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  • Seattle adds C.J. Spiller to backfield mix
    Seahawks signed RB C.J. Spiller to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Spiller visited with the Jets and Packers before signing. He was a healthy scratch for the Saints in Week 1, and spent the last two weeks out of football. Spiller hasn't been productive since 2013, but lands in a great situation in Seattle. He will be in the mix for a passing-game role behind Christine Michael with Thomas Rawls (fibula) and C.J. Prosise (hand) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1053rd)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) still limited at practice
    Jamaal Charles (knee) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Another day, another limited practice for Charles. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said it's "difficult to picture" Charles playing against the Steelers on Sunday night unless he returns to a full practice at some point during the week. Look for Spencer Ware to carry the mail again in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:56 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Zeke says he feels 'way more comfortable'
    Ezekiel Elliott said he feels "way more comfortable" in the Cowboys' offense than he did in Week 1.

    Advice: And it shows. After a turbulent first two weeks, Elliott exploded for 140 yards on 30 carries Sunday against Chicago. He's now tied for second in the league in rushing yards (274) and third in carries (71). "I'm a very improved player from Week 1," said Zeke. He has a great matchup against the Niners in Week 4. Consider him an RB1 going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman (ankle) limited at practice
    Tevin Coleman (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coleman limped off at one point during Monday's blowout win over the Saints but the injury obviously didn't affect him as he finished the night with a career-high three touchdowns. He'll be fine for Week 4 against Carolina. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.19 (153rd)
     
  • Arian Foster officially ruled out
    Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: Foster was never expected to play. He's yet to practice since going down and should be considered questionable at best for Week 5. Miami will continue to go with a four-back committee against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Prosise will be in cast for three more weeks
    C.J. Prosise (hand) will be in a cast for at least three more weeks.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week that he expected Prosise to return against the Jets in Week 4, but it's going to be hard for him to catch passes with a cast on his hand. He's no threat to Christine Michael's workload. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.82 (300th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He's probably just dealing with a bruise. Crowell is third in the league in rushing and is averaging a robust 6.1 YPC. He has a splendid Week 4 date with the Redskins, who have been gashed by DeAngelo Williams, Shane Vereen, and Ezekiel Elliott the past three weeks. Crowell is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Matt Forte limited on Wednesday
    Matt Forte (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Forte simply needs some R&R. He'll be ready for Sunday against Seattle. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (63rd)
     
  • Report: Kenneth Dixon (knee) targeting Week 5
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Kenneth Dixon (knee) is targeting a Week 5 return.

    Advice: RapSheet riled up the masses with a tweet earlier Wednesday morning that Dixon was returning to practice Wednesday, but he didn't do much of anything besides working out by himself on a side field. Dixon is still recovering from a sprained MCL. Coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with the running game Wednesday, so Dixon could be given a decent workload as soon as he hits the field. He's worth picking up as a bench-stash flier if you have roster room. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.96 (225th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Cary not practicing Wednesday
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not expected to play this week after going down early in Week 2. Jordan Howard will get the start, with Joique Bell and Raheem Mostert as backups. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Doug Martin (hammy) not practicing Wednesday
    Doug Martin (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin is fully expected to miss another 1-2 weeks. Charles Sims will continue to carry the bulk of the load and be backed up by Jacquizz Rodgers. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (771st)
     
  • Charcandrick West not practicing Wednesday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Spencer Ware badly out-snapped West 45-15 last week against the Jets, and this may be part of the reason. If West sits Week 4 against the Steelers and Jamaal Charles (knee) isn't ready, Ware could have a massive workload. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.20 (287th)
     
  • Ravens considering changes at running back
    Coach John Harbaugh expressed disappointment in the Ravens' running game and said he's looking at potential changes in the backfield.

