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  • Allen praises Denarius Moore's consistency
    Coach Dennis Allen said he saw a "different demeanor" out of Denarius Moore this summer, and believes Moore is "beginning to take that next step."

    Advice: "D-Mo has really kind of gotten back to where he was maybe a couple of years ago when we first got here," Allen said. "He's been a lot more consistent." Moore is penciled in as the Raiders' No. 3 receiver behind James Jones and Rod Streater. He'll serve as the deep threat, and is a good fit for rookie QB Derek Carr's cannon of an arm. Moore can run with the best of them, while Carr can chuck it deep. Moore has sneaky upside and is worth watching early on. The Raiders are going to be throwing the ball and playing catch-up a ton this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:35 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.57 (1659th)
  • Update: Wes Welker suspension starts Week 1
    Updating a previous item, Wes Welker's four-game suspension will start this week.

    Advice: There was some chatter that Welker may be able to play Week 1, and have his suspension pushed back a week because the league didn't announce the ban early enough. That rumor lasted an hour. Welker will miss the opener against the Colts in addition to Denver's next three games. He'll be back Week 6. Andre Caldwell and/or Cody Latimer will see additional snaps in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:13 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Report: Broncos believe Welker plays Week 1
    The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports the Broncos believe suspended WR Wes Welker will play Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: Per Klis, the Broncos think they'll have Welker this week because "suspensions are never announced this late in week" with the "game plan" already "in place." Okay. It's only Tuesday. We're not sure what to make of this, as we've never seen a suspended player allowed to play because the suspension was announced on a certain day of the week. It would obviously be an immediate boost for fantasy owners, but Welker is still getting a four-game ban. He's simply either going to be back Week 6 or 7. We'll update when details are available. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:09 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Mike Wallace expects to see a lot of Revis
    Mike Wallace expects to see a lot of Darrelle Revis in Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Patriots.

    Advice: It remains to be seen whether the Patriots will task Revis with shadowing Wallace, but we'd imagine they will, especially with Brandon Browner suspended the first four games. They'll let Logan Ryan or Alfonzo Dennard handle Brian Hartline. While we like Wallace to bounce back this season in a far more creative offense under OC Bill Lazor, he's more WR3/4 than WR2/3 this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.69 (72nd)
  • Hester will 'definitely' have role on offense
    Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter said Devin Hester will "definitely have a role in our offense."

    Advice: Here we go again. The Bears tried off and on for eight years to square peg Hester into a round hole on offense, and he never managed more than four scores. Hester has two 500-yard seasons to his name. Perhaps he'll catch 20 balls as a situational deep threat. He remains off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:47 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2513th)
  • Report: MDMA behind Welker's positive test
    Profootballtalk reports Wes Welker's positive test for amphetamines was the result of MDMA ("Molly") that had been "cut with amphetamines."

    Advice: It's the same explanation Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick used for his positive PED test in August. "Molly" could be surpassing "Adderall" as the excuse du jour for those who run afoul of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Currently recovering from a concussion, Welker can't return until Week 6, as Denver is on bye in Week 4. Emmanuel Sanders is now the clear No. 2 opposite Demaryius Thomas, with Cody Latimer and Andre Caldwell fighting for snaps as the No. 3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:17 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Wes Welker slapped with four-game PED ban
    NFL suspended Broncos WR Wes Welker four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    Advice: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Welker's positive test was the result of amphetamines. That's different than the typical PED excuse, "Adderall." Welker won't be reinstated until Week 6, as the Broncos are on bye in Week 4. It means Emmanuel Sanders is now locked in as the Broncos' No. 2 receiver opposite Demaryius Thomas, and that second-rounder Cody Latimer has bench-stash appeal as a WR5. Sanders should see significant time in the slot, with Latimer getting some run outside. It's worth noting that Latimer was behind veteran Andre Caldwell on the depth chart this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:56 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Jets sign sixth-rounder Enunwa to P.S.
    Jets signed WR Quincy Enunwa to the practice squad.

    Advice: A sixth-round pick, Enunwa was waived at final cuts. He'll likely be the first man up when the Jets need a body at receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1991st)
  • Welker (concussion) will practice Wednesday
    Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Welker has yet to gain final clearance for Sunday's opener against the Colts, but barring a setback, it's a formality. Welker's history of head injuries has grown increasingly troubling, but he'll be a WR3 whenever he takes the field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:54 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Wallace says Miami kept playbook under wraps
    Mike Wallace estimates the Dolphins revealed "maybe 15 percent" of their playbook in the preseason.

