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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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • Shane Vereen expected to play through illness
    ESPN Boston says it would be a surprise if Shane Vereen (illness) doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Bears.

    Advice: Vereen was under the weather and sat out Friday's practice. It shouldn't affect his role in a fine matchup at home Sunday. Vereen, who played on a career-high 80 percent of the snaps in the first game after Stevan Ridley's season-ending knee injury, is RB2 even in non-PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:45 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • Chris Polk (hamstring) probable for Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Polk has been cleared to return from his hamstring injury. He would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (questionable, knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 4:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • John Brown (ankle) probable for Week 8
    Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is probable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

    Advice: He won't miss any time with his ankle injury. A situational deep threat, Brown has a 17/197/3 line through six games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (121st)
  • Sammy Watkins (groin) probable for Week 8
    Sammy Watkins (groin) is probable for Week 8 against the Jets.

    Advice: Watkins will look to take advantage of a matchup with New York's leaky secondary. He's averaging 79 yards per game with Kyle Orton at quarterback. Watkins is the No. 13 receiver in Rotoworld's Week 8 rankings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:25 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.64 (55th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 1:28 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Charles Sims to play big stretch-run role?
    ESPN's Dan Graziano suggested on NFL Insiders Friday that rookie Charles Sims could play a big role down the stretch.

    Advice: Eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9, Sims has resumed practicing after fracturing his ankle in August. "He may get a shot to get some serious carries in the second half (of the season)," were Graziano's words. Sims is worth stashing in 12- and 14-team leagues. Doug Martin has been ineffective for a sustained stretch, while Bobby Rainey has been prone to fumbles. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:25 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Pats list RB Vereen questionable with illness
    Shane Vereen is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Bears after missing Friday's practice with an illness.

    Advice: Twitter freaked out when Vereen wasn't seen at Friday's practice, but players often miss practice with illnesses and are all systems go on game days. Check back Sunday for updates, but Vereen's outlook shouldn't have changed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 1:11 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.05 (45th)
  • Charles Clay listed as probable
    Charles Clay (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Clay would be a quality TE1 streamer Sunday against Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) listed as questionable
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Vikings.

    Advice: V-Jax practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and is expected to play against Minnesota. His status will be worth rechecking Sunday morning, however. On the off chance Jackson were unable to suit up for Week 8, the Bucs would turn to Mike Evans and Louis Murphy as their starting wideouts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
  • Benny Cunningham listed as probable
    Benny Cunningham (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Cunningham will be part of St. Louis' three-man RBBC in Sunday's clash with Kansas City. His actual workload will be determined during the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1908th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:04 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 10:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Bengals TE Eifert (elbow) to return Week 11?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner guesses Tyler Eifert (elbow) will return from the injured reserve/designated for return list in Week 11 against the Saints.

    Advice: Eifert is worth rostering for forward-thinking fantasy owners in need of tight end help. He was a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Week 1, before dislocating the elbow, racking up three early catches for 37 yards. Jermaine Gresham has done nothing to instill confidence as a pass catcher during Eifert's absence, while A.J. Green (toe) is now hobbled and Marvin Jones (foot) is on I.R. Eifert could flirt with TE1 stats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:18 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1773rd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 10:06 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Darren Sproles questionable for Week 8
    Darren Sproles (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles got in a round of limited practices this week and should be good to go. At less than 100 percent, Sproles is our No. 43 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (219th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:11 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Julio Jones probable for Week 8
    Julio Jones (ankle) is probable for Week 8 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jones has been on the injury report the past couple weeks, but it's not an issue. He's our No. 5 receiver for Week 8 despite Atlanta's offensive struggles. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:58 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Reggie Bush doubtful for Week 8 vs. Falcons
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: We can't trust anything Bush says. He declared himself 100 percent ready for Week 7, and Bush was barely used in the second half. This week, he said he's going to play against Atlanta in London. That appears unlikely. It'll be Joique Bell and Theo Riddick in the backfield for Detroit. Bell is our No. 17 running back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Rams still trying to keep RB plans a secret
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said all of his running backs will "have roles for us," and he'll continue to treat it as a week-to-week situation.

