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  • Mark Sanchez glued to clipboard Saturday
    Mark Sanchez didn't play in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The fact that Sanchez was glued to a clipboard for Denver's regular season dress rehearsal tells you all you need to know about his "competition" with Trevor Siemian, but it doesn't necessarily mean he will be cut. Sanchez is a known commodity to anyone who has watched NFL football since 2009. The Broncos needed to see as much of Siemian and Paxton Lynch as possible. Sanchez's release remains a distinct possibility, of course. Cutting him would save $4.5 million, and get the Broncos their seventh-round pick back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2712th)
     
  • Paxton Lynch sluggish in 3rd preseason game
    Paxton Lynch completed 6-of-13 passes for 57 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: He recorded one yard on four rushing attempts, though two were kneel-downs. It was a tepid effort for Lynch, who missed an opportunity to put distance between himself and Mark Sanchez, who is on the bubble. Lynch got off to a nice start by completing his first four passes but limped to the finish with seven misses over his last nine throws. To be fair, Lynch was playing with backups and the Broncos used a run-heavy approach featuring Devontae Booker and Ronnie Hillman. Lynch's longest completion came on a 17-yard screen to Booker. Lynch has shown flashes during preseason play but Trevor Siemian remains the odds-on favorite to start Week 1 against Carolina. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Pharoh Cooper catches one pass vs. Broncos
    Rams WR Pharoh Cooper caught one pass for 19 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Cooper's lone target came with the second-team offense. The fourth-round rookie has been working as the Rams' No. 3 receiver for most of the summer, but saw fewer looks than Brian Quick this evening. Regardless of whether he's No. 3 or 4, Cooper isn't on the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (1792nd)
     
  • Hillman goes 5-45-1 against Rams
    Ronnie Hillman rushed five times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Long an inconsistent back, Hillman flashed his trademark foot quickness and burst on a handful of nice runs as Hillman continues to fight for his roster life. He worked behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for the second straight game. In order to keep his job, Hillman may still need the Broncos to keep four backs. No. 4 runner Kapri Bibbs has more special teams value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • Brian Quick has three-catch night
    Brian Quick caught 3-of-3 targets for 15 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Quick spent some time with the first-team offense. Quick has had a horrendous preseason, catching only six passes for 55 yards and getting called out by coach Jeff Fisher for drops, but doesn't appear to be on the roster bubble. He is behind rookie Pharoh Cooper. Quick hasn't been the same since his severe 2014 shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Demaryius goes 4-63 in preseason game
    Demaryius Thomas caught 4-of-8 targets for 63 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Thomas looked to be in sync with Trevor Siemian and came down with a circus catch for 43 yards. Demaryius also had a 32-yard touchdown in the preseason opener, although it was delivered by Mark Sanchez. While he is still a viable WR2, Denver's quarterback woes keep Thomas out of our top-12 fantasy receivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.80 (71st)
     
  • Tavarres King has two-touchdown evening
    Tavarres King caught 2-of-3 targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in New York's third preseason game.

    Advice: Both of King's scores came with the second-team offense, but he was a rare highlight on an otherwise dismal offensive evening for the G-Men. King was really moving, almost looking like he was shot out of a cannon. It's possible he's in the mix for No. 4 receiver duties, but the Giants remain attached to Dwayne Harris. Whatever his role, King is well off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2135th)
     
  • Lance Kendricks goes 3-36 on 3 targets
    Rams TE Lance Kendricks caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in Saturday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Kendricks is the Rams' starting tight end, but rookie Tyler Higbee is coming hard after his job. While Kendricks' plus blocking ability should keep him active with the first-team offense, the Rams' shortage of passing volume as an offensive philosophy has Kendricks low on our list of TE2 targets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (193rd)
     
  • Seth Roberts hauls in only target Saturday
    Seth Roberts took his only target 15 yards Saturday night against the Titans.