    Advice: "More than changes," Harbaugh said. "It's about seeking to improve." Justin Forsett has been dreadful with just 98 scoreless yards on 31 attempts (3.2 YPC) as the "starter." Terrance West hasn't been much better with 119 scoreless yards on 33 carries (3.6 YPC), but he recorded the Ravens' longest run of the young season last week, a 15-yarder to open the third quarter. Rookie Kenneth Dixon (knee) is nearing a return and will likely be given a shot to handle a chunk of the load. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:49 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.70 (175th)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart (hammy) DNP on Wednesday
    Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Stewart is fully expected to miss multiple games with his strained hammy. Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, and Mike Tolbert will again carry the running-back load Week 4 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Pederson dumps praise on Wendell Smallwood
    Coach Doug Pederson had nothing but praise for rookie RB Wendell Smallwood's performance following the Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: "He's the same type of runner that we felt he was coming out of college and what we saw in preseason," said Pederson. "He's a big, powerful guy. He's a downhill guy. He's a one-cut runner. He did a great job for us." At the link below, Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski broke down a bunch of Smallwood's runs from the win, and his burst through the hole was incredible. He also showed great awareness to stay in bounds on a 3rd-and-7 run late in the fourth quarter to keep the clock moving. "To get the first down and stay in bounds as a rookie is tremendous," said Pederson. Smallwood missed much of training camp with a quad injury, but he looks poised to take on a big role in this backfield with Ryan Mathews again banged up and struggling to make plays. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (611th)
     
  • Arian Foster misses another practice Tuesday
    Arian Foster (groin) remained sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Foster will miss Thursday's game against the Bengals. The Dolphins have said they will stick with a four-man rotation at running back, rendering Kenyan Drake and Jay Ajayi RB3 no-gos. Foster should be considered 50-50, at best, for Week 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:18 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Tevin Coleman totals 89 yards, 3 TDs in win
    Tevin Coleman rushed 12 times for 42 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints, adding three catches for 47 yards on three targets.

    Advice: Coleman and Devonta Freeman continued to split the snaps and touches Monday night, but Coleman was the one getting all the scoring chances inside the 10-yard line, with touchdown runs of two, two, and six yards. Freeman owners still have plenty to be happy about after Freeman piled up 207 total yards and a touchdown of his own on 19 touches to Coleman's 15 touches. This offense can support both backs with the tempo it plays at and all the touches it funnels to the two runners. Coleman will be back on the RB2 map next week in a home date with the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.19 (153rd)
     
  • Jets to work out FA C.J. Spiller on Tuesday
    Free agent C.J. Spiller will work out for the Jets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Spiller played for OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo and had the best season of his career in Gailey's final year as the Bills' head coach in 2012. Spiller amassed 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns in Gailey's spread scheme that season. In New York, he'd be insurance behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1053rd)
     
  • Reid: 'Chance' Jamaal Charles back for Week 4
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Arian Foster not expected to play Thursday
    Coach Adam Gase suggested Arian Foster (groin) is not going to play Thursday night against the Bengals.

    Advice: "We're going to make sure he's at the right place for us," Gase said. It was never likely Foster would return on a short week, but he could make it back for the Dolphins' Week 5 clash with the Titans. Miami will again turn to an underwhelming committee featuring Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead. This is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Elliott runs for 140 yards in workhorse role
    Ezekiel Elliott had 30 carries for 140 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Elliott had two touchdowns vultured, including one to Lance Dunbar. Even with the offensive line missing multiple starters, he had a ton of running room all game. Elliott’s highlight was a hurdle over S Chris Prosinski at the end of a third quarter run. He didn't have any ball security issues after two fumbles last week. Elliott is locked in as a RB1 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Smallwood unleashed in win over Pittsburgh
    Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (611th)
     
  • Matt Forte held in check in Week 3 loss
    Matt Forte rushed 15 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for -1 yard Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Forte again looked good, getting everything that was blocked and creating yards on his own with great moves in the backfield. Unfortunately, the offense struggled to get anything going all game, and OC Chan Gailey apparently forgot Forte existed when the team was in the red zone. Gailey did, on the other hand, allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw three end-zone interceptions. Things will not get any easier against the Seahawks next week, but Forte’s workload keeps him in the RB1 conversation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (63rd)
     
