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  • 'Chance' Ryan Mathews could return in Week 9
    According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, there is a "chance" Ryan Mathews (knee) could return for the Chargers' Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Mathews' MCL sprain has cost him six weeks. As the Chargers have begun to lose games, they may feel more anxiety to get their best early-down runner back on the field. "That's in my head," Mathews said Friday of a potential Week 9 return. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they say." Per beat writer Michael Gehlken, Mathews is "clearly close," looks conditioned, and his "right knee was stable" during a Thursday evening workout before San Diego's loss to Denver. Mathews should be stashed in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Donald Brown remains in concussion protocol
    Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: Brown has missed the last three games due to his concussion. He remains without a timetable for return. The Chargers will likely hold Brown out through their Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Raiders list Marcel Reece as questionable
    Marcel Reece (quad) is questionable for Week 8.

    Advice: Reece practiced every day this week and should return after being held out of last Sunday's loss. He has just 11 touches in five games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2529th)
  • Jets list Eric Decker as probable
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the Bills.

    Advice: The Jets managed Decker's practice reps this week for rest purposes. He should be close to fully healthy. Decker is Rotoworld's No. 22 receiver for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • A.J. Green could be hindered rest of season
    The Cincinnati Enquirer expects A.J. Green's turf-toe injury to hinder him for the rest of the season.

    Advice: Listed as doubtful for Week 8, Green is not expected to play against the Ravens. "Green likely won't be 100 percent at any point during the year," wrote beat reporter Paul Dehner, who suggests Green's going-forward availability will come down to a pain-management issue. Coach Marvin Lewis' positive comments on Friday do bode well for Green's chances of returning in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:28 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Jimmy Graham listed as questionable
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Packers, but is expected to play.

    Advice: He was limited in practice all week. Expect more usage for Graham against Green Bay after he was targeted just twice in last Sunday's loss to Detroit, and played fewer than 50 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Graham as this week's No. 4 overall tight end play, behind only Julius Thomas (played Thursday), Rob Gronkowski, and Greg Olsen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:11 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Toby Gerhart listed as probable
    Toby Gerhart (foot) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Gerhart figures to take over Storm Johnson's role in Jacksonville's offense, with Denard Robinson operating as the Jaguars' lead back and Jordan Todman playing in passing situations. Gerhart is an RB5 in 14- and 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:12 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Kenny Britt listed as probable
    Kenny Britt (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8 at Kansas City.

    Advice: Although Britt is no longer a useful on-field player, the Rams have justified his presence in the starting lineup as critical to their team "leadership." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • Bengals HC Lewis: AJ Green 'in football form'
    Despite listing him as doubtful on the injury report, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said A.J. Green (toe) looked to be in "football form" off to the side of Friday's practice.

    Advice: Green didn't actually participate, but the Bengals are ostensibly pleased with his progress. Per beat reporter Coley Harvey, Lewis "sounded a little optimistic" about Green "possibly giving it a shot Sunday." That's hard to believe considering his doubtful tag, but stranger things have happened. The Bengals are absolutely desperate for playmakers in their injury-riddled offense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:04 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Shonn Greene listed as probable
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 8 against the Texans.

    Advice: We're tentatively expecting Bishop Sankey to remain Tennessee's lead runner, but Greene could snipe a few carries, particularly in goal-to-go situations. Greene is more of a threat to Sankey than standalone fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Bengals list A.J. Green as doubtful for Wk 8
    A.J. Green (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8.

    Advice: Green missed every day of practice this week, only working off to the side with rehabbing players. Mohamed Sanu will stay in the No. 1 wideout role for Sunday's clash with Baltimore. Sanu struggled to create separation last week, being asked to win on the perimeter. Cincinnati's passing game is likely in for a long day Sunday. They better get their running game kick started. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Colts won't name starter in place of Wayne
    Coach Chuck Pagano was "noncommittal" Wednesday when asked who will start in place of Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers.

    Advice: Donte Moncrief played more Week 7 snaps than Hakeem Nicks, who has appeared done and then some while seeing decreased playing time in recent weeks for Indy. Third-round pick Moncrief offers a lot more big-play ability and upside at this stage of their respective careers. We're guessing Pagano's refusal to name Nicks the starter hints Moncrief has a real chance to get the nod. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:12 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.49 (113th)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya carted off practice field
    Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday.

