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  • Isaiah Crowell pops off in preseason finale
    UDFA RB Isaiah Crowell rushed 13 times for 102 yards with a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

    Advice: With Ben Tate and Dion Lewis playing sparingly, Crowell finally got an extensive chance in the preseason. The former five-star recruit made the most of it, thoroughly outplaying a disappointing Terrance West (six carries, 13 yards). The Browns may have shot themselves in the foot now though, as Crowell will be almost impossible to sneak onto the practice squad. They have some hard decisions to make at the running back spot before Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Aaron Dobson goes 3-57-1 Thursday night
    Aaron Dobson caught 3-of-9 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: The efficiency wasn't there, but Dobson's playmaking ability flashed, highlighted by a 33-yard touchdown catch delivered by rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Behind Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen, Dobson is arguably the highest ceiling skill-position player on New England's roster. We suspect he'll open the season sharing time with Kenbrell Thompkins at "X" receiver, before overtaking Thompkins eventually, assuming Dobson can sustain health. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • A.J. Jenkins suffers concussion
    Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp, battling injuries and failing to so much as earn a Rotoworld blurb since June. If he's on the roster bubble, suffering a concussion right before final cuts can only hurt him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:57 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.01 (258th)
  • E.J. Manuel wraps up worrisome preseason
    E.J. Manuel completed 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards in the Bills' preseason finale Friday night.

    Advice: Clearly worried about their sophomore quarterback, Manuel was allowed to handle three drives in the exhibition finale. He didn't deliver, while losing Sammy Watkins to a rib aggravation. Manuel wraps the preseason 50-of-82 passing (60.2 percent) for 517 yards (6.30 YPA), one touchdown, three turnovers, and six sacks taken. We'll be streaming fantasy defenses against the Bills this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:54 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (55th)
  • Chris Polk misses 4th straight preseason game
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for the Eagles' preseason finale.

    Advice: Polk returned to practice last Saturday, but still isn't healthy enough to perform in a game setting. It's a potentially ominous sign for Polk's roster chances. He's going to end up missing the entire preseason. The Philly Inquirer recently forecasted Polk to make the final 53, but that's certainly become a question mark with Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker playing well. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles are locks, and Kenjon Barner may be, too. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Tony Moeaki misses entire preseason
    Bills TE Tony Moeaki missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: The Bills took an upside flier on Moeaki last December, but his continued inability to stay healthy will likely cost him his roster spot. Moeaki is only 27, but he's running out of NFL chances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.37 (2472nd)
  • 'Looks like' S-Jax will play in exh. finale
    According to AtlantaFalcons.com, it "looks like" Steven Jackson will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Jackson missed the Falcons' first three exhibition games with a hamstring injury. If he actually plays tonight, it won't be for more than a series or two. S-Jax likely just wants some peace of mind heading into Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • Matt Schaub (elbow) does 'light tossing'
    Matt Schaub (elbow) did some "light tossing" on Wednesday, and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Schaub's miraculously-timed "injury" is leaving the door open for second-rounder Derek Carr to start in Week 1. Carr missed the third preseason game with a rib injury, but is getting a Thursday-evening showcase against the Seahawks' reserves. Schaub has played poorly enough this August that it can't be assumed the Raiders will stand by him if they're convinced by what they see from Carr on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Geno Smith 'more assertive' in huddle
    ESPN New York describes Geno Smith as "more assertive" this summer.

    Advice: "It's gotten away from me telling him exactly what to do," were the words of C Nick Mangold. "It's a two-way discussion." Per reporter Rich Cimini, Smith "acts like a starter now." Smith certainly looked more assertive on the preseason field, completing 23-of-33 passes for 268 yards (8.12 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. He dropped dimes into tight coverage. Smith flashed as a rookie, but consistency eluded him. He has the talent to take a big step forward this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.15 (45th)
  • Adrian Peterson downplays Cowboys comments
    Adrian Peterson denies telling Cowboys owner Jerry Jones he would be interested in playing for Dallas.

