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  • Travis Kelce (ribs) limited on Wednesday
    Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited in Chiefs' practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Kelce is day to day with rib soreness. It's not something that should sideline him for Week 8, but could impact his snap count. Kelce's status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:35 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (93rd)
  • 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
    Today, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (123rd)
  • 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
    Today, 1:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.49 (21st)
  • Owen Daniels (knee) misses practice
    Owen Daniels (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Daniels, who posted a 6/58/1 line in Week 7. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.85 (74th)
  • Luke Willson (groin) back at practice Wed.
    Luke Willson (groin) returned to Seahawks practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Willson sat out Week 7, leaving tight end duties to Cooper Helfet, who caught three passes for 61 yards and a score. Willson won't be guaranteed to start in his return to the lineup with Zach Miller (ankle) still sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (138th)
  • Martellus Bennett (hamstring) not practicing
    Martellus Bennett (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Bennett played his full complement of snaps Week 7 against the Dolphins, so we're not sure when he was hurt. He hasn't found the end zone in four games and is averaging just four catches for 42 yards on six targets per game the past three weeks. Always a hot starter, Bennett is merely a low-end TE1 option. Bennett expects to return to practice Thursday and play Week 8 in New England. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (61st)
  • Joseph Fauria (ankle) remains out of practice
    Joseph Fauria (ankle) remains sidelined at Lions practice.

    Advice: Fauria hurt his ankle at his home ahead of Week 4 and has been out ever since. He remains week-to-week. With Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) also sidelined, Fauria is missing a golden opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:03 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1873rd)
  • 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
    Today, 6:56 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.98 (1915th)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) still not practicing
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Ebron missed Week 7 with the pulled hamstring. He isn't shaping up as a "go" this week, either. Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) also sat out Wednesday's practice, so the Lions may have to turn to Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson at tight end against the Falcons in London. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Dwayne Allen says he's just knocking rust off
    Dwayne Allen insisted his best play is yet to come.

    Advice: "No, I don’t feel comfortable," Allen said after missing the 2013 season with a hip injury that required surgery. "It was my goal going into the season because of injuries and not having an offseason to train for this season was to get better all season long." Coach Chuck Pagano agrees that Allen is still "knocking the rust off, so to speak." Allen has seen just 30 targets this season, but has turned that into a 21-305-5 receiving line. He's one of Andrew Luck's go-to guys in the red zone at 6'3/265. We're still truly waiting for Allen to be unleashed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:55 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.23 (104th)
  • Seahawks claim TE Brett Brackett
    Seahawks claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from the Titans.

    Advice: TE Rashaun Allen has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Brackett will back up Cooper Helfet if Luke Willson (groin) can't go for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:06 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1828th)
  • Lewis expected to practice Oct. 28
    Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is expected to resume practicing Oct. 28.

    Advice: Lewis is on short-term IR and eligible to return Week 12. It appears he's on that path. Athletic Clay Harbor will hold solid TE2 value until then. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:28 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1780th)
  • Heath Miller catches lone target for 13 yards
    Heath Miller caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

    Advice: Once propped up as a candidate to bounce back into the TE1 conversation, Miller has comfortably settled in as a low-upside TE2. He's averaging just three targets per game the past three weeks and only has one score on the season. Miller isn't being used in the red zone as much as we expected entering the year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (125th)
  • Garrett Graham goes 2-24-0 in loss
    Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near fantasy relevance as a TE2/3. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (1749th)
  • Saints re-sign Tom Crabtree
    Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree and waived LB Todd Davis.

    Advice: Crabtree's re-signing may hint the Saints believe Jimmy Graham (shoulder) isn't quite out of the woods. Crabtree, though, is mostly a special teamer. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1867th)
  • Cooper Helfet goes 3-61-1 in spot start
    Seahawks TE Cooper Helfet caught three passes for 61 yards and one touchdown in Seattle's Week 7 loss at St. Louis.

    Advice: Helfet, a 25-year-old third-year UDFA out of Duke, got the start at tight end with Zach Miller and Luke Willson hurt. His 61 yards were second-most on the team Sunday, while his six targets were good for third behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. At 6'4/240, Helfet ran a 4.71 forty with a 32-inch vertical at the Blue Devils' Pro Day in 2012. He's an average athlete with zero fantasy value. Both Miller and Willson should return to the lineup shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.73 (2398th)
  • Lions sign veteran TE Kellen Davis
    Lions signed TE Kellen Davis.