    Advice: New OC Bill Lazor's system came across as relatively tame in August, while coach Joe Philbin said the tempo wasn't where he wanted it to be. However, aside from Ryan Tannehill and Wallace's continued inability to get on the same page on deep balls, there's been no reason for alarm. A Joe Gibbs disciple and understudy for Chip Kelly last year, Lazor's system should be a major improvement on Mike Sherman's. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.69 (72nd)
  • Larry Fitzgerald (knee) 'fine'
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is "fine," and will start Monday's opener.

    Advice: Fitz sat out Tuesday's unofficial practice, but it was just a precaution. Fitzgerald has missed only four games through 10 NFL seasons, but was slowed by a concussion and hamstring issues in 2013. Now 31, he's not quite the physical freak he once was. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (69th)
  • 49ers bring back special teamer Kassim Osgood
    49ers re-signed WR Kassim Osgood.

    Advice: Osgood was released at final cuts. A core special teamer, Osgood is back after the 49ers freed up a roster spot by placing NT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) on injured reserve/designated to return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2118th)
  • Stephen Hill lands on CAR's practice squad
    Panthers signed WR Stephen Hill to the practice squad.

    Advice: It's a good landing spot for the ex-Jet, though going by the words of Hill's agent following his release, he likely thought he'd land on someone's 53-man roster. Instead, it's the next best thing, as the Panthers' receiver corps is perhaps the thinnest in the league. Stone-handed and prone to nicks and bruises, there's no guarantee Hill gets the call this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:09 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Bears send Marquess Wilson to I.R./return
    Bears placed WR Marquess Wilson (broken collarbone) on injured reserve/designated to return.

    Advice: Wilson will be eligible to return in Week 10, as the Bears are on bye in Week 9. That would be a best-case scenario after Wilson was given a 12-14 week timeline upon going down on August 4. Wilson had been shaping up as an intriguing sleeper, but is unlikely to come into any re-draft value after the Bears signed Santonio Holmes to take his place behind Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. Unless Holmes proves to have nothing left, Wilson will be returning as the No. 4 receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:42 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2074th)
  • Shoelace moves ahead of Todman on depth chart
    The Jaguars' "unofficial" Week 1 depth chart has Denard Robinson listed as the No. 2 running back ahead of Jordan Todman.

    Advice: The move comes after Robinson's strong preseason. Shoelace rushed 21 times for 94 yards (4.47 YPC) and a score, adding two catches for 24 yards. Todman was far-less effective, rushing 29 times for only 63 yards (2.17 YPA) and a TD. He was 12/107/0 as a receiver. It appears Shoelace will operate as the Jags' primary change-of-pace back behind Toby Gerhart, but he'd be in a committee with Todman, and perhaps Storm Johnson, were Gerhart to go down. Robinson is not a re-draft consideration outside of exceptionally-deep PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:06 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.00 (1929th)
  • Fitzgerald rests knee in Tuesday's practice
    Larry Fitzgerald sat out of Tuesday's unofficial practice with a knee issue.

    Advice: It's almost certainly just a precaution. With the Cardinals playing on Monday night, they won't release their first official injury report until Thursday. It's something for Fitz's owners to be aware of, but not to fret over. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:55 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (69th)
  • Mike Tomlin expects Haden to shadow Brown
    The Steelers expect Browns CB Joe Haden to shadow Antonio Brown in Sunday's Week 1 opener.

    Advice: Haden did the same when the Steelers and Browns met in Week 12 last season, allowing Brown to catch 5-of-9 targets for 80 yards and one touchdown. (Haden missed the Week 17 matchup.) Haden is on the cusp of becoming an elite corner, but he's been prone to lapses in his play. It's not a huge concern for Brown based on their past matchup. He's still a WR1 in PPR formats. Browns first-round CB Justin Gilbert will be assigned to speedster Markus Wheaton. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:22 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.96 (52nd)
  • Browns sign Charles Johnson to p-squad
    Browns signed WR Charles Johnson to their practice squad.

    Advice: He obviously passed through waivers unclaimed -- no other NFL teams wanted him -- but the Browns still see potential here. If LaRon Byrd or Taylor Gabriel fails to impress this regular season, Johnson could get an in-season callup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2616th)
  • Jets claim Walter Powell off waivers
    Jets claimed WR Walter Powell off waivers from the Cardinals.