    Advice: "This was a casual conversation in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings," Peterson said. "I have always said I understand the NFL is a business, but that I would love to retire as a Viking." The truth is probably somewhere between Jones' reported words and Peterson's statement. It's a non-issue for as long as Peterson is under contract with the Vikings. AD is signed through 2017. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (7th)
  • T.J. Graham on the trade block for 'months'
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Bills have had WR T.J. Graham on the trade block "for several months."

    Advice: It's hardly surprising, as it's been assumed Graham's roster spot was in danger since the end of last season. Graham has had a quiet camp, and caught only two passes through four preseason games. The Bills' new brain trust has no allegiance to former GM Buddy Nix's 2012 third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2008th)
  • Report: Peterson reached out to Jerry Jones
    ESPN reports Adrian Peterson called Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in June to tell him he was interested in playing for Dallas "at the end of his tenure with the Vikings."

    Advice: "Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones reportedly told AD. "I'd like that, too ... Well, I love your story. I love your daddy's story. I've always respected what you've been about. I've always been a fan of yours." Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is two hours southeast of Dallas. It's unclear if the call constituted tampering, but Jones believes it does not. Now 29, Peterson is signed with the Vikings through 2017, but is unlikely to make it to the end of his deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (7th)
  • Jaws: Robert Griffin's mechanics 'regressed'
    ESPN's Ron Jaworski says Robert Griffin III's mechanics have "regressed" in the "fundamental way of throwing the football."

    Advice: "His throwing slot, his footwork, his inability to remain consistent in that," Jaws said. He's the latest to pile on RG3 following an injury-hindered 2013 season and poor 2014 preseason. While it's true backup Kirk Cousins has outplayed Griffin this month, it's laughable to suggest a quarterback controversy. The starter has more than enough talent to adjust out of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme and into the pocket passer Jay Gruden needs him to be. Strong weapons and unique running ability will keep Griffin's fantasy floor high in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (15th)
  • Dobson expected to make his preseason debut
    Aaron Dobson (foot) is expected to make his preseason debut in Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Dobson's recovery from his left foot surgery finally appears complete. Now he can begin a quest to regain the starting outside receiver job he held last year before these foot woes shut him down. Eventually, we'd expect Dobson to pass up Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell, giving him plenty of stash appeal. In the six games Dobson played at least 50 snaps last year, he averaged 4.5 catches for 60.8 yards and scored three touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:25 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:06 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jordan Cameron now set for 'much larger role'
    The Chronicle-Telegram confirms Jordan Cameron is set for a "much larger role" with Josh Gordon suspended for the entire season.

    Advice: In the two games that Gordon was banned from last year, Cameron totaled 14 catches for 203 yards and one touchdown. Now he'll be the centerpiece of the Browns' passing attack for all 16 games, as Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin/Nate Burleson are complementary players. Cameron, who ranked third among tight ends in targets last year with 117, will see that number push even higher this season. He's a value pick in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:58 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (66th)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • 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
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Chris Polk projected to make final roster
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

    Advice: Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:15 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Wes Welker doing 'fantastic' in the protocol
    Coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Oftentimes, players with a history of concussions have trouble progressing quickly through the league's protocols. That doesn't appear to be the case with Welker even though this is his third concussion in the last nine months. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's a "lot of optimism from the team," essentially confirming that Welker has no intention of retiring and is on track to make a speedy return. We still like Cody Latimer as a late-round stash -- he has more real-life upside than Andre Caldwell and Welker is a poor bet to make it through the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Raiders coach: 'No concerns' with Matt Schaub
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen has "no concerns" at quarterback, and is adamant Matt Schaub (elbow) will start Week 1.

    Advice: If this were actually true, Allen would deserve to be fired on the spot. Instead, it's just a matter of a coach already committed to vanilla "quotes" trying to keep his quarterback's shattered confidence up. The reality has to be that the Raiders are deeply concerned with Schaub's arm strength and horrible preseason, and will be ready to turn to Derek Carr at any moment. Carr is shaping up as the favorite to lead the Raiders in starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Schaub (elbow) remains sidelined Monday
    Matt Schaub (elbow tendinitis) remained sidelined Monday.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day "injury." However serious Schaub's ailment is, it's an out for the Raiders should they decide to go with rookie Derek Carr at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Welker (concussions) not considering retiring
    Wes Welker isn't considering retirement after his latest concussion.