    Advice: S Jerome Couplin was waived in a corresponding roster move. Davis' addition is a sign the Lions are expecting at least one of Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to miss Sunday's trip to London. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1859th)
  • Travis Kelce hovers around 50% again
    Travis Kelce played on 40-of-75 snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The 53.3 percent rate is actually less than what Kelce had played over the previous three weeks (59.1 percent). It confirms that the Chiefs did not come out of the bye with an emphasis on featuring Kelce more, as he had zero first-half targets and finished with just 4-33-0. Owners need to stop banging their heads against a brick wall and expecting Andy Reid to unleash Kelce fully -- it's clear that's not in the immediate plans, especially after an excellent road win. He'll be a boom-or-bust TE1 against the Rams in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:53 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (93rd)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • Vernon Davis held to two catches
    Vernon Davis caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis was a non-factor for the second straight week. He didn't look completely over his back injury, securing just two of his five targets. Davis will have the 49ers' Week 8 bye to get fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:28 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1890th)
  • Julius Thomas fails to score touchdown
    Julius Thomas secured four-of-six targets for 27 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: It's the first time Thomas has been held out of the end-zone this season. His six targets were behind only Demaryius Thomas. All four of Peyton Manning's touchdowns went to receivers this week. Thomas will look to get back on track against the Chargers on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.71 (36th)
  • Ladarius Green isn't targeted in defeat
    Ladarius Green wasn't targeted in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green watched as No. 3 tight end "John Phillips" caught a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Antonio Gates also found pay dirt. Green enters Week 8 with 13 total targets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.72 (199th)
  • Andy Reid limits Travis Kelce to four targets
    Travis Kelce caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Kelce had a fifth grab wiped out by an offensive pass interference call on Anthony Fasano. Kelce ripped off back-to-back gains of 16 and eight yards on the Chiefs' game-winning drive, but was bafflingly limited to just two targets beforehand. It was confounding usage from coach Andy Reid, who watched Junior Hemingway and Dwayne Bowe commit brutal drops, and A.J. Jenkins display stunningly-little awareness. Kelce is the Chiefs' most-effective pass catcher not named Jamaal Charles, but until Reid starts utilizing him as such, he'll remain a boom-or-bust TE1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:08 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (93rd)
  • Mychal Rivera goes 1-18 against Cardinals
    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera secured his lone target for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Just a checkdown-possession-type option in the Raiders' vertical offense, Rivera has yet to clear 40 receiving yards in any game this year. He isn't even a viable TE2 in fantasy football leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.33 (214th)
  • John Carlson goes 2-20 against Raiders
    Cardinals TE John Carlson secured 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: The most notable play "made" by Carlson was a second-quarter deflection that was intercepted by Raiders S Charles Woodson. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't believe in featuring tight ends in the passing game, instead preferring speedier wide receivers. Thus, Carlson lacks fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.76 (194th)
  • Owen Daniels goes 6-58-1 against Falcons
    Owen Daniels secured 6-of-9 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: Atlanta entered the week having surrendered the fewest fantasy points in the league to tight ends. Daniels got on the Falcons quick, however, tallying a five-yard TD in the first quarter and getting all of his production in the first half. In the old Dennis Pitta role, Daniels offers minimal week-to-week upside but is very much involved under tight end-friendly OC Gary Kubiak. He'll be a borderline TE1 when the Ravens play the Bengals next. Cincinnati hemorrhages catches and fantasy points to tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.85 (74th)
  • Jared Cook goes 3-25-0 in win over Seattle
    Jared Cook caught three passes for 25 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

    Advice: Cook was targeted just three times in what was a promising matchup on paper. He lost a red-zone look to No. 2 TE Lance Kendricks, who turned it into a four-yard touchdown. That's become the norm for Cook. He's a mid-range TE2, even as Austin Davis' No. 2 option in the pass game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.97 (112th)
  • Jermaine Gresham gets 48 yards on 10 catches
    Jermaine Gresham caught 10 passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Andy Dalton was constantly under heavy pressure and his wideouts unable to separate from Vontae Davis/Greg Toler. So he ended up settling for dumpoffs to Gresham over and over again, who had one of the worst 10-catch performances we can recall. Gresham does have 19 targets over the last two weeks with A.J. Green (toe) sidelined, but we'd still consider him a TE2. He's just not very good as a receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (1748th)
  • Martellus Bennett goes 5-58-0 in loss
    Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

