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  • Report: Langford escapes with sprained ankle
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Jeremy Langford has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.

    Advice: There were worries Langford could be dealing with an Achilles' issue after he was carted off Sunday evening, but he's dealing with merely a sprain. It's still likely of the "high" variety, and to cost Langford multiple games. Langford's absence is going to create an opening for rookie Jordan Howard to burst through. Howard needs to be added in all formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (64th)
     
  • Reid: 'Chance' Jamaal Charles back for Week 4
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Antonio Gates 'wasn't close' to playing Wk 3
    The Union-Tribune San Diego reports Antonio Gates (hamstring) "wasn't close" to suiting up against the Colts, and will likely miss another game.

    Advice: Ace beat writer Michael Gehlken expects another "large workload" for Hunter Henry against the Saints. Gates was struggling mightily before getting injured in Week 2. He's not yet droppable, but owners need to be preparing for a season where he might not offer TE1 value. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Shane Vereen out for season w/triceps injury
    Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury.

    Advice: This is a shocking development after Vereen played over half the snaps and saw 13 touches Week 3 against the Redskins. It is unclear when the injury occurred. With Vereen out and Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable, Orleans Darkwa is a must-add in every league. Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins deserve looks as well in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (44th)
     
  • Pete Carroll confirms Wilson has MCL sprain
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Carroll said Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well, but he will wear a brace if he plays this week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday night Wilson expected to play this week against the Jets, and the confirmation of a sprain suggests that is still the plan. Still, Wilson's mobility was hindered even before this injury, and he has not proven to be a quality fantasy asset while hurt. He will be difficult to trust even in a good matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Eagles will use RBBC even if Mathews healthy
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team will continue to use a backfield rotation even when Ryan Mathews (ankle) is healthy.

    Advice: Pederson confirmed Mathews is dealing with some stiffness and swelling in the ankle he injured prior to training camp. He should be able to recover over the team's Week 4 bye, but he is looking at a timeshare with at least Darren Sproles and likely rookie Wendell Smallwood as well. Mathews is shaping up as a touchdown-dependant FLEX play at best. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Pederson: Ertz (ribs) expected back Week 5
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Zach Ertz (ribs) to play following the team's Week 4 bye.

    Advice: Pederson also expects CB Leodis McKelvin to return. Dealing with a displaced rib, Ertz will have to gain full medical clearance before he can return, but he has the bye week to get fully healthy before the trip to Detroit. He will be a great option in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • PFT: Peterson pushing to return this season
    Pro Football Talk reports Adrian Peterson's (knee, injured reserve) "sole focus" is playing again this season.

    Advice: Peterson is expected to miss a "minimum" of 3-4 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus last week, but it would not be the first time Peterson beat an injury timetable. Peterson is officially able to return Week 11, but it would be surprising to see him before late December. Either way, the Vikings look headed for the playoffs, and Peterson might be able to help them once they get there. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Jordan Cameron will miss Week 4 w/concussion
    The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron will miss Thursday night's game against the Bengals because of a concussion.

    Advice: Cameron has a long history with concussions, so it is possible this injury sidelines him for a while. Dion Sims should be close to an every-down player with Cameron out. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Ryan Mathews' ankle 'stiffened' on Sunday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews' ankle "stiffened" Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: It explains why he played just eight snaps in the blowout win. Mathews has been dealing with an ankle injury since training camp, but he has not been on the injury report. He will get the bye week to heal up before facing the Lions in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Jordan Howard 'comfortable' with bigger role
    Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard said he is "comfortable" playing a bigger role.

    Advice: That is good news considering Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard was already earning more work even before the injury, however, and was much more effective with his touches than Langford has been at any point this season. Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) should also have a role once he gets healthy, but Howard could run away with the starting job. He is a must-add in all formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews plays just 8 snaps Week 3
    Ryan Mathews played just 8-of-65 snaps Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: That was less than Darren Sproles (24), Wendell Smallwood (24), and Kenjon Barner (12). Mathews has not been listed on the injury report, but he was clearly well below 100 percent. He will try to heal up over the bye week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake leads backfield in snaps
    Kenyan Drake played 27-of-67 snaps in the Dolphins' Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Drake led the backfield in snaps, but it was not a convincing win. Jay Ajayi played 18 snaps, Isaiah Pead saw 13, and Damien Williams was in on 11. Even with Arian Foster likely to sit again on a short week, the Dolphins' backfield is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • John Brown still played limited snaps Week 3
    John Brown played 47-of-82 (57%) snaps Week 3 against the Bills.