    Advice: He's listed as questionable after experiencing "stiffness" in the groin. The Panthers will use Jonathan Stewart and Darrin Reaves at tailback versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:06 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • James Starks probable for Week 8 at Saints
    James Starks (ankle) is probable for Week 8 against the Saints.

    Advice: Starks rested Wednesday after tweaking the ankle last week, but is good to go as Eddie Lacy's change-of-pace. He's an RB3/4 in this potential shootout. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:33 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (216th)
  • Clean sweep of DNPs for A.J. Green this week
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: That's another clean sweep of DNPs for Green, which will likely rule him out for Week 8 against the Ravens. Green has strictly been doing conditioning drills on a side field all week. After last week's debacle against the Colts that saw three-and-out after three-and-out for the offense, the Bengals better figure out how to run the ball against Baltimore. Mo Sanu will dominate targets in the pass game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:11 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew (foot) doubtful for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It'll be Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end for the Lions with Pettigrew, Eric Ebron (hamstring), and Joseph Fauria (ankle) all hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Megatron will 'truly be a game-time decision'
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Megatron will "truly be a game-time decision," according to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' team website. Johnson got in three limited practices this week and began cutting and running routes on the sprained ankle. At least we'll know Johnson's status early, as the Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:39 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Calvin Johnson practicing again Friday
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained limited at Friday's practice.

    Advice: That's three limited sessions for Megatron this week. It's a gigantic step in the right direction, but we're still likely looking at a game-time decision. The good news is the Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET in London on Sunday, so we'll have the inactive list fairly early. Johnson's been cutting in practice this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Pettigrew a 'big question mark' for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) remained sidelined at Lions practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Jim Caldwell called Pettigrew "a big question mark" for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Falcons. The Lions could be forced to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end with Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria also hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:43 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Demaryius Thomas racks up another 8/105
    Demaryius Thomas caught 8-of-12 targets for 105 yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thomas failed to score for the first time since Week 3, but both the 100-yard and eight-catch efforts were his fourth straight. Thomas ate up the Chargers' secondary for yards after the catch, but watched Emmanuel Sanders gobble up all the Broncos' primo end-zone looks. Playing the best football of his already excellent career, Thomas would be an All-Pro were the season to end today. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.55 (8th)
  • Kenny Britt gets in full practice Thursday
    Kenny Britt (ankle) returned to Rams practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

    Advice: Britt will be good to go against the Chiefs. As usual, he can't be trusted as more than a WR5 in exceptionally-deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • Shonn Greene still limited on Thursday
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Greene appears ready to return for Week 8, but he'll do so as Bishop Sankey's caddie. He's not a recommended RB4 option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Eric Decker (hamstring) remains limited
    Eric Decker (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Jets are just taking it easy on Decker in practice. He's on the WR2 radar against the Bills. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Jimmy Graham remains limited on Thursday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Graham will likely remain limited on Friday ahead of earning a "questionable" tag for Sunday's game against the Packers. Barring a setback, Graham is going to play, but his workload will be hard to predict after he was limited to two targets in Week 4. With Graham's upside so immense, he's Rotoworld's No. 4 tight end for Week 8 despite his dodgy health. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Toby Gerhart upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Gerhart will be good to go for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. However, he should be operating as no better than the No. 2 back after Denard Robinson had the first good game from any Jags runner in Week 7. Gerhart isn't on the re-draft or daily-league radar for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Starks back at Packers practice Thursday
    James Starks (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Starks got a day of rest on Wednesday after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's blowout win over the Panthers, but his status isn't in doubt for Week 8. He'll be an RB3/4 in what should be a high-scoring affair in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (216th)
  • A.J. Green (toe) sitting again on Thursday
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Bengals practice Thursday.

    Advice: Green continued to work on a side field, but he's not looking good for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Owners have to plan on their WR1 missing one more week of action. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew not back at practice
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Just like Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joe Fauria (ankle), Pettigrew is not expected to play against the Falcons Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Ryan Mathews may be out through bye
    The Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken says Ryan Mathews "may" be out through the Week 10 bye.

    Advice: Note that Gehlken was merely responding to a question on Twitter, not necessarily reporting. But Mathews was ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos early on and doesn't seem to be particularly close. Holding him out until Week 11 would make sense, especially with Branden Oliver playing so well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:28 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Megatron practicing, hints at game-time call
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is practicing on a limited basis Thursday and suggested a decision on his status could go to Sunday morning.