  • Forsett collects 32 yards in Week 3 victory
    Justin Forsett totaled 20 yards on seven carries and reeled in six-of-seven targets for 12 yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: He drew the start and out-touched Terrance West 13-12, though West saw more carries. Forsett didn’t get much traction on Sunday, particularly in the first half when he was stuffed for only four yards on three carries. Right now the Ravens are just biding their time until fourth-round rookie Kenneth Dixon returns from a knee injury. Forsett won’t be much more than a flex consideration next week against Oakland. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.70 (175th)
     
  • Crowell runs for 79 yards on Miami
    Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 79 yards in Week 3 against Miami.

    Advice: Crowell was mostly held in check outside of a 25-yard run. He lost 10 carries to Duke Johnson, who was more effective on fewer touches. Crowell has a solid floor in Hue Jackson's run scheme in the few games where Cleveland isn't playing from behind, but is due for some regression. He remains a prime sell high candidate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles among Chiefs' Wk 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared RB Jamaal Charles, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Jah Reid, QB Tyler Bray, LB Sam Barrington, WR De'Anthony Thomas, and CB Kenneth Acker inactive for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: The Chiefs will get RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he sat out last week with an ankle injury, but he will not start. Charles saw some practice reps with the first-team and coach Andy Reid suggested he could be back next week, but his return date is still up in the air. Spencer Ware will continue to start as long as Charles is out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:57 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Doug Martin leads Bucs' inactives
    Bucs declared RB Doug Martin, WR Cecil Shorts, DE Robert Ayers, OG Caleb Benenoch, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Luke Stocker and OT Leonard Wester inactive for Week 3 vs. the Rams.

    Advice: Martin is week to week. Charles Sims is getting the start and will be a bell-cow in a game where the flow should favor the Bucs. 20 touches is possible, putting Sims on the RB1 borderline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (771st)
     
  • C.J. Prosise not expected to play Sunday
    C.J. Prosise (hand) is not expected to play Sunday versus San Francisco.

    Advice: Prosise has practiced fully in two straight weeks, but he was listed as questionable both times and will miss both games. Thomas Rawls (shin) will also miss Sunday's game, setting up Christine Michael for a heavy workload. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.82 (300th)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart among Panthers' inactives
    Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Brenton Bersin, WR Damiere Byrd, LB Jeremy Cash, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen, and DE Ryan Delaire inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: There are no surprises on this list. Stewart is expected to miss at least a couple games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) officially out for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful on Friday despite seeing some practice reps with the first-team offense this week. Coach Andy Reid suggested Charles could play in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. Spencer Ware will carry the rushing load again on Sunday. For the season, he's out-touched Charcandrick West 30-16. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell should keep lead-back job
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes Isaiah Crowell will continue to be the lead back moving forward.

    Advice: There was some concern Duke Johnson would take over as the lead back before the season, but Crowell has impressed with 195 yards and two scores through two weeks. Those numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Crowell earned 40 yards on three meaningless draws at the end of a loss Week 1, and he had an 85-yard touchdown last week. He has averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 26 carries. With the offense sure to nose dive with Cody Kessler under center, Crowell is a great sell high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Bowles also not worried with Forte's workload
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is not concerned about Matt Forte's early-season workload.