    Advice: Powell is an undersized, athletically-deficient prospect out of Murray State. The Jets would have been better off keeping Quincy Enunwa stashed on the 53. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:10 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1978th)
  • Jets waive Quincy Enunwa
    Jets waived WR Quincy Enunwa.

    Advice: The Jets were carrying seven receivers after final cuts, so this move was somewhat anticipated. The 209th overall pick in May's draft, Enunwa will be replaced on the 53-man roster by former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1991st)
  • Allen Hurns to open season as Jags No. 3 WR
    Jaguars UDFA Allen Hurns is expected to open the season as the team's No. 3 receiver, behind Cecil Shorts and Marqise Lee.

    Advice: Shorts is the X and Lee the Z receiver in two-wide sets. In the three-wides, we suspect Lee will move inside to the slot, with Shorts and Hurns on the outside. Hurns beat out Mike Brown for the No. 3 role, although he will soon be pushed by recovering second-rounder Allen Robinson (hamstring). Despite Hurns' big August, Robinson is by far the superior stash in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.27 (184th)
  • Seahawks to prioritize keeping Harvin healthy
    Coach Pete Carroll emphasized Monday that the Seahawks will make it a priority to try to keep Percy Harvin healthy.

    Advice: Since the Seahawks are subjecting Harvin to injury on kickoff returns, we suspect this means his snaps on offense will be limited. When he's on the field, however, Harvin should consistently be the favorite for targets in Seattle's pass-catcher corps, and he will run high-percentage routes. The Seahawks did not give Harvin rushing attempts in the preseason, but we fully expect to see him align in two-back sets opposite Marshawn Lynch on Thursday night versus Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.73 (70th)
  • Panthers not planning to sign Stephen Hill
    The Panthers have "no immediate plans" to sign free agent Stephen Hill following Monday's workout.

    Advice: The Panthers are simply updating their "ready list." Carolina has one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, so it's not a good sign for Hill's 2014 prospects that he's walking away without a deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Report: Josh Gordon still considering lawsuit
    Profootballtalk reports suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is still considering a lawsuit.

    Advice: Per PFT, the decision will come "in the next day or two." Any lawsuit would reportedly include a request to "block the suspension pending the outcome of the case." A source previously told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Gordon would have "no shot" at having his ban overturned in court. He's still extremely unlikely to take the field in 2014. He's a wasted roster spot in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Jags WR Robinson: I'll 'definitely' be ready
    Jaguars second-round WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) remained limited in Monday's practice, but said he'll "definitely" be ready for Sunday's opener against the Eagles.

    Advice: Specifically, Robinson said he'd be ready for a "role" against Philly. That means his snaps will be limited after missing the entire preseason, but Robinson should get up to speed in a hurry. For now, he's the Jags' No. 4 receiver, but he should eventually pass UDFA Allen Hurns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.48 (2490th)
  • Stephen Hill working out for Panthers
    Free agent WR Stephen Hill is working out for the Panthers Monday.

    Advice: Hill went unclaimed on waivers after getting cut by the Jets Saturday. It was a surprise, considering he's 23 years old and goes 6'4/214 with sub-4.4 speed. Hill skill-set would definitely fit in Carolina, as they have no viable deep threats outside of Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Sammy Watkins back at practice Monday
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) is practicing Monday.

    Advice: Watkins injured his ribs twice during the preseason, but there was no serious damage done. The bigger concern for the No. 4 overall pick is a run-heavy offense and the inept play of E.J. Manuel. Watkins will be a shaky WR3 candidate in Week 1 at best. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Wes Welker (concussion) at practice Monday
    Wes Welker (concussion) is participating in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Welker was spotted in his helmet and doing non-contact individual drills with his teammates. As long as he emerges from this workout without symptoms and passes a few more tests, he'll be cleared for full-contact practice by Wednesday or Thursday. That would put Welker on track to play in Sunday night's showdown against the Colts despite suffering three concussions in his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Odell Beckham (hamstring) still 2-3 wks away
    Coach Tom Coughlin said Odell Beckham (hamstring) may still be 2-3 weeks away from playing in a game.