    Advice: A day after getting limited work in, Johnson was encouragingly back cutting and running routes. "We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," he said. "Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction." We still suspect it makes tons of sense to hold Megatron out of this game and let him rest through the bye, but the Lions aren't tipping their hand yet. This game will kick off in the afternoon in London, meaning word on Johnson's status might not come down until roughly 8:30am ET. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) back in action this week?
    Toby Gerhart (foot) "appears" ready to return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Gerhart is practicing on a limited basis this week and said he feels "pretty good" after taking the last two weeks off. However, his role is more uncertain than ever after Denard Robinson put a 22-127-1 line on the Browns last week. "I think we'll continue to mix and match a little bit," said OC Jedd Fisch. "I don't know exactly how that will all play out yet." We'd expect Robinson to start, but he's going to find the sledding very tough against an excellent Dolphins front. Gerhart will be a complementary early-down piece and Jordan Todman will handle a lot of third downs. It's not a terribly high-upside situation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • DEN won't do deals with Thomases in-season
    The Broncos do not expect to do new contracts with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas until after the season is over.

    Advice: This doesn't mean the Broncos are necessarily going to lose their superstars. Both Demaryius and Julius are in the final year of their rookie deals, yet GM John Elway will have a window between the end of the season and the free agency period to get new contracts done. He could also slap one with the franchise tag. If allowed to hit the market, Julius will at least get what Jimmy Graham recently landed (four years, $40M with $20.9 guaranteed) and Demaryius will rightfully be asking for Calvin Johnson money (eight years, $150.5M with $60 million guaranteed). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:24 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.55 (8th)
  • Kenny Britt (ankle) misses practice
    Kenny Britt (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Britt suffered the injury in Sunday's win over Seattle, but was able to return. The Rams are likely holding him out for rest purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:30 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • Jimmy Graham limited on Wednesday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: Graham is going to play, but will likely be limited to passing-only situations. Owners will be scared after Graham's zero-catch effort on 30 snaps in Week 7, but the Saints-Packers game has an over-under of 54 points. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Donald Brown officially ruled out
    Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Brandon Oliver will make his third straight start. Ryan Mathews (MCL) has also been ruled out for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Shonn Greene (hamstring) returns to practice
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Greene said he felt like he was able to do "just about everything" at practice. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Bishop Sankey is going to remain the Titans' lead back even when Greene returns. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Eric Decker (hamstring limited Wednesday
    Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Decker hasn't had any setbacks with his hamstring injury. He should be close to being fully healthy. Decker will be on the WR2 radar against the Bills. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:28 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) resumes practicing
    Toby Gerhart (foot) will resume practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart expects to be "limited" after missing the last two weeks. He should be considered no better than questionable for Sunday's game against Miami. Gerhart will be a short-yardage complement behind Denard Robinson when he returns. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • James Starks (ankle) not practicing Wednesday
    James Starks (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Starks stood on the sidelines in observation mode. He hurt his ankle midway through the third quarter last Sunday against the Panthers. If Starks can't play, Eddie Lacy will see a bump in snaps Week 8 versus the Saints. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (216th)
  • A.J. Green improving, but still not practicing
    A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Green is improving, however. He did some light jogging and high-stepping on a side field Wednesday. We'd like to see him get in at least a limited session Thursday or Friday if he's going to play Week 8 against the Ravens. The Bengals' offense went down the tubes last week in Indianapolis minus Green. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Update: Megatron officially limited Wednesday
    Updating a previous item, Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Megatron did nothing in the portion of practice open to the media, but apparently did individual drills of some sort when the beat writers left. "I'm getting better; I'll tell you that much," Johnson said. "Moving around a lot more, so I'm feeling good." We still consider Johnson unlikely to play Week 8 vs. Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Pettigrew misses practice Wednesday
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pettigrew wasn't even spotted on the practice field in London. The Lions have been hit hard at tight end, losing Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to injuries the past few weeks. Detroit will hope Pettigrew can play Week 8 against Atlanta, or they'll have to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:56 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Calvin Johnson still not practicing Wednesday
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Megatron traveled to London for Sunday morning's game against Atlanta, but most believe Johnson won't play, and that he was only brought across the pond to help the NFL's brand in Europe. Johnson resumed running this week, but Week 10, following Detroit's Week 9 bye, appears most likely for a return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) still not practicing
    Ryan Mathews (MCL) remained out of Chargers practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Mathews can be safely ruled out for Week 8, and isn't looking promising for Week 9, either. The Bolts will continue to roll with Branden Oliver as their bell-cow back in the interim. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Donald Brown (concussion) still not cleared
    Donald Brown (concussion) remained sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: It will be the Branden Oliver show in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Brown remains week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • AJ Green on status: It's still up in the air
    Speaking Tuesday morning, A.J. Green (toe) said his Week 8 status is "still up in the air."