    Advice: Bennett was targeted eight times on the afternoon in a typical day at the office. After his torrid start, Bennett hasn't scored in the past four games. He'll be a low-end TE1 option next week on the road against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (61st)
  • 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 (123rd)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • Dwayne Allen tip-toes to another TD
    Dwayne Allen caught three passes for 52 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Allen's touchdown came on an out route in which he made a spectacular fingertip catch on a fastball and then turned on the speed while tip-toeing up the sideline for 32 yards. It was an impressive display of his unique natural ability. Allen now has a touchdown in 5-of-7 games, but is averaging just 43.5 yards per day. He'll be a low-end TE1 against the Steelers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:46 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.23 (104th)
  • Coby Fleener goes 4-64-0 in win
    Coby Fleener caught four passes for 64 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Fleener ran wide open all day, and could have had an even bigger box score if he had been looking for the ball instead of a running a clear-out route with his head down in the second half. Andrew Luck's BFF did have five targets in this one, his most since Week 3. But his week-to-week role is minor in this talented Colts offense that has so many mouths to feed. Fleener remains a weak TE2 heading into Week 8 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (114th)
  • 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
    1.98 (1915th)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • Jermaine Gresham could be had in trade
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentions Jermaine Gresham as a player who may be available via trade.

    Advice: "They already have Tyler Eifert coming off an injury," Rapoport said. "It seems they've already replaced (Gresham), he could be had too." Gresham is a do-it-all, good-at-nothing tight end. He has questionable hands, a tendency to pick up penalties, and a shoddy blocking history. In a contract year, the Bengals would be lucky to get a seventh-round pick in return for the former first-rounder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (1748th)
  • Luke Willson inactive for SEA
    Luke Willson (groin) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Rams.

    Advice: With Zach Miller (foot) also out, the Seahawks are down to just Cooper Helfet and RaShaun Allen at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:05 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (138th)
  • Johnson and Ebron highlight Lions' inactives
    Lions declared WR Calvin Johnson, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, OG Larry Webster, QB Kellen Moore, RB Theo Riddick and OG Garrett Reynolds inactive for Week 7 against the Saints.

    Advice: With both Ebron (hamstring) and Fauria (ankle) out, Brandon Pettigrew should see an expanded passing game role. Johnson (ankle) and Riddick are week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:44 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • Saints cut TE Tom Crabtree
    Saints released TE Tom Crabtree.

    Advice: It's unclear if this has anything to do with Jimmy Graham's Week 7 status, but it can't be a bad thing. There's speculation Crabtree became expendable now that FB Erik Lorig (ankle) is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1867th)
  • Titans call up Brackett from practice squad
    Titans signed TE Brett Brackett off their practice squad.

    Advice: He is replacing Craig Stevens (quad, I.R.) on the active roster. Brackett appeared in one game for the Titans earlier this season. He caught five passes for 69 yards for the Dolphins this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:54 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1828th)
  • 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
    1.98 (1915th)
  • 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
    12.49 (21st)
  • 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 (123rd)
  • John Carlson (knee) questionable for Wek 7
    Cardinals TE John Carlson (knee) is questionable for Week 7 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Carlson practiced on a limited basis the last two days and will likely be a game-time decision. Rob Housler would start if Carlson is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:00 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.76 (194th)
  • Vernon Davis (back) probable for Week 7
    Vernon Davis (back) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis didn't have any setbacks with his back injury, practicing in full throughout the week. He'll be a TE1 in Denver in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:04 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1890th)
  • Luke Willson listed as questionable
    Luke Willson (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 7 at St. Louis.

    Advice: His status is unclear after showing up unexpectedly on Thursday's injury report as a "DNP" (Did Not Practice). With Zach Miller (ankle) already ruled out, the Seahawks would turn to Cooper Helfet if Willson can't go Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:34 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (138th)
  • Joseph Fauria listed as out
    Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is listed as out for Week 7.