    Advice: Forte is on pace for 472 touches, but neither OC Chan Gailey nor Bowles seems to care. "I like to see us successful," Bowles said. "If we can ride somebody, we’ll ride him, whether it be a receiver, quarterback or running back. It really doesn’t matter." Bilal Powell has been an afterthought this season, but he is a hold with the Jets seemingly intent on running the 30-year-old Forte into the ground. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (63rd)
     
  • Prosise listed as questionable for Week 1
    C.J. Prosise (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Advice: Prosise was also listed as questionable last week, then didn't play against the Rams. His status is wholly uncertain for Sunday's showdown with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:43 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.82 (300th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) doubtful for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid gave Charles owners some false hope Friday by hinting at a return in Week 3, but his doubtful listing confirms that won't be the case. Spencer Ware is looking at another week atop the Chiefs' running back depth chart. Charles has worked with the first-team offense at practice the past few days after being relegated to scout team duty the previous two weeks. He's getting close. Daily Slant: The backfield will very likely be left to Ware and West yet again, although this is the toughest draw they've faced so far. The Jets haven't allowed much to opposing backs this year, holding them to a shade under 4.0 YPC on 29 totes, and they've struggled to get pressure on opposing QBs. They managed to hit Tyrod Taylor just once (no sacks) last week, setting up Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin as sneaky GPP plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Reid leaves door open for J. Charles to play
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid left the door open Friday for Jamaal Charles (knee) to play in Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: "I think he feels like he can do it," said Reid. Reid also revealed that Charles began practicing with the first-team offense after working only with the scout team in the first two weeks of the season. Charles' role would undoubtedly be limited were he able to play against the Jets, but his progress is a very good sign. Spencer Ware should remain the Chiefs' lead back in Week 3. Charcandrick West would be more likely to lose snaps to Charles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon ruled out for Week 3
    Kenneth Dixon (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3.

    Advice: Dixon is believed to be targeting Week 4 to make his first NFL appearance, although he didn't practice this week and isn't known to be making any headway in his recovery. Dixon remains worth holding onto in 14-team leagues, and some deeper 12-team ones. He looked like the Ravens' best back in preseason games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:16 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.96 (225th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) ruled out against Browns
    Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 3 versus Cleveland.

    Advice: He should be considered week to week. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday that he hadn't figured out which running back will start in Foster's place. The Fins have four other backs on their 53: Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, Isaiah Pead, and Kenyan Drake. None of them is a reliable Week 3 fantasy play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey listed as doubtful
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

    Advice: Rookie Jordan Howard is becoming a very interesting sleeper with Carey on the shelf and Jeremy Langford struggling. Carey left Monday night's loss to the Eagles and did not return. He has no known timetable to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • J-Stew (hamstring) officially out for Week 3
    Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is officially out for Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera said he expects Stewart to miss about 2-3 weeks. Cameron Artis-Payne will serve as the starter during his absence, though Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert are also expected to have roles. Artis-Payne will be little more than an RB3/4 against the Vikings' stout run defense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) not seen at Friday's practice
    Arian Foster (groin) wasn't present for the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced all week and is headed for another DNP on Friday. Unless something miraculous happens, Foster won't be on the field for Week 3 against the Browns. Expect Jay Ajayi to get the lion's share of carries with rookie Kenyan Drake playing a change-of-pace role on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) missing again Thursday
    Arian Foster (groin) remained absent from Dolphins practice Thursday.

    Advice: There's yet to be a reason to expect Foster to suit up against the Browns. The Dolphins will hold him out of a cakewalk matchup with an eye toward getting him 100 percent for Week 4. Jay Ajayi will lead a committee in Foster's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:37 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • OC: Too early to worry about Forte's workload
    Jets OC Chan Gailey believes it's too early to start monitoring Matt Forte's workload.

    Advice: Forte has gotten the ball 59 times through two games, but Gailey evidently hasn't seen any sign of early-season wear and tear. It's inevitable that Forte's workloads will be curtailed, especially with a competent backup in Bilal Powell, but Week 3 won't be it. Forte is playing on 10 days' rest after getting the ball 32 times against the Bills in Week 2. Forte is locked in as a high-end RB1 while he dominates touches. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (63rd)
     
  • Reid thinks 'another week' will help Charles
    When asked about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "another week is going to help him."

