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  • Garoppolo & Brissett both practicing Thursday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) both were at practice Thursday.

    Advice: Both were limited on Wednesday. It was just a walkthrough, but it is looking more and more likely Garoppolo will play Sunday. He will be a solid streaming option at home against the Bills. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Cooter: Golden Tate will see more targets
    Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said Golden Tate will see more targets moving forward.

    Advice: Targets are not really the problem for Tate, who is on pace for 117 through three games. The problem is he is averaging just 7.2 yards per reception a season after gaining just nine yards per catch. Tate has the after-catch skills to break a couple big plays, but his usage limits his yardage upside. Marvin Jones will remain the clear No. 1 in Detroit. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.17 (123rd)
     
  • Cooter: Dwayne Washington building confidence
    Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said Dwayne Washington is "building confidence" with the coaching staff.

    Advice: Beat reporters have been talking all week about Washington seeing more carries, and now his coordinator says he is building confidence. All signs are pointing to Washington having a bigger role after outplaying Theo Riddick last week. He is a great upside play in a plus matchup against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.82 (171st)
     
  • Garrett: Bryant will not practice Thursday
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant (knee) will not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is not surprising. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has said Bryant is a "long-shot" to play against the 49ers, and he could be looking at a multi-week absence. Cole Beasley and Brice Butler are interesting names in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins not at practice Thursday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Watkins was expected to test out his foot either Wednesday or today, so his absence is not a great sign. It is possible he returns to the practice field Friday, but his Week 4 chances are not looking good. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Eric Decker not practicing again Thursday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Decker was on the field, but he did not even stretch with the team. His absence is not surprising considering he was headed for an MRI after missing Wednesday's session. It is extremely unlikely he suits up this week. Quincy Enunwa should see a big bump in targets with Decker sidelined, and he is available in a ton of leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Bowles will 'make sure' Marshall gets targets
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said the team will "make sure" Brandon Marshall gets the ball.

    Advice: "I’m sure (defenses are) paying attention to him; they were paying attention to him last year," Bowles said. "We just have to find better ways to get him the ball." Marshall does have 27 targets through three games, but he has caught just 12 of those for 160 yards and, most concerningly, zero touchdowns. Marshall places the blame on the offense "trying to be scientists" instead of just playing. With Eric Decker looking likely to miss some time with a shoulder injury, Marshall will have to be more effective moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Dirk Koetter says Bucs throwing 'too much'
    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the team has "thrown too much" in the last two games.

    Advice: Jameis Winston has thrown 110 times total in the last two games after attempting more than 40 passes just three times as a rookie. "For our team to be successful," Koetter said, "we can't be throwing in the 50s and we can't be running in the 20s." Game scripts and the injury to Doug Martin have certainly played a role in the pass-heavy approach, but Koetter knows he needs to reel it in. After the Bengals had success running at the Broncos last week, the Bucs could try a similar gameplan on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:43 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.19 (26th)
     
  • Jaguars OC vows to 'get this run game fixed'
    Jaguars OC Greg Olson vowed to "get this run game fixed."

    Advice: Running backs have averaged just 2.24 yards per carry for the Jaguars this season, and it did not get any better in Chris Ivory's return last week. The running game has a theoretical "get-right game" against the Colts on Sunday, but Indy played much better against the run last week and are starting to get healthy. With the offensive line in shambles, the Jaguars will struggle to run the ball all season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.34 (94th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron meeting with specialist
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron is scheduled to meet with a concussion specialist.

    Advice: Cameron has a long history with concussions and suffered yet another Week 3 against the Browns. He has already been ruled out for Week 4, and he could be looking at an extended absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (530th)
     
  • Dwayne Washington to see 'uptick in carries'
    DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman expects Dwayne Washington to see "an uptick in carries" against the Bears.

    Advice: Twentyman said Theo Riddick will still be involved, but the smart money is on Washington beginning to monopolize the early-down work. He was much more effective on the same number of carries last week and is a better fit for Ameer Abdullah's old role. Against a Bears front which has been decimated by injuries, Washington is a FLEX play with the upside for a lot more. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.82 (171st)
     
  • Brice Butler 'more confident' in offense
    Cowboys WR Brice Butler said he is "more confident" in the offense this season.