    Advice: Brown appeared to get back on track with 6 catches for 70 yards on 11 targets, but the snap count shows he was once again a limited member of the offense. Six of his targets came after the four-minute mark in the third quarter with the Cardinals in comeback mode. Despite the resurgence, there are still reasons to worry about Brown's role moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:04 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell (suspended) set to return Week 4
    Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension has ended.

    Advice: Bell will rejoin the team this week and should start on Sunday night against the Chiefs. He's said his knee is 100 percent. DeAngelo Williams played well while Bell was suspended, but Bell will return to a massive workload as the clear lead back. He is a locked-in RB1 moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
     
  • PFT: No concerns about Cam Newton's ankle
    Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."

    Advice: Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) expects to be back Week 5
    Zach Ertz (ribs) said he expects to be back Week 5.

    Advice: Ertz has a displaced rib which could cause internal damage if not fully healed before he returns. He has yet to be cleared by doctors, but he has the bye week to get healthy. Trey Burton will get a good matchup against the Lions if Ertz is unable to play following the off week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (knee) undergoing MRI on Monday
    Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday.

    Advice: Bryant scored in the fourth quarter of Sunday evening's Bears shellacking, but evidently tweaked something. X-rays came back negative, but the Cowboys were compelled to do further testing. For what it's worth, owner Jerry Jones said he's "fine with it," but clearly nothing can be ruled out until the MRI results come back. We'll learn Bryant's status some time on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Dez posts 3/40/1 line on Sunday night
    Dez Bryant caught 3-of-6 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Bryant briefly exited with a knee injury on the opening drive. He stayed in the game, but was noticeably limited. Bryant managed to save his night with a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but his lack of yards in two of three games is concerning. Bryant is a must-start against the 49ers' secondary in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Jordan Howard totals 92 yards against Dallas
    Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford carted off in second half
    Jeremy Langford was carted off with an ankle injury in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He's done for the night. Langford had 46 total yards on five touches before exiting. He was already losing work to Jordan Howard, and is now potentially dealing with a multi-week injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (64th)
     
  • Report: Russell Wilson expects to play Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) is "expecting to play" Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Wilson is really banged up -- battling a high-ankle sprain in his right leg and a reported sprained MCL in his left -- but early word is he's going to give it a go next Sunday. It's obviously way early to assume these things, and we should know more after his MRI on Monday. Consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Ryan Mathews goes missing in Week 3
    Ryan Mathews lost five yards on two rushes Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Mathews didn’t play a snap after the first quarter as his backfield mates took turns embarrassing Pittsburgh in a lopsided victory. The Eagles haven’t explained his absence, though we’re guessing it’s related to an ankle issue he’s been dealing with since training camp. Mathews has averaged just 3.15 yards per carry this year, though he's managed to stay relevant in fantasy with a trio of goal-line touchdowns. He has the bye week to heal up before the Eagles head to Detroit in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Seahawks believe Wilson has a sprained MCL
    MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Seahawks believe Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee.

    Advice: It's perhaps more notable that both coach Pete Carroll and Wilson himself expressed confidence after Sunday's win that Wilson will be able to play in Week 4 against the Jets. NBC's Mike Florio reported Wilson will undergo an MRI on Sunday night to determine the full extent of the damage. Wilson insisted he "doesn't think the knee injury is as serious as it looked." Wilson is also dealing with a high ankle sprain on his right leg. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Carroll confirms knee sprain for Russ Wilson
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after Sunday's win that Russell Wilson has a sprained knee.

    Advice: The left leg injury originally appeared to be to Wilson's ankle, but it turned out to be to Wilson's knee, on which a brace was placed by trainers on the sideline. The fact that Wilson kept his helmet on and was lobbying to reenter on Sunday suggests he fully intends to play in Week 4 against the Jets. "Most likely he's going to be fine," coach Pete Carroll conceded. "Because that's just how he operates." On the off chance Wilson can't get clearance, UDFA Trevone Boykin would make the start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Russell Wilson leaves game with injured leg
    Russell Wilson exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the 49ers with a left ankle or knee injury.

    Advice: Wilson came into the game battling a high ankle sprain to his right leg. On a third-quarter play, Wilson appeared to injure his left knee and/or ankle and was fitted for a brace by trainers on the sideline. Trevone Boykin has entered. We did notice Wilson standing on the sideline with his helmet still on, but it would be silly for the Seahawks to let him back in up 27-3. FOX's Pam Oliver later reported Wilson's day is "done." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Shane Vereen totals 95 yards vs. Redskins
    Shane Vereen rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding two catches for 28 additional yards.