    Advice: Reid said Charles could play "today or tomorrow," but it looks like the Chiefs will err on the side of caution by keeping him out one more week. Charles practiced with the scout team on Wednesday, just as he did last week. With Charles a long shot for Sunday, Spencer Ware should see another heavy workload against the Jets in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Matt Forte limited on Wednesday
    Matt Forte (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Forte balled out last Thursday night with 109 total yards and three touchdowns on a whopping 32 touches, so he's likely just getting some veteran rest during practice. He's a locked-in RB1 this week against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:29 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (63rd)
     
  • Ron Rivera says Stewart could miss 2-4 weeks
    Coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out "two weeks, three weeks, four weeks."

    Advice: This sounds like a classic coach answer. Rivera is simply being facetious with his answer and not trying to tell the whole truth. Stewart has long been a slow healer, however, and hamstring issues in running backs and receiver can linger. Stewart seems pretty certain to miss multiple games. In his absence, OC Mike Shula said the Panthers will use a committee in the backfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Report: Arian Foster a 'long shot' for Week 3
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (groin) is a "long shot" to play Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: Foster's injury isn't believed to be serious, but expect the Dolphins to err on the side of caution with him, especially this week against a lowly Browns team. RapSheet reports there's a "chance" he plays Week 4. With Foster likely to sit, Jay Ajayi will get the start with Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams to follow. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) not practicing Wednesday
    Arian Foster (groin) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Foster hasn't practiced on Wednesdays all month, so it's hard to read too deep into this one. However, it doesn't sound like he'll play Week 3 against the Browns after straining his groin early in the Week 2 loss at New England. If he sits, Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead will lead a backfield committee. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:34 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Jamaal Charles again w/ scout team Wednesday
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is again working with the scout team at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid said Charles is getting better every day, and he'll get a couple first-team reps at Wednesday's practice. But he's still not ready. Odds are it will be Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:06 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Doug Martin (hamstring) set to miss 3 weeks
    Doug Martin's hamstring injury is expected to cost him three weeks.

    Advice: It sounds like Monday's MRI revealed a severe strain at least and a possible tear at worst. Either way, three weeks is a long time after Martin claimed his hammy was only mildly tweaked in Sunday's blowout loss to Arizona. It's certainly possible the injury winds up hindering Martin all season. The Bucs have a brutal schedule forthcoming but new lead back Charles Sims' all-purpose ability will stabilize his floor. We're only two weeks in and the running back position has been a mine field yet again. Rinse and repeat. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:52 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (771st)
     
  • Zeke Elliott's conditioning still an issue?
    Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus suggested that Ezekiel Elliott "doesn't look as explosive" as he did in college.

    Advice: It's hard to argue against for a back averaging 3.3 yards per carry after Elliott averaged 6.7 YPC at Ohio State. Elliott got nothing going against the Giants in Week 1 and only had a few nice runs in Week 2 against the Redskins. Broaddus suggested that Elliott's "conditioning doesn't look right" and later tweeted Elliott may be "kinda living life too much." There have been rumors Elliott isn't fully focused on football for awhile now. Elliott does have major breakout potential on Sunday Night Football against the Bears' injury-depleted defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Dolphins 'cautiously optimistic' about Foster
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Dolphins are "cautiously optimistic" about Arian Foster's (groin) Week 3 status.

    Advice: Per Graziano, Foster is unlikely to practice Wednesday, but the Dolphins had already been giving Foster Wednesdays off. This being Foster, it would be unwise to form a concrete opinion about his weekend status until Friday, or perhaps even Sunday. Owners definitely need to be making other plans in the event he doesn't suit up. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams form a committee if Foster doesn't go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:24 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • FA C.J. Spiller visiting the Packers Tuesday
    Free agent C.J. Spiller is visiting the Packers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Packers' rushing attack is off to a slow start, but Spiller wouldn't help with that. Eddie Lacy and James Starks have combined for only five passing-game targets. Spiller would help with that. Of course, Spiller didn't help with anything during his brief time in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1053rd)
     
  • Report: Arian Foster dealing with strained groin
    Arian Foster's injury is believed to be a groin strain.

