• Moreno's conditioning is 'getting there'
    Coach Joe Philbin said he thinks Knowshon Moreno's conditioning is "getting there."

    Advice: Still coming off his lingering right knee injury, Moreno isn't in tip-top shape yet. It's put him in a very poor position to mount a challenge to Lamar Miller for the starting gig. We're expecting Moreno to be a change-of-pace back and pass-protection specialist in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    162nd
  • Jerry Jones: Randle has been outstanding
    Jerry Jones said Joe Randle is "really playing outstanding. That's not an exaggeration."

    Advice: Through two preseason games, Randle has rushed 20 times for 91 yards (4.55 YPC). He's ahead of Ryan Williams in their battle to stick as the third running back behind DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1804th
  • Adrian Peterson not expected to play Saturday
    Adrian Peterson is not expected to play in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: "I really don't see the need," coach Mike Zimmer said. Peterson didn't get any preseason carries last year either before rumbling for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games. He's the No. 3 overall player on our board. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    3rd
  • Kenjon Barner was getting abused in pass pro
    Kenjon Barner was reportedly "overmatched by nearly every linebacker and defensive back he lined up against" during Panthers camp.

    Advice: Barner added 15 pounds during the offseason, but still couldn't become adequate as a pass blocker. If he sticks with the Eagles, it will be largely due to his ability to contribute in the return game. Barner fell behind Fozzy Whittaker in Carolina and was going to get cut. Note that the Eagles won't even have to give up that seventh-round pick to the Panthers unless Barner is on the 46-man active roster for at least four games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2554th
  • Blake Bortles gets 7 or 8 first-team reps
    Blake Bortles received 7-8 first-team snaps during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: That was up from the three first-team reps Bortles took on Monday. The Jags are slowly bringing the No. 3 overall pick along while quietly avoiding the quarterback competition that went down in Cleveland. Through two preseason games, Bortles is 18-of-28 for 277 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, good for a 96.9 passer rating. We'd be a little surprised if he's not starting games for the Jags by Halloween. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • Johnny Manziel will open season as backup
    Browns first-round QB Johnny Manziel will open the season as a backup to Brian Hoyer.

    Advice: Unlike fellow rookie Blake Bortles, Manziel was given a fair shot to win the starting gig. He didn't seize it, showing immaturity on and off the field while averaging just 4.74 yards per attempt in two preseason games. "We're confident that Johnny is going to have a great future, but felt that Brian still had a decided edge on him," coach Mike Pettine said. While it's somewhat disappointing Manziel couldn't beat out a 29-year-old (in October) journeyman coming off an ACL tear, the future will likely come sooner than later. A QB change could come immediately following the Week 4 bye, especially if the Browns start 0-3. Their first three games are at PIT, vs. NO and vs. BAL. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Hoyer beats Johnny Manziel for starting job
    The Browns named Brian Hoyer their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: "He was the clear leader from the beginning. We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player," explained coach Mike Pettine. Johnny Manziel was unable to close the gap, starting with off-field distractions during OTA season and culminating with a pair of uninspiring preseason performances. Hoyer, who will turn 29 in October and is coming off an ACL tear, will now serve as a bridge starter until the Browns deem Manziel ready. We suspect that will come as soon Week 5, as Cleveland faces Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Baltimore before its Week 4 bye. Hoyer will be a decided underdog in each of those games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Chip on LeSean McCoy's turf toe: He's fine
    Coach Chip Kelly downplayed LeSean McCoy's "small version" of turf toe Tuesday.

    Advice: McCoy practiced in full Monday, a surefire sign that this ailment is nothing to worry about. If the Eagles' medical staff had any concern at all, they would have held him out as the regular season opener is more than two weeks away. "He's fine," Kelly said. "It's not as big of an issue as I think anybody has made it out to be. ... There's a lot of questions about a toe in August that I think is way overblown." Owners looking for protection can snag Chris Polk, although he has to get over his nagging hamstring injury soon to secure the backup job. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1st
  • Eagles acquire RB/KR Barner from Panthers
    Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

    Advice: The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2554th
  • Malcom Floyd 'runaway' MVP of Bolts camp
    The Union-Tribune San Diego calls Malcom Floyd the "runaway" MVP of Chargers camp.

