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  • Dennis Pitta's hip surgery was 'successful'
    Dennis Pitta's hip surgery was deemed "successful" on Monday.

    Advice: We're not quite sure if we've ever heard of an "unsuccessful" surgery, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Doctors are calling it "way too early" to determine Pitta's football future. He faces a long road back that will be filled with plenty of rehab and recovery. Pitta, 29, can't be counted on for 2015 contributions. Rotoworld.com
    25 minutes ago
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Falcons OC: Hester has earned bigger role
    According to Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, Devin Hester has "played his way into more plays" on offense.

    Advice: The special-teams dynamo has caught 7-of-8 targets for 126 yards through three games, and added a 20-yard rushing touchdown. Hester has provided a nice spark as a gadget player, but that's almost certainly what he'll remain. That comes out to boom-or-bust WR5 status. He isn't worth rostering in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:50 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2553rd)
  • Chargers sign RB Shaun Draughn
    Chargers signed RB Shaun Draughn, ILB Kevin Reddick and OLB Cordarro Law.

    Advice: Law was promoted from the practice squad. Waived by the Bears last week, Draughn will slide in as the Chargers' No. 3 running back as they wait for Ryan Mathews (knee) to get healthy. Despite the Chargers' unsettled running back situation, Draughn is well off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:03 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Bolts work out two free-agent runners
    Chargers worked out free agent RBs RB Shaun Draughn and D.J. Adams.

    Advice: The Bolts need a back after sending Danny Woodhead (ankle) to injured reserve. The player they probably wanted to sign, Marion Grice, was plucked off their practice squad by the Cardinals on Monday. The Chargers took Grice with the 201st pick of May's draft. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Ravens officially send Dennis Pitta to I.R.
    Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta on injured reserve with a dislocated hip, ending his season.

    Advice: Pitta, who is also dealing with a fracture, underwent surgery on Monday. Although he's just 29, Pitta's second hip dislocation in as many years has put his career in serious doubt. Pitta is signed through 2018, while his $4 million base salary for 2015 is guaranteed. Pitta and the Ravens have some hard decisions to make in the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:06 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Jaguars waive WR Kerry Taylor
    Jaguars waived WR Kerry Taylor.

    Advice: A journeyman fourth-year undrafted free agent, Taylor had yet to be active this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:23 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Jaguars waive TE Marcel Jensen
    Jaguars waived TE Marcel Jensen.

    Advice: It's a sign Clay Harbor (calf) will make his 2014 debut this weekend. Injuries briefly left Jensen, an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State, atop the Jaguars' depth chart, but he managed only one catch for eight yards. The Jags will try to stash him back on the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:15 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1865th)
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint headed back to p-squad
    Ravens waived RB Fitzgerald Toussaint.

    Advice: Toussaint will revert back to the practice squad once he clears waivers. It's a sign that Bernard Pierce (thigh) should be ready for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:42 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Mike Tolbert (leg) out until at least Week 13
    Panthers placed RB Mike Tolbert (leg) on injured reserve with a designation to return.

    Advice: It means Tolbert is out until at least Week 13, and leaves the Panthers very thin at running back. DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is on track to play in Week 4, but Jonathan Stewart (knee) is out and Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is in doubt. If DeAngelo can suit up anywhere near 100 percent, he'll be a good bet for 15-20 touches against the Ravens in Week 4. He'll also get more goal-line chances with Tolbert out and Cam Newton (ribs) hesitant to run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:16 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams to practice Wednesday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams was able to practice last week and ended up being held out, but this puts him on track to return against Baltimore. The Panthers are down to Darrin Reaves as their only healthy running back after losing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert to injuries. Coach Ron Rivera is confident that Williams will be back for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Decker (hamstring) thinks he can play Week 4
    Eric Decker (hamstring) said he pulled himself out of Monday night's loss to the Bears because of a "tight feeling that wouldn't loosen up."

    Advice: Decker says he did not suffer a setback on Monday night. "It was to the point where it wasn't loosening up, and instead of doing something stupid and really hurting something down the road I decided to pull myself and give myself a chance," he said. In other words, Decker's hamstring did not get worse by playing 14 snaps Monday. He'll likely be a game-time decision again for Week 4 against the Lions. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:43 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Ravens to go with committee to replace Pitta
    The Ravens are expected to use a committee to replace Dennis Pitta's production in the lineup.