    Advice: On Sunday, Green was overheard telling a teammate he's going to play in Week 8. On Monday, coach Marvin Lewis said the star receiver has made tremendous strides. But Green still needs to get through a full week of practice and figure out how to manage pain. "It's probably not gonna be 100 percent, but I hope it's just manageable," Green said. "I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level." We'll consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:50 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Calvin Johnson has resumed running
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) has resumed running.

    Advice: Johnson is in London with his teammates as they get ready for a game against the 2-5 Falcons. We're tentatively expecting him to sit that one out and then take the Week 9 bye to get truly back to 100 percent. Megatron's ability to get some running in on his severe sprain is great news for his outlook upon return -- he's an excellent buy if anyone is selling. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:52 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Donald Brown misses Chargers practice
    Donald Brown (concussion) would not have participated had the Chargers held a practice on Monday.

    Advice: Brown can safely be ruled out for Thursday night's tilt with Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Ryan Mathews held out of practice
    Had the Chargers held a practice on Monday, Ryan Mathews (MCL) would not have participated.

    Advice: Mathews isn't going to play on Thursday night, and his status is unclear for Week 9 as well. Branden Oliver will remain the feature back against Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • A.J. Green has made 'tremendous progress'
    Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said A.J. Green (toe) has made "tremendous progress."

    Advice: Commenting on Green's Week 8 status, Lewis offered a vague "(look) forward to seeing how he progresses this week." Green supposedly told a teammate following Sunday's ugly loss that he plans to return for Week 8, but it's going to depend on how he feels in practice. His status cannot be taken for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Lions: Mega (ankle) must be full go to play
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson (ankle) won't be active in Week 8 unless he can be full go.

    Advice: "It's not going to be a thing of degrees," Caldwell said. "When they say he's cleared, he's ready to go. ... OK, that's when it's going to happen. It's not going to be a whole lot of in between." The Lions learned their lesson trying to use Megatron as a decoy in Week 5, as he only made his injury worse. Johnson is traveling with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Falcons, but is no better than 50-50 to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) will travel with the Lions to London.

    Advice: This doesn't shed any light on Johnson's Week 8 status. He's still very, very questionable to play against the Falcons after not coming close to suiting up against the Saints. The Lions would do well to rest Megatron through the Week 9 bye and then unleash him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:35 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Calvin Johnson wasn't close to playing
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) wasn't particularly close to playing in Sunday's win over the Saints.

    Advice: Johnson didn't practice at all last week and was only able to run at about 60 percent in pre-game drills before sitting out warmups. With the bye coming after the Week 8 game in London, it's looking like Megatron won't be back until Week 10. In the four games he's either been out or hobbled in this year, Golden Tate is averaging 8.0 catches, 112.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:08 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Denard Robinson expected to keep starting job
    When asked if Denard Robinson will keep the feature back job, coach Gus Bradley said, "Yeah, I think so."

