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  • Jimmy Graham still getting reps managed
    Jimmy Graham (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: Graham had an every-down role in Week 3, posting a 6/100/1 line. Seattle is just managing his reps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Oakland defense waking up?
    The Oakland defense turned in an improved performance in Week 3, sparked by rookie SS Karl Joseph.

    Advice: The Raiders finally installed Joseph in the starting lineup in Week 3, and the rookie responded with a team-high 10 tackles. After getting destroyed in consecutive games to begin the season, the Oakland defense held Tennessee to just 10 points while forcing three turnovers. The Raiders D/ST isn't an advised fantasy option in Week 4 at Baltimore, but this group has plenty of talent and should round into shape shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:41 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.47 (145th)
     
  • Denver pass rush excelling again
    The Denver defense has recorded at least three sacks in each game this season.

    Advice: The Broncos wrapped up Cincinnati's Andy Dalton four times in Week 3 despite the Bengals attempting to limit the impact of the Denver pass rush. "They were committed to the run, chipping us and doing those type of things. But then at the end of the day, we had four sacks out of our two outside guys between Shane (Ray) and Von (Miller)," said coach Gary Kubiak. The Broncos D/ST will be a top-tier fantasy option at Tampa Bay in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.35 (93rd)
     
  • Willie Snead (toe) starts week limited
    Willie Snead (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a good sign after Snead only got in one practice last week. Snead's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Zeke says he feels 'way more comfortable'
    Ezekiel Elliott said he feels "way more comfortable" in the Cowboys' offense than he did in Week 1.

    Advice: And it shows. After a turbulent first two weeks, Elliott exploded for 140 yards on 30 carries Sunday against Chicago. He's now tied for second in the league in rushing yards (274) and third in carries (71). "I'm a very improved player from Week 1," said Zeke. He has a great matchup against the Niners in Week 4. Consider him an RB1 going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry (shoulder) listed questionable
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Advice: Landry was held out Monday, but got in two limited practices. There's no concern over his Thursday night status. Landry is behind only Antonio Brown and Mike Evans in targets through three weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He's probably just dealing with a bruise. Crowell is third in the league in rushing and is averaging a robust 6.1 YPC. He has a splendid Week 4 date with the Redskins, who have been gashed by DeAngelo Williams, Shane Vereen, and Ezekiel Elliott the past three weeks. Crowell is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Gruden 'concerned' about Doctson's Achilles'
    Coach Jay Gruden said he's "very concerned" about Josh Doctson (Achilles').

    Advice: Doctson has taken a step back after getting in limited practices all last week. He ended up not feeling right in pregame warmups before the Giants game and was inactive. Gruden said Doctson will "take it easy" again this week. Though tests have shown no further damage, Doctson is week to week. He's looking like a long shot to make any meaningful year-one contributions. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Jay Cutler (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach John Fox has continued to label Cutler as day to day. We're unlikely to get a legitimate update on Cutler before the end of the week. The tentative expectation is that Brian Hoyer will get another start against the Lions. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Cary not practicing Wednesday
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not expected to play this week after going down early in Week 2. Jordan Howard will get the start, with Joique Bell and Raheem Mostert as backups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Julio Jones is practicing Wednesday
    Julio Jones (calf) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons went light on Wednesday coming off Monday night's win, but it's encouraging to see Jones out there the first day of the practice week. He'll look to rebound from last week's one-catch effort Sunday against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Chip Kelly still 'real confident' in Gabbert
    Coach Chip Kelly said he remains "real confident" in Blaine Gabbert as the starter.

    Advice: Gabbert is completing just 55.2 percent of his passes at 5.5 yards per attempt with a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. He simply isn't getting it done, as the 49ers have been rocked in two-straight games. Kelly said Colin Kaepernick will continue to be the No. 2 until he gets his body (gains weight) back to its 2013 form. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Josh Doctson not practicing Wednesday
    Josh Doctson (Achilles') is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a setback for Doctson after he got in a round of limited practices last week. He reportedly didn't feel right in Week 3 warmups and was inactive. Rashad Ross and Ryan Grant have been filling in as the Nos. 4 and 5 receivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Charcandrick West not practicing Wednesday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Spencer Ware badly out-snapped West 45-15 last week against the Jets, and this may be part of the reason. If West sits Week 4 against the Steelers and Jamaal Charles (knee) isn't ready, Ware could have a massive workload. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.20 (287th)
     
  • Kaepernick admits his weight loss is an issue
    Colin Kaepernick finally admitted that his loss of weight has become an issue.

