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  • Rashad Jennings already ruled out of Week 9
    Rashad Jennings (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Colts.

    Advice: Jennings rehab from a Week 5 MCL sprain is not going as expected -- he hasn't even resumed practicing yet. We'll consider him questionable for Week 10. In the meantime, rookie Andre Williams will try to rebound from two ineffective and disappointing starts prior to the bye. Showing a lack of vision and a tendency to run to contact, Williams will only be a borderline RB2. Rotoworld.com
    33 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Mort: Bengals getting Peerman ready
    According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Bengals are "getting [Cedric] Peerman ready as a complimentary back to Jeremy Hill."

    Advice: Gio Bernard (hip) is in doubt for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He couldn't finish last week's game and did not practice on Wednesday. The change-of-pace type Peerman has been on the fringe of Cincy's roster for the last five seasons, rushing just 54 times. The real winner if Gio sits, of course, would be rookie power back Jeremy Hill. He'd take on feature duties and would be a candidate for 20 touches. Rotoworld.com
    43 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.21 (2641st)
  • Tate blames lack of holes for poor numbers
    Ben Tate suggested that a lack of running lanes is the reason for his brutal two-game stretch.

    Advice: Over the last two weeks, Tate has rushed 31 times for 62 yards (2.0 YPC). He was asked if there were any holes against the Raiders last week. "Did you watch the game?" he replied. Tate now has another favorable matchup against Tampa Bay's leaky run defense this week, but is just an RB2 post-Alex Mack. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Charles Sims to push for 10+ touches Sunday?
    Bucs beat writer Greg Auman sees 10-plus touches for Charles Sims (ankle) Sunday.

    Advice: It sounds like a lot for a rookie that has been on IR/return all season, but it speaks to the kind of role the Bucs want him to have. Doug Martin (ankle) is in a walking boot and highly questionable, possibly leaving Sims and Bobby Rainey as the top-two backs against the Browns' No. 30 run defense Sunday. "There's no doubt, when (Sims) is ready to go, he will give us a spark," coach Lovie Smith said. "I feel pretty confident in saying that." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:47 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return
    Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return for Sunday's game at Houston.

    Advice: Sproles, who was limited in practice before sitting out Week 8, is practicing in full this week. He'll be ready for a bit role against the Texans, likely something in the neighborhood of 5-7 touches. It's not a drain on LeSean McCoy's projection at all. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Mark Ingram says he feels good on short week
    Mark Ingram said he feels good despite the short recovery time ahead of Thursday's game against Carolina.

    Advice: We're always a little leery of players in the Thursday games, especially running backs who touched the ball 25 times the previous Sunday. But the spot is right again for Ingram as Pierre Thomas is out and Khiry Robinson is highly questionable, leaving Ingram to carry the load against a Panthers team that is giving up 5.22 YPC to opposing running backs. He's a borderline RB1 option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:57 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (21st)
  • Giovani Bernard has hip pointer/clavicle
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Richard Skinner wrote on Twitter Wednesday that Giovani Bernard has a "hip pointer" and his clavicle is "bothering him," and Bernard "could miss Sunday('s)" game against the Jaguars.

    Advice: The clavicle is the collarbone. We've known about that injury for a few weeks. The hip pointer is what kept Bernard out for the final 7-8 minutes of last week's win over Baltimore. The Bengals play the Browns on Thursday Night Football in Week 10, so it's conceivable that they will consider holding him out of Sunday's game in an effort to get him back for a key divisional matchup with 4-3 Cleveland. Keep in mind Skinner was simply replying to a question on Twitter, not reporting. There's just been so little information available on Bernard to this point. Bengals reporters again didn't even ask about his status in Wednesday's press conference with coach Marvin Lewis. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:03 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) limited in practice
    Andre Ellington (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Ellington will be fine for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. With 20-plus touches in five straight games, Ellington is locked in as a top-12 running back for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:44 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Khiry Robinson questionable for Week 9
    Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