    Advice: Brandon Pettigrew is currently the Lions' only healthy tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1873rd)
  • Eric Ebron listed as doubtful
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

    Advice: The Lions may have to promote TE Jordan Thompson from their practice squad. They will also be without TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Jimmy Graham doesn't know whether he'll play
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) conceded Friday he doesn't know whether he will play in Sunday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: After practicing on a "limited" basis Thursday and Friday, Graham said he "still doesn't know if he'll play," and "thinks it could come down to coach's evaluation (in) pregame Sunday." Graham acknowledged he "couldn't move" his shoulder after injuring it in Week 5 against the Buccaneers. It sounds like Graham is technically a game-time decision. If he isn't active against the Lions, Josh Hill and Ben Watson would share tight end duties. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.49 (21st)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) not practicing again Fr
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Ebron tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and has missed the last two sessions. Coach Jim Caldwell didn't seem optimistic about the rookie's chances of playing Week 7. Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, and Corey Fuller will be Matthew Satfford's top three targets with Calvin Johnson (ankle) also likely out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Graham gets in limited practice on Thursday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) returned to Saints practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Coach Sean Payton said earlier Thursday that he's "optimistic" about Graham's Week 7 availability, and this certainly leaves open the possibility that he'll play against the Lions. Still, Graham's Friday status will be all important. It's possible the Saints are just trying to confuse the situation for Detroit. Graham could end up a game-time decision. He'll be a must start if active, but fantasy owners can't yet be counting on their TE1 suiting up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.49 (21st)
  • 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 (123rd)
  • Joseph Fauria (ankle) still not practicing
    Joseph Fauria (ankle) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: It's unclear when the touchdown-dependent TE3 will be ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1873rd)
  • Ebron (hamstring) downgraded to DNP Thursday
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

    Advice: It's a really bad sign after Ebron tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice. He now appears likely to miss Week 7. With Joseph Fauria (ankle) also sidelined, the Lions could be forced to dust off Brandon Pettigrew in the passing game. It's not good news for Matthew Stafford, who is already without Calvin Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Marcedes Lewis (ankle) resumes running
    Marcedes Lewis (ankle) had resumed a running program.

    Advice: Lewis has been sidelined for the last month with a high-ankle sprain. He should return from short-term I.R. in Week 12 when first eligible. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1780th)
  • 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 (123rd)
  • Eric Ebron (hamstring) limited on Wednesday
    Eric Ebron (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Ebron, but he shouldn't be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Saints. Ebron played 47-of-70 snaps in Week 6. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Lions not planning increased Pettigrew looks
    The Lions have no plans to increase Brandon Pettigrew's role as a pass catcher.

    Advice: Pettigrew averaged 100 targets from 2010-13, but has drawn just eight looks through six games. That, of course, is how the Lions drew up it when they spent their first-round pick on Eric Ebron and brought back Pettigrew to block. Neither Ebron nor Joseph Fauria has made much of an impact as a receiver, but Pettigrew was always amongst the league's least efficient players as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.98 (1915th)
  • Vernon Davis goes 3-30 in return from injury
    Vernon Davis caught three passes for 30 yards in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Making his return from a back injury, Davis was targeted six times. He definitely looked rusty, dropping a pass or two. Davis and No. 2 TE Vance McDonald also got in each other's way in the fourth quarter, fighting for an end-zone target. The ball dropped to the ground. Davis will be a TE1 in Denver in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:38 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1890th)
  • Jared Cook catches 4-of-11 targets in loss
    Jared Cook caught four passes for 74 yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

    Advice: Cook was targeted a team-high 11 times. He was inches and a whistle away from having a monster night. Cook had a 21-yard catch called back due to a questionable offensive pass interference penalty. And later Austin Davis overshot Cook for what would have been an easy touchdown. Cook flashed at times on Monday, but he leaves a lot to be desired on a weekly basis. He's a mid-range TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.97 (112th)
  • Vernon Davis (back) active for MNF vs. Rams
    Vernon Davis (back) is active and will start Monday night's Week 6 game against the Rams.

    Advice: Davis got in a full slate of limited practices this week after missing Week 5 against the Chiefs. The Rams handle tight ends well, but Davis has given them trouble in the past. He's a solid TE1. Inactive for the Niners are CB Tramaine Brock, RT Anthony Davis, WR Quinton Patton, DL Tank Carradine, DE Quinton Dial, C Marcus Martin, and S L.J. McCray. Jon Martin will start at right tackle. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 4:05 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1890th)
  • John Carlson goes 4-14 against Redskins
    Cardinals TE John Carlson secured 4-of-6 targets for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 6 win over Washington.

    Advice: Carlson had a 13-yard catch on Arizona's first drive, helping to set up Michael Floyd's 20-yard touchdown. Otherwise, it was a quiet game for the Cardinals' starting tight end, managing one yard on his other five targets combined. Carlson plays plenty of snaps, but coach Bruce Arians doesn't actively call plays to get him the ball. He's just barely a fantasy TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.76 (194th)
  • Mychal Rivera goes catch-less in Week 6
    Mychal Rivera failed to reel in any of his three targets in Sunday's Week 6 loss to San Diego, finishing without a catch.