    Advice: Vereen fumbled twice, losing one. The second was narrowly overturned on review. Vereen also lost a fumble in Week 2. That would have had him banished under former coach Tom Coughlin. As it is, Vereen stayed in the game, but was rotating pretty much evenly with Orleans Darkwa even before he put the ball on the ground. Bobby Rainey was also a surprisingly big part of the offense with Rashad Jennings sidelined. Still part of a committee, Vereen will be more of an RB3 in Week 4 against the Vikings even if Jennings remains out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (44th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake starts, rushes for 37 yards
    Kenyan Drake rushed nine times for 37 yards in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added two catches for 11 yards. Drake started and had the most touches, but was in a full-blown committee with Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead. Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown, so it's possible Miami will get him more touches next week. Even if Drake remains the starter, the Dolphins running back situation should be avoided. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • John Brown leads ARZ in receiving with 6-70
    John Brown caught 6-of-11 targets for 70 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: It's a big story because Brown's playing time and production were limited in Arizona's first two games. He finally got going against the Bills, drawing 11 targets to tie Michael Floyd for second on the team behind Larry Fitzgerald (12) in a game where Carson Palmer attempted 50 throws. Brown needs to be picked up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped after a slow start. He has upside WR3 potential the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Cam Newton beaten to a pulp by Vikes' defense
    Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

    Advice: Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • Antonio Gates officially inactive vs. Colts
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Colts.

    Advice: Rookie Hunter Henry will get the start and play virtually every down against the Colts' awful tight end defense. Also inactive for the Chargers are LT King Dunlap (illness), SS Jahleel Addae, NT Ryan Carrethers, LB Joshua Perry, C Max Tuerk, and DE Joey Bosa. Bosa's debut will have to wait. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Eagles announce Week 3 inactives
    Eagles declared TE Zach Ertz, C Josh Andrews, OG Dillon Gordon, CB Leodis McKelvin, OG Isaac Seumalo, WR Bryce Treggs and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz is week to week with a displaced rib. Trey Burton will draw the start at tight end. Mychal Kendricks (nose, quad) is active for the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles among Chiefs' Wk 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared RB Jamaal Charles, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Jah Reid, QB Tyler Bray, LB Sam Barrington, WR De'Anthony Thomas, and CB Kenneth Acker inactive for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: The Chiefs will get RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he sat out last week with an ankle injury, but he will not start. Charles saw some practice reps with the first-team and coach Andy Reid suggested he could be back next week, but his return date is still up in the air. Spencer Ware will continue to start as long as Charles is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron evaluated for concussion
    Jordan Cameron left Week 3 against the Browns with a possible concussion.

    Advice: Cameron was forced from the game in the second quarter. He was never officially ruled out, but didn't return. Cameron could be placed in the concussion protocol this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Vikings want Peterson to retire in Minnesota
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Vikings want Adrian Peterson to retire "as a valued member of the organization."

    Advice: There's been speculation the team could move on from Peterson this offseason because of his contract, but apparently the Vikings are willing to do whatever they can to keep him in Minnesota for the long run. After taking on Sam Bradford's expensive salary, the Vikings will probably have to renegotiate Peterson's deal. He's slated to earn $11.75 million in base salary next season along with a $6 million roster bonus due on the third day of the new year. Peterson is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season after going down with a torn meniscus in Week 2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Giants to start Shane Vereen against Redskins
    Shane Vereen is expected to start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Vereen has rarely been used in a feature role throughout his career, mostly settling for passing-down work and change-of-pace duties. However, Vereen is one of only three Giants backs to receive carries this year (the others are Jennings and Orleans Darkwa) and should be close to an every-down player on Sunday. Vereen turned 17 touches into 66 yards with Jennings banged up last week and will be a strong RB2 play in PPR formats against Washington. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:45 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (44th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) officially out for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful on Friday despite seeing some practice reps with the first-team offense this week. Coach Andy Reid suggested Charles could play in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. Spencer Ware will carry the rushing load again on Sunday. For the season, he's out-touched Charcandrick West 30-16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:05 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • RapSheet: Dolphins will start Kenyan Drake
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are "treating Kenyan Drake as the starter today" in the absence of Arian Foster (groin).