    Advice: Despite being listed as questionable, Robinson didn't practice all week and isn't expected to play. Mark Ingram will continue to handle all of the carries, with Travaris Cadet mixing in on pass downs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • Charles Sims has chance to play in Week 9
    Bucs coach Lovie Smith said Charles Sims (ankle, I.R./return) has a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Advice: Sims has been practicing since last week, and hasn't had any setbacks. With Doug Martin dealing with an ankle injury, he could be used in a committee with Bobby Rainey. The Bucs are hoping Sims can "provide a spark" in the run game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:06 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Forsett (ankle) plans to play Week 9 vs. PIT
    Justin Forsett said he has a "minor" ankle injury and plans to play Week 9 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Forsett was held out of practice Wednesday. We'd like to see him return to at least a limited session on Thursday before feeling comfortable with him for Week 9. Players always tend to be more optimistic on their own injuries, so owners need to keep an eye on Forsett. Lorenzo Taliaferro would be next man up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (66th)
  • Seahawks sign DL/FB Tukuafu and LB Fort
    Seahawks signed FB/DT Will Tukuafu and LB L.J. Fort.

    Advice: With FB Derrick Coleman (foot) out, Tukuafu will get some reps as Marshawn Lynch's lead blocker. He may also contribute on defense and special teams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2232nd)
  • Montee Ball (groin) still sidelined Wednesday
    Montee Ball (groin) remains sidelined at Broncos practice.

    Advice: Ball's original 2-3 week timetable has already passed, so now we're just in waiting mode. After a DNP to kick off the week, we're not expecting to see Ball against the Patriots in Week 9. It'll likely be Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson again, while Ball isn't a must-hold anymore. Hillman is simply a better fit in this offense as the better athlete. Ball will be a mere change of pace. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:34 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Donald Brown (concussion) returns to practice
    Donald Brown (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the first time Brown has practiced since Week 5. Brown still hasn't been fully cleared, but has a chance to play Sunday against Miami. Ryan Mathews (MCL) is expected to be held out through the Chargers' Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.19 (1896th)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) in walking boot, DNP Wed.
    Doug Martin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin is still in a walking boot after leaving last week's game with an ankle injury. His Week 9 availability is unclear, leaving the potential for Bobby Rainey or Charles Sims to start. Martin's status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Justin Forsett misses practice with leg issue
    Justin Forsett (leg) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Forsett managed 85 total yards on 20 touches last week, but we didn't notice him suffer an injury of any kind in the process. He's been Baltimore's clear lead back all season. If Forsett's forced to miss Week 9 against the Steelers, Lorenzo Taliaferro would be first in line for carries, followed by Bernard Pierce. Taliaferro would be a fine RB2 add as he's also the goal-line back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (66th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) practicing in full
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Sproles was a full participant, putting him on track to return this week. He figures to play limited snaps coming off an MCL sprain. Sproles isn't a recommended fantasy option for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Gio Bernard (hip) not practicing Wednesday
    Giovani Bernard (hip) is not practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bernard missed most of the fourth quarter last Sunday after hurting his hip. There have been virtually no updates on him since, with only NFL Network's Ian Rapoport saying "the sense" is Bernard's injury isn't serious. We chalked that up as mostly a guess. Bernard's not off to a great start for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Antone Smith 'fine' after neck stinger
    ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Antone Smith is "going to be fine" after suffering a stinger Week 8 against the Lions.

    Advice: Smith was forced from last week's loss after carrying the ball three times for five yards on eight snaps. He's only averaging about 11 snaps per game anyway this season as part of the Falcons' four-man rotation at running back. Smith hasn't found the end zone the past two games after scoring in five of the first six. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:08 am
     
    Questionable
    Bye
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2282nd)
  • Khiry Robinson not practicing on Tuesday
    Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) remained sidelined at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: He's going to miss Thursday's game against the Panthers, leaving Mark Ingram as the Saints' sole early-down hammer. Robinson should be considered week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:50 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • 'Not a slam dunk' Sims is activated?
    According to the Tampa Bay Times, it's "not a slam dunk" that RB Charles Sims (ankle, I.R./return) is activated for Week 9.

    Advice: Per reporter Rick Stroud, Sims hasn't suffered any setbacks from his preseason injury, but the Bucs "want to be careful." That's understandable, of course, but most signs suggest Sims will be making his NFL debut against the Browns' shaky run defense. With Doug Martin struggling and Bobby Rainey not a difference-maker, Sims could be in for a big role right off the bat, especially in passing situations. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:38 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Darren Sproles practicing on Tuesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Sproles practiced on a limited basis every day last week but was held out of Sunday's loss at Arizona. It appears that was mostly precautionary as he comes off an MCL sprain. Sproles should be on the good side of a questionable tag for this week's game at Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Rashad Jennings just resumed running
    Rashad Jennings (knee) ran Monday for the first time since his MCL sprain.

