmer himself said he doesn't know when he'll be back. For now, he should be considered week to week, and highly questionable for Week 3. Palmer could end up a game-time decision for Sunday's 4:05ET tilt with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Jay Gruden noncommittal on RG3's starting job
    Coach Jay Gruden was noncommittal Monday when asked if Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle) would get his starting job back when healthy.

    Advice: Reports Monday morning surfaced in D.C. stating that Gruden believed Kirk Cousins was a better fit for his offense than RG3. Gruden's refusal to anoint Griffin his starter when healthy adds fuel to that fire. "We'll cross that bridge when it comes," Gruden said. If Cousins plays well in the Andy Dalton role during RG3's 6-8 week absence, it's possible he'll remain the late-season starter. Griffin could then be placed on the offseason trade block. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:06 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (33rd)
  • Redskins don't provide timetable for RGIII
    Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle) is without a timeline for a return.

    Advice: "We'll know in a few more weeks to know how long he'll be out," coach Jay Gruden said Monday. The Redskins have no plans to place Griffin on I.R., and are "optimistic" he'll return this season. Gruden stopped well short of guaranteeing RGIII would be returning to his starting job, however. "We'll cross that bridge when it comes," Gruden said of Griffin and Kirk Cousins. Although it's entirely possible Cousins face-plants during Griffin's absence, RGIII is droppable in 10-12 team fantasy leagues. He appears likely to miss at least six weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:05 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • RG3's dislocated ankle could cost him 6-8 wks
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Robert Griffin III's ankle dislocation could still shelve him 6-8 weeks despite the fact that Monday's MRI revealed no fracture.

    Advice: Initial reports had the timetable at 4-5 weeks. Griffin's absence will simply depend on how quickly he recovers. Whether he regains his starting job upon return is entirely unclear, as well. Fantasy owners can freely drop Griffin in 10- and 12-team leagues. He was playing poorly before the injury, and is now in danger of losing the first-team quarterback job outright to Kirk Cousins. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Jaguars sticking with Chad Henne for Week 3
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Monday the team will stick with Chad Henne at quarterback for Week 3 against the Colts.

    Advice: According to reporter Ryan O'Halloran, however, Bradley "took 30 seconds" to answer the question at Monday's press conference. Henne took ten sacks in Sunday's loss to Washington and was victimized on several drops, including on a would-be 80-yard touchdown bomb to UDFA receiver Allen Hurns. Still, signs point to the Jaguars beginning to waffle on their pre-season pledge to keep rookie Blake Bortles plastered to the bench. If the Jags get blown out again versus Indianapolis in Week 3, it could be Bortles time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.04 (47th)
  • Robert Griffin says MRI showed no fracture
    Robert Griffin III said the Monday MRI on his dislocated ankle showed no fracture.

    Advice: Griffin is waiting for noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to see the MRI results, but the belief is that he won't need surgery. It's fantastic news for his outlook, as there seems to be a real chance now that he can return in 4-5 weeks. Multiple reports and on-field signs over the last couple months have shown that new coach Jay Gruden appears to prefer Kirk Cousins. How Cousins performs over the next month will go a long way toward determining RG3's future. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Report: Gruden preferred Cousins over RG3
    A source tells the Washington Post that Jay Gruden preferred Kirk Cousins to Robert Griffin III even before Sunday's injury.

    Advice: Gruden had no interest in developing a scheme to suit Griffin's strengths. Instead, he tried to shoehorn RG3 into a pocket passer role and the early results were troubling. The Post says the silver lining of RG3's dislocated ankle is that Gruden now gets to insert Cousins free of political backlash. "Kirk is a special guy. ... obviously has a skill set that I feel like is very much suited for what we do," Gruden said. Cousins will be a reasonable QB2 bet at Philly in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:47 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (33rd)
  • Bradley won't rule out next week for Bortles
    Coach Gus Bradley did not rule out starting Blake Bortles in next week's game vs. the Colts.