    Advice: RapSheet does acknowledge the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" against the Browns. Jay Ajayi is understandably in coach Adam Gase's doghouse due to his total ineffectiveness and last week's lost fumble against the Patriots. The Dolphins used a third-round pick on Drake and want him to succeed. RapSheet reports Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead "missed a meeting" prior to the Dolphins-Pats game, which is why they were both inactive. We'd expect at least one of Williams and Pead to play against the Browns. Even against the Browns, Drake is a low-floor flex option in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) doubtful for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid gave Charles owners some false hope Friday by hinting at a return in Week 3, but his doubtful listing confirms that won't be the case. Spencer Ware is looking at another week atop the Chiefs' running back depth chart. Charles has worked with the first-team offense at practice the past few days after being relegated to scout team duty the previous two weeks. He's getting close. Daily Slant: The backfield will very likely be left to Ware and West yet again, although this is the toughest draw they've faced so far. The Jets haven't allowed much to opposing backs this year, holding them to a shade under 4.0 YPC on 29 totes, and they've struggled to get pressure on opposing QBs. They managed to hit Tyrod Taylor just once (no sacks) last week, setting up Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin as sneaky GPP plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Adrian Peterson placed on injured reserve
    Vikings placed RB Adrian Peterson (meniscus surgery) on injured reserve.

    Advice: It's just a formality as Peterson was already expected to miss the remainder of the regular season after suffering a torn meniscus in Week 2. Technically, the earliest Peterson can return is Week 11, although that isn't happening. Season-long fantasy owners should have dropped him a few days ago. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will handle the rushing workload. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Reid leaves door open for J. Charles to play
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid left the door open Friday for Jamaal Charles (knee) to play in Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: "I think he feels like he can do it," said Reid. Reid also revealed that Charles began practicing with the first-team offense after working only with the scout team in the first two weeks of the season. Charles' role would undoubtedly be limited were he able to play against the Jets, but his progress is a very good sign. Spencer Ware should remain the Chiefs' lead back in Week 3. Charcandrick West would be more likely to lose snaps to Charles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Gates misses practice again, listed doubtful
    Antonio Gates (hamstring, doubtful) missed Chargers practice again on Friday and is not expected to play against the Colts.

    Advice: He didn't practice at all this week, so the Chargers will turn to rookie Hunter Henry at tight end. Gates' absence could also mean a few more targets for Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, and Dontrelle Inman. Gates is 36 years old and was popped for PEDs last year. We're not giving up on him totally quite yet, but it's certainly possible his body is beginning to break down. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:00 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out Week 3
    Zach Ertz (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz didn't practice at all this week, so this comes as no surprise. He said there's no pain, but the displaced ribs could cause internal damage. Trey Burton is again on the streaming radar against a Steelers defense that has struggled to handle tight ends in recent years. Burton went 5-49-1 on seven targets Week 2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:23 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Bears OC happy with Howard's practice week
    Bears OC Dowell Loggains said rookie RB Jordan Howard had a good week of practice.

    Advice: Beat writer Brad Biggs believes it could be an indication Howard is ready to start taking carries from No. 1 back Jeremy Langford. Howard showed good burst on his five touches last Monday night, something Langford hasn't displayed much of in his career. Howard also broke a tackle, which is one more than Langford has broken all season on 31 touches. Howard is worthy of a bench stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:47 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Wilson says he's 'definitely feeling better'
    Russell Wilson (ankle) said he's "definitely feeling better" this week.

    Advice: Wilson admitted last week's game against the Rams was "a battle." He's been playing through a high-ankle sprain, which is no small task. Wilson has practiced fully this week and has a nice matchup against the lowly Niners in Week 3. He should be in for a bounce-back game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Antonio Gates (hamstring) sits again Thursday
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: The Union-Tribune San Diego is pessimistic about Gates' odds of suiting up. If Gates sits, rookie Hunter Henry would be in line for the start against the Colts. Gates owners need to be making other plans at tight end. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (groin) expected to miss Week 3?
    Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV Philadelphia said "don't expect" Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) to play against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is also a long shot for Week 3. Neither have been practicing. Ertz said Thursday that he's still "in a lot of pain," suggesting he hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a displaced rib. Trey Burton drew the start and tallied 49 yards on five catches with Ertz sidelined against the Bears in Week 2. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) still 'in a lot of pain'
    Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) said he is still "in a lot of pain."

    Advice: "There’s a lot of stuff behind that rib," Ertz said when asked about the risk of playing through the injury. "If it was a lower rib where the pain is now, I’d easily be able to play last week." Coach Doug Pederson has said Ertz will be a game-time call, but he missed practice again Thursday and it seems unlikely he suits up this week. Trey Burton should once again play a big role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Peterson has no additional issues in knee
    Adrian Peterson underwent surgery to repair his torn meniscus Thursday morning.

