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  • Mike James totals -1 yards in blowout loss
    Mike James rushed four times for four yards in Tampa Bay's Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: James caught a pass, but lost five yards. James briefly spelled Bobby Rainey after Rainey's first of two lost fumbles, but the Bucs quickly thought better of it. A distant third behind Rainey and Doug Martin, James is off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:34 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (1771st)
  • Jacquizz Rodgers manages only nine yards
    Jacquizz Rodgers rushed five times for six yards in Atlanta's Week 3 romp over the Bucs, adding a three-yard reception.

    Advice: On a night where the Falcons scored 56 points, Quizz managed all of nine yards. Rodgers received a carry from the Bucs' five-yard line in the first quarter, but got stuffed for a three-yard loss. Rodgers has proven time and again that he's a replacement-level back, at best, but remains a firm No. 2 in the Falcons' four-man committee. He has no value in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.91 (184th)
  • Antone Smith finds pay dirt in easy win
    Antone Smith rushed four times for 50 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 3 win over the Bucs, also losing a fumble.

    Advice: Smith's score was one of his patented big plays, as he rushed 38 yards through a tired and miserable Bucs defense to put the Falcons up 56-0 in the fourth quarter. He found the hole, then the edge and was off to the races. Smith's fumble came at the Bucs' one-yard line the end of a shifty 10-yard scamper in the second quarter. Smith has proven time and again he's worthy of more work as a change-of-pace back, but the Falcons don't appear ready to give it to him. That keeps him off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:15 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.94 (2548th)
  • Devonta Freeman struggles in garbage time
    Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 12 yards in Atlanta's Week 3, blowout win over the Bucs, adding a seven-yard reception while also losing a fumble.

    Advice: Getting major second-half run in a game the Falcons led 35-0 at halftime, Freeman had a chance to stuff the stat-sheet, but instead got stuffed. His fumble was soft, as he let the ball get tomahawked out from behind. Still a clear No. 4 on the Falcons' running back depth chart, Freeman isn't looking like much of a stash in 12-team re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    2.48 (2513th)
  • Mike Tolbert back at Panthers practice Thurs.
    Mike Tolbert (chest) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Tolbert on track to operate as a Week 3 battering ram, though how he feels on Friday will be key. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) trending toward a return, as well, Tolbert's status is less important than it was in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Andre Ellington back at Cardinals practice
    Andre Ellington (foot) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Ellington will start Sunday's game against the 49ers. With Jonathan Dwyer now out of the picture, Ellington could even get some goal-line looks, but Stepfan Taylor will be first in line. Sporting a 5.1 YPC to go along with his 181 yards from scrimmage, Ellington is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:35 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Shane Vereen still limited on Thursday
    Shane Vereen (shoulder) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Vereen has had durability issues, but there's been nothing to suggest this is anything more than the Pats' standard injury-report games. Vereen is fine for Week 3, where he'll be a borderline RB2 against the Raiders' ragged defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:42 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Dri Archer still limited Thursday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) remained limited Thursday.

    Advice: Archer may have to get in a "full" session on Friday to contribute on special teams against the Panthers. Archer isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:29 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Arian Foster (hamstring) still limited Thurs.
    Arian Foster (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's always notable when someone with Foster's injury history misses practice time, but we've yet to see anything to suggest his Week 3 status is in doubt. The Texans are almost certainly just limiting their workhorse's reps after he carried the ball a combined 55 times in Weeks 1-2. Foster's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:04 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Joique Bell (knee) still limited on Thursday
    Joique Bell (knee) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: All indications are that the Lions are just giving Bell some extra rest heading into Week 3. He can be trusted as an RB2 against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Pierce (thigh) added to Ravens' injury report
    Bernard Pierce was added to the Ravens' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a thigh issue.

