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  • Seahawks shopping RB Christine Michael
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the Seahawks are shopping RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: With Fred Jackson now in the fold and promising rookie Thomas Rawls behind him on the depth chart, Michael is likely viewed as expendable. Inconsistency has always been Michael's modus operandi, and he reportedly was struggling with the same issues in training camp this year. Michael has a ton of natural ability, however, and would be an excellent pickup for a backfield lacking top-end talent. Dallas would be an interesting option. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Christian Ponder beaten out by Matt McGloin
    Raiders will release QB Christian Ponder.

    Advice: Signed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal in the offseason, Ponder's history with new Raiders OC Bill Musgrave couldn't save him from the chopping block. He was soundly outplayed by Matt McGloin in the preseason. The 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, 27-year-old Ponder's tendency to play scared and drop his eyes under duress has him on the verge of falling out of the NFL. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2710th)
     
  • Karlos Williams says he'll be ready for Wk 1
    Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) says he'll "most definitely" be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: "Definitely on special teams, try to work myself into the rotation as the week goes on," Williams said. "Try to get in there for the first game next week." Williams also described the accident that led to his surgery as "freak" and "delicate." Williams is in the driver's seat for No. 2 duties, but would be a part of a Week 1 committee were LeSean McCoy (hamstring) not ready. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.85 (2404th)
     
  • Karlos Williams favorite to back up McCoy
    WGR 550 Buffalo considers Karlos Williams the favorite to back up LeSean McCoy.

    Advice: The Bills cleared Williams for individual drills Friday after a surgical procedure sidelined him the last three weeks. Williams is the favorite for No. 2 duties with Fred Jackson gone, but would likely be part of a committee if McCoy isn’t ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.85 (2404th)
     
  • Cardinals sticking with K Chandler Catanzaro
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he is sticking with K Chandler Catanzaro.

    Advice: "No, I’m not concerned about [Catanzaro] and extra points so don’t worry. Don’t even give that question," Arians said. The second-year kicker missed two extra points in the team's final exhibition game and has missed 3-of-8 field goal attempts this preseason. He converted 29-of-33 his rookie year, however, including a 14-for-14 start. He should bounce back in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (213th)
     
  • No update on Victor Cruz's (calf) status
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he does not know when Victor Cruz (calf) will resume practicing.

    Advice: Cruz is "very much in doubt" for Week 1 after missing much of the preseason with inflammation in his calf. He is also coming off a devastating knee injury. Rueben Randle would handle No. 2 duties if Cruz is unable to go. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Ryan Lindley among Patriots cuts
    Patriots waived QB Ryan Lindley.

    Advice: Lindley is no longer needed with Tom Brady's suspension lifted. The Patriots will carry only two quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2486th)
     
  • Brandon Bostick works out for Jets
    Free agent TE Brandon Bostick worked out for the Jets.

    Advice: Bostick didn't make it past first-round cuts with Minnesota, catching just one pass in three preseason games. The Jets need tight end depth with Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) out for the year. Bostick could give OC Chan Gailey an H-back behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1923rd)
     
  • Cowboys waive RB Gus Johnson
    Cowboys waived RB Gus Johnson.

    Advice: The Houston Chronicle reports the Cowboys would like to stash Johnson on the practice squad. An undrafted rookie out of small-school Stephen F. Austin, Johnson rushed 37 times for 139 yards (3.75 YPC) and two touchdowns this preseason. Johnson isn't a flashy runner. He'll be a two-down grinder if he ever cracks a 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.32 (2638th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys not talking Montee Ball trade
    The Fort Worth-Star Telegram reports the Cowboys could have interest in Montee Ball if he's released.

    Advice: The Cowboys should be smart enough to know Ball is very likely to be waived by the Broncos, whereafter they could acquire him without giving up a draft pick. The Cowboys are not interested in parting with compensation to acquire Ball. Ball remains likely to end up on another team's roster by Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Report: 'No trade talks' with Cowboys, Ball
    A Cowboys source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the team has had "no trade talks" regarding Montee Ball.

    Advice: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also tweeted Friday that the rumor -- which originated from CBS 4 in Denver -- is "not true." The Broncos are known to be shopping Ball, but at the moment it doesn't appear Dallas has genuine interest. If the Broncos can't find a trade partner, it seems likely Ball will be waived. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Bucs send fifth-rounder Kenny Bell to I.R.
    Bucs placed WR Kenny Bell on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

    Advice: It's a bitter disappointment for a day-three pick who entered the league on a wave of momentum. Nebraska's all-time leading receiver, Bell tore up the Combine, and had an inside track on No. 3 duties. He missed the Bucs' final two preseason games, however, and wasn't shining in practice. Now set to "redshirt" his rookie year, Bell won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Karlos Williams practicing on Friday
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) took part in individual drills on Friday.