    Advice: Peterson had his meniscus repaired, which means he is likely looking at a multi-month recovery. ESPN had reported Peterson was also dealing with a torn LCL, but the Vikings said, "There were no additional injuries or issues noted in or surrounding the knee joint during the surgical procedure." Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will split the backfield work with Peterson sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:18 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • A. Gates considered 'uncertain' for Week 3
    The San Diego Union-Tribune considers Antonio Gates' (hamstring) status "uncertain" for Week 3 at Indianapolis.

    Advice: The Chargers signed TE Austin Traylor to their practice squad on Tuesday, possibly hinting Gates' absence from Wednesday's practice was more than a day of veteran rest. Beat writer Michael Gehlken suggests fellow practice squad TE Asante Cleveland could be promoted to the 53-man roster before Sunday, "perhaps with Gates inactive." It sounds like Gates' fantasy owners need to have a fallback plan in place. Jacob Tamme (@ NO), Jesse James (@ PHI), Jared Cook (vs. DET), and Jack Doyle (vs. SD) are all viable Week 3 streamers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Russell Wilson (ankle) practicing in full
    Russell Wilson (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is ahead of where he was at this point last week. Wilson has been playing through a high-ankle sprain. He has a plus matchup against the Niners in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Antonio Gates (hamstring) misses practice
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not clear when the injury happened, as Gates played into the fourth quarter in last week's blowout win. The Chargers added a tight end to their practice squad, suggesting there's some concern over his status. Hunter Henry would be a Week 3 streaming option if Gates is held out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Reid thinks 'another week' will help Charles
    When asked about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "another week is going to help him."

    Advice: Reid said Charles could play "today or tomorrow," but it looks like the Chiefs will err on the side of caution by keeping him out one more week. Charles practiced with the scout team on Wednesday, just as he did last week. With Charles a long shot for Sunday, Spencer Ware should see another heavy workload against the Jets in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Bears rookie RB Howard to see increased role?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs "would not be surprised" if Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard "sees his role grow soon."

    Advice: Biggs notes Howard impressed in the Bears' preseason finale -- 16 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown with two catches for 33 -- and also provided a brief spark in the Monday night Week 2 loss to the Eagles with gains of eight, 10, and four yards on his three carries. He also caught both of his pass-game targets. Jeremy Langford has been brutal through two games, averaging 3.0 YPC with a lost fumble. He's not making defenders miss. Biggs "would like to see" Howard get 12-plus carries Week 3 at the Cowboys. He may get a chance to pass Langford in short order. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles again w/ scout team Wednesday
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is again working with the scout team at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid said Charles is getting better every day, and he'll get a couple first-team reps at Wednesday's practice. But he's still not ready. Odds are it will be Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:06 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Adrian Peterson needs surgery, out 3-4 months
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Adrian Peterson will undergo surgery to repair his torn meniscus on Thursday and will be out a "minimum" of 3-4 months.

    Advice: Peterson has a "bucket handle tear." He's likely headed to season-ending I.R. with a recovery that "usually" requires six months. At best, it sounds like Peterson could maybe play in the playoffs if the Vikings make it. But in all likelihood, this is Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata's backfield for the remainder of 2016. With just one year left on his contract and set to count $18 million against the cap in 2017, we may have seen Peterson's last carry in a Vikings uniform. He'll turn 32 next March with two serious knee injuries on his record. The Vikings can clear all $18 million off the salary cap by releasing Peterson after the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Zach Ertz not practicing Wednesday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Doug Pederson has already said Ertz will be a game-time call this week. If he can't go, Trey Burton will again be the Eagles' pass-catching tight end after posting a 5-49-1 line on seven targets Monday night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Vikings preparing for Peterson to miss Week 3
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Vikings are preparing as if Adrian Peterson (knee) will miss Week 3 against the Panthers.