    Advice: "I think that’s kind of good for us," Schottenheimer said. "For a defense not to know who they’ve got to prepare for. To know that at any moment it might be a different guy out there." Schottenheimer isn't fooling anyone. Anybody with working eyeballs can see Tre Mason is the Rams' most talented runner. If the Rams want to put the ball in Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham's hands, they're playing to the defense's advantage. We're not -- and more importantly, defensive coordinators aren't -- buying Schottenheimer's mind trick. Mason's the guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (96th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:43 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Reggie Bush sits again Friday, says he'll play
    Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice again Friday, but said he'll play Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Bush got in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and Friday. If he does suit up, Bush can't be trusted even in a phenomenal matchup versus Atlanta's sieve-like defense. Joique Bell should get the bulk of the work as a runner, locking him in as an RB2. The Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Malcom Floyd has four-catch evening vs. DEN
    Malcom Floyd caught 4-of-7 targets for 58 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Floyd used his unreal body control to nearly reel in two more catches on difficult deep targets, but had no shot on his third missed connection, a Philip Rivers pick thrown into double coverage. Floyd briefly left with a shoulder injury, but was quickly deemed probable and returned. Floyd is one of the league's very best deep threats, but it doesn't translate to more than WR4/5 value in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.77 (90th)
  • Wes Welker held to two catches vs. Chargers
    Wes Welker caught 2-of-2 targets for five yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Welker's biggest impact of the night came when he fell on Emmanuel Sanders' fourth-quarter fumble. Welker has now been limited to six grabs for 63 yards and a touchdown over his past three games. We know Peyton Manning likes to get his weapons going after slow stretches, but Welker is shaping up a distant fourth on the Broncos' targets totem pole. He's settling in as a low-upside WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (199th)
  • Branden Oliver totals 63 yards versus Broncos
    Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 36 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos, adding seven catches for an additional 27 yards.

    Advice: Oliver was lucky to escape with the yards that he did, as he simply got gobbled up by the Broncos' athletic front seven. Oliver didn't have a prayer on over half his carries, and was sitting on -3 yards through his first 12 touches. The Broncos were simply getting too much penetration. Oliver's yardage total would have been even less impressive if not for a meaningless 23-yard scamper on the game's final play. Oliver remains a workload monster, but has another tough Week 9 matchup in the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (53rd)
  • 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
    Thursday, 4:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.60 (193rd)
  • Cunningham (knee) pops up on injury report
    Benny Cunningham was added to the Rams' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a knee issue.

    Advice: It suggests Cunningham tweaked something in Thursday's practice, though it's unclear if that's the case. The Rams are one of the most lightly-covered teams in the league, so we might not gain clarity until Friday's injury report. A "DNP" on Friday would spell doom for Cunningham's Week 8 chances, while another "limited" to go along with a "questionable" tag would be inconclusive. Regardless of his health, Cunningham can't be trusted as more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:47 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1908th)
  • John Brown (ankle) still limited on Thursday
    Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Brown is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A situational deep threat, Brown isn't a legit option in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:53 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (121st)
  • Charles Clay (knee) still limited on Thursday
    Charles Clay (knee) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: Clay hasn't been limited in games all season. Coming off a 4/58/1 effort against the Bears, he's a top-15 option for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • 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
    Thursday, 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
    Thursday, 12:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (104th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) remains limited Thurs.
    Darren Sproles (knee) practiced on Thursday, getting in another limited session.

    Advice: Sproles is still trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his status can't yet be taken for granted. If Sproles does go, he'll be a hard sell as a snap-count RB3 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (219th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) practicing in pads
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) practiced in pads on Thursday.