    Advice: Jennings' sprain has proven to be more serious than originally anticipated. The fact that he's just resumed straight-line running and won't even try to do any cutting until Wednesday means he's highly unlikely to play against the Colts Monday night. Andre Williams will try to get something going after flubbing his first two NFL starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:05 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Bucs will consider offers for Martin, Barron
    The Bucs will consider offers for RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron ahead of Tuesday's 4pm ET trade deadline.

    Advice: The Bucs are also getting calls on Vincent Jackson, but he's highly unlikely to get moved. Martin, on the other hand, has been the subject of heavy rumors over the last week. He's averaged just 3.36 yards per carry over the last two seasons, has been brutal in pass protection and the Lovie Smith regime inherited him. Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be active and have a role against the Browns Sunday whether Martin gets moved or not. Barron, the No. 7 overall pick in 2012, has three interceptions and one forced fumble in 37 career games while consistently grading out in the bottom third of PFF's safety grades. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Lovie: Doug Martin deserves more touches
    Bucs coach Lovie Smith indicated Monday that he believes Doug Martin deserves more touches.

    Advice: The problem is that Martin isn't an effective player at this point in his career. "Doug is a part of it and we’d like to have more, but in order for Doug to get more yards, he’s got to get a lot more touches and we’ve got to convert third downs," Smith said. The front office is believed to have placed Martin on the trade block. He had 27 yards on ten carries in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Bucs rookie Sims has chance to play 'a ton'
    Tom Krasniqi of 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay expects Charles Sims to "play a ton" when he returns from the I.R./recall list.

    Advice: Krasniqi isn't a beat writer, per se, but covers the team in Tampa and has had useful team-related nuggets in the past. He also attended Monday's press conference with coach Lovie Smith. The Bucs have just one win on the season and every incentive to start playing their youngsters. Sims was the 69th overall pick in May's draft. There's an outside chance that Sims could become a flex option as early as Week 10 against the Falcons. The Bucs play the Browns this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:33 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Khiry, Pierre out of Saints practice Monday
    Khiry Robinson (arm) was listed as did not practice on the Saints' Monday practice report ahead of Thursday night's game at Carolina.

    Advice: The Saints didn't actually practice, but the NFL requires teams playing on Thursday nights to issue practice reports anyway. Robinson would not have participated, and neither would have Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder). Mark Ingram should get at least one more game as New Orleans' clear feature back. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:27 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • Rashad Jennings unlikely to return Week 9
    ESPN New York would be "surprised" if Rashad Jennings (knee) was ready for Week 9.

    Advice: Reporter Dan Graziano came to the conclusion after speaking with Jennings on Monday. Speaking earlier Monday, coach Tom Coughlin bluntly stated that Jennings "(isn't) ready to go." Jennings has seven days to get ready with the G-Men playing on Monday Night Football, but it sounds like owners need to plan on being without their RB2 for another week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:18 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Bernard's hip injury not considered serious
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport "(doesn't) get the sense" that Giovani Bernard's hip injury is serious.

    Advice: It appears Rapsheet is mostly guessing, but this has been the general consensus since Bernard checked out of Sunday's win in the fourth quarter. The situation should be updated at Monday's presser, but if not, we'll get a firm update when the Bengals practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners can leave Bernard penciled in to Week 9 lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:12 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Jennings not practicing as NYG comes off bye
    Rashad Jennings (knee) is not practicing Monday.

    Advice: Jennings continues to rehab the MCL he sprained in Week 5. We certainly wouldn't rule him out of Week 9 yet, especially considering this is a light workout as the Giants come off their bye and they don't play until Monday night (against the Colts). If Jennings isn't back in practice by Thursday, then we'll have more reason for worry. The Giants will be desperate to get him back in the lineup after rookie Andre Williams flubbed his two starts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Mark Ingram goes off for 172 yards, TD on SNF
    Mark Ingram had 24 carries for 172 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: He added one catch for three yards. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas sidelined, Ingram had his biggest workload of the season. Travaris Cadet mixed in on passing downs, but received just five touches. Ingram has looked like one of the best backs in the league when healthy, and should continue to get the majority of carries going forward. Averaging 5.7 YPC, Ingram will be an RB2 on Thursday night against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (21st)
  • Doug Martin on trade block, Sims rising
    ESPN's Adam Schefter says one reason the Bucs consider Doug Martin "expendable" is that Charles Sims (ankle) is eligible to come off IR/recall this week.