    Advice: According to Werder, depending on how the Vikings treat Peterson's torn meniscus, he could be out as little as 1-3 weeks. But as of Wednesday morning, the team is still soliciting opinions on the knee. In Peterson's absence, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will split the work, with Asiata the best bet for red-zone and goal-line work. McKinnon is the big-play threat between the 20s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:42 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Ertz (ribs) to be a game-time decision in Week 3
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Zach Ertz (ribs) will be a game-time decision against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Ertz sat out practice last week and didn't suit up for Monday night's game in Chicago. Trey Burton drew the start in his place and played reasonably well, hauling in five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Pederson said cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also be a game-time decision for Week 3. Daily Slant: Assuming Ertz sits out again this week, Trey Burton will be a fine GPP play at the TE position against a Steelers defense that has been picked on in that regard over the first two games. Cincinnati targeted their TEs a total of 12 times, and while those were turned into just 44 yards, they barely missed on some TD opportunities. Jordan Reed saw 11 targets against this defense in Week 1. Burton tied for 2nd on the team in targets Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • AD's timetable depends on course of action
    The timetable for Adrian Peterson's return from a torn meniscus will depend on the severity of the injury and how the doctors choose to treat it.

    Advice: The best-case scenario would be for Peterson to avoid surgery, which could allow him to return in a couple weeks. Peterson has two options if he needs to go under the knife. Having the meniscus trimmed or removed could allow him to come back as early as Week 7, but that surgery is unlikely to offer a complete recovery. If Peterson chooses to have the meniscus repaired, he could be looking at a 3-4 month timetable. Until all of those decisions are made, Peterson's status is completely up in the air. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Jordan Howard rushes for 22 yards in MNF loss
    Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed three times for 22 yards in Chicago's Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Howard was active for the Week 1 opener but didn't play a snap. That changed Monday night after Ka'Deem Carey left with a hamstring injury and Jeremy Langford again failed to impress with an 11-28-1 rushing line and a lost fumble at midfield in the fourth quarter. Howard rushed for gains of eight, 10, and four yards and also caught both of his targets for nine yards. On limited snaps, he looked far better than Langford has at any point through two games. He's worth adding right now in 14-team leagues with Langford's grip loosening on the starting job. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Langford struggles again, loses fumble on MNF
    Jeremy Langford rushed for just 28 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in the Bears' 29-14, Week 2 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

    Advice: He caught one pass for six yards on two targets. After struggling Week 1 against the Texans (17-57-1), Langford was much worse on Monday night. He lucked into his one-yard touchdown after Alshon Jeffery did all the dirty work on the drive, catching a 49-yard deep ball and then drawing a DPI penalty in the end zone to set up Langford's vulture score. Langford dominated Week 1 snaps, as Ka'Deem Carey played just two and rookie Jordan Howard saw zero. But all three running backs were involved against the Eagles. Carey and Langford split snaps in the first quarter, and Howard turned in the best rushing line with a 3-22 mark. Langford lost a fumble at the start of the fourth quarter and only played one or two more snaps the rest of the way. He's losing a grip on the starting job. Coach John Fox called him out after the Week 1 loss and won't be happy with this one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:36 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (64th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews scores two goal-line TDs in win
    Ryan Mathews rushed nine times for 32 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 29-14, Week 2 win over the Bears on Monday night.

    Advice: The yardage and touch total wasn't there for Mathews, and he only carried the ball two times for five yards in the first half. (Darren Sproles handled five carries for 13 yards before the break.) But Mathews converted two carries at the goal line for three- and one-yard touchdowns. On his three-yard score, Mathews was stuffed at the one, but bounced off the tackle to the outside and into the end zone. His one-yarder was a walk-in score on a sweep to the left. The Eagles' infatuation with Sproles as a ball carrier is frustrating for Mathews owners, but he has three touchdowns through two games. Things won't be as easy next week at home against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Charles not yet confident in his knee
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles (knee) "told him directly last week that he wasn't quite ready to play."

    Advice: Charles clearly wasn't confident enough in his surgically repaired knee to give it a go against the Texans, and Reid remained noncommittal when asked if Charles will be ready to face the Jets. Once Charles is active for games, the Chiefs figure to ease him in slowly in a rotation alongside Spencer Ware. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Adrian Peterson diagnosed with torn meniscus
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced that Adrian Peterson has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus.

    Advice: It could have been a lot worse, though it's still likely Peterson is looking at a multi-week absence. Zimmer didn't completely dismiss the idea of Peterson playing against the Panthers in Week 3, but given the nature of his injury, we'd consider that an extreme long shot. With Peterson sidelined for most of the second half, Matt Asiata out-touched Jerick McKinnon 7-3 against the Packers in Week 2. Both are worth a speculative add. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 11:50 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Reid won't commit to Charles for Week 3
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid was noncommittal about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3.