    Advice: When asked directly if he'll consider throwing Bortles into the fire in Week 3, Bradley gave some coachspeak instead of saying no. "Right now, we've got a lot of things we need to correct," he said. "We'll take a look at that all on film." The Redskins crowded the box against Chad Henne on Sunday, giving up zero lanes in the run game and sacking him 10 times. The only reason not to make the move to Bortles at this point is protection concerns. We know he'll give the Jags a better chance to win games than Henne. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:39 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2668th)
  • Carson Palmer unsure when he'll return
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) admitted he isn't sure when he'll be able to return.

    Advice: Palmer suffered a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder when he took a shot against the Chargers last Monday night. "They said my shoulder was stretched out and I landed on the nerve, shut the nerve down," Palmer said. "It's just one of those things you've just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There's no, 'it needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days. You just don't know." Drew Stanton guided the Cardinals to a win over the Giants Sunday despite going just 14-of-29 for 167 yards with no touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:24 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Colin Kaepernick has second half meltdown
    Colin Kaepernick completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

    Advice: He also lost a fumble and took four sacks. Kaepernick had another interception overturned or it would have been an even bigger disaster. His back-to-back picks to Bears CB Kyle Fuller in the fourth quarter cost the 49ers the game. Kaepernick's lone touchdown was a three-yard throw in the flats to Michael Crabtree. The only positive is he managed to come away with 66 rushing yards. With Vernon Davis dealing with an ankle injury, Kaepernick should be avoided for a matchup with the Cardinals in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:25 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (18th)
  • Cutler throws four TDs in Sunday night win
    Jay Cutler completed 23-of-34 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 28-20 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: It was a tale of two halfs for Cutler. His first two quarters were filled with overthrows and near-interceptions. He bounced back with three touchdowns in the second half, which were set up by Colin Kaepernick's interceptions. Cutler hooked up with Brandon Marshall on three of his scores, and hit Martellus Bennett on a fade in the fourth quarter. Cutler needs to be in fantasy lineups for a matchup with the Jets in Week 3. He ranks behind only Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan with 86 pass attempts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:12 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.96 (22nd)
  • Redskins hoping Griffin returns in 4-5 weeks
    The Redskins currently hope Robert Griffin III (ankle) will only miss 4-5 weeks.

    Advice: Griffin suffered a dislocated ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He'll have an MRI on Monday to determine whether surgery is necessary and exactly how long he'll be out. Kirk Cousins, who shredded the Jags for 250 yards and two touchdowns in relief Sunday, will be a QB2 against the Eagles in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:11 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Peyton Manning tosses 3 TDs in win over KC
    Peyton Manning completed 21-of-26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in the Broncos' 24-17, Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: Manning and the Broncos did all of their damage in the first half, jumping out to a 21-10 lead at the break. Peyton led the offense right down the field on the opening drive before finding Julius Thomas for a four-yard touchdown. It was a perfect throw and even better catch on Thomas' part. Manning found Jacob Tamme and Demaryius Thomas for his other two scores. We'll see if the Broncos can get revenge on the Seahawks next week when Denver travels to Seattle. Manning is obviously a locked-in QB1, but it's a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:36 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.86 (2nd)
  • Russell Wilson tosses two TDs in loss to S.D.
    Russell Wilson completed 17-of-25 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's 30-21, Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding two carries for 18 yards.

    Advice: Wilson was on his game, but the Seahawks were limited to 17:45 time of possession as the Chargers played keep away. San Diego's flawless execution kept Wilson off the field. It was still a perfectly-fine day for fantasy owners, who have watched Wilson post a 4:0 TD:INT ratio through two games. He's making sound decisions, and commanding the Seahawks' offense as well as he ever has. He'll remain a QB1 for next week's potential shootout with the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    17.75 (14th)
  • Chad Henne sacked 10 times in ugly loss
    Chad Henne completed 14-of-28 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Washington.

