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  • Cole Wick starts third preseason game
    Lions TE Cole Wick caught two passes for 20 yards in the Lions' third preseason game.

    Advice: Wick started with Eric Ebron sidelined. He served as a solid security blanket, with both of his targets coming on check downs. Wick could have an early-season role if Ebron suffers a setback. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
     
  • Ertz goes 5-25 against the Colts
    Zach Ertz caught 5-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Eagles' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ertz's catches consisted of dump offs near the line of scrimmage, but it was good to see him involved on high-percentage routes. Ertz is in position to be heavily targeted due to the Eagles' deficiencies at wide receiver. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.22 (91st)
     
  • Delanie Walker (illness) exits early Saturday
    Delanie Walker left the Titans' third preseason game after the first quarter with an apparent illness.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson reports Walker "didn't feel right" and "couldn't catch his breath." He walked back into the locker room and is officially questionable to return. Walker played a few snaps but was not targeted before exiting. The issue does not appear serious right now, but it is a situation to monitor. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.32 (90th)
     
  • Ben Watson out for year with torn Achilles'
    Ben Watson suffered a torn Achilles' in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Watson went down on the first play of the night. It's a huge blow to a pass game that relies heavily on tight ends. The Ravens could end up getting nothing on the two-year, $7 million deal they gave Watson this offseason. With Dennis Pitta and Maxx Williams sidelined, Baltimore is down to Crockett Gillmore. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.91 (244th)
     
  • Travis Kelce goes for 37 yards Saturday
    Travis Kelce caught all three of his targets for 37 yards Saturday against the Bears.

    Advice: All three of his catches converted third downs including a great contested grab in the second quarter. Unlikely to play next week, Kelce finishes the preseason with six grabs for 61 yards. He is locked in as a top-five tight end. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.04 (95th)
     
  • Zach Miller, Eddie Royal still sitting out
    Bears TE Zach Miller and WR Eddie Royal will not play Saturday against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Both have returned to practice, but the Bears are being cautious as the duo recover from concussions. Miller has TE1 upside if he can stay healthy, but that has been an issue throughout his career. After an injury-plagued first season in Chicago, Royal should serve as the No. 3 this year. RG Kyle Long (shoulder) and OLB Pernell McPhee (knee) are also sitting out. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.73 (134th)
     
  • Vance McDonald draws 4 targets Friday night
    49ers TE Vance McDonald caught 1-of-4 targets for two yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: McDonald has quieted down since catching a 43-yard touchdown in the preseason opener, but he got the start Friday night and continued to be targeted heavily. If Blaine Gabbert keeps the starting job for a meaningful amount of time, McDonald could emerge as a sleeper to lead San Francisco in 2016 receiving. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.90 (188th)
     
  • Richard Rodgers runs behind Jared Cook
    Packers TE Richard Rodgers caught his lone target for a gain of eight yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers shed a bunch of weight this spring in hopes of improving his quickness, but he's still not remotely the athlete Jared Cook is. Rodgers is also well behind Cook on the depth chart based on Friday's preseason usage, playing just 2-of-26 snaps with the Aaron Rodgers group while Cook logged 19-of-26. Rodgers lacks re-draft appeal and should be an afterthought in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.06 (1965th)
     
  • Jared Cook dominates snaps with A. Rodgers
    Jared Cook caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards in the Packers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Cook was a terrifying weapon for the 49ers' defense, shredding them down the seam between the twenties. Most importantly, Cook dominated first-team snaps, seeing 19-of-26 reps compared to just two for Richard Rodgers with the Aaron Rodgers group. Cook has always possessed a tantalizing size-speed combination, and has long been an inconsistent producer with technical flaws. He's late-round flyer material in hopes the light flipping on with Rodgers is real. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (149th)
     
  • Fleener goes 1-4 against Steelers
    Coby Fleener caught 1-of-4 targets for four yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Fleener's final stat line looks poor, but he had a 31-yard grab in heavy traffic negated by a holding call at the line of scrimmage, and made another tough catch only to be clotheslined by a Steelers defender, causing a breakup. The Steeler should have been flagged on the play. Fleener was the Saints' clear-cut first-team tight end. Despite some negative camp reports, Fleener remains a candidate for top-five fantasy stats at the position. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Charles Clay held out Friday night
    Charles Clay was held out of the Bills' third preseason game.