    Advice: Reid acknowledged that Charles "looked better" at practice last week but wouldn't commit to a return date. Spencer Ware came back to Earth a bit in Week 2 and ESPN's Adam Schefter has already reported that KC's plan is to have Charles back for Sunday's game against the Jets. If Charles plays, he'll likely be in a committee with Ware. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 10:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Wilson hopes ankle 'will feel amazing' by Sun
    Russell Wilson said he hopes his injured ankle "will feel amazing" when he plays the 49ers this Sunday.

    Advice: "I feel pretty strong right now already," Wilson said. "Just keep icing it, keep praying and keep working." Reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Wilson was not his normal self in the Week 2 loss to the Rams. With the offensive line a mess, the entire offense will struggle as long as Wilson is compromised. Luckily, playing San Francisco at home is a great time to get healthy. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 7:19 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Zimmer suggests Peterson has minor injury
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer did not sound terribly concerned about Adrian Peterson's knee in the post-game press conference.

    Advice: "He might miss a week. I don't know if he will or not," Zimmer said. "Whatever it was has calmed down now, so we'll see." Peterson reportedly has some ligament damage, but it sounds like he is dealing with just a sprain. Considering how bad the injury looked when he was hobbling into the locker room, a sprain might be the best possible outcome. He still could miss a few games, but it looks more and more like Peterson will be back this year. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 5:05 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Report: Peterson (knee) has ligament damage
    A source told Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that Adrian Peterson has some ligament damage in his right knee.

    Advice: Cole says "there is confidence he'll play again this year," but Peterson is likely staring at a multi-week absence. USA Today's Tom Pelissero reported Peterson "didn't have that much swelling" and he is able to extend his leg. It sounds like Peterson may have a sprained MCL or something similar. The Vikings were struggling mightily to run the ball before Peterson's injury and had a ton of success in the passing game when he went out. We would not be surprised if Minnesota became more of a pass-oriented team going forward. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 10:38 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2373rd)
     
  • Antonio Gates finds the end zone Week 2
    Antonio Gates caught 3-of-5 targets for 15 yards and a touchdown Week 2 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Gates found the end zone on a screen/pick play at the goal line in the second quarter. The score was the 105th of his illustrious career, and he was just inches away from adding the 106th in the fourth quarter. Gates is nothing but a touchdown-or-bust option at this point in his career, but he is as good a touchdown bet as any. He will be a must-start option against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • John Brown has two grabs through three games
    John Brown caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 2 thrashing of the Bucs.

    Advice: Once again, Brown was a distant third behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. He got out-targeted by Darren Fells, and watched Jaron Brown score a 51-yard touchdown. Brown has shown the potential to be an elite playmaker, but he simply doesn't have a fantasy viable role right now. He's caught two passes on seven targets through two games. He remains worth stashing in 12-team leagues because of his upside, but won't be startable against the Bills in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:56 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Russell Wilson doesn't lead TD drive vs. Rams
    Russell Wilson completed 22-of-35 passes for 254 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Seahawks' 9-3, Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: He rushed for 14 yards on five attempts, but Wilson was clearly limited by his ankle injury. Wilson had his ankles heavily taped, and FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Wilson is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Wilson delivered a couple good deep balls to Tyler Lockett, picking up 35 and 53 yards on them, but that was about it. The Rams' front four was living in the Seahawks' backfield most of the afternoon, sacking Wilson two times and hitting him a number of times. Wilson will look to get his season on the right track next week at home against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:23 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Kenyan Drake touches ball four times
    Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed two times for 12 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots, adding two receptions for six additional yards.

    Advice: Drake took advantage of a gaping hole for his touchdown. With Arian Foster (groin) looking likely to be sidelined for Week 3, Drake could form a timeshare with Jay Ajayi, but would be hard to trust as an RB3 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron catches rare touchdown
    Jordan Cameron caught 5-of-7 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: One of Cameron's missed connections was his weekly brutal drop. The touchdown was just his fourth as a Dolphin, while the yards were his most since last Week 2. There's little reason to believe Cameron will take any momentum into Week 3 against the Browns. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:31 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Newton shreds 49ers for 353 yards, 4 TDs
    Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Newton started off slow, throwing an interception on the opening drive. He lost a fumble and was checked for a minor hand injury, but didn’t miss any time. Newton connected with Kelvin Benjamin on two of his scores, and had deep TDs to Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess. He wasn't a huge factor in the run game, adding 37 yards on six carries. Newton passed Jake Delhomme as Carolina's all-time leader in pass touchdowns. Even in a tough matchup, Newton is a top-five quarterback play against Minnesota in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:55 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • After slow opener, Dez sees 12 targets in win
    Dez Bryant caught 7-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: The Cowboys made much more of an effort to get Bryant involved following his slow opener, sending seven targets his way in the first half. Bryant may continue to struggle with consistency with rookie Dak Prescott under center, however. He does have a terrific matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Bryant is best viewed as a high-ceiling, lowered-floor WR2 going forward. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:49 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Vereen out-touches Jennings 17-15 in Week 2
    Shane Vereen delivered 42 yards on 14 carries while snagging all three of his targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