    Advice: The 49ers haven't said how much Kaepernick weighs, but they admit he's not at his listed 225 pounds. And probably isn't close to it. Kap became a vegan last season, and his weight noticeably started to tumble. He has a plan to gain it back: "Eat food. And a lot of it." His fragile build is likely contributing to coach Chip Kelly not putting Kaepernick on the field. "To get the full Kap for what you need -- the potential that he has," Kelly said, "he needs to continue to just work on the physical aspect of things." Kelly has long been big on physical stature. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Falcons expect Julio Jones to practice more
    The Falcons expect Julio Jones (calf) to practice more in Week 4.

    Advice: Jones got in two DNPs and a "limited" before catching one pass for 16 yards against the Saints. It was a brutal letdown for fantasy owners, but one Jones escaped without setbacks. He'll be an elite WR1 for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry back at practice on Tuesday
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) returned to Dolphins practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Dolphins were just managing Landry's reps on Monday. He'll be good to go against a Bengals defense that's been surprisingly vulnerable against the pass thus far this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • 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: Gabbert better than Kap in practice
    Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports the 49ers are sticking with Blaine Gabbert in part because he is better in practice than Colin Kaepernick.

    Advice: Coach Chip Kelly insinuated Kaepernick could be given a shot to start when he is "100 percent." He was almost certainly talking about health, but Kaepernick could also still be behind with the playbook after sitting out most of the offseason. Neither of these quarterbacks is the answer, but the 49ers should at least give Kap a shot before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Julio Jones held to 1-16 line in blowout win
    Julio Jones was held to one catch for 16 yards on seven targets in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: Jones' seven targets were a team-high, but he and Matt Ryan just couldn't connect on much of anything on a night the Falcons' running backs -- Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman -- combined for 296 yards and four touchdowns dominated on offense. Jones came into the game with calf and ankle ailments, and he wasn't in on every offensive snap, but didn't look to be any worse for the wear. The Saints simply sold out to stop Jones, and the rest of the offense made them pay. Jones will look to bounce back next week at home against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Willie Snead officially inactive Monday night
    Willie Snead (toe) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Rookie Mike Thomas will fill in and play heavier snaps as the No. 2 receiver, while Brandon Coleman will see increased work in three-wide sets. Look for those two and Coby Fleener to be more prominent targets in the red zone. Also inactive for the Saints are S Kenny Vaccaro (ankle), LT Terron Armstead (knee), DT Tyeler Davison, WLB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Delvin Breaux, and TE Josh Hill. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Julio Jones (calf) 'good to go' Monday night
    Julio Jones (calf, ankle) is active and "good to go" for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Saints.

    Advice: There was never much doubt despite the questionable tag. Jones may not be 100 percent, but he came into the week as the elite WR1 play against a Saints defense that lost its Nos. 1 and 2 cornerbacks to injury Weeks 1 and 2. Hybrid S/slot CB Kenny Vaccaro (ankle) is also inactive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry listed as DNP on Monday report
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant in the Dolphins' Monday practice.

    Advice: The Dolphins didn't actually hold a practice, but the NFL requires teams playing on Thursday nights to issue would-be injury reports on Mondays. Landry went 7-120-1 against the Browns and wasn't known to be hurt. He played 96 percent of Miami's offensive snaps. Expect Landry to start at Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • John Fox: Jay Cutler (thumb) is 'day to day'
    Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.

    Advice: Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Kelly hints Kap could start at full health
    Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

    Advice: "I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:13 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Report: Willie Snead will not play Monday
    ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Saints WR Willie Snead (toe, questionable) will not play Monday night against the Falcons.

    Advice: This is not a huge surprise after Snead missed most of the practice week. With Snead out, rookie Michael Thomas and TE Coby Fleener should see more work in a great matchup. Thomas is available in over half of Yahoo leagues for players in need of a late replacement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:48 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Elliott runs for 140 yards in workhorse role
    Ezekiel Elliott had 30 carries for 140 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Elliott had two touchdowns vultured, including one to Lance Dunbar. Even with the offensive line missing multiple starters, he had a ton of running room all game. Elliott’s highlight was a hurdle over S Chris Prosinski at the end of a third quarter run. He didn't have any ball security issues after two fumbles last week. Elliott is locked in as a RB1 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham back: Drops 6-100-1 on 49ers
    Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-9 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Graham and Christine Michael were monsters in this one, giving Seattle a 37-3 lead before the 49ers chipped away in garbage time. Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon, Graham looked fully back to form by skying to make contested catches in the open field and appearing in excellent shape physically. Graham needs to be picked up in all fantasy leagues ahead of a Week 4 date with the Jets. He is back to being a full-time player in Seattle's offense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Gabbert continues to struggle in defeat
    Blaine Gabbert completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to Seattle.