    Advice: Clay has been "routinely" treated for lower-back problems at training camp, and the Bills weren't going to risk him in a meaningless game. If Clay can string together healthy weeks, he could flirt with high-end TE2 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.17 (120th)
     
  • Chris Gragg tears ACL
    Bills TE Chris Gragg tore his ACL in Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: It's a bad break for Gragg, who was having a solid camp and preseason and looked likely to make the 53 behind Charles Clay. Second-year TE Nick O'Leary has been a disappointment. Jim Dray is the Bills' No. 2 tight end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2528th)
     
  • ASJ gets the start, catches 1 pass for 5 yds
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught his lone target for five yards in the Bucs' third preseason game.

    Advice: ASJ made no noise on the stat line, but it was notable that he got the start ahead of Cameron Brate. Brate wasn't even targeted on Friday night. Seferian-Jenkins is going to have his ups and downs in this offense as a distant third or fourth option, but he has big upside and is worthy of a TE2 flier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (211th)
     
  • Jordan Reed goes 2-28 on 4 targets
    Jordan Reed caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: We're knocking on wood, but Reed has enjoyed an injury-free camp after inking a new six-year, $48 million deal in May. He shook Bills ILB David Hawthorne on one of his catches. Reed should be one of the first two tight ends taken in fantasy drafts. He's worth considering near the third-/fourth-round turn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.54 (56th)
     
  • Steelers TE James grabs red-zone TD from Ben
    Steelers TE Jesse James caught 4-of-5 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: He played exclusively with the first-team offense with Ben Roethlisberger on the field, seeing three targets from Ben on Pittsburgh's opening drive alone, and capping it with a short touchdown deep in the red zone. A second-year tight end out of Penn State, James stands 6-foot-7, 261 and plays in an undersized pass-catcher corps. He's a sneaky candidate for 6-8 touchdowns with Ladarius Green's (concussions, ankle) availability uncertain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (1797th)
     
  • Bennett held without a catch Friday night
    Martellus Bennett was held catch-less on four targets Friday night against the Panthers.

    Advice: Tom Brady just overthrew Bennett in the end zone in the first quarter, and he was late on what would have been a long gain to the tight end later in the game. Despite the quiet night, it is clear Bennett will play a big role this season. He is as good a TE2 flier as any. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (137th)
     
  • Barnidge snags 2 balls in 3rd preseason game
    Gary Barnidge caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in the Browns' third preseason game.

    Advice: With Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman making their first appearances of the preseason, Barnidge took a bit of a back seat. If Barnidge is done for the preseason, he ends it catching 6-of-9 targets for 39 yards and one touchdown. Once the Browns field all three of Gordon, Coleman, and Terrelle Pryor, Barnidge's targets may suffer. Barnidge is more of a mid-to-low TE1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.45 (87th)
     
  • Hooma carted off
    Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui was carted off the field with a leg injury in Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: It looked severe enough that we're marking Hoomanawanui out indefinitely. (Love having to spell that name.) The player once known as "Illinois Mike" is the Saints' blocking tight end behind Coby Fleener and Josh Hill. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2525th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski will not play Friday night
    Rob Gronkowski will not play against the Panthers Friday night.

    Advice: Gronk missed nine days after "pulling up lame" during practice, but he returned to the field Wednesday. The Patriots are just using caution by holding him out Friday night. Gronk remains the clear-cut No. 1 tight end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (51st)
     
  • Garrett Graham may lose roster spot
    Broncos TE Garrett Graham is in danger of losing his roster spot.