    Advice: Roberts worked as the clear No. 3 receiver, but his only look came in the two-minute drill to close out the first half. The third-year UDFA will see inconsistent work behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but Roberts would be in for a big workload if anything ever happened to the starters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.17 (237th)
     
  • Victor Cruz catches one pass in return
    Victor Cruz caught 1-of-2 targets for four yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Making his first live appearance in nearly two years, Cruz was completely invisible, though it was far from all his fault. Cruz was open on his first target, but Eli Manning was wildly off target. Cruz finally got his grab against the Jets' second-team defense after the break. The first team had Manning on his heels all evening. The only real takeaway is that Cruz seemed to cut into Sterling Shepard's snaps, though it probably had something to do with the fact that the Giants needed to see what they have in their damaged-goods slot man. Cruz remains off the re-draft radar for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (240th)
     
  • Nikita Whitlock carted off with foot injury
    Giants FB Nikita Whitlock left Saturday's preseason game with a foot injury.

    Advice: He was carted off in the second half. The extent of his injury is unclear, though the timing couldn't be worse with Whitlock fighting for a roster spot. Whitlock was a strong lead blocker last year but was made expendable when the Giants signed Will Johnson to a two-year deal this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2359th)
     
  • Shane Vereen: Eight touches, 29 yards
    Shane Vereen rushed six times for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game, catching 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards.

    Advice: Vereen split each of the Giants' first three series with Rashad Jennings, though neither back was effective against a fired up Jets defense. Six carries will probably be Vereen's weekly cap this season. The third-down back — who whiffed on a blitz tonight, getting Eli Manning sacked — finishes August with eight carries for 22 yards, and three grabs for 24 yards. He's on the RB4/5 borderline in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.98 (159th)
     
  • Zach Zenner outplays Washington, Winn
    Zach Zenner had three carries for 13 yards in Detroit's third preseason game.

    Advice: Zenner outplayed both Dwayne Washington and George Winn, but has struggled this preseason. He remains the favorite to open the season as Detroit's No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.24 (2584th)
     
  • Mathews runs for 31 yards on 3 carries
    Ryan Mathews rushed for 31 yards on three carries in the Eagles' third preseason game.

    Advice: As expected, he was the first-team early-down back with Darren Sproles primarily playing on third downs. Talent has never been an obstacle for Mathews in his career. If he stays healthy, he will crush his sixth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (65th)
     
  • Eric Decker scores in preseason finale
    Eric Decker caught 1-of-5 targets for a 22-yard touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The red zone king beat sticky coverage from Janoris Jenkins on his score. Decker could have had another catch or two, but was victimized by inaccurate Ryan Fitzpatrick throws. He finishes August with two grabs for 35 yards and tonight's score. With at least 10 touchdowns in 3-of-4 seasons, Decker is a rock-solid WR2 for an offense that should throw a ton in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.02 (66th)
     
  • Bradford sharp in 3rd preseason game
    Sam Bradford completed 17-of-20 passes for 162 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Eagles' third preseason game.

    Advice: Bradford's interception wasn't his fault; Nelson Agholor dropped a pass that hit him in both hands and volleyballed it to Colts CB Darius Butler for the pick. The Colts' defense looked slow and bad on Saturday night, although to be fair they were playing without several starters. Bradford was comfortable amid little pass rush. He'll open the season as a low-ceiling, low-end QB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.11 (53rd)
     
  • Golden Tate has solid game against Baltimore
    Golden Tate caught 3-of-5 passes for 29 yards in Detroit's third preseason game.

    Advice: He started opposite Marvin Jones, with Anquan Boldin playing the slot. Tate saw fewer targets than Jones, but Detroit's offense is going to be wide open this season. Tate is a low-end WR2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (68th)
     
  • Lynch playing over Sanchez in dress rehearsal
    Paxton Lynch will be the Broncos' No. 2 quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

    Advice: Trevor Siemian will draw the start with Mark Sanchez slotting in as the third-string QB. The pieces of Denver's quarterback puzzle are starting to come together with Siemian the favorite to start Week 1 and Sanchez now fighting for his roster spot. Lynch has done some good things this preseason, completing 21-of-33 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He could put heat on Siemian with another strong showing on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Chip still claiming QB battle remains open
    49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to claim the team's quarterback competition remains open.