    Advice: He remained "limited." Either way, Jackson's health is not a question mark for Week 8. He'll be good to go as a WR2 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
  • 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
    Thursday, 10:08 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1934th)
  • Julio Jones upgraded to full practice
    Julio Jones (ankle) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Jones left foot (not the twice surgically-repaired one) has been bothering him a bit over the last couple weeks, leading to limited practices. It's not a real concern. He's an obvious must-start despite a tough matchup against the Lions' No. 7 pass defense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • 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
    Thursday, 8:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Reggie Bush downgraded to missed practice
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: It's a troublesome downgrade from Wednesday, when Bush was a limited participant. It's clear he's nowhere near over his ankle injury after it caused him to sit out in Week 6 and barely play in the second half of Week 7. If Bush can't go against the Falcons, Joique Bell gets a boost and Theo Riddick (questionable, hamstring) would get set for a real role. Note that inactives for this early London game will be coming down at 8:30am ET. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • 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 range…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)
  • Charles Clay still limited with knee issue
    Charles Clay (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Clay is still dealing with his knee injury. There's no concern about his Week 8 status. Coming off his best game of the season, Clay will be just a mid-range TE2 despite a favorable matchup with the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • 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)
  • John Brown (ankle) limited Wednesday
    John Brown (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (121st)
  • 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)
  • Chris Polk expects to return in Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Polk has missed the Eagles' first six games. It puts him on track to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Polk would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) limited Wednesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Sproles is off on the right foot to play Week 8 against Cardinals. But at less than 100 percent against a good defense, he's merely an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:38 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (219th)
  • Sammy Watkins (groin) practicing in full Wed.
    Sammy Watkins (groin) is practicing in full for Week 8.

    Advice: It's a new "injury" for Watkins, but not one that will affect his availability for Week 8 against the Jets. In a tasty matchup with Kyle Orton, Watkins is a WR2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:20 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.64 (55th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) held out on Wednesday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucs are getting Jackson extended rest coming off their bye. Jackson is fully expected to play in Week 8 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:07 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
  • Fisher on RBs: It'll be a week-to-week thing
    Coach Jeff Fisher said "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back for the Rams.

    Advice: "Zac [Stacy] could get 25 carries this week," Fisher continued. "We had some things in early this week. It was working so we decided to stay with [Tre Mason]. It’s nothing that Zac has done or hasn’t done." Fisher clearly hates fantasy football. He's also never been a coach who favors a committee approach in the backfield. Most weeks, it's going to either be Mason or Stacy. And beat writer Nick Wagoner expects Mason to get the first look Week 8 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (96th)
  • 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)
  • Charles Sims (ankle) cleared for practice
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Barring any setbacks, Sims could return in Week 9. He's a candidate for the Bucs' third-down role immediately and could eat into the workload of Doug Martin before too long. Martin, inherited by the Lovie Smith regime, hasn't played good football since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Julio Jones (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Julio Jones (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jones will be fine for Week 8 against the Lions. He's posted back-to-back duds, according to Julio standards, but remains an obvious must-start. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:57 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Bush battled the ankle Week 7 against the Saints, playing sparingly in the second half, but he's likely to suit up against the Falcons in London. It's a tasty matchup, but Joique Bell is the much more preferred play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Report: Sproles appears likely to play Week 8
    CSN Philly reports Darren Sproles (knee) "appears likely" to play Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: After initially fearing a torn ACL, Sproles says he "felt pretty good" at Tuesday's practice. An MRI last week revealed no structural damage and just a mildly sprained MCL. Arizona is yielding the second-fewest PPR points to opposing running backs. At less than 100 percent and seeing just 5.5 touches per game over the past four, there will be better options than Sproles for your FLEX spot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (219th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Sproles at practice, but still questionable
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Sproles is ahead of schedule as he comes off a sprained MCL. However, he's not expected to participate fully in this light Tuesday session and remains questionable for Sunday's game at Arizona. Sproles was originally expected to miss 1-2 games. Of course, fantasy owners should note he is averaging just 5.5 touches per game in his last four outings anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (219th)
  • 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)
  • Reggie Bush says he'll play in London game
    Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Falcons in London.

    Advice: Bush barely played in the second half of the Week 7 win over the Saints because his ankle was bothering him. He admits that he's still not 100 percent, but insists he now feels "fine." The Lions could use Bush on only a limited package of plays, especially if they get a big lead on the hapless Falcons. Joique Bell will be the far superior fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • V-Jax doesn't practice Monday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) sat out Monday's practice.