    Advice: Henne was terrible as expected and held onto the ball too long, but he never had a chance as he was sacked an absurd 10 times. He did have Allen Hurns drop a wide-open bomb early on. Still, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Jags will have to make a move to Blake Bortles sooner rather than later -- offensive line woes or not. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.04 (47th)
  • Drew Stanton leads Cardinals to Week 2 win
    Backup QB Drew Stanton completed 14-of-29 throws for 167 yards and no touchdowns in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Getting the nod in place of Carson Palmer (arm), Stanton was largely ineffective but got a big boost from Arizona's defense and special teams, where Ted Ginn ripped off a 71-yard punt return. We suspect Palmer will return next week against the 49ers, and Stanton only got the nod with the Cardinals realizing it's a long season. Either way, this performance was not an indication that the Cards have a great backup. Michael Floyd only had 19 yards, and John Brown 28. Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 51 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.25 (27th)
  • Redskins confirm dislocated ankle for Griffin
    The Redskins confirmed that Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated left ankle in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: The Redskins declined to provide a timetable, but it's not good. If RG3 has to go under the knife, his season will be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins came on in relief and shined by going 22-of-33 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Redskins won 41-10. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:34 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Tony Romo has quiet afternoon in win
    Tony Romo completed 19-of-29 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

    Advice: Romo took a backseat as the Cowboys rode DeMarco Murray and the running game. Thankfully, he made a habit of targeting Dez Bryant, looking his way 14 times, and finding him for 10 catches and a touchdown. Romo still appeared rusty after his limited offseason, often missing low. Either way, it was a major improvement on his Week 1 debacle, and an altogether encouraging afternoon. He has a strong Week 3 matchup in the inept Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.06 (29th)
  • Kirk Cousins, Niles Paul dominate w/ RG3 out
    Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-33 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jaguars.

    Advice: Robert Griffin suffered a potentially serious ankle injury on the second series of the game, bringing Cousins on in relief. The third-year man immediately shredded, completing his first 14 passes while showing total command of the Jay Gruden scheme from the pocket. He did it without DeSean Jackson (shoulder) and Jordan Reed (hamstring), but with Niles Paul (8-99-1). It's a lot like what we saw in the preseason when Cousins thoroughly outplayed RG3. Cousins will be a fine QB2 play against the Eagles in Week 3 if Griffin remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:12 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (33rd)
  • Brady only throws 22 times in blowout
    Tom Brady completed 15-of-22 passes for 149 yards a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: The Patriots' defense picked off Matt Cassel four times, and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown. That performance left Brady with not much to do, and he operated in more of a game-manager role all game long. Brady has 398 yards and two touchdowns through two games this season. He is a low-end QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.37 (10th)
  • Redskins fear dislocated ankle for Griffin
    The Redskins fear that Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated left ankle in Sunday's Week 2 game against the Jaguars.

    Advice: It would be a potentially season-ending injury. RG3, who suffered the injury on a non-contact play near the sideline in the first quarter, will have further tests to confirm. Kirk Cousins has come on and shined in relief as the Redskins are battering the Jags. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:55 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Robert Griffin injured on non-contact play
    Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Jaguars in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and will not return.

    Advice: This one did not look good. Griffin was scrambling toward the sideline when he went down like a ton of bricks without getting touched by a defender. He was in a ton of pain and stayed down on sideline for a long time while being examined by Dr. James Andrews. Kirk Cousins came on and promptly through a 20-yard touchdown on his first attempt. The only sliver of good news is that the injury is not to the right ACL he tore in January of 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:24 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) out, Drew Stanton in
    A source tells NFL Network that Carson Palmer (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Palmer, who is fighting a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder after taking a shot last Monday night, tested it out in warmups and decided he can't go. It's a serious ding to the outlooks of both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald, as athletic yet inaccurate backup Drew Stanton hasn't started a game since 2010. Consider the 34-year-old Palmer questionable for Week 3 against the 49ers. The Cardinals have a bye in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:10 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Cards to start Drew Stanton at quarterback
    Drew Stanton will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 2 against the Giants.

