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  • Tyler Boyd in line for productive rookie year
    The Cincinnati Enquirer projects Bengals second-round pick Tyler Boyd to catch 55 passes for 800 yards with 5-7 touchdowns as a rookie.

    Advice: The Enquirer's Paul Dehner acknowledges Boyd's role has increased with Brandon LaFell battling a hand injury and largely disappointing in camp. Boyd should also see an early-season bump in production if Tyler Eifert (ankle) misses time. Boyd is on the late-round radar as a WR5/6 pick in 12-team fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (161st)
     
  • Several ahead of Kenny Bell on depth chart
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell appears to be behind Adam Humphries, Russell Shepard, and Donteea Dye on the depth chart.

    Advice: Bell looks to be on the wrong side of the roster bubble. Beat writer Roy Cummings has Humphries and Shepard as the favorites for the Nos. 3 and 4 jobs, with Dye emerging as the candidate for the final receiver spot. Since a horrible preseason opener, Bell has been working with the threes in practice. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2570th)
     
  • Chris Givens not expected to make Eagles' 53
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman doesn't expect Chris Givens to make the Eagles' 53-man roster.

    Advice: The acquisition of Dorial Green-Beckham last week squeezes someone off the roster, and Givens appears to be that guy as of this moment. None of the Eagles' receivers have shown much this summer, but Givens has apparently been the worst of the bunch. He simply doesn't have many tools in his bag aside from deep speed. Berman has Rueben Randle and Josh Huff making the team. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.22 (2519th)
     
  • Report: Browns wanted 2nd-rounder for Gordon
    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Browns were asking for a "second-round pick and then some" in exchange for suspended WR Josh Gordon.

    Advice: No team is going to give that up for Gordon, who is suspended for the first four games and is another strike away from an indefinite ban. The Browns have denied they're looking to deal Gordon. They'd be lucky to get more than a conditional fourth- or fifth-round pick. After missing the early part of camp due to a pulled quad, Gordon will make his preseason debut Friday night. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Sean Payton labels WR Coleman as 'pedestrian'
    Coach Sean Payton described Brandon Coleman's training camp and preseason as "pedestrian."

    Advice: Coleman isn't believed to be "totally safe" in terms of making the 53-man roster. He dropped a pass in last week's preseason game and almost lost a fumble. Coleman boats great size (6'6/225) but has little else working in his favor. He's been tumbling down the depth chart since Michael Thomas arrived. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.76 (2602nd)
     
  • Saints UDFA Tommylee Lewis likely to make 53
    Saints undrafted rookie WR Tommylee Lewis is expected to make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: One source told Larry Holder of the New Orleans Time-Picayune that "there would be a mutiny" if Lewis didn't make the squad. The pint-sized -- 5'7/168 -- receiver out of Northern Illinois is expected to get some run with the first-team offense in the third preseason game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2148th)
     
  • Stafford, WR Jones have 'terrific chemistry'
    Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports Marvin Jones and Matthew Stafford have had "terrific chemistry" all through training camp.

    Advice: Twentyman labels Jones the Lions' 1A receiver with Golden Tate the 1B. Jones has secured 5-of-6 targets this preseason for 81 yards and shredded his former Bengals teammates for some chunk gains and acrobatic grabs on the sideline last week. He continues to be a strong sixth- to seventh-round fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (100th)
     
  • Cole Beasley reels in 4-of-6 targets Thursday
    Cole Beasley caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards in the Cowboys' third preseason game Thursday.

    Advice: With Dez Bryant inactive, Beasley saw a little more attention than normal from Dak Prescott, who replaced Tony Romo (back/coaches' decision) after just three snaps. Beasley was leading the team in targets when he exited early in the second half. Beasley was targeted deep on one throw, but it fell incomplete. He simply isn't an option far away from the line of scrimmage. Beasley is expected to man the slot for Dallas, but it's not going to translate to big numbers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.68 (213th)
     
  • Tyler Lockett goes 3/41/1 in dress rehearsal
    Tyler Lockett caught 3-of-3 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Lockett's score was a nine-yard grab where he worked himself open in the end zone for a scrambling Russell Wilson. It was the kind of big play that's become Lockett's signature, though he still appears to be third on the depth chart behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. He was even out-snapped by Paul Richardson with the first-team offense. Lockett is one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, but the Seahawks could be reluctant to overexpose him on offense because of how dangerous he is on special teams. Lockett is going to have some big fantasy weeks, but could be too unpredictable to be a reliable WR3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (98th)
     