    Advice: Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Foster's status for Sunday is "iffy" but he shouldn't miss more than a game or two. Foster hasn't shown much through two weeks, averaging a mere 2.9 yards per carry on 16 rushing attempts. Jay Ajayi would likely draw the start if Foster has to sit out against Cleveland in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (841st)
     
  • Jerry: Fumbles will not affect Elliott's work
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said fumbling issues "will not at all" affect Ezekiel Elliott's workload.

    Advice: Elliott was pulled after his second fumble against the Redskins on Sunday, but the Cowboys do not seem worried it is a long-term issue. "He fundamentally carries the ball really sound," Jones said. "He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won't get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is." Alfred Morris might be in line for more work, but Elliott will remain the clear workhorse moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Doug Martin headed for MRI on Tuesday
    Doug Martin (hamstring) will have an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Martin said he suffered a "slight tweak" of his hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals, but the MRI suggests the team is worried it could be something more. Even if it is just a minor hamstring pull, Martin is still extremely questionable for this week against the Rams. Charles Sims needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (771st)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey leaves with hamstring injury
    Ka'Deem Carey exited Week 2 against the Eagles with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Carey was splitting snaps with Jeremy Langford in the first quarter, but Carey quickly got hurt. Langford ended the first half with five yards and one touchdown on four carries. Rookie Jordan Howard got some reps in the third quarter. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Charles not yet confident in his knee
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles (knee) "told him directly last week that he wasn't quite ready to play."

    Advice: Charles clearly wasn't confident enough in his surgically repaired knee to give it a go against the Texans, and Reid remained noncommittal when asked if Charles will be ready to face the Jets. Once Charles is active for games, the Chiefs figure to ease him in slowly in a rotation alongside Spencer Ware. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 12:51 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Reid won't commit to Charles for Week 3
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid was noncommittal about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3.

    Advice: Reid acknowledged that Charles "looked better" at practice last week but wouldn't commit to a return date. Spencer Ware came back to Earth a bit in Week 2 and ESPN's Adam Schefter has already reported that KC's plan is to have Charles back for Sunday's game against the Jets. If Charles plays, he'll likely be in a committee with Ware. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 10:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.40 (45th)
     
  • Rivera says J-Stew will miss 'week or two'
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will miss "at least a week or two."

    Advice: Stewart had an MRI Monday morning, but the results are not yet known. Either way, Stewart not going to play against the Vikings, and he could end up missing multiple weeks. Fozzy Whittaker put up 100 yards Sunday with Stewart sidelined, but Cameron Artis-Payne should have a role as well despite being inactive the first two weeks. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 9:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Justin Forsett out-snaps West 41-to-21
    Justin Forsett played 41-of-75 snaps Week 2 against the Browns.

    Advice: He almost doubled the playing time of Terrance West, who played just 21 snaps. Neither back put up big fantasy numbers even in a good matchup. Both are FLEX plays at best heading into a matchup with the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.70 (175th)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott benched after second fumble
    Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap after his second fumble Sunday against the Redskins.

    Advice: Alfred Morris handled all of the work over the final 6:56, scoring the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jerry Jones said after the game he and the coaches are not worried about Elliott's fumbles, but the benching suggests otherwise. The rookie will remain the starter moving forward, but Morris could start to eat into his workload. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Doug Martin suffered 'slight tweak' to hammy
    Doug Martin said he suffered a "slight tweak" to his hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Martin left and never returned to the blowout loss. He said he's unsure how long he'll be out. Hamstring injuries are always tricky when talking about skill players. If not completely healed before returning to action, it's easy to cause worse damage. Martin is very questionable for Week 3 against the Rams. Charles Sims should be owned in all leagues as Martin insurance. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (771st)
     
  • Tevin Coleman handles 14 touches, scores
    Tevin Coleman rushed 12 times for 46 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 25 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Although Devonta Freeman has more touches, Coleman has outscored him in fantasy in back-to-back weeks and is playing himself into the every-week flex conversation. Coleman was targeted twice on Sunday and is getting more passing-game action than Freeman. Coleman will offer plenty of upside as a flex play on Monday Night Football against the Saints in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.19 (153rd)
     
  • Charcandrick West puts up 63 yards Week 2
    Charcandrick West rushed six times for 61 yards and caught one pass for two yards Week 2 against the Texans.