    Advice: The Cowboys traded for Butler after Dez Bryant broke his foot in the season opener last year. Butler did not do much while Bryant was out the first time, but he did manage eight catches for 134 yards over the final two weeks of the season. With Bryant likely to miss time again with a hairline fracture in his knee, Butler should get his chance in the starting lineup. He is an interesting sleeper against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.15 (327th)
     
  • Cam: Benjamin won't be held catch-less again
    Cam Newton said Kelvin Benjamin will not be held catch-less again after seeing just one fruitless target Week 3.

    Advice: "That can’t happen. That can’t happen," Newton said. "And if I’m speaking for it, that won’t happen again. He’s too good of a player." OC Mike Shula has blamed himself for Benjamin's goose-egg and said the team has to "find a way to get him the ball more." With both the coordinator and quarterback set on getting him targets, Benjamin should see plenty of passes thrown his way against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.36 (72nd)
     
  • Jets bring back WR/KR Jeremy Ross
    Jets re-signed WR/KR Jeremy Ross.

    Advice: With Jalin Marshall likely to miss some time with a shoulder injury, Ross will help out on kick returns. He also adds depth to a banged up receiver corps. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (616th)
     
  • Ben: Le'Veon Bell could see snaps at receiver
    Ben Roethlisberger hinted that Le'Veon Bell could be used more often in the slot this season.

    Advice: "We’re not going to take RB off the front of his name and put WR," Roethlisberger said, "but I definitely think he is one of our best receivers." Roethlisberger added the Steelers will use packages which get both Bell and DeAngelo Williams on the field together. We heard similar things last year, but Bell easily out-touched Williams 125-to-14 in his five healthy games. Bell is going to be the focal point of the offense as long as he is on the field, and some snaps at receiver will do nothing but help his value. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:34 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (33rd)
     
  • Brandon Marshall gets in full session Wed
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) got in a full practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Marshall only managed 27 yards in a horrendous day for the passing game Sunday, but he did not look any worse for wear. This full practice confirms he escaped the game without suffering any setbacks. He will play this week, and with Eric Decker looking likely to miss, Marshall should see a ton of targets. Even in a tough matchup with the Seahawks, he will remain a solid WR2. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Rapoport: 'Long-shot' Dez plays this week
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it is a "long-shot" Dez Bryant (knee) plays this week.

    Advice: Rapoport reports the Cowboys hope Bryant can play this week, but they are "aware" he could be looking at a "three-week injury." It would be surprising at this point if Bryant suited up against the 49ers, and he is questionable at best for Week 5 against the Bengals. Cole Beasley should see a ton of targets with Bryant sidelined, and Brice Butler is an interesting sleeper as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Report: Rashad Jennings unlikely to play
    ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb) is unlikely to play Monday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jennings' thumb has still not healed enough for him to catch the football or pass protect, so he will end up missing another week. Orleans Darkwa should get the start against Minnesota with Bobby Rainey handling some passing-down work. Rookie Paul Perkins could get involved as well. Even in a daunting matchup, Darkwa will be worth FLEX consideration this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Cowboys fine Dez for missing MRI, meetings
    The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have fined Dez Bryant for missing meetings and an MRI related to his knee injury.

    Advice: This explains why the Cowboys took so long to disclose the results of Bryant's MRI, which revealed a hairline fracture in his knee and will likely cost him multiple weeks. Specifically, the injury is a "hairline fracture of the tibial plateau on his right knee." It's unclear how much Bryant has been fined, but at least for now he seems to be in hot water with the organization. Hopefully, he will now focus on rehab and this is the last we hear of this. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Jets are 'concerned' about Decker (shoulder)
    ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets are "concerned" about Eric Decker's shoulder injury.

