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  • Seahawks waive/injured RB Robert Turbin
    Seahawks waived/injured RB Robert Turbin.

    Advice: Marshawn Lynch's primary backup the past two seasons, Turbin has an ankle injury that will cost him five weeks, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like a high ankle sprain, potentially with ligament damage. RapSheet suggests Turbin could be claimed off waivers, though he didn't put anything positive on tape this preseason, decreasing the odds he is. If Turbin is not claimed, he will head to the Seahawks' injured reserve list. The Seahawks will enter the season with Fred Jackson as Lynch's clear-cut backup. They are reportedly shopping Christine Michael in trade talks, and would like to keep UDFA Thomas Rawls. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2033rd)
     
  • Murphy could be used in Sproles-like role?
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder said he gets the "sense" Saints coach Sean Payton would be comfortable using rookie RB Marcus Murphy in the Darren Sproles role.

    Advice: Sproles recorded over 70 catches in all three years in New Orleans and averaged 140 touches a season. C.J Spiller is expected to fill that role in the Saints' offense this year, but his status for Week 1 is murky following a knee scope on August 14. Murphy is not worth an add yet, but he is a name to follow in deeper PPR leagues if Spiller is unable to get healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.46 (2650th)
     
  • Carroll does not have a timetable on Turbin
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said there is no recovery timetable for RB Robert Turbin (sprained ankle).

    Advice: "It’s a legitimate ankle sprain," Carroll said. "It just depends on how he can respond. So we just have to wait and see on that." The injury sounds like it could sideline Turbin for a while. Seattle signed veteran Fred Jackson on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2033rd)
     
  • C.J. Spiller (knee) still on track for Week 1
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune said C.J. Spiller (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Information regarding Spiller's knee surgery has been sparse. We still do not know why he underwent a knee scope on August 14, and there have not been any concrete updates on his recovery since. We should get a better idea on his status once the Saints get in an official practice next week. Mark Ingram would see a significant boost if Spiller is unable to go. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.27 (79th)
     
  • Karlos Williams says he'll be ready for Wk 1
    Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) says he'll "most definitely" be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: "Definitely on special teams, try to work myself into the rotation as the week goes on," Williams said. "Try to get in there for the first game next week." Williams also described the accident that led to his surgery as "freak" and "delicate." Williams is in the driver's seat for No. 2 duties, but would be a part of a Week 1 committee were LeSean McCoy (hamstring) not ready. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.49 (2414th)
     
  • Lance Dunbar to be Cowboys 'nickel' RB
    Lance Dunbar is expected to serve as the Cowboys' "nickel running back" this season.

    Advice: In other words, Dunbar will be the sub-package back playing in shotgun settings, and perhaps in Dallas' two-minute drills. As Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus notes, "Jerry Jones spoke of getting Dunbar more touches during the season. It appears that he will be getting his wish." Dunbar remains third in line for touches in the Cowboys' backfield, behind Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (220th)
     
  • Karlos Williams favorite to back up McCoy
    WGR 550 Buffalo considers Karlos Williams the favorite to back up LeSean McCoy.

    Advice: The Bills cleared Williams for individual drills Friday after a surgical procedure sidelined him the last three weeks. Williams is the favorite for No. 2 duties with Fred Jackson gone, but would likely be part of a committee if McCoy isn’t ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.49 (2414th)
     
  • Vikings waive RB DuJuan Harris
    Vikings waived RB DuJuan Harris.

    Advice: Harris, 27, beat out Joe Banyard, but was outlasted by Dominique Williams and Matt Asiata behind Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon at Vikings camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
     
  • Eagles waive preseason star RB Mostert
    Eagles waived RB Raheem Mostert.

    Advice: The Eagles would undoubtedly like to stash Mostert on their practice squad, but the rookie will have to pass through waivers first. After he tore up the preseason with 351 total yards, that is not a foregone conclusion. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2027th)
     
  • Titans: RB usage will be game-plan specific
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says his running back usage will be game-plan specific.

    Advice: Whiz doesn't like his running back corps, so he's trying to become an amateur Bill Belichick. Bishop Sankey will presumably be the lead back when the Titans try to go uptempo, and David Cobb when Whiz decides he needs to ground-and-pound. Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews will mix in at miscellaneous intervals. We (slightly) prefer Cobb to Sankey in fantasy, but neither is more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (132nd)
     
  • Cowboys waive RB Gus Johnson
    Cowboys waived RB Gus Johnson.