    Advice: Blaine Gabbert has done nothing to run with the job, but Colin Kaepernick has somehow done even less. All signs have pointed to Gabbert under center for the opener for weeks now. Kap has seemed checked out of San Francisco since last season, and has seen his on-field performance deteriorate at an alarming rate. All he's really accomplished this summer is setting off constitutional debates on Twitter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Travis Kelce goes for 37 yards Saturday
    Travis Kelce caught all three of his targets for 37 yards Saturday against the Bears.

    Advice: All three of his catches converted third downs including a great contested grab in the second quarter. Unlikely to play next week, Kelce finishes the preseason with six grabs for 61 yards. He is locked in as a top-five tight end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.04 (96th)
     
  • Albert Wilson works as the No. 3 receiver
    Albert Wilson converted 1-of-4 targets for four yards Saturday against the Bears.

    Advice: He added one yard on an end around early in the game. Wilson again worked behind Chris Conley in two-wide sets, and he did not help his case with a bad drop on a screen pass. He is unlikely to come into fantasy value this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.12 (2379th)
     
  • Kaepernick's base salary is guaranteed
    Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary became guaranteed when he was kept on the 49ers' roster through April 1.

    Advice: The 49ers also paid Kaepernick a $400,000 offseason workout bonus. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Grant Cohn has made a convincing case on Twitter that Kaepernick's release may be inevitable, but it would be a costly move for the 49ers. Dysfunction has reached new heights in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem
    Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem before Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: This is a non-story, but it is something the 49ers could use against Kap if they decide to move on. "The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony," the team said in a statement to Pro Football Talk. "In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem." In response to the "controversy," Kaepernick told NFL Network's Steve Wyche he is "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." The real story is Kaepernick was dreadful on the field Friday night, almost guaranteeing he will open the season as a backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Roberto Aguayo goes 6-for-6 Friday night
    Bucs second-round K Roberto Aguayo converted on field goals of 48 yards, 21 yards, and 27 yards Friday night against the Browns.

    Advice: He was also a perfect 3-for-3 on extra point attempts. Aguayo has had a rough go since the Bucs laughably traded up for him in the second round, so he needed this strong performance to get back on track. It is not Aguayo's fault the Bucs spent so much to get him, but he will likely have to cope with unrealistic expectations for at least the next several seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.77 (235th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell (knee) says he feels 'great'
    Le'Veon Bell said he felt "great" following his first live action since tearing two ligaments in his right knee last November.

    Advice: "I can only imagine how I'll feel in a month," he added. Bell rushed three times for 21 yards and caught all five of his targets for 37 yards in the third preseason game Friday night. He looks back to full strength, and he will return to elite-RB1 status once he is eligible to play Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2325th)
     
  • 'All signs' point to Gabbert as 49ers starter
    According to the Sacramento Bee, "all signs" point to Blaine Gabbert getting the Week 1 start versus Los Angeles.

    Advice: It's going to be a tough road for Blaine Train, who starts off versus the Rams, at the Panthers, and at the Seahawks. The 49ers then host the Cowboys and Cardinals in Weeks 4-5. Gabbert has done nothing to win the starting quarterback job this preseason, but no superior alternatives have stepped forward. Gabbert starting could be good news for the fantasy value of safety valve TE Vance McDonald. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.59 (63rd)
     
  • Chip: We haven't talked releasing Kaepernick
    Asked Friday night if the 49ers have considered releasing Colin Kaepernick, coach Chip Kelly replied, "There's never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick."