  • P. Richardson enters Seahawks WR rotation
    Seahawks WR Paul Richardson caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: His touchdown came from eight yards out on a rainbow from Russell Wilson. A 4.4-flat speedster whose first two NFL seasons were washed out by injuries, Richardson was a second-round pick in the 2014 draft. He played more first-team snaps than Tyler Lockett in Thursday's exhibition game and looks to have secured a role in Seattle's receiver rotation. Richardson is worth stashing in deep Dynasty leagues. He is a threat to Lockett's 2016 re-draft value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.72 (2396th)
     
  • Jermaine Kearse catches 3 passes in tune up
    Jermaine Kearse caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: According to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Kearse out-snapped Tyler Lockett 21-10 in the first half. Lockett is undeniably on the rise, but Kearse appears to have him edged in two-receiver sets to begin the season. Seattle didn't give Kearse a three-year, $13.5 million contract for nothing. Lockett is still the preferred fantasy own, of course. Kearse's grabs this evening were his lone receptions in three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.56 (223rd)
     
  • Baldwin catches four in preseason tune-up
    Doug Baldwin caught 4-of-6 targets for 29 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: His six targets were easily a team-high among first-teamers. Baldwin could have had a bigger night, but Russell Wilson barely overshot him on a deep ball down the right sideline near the end zone. If Baldwin is done for the preseason, he'll end it with six catches for 52 yards on nine targets. It's incredibly difficult to see Baldwin catching 14 touchdowns like he did a year ago, but he remains the clear-cut No. 1 option in Seattle and a very solid WR2 in the early part of drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.81 (85th)
     
  • Leonte Carroo has one-catch night
    Leonte Carroo caught one pass for five yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: It was his only target. Carroo was running a distant fourth on the depth chart, and perhaps even behind Griff Whalen. Carroo was a steady presence in offseason puff pieces, but isn't going to have a meaningful role on offense to begin the year. He has four catches for 23 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.02 (246th)
     
  • Sanu catches 2-of-3 targets vs. Dolphins
    Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Falcons' third preseason game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Sanu has had a workmanlike, pedestrian preseason, catching 7-of-12 targets for 82 scoreless yards. He's averaged 11.8 YPR throughout his career to go along with 11 touchdowns in four seasons. Sanu is stepping into a larger role as the clear No. 2 receiver in Atlanta, but he left a lot to be desired in Cincinnati, struggling with drops and catching around 60 percent of his targets. In a larger role, we figure Sanu's floor is around 100 targets this season, and if Julio Jones ever misses time, Sanu should gobble up looks. He's worth a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.75 (139th)
     
  • Brown back at Cardinals practice on Thursday
    John Brown (concussion) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday.

    Advice: Brown's Wednesday headache looks like it was just a scare after he returned from his concussion on Sunday. It's still obviously a situation to monitor, and a concern heading into Week 1. Brown will probably be held out of this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (79th)
     
  • Sashi: Browns 'not looking to trade' Gordon
    Browns EVP Sashi Brown the team is "not looking to trade" Josh Gordon.

    Advice: ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reported Wednesday there is a "cynical point of view out there" that the Browns leaked a report about trade offers for Gordon in order to drum up more interest. Brown said he was not going to "entertain" that "speculation." It is important to note, however, Brown did say every player has a price, and saying the team is "not looking to trade" is considerably different than saying Gordon will not be traded. Gordon will most likely stay in Cleveland, but it is not a given. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Josh Gordon expected to play this week
    Browns coach Hue Jackson suggested suspended WR Josh Gordon will play Friday against the Bucs.

    Advice: "I think we have a good chance for that to happen," Jackson said. With first-rounder Corey Coleman also back, the Browns will get a chance to see what their offense can look like after Gordon returns from his four-game suspension. With Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor at receiver, it looks explosive on paper. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Cardinals WR Brown experiencing headaches
    John Brown missed Cardinals practice with a headache on Wednesday.

    Advice: We usually wait three days to blurb players with seemingly day-to-day injuries, but this is especially concerning after Brown missed three weeks of training camp with a concussion. He was cleared to practice earlier this week. Brown will likely be placed back into the NFL's concussion protocol. We're not quite worried that he'll miss Week 1, but the situation is increasingly troubling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:31 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (79th)
     
  • Josh Gordon to be restricted FA in 2016
    Updating a previous item, Josh Gordon is scheduled to be a restricted free agent in 2017.

    Advice: Due to his suspensions, Gordon's contract tolled -- "rolled over" -- and he's under the Browns' control for the next two seasons. It's notable because of Tuesday's trade rumor that popped up, as any acquiring team would consider it beneficial to have Gordon under control for not just 12 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Boyd 'unquestioned leader' for No. 2 WR job?
    Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson said second-rounder Tyler Boyd is the "unquestioned leader in the clubhouse" in the battle for the No. 2 receiver job.