    Advice: An athletic but inaccurate passer, Stanton has made four career starts. His completion rate is 55.6 percent with a 5:9 TD-to-INT ratio and 6.2 YPA. He's taken 17 career sacks. The insertion of Stanton puts the Giants' defense on the fantasy radar as a streamer play, and is a blow to the outlooks of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown. The Cardinals may lean more heavily than usual on Jonathan Dwyer to give them a power run game Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:10 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.25 (27th)
  • RapSheet: Cardinals expecting Palmer to play
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cardinals expect Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) to start against the Giants "assuming his arm feels good pre-game."

    Advice: We now have conflicting reports, as a source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter that Palmer was "50-50 at best" to play. The good news is the Cardinals and Giants kick off at 1 PM ET, so Palmer owners will have plenty of time to find a plug-and-play option. Palmer is shaping up as a true game-time decision. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:48 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Report: Carson Palmer '50-50' to play at NYG
    A source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter that Carson Palmer (shoulder) is "50-50 at best" to play against the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: Palmer is dealing with a "nerve thing" in his throwing shoulder and is listed as questionable. Coach Bruce Arians was confident on Friday that his 34-year-old quarterback would play, but admitted Palmer hadn't thrown much during the week. If Palmer can't go, Drew Stanton would get the start for Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Blake Bortles continues to make strides
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he continues to see "positive signs" from Blake Bortles in practice.

    Advice: Bortles has been working exclusively with the scout team, but has impressed with his footwork and ability to make all the throws in practice. He's carried over his strong training camp into the season. The Jags still plan to move Bortles along slowly, but he's going to eventually force his way into starts. Chad Henne held back the offense in the second half of Sunday's loss, and won't have a long leash if he continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:45 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2668th)
  • Blake Bortles continues to make strides
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he continues to see "positive signs" from Blake Bortles in practice.

    Advice: Bortles has been working exclusively with the scout team, but has impressed with his footwork and ability to make all the throws in practice. He's carried over his strong training camp into the season. The Jags still plan to move Bortles along slowly, but he's going to eventually force his way into starts. Chad Henne held back the offense in the second half of Sunday's loss, and won't have a long leash if he continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:07 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.04 (47th)
  • Carson Palmer has 'nerve thing' in shoulder
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians referred to the shoulder injury that limited Carson Palmer in practice all week a "nerve thing."

    Advice: Arians thinks Palmer will play against the Giants, but the 34-year-old "hasn't thrown much this week." If you're trying to decide between Palmer and a fantasy QB1 alternative, you could use the injury as a tiebreaker against him. Palmer is officially listed as questionable for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:09 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Carson Palmer limited in Friday's practice
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited all this week. Coach Bruce Arians did "express confidence" Palmer will play in Sunday's road matchup with the Giants. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranked Palmer as this week's No. 17 fantasy quarterback play. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:38 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Carson Palmer remains limited on Thursday
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a case of the Cardinals managing Palmer's reps on a short week. He'll be ready to go as a mid-range QB2 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Tony Romo bounces back well off debacles
    In his nine previous games following a three-interception day, Tony Romo has a 94.2 passer rating.

    Advice: Romo (back) is on the Week 2 injury report, but practicing in full. Romo was out of sorts in the Week 1 loss to the 49ers, tossing three picks in the first 20 minutes. A bounce-back game against the Titans Sunday should surprise no one. He's been especially strong off three-interception performances lately, throwing seven touchdowns against four picks while averaging 279.7 passing yards in the last four instances. Note that Dallas is only a 3.5 point underdog in a game with a healthy over/under of 49.5. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.06 (29th)
  • Robert Griffin III ran zero zone-reads
    The Redskins ran zero read-option plays in Week 1.

    Advice: The play that was a dominant staple of the Shanahan scheme is out. "If you're going to be a professional football quarterback, you're going to have to learn to be a pocket passer at some point in your career and he's learning," Jay Gruden said. Griffin went from wild and out of control in the preseason to timid and conservative in Week 1. He'll have a good chance to find a middle ground in Sunday's game against the Jaguars -- we're certainly not giving up on a freak talent like this. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:51 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Carson Palmer limited with shoulder injury
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Palmer played the entire game in Monday night's win over the Chargers, so he's likely just dealing with soreness. There's not any concern about his availability for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:32 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Jaguars want Henne to be more aggressive
    The Jaguars want Chad Henne to be "more explosive-minded" and "take chances" downfield as a passer.