    Advice: A visibly frustrated Coughlin is tired of talking about Beckham, who has barely practiced since initially suffering this hamstring injury during OTAs. "Let's let the kid get better. Focus on players who will play," Coughlin said. Jerrel Jernigan will hold down the No. 3 job until Beckham can get healthy and up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:26 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2142nd)
  • Odell Beckham still working on side
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) was working on the side with trainers during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Tom Coughlin has already admitted that he doesn't expect to have Beckham for Week 1 against the Lions. The No. 12 overall pick has fallen way behind as he's battled this hamstring issue since OTAs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2142nd)
  • Marques Colston says health is not an issue
    Marques Colston says he feels healthier than he has in the last two years.

    Advice: Colston has only missed one game over the last two seasons, but has been limited at times by foot woes. They appear to be in the rear-view mirror now, making him a value at his current late sixth-round ADP. In the third preseason game, Drew Brees targeted Colston four times in the first quarter, producing two catches and a 13-yard touchdown. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.18 (79th)
  • Bears have tweaked scheme to feature Marshall
    The Bears have reportedly tweaked their scheme "to find creative ways to put [Brandon] Marshall in more advantageous matchups."

    Advice: Marshall is saying 2014 will be his Michael Jackson "Thriller" season. It makes sense, as he's not coming off any surgery for the first time in recent memory and has Bromance partner Jay Cutler fully healthy. Most importantly, he's in Year 2 with dominant passing game guru Marc Trestman. Marshall, still in his prime at age 30, is a very realistic candidate for a third straight 100-catch season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.28 (33rd)
  • Markus Wheaton's route running looking good
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Markus Wheaton "seems to be a more accomplished route runner" than Mike Wallace was in his second NFL season.

    Advice: The comparisons between Wheaton and Wallace started during the 2013 pre-draft process and grew once the Steelers selected him. Now Wheaton has been handed the every-down "X" role, where Wallace went 60-1,257-10 as an NFL sophomore and Emmanuel Sanders posted 67-740-6 last year. There's certainly bust potential here as Wheaton did not appear to be on the same page with Ben Roethlisberger during the preseason (5-67-1 on eight targets and 111 snaps), but the opportunity is big. He's a boom or bust flier pick. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:13 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.51 (117th)
  • Ex-Jet Stephen Hill goes unclaimed on waivers
    Former Jets WR Stephen Hill went unclaimed on waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The NFL clearly does not think highly of Hill, who is still only 23 years old and blessed with sub-4.4 speed at 6-foot-4, 215. It's worth noting Hill has practice squad eligibility per new NFL rules. Hill is still a hold in Dynasty leagues. You certainly won't find more upside on a Dynasty waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Cardinals waive Walter Powell
    Cardinals waived WR Walter Powell.

    Advice: He got beaten out by John and Jaron Brown in training camp. The 196th pick in May's draft, Powell figures to land with the Cardinals' practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1978th)
  • Titans claim Kris Durham & Brandon Harris
    Titans claimed WR Kris Durham off waivers from the Lions, and CB Brandon Harris off waivers from the Texans.

    Advice: According to Pro Football Focus, Durham dropped 10-of-82 catchable targets in 2013 with a catch rate of 46.3 percent, which ranked 104th among 111 qualifying wide receivers. He's a downgrade from Michael Preston. Harris is also a perennially disappointing player despite his second-round draft pedigree. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1940th)
  • Browns cut WR Charles Johnson
    Browns waived WR Charles Johnson.

    Advice: It initially appeared that Johnson made Cleveland's final 53, but the Browns cut him after utilizing waiver claims. Johnson has a great blend of size and speed, but is already 25 years old, and was generally quiet in preseason games despite playing a ton of snaps. He should still get one more opportunity elsewhere. It's also possible the Browns sign him to their practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:48 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2616th)
  • Bolts expected to give WR Brown settlement
    The Chargers are expected to release WR Vincent Brown (calf, injured reserve) with an injury settlement this week.

    Advice: Brown was waived/injured on Saturday after missing the vast majority of camp with a calf issue. The fact that he went unclaimed on waivers is a sign he won't be greeted by a hot market following his disappointing 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:23 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1984th)
  • Charles Johnson makes Browns' 53
    Second-year WR Charles Johnson made the Browns' 53-man roster.

    Advice: At 6'2/215 with 4.38 wheels, we wouldn't rule out an impact for Johnson as long as his reconstructed knee holds up. He'd give the Browns' receiving corps something they currently lack -- natural size/speed ability. They are currently set to start Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins. Johnson had six catches for 65 yards on 115 preseason snaps. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:41 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2616th)
  • Stevie Johnson makes final roster
    Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd both made the 49ers' 53-man roster.