    Advice: Decker is headed for an MRI after missing Wednesday's practice. Per Cimini, the injury "sounds like it could be serious." Fantasy owners should be prepared to be without Decker this week and maybe much longer. Last week's loss to Kansas City ended Decker's six-game touchdown streak. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Decker's shoulder injury 'worse' after Week 3
    Coach Todd Bowles said Eric Decker aggravated his shoulder injury in the Week 3 loss to the Chiefs, and it's "worse" than it was before the game.

    Advice: Decker didn't practice Wednesday and needs an MRI. This doesn't sound good for his chances of playing Sunday against the Seahawks. If Decker can't go, Quincy Enunwa will be the No. 2 behind Brandon Marshall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Dez has fracture in knee, hopes to play at SF
    Coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be able to play Week 4 at the 49ers.

    Advice: Garrett called it a "day by day, week by week" thing, so who knows what that means. If we were to simply make an educated guess, we'd say Bryant doesn't play Sunday. Hairline fractures in the fibula, which is at the base of the leg rather than the knee, often require multiple weeks of recovery. Bryant didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:41 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett both practice Wednesday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) were both limited participants at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Garoppolo reportedly is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility" in his throwing shoulder, but he didn't look any worse for the wear while throwing at Wednesday's practice. He and Brissett split the first-team reps. Don't expect gamesman coach Bill Belichick to name a starter until the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins doesn't practice Wednesday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Watkins is expected to test his foot either today or Thursday and will then make a decision on his Week 4 status. His week isn't starting off on the right foot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • No word on knee, but Dez not practicing Wed
    Dez Bryant (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cowboys say Tuesday's MRI results aren't yet known. Yeah, okay, right. Beat writers remain in the dark regarding Bryant's injury and status. It's truly anybody's guess whether Bryant will play against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Garoppolo 'doesn't yet have mobility' in arm
    CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder."

    Advice: There have been reports Garoppolo has made steady progress, and the Patriots are "hopeful" he'll play Week 4 against the Bills, but it doesn't sound like he's anywhere near 100 percent. Meanwhile, rookie Jacoby Brissett (thumb) replied "oh yeah" when asked if he's feeling in tip-top shape. If the Patriots were to play today, Brissett would likely be the one under center. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Steelers happy with Le'Veon's conditioning
    The Steelers are happy with Le'Veon Bell's conditioning coming off suspension.

    Advice: "A guy that is highly conditioned over a 12 month calendar," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building. He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there." It's further indication the Steelers will have no qualms immediately employing Bell as a bell-cow. Bell is already a top-three option at running back. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (33rd)
     
  • Sammy Watkins testing foot later this week
    NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Sammy Watkins will test out his injured foot on Wednesday or Thursday, and that it will determine his Week 4 availability.

    Advice: Per Garofolo, "there are no structural issues" with Watkins' foot, and it remains "an issue of pain tolerance." Watkins tried to play through the injury on short rest in Week 2, but had a sub-par night against the Jets' leaky secondary. It sounds like Watkins will probably be listed as "DNP" on Wednesday. Even a limited session Thursday would have him tentatively on track to return against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Tomlin promises 'a lot' of Le'Veon in Week 4
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said to expect "a lot" of Le'Veon Bell against the Chiefs in Week 4.

    Advice: Rather than easing him in, it looks like Bell will be full throttle in his return from a three-game suspension. "Rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday," said Tomlin when asked about Bell's workload. DeAngelo Williams enjoyed a strong opener but fizzled out over the last two weeks. Bell is going to be heavily involved in every facet of the Pittsburgh offense and makes for a no-brainer RB1 in all formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (33rd)
     
  • Pats 'hopeful' Garoppolo will be ready for Week 4
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Meanwhile Brissett wasn't wearing any protective covering on his sprained thumb during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady makes his return in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Report: Dez expected to have MRI Tuesday
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Dez Bryant (knee) is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Owner Jerry Jones said on the radio Tuesday morning Bryant had not undergone an MRI, but he did leave open the possibility he would have one later in the day. It looks like the test will happen, but the fact they have waited suggests there is not much concern. At this point, Bryant should still be expected to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Dez hasn't had MRI, Jones thinks he will play
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (knee) has not undergone an MRI and is expected to play this week against the 49ers.