    Advice: Kaepernick was downright dreadful in Friday night's preseason game, looking entirely uncomfortable in new coach Chip Kelly's offense. If the 49ers aren't going to start Kaepernick, they have three options -- trade him, pay him $12 million not to play, or grant Kaepernick his release. If the 49ers opt to keep Kap around, that $12 million figure will be an awfully large bullet to bite. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • James Starks gets 8 touches Friday night
    James Starks rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught his lone target for a two-yard gain in the Packers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Eddie Lacy opened the game as the Packers' feature back, but Starks entered after Lacy left and wound up seeing nearly as many plays with Aaron Rodgers. Beat writers expect Lacy and Starks to open the season in an RBBC, with Lacy emerging as the bellcow as winter sets in. Either way, Starks is an undervalued asset who should be owned in all fantasy leagues. He can provide standalone scoring and would be an every-week starter if Fat Eddie went down. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (213th)
     
  • Quinton Patton 'rushes' for 3-yard touchdown
    49ers WR Quinton Patton "rushed" for a three-yard touchdown in Friday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: He was targeted once in the passing game, but it fell incomplete. Patton's touchdown came on a swing pass following a 27-yard run by Carlos Hyde. The score was recorded as a rushing play because Blaine Gabbert's pass was complete behind the line. Patton has been more involved than both Bruce Ellington and Torrey Smith this preseason. That, of course, isn't saying much. Ellington keeps getting hurt and Smith has drawn one measly preseason target. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (212th)
     
  • Kaepernick flubs big preseason opportunity
    Colin Kaepernick completed 2-of-6 passes for 14 yards and rushed four times for 18 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Playing behind Blaine Gabbert, Kaepernick failed to assert himself as a legit contender for the Week 1 starting job. While he made a few innocuous plays with his legs, Kaepernick looked uncomfortable in the pocket and failed to generate a single first down. Kaepernick remains likely to make starts at some point this year, but Gabbert will be the starter on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Gabbert gets quick hook after 2 drives
    Blaine Gabbert completed 2-of-3 passes for 14 yards and rushed twice for 15 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

    Advice: The Niners treated Gabbert like a locked-in starter, leaving him on the field for only two possessions. They also likely wanted to get a longer look at Colin Kaepernick, of course. Gabbert tossed a swing pass to Quinton Patton for a touchdown, but it was ruled a rushing score because the connection happened behind the line of scrimmage. Gabbert will likely start in Week 1 against the Rams, but he could enter the season on a short leash. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.59 (63rd)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell totals 58 yards on eight touches
    Suspended RB Le'Veon Bell rushed three times for 21 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 37 yards in the Steelers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Bell rotated with DeAngelo Williams equally, but was clearly the superior talent on the field. Coming off a torn PCL and MCL, Bell showed his trademark springy explosiveness, speed to get the corner, and elite versatility. When Bell returns from his three-game ban, he will be a top-five weekly play among fantasy running backs. Bell's ADP is currently in the late first round. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2325th)
     
  • 49ers starting Gabbert in 3rd preseason game
    Blaine Gabbert is expected to start the 49ers' third preseason game.

    Advice: As ESPN's Bob Holtzman notes, it's an "indication" Colin Kaepernick "will have to play really well" to win the 49ers' starting job. It won't be hard to play better than Gabbert, but Gabbert getting the start in the regular season dress rehearsal remains notable. Gabbert can probably still escape as the likely Week 1 starter if he plays competently and Kaepernick struggles at all. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.59 (63rd)
     
  • Zach Zenner 'consistently' the No. 3 back
    DetroitLions.com reports Zach Zenner has "consistently" been the No. 3 back in camp.

    Advice: The Lions admitted as much when they cut Stevan Ridley, but Zenner still has seventh-rounder Dwayne Washington and George Winn to contend with. Zenner has 11 carries for 28 yards (2.54 YPC) through Detroit's first two preseason games. Even with Ameer Abdullah yet to prove himself on early downs, Zenner is off the re-draft radar to begin the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.24 (2584th)
     
  • Kap believes he can still win starting job
    Colin Kaepernick said he believes he can still win the starting job.