    Advice: The fifth-round rookie continues to trend in the right direction for next Sunday's opener. With Fred Jackson out of the picture, Williams could be returning as the Bills' No. 2 back, and perhaps even as Buffalo's starter with LeSean McCoy nursing a hamstring injury. He's not a bad stash at the end of benches. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.85 (2404th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys could trade for Montee Ball
    CBS 4 Denver's Vic Lombardi reports the Broncos are discussing a Montee Ball trade with the Cowboys.

    Advice: Ball had a highly unimpressive preseason in Denver's zone-rushing attack, but the Cowboys have long been high on his ability and could put him into a rotation with underwhelming Joseph Randle, and injury-prone Darren McFadden. We suspect Ball wouldn't cost more than a seventh-round pick. 24 years old, Ball has a 4.2 yards per carry average with 29 catches through two NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Tom Savage suffers 'severe' shoulder sprain
    Texans third-string QB Tom Savage suffered a "severe" right shoulder sprain in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: It's actually good news because the initial fears were Savage might have broken his collarbone or separated his throwing shoulder. Savage is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks. He's behind Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett in Houston. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2507th)
     
  • Bills waive QB Matt Simms
    Bills waived QB Matt Simms.

    Advice: Simms never had a legitimate chance to make the team and he solidified his release with a god-awful backwards pass/fumble in the preseason finale. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2447th)
     
  • Texans waive rookie RB Kenny Hilliard
    Texans waived RB Kenny Hilliard.

    Advice: Hilliard was the 235th pick in May's draft. He wasn't able to leap any of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, or Chris Polk on the depth chart but could resurface on the practice squad. Hilliard averaged just 2.3 YPC on 48 preseason totes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.97 (2598th)
     
  • Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi has cracked rib
    Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi suffered a cracked rib in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Ajayi can't stay off the trainer's table this summer after missing a large part of the beginning of training camp and the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury. The fifth-round rookie finished the exhibition season with 91 yards on 16 carries (5.6 YPC), displaying the running ability that had draftniks pegging him as a second-rounder. It's possible Ajayi goes to I.R. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.71 (2610th)
     
  • Bucs rookie WR Bell may head to I.R.
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell's hamstring injury is severe enough that it may land him on injured reserve.

    Advice: Bell missed the final two preseason games and has been outplayed by fringe receivers Russell Shepard, Rannell Hall, and Adam Humphries. The fifth-round rookie out of Nebraska was expected to compete with Louis Murphy for No. 3 receiver duties, but it sounds like his first season could be spent on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Jarryd Hayne totals 75 yards versus Bolts
    49ers RB/PR Jarryd Hayne rushed 10 times for 58 yards in Thursday's preseason finale, adding two catches for an additional 17 yards.

    Advice: The ex-rugby player made one of the plays of the game when he used the big-hit stick on Bolts DB Lowell Rose at the end of a 12-yard reception. Hayne was signed to primarily contribute on special teams, but he wraps up the preseason with 25 carries for 175 yards (7.00 YPC). Adept at making the first defender miss, Hayne's 53-man roster odds are looking mighty good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2672nd)
     
  • Christine Michael tallies 39 yards in finale
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 39 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: With Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin (ankle) sitting, Michael got the start, taking a handoff from Russell Wilson on the first play of the game. He ran well ahead of UDFA Thomas Rawls, and is clearly locked in as Seattle's No. 3 runner. The talented but inconsistent third-year back closes the book on the exhibition season with 32 carries for 118 yards (3.68 YPC). With Turbin highly questionable for the opener, Michael could get a golden opportunity to make an impression as Lynch's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Montee Ball struggles in roster audition
    Montee Ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards (1.7 YPC) in the Broncos' final preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous performance against second- and third-string defenders. Ball had one nice eight-yard run where he broke a tackle and gained extra yards, but after that he was the same sluggish back who has tumbled down the depth chart this preseason. It is difficult to see a future for Ball in Denver, and it would be surprising if he survives final cuts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Savage exits with apparent shoulder injury
    Texans QB Tom Savage exited the team's fourth preseason game with an apparent right shoulder (throwing) injury.

    Advice: Savage's shoulder was driven into the ground after he made a throw in the fourth quarter. He left to the locker room for X-rays and is done for the game. Savage completed 18-of-30 passes for 135 yards, two touchdowns and an interception before leaving. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2507th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi leaves with chest injury
    Jay Ajayi exited the Dolphins' preseason finale with a chest injury.