    Advice: He added 22 yards on five scrambles. After the performance, Chip Kelly continued to insist that he never considered inserting Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers simply do not have a passing game with Gabbert under center, and they seem content to get their grills pushed in by opponents before piling up rushing stats late in blowout losses. In Week 4, Gabbert will be a low-end two-quarterback-league option against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • Landry posts 7/120/1 line on Browns
    Jarvis Landry caught 7-of-12 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Landry beat Tramon Williams for a 42-yard touchdown early in the second half. He also set up the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a perfectly run route. Landry has benefitted from Miami's pass-heavy playcalling, and is now up to 35 targets through three games. He's locked in as a WR2 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:31 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • Crowell runs for 79 yards on Miami
    Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 79 yards in Week 3 against Miami.

    Advice: Crowell was mostly held in check outside of a 25-yard run. He lost 10 carries to Duke Johnson, who was more effective on fewer touches. Crowell has a solid floor in Hue Jackson's run scheme in the few games where Cleveland isn't playing from behind, but is due for some regression. He remains a prime sell high candidate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Glazer: Julio full-go in Sunday's walkthrough
    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Julio Jones (calf, questionable) was a full-go in Sunday's walkthrough.

    Advice: Coach Dan Quinn reportedly told Glazer the Falcons expect Jones to play Monday night against the Saints, but they will test him again before the game. All signs have pointed to Jones being active this week, and this news just solidifies his status. He is an elite WR1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Josh Doctson late addition to inactive list
    Redskins declared WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') inactive for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Rashad Ross was originally listed as inactive, but he will be up instead of Doctson. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports Doctson's Achilles' did not feel good in warmups after being limited all week in practice. It does not sound like he suffered a setback, but his practice participation should be closely monitored this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Willie Snead (toe) game-time decision for MNF
    Willie Snead (questionable, toe) is a game-time decision for Week 3 against Atlanta.

    Advice: Snead's status is up in the air after missing most of the practice week. He's "hopeful" of playing, but knows it'll come down to how he feels Monday. Even if Snead starts, the late game and possibility of a setback make him a risky WR3 play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:02 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Julio Jones listed as questionable for MNF
    Julio Jones (calf) is listed as questionable for Monday night football.

    Advice: Jones has no doubt about his availability for Monday night. "I will play," he said. Julio is safe to fire up as an elite WR1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Julio Jones (calf) back at practice Saturday
    Julio Jones (calf) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Jones' participation was likely limited after sitting out Thursday and Friday, but coach Dan Quinn said he will play Monday night against the Saints barring any setbacks. Even at less than 100 percent, he is a must-start at New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell should keep lead-back job
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes Isaiah Crowell will continue to be the lead back moving forward.

    Advice: There was some concern Duke Johnson would take over as the lead back before the season, but Crowell has impressed with 195 yards and two scores through two weeks. Those numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Crowell earned 40 yards on three meaningless draws at the end of a loss Week 1, and he had an 85-yard touchdown last week. He has averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 26 carries. With the offense sure to nose dive with Cody Kessler under center, Crowell is a great sell high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.61 (69th)
     
  • Shanahan plans to keep spreading ball around
    Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan plans to keep spreading the ball around in the passing game.

    Advice: "You don’t have to force it into tough looks. You can go where the coverage tells you," Shanahan said. "You might not have the same numbers for [Julio Jones] and stuff, but I think the result ends up improving the offense." Julio has nine catches for 172 yards and two scores already this year, but he is on pace for just 104 targets after seeing 203 last season. That pace will certainly pick up, but it seems clear he is not going to be the target monster he was the last two years. Even so, he will be an elite WR1 if he suits up Monday night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Willie Snead misses second straight practice
    Updating a previous item, Willie Snead (toe) was held out of Saints practice on Friday.

    Advice: A previous report indicated Snead was suited up, but the Saints' official injury report had Snead not taking part. The Saints will hold another practice on Saturday ahead of Monday night's clash with the Falcons. Although beat writers have not expressed concern about Snead's availability, this remains a situation to closely monitor. The "toe" injury could conceivable indicate that Snead is dealing with a turf-toe sort of injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Willie Snead returns to Saints practice
    Willie Snead (toe) returned to Saints practice Friday.