    Advice: The UTSD gave Floyd the same designation for OTAs and minicamp. Going on 33 and coming off a season where he was limited to two games by a severe neck injury, Floyd isn't going to be a fantasy dynamo, but is worth monitoring as a WR5/6. Even if Floyd returns to his vintage form, the Bolts are going with a run-heavy offense, and featuring Keenan Allen in the passing game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1835th
  • Odell Beckham may not be ready Week 1
    NJ.com's Jordan Raanan believes it's "not looking good" for Odell Beckham (hamstring) to be ready for the regular season.

    Advice: We're considering Beckham "out indefinitely" after his latest hamstring setback. With Jerrel Jernigan not earning points from the coaching staff in camp, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle should open the year as target monsters in New York's shaky passing attack. Beckham isn't worth a flier in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Jeremy Hill (shoulder) back on practice field
    Rookie RB Jeremy Hill is practicing at Bengals camp after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Hill tweeted after the game that his shoulder is "fine," and he's practicing without limitations. Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner has projected Hill for 10-15 carries per game this season, but to this point Giovani Bernard has handled every single first-team exhibition game rep. We'll keep a close eye on Hill's usage in the Bengals' regular season dress rehearsal. The rookie power back has 52 yards on nine carries (5.78 YPC) and two receptions for 13 yards through two preseason games. Bernard has 10-32, with two catches for 15 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    95th
  • Rex Burkhead may have significant injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace at the team facility Monday.

    Advice: Beat writer Paul Dehner believes it "doesn't look good" for Burkhead, who left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. If Burkhead's injury is major -- and early indications point to that -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot could be safe in Cincinnati. The alternative would be to carry just Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman behind Giovani Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2343rd
  • Julio Jones (foot) to resume practicing fully
    Julio Jones (foot) is "set to return to a normal practice routine."

    Advice: Jones has been limited throughout camp as the Falcons baby his surgically-repaired foot, but coach Mike Smith is ready to remove the reins. Jones made his preseason debut last Saturday, catching two passes for 20 yards. Appearing all-systems-go, Jones is ready to rock as an elite WR1. He's going to practice every day now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    20th
  • Dolphins K Sturgis battling groin injury
    Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis' roster spot is in danger as he battles a groin injury.

    Advice: Sturgis - who also battled groin issues in camp last season - is facing heat from John Potter. Sturgis was 26-of-34 on field-goal attempts as a rookie, putting him below the desired 80 percent threshold. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1772nd
  • Browns waiting on quarterback decision
    Coach Mike Pettine is willing to wait until after the Browns' third preseason game to name a starting quarterback.

    Advice: The team had been targeting Tuesday to make an announcement, but gained little clarity after both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer struggled against the Redskins on Monday. Pettine did say he "(doesn't) sense a lot of division" amongst the coaching staff about who to name. That suggests it will be journeyman Hoyer over rookie Manziel. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Sammy Watkins (ribs) back in pads Tuesday
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) returned to practice Tuesday on a limited basis.

    Advice: Watkins' rib "contusion" proved to be minor after all. Much hoopla was raised Monday when the Bills failed to call Watkins' injury merely a bruise, leading some to believe Watkins may be dealing with something more serious. The No. 4 overall pick is progressing after sitting out Monday. It remains to be seen whether he'll suit up for the Bills' regular season dress rehearsal this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    97th
  • Odell Beckham (hamstring) won't play Friday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Giants' third preseason game Friday.

    Advice: The Giants are saying Beckham didn't suffer a setback. But being that he practiced last week and came up lame in Monday's practice, forcing him to ride the stationary bike Tuesday, there's no other way to term it than as a setback. Beckham might end up getting some run with the backups in the fourth preseason game simply because he's missed so much time and is far behind. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Bills waive WR Kevin Elliott
    Bills waived WR Kevin Elliott.

    Advice: Elliott (6-foot-3, 205) played 43 snaps across the Bills' first three preseason games, notching one catch for ten yards and dropping one of his other two targets. He tore his ACL last season, but was a fringe talent to begin with. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2403rd
  • Montee Ball doing individual drills Tuesday
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos are having a non-contact practice, so it's just individual drills. But it's still a step forward for Ball. He visited his doctor on Monday and hopes to gain clearance for normal work at some point this week or early next week. Don't look for Ball to play in Denver's third preseason game. Ball should be all systems go well before the Broncos take the field Week 1 against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    14th
  • Mark Ingram seeing more work as pass catcher
    Mark Ingram says he wants to be more involved in the passing game this season.