    Advice: A replacement-level talent, Graham's history with Gary Kubiak might not save him after missing almost all of camp with a shoulder injury. Virgil Green has stepped forward as the Broncos' primary receiving tight end, while John Phillips is a better blocker. 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman will also make the team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2564th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) not playing Friday night
    Greg Olsen (back) will not play in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Olsen missed several days of practice with back spasms, but he returned to the field Monday. The Panthers are just using caution by holding him out Friday night, and there is no indication he is dealing with a long-term injury. Olsen is safe to draft as a top-3 tight end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.60 (72nd)
     
  • ASJ likely to start third preseason game
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins will play with the first team in Friday’s preseason game.

    Advice: The Bucs have given Cameron Brate most of the starter reps to this point, but ASJ has earned the promotion with his recent play. He’s reportedly improved the mental aspect of his game since his shaky start to training camp. Seferian-Jenkins is shaping up as a high-upside TE2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (211th)
     
  • Eifert (ankle) targeting Weeks 4-6 for return
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) is targeting Weeks 4-6 for his return, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Advice: The Cincinnati Enquirer hinted Friday that Eifert was still holding out hope for Week 1, but Rapsheet's report seems to eliminate that possibility. Eifert only recently resumed jogging after undergoing ankle surgery three months ago. If Rapoport's timetable holds, the earliest we'd see Eifert back on the field would be September 29 against Miami. Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd figure to be more involved in the passing game while Eifert is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1815th)
     
  • Tyler Eifert to return sooner than expected?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer expects Tyler Eifert (ankle) to be "healthy the first few weeks of the season -- if not the opener in New York."

    Advice: Eifert only recently resumed jogging, so this seems like an optimistic take. We're a little over two weeks away from the Bengals' Week 1 game against the Jets. Still, the optimism is good to hear regarding a player who was a fantasy difference maker last season, and now has a clear avenue toward a target increase with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu out of the picture. Eifert has been slipping into the eighth and ninth rounds of most fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1815th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron not concerned about drops
    Jordan Cameron said he's not concerned about all of his dropped passes this summer.

    Advice: Frankly, Cameron hasn't seemed to be too concerned about anything since arriving in Miami, aside from collecting a massive paycheck. "I've just got to catch the ball," Cameron said. "It's football. It's not my first one, it won’t be my last one. Maybe it's a funk, but I don’t think about it as much as I think everyone else does. It's not a concern for me." Cameron's 50-percent catch rate last season was laughably bad. He's off the fantasy radar until further notice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.55 (138th)
     
  • Fleener struggling with drops & communication
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports Coby Fleener "hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with Drew Brees."

    Advice: Holder says it has "seemed" to him like Josh Hill's passing-game involvement has grown recently. Holder also suggested it's possible the Saints were trying to send a message to Fleener when they "accidentally" listed him low on the depth chart last week. We're not panicking yet, but it's something to keep an eye on. Not being on the same page with Brees is the biggest concern. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Witten catches 17-yard TD vs. Seahawks
    Jason Witten caught his lone target for a 17-yard touchdown in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

    Advice: Witten played the first quarter before calling it a night. His touchdown grab was an impressive grab over the top of K.J. Wright in the end zone. Witten usually doesn't make plays on balls in the air at 34 years old, as he's more of a catches-it-when-he's-open-over-the-middle type. But when the ball hits his hands, he usually reels it in. Witten is probably more of a high-end TE2 at this stage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (97th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron drops pair of targets vs. ATL
    Jordan Cameron caught 1-of-4 targets for six yards in the Dolphins' third preseason game against the Falcons on Thursday.

    Advice: Cameron dropped two of the four passes that came his way. Coach Adam Gase even tried to scheme him a touchdown from inside the five-yard line by lining Cameron up by himself on the right side and sending four receivers to the left. Tannehill's pass ended up hitting Cameron in the face mask. According to Dolphins beat reporters, Cameron's summer has been brutal and filled with dropped passes at practice. Dion Sims deserves a longer look. Cameron is legitimately stealing money in Miami, collecting $6 million this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.55 (138th)
     
  • Eric Ebron (ankle) not practicing Thursday
    Eric Ebron (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Ebron was in uniform for Tuesday's session but ultimately did not do much work. He was held out completely both Wednesday and Thursday. He is not going to play this week, but he still appears to be on track for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:16 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.92 (124th)
     
  • Gronkowski back at practice after 9 days away
    Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday after missing the previous nine days.