    Advice: Losing Pitta for the year is a major blow to a Gary Kubiak offense that features the tight end. He had 16 catches on 21 targets through three weeks. "We're going to play our good players," coach John Harbaugh said. "So, who's on the field is going to depend on who are good players are and how the coaches decide to attack." The new starting tight end will be Owen Daniels, but he can't separate at age 31 and is a poor bet to sustain health. Versatile fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who led the Ravens in catches in the preseason, will also get more involved. And Kubiak may be forced to run more three-wide sets that bring Marlon Brown into play. Consider Daniels, whose best trait is knowing the offense like the back of his hand, a low-ceiling add. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:20 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.13 (123rd)
  • Bilal Powell totals 19 yards in MNF loss
    Bilal Powell rushed for 13 yards on two carries and caught two passes for six yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Powell didn't see much, if any, action until the final drive when the Jets were in pass-first mode. He has no fantasy value as the distant No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (2530th)
  • David Nelson catches three passes in loss
    David Nelson caught three passes for 15 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Nelson was targeted seven times, but had a rough night with two fumbles, though they were both recovered by the Jets. He belongs on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.86 (2560th)
  • Brandon Marshall catches one pass in MNF win
    Brandon Marshall caught 1-of-6 targets for six yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Marshall entered the night questionable due to his ankle injury. And in the second quarter, he re-tweaked the ankle while blocking. Marshall missed about seven minutes of game action but returned to play the entire second half. He clearly wasn't 100 percent, and the offense went through Alshon Jeffery. Marshall will need to be watched again on a short week prior to next Sunday's showdown with the Packers at home. He'll likely be questionable once again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Greg Salas catches two passes in MNF loss
    Greg Salas caught two passes for 56 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Salas saw extra playing time with Eric Decker hobbled by his hamstring. The slot receiver-type can be ignored and is well off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.28 (2577th)
  • Santonio Holmes catches two balls in win
    Santonio Holmes caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

    Advice: It was Holmes' return to New York. He saw just three targets on the night as the fifth option in the passing game. Holmes added one punt return for 11 yards. He won't have any fantasy value unless one of Alshon Jeffery or Brandon Marshall gets injured. Even then, at age 30, there won't be a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (2517th)
  • Decker exits MNF with hamstring aggravation
    Eric Decker exited Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and will not return.

    Advice: Decker was noticeably still battling the pulled hammy and playing sparingly throughout the first half. He caught his lone target for 19 yards before heading to the sideline. Consider Decker highly questionable for Week 4 vs. the Lions. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Marshall re-injures ankle on MNF, but returns
    Brandon Marshall aggravated his right ankle injury in the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Jets but later returned to start the second half.

    Advice: Marshall hurt his ankle while blocking. He limped off the field under his own power before making his way to the locker room. Prior to exiting, Marshall had zero catches on three targets. He missed about seven minutes of game time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:39 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Marshall, Jeffery both active for MNF vs. NYJ
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Neither player's status was in serious doubt. Marshall is coming off a three-touchdown game on his balky ankle, but Jeffery is said to still be at less than 100 percent. Both are still elite WR1 plays against a weak Jets secondary. Inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, OT Charles Leno, OLB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, DE Trevor Scott, and LG Matt Slauson. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:17 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Eric Decker officially active for MNF vs. CHI
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Bears.

    Advice: Decker's hamstring passed the tests in pre-game warmups, and he'll get the start. It's not an ideal matchup for a less-than-100-percent Decker. The Bears have yielded the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers so far this season. Inactive for the Jets are DL T.J. Barnes, OG Dakota Dozier, LB A.J. Edds, CB Dee Milliner, OLB IK Enemkpali, WR Walt Powell, and OT Ben Ijalana. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Eric Decker (hamstring) says he'll play MNF
    Eric Decker told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that he'll play in Monday night's game against the Bears.

    Advice: "I feel good," Decker said. "I'm up." Decker tested his hamstring about 2.5 hours before kickoff, and tentatively plans to play tonight. However, it's fair to wonder just how involved he'll be. Decker will likely see plenty of Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller, who are no slouches. We'd consider him a high-risk WR3. But owners who already have Decker plugged in lineups really have nowhere to turn. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Ravens TE Pitta has hip surgery, out for year
    Dennis Pitta underwent surgery to repair his dislocated right hip on Monday and is done for the season.

    Advice: The Ravens will now turn to Owen Daniels as their primary tight end. They also drafted Crockett Gillmore with a top-100 pick in May. Pitta, 29, has now suffered right hip dislocations in back-to-back years. The Ravens signed him to a five-year, $32.5 million contract in February, one GM Ozzie Newsome will likely come to regret. All of Pitta's 2015 base salary ($4 million) is guaranteed. It's unclear whether Pitta intends to continue trying to play. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Panthers FB Tolbert out indefinitely
    The Charlotte Observer reports Mike Tolbert could miss "more than a month" with a hairline fracture in his left leg.