    Advice: Jones conceded Dez could have an MRI this week, but it does not sound like the team is concerned about his knee injury. His status for this week will become clearer after Wednesday's practice, but for now he should be expected to play. Dez will be a WR1 in a great matchup against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Dwayne Washington could see more work
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said "don't be surprised" if Dwayne Washington gets more work this week against the Bears.

    Advice: Coach Jim Caldwell blamed the line for Theo Riddick's struggles against the Packers, so they clearly have not given up the idea a career 3-YPC back handling the early-down work. Still, Washington was notably better as a runner against the Packers, and he should take on a bigger role soon enough. He already matched Riddick with 10 carries last week. Washington will be an upside FLEX play against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.82 (171st)
     
  • Panthers discuss Benjamin's catch-less game
    Panthers OC Mike Shula blamed himself for Kelvin Benjamin's catch-less Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin was blanketed by Minnesota's elite defense, drawing just one target. He was not shadowed by Vikings top CB Xavier Rhodes. "Yeah, we’ve got to find a way to get him the ball more," said Shula. "That starts with me. But we’ve got to make sure we’re doing it in a way that we’re not just trying to force him the ball." The squeaky wheel may get greased this week in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.36 (72nd)
     
  • Bills still 'wait and see' on Watkins playing
    Coach Rex Ryan said Monday he "can't say" whether Sammy Watkins (foot) will be ready for Week 4 at New England.

    Advice: Ryan said the Bills are still in "wait-and-see" mode regarding Watkins' playing availability week to week. The Bills will see how Watkins is feeling later in the week and make a decision thereafter. Watkins' injured foot was stepped on by a teammate last week. He may come down to a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Rashad Jennings returns this week
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • McAdoo: We'll evaluate Jennings all week
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

    Advice: Spoiler alert. Every injured player is evaluated throughout the week. The problem is Jennings' ability to contribute in the passing game, something that won't be magically cleared up after only one absence. There's likely renewed urgency to get Jennings back on the field, however, with the news that Shane Vereen is done for the season. The Giants don't have to issue an injury report until Thursday because they're playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron will miss Week 4 w/concussion
    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 will be an every-down player with Cameron out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:04 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (530th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • 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 Monday, 5:57 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (33rd)
     
  • 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 Sunday, 11:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • 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 Sunday, 9:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Jameis Winston throws for 405 yards in loss
    Jameis Winston completed 36-of-58 passes for 405 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Tampa Bay's 37-32, Week 3 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Winston's attempts and yardage totals were goosed by two final drives where he got to pick apart prevent defenses. The Bucs ended up with a chance to tie the game, but Winston took a sack on 2nd-and-10 from the Rams' 15. The Bucs were cost by absolutely awful clock management late. Winston's pick was a pass that bounced off Charles Sims' hands. Winston also lost a fumble, one that was housed for a 77-yard touchdown by the Rams. It was a much better performance than last week's five-turnover debacle, but Winston has looked a step slow with his thought process the past two weeks. He'll be a bottom-barrel QB2 against the Broncos' league-best defense in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:40 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.19 (26th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall catches 3-of-8 targets Wk 3
    Brandon Marshall hauled in 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Marshall sat out a few snaps, but he did not seem particularly limited by the knee injury which kept him out of practice most of the week. He was not given a chance on most of his targets, dropped another, and was questionably ruled out of bounds on a one-handed grab in the end zone in the second half. That catch would have made his fantasy day look a lot better, but the reality is no one on the Jets played well enough to deserve a good fantasy day. Marshall should play next week, but he has another tough date with the Seahawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:42 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Streak Over: Decker catches 1 for 31 in loss
    Eric Decker caught 1-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: And with this horrendous performance by the Jets offense, Decker’s streak of 18 consecutive games with 80 yards or a touchdown is snapped. Decker had just one target in the first half, and he did not get his first catch until early in the fourth quarter. Decker was targeted in the end zone in the second half, but Eric Berry went up high to break up the pass. Ryan Fitzpatrick was terrible Sunday, and it will not get any easier with the Seahawks coming to town next week. Still, Decker will be a good bet to start a new streak in that game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Golden Tate quiet again against Packers
    Golden Tate caught 4-of-6 targets for 40 yards Week 3 against the Packers.

