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  • Travaris Cadet squarely on roster bubble
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes RB Travaris Cadet will not make the final roster.

    Advice: Cadet was in the third-down running back battle early in camp, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss the first three preseason games. With Dion Lewis shining, Cadet will struggle to make a push even if he can get healthy in time for the final game. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.75 (2602nd)
     
  • Ben Watson catches 9-yard pass
    Ben Watson caught a nine-yard pass in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: As he has all camp, Watson operated as an every-down tight end with the Saints' first-team offense. He caught a nine-yard pass on New Orleans' opening possession, getting the offense in scoring position. Watson continued to play ahead of Josh Hill and has a chance to be a viable streamer against sub-par defenses this year. Watson has a 3-21-1 receiving line this preseason. Watson's season-long ceiling remains low going on age 35. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.53 (160th)
     
  • DeAndre Hopkins catches 29-yard pass
    DeAndre Hopkins caught one pass for 29 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Hopkins caught the first completion of the game, whipping Saints top CB Keenan Lewis down the right sideline for a beautiful Willie Mays-ish over-the-shoulder catch, gaining 29 yards. Hopkins was robbed of a first-quarter touchdown when officials ruled he bobbled the ball on the way down from a would-be 19-yard score. Although it occurred in a tiny sample size, Brian Hoyer and Hopkins appeared to flash chemistry in this one. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.10 (73rd)
     
  • Brandin Cooks rests after 2 catches
    Brandin Cooks caught two balls for 19 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Cooks caught Drew Brees' first two completions of the game, showing quicks and explosion for a first-down gain on his second catch. Cooks is up to seven catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns this preseason, in addition to a seven-yard run. His ADP is near WR1 range, which is unideal, but Cooks is a legitimate threat to top 100 offensive touches this year. He could get there on receptions alone and will get carries every now and then, too. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.17 (61st)
     
  • Demetrius Harris resumes practicing
    Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris (foot) returned to practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He's been activated from the PUP list. Harris has broken the same foot twice over the past two seasons. He'll now try to put heat on impressive fifth-round pick James O'Shaughnessy behind locked-in starter Travis Kelce. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1847th)
     
  • Harbaugh discusses Buck Allen's fumble
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with rookie Buck Allen after Saturday night's goal-line fumble.

    Advice: Allen also ran poorly, managing 29 yards on 13 touches. He is averaging 2.69 yards per carry this preseason. "You have to hold on to the football," Harbaugh said. "It’s just not possible to put runners out there that fumble the football. He’s going to have other opportunities and chances going forward, and I really believe he’s going to be a very good player. But, he’s going to have to learn from that." Rotoworld.com Today, 1:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2539th)
     
  • Randall Cobb escapes with sprained AC joint
    Randall Cobb's MRI revealed only a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

    Advice: Cobb admitted he feared a broken collarbone when he left holding his arm with the injury, but it's a mere sprain, or partial tear. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Cobb's injury "minor," but acknowledges there's still "no word" on whether Cobb will be ready for Week 1. It sounds like a day-to-day injury. We like Cobb's chances of being all set for Opening Day against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.15 (36th)
     
  • Pettine confirms Duke Johnson in protocol
    Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday that Duke Johnson was concussed in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: "No update," Pettine said. "He will be in the league’s concussion protocol. We’ll know more when the week goes on." Johnson missed much of camp with a hamstring injury and is now already back on the shelf. Also nicked up frequently at Miami (FL), Johnson is trending in the wrong direction for fantasy owners who had hopes he might assume a legit feature back job in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Panthers make first cuts
    Panthers waived/released TE Dallas Walker, WR Avius Capers, WR Paul Browning, DE Steve Miller, LB Kevin Reddick, FB Lee Ward, OT Tony Hills and P Matt Pile.

    Advice: The majority of these players were just practice fodder for the early preseason games and training camp. Walker is a former UDFA out of Western Michigan with big-time athleticism, but has now been cut by three different teams. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1889th)
     
  • Eagles cut Kinne, 11 others ahead of Tuesday
    Eagles cut WR G.J. Kinne.