    Advice: "That's not been brought up at all," coach John Fox said. Now 33, Welker has suffered three concussions in two years with the Broncos, but is making $6 million between salary and bonuses this season. He won't be hanging up his cleats. We're still wary of selecting Welker before the sixth or seventh round of a 12-team fantasy draft. The Broncos may have to consider scaling back his role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:39 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Steven Jackson finally resumes practicing
    Steven Jackson (hamstring) returned to Falcons practice on Monday.

    Advice: He wound up missing 27 days, but remains on track for Week 1. Coach Mike Smith previously said there's a chance S-Jax sees snaps in Thursday's preseason finale, but we'd be shocked if the Falcons risked his health. Currently the RB31 in fantasy drafts, Jackson will be a steal if he can stay on the field, but it's hard to believe he will during his age-31 season. Rookie Devonta Freeman should settle in as Jackson's primary backup and handcuff. Jacquizz Rodgers has had endless chances to establish himself, and failed time and again. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:53 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • E.J. Manuel to play in preseason finale
    E.J. Manuel will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: "Some" of the Bills' first-team offense will suit up on Thursday. It's unusual for a starting quarterback to play in the finale, especially since Manuel and the Bills had an extra contest in the Hall-of-Fame Game. It's a sign that the Bills are (rightfully) concerned with Manuel's play this summer. Manuel has completed 47-of-75 passes for 461 yards (6.14 YPA), one touchdown and two picks. Manuel could end up a colossal draft bust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:47 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (55th)
  • Raiders still committed to Schaub for Week 1
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders remain committed to Matt Schaub as their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: No one but the Raiders expected Schaub to look good this preseason, but he's been ever worse than feared, completing just 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards (4.63 YPA), zero touchdowns and one pick through three games. The Raiders have given themselves an out, however, discovering a "minor" elbow "injury." Second-rounder Derek Carr may have seized the starting job had he not missed last weekend's dress rehearsal with a rib ailment. Schaub is on borrowed time under center. He's un-draftable in two-quarterback leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Redskins shooting down talk of QB controversy
    Coach Jay Gruden rejected any notion of a quarterback controversy.

    Advice: Robert Griffin has looked wild, out of control and uncomfortable so far as he learns Gruden's system. Through three preseason games, he's 13-of-20 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been outplayed by Kirk Cousins, sparking something of a controversy. Joe Theismann said that "if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." It's a knee-jerk take from Theismann. (Philip Rivers had a 48.3 QB rating last preseason and went on to win Comeback Player of the Year.) The talent gap between Griffin and Cousins is massive. RG3's fantasy upside remains high thanks to strong weapons and elite speed. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:41 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (15th)
  • Matt Schaub diagnosed with tendinitis
    Matt Schaub has been diagnosed with mere tendinitis in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: It's a non-structural issue that can often be healed with rest. The Raiders should be praying that this is the only reason Schaub's arm strength has looked so poor this preseason -- he didn't look any better last year before getting benched in favor of Case Keenum in Houston. Schaub will likely be under center Week 1, but we'd bet on Derek Carr giving the Raiders a better chance to win this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Wes Welker likely to play in Week 1?
    The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Wes Welker (concussion) will play in Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: Klis notes that Week 1 is still two weeks away, and Welker's special "concussion" helmet "helped absorb" the blow he took from Texans S D.J. Swearinger. We saw Sanders begin to go in the fifth, fourth, and even third rounds of fantasy drafts Sunday as folks presumably assumed Welker wouldn't play this year. Longtime Broncos beat writer Klis disagrees. Welker remains a player to shy away from in the early rounds of drafts, but could actually turn out to be a pretty nice value if he emerges from this latest scare with a clear head. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:41 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Matt Schaub now battling 'sore elbow'
    Matt Schaub is now battling a "sore elbow" at Raiders camp.