    Advice: The 49ers decided to keep six wideouts: Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Johnson, Lloyd, Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington. There's still going to be competition, as Patton ran ahead of Johnson for No. 3 duties in the third preseason game and Lloyd wants to get his nose in the mix too. The Sac Bee suggests Lloyd may not be active on Sundays. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:28 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (2447th)
  • Odell Beckham sounding unlikely for Week 1
    Coach Tom Coughlin indicated Saturday that the Giants don't anticipate Odell Beckham (hamstring) being ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coughlin said the Giants specifically kept Preston Parker on the 53-man roster to return punts, "because Odell Beckham was going to be the punt returner." When Beckham finally heals up, he'll slide in on punt returns while pushing for snaps in three- and four-receiver sets. For the foreseeable future, the 12th overall pick in May's draft is off the re-draft fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:12 pm
     
    Doubtful
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2142nd)
  • Wes Welker still in protocol as of now
    Wes Welker (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol for now.

    Advice: Welker was cleared for flying and exercise last week, but not contact. He'll increase his activity on Monday, with the hopes of participating in the non-contact part of practice. The next step would be full clearance for contact and the Week 1 game against the Colts. Welker remains on track to clear these benchmarks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:32 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Allen Robinson could play in Week 1
    Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he believes second-round WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) could play in the regular season opener.

    Advice: Robinson missed the entire preseason, but is close to returning to the field. The missed time has allowed UDFA Allen Hurns to pass him on the depth chart. Robinson will be Jacksonville's No. 4 receiver when healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:23 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.48 (2490th)
  • Stephen Hill's agent rips the Jets
    Free agent Stephen Hill's player rep ripped the Jets following his Saturday release.

    Advice: "He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco," Hill's rep thundered. "His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno." Hill's rep made no mention of his drops or knee issues. The agent went on to say he expects the Browns to place a claim on waivers. It makes sense on paper, but Hill didn't give teams much, if any, positive film to go on. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:24 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Lions waive WR Kris Durham
    Lions waived WR Kris Durham.

    Advice: Durham lasted longer in Detroit than anyone expected. The Lions finally upgraded their receiving corps in the offseason. They can finally say goodbye to Durham. He dropped too many passes and has always been a fringe talent. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:02 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1940th)
  • Chargers waive/injured WR Vincent Brown
    Chargers waive/injured WR Vincent Brown.

    Advice: Brown hasn't practiced since July 25, but is reportedly near full health. The Union-Tribune San Diego reports Brown "won't be on the Chargers' 53-man roster," so it sounds like he could end up getting released with an injury settlement. The No. 82 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Brown was an exciting prospect after catching 19 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie, but was never the same after missing all of 2012 with a broken ankle. Brown moved like a tight end last season as he limped to a 41/472/1 line across 16 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1984th)
  • 49ers dump special team standouts
    49ers released WR Kassim Osgood and S C.J. Spillman.

    Advice: Even though Osgood is 34, it'll be a blow to the 49ers' special teams. Spillman looks like a salary dump as the move saves $1.225 million against the cap. Perhaps the 49ers will bring back Osgood after Week 1, so they don't have to guarantee his salary. They did that last year. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:49 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2118th)
  • Jets give up on stone-handed WR Stephen Hill
    Jets waived WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: Hill got off to a hot start in spring practices but fell off a cliff once preseason got underway. He reeled in just 3-of-8 targets for 42 yards, while dropping two passes. Drops have been a recurring theme for the No. 43 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has dropped nine of his 97 career targets. Hill still has enough raw talent to draw looks on waivers. He has ideal size (6'4/215) and speed (4.36 forty). We're not ruling out Hill eventually developing into a serviceable receiver somewhere outside of New York. He's only 23. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:55 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Sammy Watkins (ribs) 'should be good to go'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Sammy Watkins "should be good to go" after re-injuring his ribs in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: The rib injury was an aggravation, but it sounds like Watkins is merely day to day with over a week to go before Buffalo's opener. The Bills visit the Bears on Sunday, September 7 to start the season. Expect Watkins to play outside at "X" receiver, with Mike Williams at "Z." Both Bills wideouts will be hard to trust on a weekly basis in fantasy due to E.J. Manuel's deficient passing. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Stephen Hill has bad game in preseason finale
    Stephen Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: He also dropped a pass, which has become a daily routine this summer. Hill seems like a goner. Expect the Jets to dangle him in trade talks the next 24-plus hours before eventually cutting him Saturday afternoon. Hill is competing with Greg Salas for a roster spot. Coach Rex Ryan praised Salas earlier this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:31 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Watkins' rib injury in same area as original
    The rib injury Sammy Watkins suffered Thursday night is in the same area as the one he suffered on August 17.