    Advice: He also has a bone bruise. The injuries put UDFA Darrin Reaves on the fantasy radar with Jonathan Stewart also in danger of missing multiple weeks, and DeAngelo Williams short of 100 percent. Tolbert can be safely dropped in any leagues where he was owned. He might eventually become an I.R. candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Dennis Pitta (hip) likely to undergo surgery
    The Baltimore Sun reports Dennis Pitta had his dislocated hip "popped back in" after being sedated on Sunday evening, and is expected to undergo surgery.

    Advice: Pitta also has a fracture. Underscoring the severity of the situation, Pitta has remained in Cleveland. There hasn't been official word, but Pitta is almost certainly done for the season, leaving Owen Daniels as the Ravens' starting tight end. If you're already in a bye-week crunch, Pitta can be safely dropped. Hopefully his career isn't in danger, but it's a possibility. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Tolbert has 'hairline fracture,' out for Wk 4
    Panthers RB Mike Tolbert has been diagnosed with a "hairline fracture" in his leg, and ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: He's week to week. Tolbert took a big hit late in Sunday's loss, but it was unclear how serious it was since the game was almost over. With Jonathan Stewart battling a "severely" sprained knee, DeAngelo Williams could have the Panthers' backfield all to himself for Week 4 if he can get over his thigh injury. If not, the Panthers will be down to Fozzy Whittaker (quad) and Darrin Reaves. It's a big concern for a banged up Cam Newton. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Panthers optimistic on DeAngelo for Week 4
    Coach Ron Rivera sounded confident Monday about getting DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back for Week 4.

    Advice: Williams was close to playing against the Steelers on Sunday night, but wasn't quite ready. Perhaps it was for the best, as both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert went down with injury. The Panthers may have to ride Williams hard against the Ravens in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Eric Decker remains a true game-time decision
    Eric Decker (hamstring) remains a true game-time decision for Monday night against the Bears.

    Advice: "Even if he plays, you have to wonder how effective he'll be," said beat writer Manish Mehta. Decker did get a limited practice in on Saturday, giving owners some hope. He'll likely test the hammy out in pregame with trainers before making a final call. If Decker can go and is anywhere near 100 percent, he'll have a very tasty matchup against a Charles Tillman-less Bears secondary. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Jonathan Stewart and Tolbert headed for MRIs
    Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will both have MRIs Monday.

    Advice: The Panthers aren't revealing any information yet, but both looked like knee issues on Sunday night. Neither injury appeared overly serious, but the MRI could very well find sprains. DeAngelo Williams (thigh) would get a boost in Week 4 if both Stewart and Tolbert sit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Mike Tolbert totals 24 yards in loss
    Mike Tolbert rushed three times for four yards in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers

    Advice: Tolbert took over lead-back duties after Jonathan Stewart left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. He secured all three of his targets in the pass game for 20 yards. Tolbert also briefly exited with knee issue, but it didn't appear to be a major concern. With DeAngelo Williams expected to return next week, Tolbert isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:52 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams, Cotchery inactive for CAR
    Panthers declared DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) inactive for Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Steelers.

    Advice: It's a surprise as the Panthers repeatedly said they expected Williams to suit up. Instead, it'll be Jonathan Stewart as the starter and flex option in a plus matchup at home against a weak Pittsburgh defense. With Cotchery out, the Panthers' top-two wideouts will be Kelvin Benjamin and Jason Avant. The rest of their inactives: QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Andrew Norwell and David OT Foucoult. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:02 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Ravens TE Pitta dislocates right hip again
    Dennis Pitta suffered a right hip dislocation in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: It's the same hip Pitta dislocated and fractured in training camp of 2013. Per the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are concerned Pitta suffered a fracture, as well, something that can only be revealed based on testing. He will undergo an MRI shortly. If Pitta is done for the season -- which seems likely -- the Ravens will have to find ways to incorporate Torrey Smith more into their offense. Owen Daniels would take over as Baltimore's primary tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:05 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Owen Daniels catches 1 ball for 8 yards
    Owen Daniels managed one catch for eight yards in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He secured his lone target. Dennis Pitta suffered a potentially severe hip injury, which could give Daniels primary tight end work in Baltimore for the foreseeable future. Daniels remains a low-ceiling fantasy option. He could be of some interest to tight end streamers, but not in Week 4 against the Panthers' defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.13 (123rd)
  • Dennis Pitta carted off with right hip injury
    Dennis Pitta was carted off the field with a right hip injury in Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Advice: The non-contact injury occurred on a swing pass to Pitta out of the backfield. He had three catches for 12 yards before exiting. While being carted away, Pitta was in a ton of pain. There would seem to be very little chance he returns today. It's worth noting Pitta fractured and dislocated his right hip last year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:08 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1794th)
  • Brandon Marshall and Alshon expected to play
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both expected to play in Monday night's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Both wideouts are officially listed as questionable. But they appear to be in far better shape than they were last Sunday night, when they combined for eight catches, 95 yards and three touchdowns. In a plus matchup against the Jets, Marshall and Jeffery are top-12 options. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:47 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Ravens promote RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
    Ravens signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad.