    Advice: An arm injury doesn't explain Schaub's inability to move or make sound decisions, but could be telling in regards to his noticeable shortage of arm strength. Schaub has looked genuinely Matt Flynnian in preseason games. Perhaps the sore elbow will be the excuse Dennis Allen needs to put Schaub out of his misery. He's been outplayed by rookie Derek Carr throughout August. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • 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
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Crowell gets no carries in preseason game
    Browns UDFA RB Isaiah Crowell had no carries in Saturday night's exhibition game against the Rams, and his preseason rushing stats currently stand at three yards on two carries.

    Advice: Ben Tate, Terrance West, Dion Lewis, and Chris Ogbonnaya all got work. The NFL.com Gamebook had Crowell entering the game at some point, ostensibly on special teams. If the Browns are truly trying to "hide" Crowell to stash him on their practice squad, they're certainly doing it aggressively. At the same time, we wouldn't be surprised if Crowell were among the team's first cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:03 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Josh Gordon sat with 'medical issue'
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon didn't play in Saturday's third preseason game due to a "medical issue."

    Advice: Gordon is believed to be dealing with an abdominal injury. He's likely day to day. NFL reporters don't expect a decision on Gordon's suspension appeal before Monday at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker diagnosed with another concussion
    Coach John Fox confirmed Wes Welker suffered a concussion in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Welker's latest head trauma came when trash-talking Texans S D.J. Swearinger hit him up high just before halftime. The 33-year-old slot machine also suffered two concussions last season, with the second one costing him the final three regular-season games. He also had a number of head injuries while with the Patriots, putting his long-term status in some doubt. At this point, he has to think about his health after football. If Welker misses regular season time, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot and Andre Caldwell would compete with rookie Cody Latimer for the starting role outside. Note that Caldwell ran ahead of Latimer Saturday night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Jordan Cameron has two-catch night
    Jordan Cameron caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday.

    Advice: The grabs were Cameron's first of the preseason. Cameron is going to dominate targets in Cleveland this season. He's a top-five TE1 despite the Browns' shaky quarterback situation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (66th)
  • Wes Welker takes shot to head from Swearinger
    Wes Welker took a shot to the head from Texans S D.J. Swearinger late in the first half of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The trash-talking Swearinger lowered his shoulder and connected with Welker's head after a catch over the middle. The play drew a 15-yard penalty. Welker was able to pop right up, but trainers immediately escorted him to the locker room for concussion tests. Of course, Welker has a long history of concussions and another one would almost certainly result in a multi-week absence. It's a scary situation for the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Griffin unimpressive in third preseason game
    Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a rough start from Griffin, who also took three sacks. He tried to force a pass to Alfred Morris and had it intercepted by C.J. Mosley to end his final drive of the night. Griffin also had an interception to Terrance Brooks that was overturned by pass interference. His performance this preseason has raised some concern. There's also questions about Griffin's ability to run Jay Gruden's offense, which requires him to make more throws from the pocket. Keep in mind that Gruden coaxed Andy Dalton to a top-three Fantasy season last year, and Griffin is a far more gifted quarterback. The Redskins also project to be among the most pass-heavy teams in the league under Gruden, and upgraded on offense with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. With no real consensus outside of the top four quarterbacks, Griffin is worth the risk at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:01 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (15th)
  • Manuel struggles in final preseason tune-up
    E.J. Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

    Advice: The interception wasn't Manuel's fault; Scott Chandler fell down on his route and allowed Dashon Goldson to get an easy pick. But Manuel had a couple of other near-interceptions that he forced into coverage. He also lost a fumble on a sack that was returned for a touchdown. Manuel's propensity to check down in the preseason has been the bigger concern. Buffalo's offense generated only 82 yards in the first half. Manuel's stat line would have looked a lot worse, but he was able to light up the Bucs' second-stringers in the third quarter. It's worth noting that Manuel was playing without Sammy Watkins. The Bills offensive line was also a major issue, allowing five sacks. In four preseason starts, Manuel has completed 47-of-75 passes (63 percent) for 461 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. He's not on the QB2 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:39 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (55th)
  • Chris Polk back at practice Saturday
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Matt Schaub pitiful in ugly showing at GB
    Matt Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.