    Advice: The Houston Chronicle reports the Cowboys would like to stash Johnson on the practice squad. An undrafted rookie out of small-school Stephen F. Austin, Johnson rushed 37 times for 139 yards (3.75 YPC) and two touchdowns this preseason. Johnson isn't a flashy runner. He'll be a two-down grinder if he ever cracks a 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys not talking Montee Ball trade
    The Fort Worth-Star Telegram reports the Cowboys could have interest in Montee Ball if he's released.

    Advice: The Cowboys should be smart enough to know Ball is very likely to be waived by the Broncos, whereafter they could acquire him without giving up a draft pick. The Cowboys are not interested in parting with compensation to acquire Ball. Ball remains likely to end up on another team's roster by Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Report: 'No trade talks' with Cowboys, Ball
    A Cowboys source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the team has had "no trade talks" regarding Montee Ball.

    Advice: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also tweeted Friday that the rumor -- which originated from CBS 4 in Denver -- is "not true." The Broncos are known to be shopping Ball, but at the moment it doesn't appear Dallas has genuine interest. If the Broncos can't find a trade partner, it seems likely Ball will be waived. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Dan Herron tweets 'I'm good'
    Dan Herron tweeted Friday, "I'm good," after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: It could be taken as a sign that tests on Herron's shoulder came back clean after he was spotted in a sling in the locker room following Thursday's game. A healthy Herron would enter the season as Frank Gore's top backup. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (1831st)
     
  • Karlos Williams practicing on Friday
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) took part in individual drills on Friday.

    Advice: The fifth-round rookie continues to trend in the right direction for next Sunday's opener. With Fred Jackson out of the picture, Williams could be returning as the Bills' No. 2 back, and perhaps even as Buffalo's starter with LeSean McCoy nursing a hamstring injury. He's not a bad stash at the end of benches. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.49 (2414th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys could trade for Montee Ball
    CBS 4 Denver's Vic Lombardi reports the Broncos are discussing a Montee Ball trade with the Cowboys.

    Advice: Ball had a highly unimpressive preseason in Denver's zone-rushing attack, but the Cowboys have long been high on his ability and could put him into a rotation with underwhelming Joseph Randle, and injury-prone Darren McFadden. We suspect Ball wouldn't cost more than a seventh-round pick. 24 years old, Ball has a 4.2 yards per carry average with 29 catches through two NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Bills waive John Conner
    Bills waived FB John Conner.

    Advice: Conner needed to show extremely well on special teams to make the Bills' 53 behind Jerome Felton. Felton will serve as Shady McCoy's 2015 lead blocker. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2007th)
     
  • Texans waive rookie RB Kenny Hilliard
    Texans waived RB Kenny Hilliard.

    Advice: Hilliard was the 235th pick in May's draft. He wasn't able to leap any of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, or Chris Polk on the depth chart but could resurface on the practice squad. Hilliard averaged just 2.3 YPC on 48 preseason totes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2094th)
     
  • Cardinals dump short-yardage RB Robert Hughes
    Cardinals waived RB Robert Hughes.

    Advice: Hughes is an interesting cut by the Cardinals because he was constantly talked up as being "locked in" as the short-yardage back. Far from a special talent, Hughes averaged just 1.9 YPC on 13 totes this preseason after chugging along to 11 yards on seven carries last season. Andre Ellington, rookie David Johnson, and Chris Johnson will handle backfield duties for the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2016th)
     
  • Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi has cracked rib
    Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi suffered a cracked rib in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Ajayi can't stay off the trainer's table this summer after missing a large part of the beginning of training camp and the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury. The fifth-round rookie finished the exhibition season with 91 yards on 16 carries (5.6 YPC), displaying the running ability that had draftniks pegging him as a second-rounder. It's possible Ajayi goes to I.R. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.98 (2617th)
     
  • Montee Ball struggles in roster audition
    Montee Ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards (1.7 YPC) in the Broncos' final preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous performance against second- and third-string defenders. Ball had one nice eight-yard run where he broke a tackle and gained extra yards, but after that he was the same sluggish back who has tumbled down the depth chart this preseason. It is difficult to see a future for Ball in Denver, and it would be surprising if he survives final cuts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Mostert blows up for 162 yards on Thursday
    Rasheem Mostert broke out for 162 yards on 23 touches in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

    Advice: He caught 93 yards worth of passes and added another 69 yards on the ground. Mostert has made a compelling case this preseason with 361 yards on 53 touches, though it’s tough to see him overtaking Kenjon Barner for the final spot at running back. He’s likely headed to the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2027th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi leaves with chest injury
    Jay Ajayi exited the Dolphins' preseason finale with a chest injury.