    Advice: Mid-week additions to the injury report are never good news, but we haven't come across any real reason to be concerned about Pierce's Week 3 status. We still expect him to lead the Ravens' committee against the Browns, with Justin Forsett mixing in frequently as a change-of-pace back. Pierce is a borderline RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) limited on Thursday
    Chris Johnson was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Jets are almost certainly just limiting CJ?K's reps. We haven't seen any reason to worry about his Week 3 status. Johnson has an enticing matchup in the Bears, but we expect Chris Ivory to be the main beneficiary. Johnson is an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.57 (62nd)
  • Stepfan Taylor moves up depth chart
    Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor has moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart.

    Advice: Thanks to Jonathan Dwyer's deactivation, Taylor will now be the primary "big back" complement to Andre Ellington. It's not a high-upside position outside of a potential goal-line vulture and weak handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:38 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (187th)
  • Vikings to expand McKinnon's role this week?
    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities says Jerick McKinnon "should definitely be more of a factor starting Sunday."

    Advice: Anyone who has seen Matt Asiata stagger his way to a career 3.56 YPC knows this should be the case. The question is if the Vikings see it. Perhaps now that the coaches have a full week of preparation without Adrian Peterson, they'll install the freaky McKinnon as a major part of the gameplan. He's not startable yet in fantasy, but he's a must hold. If the Vikings want to move the football on the ground, McKinnon is their best bet. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Damien Williams will be No. 2 RB on Sunday
    Damien Williams will be the Dolphins No. 2 running back Sunday.

    Advice: With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Williams is on the deep league radar. He went undrafted out of Oklahoma after getting kicked off the team for multiple team violations, but possesses 4.45 speed and excellent receiving skills. The jury remains out on Miller as a workhorse kind of back, leaving Williams with a real shot at 10 touches this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:52 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.98 (1903rd)
  • Shane Vereen limited with shoulder injury
    Shane Vereen (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: This doesn't appear to be a major injury. Vereen should be fine for Week 3 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:55 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Arian Foster dealing with hamstring injury
    Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Joique Bell (knee) limited on Wedneday
    Joique Bell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: There's no indication that Bell is in danger of missing Sunday's game. Bell will be an RB2 against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Dri Archer returns to limited practice
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Archer was held out last week, but could return after missing just one game. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Andre Ellington held out on Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot and will continue to be rested on Wednesdays until he's fully healthy. He remains on track to play in this week's game against the 49ers. Ellington is averaging an impressive 5.1 YPC despite playing through his foot injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) day to day
    Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

    Advice: Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Andre Ellington still dealing with foot pain
    Coach Bruce Arians acknowledged Monday that Andre Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot.

    Advice: Ellington has a tear in the foot. The Cardinals haven't backed off him much, however, shoveling 16 more touches onto Ellington in Sunday's win over the Giants. He responded with 101 total yards. Arians says Ellington will continue to be held out of practice on Wednesdays, and they'll evaluate him thereafter every week. He remains on track to play in this week's meeting with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:43 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Texans: We'll try to lighten Foster's load
    Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

    Advice: Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Joique Bell won't be punished for fumble
    OC Joe Lombardi confirmed he won't punish a player for fumbles as long as it isn't habit-forming.

    Advice: Joique Bell fumbled during Sunday's loss at Carolina, but still ended up with 42 snaps compared to 29 for Reggie Bush. That comes on the heels of a Week 1 game in which Bell played on five more snaps than Bush. Joique, getting most of the inside running and goal-line work, will be a very strong RB2 against the Packers in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Jerick McKinnon got 21 snaps for MIN
    Jerick McKinnon played on 21-of-66 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Although McKinnon only received four touches, he actually got a significant amount of run. Perhaps the Vikings will make him a bigger part of the running game after watching Matt Asiata plod his way to 36 yards on 13 carries. McKinnon remains a stash as we wait for more Adrian Peterson fallout. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:58 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Chris Johnson finds no room against GB
    Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 21 yards and caught one pass for zero yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It only took one week for the Jets to realize Johnson's big Week 1 game was because he played the Raiders. It's obvious that rugged and powerful Chris Ivory is the better option for the Ground 'N Pound scheme Rex Ryan wants to run. Johnson gets a plus matchup against the Bears at home in Week 3, but he's going to share the carries and snaps pretty evenly with Ivory. The days of CJ as a workhorse are over. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:32 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.57 (62nd)
  • Arian Foster gashes Raiders for 150 yards, TD
    Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Damien Williams fills in for Knowshon Moreno
    Damien Williams had five carries for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Bills.