    Advice: The Saints are giving him an opportunity to do just that. Ingram caught a 23-yard touchdown in this past weekend's preseason game, and he also lined up with the Saints' two-minute nickel offense at Monday's practice. He's reeled in just 24 career passes across his first three seasons. Beat writer Mike Triplett expects Ingram to play a more versatile role in 2014. The Saints are still going to employ a three-man backfield, but Ingram has the most value at his 10th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    126th
  • Odell Beckham sidelined again by hamstring
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) is not practicing on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beckham returned to practice last week after battling a hamstring for much of the spring and all of training camp up to that point. He lasted a week before re-injuring the hamstring in yesterday's practice while running a pass route. Beckham has yet to appear in a preseason game and seems extremely iffy for this week's regular season dress rehearsal. Beckham is off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Eagles rookie WR Huff doesn't need surgery
    Eagles third-round WR/KR Josh Huff (shoulder) doesn't need surgery.

    Advice: Huff revealed he is dealing with a sprained AC joint. Coach Chip Kelly says it'll heal with rest and rehab. Huff isn't expected to make much of an impact at receiver as a rookie, but has shown well as a return man this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2134th
  • Pettine still undecided about starting QB
    Coach Mike Pettine said he's still undecided about who the Browns' starting quarterback will be Week 1.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel didn't make things easy for Pettine with their ugly performances Monday. "Neither guy really distinguished himself, and we'll have to go back and study the tape and figure out who to go with," Pettine said. Signs point toward Hoyer being the slight favorite, but his leash will be short if he indeed is named the starter. Pettine had originally planned to name the winner of the competition on Tuesday. He may wait another week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Odell Beckham leaves Monday practice early
    Odell Beckham exited Monday's practice early and may have experienced a setback with his hamstring.

    Advice: Midway through practice, Beckham was running a route upfield and pulled up lame. He immediately left the field and watched the remainder of practice from the sideline. The Giants say Beckham is "fine," but it's obviously something to watch. If Beckham didn't experience a setback, he should play this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Vikings WR Simpson facing 3-game suspension
    Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Simpson was in New York Monday afternoon for his appeal hearing. The three-game ban stems from Simpson's November arrest for DUI when he refused to complete a breathalyzer test. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Simpson is a repeat offender after he was busted on felony drug charges in 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1797th
  • Manziel gives Redskins bench middle finger
    Johnny Manziel was caught on camera giving the Redskins' bench the middle finger during Monday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Following a third-quarter incompletion, Manziel flipped the bird and it immediately spread all over Twitter. Manziel said he had "words exchanged" with the Redskins all night, and CB Joe Haden defended his rookie quarterback, saying he took a lot of abuse from Washington's players and fanss Per Redskins FS Ryan Clark, what set off Manziel was Washington players telling him "this isn't college anymore, we're faster than you." Still, Manziel needs to keep his composure. It didn't sit well with coach Mike Pettine, and certainly won't win Manziel any points in the quarterback derby. "You have to be able to maintain your poise," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Hoyer unimpressive Monday vs. Redskins
    Brian Hoyer completed 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday night.

    Advice: Hoyer got the start and rotated every two series throughout the first half with Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was bad, missing a wide-open Andrew Hawkins in the end zone for a would-be touchdown and throwing at his receiver's feet on his first throw of the night. Luckily for Hoyer, Manziel was equally bad. Through two preseason games, Hoyer is 8-of-20 passing for 108 yards. If we were to guess, Hoyer is still in the lead to be the Browns' starter come Week 1. He'll likely get the start in the Browns' third preseason game later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Manziel, Hoyer both struggle badly on MNF
    Johnny Manziel completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday night.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer got the start and wasn't any better. He and Manziel both struggled throughout the first half, as they rotated every two series. The two combined to go 4-of-13 for 45 yards in the first half, and each had a QB rating under 45. Manziel played a couple series in the second half against the Redskins' backups, leading a 16-play touchdown drive that was finished off by a Dion Lewis eight-yard catch-and-run score. Manziel misfired on a number of passes in the first half. Coach Mike Pettine may want to get another look at these two before naming his starter. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Bills unsure of Sammy Watkins' (ribs) status
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) is sitting out Monday's practice, and coach Doug Marrone is unsure of when he'll return.