    Advice: Coaches are loathe to make depth chart declarations, especially right after games. But Bradley had to at least suggest he'd give it up for Shoelace after a 22-127-1 outing as the starter. When Toby Gerhart returns from his foot injury, he'll slide into a complementary role along with Storm Johnson. Gerhart has been a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues for a few weeks now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:31 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Jimmy Graham ends up playing on 30 snaps
    Jimmy Graham played on 30-of-75 snaps in Sunday's loss at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham played enough snaps to be a factor, but he oddly wasn't really a part of the gameplan. He had zero catches on two targets and the Lions defenders said afterward they weren't worried about him. ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says it's difficult to predict if Graham's role will increase going forward, as the tight end's ability to block and absorb contact are in doubt. Owners can just hang their hat on the fact that he didn't appear to suffer any setbacks Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Demaryius Thomas blows up for 8/171/2 line
    Demaryius Thomas had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Thomas was on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's record-breaking touchdown. He was able to take advantage of being matched up with a less than fully healthy Tramaine Brock for most of the game. Thomas beat Perrish Cox deep down the field for his second score. After getting off to a slow start, Thomas has three straight games with at least 120 yards and a touchdown. He should be a top-three option against the Chargers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.55 (8th)
  • No update on James Starks
    The Packers did not provide an update on James Starks (ankle) following Sunday's win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Starks went down midway through the third quarter and did not return. However, the game was a blowout so it could have very well been precautionary -- especially considering Starks stayed on the sideline with his helmet. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:28 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (216th)
  • Report: A.J. Green says he's playing Week 8
    FOX's Joe Danneman overheard A.J. Green (toe) tell a teammate he's going to play in Week 8.

    Advice: Obviously, this isn't a true "report" or anything official from the medical staff. But we know Green got a good prognosis after meeting with noted specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Friday and did on-field work prior to the game Sunday. Green appears has a very good chance to gain clearance for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya gets four rushes
    Chris Ogbonnaya rushed four times for 12 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Ogbonnaya ran as Jonathan Stewart's clear backup in the absence of DeAngelo Williams (knee), but got out-touched 15-4. Even in the Panthers' chaotic backfield, Ogbonnaya is off the radar in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:50 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Kenny Britt goes 2-4-0 in win over Hawks
    Kenny Britt caught two passes for four yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

    Advice: Britt is the outside complement to No. 1 receiver Brian Quick, and the third option in a weak passing game behind both Quick and Jared Cook. Britt hurt his ankle early, but quickly returned. He'll be a WR5/6 against the Chiefs next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • Hakeem Nicks sees one target
    Hakeem Nicks had no catches on one target in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Nicks appears to be falling behind Donte Moncrief (one catch on two targets). If the Colts offense wasn't humming, you can be sure Nicks would be making waves with complaints. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.49 (113th)
  • Jimmy Graham held catchless against the Lions
    Jimmy Graham caught 0-of-2 targets in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Graham played around 30 snaps in the game, but was never a factor. His first target did not come until the first drive of the fourth quarter. Thankfully, Graham did not appear to suffer any setbacks during the game. His status will be updated when the Saints resume practicing on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Starks goes 7/36/1 before tweaking ankle
    James Starks rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 7 rout of the Panthers, but left early with a tweaked ankle.

    Advice: He also caught a seven-yard pass. Starks went down late in the third quarter, but almost certainly could have continued running were the Pack not running away with the game. He remained on the sideline in his helmet, which is almost always an indication a player could check back in. Starks continued to rotate with Eddie Lacy before going down, getting three series to himself. Starks cut back on his 13-yard score in the first quarter, displaying excellent vision. It was clear Lacy remained the 1A, however. Starks is a touchdown-dependent RB3, albeit one who should get plenty of scoring opportunities in Green Bay's elite offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.30 (216th)
  • Pettigrew lumbers to 28 yards on four catches
    Brandon Pettigrew caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Pettigrew was thrust into a larger passing-game role with Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) sidelined. He was his usual self, catching short passes and then quickly falling down. Even if Ebron and Fauria are out next week, Pettigrew will be nothing but a very low-ceiling TE2 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Kenny Britt leaves Week 7 with ankle injury
    Kenny Britt was forced from Sunday's Week 7 game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Britt was hurt while getting tackle on the second play of the game, a minus-two yard reception. As the third or fourth option in the passing game, Britt was a low-upside WR5 play to begin with. Stedman Bailey will pick up the reps. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:13 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • A.J. Green has a chance to return for Week 8
    Sources tell NFL Network that A.J. Green (toe) has a shot to return for Week 8.