    Advice: At least one of his missed targets was a drop. Rivera has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.33 (214th)
  • Martellus Bennett held to four catches in win
    Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards in Atlanta's Week 6 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Bennett has now failed to score in three straight games after starting off the season with four touchdowns in three weeks. He's been limited to seven catches for 69 yards over his past two games. The Unicorn will remain a red-zone threat going forward, but is settling in as the back-end TE1 he was in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (61st)
  • Luke Willson can't bring in any big plays
    Luke Willson caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Willson had plenty of chances in this dream matchup (six targets), but came up just empty on too many of them. Over the last two weeks with Zach Miller out, he has five catches for 39 yards and no touchdowns despite facing the Redskins and Cowboys. Willson is just a deep Dynasty hold thanks to his size/speed appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (138th)
  • Ladarius Green goes 4-60 against Raiders
    Ladarius Green secured 4-of-5 targets for 60 yards in the Chargers' Week 6 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Playing limited snaps but still stretching the seam, Green ripped off first-half gains of 27 and 15 yards. Green's playing time increased in the second half with Eddie Royal (shoulder) on the shelf, as San Diego scrapped three-receiver sets and went with more two-tight end packages. Green is an exciting player to watch, but he doesn't get enough playing time or usage in the Chargers' system. He's just a TE2 entering a Week 7 date with Kansas City. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.72 (199th)
  • Heath Miller limited to two catches vs. CLE
    Heath Miller caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 6 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: The two catches were Miller's fewest of the season, while he's now scored in just 1-of-6 games. Miller is on pace for a reasonable 69 catches and 699 yards, but he's getting harder to sell as a TE1. The Steelers need to involve Miller more in the red zone, where they've been abysmal all season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:05 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (125th)
  • Gresham goes 6-68 in Week 6 tie
    Jermaine Gresham caught six passes for 68 yards in the Bengals' Week 6 tie with the Panthers.

    Advice: With A.J. Green out, Gresham became the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Mohamed Sanu. He saw seven targets. Gresham will likely again fill the same role in Week 7 at Indianapolis, but he's merely a low-upside TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (1748th)
  • Charles Clay held to 3-35-0
    Charles Clay caught three passes for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Clay's knee didn't appear to be an issue, but he saw just five targets and only one was on a play designed for him (a screen). Clay now has just 17 catches and no touchdowns through five games, showing no signs of a breakout. He's a weak TE2 heading into a Week 7 game against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (123rd)
  • Owen Daniels goes 2-34 in Week 6 win
    Owen Daniels caught two passes for 34 yards in the Ravens' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: It was a very disappointing game from Daniels, who was targeted just three times against a defense that bleeds catches to tight ends and surrendered five touchdown passes to Joe Flacco on Sunday. Unfortunately, Daniels wasn't one of them. He'll be back on the TE1/2 borderline against the Falcons next week. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:07 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.85 (74th)
  • It's so easy: Julius rings up two more TDs
    Julius Thomas caught 4-of-6 targets for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 6 win over the Jets.

    Advice: A CBS mic caught Thomas screaming "it's so easy!" after he whipped Darrin Walls for his second touchdown. The scores were Thomas' eighth and ninth of the season, putting him on pace for an astronomical 29. We're obviously not expecting him to reach that number, but 20 shouldn't be considered out of reach. With Jimmy Graham banged up and Rob Gronkowski still not himself, Thomas has No. 1 overall tight end status in his sights. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.71 (36th)
  • Ebron targeted four times in Lions' win
    Eric Ebron caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards against the Vikings Week 6.

    Advice: Matthew Stafford missed a wide-open Ebron for what would have been a long gain. Ebron now has exactly four targets in each of the last three games. Despite the uptick in usage, Ebron is nothing more than an upside TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (126th)
  • Vernon Davis 'appears on track' to play MNF
    CSN Bay Area says Vernon Davis (back) "appears to be on track to return" for Monday night's game against the Rams.

    Advice: Davis is officially listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week. It'll likely come down to a true game-time call, but he's trending in the right direction. Owners can pencil him into lineups while using Jared Cook or Vance McDonald as insurance plans. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:42 am
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1890th)
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