    Advice: It's a sign that Bernard Pierce (questionable, thigh) could be held out this week. Toussaint will provide depth behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:29 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Eric Decker listed as questionable for Week 3
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Bears.

    Advice: Decker was able to get in a limited practice on Saturday, and coach Rex Ryan is confident he'll be available this week. His status is shaping up as a game-time decision, and may not be known until Monday night. Decker should be considered a high-risk WR3. Jeremy Kerley would likely lead the Jets in targets if Decker is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Bears list Marshall, Jeffery as questionable
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Marshall returned to a limited practice on Saturday, putting him on track to play. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is also listed as questionable, but is expected to start. Both are top-ten receivers against a Jets secondary that allowed 346 yards and three touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers last week. With CB Dee Milliner (quad) likely out, Marshall should match up with Darrin Walls, with Jeffery drawing Antonio Allen in coverage. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Jaguars promoted WR Kerry Taylor
    Jaguars signed WR Kerry Taylor off their practice squad.

    Advice: The Jaguars waived S Craig Loston in a corresponding move. Taylor will serve as insurance in case Cecil Shorts (hamstring) or Allen Hurns (ankle) suffer a setback. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:49 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Brandon Marshall (ankle) DNP again on Friday
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) missed practice again Friday.

    Advice: As we saw last week with Marshall, even if he misses practice again Saturday, he should play Monday night against the Jets. The Jets have been getting torched by the pass, so Marshall will be a rock-solid WR1 option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Decker (hammy) remains sidelined at practice
    Eric Decker (hamstring) remained sidelined at Jets practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan remains confident Decker will be available Monday night against the Bears, and says Decker doesn't have to practice to play. With few pass-game alternates outside of Jeremy Kerley in the Jets-Bears game to hold in case Decker misses, owners with other WR3 options would be wise to plug them in over Decker. It'd be nice to see Decker practice Saturday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:55 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo to play vs. Steelers
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera once again said he expects to have Williams for Sunday Night Football. He has some FLEX appeal in a plus matchup. The concern with Williams is he doesn't score touchdowns. Owners should be aiming higher. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:04 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) practices again Friday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) practiced again on Friday and is probable for Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Tolbert took what he called the hardest hit of his career from DT Nick Fairley. He had trouble breathing and will wear extra padding against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart could see extra looks in the red zone with Tolbert not at 100 percent. Both would be desperation plays with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:48 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams returns to practice Friday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams has steadily progressed all week after sitting out last Sunday against the Lions. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the injury report, but suit up versus the Steelers' sieve-like run defense. Williams will be in the RB2/3 mix. His upside is obviously capped by not playing in the red zone. Mike Tolbert (chest) and Jonathan Stewart are both healthy as touchdown vultures. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Devin Hester sets return TD record in romp
    Devin Hester caught just one pass for 25 yards in Atlanta's Week 3 demolition of the Bucs, but added a 20-yard rushing touchdown and punt-return score.

    Advice: Hester took a second-quarter punt 62 yards to the house, giving him 20 combined career kickoff- and punt-return touchdowns to break Deion Sanders' record. Overall, Hester totaled 68 yards on three punts as his former coach Lovie Smith bafflingly kept kicking it to him. Hester's rushing score - which put the Falcons up 28-0 15 minutes into the game - was the first of his career. Although Hester was everywhere tonight, he drew just one target in the passing game, even with Roddy White sitting out. He remains off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:17 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2553rd)
  • 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
    Thursday, 4:57 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but did a "lot of work on the side."