    Advice: Schefter reported Sunday morning that teams have already approached the Bucs about Martin ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The 25-year-old back was inherited by this Lovie Smith regime, and has been among the league's worst running backs over the last two seasons. Sims, a third-round rookie, is expected to have a major role down the stretch and needs to be owned in 12-team leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:29 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Giovani Bernard seems fine after hip scare
    Giovani Bernard held court with reporters following Sunday's win over Baltimore, after missing most of the fourth quarter with a hip injury.

    Advice: Bernard didn't play in the final eight minutes. Neither Bernard nor coach Marvin Lewis was even asked about the injury, suggesting there were no indications Gio was significantly injured. It's worth noting that Bernard missed time in Week 6 with a shoulder/collarbone injury, was limited in practice after Week 7 with a rib injury, and now suffered the hip injury against the Ravens. Gio is currently on pace for 250 carries but only 51 receptions, five fewer than Bernard notched in a lesser role as a rookie. The Bengals would be smart to scale back his rushing workload and use Gio more in the passing game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Andre Ellington plays workhorse role again
    Andre Ellington rushed 23 times for 71 yards with a touchdown and caught three passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Eagles.

    Advice: A week after getting vultured at the goal-line by Stepfan Taylor, Ellington stayed on the field for a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter -- his second rushing touchdown of the year. He continues to play a workhorse role, handling all 23 of the Cardinals' running back carries and reaching 20 touches for the fifth straight game. Ellington's efficiency continues to sag, but he's making up for it with volume and will be a RB1 against the Cowboys in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:15 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Ben Tate saves fantasy day with late TD
    Ben Tate rushed 16 times for 25 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for eight yards in the Browns' Week 8 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Thoroughly ineffective for the second straight week, Tate was stuffed on a third-quarter red-zone carry, and lost eight touches to Terrance West in addition to two to Isaiah Crowell. Fantasy owners should be thankful Tate scored a five-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter, effectively salvaging his fantasy day. Cleveland's once-unstoppable rushing attack has hit a cement wall in the absence of C Alex Mack, who won't return this season. Even against a weak Buccaneers run defense in Week 9, Tate will be a risky RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:38 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Doug Martin held to 26 total yards in loss
    Doug Martin managed 27 yards on ten carries and two catches for -1 yard in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to Minnesota, before exiting with a third-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Ineffective and now constantly banged up, Martin's grip on a workload in Tampa Bay's backfield is shaky to be kind. Bobby Rainey is much better in the passing game, and rookie Charles Sims is eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9. Martin is on the borderline of being droppable in 12- and 14-team leagues. We've completely lost hope that he will turn his season around. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:06 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Forsett gets 20 touches in Week 8 loss
    Justin Forsett gained 68 yards on 17 carries and caught 3-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Ravens' Week 8 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Forsett did his part by ripping off chain-moving runs in Baltimore's feature back role, but was vultured twice on red-zone carries by emerging rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro. Forsett is an every-week RB2/flex in fantasy leagues, but falls well short of RB1 status because he is not a good bet for weekly touchdowns. He was getting vultured by Bernard Pierce even before Taliaferro came on. Forsett does get a tasty Week 9 matchup against a Pittsburgh defense that struggles with zone-running games like Baltimore's. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (66th)
  • Giovani Bernard leaves game with injured hip
    Giovani Bernard left Sunday's game with a fourth-quarter hip injury and did not return.

    Advice: Although none have proven serious (yet), Bernard has now been banged up in three consecutive games. His return was considered questionable, but Bernard never went back in. Before exiting, Bernard had just 45 yards and a goal-line score on 16 carries, to go with two catches for two yards. Jeremy Hill finished the game as the Bengals' featured running back. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:37 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Doug Martin exits game with injured ankle
    Doug Martin exited Sunday's game with a third-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Martin is standing on the sideline with his helmet off and his ankle wrapped, and Bobby Rainey is in at tailback. Martin had 27 yards on 10 carries and two catches for a combined loss of one yard before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:10 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) officially out Sunday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 game at Arizona.