    Advice: Filling in for an injured Knowshon Moreno, Williams was a chance-of-pace behind Lamar Miller. With Moreno expected to miss 4-8 weeks, he's likely to handle No. 2 duties going forward. Miller is going to get the majority of carries, but Williams could push for 10-plus weekly touches. UDFA Orleans Darkwa was active this week and is also a candidate for an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:48 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.98 (1903rd)
  • Devonta Freeman limited to two touches
    Devonta Freeman caught 2-of-4 targets for 22 yards in Atlanta's Week 2 loss to the Bengals, but was held without a rushing attempt.

    Advice: The Falcons scaled back their committee, only giving carries to Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers. Freeman has done all he can to prove he's deserving of a bigger role, but Atlanta isn't ready to give it to him. He's little more than a deep stash in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    2.48 (2513th)
  • Jacquizz Rodgers manages 23 yards vs. CIN
    Jacquizz Rodgers rushed five times for 23 yards in Atlanta's Week 2 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Rodgers was targeted just once in the passing game. Rodgers and Steven Jackson were the only Falcons to get carries one week after they went with a four-man attack against the Saints. Rodgers is waiver-wire fodder across all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:52 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.91 (184th)
  • Mike Tolbert gets 7 touches in Week 2 victory
    Mike Tolbert was thrown for -5 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: The Lions' defensive front lived in the Panthers' backfield in this one, and Jonathan Stewart got the nod ahead of Tolbert in a fourth-quarter scoring situation, with Stewart powering in from two yards out. Tolbert now has 16 touches through two games. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) likely to return sooner rather than later, it's hard to get behind Tolbert having any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Joique Bell gets 16 touches against Panthers
    Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Joique owners were lucky to come out of this game with so many total yards, because Carolina's defense smothered the Detroit offense. Bell lost a fumble, but his heavy involvement in the passing game was a very good sign moving forward. He'll arguably be a borderline RB1 option when the Lions face the weak Green Bay defense in Week 3. While Reggie Bush has 23 touches through two games, Bell has 32. Joique is also getting all goal-line work. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • McKinnon not involved in blowout loss
    Jerick McKinnon rushed twice for seven yards and added two catches for five yards against the Patriots Week 2.

    Advice: McKinnon's first carry did not come until three minutes into the second quarter, and he was clearly behind Asiata all game. Asiata only managed 2.8 yards-per-carry, though, as the Vikings offense struggled mightily. With Adrian Peterson likely out an extended time, Minnesota would be wise to see what they have in athletic rookie McKinnon. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Andre Ellington totals 101 yards vs. Giants
    Andre Ellington gained 91 yards on 15 carries and caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington ripped off a number of big plays on the ground, but lost nine carries to Jonathan Dwyer, including a valuable goal-line plunge. Through two weeks, Ellington has rarely been a part of Arizona's red-zone offense, which is a major concern for his fantasy value in standard (non-PPR leagues). He's more of an RB2/flex in those scoring systems. He's an every-week RB2 in PPR. The Cardinals will take on San Francisco's depleted defense next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Vereen sees limited touches against Vikings
    Shane Vereen rushed six times for 40 yards against the Vikings Week 2.

    Advice: Vereen was a non-factor most of the game as the Patriots decided to ride Stevan Ridley for 25 carries in the blowout. Vereen will have better days, but this game is a good reminder that everyone on the Patriots' offense not named Julian Edelman or Rob Gronkowski is game-plan dependent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:14 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Andre Ellington active for Week 2 at Giants
    Andre Ellington is active for Week 2 against the Giants.