    Advice: He "added" -8 yards on one carry. Tate has 13 catches through three games, but he has yet to top 45 yards or find the end zone. At this point, he is not even an exciting play in PPR formats. Marvin Jones is the clear No. 1 in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.17 (123rd)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon held to eight touches in Week 3
    T.J. Yeldon turned six carries into 17 yards and caught two-of-three targets for 11 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Yeldon drew the start but was ultimately out-touched by Chris Ivory 13-8. He had zero running room behind Jacksonville’s non-existent offensive line. At least he was on the field when Jacksonville was trailing in the fourth quarter, which figures to be a frequent occurrence this year. There hasn’t been much to like about Jacksonville’s running game this season. Yeldon should probably be avoided in fantasy next week, even in a plus matchup against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.34 (94th)
     
  • Dwayne Washington sparks rushing game in 1H
    Dwayne Washington rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught his only target for -3 yards Week 3 against the Packers.

    Advice: The final line does not look great, but Washington sparked a struggling running game once he was finally given a chance in the first half and looked like a dynamic weapon on the ground. He is clearly a much better option on early downs than Theo Riddick, and he should start to see more work moving forward. He will be a FLEX option in a great matchup next week against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.82 (171st)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin: Zero catches on one target
    Kelvin Benjamin was held without a catch on one target in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin's one and only target came with 2:34 remaining. The Panthers' offense was out of sync all day — no running game, no pass protection — but it was still a baffling effort. Cam Newton attempted 35 passes, targeting Greg Olsen 10 times. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it his mission to eliminate Benjamin, and succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. The WR1 overall through the season's first two weeks, Benjamin should bounce back as a borderline WR1 against the Falcons in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:41 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.36 (72nd)
     
  • Brandon Marshall officially active Week 3
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) is officially active for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Marshall is expected to be on a snap count, but he should see plenty of work on third downs and especially in the red zone. Those high-value snaps keep him in the WR2 conversation despite the limited work. New York declared ILB Erin Henderson, QB Bryce Petty, QB Christian Hackenberg, RB Troymaine Pope, CB Darryl Roberts, LB Mike Catapano, and OT Brandon Shell inactive for Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • 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 Sunday, 10:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (530th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins officially inactive vs. Arizona
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Saving fantasy owners from trying to play him against Patrick Peterson. Beyond Watkins, the Bills' Week 3 inactives list is CB Ronald Darby, WR Greg Salas, LT Cordy Glenn, OL Patrick Lewis, S Colt Anderson, and QB Cardale Jones. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo 'making progress'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "definitely making progress" and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4.

    Advice: Schefter reported earlier this week Garoppolo had "a chance" to be active, so this sounds like better news. Schefter also said the Patriots do not believe Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury is serious. It is starting to look like New England could have both quarterbacks next week against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall could be used situationally
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) could be used situationally Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Adam Schefter reported earlier Sunday Marshall would be on a snap count, so it would make sense to use him primarily on third downs and in the red zone. Cimini also floats the idea Marshall could be a decoy to occupy Marcus Peters. Even with Marshall active, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa should see a bump in targets. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Schefter: Brandon Marshall to have snap count
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) is expected to play at Kansas City, but he will be on a snap count.

    Advice: Schefter also tweeted something about the weather in Kansas City being "bad," although Weather.com has Arrowhead experiencing a 0-15 percent chance of rain with mild winds (8-10 MPH) and temperatures in the 70s during Sunday's game. We're not concerned about the weather at all. The snap-count concern should downgrade Marshall from a WR1 to a WR2/3, but snap counts do have a tendency to be thrown to the wind if a player starts hot. Schefter reported Marshall's knee "felt much better" on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) to be inactive vs. ARZ
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Watkins tweeted something Saturday night suggesting he was planning on playing, but it sounds like he failed to receive medical clearance. Schefter reports the Bills will turn to one-trick speedster Marquise Goodwin opposite Robert Woods. Losing Watkins is a huge downgrade to Tyrod Taylor's outlook in an already-tough matchup. Watkins can only be considered week to week. Battling a recurring foot injury, he'll likely be week to week for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall expected to play Sunday
    ESPN New York expects Brandon Marshall (questionable, knee/foot) to play Sunday.