    Advice: It was just an informal session coming off the Bucs' bye week. Jackson is fully expected to suit up against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:31 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
  • Tre Mason leads STL RBs in snaps
    Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (96th)
  • 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)
  • Welker scores first touchdown
    Wes Welker had three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Welker had a 39-yard catch and run down the left sideline for Peyton Manning's record-tying 508th career touchdown. He was able to bounce back after being held to one catch last week, but has only four targets over the last two games. Welker will remain just a WR3 for Thursday night against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (199th)
  • 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)
  • Malcom Floyd held to three catches in loss
    Malcom Floyd caught 3-of-7 targets for 50 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Floyd also drew a 13-yard defensive pass interference call in the end zone, setting the Bolts up at the one-yard line for their first of two touchdowns. Floyd is one of the league's most-effective deep threats, but his catch and yardage totals vary wildly from week to week. He's not a reliable WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.77 (90th)
  • Branden Oliver totals 78 yards in loss to KC
    Branden Oliver rushed 15 times for 67 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs, adding two catches for an additional 11 yards.

    Advice: It was another impressive effort from the Sproles-ian rookie, who sustained drives and extended runs with impressive leg drive and unreal balance. Oliver would have gotten more work had the Chiefs not squeezed the life out of the ball, out-possessing San Diego 39 minutes to 21. In three games as the Bolts' feature back, Oliver has racked up 70 touches for 384 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. He has a tough Week 8 assignment in the Broncos, but will remain in the RB1 discussion for however long Ryan Mathews (MCL) is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (53rd)
  • John Brown goes 2-41 against Raiders
    John Brown secured 2-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: The Cardinals took a few shots downfield to 4.34 speedster Brown, but couldn't connect until the fourth quarter, when Brown came down with a 22-yarder over the middle against Raiders S Brandian Ross. As the No. 4 option in Arizona's passing game -- behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Ellington -- Brown has very little chance to be a consistent producer in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (121st)
  • 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)
  • Reggie Bush's ankle bothered him on Sunday
    Coach Jim Caldwell said Reggie Bush's ankle was bugging him during Sunday's win over the Saints.

    Advice: Bush finished with just nine touches against his old team and didn't play very much in the second half at all. It appears his ankle wasn't as close to 100 percent as it seemed coming into this one. The Lions have a flight to London Monday for a Week 8 game against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Sammy Watkins goes off for 122 yards, 2 TDs
    Sammy Watkins had nine catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 comeback win over the Vikings.

    Advice: Watkins was matched up with Xavier Rhodes for most of the game, but beat Captain Munnerlyn for one of his touchdowns. He scored on a two-yard pass from Kyle Orton to give the Bills a win on the final play of the game. After being held in check by Darrelle Revis last week, Watkins was targeted 14 times and back to being the clear featured receiver. Watkins will be on the WR2 radar for Week 8 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:12 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.64 (55th)
  • Cunningham gets start for Rams, scores TD
    Benny Cunningham rushed two times for three yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.

    Advice: Cunningham got the start for the Rams, playing two plays on the opening-series three-and-out. It was then Tre Mason on early downs the rest of the afternoon, with Cunningham playing passing downs. Zac Stacy played just one snap. Cunningham is the best pass protector in the Rams' backfield, so he's going to have a weekly role as the No. 2. Mason is the new No. 1. Stacy can be dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1908th)
  • Clay goes 4-58-1 in win over Bears
    Charles Clay caught four passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: It was easily Clay's best game of the season. He was targeted five times and scored his first touchdown of the year, beating SLB Shea McClellin, who fell down in coverage, for the 13-yard score in the first quarter. Clay has a decent matchup with the Jaguars next week, but he's still more of a middling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Reggie Bush totals 32 totals yards against NO
    Reggie Bush rushed four times for 10 yards and added five catches for 22 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Bush seemed to be hobbled by his ankle injury at various times in the game, and was out-snapped heavily by Joique Bell in the second half. Despite being limited, Bush drew a crucial pass interference penalty on fourth-down on the Lions' final drive. Matthew Stafford hit Corey Fuller for the game-winning touchdown three plays later. Bush has another week to get fully healthy, and should be great PPR play against the Falcons horrible defense in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Mason takes control of Rams backfield in win
    Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (96th)
  • Julio Jones held to 5-56 against Ravens
    Julio Jones secured 5-of-8 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: The Ravens made it a point to make Atlanta play without Julio, forcing Matt Ryan to feed Roddy White a game-high 15 targets. Struggling through ankle and foot injuries hasn't helped, but Julio remains a huge part of the Falcons' offense, and hasn't suddenly evaporated from WR1 discussion. He'll continue to be a must-start when the Falcons take on the Lions in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • 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)
  • Report: Bucs open to trading Vincent Jackson
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers are "open" to trading Vincent Jackson.