    Advice: In spite of his questionable tag, Ellington (foot) was always expected to play. The Cardinals' Week 2 inactives are QB Carson Palmer, RB Glenn Carson, OLBs Alex Okafor and Marcus Benard, TE Darren Fells, DE Frostee Rucker, and P Dave Zastudil. Ellington could be in line for a lot of checkdowns from fill-in quarterback Drew Stanton, whose downfield accuracy has long been problematic. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:30 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Andre Ellington expected to play vs. Giants
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play versus the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington already declared himself "good to go" on Friday. If Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) can't play, the Cardinals are likely to feed Ellington the rock. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will give Ellington breathers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:37 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Shane Vereen getting short-yardage work
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss expects Shane Vereen to get even more early-down and short-yardage opportunities this week.

    Advice: Vereen actually got three goal-line carries in Week 1 compared to one for Stevan Ridley. Per Reiss, teammates were impressed with how Vereen performed in those situations. Already a PPR dynamo, Vereen is trending up as a standard-scoring player heading into Sunday's game against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Andre Ellington says he's good to go
    Andre Ellington (foot) said he's "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington, working on a short week, returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Cardinals' official website confirms that it would "probably be an upset" if he doesn't play Sunday. Ellington clearly wasn't 100 percent in Week 1, but still totaled 80 yards on 18 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Jerick McKinnon is a freak athlete
    Jerick McKinnon's SPARQ score of 147.5 was one of the top scores among all running backs over the last 16 years.

    Advice: As you can read in the Zach Whitman column linked below, SPARQ is a metric developed by Nike to apply a single composite score to a player's athleticism. An elite NFL athlete is around 140 and the 150+ range is reserved for the Calvin Johnson types. The point is that although McKinnon is very raw as he comes out of Georgia Southern and has very little pass pro experience, he's a freak. "Backs with McKinnon's speed, lower-body explosiveness and upper-body strength just don't exist," wrote Whitman. He'll be a change-of-pace back behind Matt Asiata to start, but his fantasy ceiling is far higher. McKinnon is a solid stash while we see where Adrian Peterson's case goes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) officially probable
    Arian Foster (ribs) is officially listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Foster practiced throughout the week despite his rib issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 overall running back for Sunday's matchup at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Andre Ellington returns to practice
    Andre Ellington (questionable, foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Advice: The Cardinals are officially treating Ellington as a "game-time decision," but he seems likely to play after getting in the limited workout on Friday. He saw 18 touches in Week 1 against San Diego. Arizona faces a stiffer Week 2 test on the road against the Giants. Ellington is an RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Bernard Pierce rushes for 96 yards in start
    Bernard Pierce got the start in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers, rushing 22 times for 96 yards with a seven-yard reception.

    Advice: Pierce was clearly the leader of the Ravens' committee, starting over Justin Forsett and touching the ball on seven of Baltimore's first nine plays. He didn't do a whole heck of a lot before garbage time, however, notching 20 of his yards on two meaningless final carries with the Ravens winning 26-6 with less than two minutes remaining. Pierce got the rock four times inside the Steelers' five-yard line, but failed to find the end zone. With that pessimism out of the way, Pierce will undoubtedly start against the Browns in Week 3. He'll be on the RB2 borderline, and a viable FLEX play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:44 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) practicing in full
    Arian Foster is on the Week 2 injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: Foster's health is a long-term question mark, but his ribs "injury" is a nonissue. Ticketed for some of the league's heaviest workloads, Foster is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) held out on Thursday
    Andre Ellington (foot) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited to stationary-bike duties while the media was present. Either way, most signs continue to point toward Ellington being ready for Sunday's trip to New York to take on the Giants. His status will be worth double-checking before you set your lineup, but Ellington is an RB2 one week after the Cards gave him 18 touches at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Arian Foster: Heavy workloads here to stay
    Arian Foster said the heavy workload he saw in Week 1 is here to stay.

    Advice: Foster racked up 27 carries and two catches as the Texans grinded through the Redskins in Week 1. New coach Bill O'Brien is something of a rare breed these days as he has no interest in any kind committee in the backfield. "He said that all offseason, and (it's) not lip service," Foster said. "That's what he wants to do." Arian is going to pile up touches in a cake matchup at Oakland Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Cardinals encouraged with Ellington's foot
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was encouraged by the way Andre Ellington's foot bounced back from Monday night's 18 touches.