    Advice: Watkins was led too far on a slant by E.J. Manuel, allowing the rookie to take a forearm to the ribs from Lions LB Ashlee Palmer. Watkins was escorted to the locker room for tests, the results of which are unknown. With this recurring injury and Manuel looking like one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, Watkins is a prime candidate to be overdrafted. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:33 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Wes Welker spotted warming up
    Wes Welker (concussion) was spotted warming up on the field before Thursday's preseason finale at Dallas.

    Advice: Obviously, it's a fantastic sign that Welker was cleared to be on the team flight and get some on-field work in prior to the game. He still has a series of tests to pass before full clearance, but he's on the right track. The Broncos open up against the Colts on Sunday Night Football Sept. 7. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:09 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Sammy Watkins leaves game with rib injury
    Sammy Watkins was forced from Thursday's preseason finale with a rib injury.

    Advice: Watkins is technically questionable, but obviously won't return. Watkins got hurt trying to corral a slant that was "a good yard and a half ahead of him." E.J. Manuel "stared him down the whole way." Watkins then headed to the locker room. It's unclear if Watkins aggravated his previous rib issue, or suffered a new injury. It's ominous all around. Watkins hasn't shown outside of practice this summer, while Manuel has looked like one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Browns shoot down Josh Gordon's CFL interest
    Sources tell ESPN that suspended Josh Gordon is exploring the possibility of playing the rest of the year in the Canadian Football League.

    Advice: The Browns would have to give Gordon permission to do this, which the Cleveland Plain Dealer says they will not do. Understandably so, as they'd be exposing their most talented player -- one they have under contract very cheaply through 2016 -- to injury without any on-field benefit. Furthermore, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says CFL rules don't allow players under NFL contracts to play in the CFL -- only cut players can go north of the border. It's a nice idea for Gordon to stay in shape and have some structure during his suspension, but this one is not going to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:06 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Josh Gordon won't accrue season toward FA
    Suspended Josh Gordon will not accrue a season toward free agency in 2014.

    Advice: When a player is suspended for a full year, his contract tolls. So instead of becoming a free agent in 2016, he won't be eligible until 2017. It's a sliver of good news for the Browns, as they'll still have an elite talent under contract cheaply for two seasons. Gordon doesn't turn 24 years old until April. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:12 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Gordon has 'no shot' to have ban overturned
    A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Josh Gordon has "no shot" to have his season-long suspension reduced.

    Advice: Another source told the Plain Dealer Gordon is pursuing all of his legal options, but a league source familiar with NFL cases like Gordon's stated "he has no shot of having the suspension overturned in court. It's over." It's believed the CBA will "trump any involvement" from the courts. The Plain Dealer suggests Roger Goodell could let Gordon apply for reinstatement shortly after the 2014 season if he's a "model citizen." Of course, Gordon was popped for DUI this summer, which isn't going to help his cause. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:47 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Wes Welker (concussion) cleared to travel
    Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared to travel with the Broncos to their preseason finale, but he has yet to be cleared to play.

    Advice: Welker is making his way through the league's protocol at a rapid pace. He's already exercising, but can't yet take on contact in practice. Welker has 11 days to gain clearance for the Broncos' Week 1 opener two Sundays from now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:36 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Gordon can apply for reinstatement after 2014
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season.

    Advice: It's technically just a season-long ban for Gordon, not a calendar-year suspension. It's a glimmer of good news. Gordon will be away from the Browns for roughly 5-6 months, as long as he keeps his nose clean. Gordon took and passed over 70 drug tests, but failed the one that led to this suspension by 0.01 nanograms per milliliter. Gordon's agent needs to surround him with good people while he's away from the game. He has a ton of football ahead of him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:38 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Josh Gordon's ban stands, suspended one year
    Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld on appeal.