    Advice: Of Henne's 43 attempts in Week 1, only four traveled 16 yards or more in the air. He completed two of those passes for 80 yards, which accounted for 30.1 percent of Henne's passing yards against the Eagles. In other words, the Jags want Henne to be Blake Bortles. Bortles had a league-high 87.5 percent accuracy rate (6-of-8 for 220 yards and one TD with one drop) on passes of 20-plus yards in the preseason, according to PFF. Henne struggled with the easiest of throws in the second half last Sunday. The Bortles temptation will only get stronger. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:32 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.04 (47th)
  • Carson Palmer's 2 TDs lead Cards to MNF win
    Carson Palmer completed 24-of-37 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's Week 1, 18-17 win over San Diego on Monday night.

    Advice: This game was a dud in the first half that saw just three field goals between the two teams. The second half was a different story, as the Chargers jumped out to a 17-6 lead before Palmer led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to give the Cardinals the victory. Palmer also rushed for 29 yards. He found No. 3 running back Stepfan Taylor for a five-yard touchdown on a rollout before hitting rookie John Brown on a screen pass for the game-winning 13-yard score. Palmer finished Week 1 as a QB1, and should flirt with top-12 numbers all season. He gets a plus matchup in Week 2 when the Cardinals travel to face the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:30 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
  • Redskins lack faith in their passing game?
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim questions coach Jay Gruden's "confidence" in Washington's passing game following Sunday's checkdown-filled performance by Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: Keim believes it's not just on RG3 -- it could also be a matter of Gruden's lack of faith in Washington's pass protection -- but it was certainly borne out against Houston. Griffin completed 29-of-37 throws, but only for 267 yards, absorbing three sacks and scrambling just three times for two yards. The Redskins take on a scrappy Jaguars defense in Week 2. RG3 will be a dicey QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:37 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Andrew Luck throws for 370 yards, 3 total TDs
    Andrew Luck completed 35-of-53 passes for 370 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday night's loss to the Broncos, adding five carries for 19 yards and a rushing touchdown.

    Advice: Luck was under pressure all night, taking three sacks. He threw an interception trying to force a pass to Dwayne Allen in the first quarter, with his second pick coming on a tipped ball to Coby Fleener. Luck got stuffed on a goal-line sneak in the third quarter or he would have had four total touchdowns. He kept the Colts in a game they deserved to lose despite multiple drops from his receivers. With a non-existent running game, Luck has a chance to finish top-five in pass attempts this season. He'll be a high-end QB1 for Week 2 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.90 (8th)
  • Peyton Manning throws three TDs on SNF
    Peyton Manning completed 22-of-36 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's 31-24 win over the Colts.

    Advice: All three of Manning's touchdowns came in the first half to Julius Thomas. He averaged only 7.5 yards-per-attempt and led the Broncos to just one scoring drive in the second half. The Colts were able to limit big plays downfield to Demaryius Thomas, who finished with four catches for 48 yards. Manning didn't show much of a dropoff without Wes Welker in the lineup, though he didn't appear on the same page with Andre Caldwell on multiple plays. Manning will have another plus matchup in Week 2 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 8:58 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.86 (2nd)
  • Romo tosses three picks in Week 1 meltdown
    Tony Romo completed 23-of-37 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Dallas' 28-17, Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

    Advice: All three of Romo's picks came in the game's first 20 minutes, and were forced into double or triple coverage. Combined, there were three Cowboys and eight 49ers in the vicinity of Romo's turnovers. He might have gotten benched were his name not Tony Romo. Romo simply wasn't on the same page with any of his weapons after being babied along this offseason as he recovered from his second back surgery in 16 months. He needs to get better in a hurry if the Cowboys are to avoid total embarrassment this season. Dallas heads to Tennessee next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:39 pm
     
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    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.06 (29th)
  • Kaep tosses two scores as 49ers deck Cowboys
    Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-23 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers eased by the Cowboys 28-17 in Week 1.