    Advice: He committed the first of three Giants turnovers by coughing it up early in the second quarter. Despite the early miscue, Vereen went on to out-touch Rashad Jennings 17-15. Vereen even saw some red zone work in the second half but was stuffed for no gain on both of his goal-line totes. The 14 carries Vereen logged were more than he had in any game last season. In terms of his usage, we’d expect a regression to the mean next week against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.60 (44th)
     
  • Russell Wilson dealing with high ankle sprain
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "sources originally believed" Russell Wilson would miss multiple games with his high ankle sprain.

    Advice: According to RapSheet, "diligent rehab" allowed Wilson to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game in Los Angeles. RapSheet reports Wilson's foot was in a boot and in ice last Sunday night, he was jogging by Tuesday, and ultimately underwent "round-clock rehab" in order to play Sunday. It sounds like Wilson indeed had a legitimate injury that could compromise some of his mobility. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 9:27 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    23.29 (1st)
     
  • Charles among Chiefs' Week 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared Jamaal Charles (knee) inactive for Week 2 against the Texans.

    Advice: This was always expected, but a Sunday morning report pegs Week 3 as Charles' return date. He will likely be in a timeshare with Spencer Ware once he returns, but Charles will be a must-start option if active. Kansas City also declared ILB Sam Barrington, OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OG Parker Ehinger, CB Kenneth Acker, QB Tyler Bray, and WR De'Anthony Thomas inactive for Week 2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:40 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.74 (137th)
     
  • Cowboys working to get Dez more involved
    According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys are working to create new routes for Dez Bryant so that he can "get open quickly."

    Advice: The routes are also designed to make things simpler for Dak Prescott, who looked lost at times in Week 1. The Cowboys need to get Bryant more involved after only going to him four times in the opener. It looks like Bryant will avoid Josh Norman, which also boosts his fantasy stock. He's a high-upside WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Report: Josh Norman won't cover Dez Bryant
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Redskins CB Josh Norman won't shadow Dez Bryant in Week 2.

    Advice: Instead he'll be blanketed by Bashaud Breeland, who was torched by Antonio Brown in Monday's opener. Breeland is a capable corner but it's still a bit puzzling that the Redskins are content to leave Norman on one side of the field after breaking the bank for him this offseason. Dez is hoping for a bounce-back effort after catching just one pass in Week 1. Avoiding Norman secures his status as a WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Chargers expected to give Gates bigger role
    ESPN’s Eric Williams expects the Chargers to feature Antonio Gates more in the pass game.

    Advice: Gates was a Week 1 non-factor, catching three passes and playing 48-of-73 snaps. He projects for more third down and red-zone targets with Keenan Allen done for the year. Gates’ snaps should stay the same, but his weekly floor is higher. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 11:29 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1812th)
     
  • Fox critical of Langford's Week 1 performance
    Bears coach John Fox was critical of Jeremy Langford's performance Week 1.

    Advice: If Mike Clay does not RT this headline on Twitter, we will be disappointed. "Well, I think we blocked up some runs pretty well," Fox said. "That’s not an easy defense to run against, but I think there were some yards there, yards after the carry, I mean, yards after contact." Langford gained just 57 yards on 17 carries (3.35 YPC) against Houston after averaging just 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie. Langford will always struggle to create yards on his own, but he remains the clear lead back in Chicago. That said, it is fair to wonder how long that lasts if the running game continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 8:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (64th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out for MNF
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson officially ruled out Zach Ertz (ribs) for Monday night at the Bears.

    Advice: CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also sit out. With Ertz sidelined, Trey Burton is expected to see more work, but he is not a realistic streaming option outside of deep leagues. Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James are all solid replacements. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 7:46 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron (thigh) gets questionable tag
    Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Cameron practiced in full Friday. He’s a low-end TE2 for Sunday’s Patriots matchup. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 3:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) remains sidelined on Friday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) is not practicing Friday.

    Advice: Ertz is shaping up as an inactive for Monday night at the Bears. The Eagles' official injury report will come out Saturday. There are plenty of quality tight end streamers this week, including Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 8:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
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