    Advice: Speaking after practice, coach Ron Rivera said he's "not that concerned" about D-Will's status, indicating he'll be a go for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rivera's tune might change if Williams can't practice on Friday, but for now he's on track to suit up for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Brandon Marshall (ankle) sits out on Thursday
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) was held out of Bears practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Bears are just managing Marshall's reps after he not only escaped Sunday's win with three touchdowns, but without setbacks. Especially with Marshall getting an extra day of rest with the Bears playing on Monday Night Football, his Week 3 status is not a concern. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:54 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Eric Decker sits out team drills on Thursday
    Eric Decker (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan is "confident" Decker will be available for Monday's game against the Bears, but that could change if Decker doesn't progress over the next two days of practice. The current plan is for Decker to "test" his hamstring by Saturday. For now, Decker should be considered a high-risk WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:38 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Eric Decker didn't even need MRI on hamstring
    Eric Decker did not even need an MRI on the hamstring he injured in the Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It's pretty surprising considering this is an aggravation of the right hammy issue that bothered Decker during training camp. But no need for an MRI confirms that this is a very mild strain, one that he could very well play through on Monday night. We'll know more based on practice reports over the next three days. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:51 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • Decker (hamstring) 'on pace' for Monday night
    According to ESPN New York, Eric Decker (hamstring) remains "on pace" to play in Monday night's game against the Bears despite missing Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he's "confident" Decker "will be ready ... but I should say I guess I'm hopeful that (Decker) will play." Decker may get in very little practice time ahead of Monday night's game, but the extra day to prepare should help. Although Decker has been a WR2 to this point, he should be treated more along the lines of a WR3 option this week due to the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:41 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.55 (111th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 10:15 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams doesn't practice Wednesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Panthers expect Williams to return this week, but the fact that he's still not practicing isn't a good sign. He should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart ran for 37 yards and a touchdown in place of Williams and will continue to handle all first-team work. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Bears waive reserve RB Shaun Draughn
    Bears waived RB Shaun Draughn.

    Advice: It's a bit surprising, as Draughn outplayed rookie Ka'Deem Carey in training camp, while undrafted free agent Senorise Perry is the only other running back on the Bears' roster. Carey was already Matt Forte's handcuff, but it's now set in stone. Going on 27, Draughn has averaged 3.7 yards on his 63 career carries. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back Sunday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:31 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • 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
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams working out on Tuesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

    Advice: How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 10:20 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Santonio Holmes has two catches vs. 49ers
    Santonio Holmes had two catches for 20 yards in Week 2 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Even with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery playing injured, Holmes was a non-factor. Holmes remains well off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 11:05 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (2517th)
  • Marshall goes off for 3 TDs in win over 49ers
    Brandon Marshall had five catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Marshall had arguably the best catch of the season on a one-handed 17-yard touchdown over 49ers CB Jimmy Ward at the end of the first half. All three of his scores came against Ward. He tied for the team lead with eight targets and played the entire game despite his questionable status. Marshall has 13 catches for 119 yards and four touchdowns through two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 10:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • David Nelson has one-catch day again
    David Nelson caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Nelson saw just one target even though Eric Decker (hamstring) left midway through the third quarter. Now with two targets on the season, he belongs on waiver wires in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:40 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.86 (2560th)
  • Bilal Powell gets six touches in loss
    Bilal Powell rushed four times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Powell continues to handle himself well as the No. 3 man and part-time third-down back behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. He'll need an injury in front to gain fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:36 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (2530th)
  • Marshall, Alshon Jeffery active for Week 2
    Brandon Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Marshall will play despite missing practice all week. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) has also been cleared and will start opposite Marshall. Both players looked good during pre-game warmups and aren't expected to be on limited snaps. Santonio Holmes will play the outside in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 3:53 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • Devin Hester comes back down to earth
    Devin Hester caught his lone target for two yards in Atlanta's Week 2 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: We hope you didn't rush out to add Hester after his five-catch Week 1. Perhaps he'll have 1-2 more blowup games as the Falcons' No. 4 receiver, but Hester has proven time and again that he can't be counted on for consistent production on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 3:06 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2553rd)
  • 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
    Sep 14, 2:51 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Beat writer guesses one of Bear WRs will play
    Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune's "hunch" is that one of the Bears' starting wide receivers plays Sunday night against the 49ers, but doesn't provide a guess as to whom it will be.

    Advice: We would add however, that ESPN's Adam Schefter stated Sunday he would be "really" surprised if Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) played. Our guess all along has been that Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable) had a better shot of suiting up against San Francisco, but obviously there were never and are still never any guarantees. Just from reading tea leaves, we'd advise fantasy owners to sit tight with Marshall while handcuffing him with Santonio Holmes. Jeffery owners should explore early-game alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 9:10 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (30th)
  • DeAngelo Williams inactive; Stewart to start
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:36 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
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