    Advice: Gronkowski "pulled up lame" on August 15, and that's all the media was able to glean from the "injury," though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the issue, whatever it was, was minor. The Patriots have no reason to push Gronk through summer practices. He'll be fine for the Week 1 opener. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (51st)
     
  • Koetter praises Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic
    Coach Dirk Koetter praised Austin Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic over the past couple weeks.

    Advice: After opening camp as the clear No. 2 to Cameron Brate, ASJ has gained the ground back and is splitting first-team reps with Brate. "Austin's worked his way right back in there," Koetter said. "And when he got moved down the depth chart all you can ask a player when he gets moved down is that he competes and does better and tries to get back up there and he's done that." It was a motivational tactic by Koetter, and it's paid off. ASJ is a high-upside late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (211th)
     
  • Jared Cook has 'rapport' with Aaron Rodgers
    According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website, Jared Cook has "developed a rapport" with Aaron Rodgers the past two weeks.

    Advice: Cook was activated from the PUP list two weeks ago from today, and in his first practice with the team, he and Rodgers hooked up for numerous touchdowns in team drills. Hodkiewicz also reports Cook has "caught everything" in practice. Cook has a good chance to set or come close to career-best marks in Green Bay, especially with touchdowns. His current career-high is five. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (149th)
     
  • Eric Ebron gets in a light practice Tuesday
    Eric Ebron (ankle) dressed for practice Tuesday, but was held out of individual and team drills.

    Advice: In other words, Ebron was in uniform, but limited to side work. Either way, it's a sign that he's progressing on schedule. Ebron will probably miss the Lions' final two preseason games, but barring a setback, will be ready to roll for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:36 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.92 (124th)
     
  • Report: Ebron (ankle) expected to play Week 1
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Eric Ebron (ankle) is expected to play Week 1.

    Advice: Ebron has been sidelined since August 6 with what Caplan called a "pretty decent ankle sprain." Despite the severity of the injury, Caplan reports Ebron has a shot to play in the fourth preseason game, but it seems unlikely the Lions risk him in a throwaway contest. Even with the missed time, Ebron remains one of the most interesting upside-TE2 picks in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.92 (124th)
     
  • Payton: Coby Fleener still 'work in progress'
    Saints coach Sean Payton said Coby Fleener is still a "work in progress."

    Advice: "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," Payton said. "There's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on." Despite Fourth-Team Gate last week, Fleener is still clearly the No. 1 tight end in New Orleans, but Payton wants him to both improve as a blocker and clean up some of his routes. Fleener agreed he has work to do, echoing his coach's sentiments by saying his understanding of the new offense is a "work in progress." While there appears to still be some rough edges, Fleener should shine with Drew Brees this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Gronkowski (undisclosed) still not practicing
    Rob Gronkowski has not practiced since pulling up lame with an undisclosed injury on August 15.

    Advice: It's possible the Patriots are simply playing it extremely carefully with Gronk, who has been spotted by reporters since and "showed no noticeable signs of an injury." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport previously reported Gronk's injury is "minor," but we will continue to monitor him until he resumes practicing. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (51st)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) returns to practice
    Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Perhaps Olsen will miss this week's regular season dress rehearsal out of an abundance of caution, but his back won't be a concern for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.60 (72nd)
     
  • Eifert (ankle) will attempt to jog on Monday
    Tyler Eifert said he will attempt to jog Monday for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery in May.

    Advice: This is a step in the right direction, but it is a reminder of how far he still has to go. On the bright side, Eifert said his ankle "feels pretty good," and he has not suffered any setbacks. Likely to miss at least the first couple games of the season, Eifert is being over-drafted in the seventh round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1815th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron struggling at Dolphins camp
    Ryan Tannehill said Sunday that he wants Jordan Cameron to "get rolling."