    Advice: "Yeah, most definitely," Kaepernick said. "I’m going to go out and show everything I can these next two games and make sure I put my best foot forward to show this organization, this team, this coaching staff what I’m capable of." Kap's injury issues have given Blaine Gabbert a big head start, but he has not taken advantage of the opportunity through two preseason games. If Kaepernick shows well Friday, he could make things interesting. Kap has not played in an NFL game since November 8. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Del Rio on Seth Roberts: He's been OK
    Asked about Seth Roberts' training camp, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he's been "OK."

    Advice: Del Rio hinted he hasn't been thrilled with his No. 3 wideout's effort this summer. "I think he's starting to feel pushed a little bit, which is what we'd like to have," Del Rio said. Roberts' job isn't in danger, as there's no one who could realistically "push" him. Hopefully the third-year UDFA has gotten the message. Roberts scored five touchdowns on 55 targets last season, and drew praise from Derek Carr earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.17 (237th)
     
  • Koetter thinks Aguayo's struggles are mental
    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter believes second-round K Roberto Aguayo's struggles are mental.

    Advice: "I think [the struggles are mental] and I think he believes that," Koetter said. "We've talked to him. He knows what he has to do." The best kicker in the nation throughout his college career, a mental block is the only reason for Aguayo to be struggling as much as he is. The embattled kicker missed three more kicks in practice Tuesday, but Koetter said the team is not yet looking to bring in competition. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.77 (235th)
     
  • Broncos will not owe pick if Sanchez is cut
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the draft pick Denver traded for Mark Sanchez was a conditional pick.

    Advice: That means the Broncos will not owe the Eagles anything if they decide to release Sanchez at final cuts. After losing out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job, Sanchez now appears to be competing with rookie Paxton Lynch for his roster spot. The Broncos could also save $3.5 million by releasing Sanchez. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2712th)
     
  • Victor Cruz practicing fully Tuesday
    Victor Cruz (groin) is practicing fully on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach Ben McAdoo said the goal is for Cruz to play Saturday against the Jets. If he can, it would be his first game action in almost two years. As always, we will believe Cruz is able to play when we see him on the field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (240th)
     
  • Bucs rookie K Aguayo says confidence is down
    Bucs second-round K Roberto Aguayo admits his confidence is shaken "a little bit" after missing two field goals and an extra point through two preseason games.

    Advice: Aguayo is seeking outside help, conversing with longtime NFL K Ryan Longwell, ex-Bucs special teams coach Bill Miller, and a "mental coach." Aguayo never missed a field goal attempt under 40 yards in college, but has missed from 32 and 49 this summer. Aguayo should be fine, but the early returns on the trade up into the second round by GM Jason Licht aren't positive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.77 (235th)
     
  • Sanchez behind Siemian, may lose roster spot
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis confirms Mark Sanchez has fallen behind Trevor Siemian in the Broncos' quarterback battle.

    Advice: Sanchez is now in danger of losing the backup job to rookie Paxton Lynch. "The competition may no longer be Siemian vs. Sanchez," wrote Klis, "but Siemian vs. Lynch." Klis suggests Sanchez's roster spot isn't secure if he can't hold off Lynch due to a $4.5 million salary, all of which would come off of Denver's cap were Sanchez cut. Sanchez has committed three turnovers in limited action across two preseason appearances. Siemian and Lynch are both expected to play more snaps than Sanchez in the Broncos' regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2712th)
     
  • Kaepernick says his arm is 'back to normal'
    After returning to a full practice on Monday, Colin Kaepernick declared his previously "dead" arm "back to normal."

    Advice: The Sacramento Bee confirms Kaepernick is "on track" to get some playing time in this weekend's third exhibition game. Blaine Gabbert remains the favorite to start Week 1, but Kap could turn it into a competition if he turns it on late in the preseason. Gabbert has struggled in both practices and games. The 49ers' offense would have much more explosive potential with Kaepernick quarterbacking. It would be good news for Carlos Hyde and Torrey Smith. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Kaepernick (arm) resumes practicing Monday
    Colin Kaepernick (arm) took part in team drills on Monday.