    Advice: Sproles would appear to have a good shot at returning for Week 9 as he got in limited practices each day this week. Talented Chris Polk will back up LeSean McCoy Sunday. The Eagles do get some good news as ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is active and starting. The rest of their inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly and DE Taylor Hart. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Glazer: Darren Sproles 'very doubtful' Sunday
    FOX's Jay Glazer confirmed Darren Sproles (knee) is "very doubtful" for Sunday's 4pm ET game at Arizona.

    Advice: ESPN Chris Mortensen essentially said the same thing earlier Sunday morning. Sproles suffered a sprained MCL in Week 6, and injury that typically takes 2-3 weeks to heal. The Eagles sound like they're going to play it safe even though he practiced on a limited basis all week. Sproles is only averaging 5.5 offensive touches per game over his last four outings anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:58 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Giovani Bernard active against Ravens
    Giovani Bernard is active for Week 8 against Baltimore.

    Advice: Bernard was listed as probable with a rib injury, so he was fully expected to play. The rest of Cincinnati's Week 8 inactives are WR A.J. Green, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Rey Maualuga, OL Tanner Hawkinson, DE Will Clarke, and DT Brandon Thompson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:40 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Mort: Sproles unlikely to play against Cards
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted Sunday morning that Darren Sproles (knee) will be inactive against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles is coming off an MCL injury. Adam Schefter predicted Sproles would play a small role if he plays, and Mortensen said he doesn't think Sproles will play at all. Get Sproles out of your fantasy lineup if he was in. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Antone Smith sidelined with neck injury
    Antone Smith exited the Falcons' Week 8 game against the Lions with a neck injury.

    Advice: His return is questionable. Smith was the second running back on the field, and had been rotating evenly with Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman. Rodgers and Freeman should see an expanded workload with Smith sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:17 am
     
    Questionable
    Bye
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2282nd)
  • Report: Teams calling Bucs about Doug Martin
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports teams have been calling the Bucs about trading for Doug Martin.

    Advice: Martin has been a complete, utter disappointment, managing just 139 yards and one touchdown on 48 carries (2.9 YPC) across four starts. The Bucs have talented Bobby Rainey and third-round rookie Charles Sims (ankle) ready to return from short-term I.R. next week. Martin is still just 25 and two seasons removed from his 1,926-yard, 12-touchdown rookie year. He'd likely fetch a mid- to late-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:39 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (155th)
  • Browns concerned about Ben Tate?
    ESPN Cleveland believes that OC Kyle Shanahan has concerns about Ben Tate as the Browns' feature back.

    Advice: Tate has started or led the backfield in touches in every game he's been healthy, but Shanahan's comments about wanting "one of the backs to separate" suggests the Browns aren't sold on him carrying the load. There could be a changing of the guard if Tate continues to struggle and one of Isaiah Crowell or Terrance West emerges with a hot-hand. Tate has a 2.8 YPC over the last two games. Crowell has been the most productive and could start to see his role increased. The Browns have the most invested in West as a third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:39 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Donald Brown remains in concussion protocol
    Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: Brown has missed the last three games due to his concussion. He remains without a timetable for return. The Chargers will likely hold Brown out through their Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.19 (1896th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) officially probable
    Andre Ellington (foot) is officially probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Ellington was upgraded to a full practice Friday, and is no longer listed with his rib injury. He's a top-10 running back play against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:02 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Saints rule out Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Packers.

    Advice: Robinson referred to his injury as "a little boo-boo" earlier in the week, but the Saints' medical staff clearly disagrees. As Pierre Thomas has also been ruled out, New Orleans' backfield will be dominated by Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet versus Green Bay's No. 31 run defense. The stars have aligned for a bounce-back game for Ingram after last week's clunker against Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:33 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • Charles Sims to play big stretch-run role?
    ESPN's Dan Graziano suggested on NFL Insiders Friday that rookie Charles Sims could play a big role down the stretch.