    Advice: Kinne transitioned from quarterback to wide receiver this offseason in an effort to make the final roster. Along with Kinne, Philadelphia cut CB Marc Anthony, S Brandan Bishop, C Mike Coccia, T Kevin Graf, DE Alfy Hill, WR Mike Johnson, OLB Dasman McCullum, WR Josh Reese, DE Jeremy Towns, TE Justin Tukes and OL Jared Wheeler. The Eagles have three more players to trim before Tuesday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2392nd)
     
  • Boykin competing with Bersin for last spot
    Panthers beat writer Joseph Person doesn't think WR Jarrett Boykin will make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: He expects the Panthers to keep five wideouts with Boykin as the odd man out. Person said Boykin has put pressure on Brenton Bersin for the last spot but the coaches "seem to prefer" Bersin. Boykin has logged nine catches for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.46 (2629th)
     
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint's stock is dropping
    Ravens RB Fitzgerald Toussaint didn't see the field in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Beat writer Jeff Zrebiac is taking this as a sign Toussaint has fallen behind Terrence Magee on the Ravens' running back depth chart. Magee has averaged 5.1 yards per carry this preseason compared to only 3.4 for Toussaint. Neither one figures to see much playing time this year behind starter Justin Forsett and complementary backs Lorenzo Taliaferro and Buck Allen. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.12 (2660th)
     
  • Jags willing to trade a kicker?
    Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union believes the Jaguars could be open to trading one of their two kickers.

    Advice: The Jaguars are unlikely to keep both Josh Scobee and Jason Meyers when the roster shrinks from 75 to 53 in a few days. Both players have had good preseasons and could be swapped for late-round picks. The Steelers could be interested in acquiring a fresh leg. Shaun Suisham went down with a torn ACL in his first preseason game while Garrett Hartley is nursing a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.80 (250th)
     
  • Hartley (hamstring) doubtful for Week 1
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said K Garrett Hartley's availability for Week 1 against the Patriots "isn't looking good."

    Advice: He suffered a hamstring injury Saturday against Buffalo and is headed for an MRI. Hartley signed earlier this month after going down with a torn ACL. It's been a rough camp for Pittsburgh kickers. Free agent Jay Feely worked out with the Steelers on Friday and could be the team's best option with Hartley sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (232nd)
     
  • X-rays negative on Randall Cobb's shoulder
    X-rays on Randall Cobb's injured shoulder came back negative.

    Advice: He'll have more tests Sunday but it looks like he's going to be okay. Cobb got hurt on his third play from scrimmage Saturday against the Eagles. At first he thought he broke his collarbone but that wasn't the case. "I just caught the ball and was going down to the ground, and I had a guy land on top of me," said Cobb. "It's not what we think it could've been." Cobb isn't sure if he'll be ready for Week 1 against Chicago. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.15 (36th)
     
  • Branden Oliver scores 70-yard TD Saturday
    Branden Oliver rushed five times for 14 yards and scored the Chargers’ only touchdown in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: Oliver broke a number of tackles on his way to a highlight reel touchdown in the third quarter. It was his only catch of the night. Melvin Gordon out-touched Oliver 18 to six and seems to be locked in as the Bolts’ early-down back. Oliver did an admirable job filling in for Ryan Mathews last year and should still get a few carries per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (2519th)
     
  • Report: Cobb (shoulder) avoids serious injury
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Randall Cobb's shoulder injury is believed to be minor.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, Cobb is believed to have escaped with a minor sprain. It's the best possible news for the Packers, who couldn't afford even a short absence from their new No. 1 receiver. As it is, Cobb now has 14 days to get ready for Week 1, and should be ready to roll as a WR1 against the Bears. Cobb's status will be updated sometime in the next 24-48 hours. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.15 (36th)
     
  • Buck Allen backs up Justin Forsett
    Buck Allen rushed 12 times for 24 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added one catch for five yards. Like the rest of the Ravens' running backs, Forsett struggled to find running room against the Redskins. He also committed a costly fumble on the goal line with less than ten seconds left in the first half. Allen now has 29 carries for 78 yards (2.69 YPC) this preseason. With Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) sidelined, Allen will open the season as Justin Forsett's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2539th)
     