    Advice: This statement comes just a day after The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. speculated the Bengals plan to ease Boyd into action. The primary takeaway here is this situation remains as fluid as any in the league. If Brandon LaFell (hand) can prove his health and effectiveness, he will likely open the season as the starter opposite A.J. Green with Boyd working from the slot. If LaFell struggles, Boyd should get his shot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (161st)
     
  • Schefter: Browns not looking to trade Gordon
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are not looking to trade Josh Gordon.

    Advice: The Browns' desire to keep Gordon has not stopped other teams from calling, however. Schefter reports "multiple teams" have reached out Cleveland to inquire about Gordon's availability. The Browns are not going to move the talented receiver right now, but it will be interesting to see what happens if Gordon somehow disappoints throughout the rest of camp. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Boyd still No. 3 receiver if LaFell healthy?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. suggested second-rounder Tyler Boyd will still serve as the No. 3 receiver if Brandon LaFell (hand) is healthy.

    Advice: LaFell returned to practice Sunday and is expected to play in the third preseason game. Boyd has made several big plays this preseason, but Dehner believes the Bengals want to ease him into the rotation. If LaFell stays healthy, Dehner does not believe Boyd will jump him on the depth chart until "somewhere in the Week 6-8 range" at the earliest. The spot opposite A.J. Green offers plenty of target upside, but it is difficult to predict who will occupy that role at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (161st)
     
  • Josh Gordon getting 1st-team reps at practice
    Josh Gordon (suspended) is seeing work with the first-team offense during practice.

    Advice: "It's important for him to be with the ones because I think he's going to be one of our better players," coach Hue Jackson said. "We have to put him out there and see what he is capable of doing." Seeing first-team work only days after returning to practice is a great sign for Gordon's role once he comes back from suspension. With Corey Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor, the Browns have the makings of an explosive receiver group. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • John Brown (concussion) cleared for practice
    John Brown (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: We got mildly concerned as Brown missed nearly three weeks of training camp with the brain injury. He should now have a shot to play in the Cardinals' regular season dress rehearsal next weekend. 26-year-old Brown is coming off a breakout 65-1,003-7 campaign despite nursing hamstring problems for most of 2015. He's arguably the highest-floor fantasy pick in Arizona's wideout corps. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:34 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (79th)
     
  • Bengals rookie Boyd goes 2-38-1 against Lions
    Tyler Boyd secured 2-of-3 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Boyd has shown legitimate big-play skills through two exhibition affairs, winning a go ball for 40 yards in the opener and making a diving catch for 26 yards down the sideline on Thursday night. He added a touchdown from 12 yards out delivered by A.J. McCarron. With Brandon LaFell nursing a hand injury and Tyler Eifert an ankle, Boyd is ticketed for a significant Week 1 role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (161st)
     
  • Marvin Jones goes off early against old team
    Marvin Jones caught 4-of-5 targets for 65 yards in the Lions' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Facing his former team, Jones gave Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick all kinds of trouble with superb route running and toe-tapping catches down the sideline. Through two preseason affairs, Jones has secured 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards while looking like the most explosive option in Detroit's offense. Jones continues to be a value pick when he lasts until the late sixth and seventh round. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (100th)
     
  • Writer projects 900 yards, 8 TDs for Lockett
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes 900 yards and eight touchdowns is a "reasonable projection" for sophomore WR Tyler Lockett.

    Advice: Kapadia admits there is "upside" for more. Lockett posted a 51-664-6 line as a rookie while playing just over 60 percent of the offensive snaps. Expect him to be in on over 80 percent in year two. With the Seahawks possibly leaning more on Russell Wilson, Lockett is a high-upside pick in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (98th)
     
  • Chris Givens not impressing at Eagles camp
    Per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, Chris Givens hasn't impressed at Eagles camp.

    Advice: Predictably. Givens is a one-trick pony deep threat who hasn't done a darn thing since his 2012 rookie season. Even in one of the league's thinnest receiving corps in Philadelphia, Givens is on the roster bubble. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.22 (2519th)
     
  • John Brown (concussion) still not cleared
    John Brown remains in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians called it a "concern," and said the team will continue being cautious. Brown has now been sidelined over two weeks. He'll obviously miss Friday's preseason game, and should be considered questionable for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Worrisome as it is, there's still no reason to ding Brown's draft status as an upside WR3. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:23 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (79th)
     
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