    Advice: Gordon's one-year suspension begins today, which technically means he won't be allowed around the Browns for 2015 OTAs, minicamp and most of training camp. Perhaps the NFL will grant him reinstatement earlier, based on good behavior and the absurd delay with the appeal ruling. Regardless, the the Browns will now have to go to battle for the whole 2014 season with Jordan Cameron as the centerpiece of their passing game and Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin as complements. We're confident Gordon, still just 23 years old and brimming with truly special talent, will be back with a vengeance. He's just got some growing up to do. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Rumblings Josh Gordon decision coming today
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer is "hearing rumblings" that the Josh Gordon decision could come down Wednesday.

    Advice: The lengthy delay has "baffled" the Browns, infuriated fans and confounded fantasy drafters. Hopefully, we'll know exactly how many games Gordon is going to miss this season before nightfall tonight. Given how long the process has taken, it's reasonable to think arbitrator Harold Henderson has been allowing the sides to negotiate some kind of settlement. That would be fantastic news for Gordon, as he's facing a one-year ban from the league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:08 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Browns 'baffled' by delay with Gordon ruling
    Browns sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team is "baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long."

    Advice: It's been nearly four months since news of Gordon's latest failed drug test broke and almost four weeks since his appeal hearing. Yet all we know is that the decision is expected "soon." The lengthy delay in the process has not only jammed up fantasy owners, but is also unfair to the Browns and Gordon. A Stage 3 violation results in a one-year ban, not a 16-game ban. NFL Network's Albert Breer relayed this nugget Wednesday morning: "One theory I've heard that makes sense on the Josh Gordon delay -- Arbitrator would much rather the sides settle than make a call himself." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:37 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Josh Gordon DWI case pushed back to Nov.
    Josh Gordon's DWI hearing has been pushed back to November 18.

    Advice: This DWI has nothing to do with the year-long ban Gordon is facing for failing at least his third drug test. This is a separate incident, as Gordon was pulled over at 3am on July 5th in North Carolina and recorded a .09 BAC. The legal limit is .08. Since the case has not been finalized, it should not have any impact on the pending appeal. Somehow, Harold Henderson and the NFL still hasn't announced their their decision. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:46 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Wes Welker already in exercise mode
    Wes Welker (concussion) is already in the exercise mode of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Players that suffer concussions are not allowed to exercise until symptoms have subsided. Considering Welker is just four days removed from his third concussion in nine months, it's a fantastic sign that he's bouncing back well. Welker still has 11 days until the Broncos open up on Sunday Night Football against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:03 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2024th)
  • Stephen Hill in his 'final days' with Jets?
    The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.

    Advice: It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Report: Jets could try and trade Stephen Hill
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 7:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1944th)
  • Stevie Johnson expected to make 53-man roster
    Coach Jim Harbaugh said Stevie Johnson has done an "outstanding job" and "feel[s] good about him being on the 53-man roster."

    Advice: Johnson hasn't done much this preseason -- 2-11-0 on four targets -- but the entire 49ers' first-team offense has struggled. Johnson and Brandon Lloyd are competing for the No. 3 receiver spot and possibly even the same roster spot, considering neither plays special teams. Whichever receiver wins the job, they're not going to have much fantasy value as the No. 4 pass-game option. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 3:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (2447th)
  • Jags WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) still out
    Jaguars second-round WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) remains sidelined, and will sit out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: As reporter Ryan O'Halloran points out, five weeks and three days will have elapsed between Robinson's injury and the Jags' opener. That means he should be ready to go, but it's not looking like a guarantee. Robinson has long-term upside, but is off the 2014 re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 11:21 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.48 (2490th)
  • Odell Beckham sitting out preseason finale
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) will sit out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: "I think he's very frustrated," coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. Beckham is highly questionable for Week 1. Considering his health and the state of the Giants' passing attack, Beckham is not worth a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 11:09 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2142nd)
  • Sammy Watkins practicing without limitations
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) has resumed practicing "without limitations."

    Advice: Watkins missed last weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal with bruised ribs. The Bills are expected to play some of their first-team offense in Thursday's finale, so Watkins could get some run. Watkins has been lighting up practice all summer, but has just three catches for 21 yards through three preseason games. He's a boom-or-bust fantasy prospect with bumbling E.J. Manuel under center for the Bills. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 10:44 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald shakes loose for 3-71-0
    Larry Fitzgerald caught three passes for 71 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

    Advice: Fitzgerald now lines up outside in two-wide sets and shifts into the slot in three- and four-wide formations. It's the way Bruce Arians extends the careers of once-elite receivers that are beginning to decline. Through three preseason games, Fitz has seven catches for 106 yards and one touchdown while Michael Floyd didn't make his preseason debut until tonight (one catch, four yards). Fitz remains a solid WR2 bet as he'll see plenty of volume as Arians' Reggie Wayne/Hines Ward. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 7:28 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.77 (69th)
  • Stevie Johnson catches 5-yard pass Sunday
    Stevie Johnson caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's third preseason game versus San Diego.