    Advice: Kap is now on track for Friday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Packers. By nearly every account, Kap is not a legitimate contender in the 49ers' supposed quarterback competition. Kap has twice the physical skills of Blaine Gabbert, but his play has been in a steady downward spiral over the course of three coaching staffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Fisher: Brian Quick has had 'too many drops'
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher called out WR Brian Quick for his drops.

    Advice: "Your receivers have to catch it, not drop it," Fisher said. "He’s had too many drops, so he’s going to have to focus on that." Quick dropped two passes in the second preseason game and has failed to do anything of note through two games. He also appears to be behind rookie Pharoh Cooper on the depth chart. He does not need to be drafted in any format. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Tavarres King worked as No. 3 receiver
    Tavarres King worked as the Giants' No. 3 receiver in the second preseason game.

    Advice: He only managed to catch 1-of-3 targets for eight yards -- he just missed staying in bounds for what would have a been a long catch down the sideline -- but he saw significant work with the first-team offense. That spot will likely belong to Victor Cruz if he can get and stay healthy, but that is far from a given. King is not fantasy viable right now, but he is a name to watch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2135th)
     
  • Kelly: Kaepernick's arm is 'fine'
    49ers coach Chip Kelly insisted Sunday that Colin Kaepernick (arm) is "fine."

    Advice: Players who are "fine" can typically practice, something Kaepernick didn't do at all last week. "I think Kap is fine," said Kelly. "I saw Kap. He’s fine." Kelly "think(s)" Kaepernick will be able to practice on Monday. "He’s going to start throwing tomorrow and we’ll see how it goes, see how he progresses." Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • 'Surprise' if Ronnie Hillman makes Broncos 53
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis says it would be a "surprise" if the Broncos kept Ronnie Hillman on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: The Broncos could take themselves off the hook for Hillman's $1.4 million base salary by releasing him near final cuts. Hillman has fallen to No. 3 on the running back depth chart behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, and has been outplayed by No. 4 back Kapri Bibbs. A team like the Colts might have interest in Hillman due to their tailback woes behind 33-year-old Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 4:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • Kubiak: Paxton Lynch could start in Week 1
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said first-round pick Paxton Lynch could start in Week 1.

    Advice: Neither Mark Sanchez nor Trevor Siemian has separated in the quarterback battle. At this point, it makes the most sense for the Broncos to start Lynch in their regular season dress rehearsal next week, and start him in Week 1 if he's at least competent. "He’s always been in the mix," Kubiak said of Lynch. "I just told you guys that he’s behind the other two from a knowledge standpoint, but we’ve been out there competing every day. Everybody is in competition to play." Sanchez has committed three turnovers this preseason. Siemian threw a pick six to 49ers S Eric Reid on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 11:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Roberto Aguayo struggling in preseason play
    Buccaneers second-round K Roberto Aguayo has missed two field goals and an extra point through two preseason games.

    Advice: In a controversial decision, the Bucs traded up to draft Aguayo in the second round of this year's draft, making him the earliest kicker to go since Mike Nugent in 2005. So far he's made just 3-of-5 field goals with misses from 32 and 49 yards out. "I wouldn't say [I'm] worried," said coach Dirk Koetter. "But this is the NFL, man. They're paid to make kicks. He knows it and I know it—everybody knows it." Aguayo was a three-time All-American at Florida State and should be able to turn things around despite getting off to a sluggish start. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.77 (235th)
     
  • Brian Quick sluggish in second preseason game
    Brian Quick absorbed 2-of-5 targets for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: His night also included a costly drop. Quick has failed to make an impact in either of his two preseason games (one catch for 13 yards last week versus Dallas) and wasn't even mentioned when coach Jeff Fisher spoke about the team's receiving corps last week. Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper seem to be locked in as the Rams' top three receivers, leaving Quick to battle Michael Thomas, Nelson Spruce and Paul McRoberts for one of the last few spots. Even if Quick survives final cuts, he won't carry any fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 5:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Pharoh Cooper catches 11-yard TD on Saturday
    Rams fourth-round WR Pharoh Cooper caught 1-of-2 targets for an 11-yard touchdown in Saturday night's second preseason game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Cooper worked as the Rams' No. 3 receiver alongside Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. The No. 117 overall pick in the draft, Cooper has essentially locked up a job in three-wide sets after coach Jeff Fisher said as much earlier this week. In this vanilla, run-first offense, Cooper's role isn't going to lead to much fantasy success. He's basically a thicker, slower version of Austin. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (1792nd)
     