    Advice: Marshall only got in one limited practice, but the missed reps aren't a huge concern to his Week 3 status. Marshall clearly isn't fully healthy despite playing through his knee injury last week and remains a game-time decision. He's trending toward being active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Tweet from Watkins indicates he plans to play
    A Saturday night tweet from Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) indicated he plans to play Sunday against Arizona.

    Advice: The tweet -- linked below -- reads, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day the Bills were "still holding out some hope" Watkins would give it a go against the Cardinals, despite Rex Ryan's Friday statement that chances were "not real good" Watkins would be able to play. If Watkins does play, he'll be a low-floor WR3 option against Patrick Peterson. The Bills' offense matches up poorly with the Cardinals' defense, which can shut down No. 1 receivers and the running game. Buffalo doesn't have much beyond that. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Bills 'holding out hope' for Sammy Watkins
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills are "still holding out some hope" Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) can play Sunday.

    Advice: It's not much of an update. Watkins will go through pre-game warmups, but all signs continue to point to him sitting out. Marquise Goodwin will start in base sets if Watkins doesn't play, with Charles Clay the favorite to lead Buffalo in targets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Giants confident Jennings can play with cast
    Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

    Advice: "It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Marshall says he is 'not where I want to be'
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot, questionable) said he is "not where I want to be" in his recovery.

    Advice: Marshall was able to get in a limited practice Friday, but he did not sound like a player confident about playing. "You want to be an asset to the team, not a liability. But I will do everything I can to be out there, and it will be coach’s decision," Marshall said. "The good thing is there’s still time." Marshall is shaping up as a true game-time decision in an afternoon kick. Owners need to have a backup plan in place. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Pats think Garoppolo could return in Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots believe Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "has a chance" to be ready in Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Schefter concedes it's "too early to say for sure," but Garoppolo will be under center if he's able, particularly following Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury. Tom Brady has one more game on suspension, then will return in Week 5. As of Thursday, however, Garoppolo was still in a "tremendous amount of pain" due to his throwing-arm injury. The Pats will sign a veteran quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Update: Rashad Jennings listed questionable
    The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings removed from injury report
    Rashad Jennings is no longer listed on the Giants' injury report.

    Advice: It means he practiced fully on Friday and the Giants no longer consider Jennings injured after he missed a fistful of snaps in New York's Week 2 win over New Orleans. Getting outplayed by Shane Vereen, Jennings will be a low-floor flex option in Week 3 against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Eric Decker returns to full practice
    Eric Decker (shoulder) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: He was held out on Wednesday, "limited" on Thursday, and "full" on Friday, which locks in Decker as a surefire bet to start against the Chiefs. Brandon Marshall (knee) is dinged, which could give Decker an uptick in Week 3 targets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • B-Marsh practices Friday, listed questionable
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) got in a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: After sitting Wednesday and Thursday, Friday's return bodes well for Marshall's chances of playing Sunday, though the Jets are still calling him a game-time decision. We'll have to keep an eye on him Sunday morning, but the Jets-Chiefs do have a late kickoff at 4:25 PM ET. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Chances 'not real good' Sammy Watkins plays
    Coach Rex Ryan admitted chances are "not real good" that Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) plays Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Despite having 10 days between games, Watkins isn't ready to play. He missed every practice this week after getting his surgically-repaired foot stepped on in a walkthrough earlier this week. He's officially questionable and will be a game-time decision. If he sits, the Cardinals D/ST will be an elite play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins misses another practice Friday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) was not present for the start of practice Friday.