  • Duke Johnson suffers concussion on Saturday
    Duke Johnson suffered a concussion in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: Johnson was seeing his first action of the preseason after sitting out the first two exhibitions with a pulled hamstring. He didn't last long, however, as Johnson took a thundering hit in the first quarter. Johnson had a real chance to earn a significant role, but has been unable to stay on the field. With so much uncertainty, the Browns' backfield is a situation to avoid before the late rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder issue
    Randall Cobb suffered a shoulder injury in the Packers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Cobb injured his shoulder trying to make a catch on the opening series. He was immediately take to the locker room, and is likely done for the game. The Packers can't afford to lose Cobb after Jordy Nelson's season-ending torn ACL. Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will get an extended look in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.15 (36th)
     
  • Duke Johnson being evaluated for concussion
    Duke Johnson exited Saturday's third preseason game and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Advice: Getting his first action of the preseason after missing the first two with a hamstring injury, Johnson got the start for the Browns in the all-important dress rehearsal. His time in the game was quick, however, as he left in the first quarter. While in the lineup, all three Browns running backs, including Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, mixed in on the opening series. This is looking like a situation to completely avoid until the mid-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson set to lead Browns in touches?
    ESPN's Adam Caplan expects Duke Johnson to lead the Browns' backfield in touches if he stays healthy.

    Advice: This is the sense we've started to get as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have sleepwalked through the preseason. Both the coaching staff and local media have spent a good deal of the summer talking the third-rounder up, while he has a hold on third-down duties no matter what happens between now and Week 1. With Crowell and West working to cancel each other out, Johnson could start encroaching on their supposed early-down territory. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson looks explosive in practice
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie RB Duke Johnson has looked "explosive" in practice.

    Advice: Pettine has called the next two weeks "big" for the rookie runner, who missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Johnson appears healthy now, and he should play a big role in the Browns' third preseason game. Johnson should open the season as the third-down back, and he could push Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell for more. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson primed for 'real big' role?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects third-round RB Duke Johnson to have a "real big" role if he can stay healthy.

    Advice: The Browns have been alluding to it all summer, but it's grown more likely as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have dawdled through the preseason. Johnson missed a ton of practice time with a hamstring issue, but all will be forgotten if he puts on a show in this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. At the very least, Johnson will be Cleveland's third-down back in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 11:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson will be used heavily in 3rd game
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said he expects rookie RB Duke Johnson to have a significant role in the third preseason game.

    Advice: Considering the third preseason game is often viewed as a regular season dress rehearsal, this could point to a large regular season role for the rookie. Terrance West shined in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has impressed as receivers. Johnson was one of the best receiving backs in this year's class. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Jarrett Boykin draws 12 targets against Miami
    Panthers WR Jarrett Boykin was targeted a game-high 12 times in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: He caught six passes for 53 yards with his longest gain going for 17 yards. Boykin was pretty much an afterthought for the Panthers until Kelvin Benjamin went down with a torn ACL last week. Though it's unlikely Boykin will emerge as a fantasy weapon, his chances of making the 53-man roster have improved immensely now that Benjamin is out for the year. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.46 (2629th)
     
  • Buck Allen totals 44 yards versus Eagles
    Buck Allen rushed six times for 19 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Eagles, adding two catches for 25 yards.

    Advice: Allen checked in midway through the second quarter, well after Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro. He now has 54 yards on 17 preseason carries (3.17 YPC). He's a firm No. 3 on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2539th)
     
  • Brandin Cooks lights up Pats for 117 yards
    Brandin Cooks caught 4-of-4 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Cooks made the play of the game in the second quarter, putting a double move on S Duron Harmon as he got loose for a 45-yard touchdown. Cooks now has five catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns through two exhibition tilts. Set to soak up targets for an offense moving on from Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills and Pierre Thomas, Cooks begins the year as a high-end WR2. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.17 (61st)
     
  • Pettine: Next two weeks big for Duke Johnson
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the next two weeks are big for rookie RB Duke Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson has spent the last three weeks mostly on the sidelines, but he did see some practice time on Saturday. Terrance West had a good day in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has taken advantage of Johnson's missed practice time. The missed time likely means Johnson will open the season on the wrong side of a timeshare, but his role could grow if Crowell and West continue to disappoint in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson sitting out Thursday's game
    Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Johnson returned to practice last Saturday, but the Browns will play things safe with his hammy. Johnson should be ready to rock for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 3:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
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