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  • Jonas Gray the Patriots top big back
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss confirms Jonas Gray now projects as the Patriots top "big back."

    Advice: Gray is ahead of both Brandon Bolden and James White. The 2012 UDFA out of Notre Dame was expected to have a bigger role than the three carries he got in Week 7, but the Patriots got absolutely dominated in time of possession and didn't want to challenge the Jets' elite run defense. In different game-flow situations, Gray could have a real role. He's worth adding in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (238th)
  • Jags not sure if Denard can handle big work
    A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."

    Advice: Robinson ripped apart the Browns' atrocious run defense last week for 22-127-1 and has earned another start. Don't expect 20-carry games to become the norm. The 197-pound "Shoelace" typically won't have gameflow on his side and also Toby Gerhart (foot) is coming back this week to pair with third-down back Jordan Todman. Furthermore, the Jags bottom-five offensive line is going to have its hands more than full with a very strong Dolphins front this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • '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 urgency 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 (team doctors) 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
    Today, 6:10 pm
     
    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)
  • Jake Locker (thumb) listed as probable
    Jake Locker (thumb) is officially probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Locker should be active as the No. 2 quarterback this week. Zach Mettenberger will make his first career start against Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Denard Robinson to remain Jaguars' starter
    Speaking Thursday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even with Toby Gerhart (foot) returning.

    Advice: Bradley said Gerhart will get "some reps," but Gerhart was being phased out of his starting job even before he started missing games. He'll fight for scraps with Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson behind Shoelace. Robinson is the only Jaguars' runner worth starting for Week 8, though he has a difficult matchup in the Dolphins' solid run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Titans bench Jake Locker
    The Titans have benched Jake Locker.

    Advice: In the last year of his rookie contract, Locker has likely played his final down as a Titan. ESPN's Adam Caplan -- who's had a great read on the Titans since the draft -- "can't see" a scenario where Locker gets his job back barring an implosion by or injury to new starter Zach Mettenberger. If this is indeed it for Locker's Titans career, he will finish with 26 touchdown passes, 24 turnovers, and a 57.3 completion rate. Although Locker has myriad flaws, he has a strong enough arm and enough athleticism to resurface in 2015 as a useful NFL backup. Locker simply doesn't throw the ball with enough accuracy to be a consistent big-league starter. He's also been wildly injury prone in the pros. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Jaguars view Denard Robinson as RB of future?
    ESPN's Michael DiRocco believes the Jaguars could have "found their running back of the future" in Denard Robinson.

    Advice: "It may be the Denard Robinson show going forward," DiRocco said. "The Jaguars are going to limit his workload in the 15-20 carry rangeĀ…but I think the main job is going to be Robinson's." Toby Gerhart resumed practicing Wednesday, and could return this week in a complementary role. Robinson has long-term upside, but will be just an RB3/FLEX in Week 8 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • 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)
  • Jake Locker (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: There should be more clarity on Locker's status Thursday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he expects Locker to return this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Denard Robinson plays heavy snaps vs. Browns
    Denard Robinson played 46-of-74 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

    Advice: Storm Johnson was on the field for 10 snaps in a change-of-pace role. Jordan Todman remained Jacksonville's third-down back, getting 19 snaps. Robinson is expected to keep the starting job going forward, with Toby Gerhart likely to be a complementary option with Johnson when he returns. Robinson is one of the top waiver-adds for Week 8. He's a recommended pickup in Yahoo leagues, where he has WR eligibility. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:19 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • 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)
  • Whisenhunt: Locker remains Titans starter
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • Titans expect Jake Locker to return next week
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

    Advice: Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • Shoelace sparks Jaguars: 22-127-1 in victory
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson gave the Jaguars a running game in Sunday's Week 7 victory, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Jacksonville's win over Cleveland.

    Advice: Looking like a legitimate running back, the converted Michigan quarterback mixed chain-moving gains with explosive runs on the perimeter. He handled the 22 touches compared to Storm Johnson's six, and Jordan Todman's one. "Shoelace" should remain Jacksonville's lead back until further notice, even when Toby Gerhart (foot) returns. The Jaguars will face the Dolphins' stout run defense next. Robinson is worth owning in all leagues, but is likely to struggle on the ground against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • 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)
  • Jaguars give Shoelace Robinson start at RB
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 7 against the Browns.

    Advice: They're giving Robinson the nod over rookie Storm Johnson, who struggled last week against the Titans. Robinson has more versatility, but hasn't been effective as a rusher this season. (No Jaguars RBs have been.) Jacksonville's Week 7 inactives are RB Toby Gerhart, WR Mike Brown, DB Jeremy Harris, OLs Josh Wells and Tyler Shatley, LB Jeremiah George, and WR Tavarres King. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • Locker (thumb) inactive for Week 7 vs. WSH
    Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Jake Locker listed as questionable
    Jake Locker (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 7 after another limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Ken Whisenhunt would only say Locker "made progress" on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst handled most of the Titans' first-team reps throughout the practice week, and is the favorite to start Week 7 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • Patriots to 'keep going with' Jonas Gray
    Coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots will "keep going with" Jonas Gray and see how he seizes the opportunity.

    Advice: Gray is officially ahead of Brandon Bolden on the depth chart, as if Thursday night's usage didn't confirm it. It didn't mean a whole lot, as Gray saw just two touches compared to one for Bolden. But we'd expect Gray's role to grow as the "big back" complement to Shane Vereen, who handled 17 touches against the Jets. Gray may never be fantasy-useful, but he could see 8-10 weekly carries. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (238th)
  • Jonas Gray rushes twice in Patriots debut
    Jonas Gray rushed twice for eight yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Promoted from the practice squad on Thursday, Gray was surprisingly active over James White. He was No. 2 on the depth chart behind Shane Vereen, but it obviously didn't mean much as he touched the ball only two times. Gray is just as likely to be inactive in Week 8 as he is to stay ahead of White and Brandon Bolden. He's not worth the hassle in re-draft leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (238th)
  • 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)
  • Pats promote RB Jonas Gray to 53-man roster
    Patriots promoted RB Jonas Gray from the practice squad.

    Advice: OG Chris Barker has also been promoted. A third-year undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame, Gray will be No. 3 in the Patriots' "big back" rotation behind Brandon Bolden and James White, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that he'll get an opportunity to establish the "hot hand." He's worth a flier in 14-team leagues if you're absolutely bereft of options at running back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (238th)
  • Titans hinting Locker won't start in Week 7
    Jake Locker (thumb) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Ken Whisenhunt hedged on his Week 7 status.

    Advice: He was officially "limited," as he was on Wednesday. Whiz danced around Locker's status, offering illuminating statements like "his soreness is better," and "a lot of factors" will go into whether he plays against the Redskins. According to reporter Terry McCormick, Charlie Whitehurst took the "majority" of first-team reps on Thursday. We'd guess Locker doesn't play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • Locker, Whitehurst split reps Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Locker "did everything," though he and Charlie Whitehurst split reps with the starters as the Titans appeared to ease Locker back into action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is his starter when healthy. He may be a game-time call. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • 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)
  • 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
    Oct 13, 9:25 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
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