    Advice: In other words, Cameron hasn't been "rolling" to this point. The Palm Beach Post says Cameron has been "struggling with drops and inconsistency," and "it seems he needs to regain some confidence." Cameron failed to top 35 yards in any game after Week 2 last season. He's entirely off the radar as a fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.55 (138th)
     
  • Ebron (ankle) expected to be ready for Week 1
    Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press gets the "sense" that Eric Ebron (ankle) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Ebron still isn't practicing, but he was spotted jogging before catching passes from a JUGS machine on Sunday. Birkett says that was the first time he's seen Ebron run since the ankle injury on August 6. Ebron's ADP has fallen nearly two full rounds since he went down. He's a high-end TE2 pick in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:59 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.92 (124th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins climbing back up depth chart
    Coach Dirk Koetter said Sunday that Austin Seferian-Jenkins has "earned" the right to resume splitting first-team reps with Cameron Brate.

    Advice: While Brate has turned in a poor preseason, ASJ has earned strong blocking grades from Pro Football Focus and been efficient with his passing-game targets. There's no question ASJ is a superior talent. He needs to continue to show the coaching staff that he's a reliable asset, and indications are Seferian-Jenkins is on his way. He remains a late-round flyer with plenty of ceiling. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (211th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins catches 3 for 36 Saturday
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught all three of his targets for 18 yards Saturday night against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins again worked behind Cameron Brate, but he made two nice grabs in the two-minute drill to end the first half and held on despite a big hit on a leaping grab in the third quarter. It is concerning ASJ worked deep into the second half, but he has reportedly been making highlight plays every day in practice. As long as he keeps that up, he will have a shot to climb the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (211th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) will not play on Saturday
    Greg Olsen (back spasms) will not play in the second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Olsen is dealing with a "big spasm" in his back, but coach Ron Rivera has said there are no long-term concerns. With Ed Dickson also out, Scott Simonson and Beau Sandland should see plenty of work. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.60 (72nd)
     
  • Walker likely to lead Titans in targets
    ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky expects Delanie Walker to lead the Titans in targets.

    Advice: Walker led Tennessee with 133 targets last year. The Titans project to be more run heavy with the additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, making him likely to decline from his 94/1,088/6 line. Walker is currently getting drafted as the TE6. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.32 (90th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron has nondescript game
    Jordan Cameron was held to one catch for five yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: It was a bad game from Cameron, who had an end-zone drop in the first half. Cameron has upside in Adam Gase’s offense, but isn’t more than a TE2. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.55 (138th)
     
  • Martellus continues to shine in preseason
    Martellus Bennett caught 2-of-2 targets for 26 yards in the Patriots' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Through two preseason contests, Bennett has secured 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards. All of his production has come via Jimmy Garoppolo, who will open the season as New England's starting quarterback. All signs continue to point toward Bennett being a near-every-down player in the Patriots' 2016 offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (137th)
     
  • Greg Olsen dealing with minor back injury
    Greg Olsen is dealing with a minor back issue.

    Advice: Olsen has a "big spasm," but an MRI came back negative. Olsen has missed three days of practice, and could miss a few more as the Panthers exercise caution with their No. 1 pass catcher. There's no reason to worry about Olsen's Week 1 status. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.60 (72nd)
     
  • Patriots could use two TEs on 80% of snaps?
    ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots could use two tight ends on 80 percent of their offensive snaps.

    Advice: That would be an incredibly high number, but it might be the plan with both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett in the fold. Gronk is always going to get his, but that kind of usage could allow Bennett to be in the TE1 conversation as well. For what it is worth, Reiss expects Bennett to better the 60/600/6 line ESPN currently has projected. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (137th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski not expected to play Thursday
    Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Gronk left Monday's practice with a "minor" injury, but this is just another rest day for the best tight end in the league. Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell (elbow), and Danny Amendola (knee, active/PUP) are also expected to sit out Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (51st)
     
  • Fleener indeed works with starters Wednesday
    Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Fantasy footballers were sent into a state of panic Tuesday afternoon when the Saints uploaded their latest depth chart and listed Fleener with the fourth-string offense. The issue was quickly fixed in about an hour, but the news nearly broke Twitter. There is no concern about Fleener's job security. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
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