    Advice: It's officially time to start worrying about his Week 3 availability. Watkins hasn't practiced at all this week, even after coming off a long week with 10 days between games. If Watkins doesn't play, the Bills will certainly feed LeSean McCoy at will. Charles Clay would become the default top pass-game target. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (79th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo officially inactive for TNF
    Patriots declared QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Texans.

    Advice: This was obvious from the get go, but the Pats really committed to the injury report shenanigans. Garoppolo's arm was dangling at his side Sunday. He was never going to be ready to go 96 hours later. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start, and is nothing more than a thoughts-and-prayers dart throw for DFS purposes. Also inactive for the Pats are RB D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe and TE AJ Derby. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo not expected to dress for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for Thursday Night Football.

    Advice: The idea was farcical from the beginning. The Patriots simply wanted to keep the narrative going. Garoppolo is barely 96 hours removed from wracking his shoulder, and was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as Tuesday. Jacoby Brissett will start, and apparently be backed up by a wildcatting Julian Edelman. Thursday could be a wild ride in New England. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings: Thumb issue could linger
    Rashad Jennings said his thumb injury is "better," but could "linger."

    Advice: We don't know how the injury will affect Jennings' game because he's yet to play through it. His pass catching could be compromised, but Shane Vereen already gets most of the Giants' backfield targets. We're not worried about the issue for Week 3. Jennings has a get-right matchup in the Redskins' soft run defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Eric Decker back at Jets practice on Thursday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Decker is going to be fine for Sunday's trip to Kansas City. He's a mid-range WR2 who will tick higher if Brandon Marshall (knee) can't go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Conflicting reports on Garoppolo's status
    ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is not expected to be in uniform Thursday night.

    Advice: This directly conflicts a report from NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, who said Garoppolo was expected to back up starter Jacoby Brissett. As has been the case all week, no one really knows what is going on. Garoppolo's status will not be cemented until inactives are announced this evening. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall not practicing Thursday
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: He did not have a helmet at the start of practice, indicating he will sit out another session. Marshall has said he will "need all the way up until pregame warmup" to see if he is ready, but he is trending in the wrong direction. He needs to get in at least some practice Friday to have a reasonable shot to play against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB
    NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) will suit up as a backup Thursday night.

    Advice: Garoppolo is reportedly still in "tremendous" pain and does not seem at all ready to play, but the Patriots will have him active in case of emergency. If something were to happen to starter Jacoby Brissett, it is still possible Julian Edelman would see snaps over Garoppolo. The Patriots are obviously hoping it does not come to that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Decker (shoulder) DNP on Wednesday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Decker expressed zero concern about his Week 3 availability earlier this week, so we're still expecting him to go Sunday against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Eric Decker: No concern about Week 3 status
    Eric Decker (shoulder) said he isn't concerned about his Week 3 status.

    Advice: "I'm fine," Decker said in a Tuesday radio interview. "I'm definitely playing." Coming off a dominant Week 2 effort, Decker has scored in both games this season. He's as solid of a WR2 as they come. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
  • Lions RB Dwayne Washington's role to expand
    Coach Jim Caldwell confirmed rookie RB Dwayne Washington's role will expand following Ameer Abdullah's foot injury.

    Advice: At 6-foot-1, 223, Washington brings a much different element to Detroit's rushing attack than Ameer Abdullah or Theo Riddick. Washington has six carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' first two games. "He was productive obviously on the carries that he had and I think he’s coming along," Caldwell said. "I think without question he’s certainly capable of giving us some unique production in his way because he’s a little different type of back." Expect Riddick to start against the Packers in Week 3, with Washington handling 8-12 carries off the bench and vulturing any goal-line opportunities. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:56 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.82 (171st)
     
  • Eric Decker dealing with a sore shoulder
    Eric Decker is dealing with a sore shoulder.

    Advice: He was in the trainer's room getting worked on while his teammates practiced on Monday. Decker played 72-of-77 snaps in Thursday night's win over Buffalo and led the team with 126 receiving yards. As long as he makes it back to practice by the end of the week, Decker should be fine for Sunday's Week 3 matchup against Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.27 (119th)
     
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