    Advice: Green got a positive prognosis during his Friday visit with noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. He also did some on-field work prior to Sunday's game at Indy, obviously a good sign. It doesn't look like owners will have to wait too much longer to get their No. 1 wideout back in lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham to play roughly 30 snaps
    FOX's Jay Glazer said the plan is for Jimmy Graham (shoulder) to play roughly 30 snaps in Sunday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham was averaging 60.7 snaps through the first four weeks of this season. The play count is a rough estimate and could fluctuate based on how he's feeling and situations. As previously reported, Graham's main packages will be in the red zone and on clear passing downs. Note that he needed to take an injection Sunday morning to get through the pain in his shoulder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Calvin Johnson officially inactive Week 7
    Calvin Johnson (ankle) is inactive for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

    Advice: Johnson did not even take part in pre-game drills, suggesting there was never a chance Megatron would play this week. Detroit has a matchup with Atlanta in London Week 8 before getting a bye Week 9. It is possible the Lions' hold Johnson out until after the bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:31 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1996th)
  • Jimmy Graham (shoulder) officially active
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is officially active for the Saints' Week 7 matchup with the Lions.

    Advice: Graham is clearly less than 100 percent, and will likely be nothing more than a red-zone and third-down option against Detroit. That said, Graham has performed very well on limited snaps in the past, scoring two touchdowns in only 20 snaps against the Bills last season. He is a top-7 tight end option this week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:27 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham (shoulder) 'is a go'
    After speaking with Jimmy Graham (shoulder) Sunday morning, FOX's Jay Glazer reports Graham "is a go." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:09 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Report: Jimmy Graham to play, not start Sun.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) plans to play, but won't start Week 7 against the Lions.

    Advice: In other words, the Saints will use Graham in red-zone packages. He'll test the shoulder in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. Owners can pray for a touchdown, but he's unlikely to see much, if any, action between the 20s. But this is Jimmy Graham. If he suits up, he needs to be in lineups. The Lions are allowing the 16th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Shonn Greene officially ruled out for Week 7
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Advice: Greene did not practice this week. Bishop Sankey will continue to be the lead back, while Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington will mix in as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:02 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Pettigrew to see an expanded workload Week 7
    Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is expected to be more involved in the passing game against the Saints.

    Advice: Pettigrew has five receptions in six games this season as Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have served as the pass-catching tight ends. With Fauria out with an ankle injury and Ebron doubtful with a hamstring, the Lions may have no choice but to get Pettigrew more involved. Even so, he is nothing more than a low-ceiling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:14 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Graham to be a red-zone player if active?
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune suggests Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) could be a situational red-zone player if active Sunday.

    Advice: We've seen the Saints do this with Graham before, as recently as last season when he often played limited snaps while battling foot and elbow injuries. He was still dominant, closing the season with six touchdowns in the last six games despite playing on just 69.2 percent of the snaps during that span. The bottom line is that if Graham suits up Sunday, he has to be in lineups regardless of role. "It's an injury. It's just like all the other ones I've ever had," he said, reiterating his status as a true game-time call. "It's painful, but we'll see. Maybe in two days I'll feel better." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Marcel Reece (quad) listed as questionable
    Marcel Reece (quad) is questionable for Week 7.

    Advice: Reece was also listed as questionable last week, but ended up being active. He returned to practice Friday, and is on track to play against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:46 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2529th)
  • Donald Brown still not medically cleared
    Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: He didn't practice again Friday and won't play against the Chiefs, keeping Branden Oliver entrenched as San Diego's every-down back. It's now been 12 days since Brown suffered his concussion. He's taking unusually long to recover. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:01 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Shonn Greene misses practice again Friday
    Shonn Greene (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice again Friday.

    Advice: Despite officially being listed as "doubtful" for the second straight week, he will not play against the Redskins. Bishop Sankey will continue to handle lead back work with Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington mixing in. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing again Fri.
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and will not play in Week 7.

    Advice: He missed every practice this week and appears extremely doubtful to suit up against the Browns. Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson will handle the Week 7 load, but neither is more than a weak RB3 option even in the tasty matchup with the Browns missing DLs Phil Taylor, Desmond Bryant, and Armonty Bryant. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Eric Decker goes 4/65 versus Revis, Pats
    Eric Decker caught 4-of-7 passes for 65 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: All things considered, it wasn't a terrible night on Darrelle Revis Island, but not an effort that got fantasy owners' weeks off to a roaring start. The best news is, Decker looked 100 percent healthy, and now has 10 days to rest his troublesome hamstring for Week 8 against the Bills. Decker should begin trending back toward WR2 status after his injury rendered him a WR3 for the better part of the season's first seven games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:07 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Report: Greene (hamstring) out for Week 7
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Shonn Greene (hamstring) will miss Week 7.