    Advice: "They are getting a ton of calls on him," Rapoport said. "With just one win, I'm told they are open to anything even though they love him as a player." Jackson has a $10 million non-guaranteed base salary, and a $9.8 million non-guaranteed base salary in 2015. If the Buccaneers traded away Jackson, they could move forward with Mike Evans as Mike Glennon's No. 1 receiver. V-Jax turns 32 in January. We suspect he could be had for a third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:06 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
  • Reggie Bush officially active Week 7
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially active for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

    Advice: There was never much doubt Bush would suit up against his former team. He is a solid FLEX play in standard formats, and is a great RB2 play in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Charles Sims hoping to practice next week
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) has not resumed practicing yet.

    Advice: Sims, who is on IR with a designation to return, was eligible to resume practicing this week. He hopes he gets clearance to get some work in next week as the Bucs come out of their bye with an eye on Week 10 for his NFL debut. Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas says the Bucs coaches "seemed infatuated with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield" prior to the injury. With Doug Martin underperforming badly and Bobby Rainey a mediocre talent, Sims is at least worth putting on watch lists. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:58 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Charles Clay (knee) officially probable
    Charles Clay (knee) is listed as probable for Week 7.

    Advice: Clay will continue to play through his knee injury. He's just a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:04 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • Reggie Bush listed as probable
    Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Saints.

    Advice: Bush is thankful the Lions made the decision to hold him out last week. "It helped a lot," Bush said Friday. "It helped me rest my ankle and prepare for this week. I think we made the smart decision by not playing last game and risking further injury and just given myself a week to get back healthy." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • 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)
  • Julio Jones probable for Week 7
    Julio Jones (ankle) is probable for Week 7 against the Ravens.

    Advice: He'll likely see plenty of CB Jimmy Smith. Jones is our No. 4 receiver this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:29 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • 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)
  • Shane Vereen catches two touchdowns vs. Jets
    Operating as the Patriots' clear lead back, Shane Vereen rushed 12 times for 47 yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets, adding five catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns.

    Advice: Vereen's 17 touches were 14 more than Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden combined. He notched a four-yard rush on New England's first play from scrimmage, and got free for a 49-yard touchdown reception just three plays later. Vereen streaked down the sideline, schooling Antonio Allen to get himself wide open. Vereen's second score was a three-yard grab where he ran circles around Jets LB Demario Davis in the end zone. Most encouragingly, it was Vereen, and not New England's "big back" duo, who was called on to help kill the clock in the fourth quarter. As we've learned the hard way from coach Bill Belichick, there's no way to count on that kind of usage going forward, but Vereen will be a top 15-16 option for Week 8 when the Pats host the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • Julio Jones (ankle) still 'limited' on Thurs.
    Julio Jones (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Jones isn't injured. He's Rotoworld's No. 4 receiver for Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • Charles Clay (knee) still limited on Thursday
    Charles Clay (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Dolphins "limit" Clay in every practice. It's yet to be a factor on Sundays. Clay is a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:50 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • 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)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) practicing again Thursday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday.

    Advice: Bush remained "limited," but is fully on track to return for Sunday's game against the Saints. Bush's Friday status will be key, but owners can pencil him in as their FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:47 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • 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)
  • Charles Clay (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Charles Clay (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Clay still isn't over his knee issue, but he's yet to miss a game. He'll be a just a low-end TE2 for Week 7 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (124th)
  • Julio Jones (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Julio Jones (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's not a concern for his Week 7 status. Jones will be a top-five option against the Ravens Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:03 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.93 (42nd)
  • 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)
  • Vincent Jackson not practicing Wednesday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucs have their bye this week. Jackson is fine. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (56th)
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