    Advice: Johnson has consistently been running as the 49ers' No. 3 receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, but has been facing steady heat from Brandon Lloyd. He'd be no higher than the No. 4 option in the passing game in San Francisco. Johnson's a better real-life than fantasy player. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 3:42 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (2447th)
  • Browns 'fairly certain' Gordon will miss time
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.

    Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 2:36 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1970th)
  • Charles Johnson has one-catch night vs. Rams
    Charles Johnson caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: His grab came deep into garbage time with the second-team offense. Johnson has lots of theoretical upside, but just five catches for 46 yards through three preseason games. He should have a spot on the 53-man roster, but is unlikely to make a re-draft impact this season. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2616th)
  • Colston catches 13-yard TD versus Colts
    Marques Colston caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' third preseason game, Saturday at Indianapolis.

    Advice: Colston drew several first-half penalties before making his most notable play on a 13-yard touchdown catch down the middle, beating Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson. Colston's demise has been greatly exaggerated following a slow start to the 2013 season. He tore up the second half and playoffs, and is an ideal value-pick WR2/3 at his seventh-round Average Draft Position. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.18 (79th)
  • Devin Hester flukily goes 4-56-1
    Devin Hester caught four passes for 56 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

    Advice: Don't get suckered into this fluke. Hester is the Falcons' fourth receiver at best, and is expected to focus mostly on returns once the regular season gets here. Hester's six catches, 71 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks is more production than he'll get in any two-game stretch this year. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:06 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2513th)
  • Wallace heavily involved against the Cowboys
    Mike Wallace caught six of his team-high eight targets for 67 yards against the Cowboys Saturday.

    Advice: It was Wallace's first catches of the preseason, but it should have been an even bigger night. Wallace came wide open down the right sideline for what should have been a walk-in touchdown, but Tannehill missed him by a good five yards. Tannehill's accuracy concerns aside, Wallace should thrive as OC Bill Lazor finds creative ways to get him in space. He is a value in the seventh round. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 6:43 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.69 (72nd)
  • Watkins inactive for Bills' dress rehearsal
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) is inactive for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Watkins returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but the Bills don't want to risk him to further injury. It's not ideal for him to be missing time in Buffalo's regular season dress rehearsal. TE Tony Moeaki is also inactive and has appeared in just one preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 12:40 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (128th)
  • Allen Hurns continues dominant preseason
    UDFA Allen Hurns had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Hurns saw regular snaps with the first team, playing opposite Marqise Lee in two-wide sets. He played in OC Jedd Fisch's system at Miami and has shown good chemistry with Chad Henne and Blake Bortles. Hurns' touchdown came against second-stringers on an 11-yard pass from Bortles in the third quarter. He's now up to 13 receptions for 230 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Hurns is a candidate to start Week 1 over Lee or Cecil Shorts. He's worth a look as a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 22, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.27 (184th)
  • Percy Harvin goes 3-61 against Bears
    Percy Harvin caught 3-of-3 targets for 61 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Harvin returned the opening kickoff 46 yards, and found an opening in Chicago's defense for a 25-yard gain on Seattle's opening drive. He added a 23-yarder on a curl route out of the slot early in the second quarter, whipping Bears CB Tim Jennings. Harvin has a combined 7-92 receiving line this preseason. Although his explosiveness clearly remains intact, we wouldn't be surprised if Harvin becomes a better real-life than fantasy player in Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 22, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.73 (70th)
  • Marshall goes 4-37 against Seahawks
    Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 37 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Thursday night in Seattle.

    Advice: He saw seven targets, while Alshon Jeffery saw eight -- all from Jay Cutler. Moving all around the formation, Marshall played X and Z receiver as well as the slot. His first big catch went for a nine-yard gain in Seahawks slot CB Jeremy Lane's coverage on Chicago's opening drive. Marshall also got by Richard Sherman on a second-quarter double move for a gain of 21. He has 10 grabs for 72 yards on the exhibition season. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 22, 9:00 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.28 (33rd)
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