    Advice: Snead was given Thursday's practice off, but he should be good to go for Monday night's tilt with Atlanta. Snead has settled in as an every-week WR2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Doctson (Achilles) questionable for Week 3
    Josh Doctson (Achilles) is questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Dotson has been a limited participant at practice this week. His status for Week 3 has never been in doubt, though the first-round rookie is little more than a role player at this point. Doctson is best viewed as a WR5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey listed as doubtful
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

    Advice: Rookie Jordan Howard is becoming a very interesting sleeper with Carey on the shelf and Jeremy Langford struggling. Carey left Monday night's loss to the Eagles and did not return. He has no known timetable to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) listed as doubtful for SNF
    Jay Cutler (thumb) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Cutler hasn't practiced since spraining his thumb on Monday Night Football and isn't going to play this week. His status is also in doubt for Week 4 against the Lions. The Bears will roll with journeyman Brian Hoyer at Jerry's World on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Julio Jones misses another practice on Friday
    Julio Jones (calf, ankle) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: While he hasn't practiced each of the past two days, coach Dan Quinn has expressed optimism about Jones' status for Monday night. We'd love to see him practice on Saturday, but by all accounts he should be good to go for Week 3. Despite the minor injuries, Jones is maybe the top WR1 of the week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:01 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Dan Quinn optimistic about Julio Jones
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn was optimistic talking about Julio Jones' (calf) status Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s making good progress as we are going," Quinn said. "We kind of just see his arrow keep going up as the week goes. ... Having the extra day this week has been a real plus for him, no doubt about it." Jones' injury isn't believed to be serious despite Thursday's missed practice. Owners can keep him locked in as an elite WR1 for a mouthwatering matchup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Snead's Thursday absence due to toe injury
    Willie Snead is dealing with a toe injury.

    Advice: It's what held Snead out of Thursday's practice. At least right now, we don't have reason to believe Snead will miss Monday's game against the Saints, but we need more information. Toe injuries are no laughing matter. Snead played 54-of-65 snaps against the Giants in Week 2. Even a "limited" session Friday would put him on track to play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:42 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Cutler 'politicking coaches' to play Week 3?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jay Cutler (thumb) is "pushing to play" Sunday, and "politicking" the coaching staff.

    Advice: We don't doubt it, but it seems pretty clear that Cutler won't be ready for Sunday Night Football. Master strategist, in his mind, John Fox has yet to rule his quarterback out, but all signs suggest it will be Brian Hoyer under center against the Cowboys. Daily Slant: Even if Cutler is somehow able to play, the Bears offense has been a mess and it's not likely to improve at all if Brian Hoyer is under center. The Cowboys D/ST unit isn't a cash game play this week, but they are an interesting GPP punt for a few reasons. The Bears have scored on just 13% of their possessions this season, the lowest rate in the league, and they've also lead the league in sack rate allowed (12.1%) on their drop backs. Getting pressure on the QB is paramount for D/ST success, as it breeds turnovers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Snead missing from Saints practice Thursday
    Willie Snead (undisclosed) was absent from the portion of Saints practice open to the media on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the Saints' first practice of the week, as they're playing in the Monday night game. It's possible Snead isn't injured and is away from the team on personal business, but that's not the most-likely scenario. It's also not the "veteran's day" portion of the season for a 23 year old. Snead's status will be updated soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Doctson gets in another 'limited' session
    Josh Doctson (Achilles') remained limited Thursday.

    Advice: The Redskins are likely just managing Doctson's reps after he barely practiced over the summer. Doctson is a WR5 as he gets his NFL feet wet. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo still in 'tremendous' pain
    The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is "still in a tremendous amount of pain."

    Advice: The Patriots tried to make it seem like Garoppolo had a chance to play Thursday night after spraining his AC joint over the weekend, but that was never going to happen. CSN New England's Michael Giardi reported earlier in the week a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair." It is likely Garoppolo sits out next week as well. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start with Garoppolo out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham (knee) limited Wednesday
    Jimmy Graham (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Seattle is managing his reps after he played on 82 percent of snaps last week. Graham is a low-end TE1 for Sunday's 49ers matchup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Josh Doctson (Achilles) limited Wednesday
    Josh Doctson (Achilles) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Doctson didn't look to suffer any setbacks in his return last week. Washington surprisingly featured him with three red-zone targets, but he failed to come down with any of them. Doctson should be fine for Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) expected to miss 2-3 weeks
    Jay Cutler's thumb injury is expected to cost him 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: This assumes the thumb heals normally. The Bears have been saying Cutler's right (throwing) thumb is only sprained, and called him day to day. He's clearly more week to week. Brian Hoyer will take over at quarterback with the Cowboys, Lions, Colts, and Jaguars next up on Chicago's schedule and needs to be added in two-QB leagues. Hoyer is a competent enough backup that Alshon Jeffery shouldn't be downgraded heavily. It's perhaps worth noting that Josh McCown outplayed Cutler when Cutler missed extensive time during the 2013 season with groin and hamstring injuries. Cutler has proven himself to be a bottom-tier NFL starter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Zeke Elliott's conditioning still an issue?
    Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus suggested that Ezekiel Elliott "doesn't look as explosive" as he did in college.