    Advice: West played 10 fewer snaps than Spencer Ware, but he outgained him on the ground on the back of two long runs. Ware was still more involved in the passing game, and he is likely to be much more involved overall once Jamaal Charles returns next week. West does not need to be owned in standard-sized leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.20 (287th)
     
  • Panthers 'concerned' with Stewart's status
    Coach Ron Rivera said "there's a little concern" over Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, ankle).

    Advice: Stewart left Sunday's game in the first quarter and didn't return. He's dealing with multiple injuries, putting his Week 3 status in doubt. The Panthers are expected to activate Cameron Artis-Payne if Stewart misses time, but Fozzy's Whittaker 100-plus yards off the bench give him the edge to start. There should be an update on Stewart no later than Monday. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:35 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Cowboys not worried about Elliott's fumbles
    Owner Jerry Jones said he and the Cowboys' coaches have no concerns about Ezekiel Elliott's fumbles.

    Advice: It's been a rough start for the No. 4 overall pick. Through two games, he's managed just 134 yards on 41 carries (3.27 YPC) but has saved his fantasy days with three total touchdowns. Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2, and was vultured by Alfred Morris for a short touchdown. Morris received more carries late in the game after Elliott's fumbles, so it's fair to wonder if he'll get more chances moving forward. Elliott will look to put it all together Week 3 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Forsett totals 46 yards in win over Browns
    Justin Forsett rushed 14 times for 37 yards and caught 3-of-5 targets for nine yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Forsett got the nominal start, but again split work with Terrance West, who carried it 11 times. Neither running back did a whole lot, as West managed just 42 yards on his totes and dropped his lone target. This is shaping up as a backfield to simply avoid after two weeks. The Ravens are a pass-first team. Forsett won't be anything more than a flex play next week at Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:18 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.70 (175th)
     
  • Crowell runs for 133 yards, TD in Week 2 loss
    Isaiah Crowell rushed for 133 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Browns' 25-20, Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Crowell kicked off the Browns' second possession with an 85-yard touchdown run. He ran untouched right through the left side of the line and up the middle of the field into the end zone. On his other 17 carries, Crowell managed 48 yards (2.82 YPC). He also caught his lone target for 15 yards. After Josh McCown injured his left shoulder late in the first quarter, the Browns didn't hide the fact they were going to try and run the ball with Crowell. It rarely worked, and the Browns blew a 20-point lead. Crowell will be an RB2 next week at the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:43 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Seahawks declare Week 2 inactives
    Seahawks declared RB C.J. Prosise, WR Tanner McEnvoy, CB DeAndre Elliott, LB Dewey McDonald, RG Germain Ifedi, TE Nick Vannett, and DT Garrison Smith inactive for Week 2 against the Rams.

    Advice: Prosise has a broken hand. Ifedi has a high-ankle sprain. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 11:49 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.82 (300th)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart (ankle) active vs 49ers
    Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is active for Week 2 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Stewart was limited in practice, but should be fine for his normal workload. He's an RB2 in a game Carolina projects to lead throughout. The Panthers inactives are QB Joe Webb, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CB Damiere Byrd , LB Jared Norris, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen, and DT Paul Soliai Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • J-Stew (ankle) gets the green light for Week 2
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will play against the 49ers in Week 2.

    Advice: Stewart was limited at practice this week but his status for Week 2 was never in doubt. He's locked in as an RB2 in an appetizing matchup against San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
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