    Advice: He finished with nine carries for 66 yards and two receptions for 37 yards, including a 26-yarder. A forgotten man in Miami, Ajayi rotated with Mike Gillislee in this one and ran hard with the burst he showed at Boise State. Ajayi got off to a painfully slow start in training camp -- struggling in pass protection and battling a hamstring injury -- but if healthy should open the season on the 53-man roster, ideally ahead of LaMichael James and behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.98 (2617th)
     
  • Dan Herron leaves with injured shoulder
    Dan Herron exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a shoulder injury and did not return.

    Advice: He was spotted with his arm in a sling in the locker room after the game. It's worth noting that Herron battled a painful shoulder injury during last year's playoffs. The extent of this injury is unknown. Herron has been in the driver's seat to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (1831st)
     
  • Ball expected to get 'bulk of work' Thursday
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs will get the 'bulk of the work' in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Getting a lot of work in the fourth preseason game is never a good sign for a player's roster status. Ball has fallen way behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and even Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. At this point, he is just fighting for a roster spot. It is a fight he may end up losing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Robert Turbin has high-ankle sprain
    Seahawks RB Robert Turbin is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: It helps explain the Seahawks' interest in free agent Fred Jackson. Coach Pete Carroll says a signing isn't imminent, suggesting the team was hosting F-Jax just to get up to speed in case Turbin isn't ready for Week 1. Marshawn Lynch's handcuff should be considered week to week, and highly questionable for the opener. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2033rd)
     
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Payton: Marcus Murphy 'making this team'
    Saints coach Sean Payton said RB Marcus Murphy is "making this team."

    Advice: The rookie out of Missouri had 110 total yards against the Texans on Sunday. He is also one of the favorites to return kicks this season. Murphy making the roster could be bad news for veteran RB Tim Hightower. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.46 (2650th)
     
  • Whiz: Titans could look to add a running back
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team is open to signing another running back.

    Advice: "I'm sure we’ll look and see what else is out there," said Whisenhunt. "If there’s somebody that can help us—if we need that." None of the Titans' running backs have stood out this preseason and the team is likely to employ a committee in the early going. Sankey is the favorite for early-down work with Dexter McCluster mixing in on passing downs. David Cobb will have a role when he returns from his calf injury with Antonio Andrews and David Fluellen serving as backfield depth. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (132nd)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
  • Dan Herron totals 35 yards versus Rams
    Dan Herron rushed nine times for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding a 10-yard reception.

    Advice: Herron started and carried the mail as the Colts rested Frank Gore. Herron is locked in as Gore's backup, but his work could be sporadic, as Gore has a three-down skill-set. Herron is an excellent handcuff, but not a standalone option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (1831st)
     
  • Gus Johnson rushes for 12 yards vs. Vikings
    Cowboys RB Gus Johnson rushed five times for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: He "added" a zero-yard reception. The Cowboys' No. 4 back now has 21 carries for only 71 yards (3.38 YPC) through three preseason games. He should get major run in Thursday's finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Lance Dunbar gets one carry vs. Vikings
    Lance Dunbar operated as Joseph Randle's change-of-pace back in Saturday's preseason game, rushing once for one yard.

    Advice: Dunbar's lone touch came on Dallas' second series. He entered the game before Darren McFadden, though DMC got more touches. McFadden got work with Tony Romo still in the game. The way things have set up, Randle should carry the mail in Week 1 with Dunbar and McFadden taking turns changing the pace. Dunbar could eventually come into value, but he's unlikely to make much a fantasy impact in September. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (220th)
     
  • Bishop Sankey: 6-17 against the Chiefs
    Bishop Sankey managed 17 yards on six carries in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: He's at 77 yards on 20 runs (3.85 YPC) through three exhibition weeks. Sankey shared the backfield with Antonio Andrews to open the game, while David Cobb (calf) was scratched. Sankey fumbled in the first quarter, but the ball was recovered by rookie RT Jeremiah Poutasi. Another bad sign came when Andrews vultured a two-yard touchdown; Sankey doesn't profile well as a goal-line back, limiting his scoring ceiling if those runs are going to go to Andrews or Cobb this year. Sankey remains a capped-upside committee back on what's likely to be a losing Titans team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (132nd)
     
  • Karlos Williams spotted at team facilities
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) was spotted at team facilities on Thursday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Rodak, the fifth-round rookie was walking with a "slight limp." The Bills have yet to disclose what necessitated an emergency operation, but it was possibly appendicitis. Williams won't play in the preseason, but coach Rex Ryan has expressed confidence he'll be ready for Week 1. Williams had been making a push for No. 2 duties, but will now be no higher than No. 3, and quite possibly lower. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.49 (2414th)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.47 (2552nd)
     
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