    Advice: "A lot less sore than he thought he was going to be," Arians said. "It's much better than we hoped." Ellington missed Wednesday's practice, sporting a precautionary boot on his foot, but he'll likely get in limited reps by Friday and is on track to start this week's game against the Giants. As long as Ellington's workload stays steady, he's an every-week RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:31 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Steelers rule out Dri Archer, Lance Moore
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Archer will miss Thursday night's game with the Steelers playing on a short week. Lance Moore (groin) has also been ruled out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Pierce expected to lead Ravens in carries
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley still expects Bernard Pierce to lead the team in carries this season.

    Advice: Despite his Week 1 benching, coach John Harbaugh said Pierce remains a big part of the plans at running back. "You don't lose faith in a player because of a bad play," Harbaugh said. "Bernard is still on his way to becoming, I would say, a very good player." While Justin Forsett may get the start Thursday night against the Steelers, the Ravens know the undersized scatback can't carry a full load. Pierce can at 6'/230. Long-term, Pierce is the back to own in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Dri Archer (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was downgraded from limited on Monday. Archer was forced from the Week 1 opener against the Browns with both ankle and knee injuries. Archer isn't much of a factor on offense; he returned two kickoffs before going down. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:24 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Ravens: Pierce remains big part of offense
    Speaking Tuesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Bernard Pierce will remain a big part of the offense.

    Advice: Puzzlingly, Harbaugh also claimed Pierce wasn't benched for his fumble in Sunday's loss one day after basically admitting that he was. Either way, the Ravens can't afford to bury Pierce on the depth chart behind journeyman scatback Justin Forsett. Forsett will get the first crack against the Steelers on Thursday, but the Ravens will be going with a committee, one where they'll be looking for a hot hand to emerge. Owners need to hold on to Pierce. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Ravens decline to name starting running back
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh declined to name a starting running back Monday.

    Advice: "Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett -- they'll both play a lot. Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a big part of it, too." Pierce started the opener, but shared snaps evenly with Forsett until he lost a fumble and was benched. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects a hot hand approach and also notes that Forsett "deserves" the first shot after playing so well in the loss at Cincy. This is a very difficult situation to project, but we'd bet on Forsett getting the most snaps and touches against the Steelers Thursday night. Pierce should get back in the mix on early downs and the intriguing Taliaferro is waiting in the wings for his chance. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Stepfan Taylor catches TD in win over Bolts
    Stepfan Taylor caught three passes for 21 yards and one touchdown in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers, adding five yards rushing on one attempt.

    Advice: Taylor was the third back in the game behind Andre Ellington (foot) and Jonathan Dwyer. He got some run in the red zone early in the fourth quarter while Ellington nursed his injury. Taylor ended up catching a five-yard score from Carson Palmer on a rollout. Taylor isn't a fantasy option, and won't be anything more than a weak one in the event Ellington ever misses extended time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:14 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (187th)
  • Joique Bell totals 56 yards, TD in Week 1 win
    Joique Bell rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in the Lions' Week 1 victory over the Giants on Monday night.

    Advice: He caught his lone target for five yards. Just as many suspected following Jim Caldwell's hire, Bell was the dominant ball carrier for Detroit, while Reggie Bush mainly worked as a scatback. Bell battled a knee problem during the spring, but had a promising opener even if the stats don't jump off the page. This offense can support two backs. Bell and Bush will be weekly mid-range RB2 options. They have a tough date on the road in Carolina next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:52 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Harbaugh confirms Pierce was benched
    Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Bernard Pierce was benched for fumbling in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Pierce coughed up the ball on his sixth carry of the day and then watched as Justin Forsett seized the opportunity that was supposed to be his. "We're not too enamored with fumbles. It's not what we're looking for from our running backs," Harbaugh said. The benching seemed harsh, especially considering it was the first fumble of Pierce's career. He may have to earn his job back from the scatback-ish Forsett now, but we're not dropping him. He's a 23-year-old that profiles as a feature back, and Ray Rice has been released. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 11:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
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