    Advice: Eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9, Sims has resumed practicing after fracturing his ankle in August. "He may get a shot to get some serious carries in the second half (of the season)," were Graziano's words. Sims is worth stashing in 12- and 14-team leagues. Doug Martin has been ineffective for a sustained stretch, while Bobby Rainey has been prone to fumbles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:25 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • 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
    Friday, 10:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • 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
    Friday, 9:16 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Andre Ellington remains limited on Thursday
    Andre Ellington (foot) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Full practices will be few and far between for Ellington this season. Averaging 21.6 touches per game, he's a top-15 weekly option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:16 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Khiry Robinson (arm) misses another practice
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) remained sidelined at Saints practice Thursday.

    Advice: Robinson has referred to his injury as a "little boo-boo," but his Week 8 status is up in the air. At the very least, he needs to get in a limited session on Friday. Mark Ingram is shaping up as a legit RB2 when Robinson banged up and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:16 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • 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
    Thursday, 1:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • 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
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Andre Ellington won't get to 100% health
    Andre Ellington admitted that his foot is "probably not going to feel good until January or February or whenever the season is over with."

    Advice: The partial tendon tear in his foot is something that Ellington has learned to play with. Perhaps it's partially to blame for his disappointing 3.74 YPC one year after exploding for 5.52 YPC. But just because Ellington's foot is not 100 percent doesn't mean he can't sustain durability and volume, as evidenced by his 21.6 touches/game through six weeks. He'll be a borderline RB1 against the Eagles Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:07 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Khiry Robinson (forearm) not practicing Wed.
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Robinson said he has a "little boo-boo," but he's "straight." We'll see if he gets back to practice Thursday. If Robinson can't play, Mark Ingram would likely handle 15-18 carries as a solid RB2 against the Packers' No. 31 run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:25 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2300th)
  • 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
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.89 (16th)
  • Donald Brown officially ruled out
    Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Brandon Oliver will make his third straight start. Ryan Mathews (MCL) has also been ruled out for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.19 (1896th)
  • Andre Ellington limited again on Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellington played through his rib injury in Sunday's win and hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury. He'll be borderline RB1 against the Eagles in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:19 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • 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
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Charles Sims (ankle) cleared for practice
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Barring any setbacks, Sims could return in Week 9. He's a candidate for the Bucs' third-down role immediately and could eat into the workload of Doug Martin before too long. Martin, inherited by the Lovie Smith regime, hasn't played good football since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • 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
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Donald Brown (concussion) still not cleared
    Donald Brown (concussion) remained sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: It will be the Branden Oliver show in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Brown remains week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.19 (1896th)
  • Donald Brown misses Chargers practice
    Donald Brown (concussion) would not have participated had the Chargers held a practice on Monday.

    Advice: Brown can safely be ruled out for Thursday night's tilt with Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.19 (1896th)
  • Rashad Jennings 'hopeful" to return after bye
    Rashad Jennings (knee) said Monday he's "hopeful" he can return after the Giants' Week 8 bye, and will begin running this week.

    Advice: Jennings claims he's "right on track" and considers himself "day to day." As Andre Williams had something of a limiting effect on New York's offense while serving as feature back, and is only averaging 3.15 YPC on the season, Jennings should return as the Giants' clear-lead runner. It's worth noting Jennings wasn't 100 percent committal when discussing a Week 9 return. In 12- and 14-team leagues, Williams is worth holding through New York's bye in case Jennings suffers a setback. He's a 29 1/2-year-old running back dealing with a multi-week MCL sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:52 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Andre Ellington dealing with sore ribs
    Andre Ellington has been diagnosed with sore ribs, and avoided structural damage.

    Advice: Ellington briefly departed Sunday's win over the Raiders, but played through the injury, and will continue to do so going forward. Ellington will receive little, if any, practice time this week, but will be good to go as a borderline RB1 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:19 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
  • Andre Ellington called for Taylor to vulture
    Andre Ellington said he called for Stepfan Taylor to come in and vulture his touchdowns Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington insisted that he could have stayed in, but wanted Taylor to get the scores because he "deserved" it. That's a reference to all the work Taylor has put in during practice as Ellington has rested his foot. It sounds nice in theory, but there's a good chance the coaches prefer to use the bigger back near the goal-line. It's also a way to limit Ellington's workload a bit, as he's averaging 21.6 touches per game right now. Ellington, who has two touchdowns in six outings this season, is a borderline RB1 weekly despite his lack of scoring upside. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 20, 5:59 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.53 (27th)
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