    Advice: This became self-evident after Greene missed his second-consecutive practice on Thursday. Bishop Sankey will get the start against the Redskins, and serve as a solid FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Decker and David Nelson both active vs. Jets
    Eric Decker (hamstring) and David Nelson (ankle) are active for Week 7 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Decker will lead the Jets' receiver corps after escaping his Week 6 return without setbacks, but has an extremely tough short-week assignment in CB Darrelle Revis. He's a low-end WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Shonn Greene (hamstring) still not practicing
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) remained out of Titans practice Thursday.

    Advice: Greene is going to miss Week 7, giving rookie Bishop Sankey another week to work on locking down No. 1 duties. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Don Brown (concussion) still not practicing
    Donald Brown (concussion) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Brown appears all but certain to miss his second-straight game, leaving the Bolts' backfield to Branden Oliver. Locked into a monster workload for Week 7, Oliver is a legit RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Gerhart is looking extremely unlikely to return for Week 7, leaving Storm Johnson to lead the Jaguars' three-man committee. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:57 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) still not cleared to run
    Ryan Mathews (MCL) still hasn't been cleared to resume running.

    Advice: Exactly one month removed from his MCL sprain, Mathews won't play in Week 7 and doesn't sound like a lock for Week 8, either. The Chargers' bye isn't until Week 10. "When they think it's time for me to start running, then it's time to start running," Mathews said, referring to team doctors. "It's all in their hands." San Diego's Week 8 game against Denver is on a Thursday night, meaning the turnaround will be quick following Sunday's Week 7 game, reducing the chances of a Mathews return. The Chargers play the Dolphins in Week 9. Currently 5-1, if San Diego is still racking up wins at that point, it's conceivable Mathews could be held out through the Week 10 open date. Branden Oliver appears highly likely to be the Bolts' feature back for at least two more games, and quite possibly three. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Eric Decker (hamstring) listed as probable
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is probable for Thursday night's game against the Patriots.

    Advice: It confirms he didn't suffer any setbacks in Sunday's loss. Decker will likely be matched up with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, making him just a WR3 for Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Donald Brown still in concussion protocol
    Donald Brown (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Brown is still in the concussion protocol and could be held out again this week. Branden Oliver will remain the Chargers' feature back in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Shonn Greenenot practicing Wednesday
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Greene missed Week 6 against the Jaguars, leaving Bishop Sankey atop the depth chart. Expect it to stay that way even when Greene returns to the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:29 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing Wednesday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart suggests he still may play Week 7 against the Browns. Don't look for the Jaguars to push Gerhart out there at less than 100 percent when he's merely a marginal talent when fully healthy. It could be the Storm Johnson show again versus Cleveland. Neither back would be more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2589th)
  • Lions not planning increased Pettigrew looks
    The Lions have no plans to increase Brandon Pettigrew's role as a pass catcher.

    Advice: Pettigrew averaged 100 targets from 2010-13, but has drawn just eight looks through six games. That, of course, is how the Lions drew up it when they spent their first-round pick on Eric Ebron and brought back Pettigrew to block. Neither Ebron nor Joseph Fauria has made much of an impact as a receiver, but Pettigrew was always amongst the league's least efficient players as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Hakeem Nicks frustrated with role on IND
    The Indy Star says Hakeem Nicks is frustrated with his role this season.

    Advice: It's not a surprise. Nicks signed a one-year "prove it" deal with the Colts in March, but he's right where he belongs -- buried on the target totem pole behind stud playmaker T.Y. Hilton and third-down chain-mover Reggie Wayne. Nicks would do well not to complain publicly and then try to rehab his value in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.49 (113th)
  • Decker not on snap count in Week 6
    Eric Decker played 57-of-63 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Decker returned to a full-time role after sitting out Week 5. He didn't appear to suffer any setbacks, but was limited in Monday and Tuesday's practices. Decker will just be a WR3 for Thursday night's game against Darrelle Revis and the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (122nd)
  • Kenny Britt goes 3-39 in Week 6 loss
    Kenny Britt caught three passes for 39 yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

    Advice: With Brian Quick mostly a non-factor, Britt saw five targets to finish second on the team to Jared Cook. He did his damage of ins and crossing patterns over the middle. Britt is the third or fourth option in the passing game. He's a WR5. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:25 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
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