    Advice: Schaub was nothing short of brutal, especially when facing the Packers' first-string defense in the first half (61 yards on 22 attempts). His arm strength is shot, he's immobile in the pocket and his starting receivers can't make anything happen after the catch. Through three preseason games, Schaub is 24-of-47 for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are going to have one of the league's worse passing "attacks" this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:25 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Geno Smith officially named Week 1 starter
    Geno Smith completed 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

    Advice: In a decision that was never in doubt, Smith was officially named the Jets' Week 1 starter after the game. Tonight was the best we've seen Smith look, as he was calm in the pocket and laser accurate with his throws. Granted, the G-Men's defense looked as bad as the Jets' offense looked good. Almost certainly done for the preseason, Smith finishes 23-of-33 for 268 yards (8.12 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. Despite the solid summer, he's a low-end QB2 until proven otherwise in the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:34 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.15 (45th)
  • Aaron Dobson misses third preseason game
    Aaron Dobson is inactive for the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Dobson has been practicing the last two weeks, but still isn't healthy enough to play. Kenbrell Thompkins will continue to run as the starting X receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • Eagles RB Chris Polk's roster spot in danger
    Following Thursday night's third preseason game, coach Chip Kelly noted that Chris Polk (hamstring) better be looking over his shoulder.

    Advice: Polk hasn't played at all this preseason with a slightly torn hamstring. While he's been out, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have been running the ball well behind LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also traded for Kelly favorite Kenjon Barner. Polk's roster spot is in danger after he opened training camp as the heavy favorite for No. 2 ball-carrying duties behind McCoy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Falcons confident Steven Jackson plays Week 1
    Coach Mike Smith said he fully expects Steven Jackson (hamstring) to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Jackson hasn't done much since injuring his hammy July 29. But Smith said there's a chance Jackson will play a few snaps in the preseason finale. Jackson doesn't necessarily need any exhibition work, but we'd feel more comfortable if he actually got on the field and took some handoffs. His ADP has been on the decline for weeks now. Jackson is currently going at the back of the seventh round in fantasy drafts. There's value there, but SJ39 is 31 years old and there's a real possibility his body has or will let him down permanently. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:43 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • Eagles RB Polk dealing with torn hamstring
    Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

    Advice: He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Geno Smith has starting job locked up
    ESPN New York confirms Geno Smith will be the Jets' Week 1 starter.

    Advice: The Jets haven't made an official announcement yet, but it's only a matter of time. Geno has soaked up the vast majority of first-team reps in practice, started the first two preseason games and will start on Friday night. "When the coaches say, 'First-group offense,' we know who's walking in the huddle," WR David Nelson said Tuesday. "It's not something that needs to be said. He's the guy and we're moving forward." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:17 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.15 (45th)
  • Adrian Peterson not expected to play Saturday
    Adrian Peterson is not expected to play in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: "I really don't see the need," coach Mike Zimmer said. Peterson didn't get any preseason carries last year either before rumbling for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games. He's the No. 3 overall player on our board. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:21 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (7th)
  • Browns UDFA Crowell buried on depth chart
    Browns rookie RB Isaiah Crowell has two carries for three yards through two preseason games.

    Advice: It's not a good sign for the ballyhooed UDFA, who is running behind Ben Tate, Terrance West, and Dion Lewis, while Chris Ogbonnaya is an impact special teamer. We've seen it suggested the Browns want to "hide" Crowell in an effort to stash him on the practice squad, but everyone in the NFL knows who Crowell is. (And no one drafted him.) He seems like a roster long shot in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Polk plans to practice at less than 100 per.
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

    Advice: Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There's nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn't drafted. I'm not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I'm not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • RGIII bruises thigh on MNF, working on slides
    Robert Griffin III came out of Monday night's preseason game with a bruised thigh and admitted he needs to work on avoiding unnecessary hits.

    Advice: The bruised thigh isn't a concern, but RGIII's inability to protect himself is. He played wildly out of control against the Browns and took several hits at the end of runs. If he keeps it up, Griffin won't last a full season. The times he did slide, they were so awkward that he almost ended up hurting himself. Following the game, coach Jay Gruden stressed that RGIII "needs to protect himself." It's a habit RGIII needs to shake to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:52 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (15th)
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