  • Sanchez loses 2 fumbles in 2nd preseason game
    Mark Sanchez completed 10-of-17 passes for 120 yards and lost two fumbles in the Broncos' second preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: He now has three turnovers through two exhibition contests. On Saturday, Sanchez was more willing to challenge downfield than starter Trevor Siemian, but Sanchez absorbed three sacks, losing fumbles on two, and was his typically scattershot self across 20 pass dropbacks. The Broncos continue to have major quarterback concerns. Siemian also failed to separate himself in the competition, throwing a pick six to 49ers FS Eric Reid. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2712th)
     
  • Gabbert shows slight improvement Sat. night
    Blaine Gabbert completed 6-of-9 passes for 69 yards in the 49ers' second preseason game.

    Advice: It wasn't pretty, but it was an improvement on Gabbert's dreadful opener. As expected, Gabbert's completions have largely consisted of checkdowns and between-the-numbers throws. His favorite target has appeared to be Vance McDonald. Gabbert has targeted Carlos Hyde four times and completed none of them. Among 19 attempts in August, Gabbert has targeted Torrey Smith just once. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.59 (63rd)
     
  • Kaepernick throwing well in pre-game warm up
    Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) reportedly threw well in a pre-game warm up Saturday night.

    Advice: The highlight was a 55-yard bomb to Bruce Ellington. Kaepernick will not play Saturday, but it looks like he is getting close to full health. He should return to practice this week and is expected to play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 4:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Victor Cruz (groin) not playing Saturday
    Victor Cruz (groin) will not play in the second preseason game Saturday.

    Advice: He will do some work before the game, and the plan is for him to return to practice Monday. If all goes well, he could see time in the dress rehearsal next week, although all has rarely gone well for Cruz in the last two years. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (240th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell stays in Stage 2 of drug program
    As part of the settlement that reduced his four-game suspension to three games, Le'Veon Bell was kept in Stage 2 of the NFL's substance abuse program.

    Advice: This is a quietly big deal for Bell in Dynasty leagues. His next violation would not cost him ten games or a full season, which would've been the case had Bell advanced to Stage 3 of the substance abuse program. Instead, any future failed or missed test would only result in another four-game suspension. Expect to see Bell resume going in the late first round of fantasy drafts. DeAngelo Williams will only open the season starting three games, not four. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 12:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2325th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell's suspension cut to three games
    Le'Veon Bell's four-game suspension was reduced to three on appeal.

    Advice: Bell had little chance of having his suspension completely overturned after reportedly missing "several" drug tests, but the league cut him a break by knocking off one game. Now Bell will be eligible to play on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs on October 2. The extra game might give Bell's ADP a slight boost. He's been going early in the second round in most redraft leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2325th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (groin) traveling to Buffalo Saturday
    Victor Cruz (groin) will travel for the Giants' preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: So will Eli Apple (knee) and Justin Pugh (shoulder). Cruz wasn't on the field for Friday's 55-minute speed practice and remains a long shot to suit up Saturday in Buffalo. It's been one injury after another for Cruz, who has now gone 22 months since his last NFL appearance. If Cruz's absence extends into the regular season, it could open up slot snaps for special teams ace Dwayne Harris. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 11:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (240th)
     
  • Kubiak impressed by Lynch's fast progress
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is impressed by the progress first-round QB Paxton Lynch has shown throughout training camp.

    Advice: "I think he’s gotten better," said Kubiak. "He’s getting faster in what he’s doing." Lynch played well in last week's preseason opener, dicing up the Bears for 74 yards on 6-of-7 passing. The rookie did take three sacks and is still very much a work in progress. Lynch is the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback right now but Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are both vulnerable. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
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