    Advice: It's hard to argue against for a back averaging 3.3 yards per carry after Elliott averaged 6.7 YPC at Ohio State. Elliott got nothing going against the Giants in Week 1 and only had a few nice runs in Week 2 against the Redskins. Broaddus suggested that Elliott's "conditioning doesn't look right" and later tweeted Elliott may be "kinda living life too much." There have been rumors Elliott isn't fully focused on football for awhile now. Elliott does have major breakout potential on Sunday Night Football against the Bears' injury-depleted defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Bears' Cutler day to day with sprained thumb
    Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb, and is day to day.

    Advice: Cutler does not need surgery. Even by his standards, Cutler was monumentally ineffective playing through the issue on Monday, so he's probably going to be held out for Week 3. The Bears guard injury information like the lost scrolls of Babylon (not an actual thing), so he could end up a "game-time decision," or some other nonsense. The Bears are playing in the Sunday night game, meaning Cutler won't be worth waiting on in two-quarterback leagues. Owners of Bears skill players should proceed as if Brian Hoyer will be under center against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham says he feels 'like a beast'
    Jimmy Graham said he felt "like a beast" after the Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: "I feel the same," Graham said. "So I'll play more and more and get more and more opportunities. I just want to be there for my guys and be there for my team." Clearly nearing full health, Graham played 82 percent of the offensive snaps (55-of-57) Week 2 after playing just 21 percent in the season opener. With the 49ers next up on the schedule, Graham is worth a start this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Jerry: Fumbles will not affect Elliott's work
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said fumbling issues "will not at all" affect Ezekiel Elliott's workload.

    Advice: Elliott was pulled after his second fumble against the Redskins on Sunday, but the Cowboys do not seem worried it is a long-term issue. "He fundamentally carries the ball really sound," Jones said. "He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won't get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is." Alfred Morris might be in line for more work, but Elliott will remain the clear workhorse moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Bears expecting 'lengthy absence' for Cutler
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears "are preparing for a lengthy absence" for Jay Cutler (throwing thumb).

    Advice: The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reported earlier Tuesday Cutler suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb Week 1. He aggravated the injury Monday night. It is possible he is headed for surgery. Brian Hoyer will start with Cutler sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jay Cutler has ligament damage in right thumb
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right (throwing) thumb.

    Advice: Cutler reportedly first suffered the injury Week 1 against the Texans before aggravating the issue against the Eagles. Cutler is expected to be evaluated on Tuesday, and it is possible he is held out a couple weeks after a poor showing while injured Monday night. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jay Cutler leaves MNF with right hand injury
    Jay Cutler exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Eagles with a right hand injury.

    Advice: Cutler appeared to injure his throwing hand while trying to step up and avoid a sack on the first possession of the third quarter. While climbing the pocket, he was hit and lost a fumble. Later in the third quarter, Cutler tossed a horrific interception to WLB Nigel Bradham deep in his own territory, setting the Eagles up at the two-yard line. Before leaving, Cutler completed 12-of-17 passes for 157 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. Brian Hoyer is now in the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey leaves with hamstring injury
    Ka'Deem Carey exited Week 2 against the Eagles with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Carey was splitting snaps with Jeremy Langford in the first quarter, but Carey quickly got hurt. Langford ended the first half with five yards and one touchdown on four carries. Rookie Jordan Howard got some reps in the third quarter. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Chip Kelly: I'm not yet considering QB change
    49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he is not yet considering a quarterback change.

    Advice: He probably will eventually, but not quite yet. The 49ers are second to last in the NFL in both yards per play (4.4) and yards per pass attempt (5.8), ahead of only the Rams in those categories. That includes a 75-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald. "He's our starter. I've got a lot of confidence in Blaine," said Kelly. "We're not thinking or talking about not having Blaine in there. It's about everybody on offense playing better right now." Kelly's mind may change following a Week 3 trip to Seattle's CenturyLink Field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott benched after second fumble
    Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap after his second fumble Sunday against the Redskins.

    Advice: Alfred Morris handled all of the work over the final 6:56, scoring the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jerry Jones said after the game he and the coaches are not worried about Elliott's fumbles, but the benching suggests otherwise. The rookie will remain the starter moving forward, but Morris could start to eat into his workload. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
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