    Advice: He finished with nine carries for 66 yards and two receptions for 37 yards, including a 26-yarder. A forgotten man in Miami, Ajayi rotated with Mike Gillislee in this one and ran hard with the burst he showed at Boise State. Ajayi got off to a painfully slow start in training camp -- struggling in pass protection and battling a hamstring injury -- but if healthy should open the season on the 53-man roster, ideally ahead of LaMichael James and behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.71 (2610th)
     
  • Kenny Bell (hamstring) sitting out Thursday
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It appears to be just a day-to-day injury for the fifth rounder, but he's losing ground in his quest for No. 3 duties behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Even if he's healthy, Bell could end up a scratch for Week 1 if he's not in good enough shape. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Ball expected to get 'bulk of work' Thursday
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs will get the 'bulk of the work' in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Getting a lot of work in the fourth preseason game is never a good sign for a player's roster status. Ball has fallen way behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and even Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. At this point, he is just fighting for a roster spot. It is a fight he may end up losing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Victor Cruz 'very much in doubt' for Week 1
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano confirmed Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "very much in doubt" to play in Week 1.

    Advice: Cruz admitted Tuesday that his availability is in question, and at this point we'd bet against him suiting up Week 1 at Dallas. Rueben Randle would handle No. 2 duties behind Odell Beckham, with Preston Parker in the slot. Cruz has no timetable for return. He's an unlikely fantasy contributor in 2015. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Kenny Bell dealing with hamstring issue
    Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bell has been sidelined since Friday. Bell expressed optimism about testing the hamstring out in practice on Tuesday, but coach Lovie Smith shot it down, saying "You don't come back from hamstring injuries that quick." A fifth-rounder out of Nebraska, Bell is battling Louis Murphy for snaps behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Cruz less certain he will play in Week 1
    Victor Cruz (calf) is no longer certain he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: He's sitting out Thursday's preseason finale. "Nothing’s been set in stone in terms of playing that first week or not playing that first week," Cruz said. "I’m still excited for Week 1. That’s still the goal. That’s still the plan in my opinion." Cruz has been sidelined by a "minor" calf strain since mid-August and is not expected to practice this week. Cruz was already a risky fantasy bet coming off a devastating knee injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) says Giants being cautious
    Victor Cruz said the Giants are just being cautious with his strained calf.

    Advice: Cruz said the swelling has gone down. It would be a surprise if Cruz played in the final preseason game, but it sounds like he could be ready for Week 1. Coming off a devastating knee injury and now a preseason calf concern, Cruz is a risky bet to contribute this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Vikings cut Brandon Bostick
    Vikings released TE Brandon Bostick.

    Advice: The Vikings are going with Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, and Chase Dixon instead. Bostick was claimed off waivers from the division-rival Packers all the way back in February. He failed to make it even to final cuts in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1923rd)
     
  • Giants don't expect Cruz to practice this wk
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not expect Victor Cruz (calf) to practice this week.

    Advice: The Giants insist the injuries aren't related, but Cruz is coming back from a torn patellar tendon, an injury that frequently leads to "compensation" injuries in other areas of the body. Cruz has no known timetable for return. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Gus Johnson rushes for 12 yards vs. Vikings
    Cowboys RB Gus Johnson rushed five times for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: He "added" a zero-yard reception. The Cowboys' No. 4 back now has 21 carries for only 71 yards (3.38 YPC) through three preseason games. He should get major run in Thursday's finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.32 (2638th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) sitting out on Saturday
    Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Karlos Williams spotted at team facilities
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) was spotted at team facilities on Thursday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Rodak, the fifth-round rookie was walking with a "slight limp." The Bills have yet to disclose what necessitated an emergency operation, but it was possibly appendicitis. Williams won't play in the preseason, but coach Rex Ryan has expressed confidence he'll be ready for Week 1. Williams had been making a push for No. 2 duties, but will now be no higher than No. 3, and quite possibly lower. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.85 (2404th)
     
  • Dependability, accountability C-Mike's issues
    Seahawks RBs coach Sherman Smith said dependability and accountability have been the issues holding back third-year RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: "It’s about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,’’ Smith said. "That’s always been his Achilles’ heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely no question about that. But we want him to become more dependable and more accountable.’’ Michael fumbled in the preseason opener, but coach Pete Carroll seems overall pleased with C-Mike. Despite rumblings that UDFA Thomas Rawls is pushing him, Michael appears locked in as the No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Victor Cruz confirms calf is the issue
    Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

    Advice: Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
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