    Advice: He added five carries for 11 yards. Getting whatever he wanted against the Cowboys' junior-varsity defense, Kaep could have had a much-bigger day had the 49ers not raced to a 21-3 lead on the back of two Cowboys turnovers. One was a fumble six, while the other set San Fran up at the Dallas two-yard line. Kaepernick was throwing lasers, and in complete command of the 49ers' offense. Things are set up for a Week 2 shootout, where the Niners host the Bears in the unveiling of Levi's Stadium. Kaep will be a QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:34 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (18th)
  • Chad Henne goes ice cold in second half
    Chad Henne completed 24-of-43 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 1 to the Eagles.

    Advice: Henne started off hot by firing easy strikes to UDFA Allen Hurns, who had two touchdowns in the first quarter. But the second half looked like the real Henne, as he struggled to even complete the simplest of throws. We can confidently say that if Blake Bortles had started this game, the Jags -- who were up 17-0 at the half -- would have won. Henne won't be a good QB2 option even in a good matchup at Washington next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:53 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    15.04 (47th)
  • Foles comes alive late, nets 300-yard day
    Nick Foles completed 27-of-45 passes for 322 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: Foles, a notorious slow-starter, was awful early in this one. He lost two fumbles and threw an interception as the Eagles fell behind 17-0, looking shockingly indecisive in the pocket. But the light flipped on in the second half as we saw shades of the '13 Eagles, with players running wide open all over the field. Foles projects to be far sharper next week, which is scary for the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:25 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    19.63 (5th)
  • Robert Griffin III dinks way to quiet day
    Robert Griffin III completed 29-of-37 passes for 267 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Griffin was certainly more composed in the pocket than he was in the preseason, but he turned into Alex Smith on us. He dinked and dunked all day long, throwing hitches and dump-offs to his wideouts. Most frustratingly, Griffin only rushed three times for two yards as he he tries to morph into a pocket passer. There will be better days ahead, starting with a home game against the Jags next week. But if RG3 isn't going to use his deadly legs, he's going to struggle for QB1 consistency. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:51 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2421st)
  • Cutler throws two picks in loss to Bills
    Jay Cutler completed 34-of-49 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Buffalo.

    Advice: Cutler was a perfect 3-for-3 for 64 yards and a touchdown on his first drive, but the Bills were able to generate a consistent pass-rush all game and force turnovers. He struggled to get anything going after Alshon Jeffery went down, and Brandon Marshall missed time in the second half with an ankle injury. Cutler's second interception came on a panicked throw directly to Bills DT Kyle Williams. He's going to continue to get a ton of volume in Marc Trestman's pass-heavy offense, which should cancel out his picks. Cutler will remain a borderline QB1 for next week's matchup with San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:41 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16.96 (22nd)
  • Brady struggles as Pats get whipped in Miami
    Tom Brady struggled in the Patriots' 33-20, Week 1 loss to the Dolphins, completing 29-of-55 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Brady lost two fumbles. He was an unfathomable 6-of-20 for 31 yards in the fourth quarter. Sailing passes all afternoon, Brady limped to a 4.52 YPA. Brady often appeared to simply be throwing the ball up for grabs, and was lucky not to have been picked. The dreadful afternoon was not all Brady's fault, however, as he had little time to throw behind a sieve-like offensive line, especially after halftime. The lone positive development was Brady's connection with Rob Gronkowski, whom he found for a six-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Things won't get a whole lot easier in Week 2, where the Pats travel to Minnesota. Brady is a low-end QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:40 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.37 (10th)
  • Tom Brady (calf) officially active vs. Miami
    Tom Brady (calf) is officially active for Week 1 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Brady's status was never a concern despite the Patriots' injury-report games. He's a QB1 for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 8:38 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    18.37 (10th)
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