    Advice: "When (Watkins) comes back, I don't know," Marrone said. "Unless I know for sure, I'm not going to comment." Marrone always treats injury information like a state secret, but it's notable nonetheless. The Bills originally called Watkins' injury a "bruise," but were less forthright on Monday. Watkins is still likely nothing more than day to day, but he's in danger of missing this week's regular-season dress rehearsal. Watkins has consistently lit up practice, but has just three grabs through three exhibition games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    97th
  • LeSean McCoy has 'small version of turf toe'
    LeSean McCoy is practicing through a "small version of turf toe."

    Advice: Whatever that means. "(Sunday) it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said Monday. "It felt a little better (Monday), so I went for it." X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so there's no real reason to worry, though it's possible McCoy will sit out this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal as a precaution. It's something for fantasy owners to be aware of, but not fret over. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1st
  • Blake Bortles gets 3 first-team reps Monday
    Blake Bortles received three first-team 11-on-11 reps during Monday's practice.

    Advice: It's notable because these are the first reps with the starters Bortles has taken since camp opened. The No. 3 overall pick has certainly earned them after going 11-of-17 for 160 yards against the Bears last week. Bortles is expected play in the first half of this week's preseason game, but will come off the bench behind Chad Henne. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • Montee Ball has a Monday doc appointment
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) will visit his doctor Monday and hopes to gain clearance for practice.

    Advice: Ball is exactly two weeks removed from his surgery and has suffered no setbacks. He's unlikely to take any contact this week and is not expected to play in the third preseason game, but he remains firmly on track for Week 1. Ball's ADP has dipped slightly as a result of his surgery, going from 1.11 to 2.02. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    14th
  • Montee Ball could resume practicing this week
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) said there's definitely a possibility he practices some this week.

    Advice: Ball hasn't had any setbacks since his August 4 surgery, saying he's made good progress. A return to practice this week -- even in a limited fashion -- would be big as he attempts to get his body right for Week 1. The Broncos open up the regular season three weeks from today against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    14th
  • Josh Huff could be out awhile
    The Philly Inquirer's Jeff McLane is "under the impression" third-round WR/KR Josh Huff "could be out awhile" after injuring his shoulder in the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative for a fracture in Huff's shoulder, but it sounds like he may be dealing with a pretty severe sprain. If Huff is still stashed on the roster, Philly's remaining top-four receivers would likely be Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, and Ifeanyi Momah and/or Brad Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2134th
  • Jags to give Bortles first-team practice reps
    The Jaguars plan to give Blake Bortles first-team reps at Monday's practice.

    Advice: He's also slated for first-team snaps in Jacksonville's third preseason game. "I think he'll get some reps with the ones tomorrow," coach Gus Bradley said Sunday. "I know the plan was sometime during this week." The plan remains to start Chad Henne in Week 1, but Bortles may be able to change minds this week. The Jaguars face the Lions for their third exhibition game next Friday night. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • Jeremy Hill: Injured shoulder will be 'fine'
    Jeremy Hill tweeted late Saturday night that his injured right shoulder is "fine."

    Advice: Speaking Sunday morning, coach Marvin Lewis expressed no concern about Hill, noting that the only potentially-significant injury the Bengals suffered was by backup RB Rex Burkhead. Hill was dinged up after managing 26 yards on five touches against the Jets' backups. We'll keep an eye on Hill's practice participation this week. For now, it looks like he's avoided serious injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    95th
  • Report: Rookie Sammy Watkins' ribs are 'fine'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Sammy Watkins' ribs are "fine" after Saturday night's preseason scare.

    Advice: He has a bruise. Bills fans and the organization can breathe a collective sigh of relief, after the franchise traded its 2015 first-round pick to nab the former Clemson star in May's draft. Watkins still has managed only three catches for 21 yards through three preseason games, failing to turn the hype into on-field production. It sounds like he could play in Buffalo's fourth exhibition next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    97th
  • Rex Burkhead leaves with knee injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury.

    Advice: Burkhead took a shot from big-hitting Jets rookie Calvin Pryor, and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's affair. With Jeremy Hill (shoulder) also exiting early, BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot has quickly become safe. The Bengals now have only Cedric Peerman healthy behind Gio Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2343rd
  • Jeremy Hill leaves with shoulder injury Sat.
    Jeremy Hill exited Saturday's preseason game against the Jets with a right shoulder injury and will not return.

    Advice: Hill rushed for 16 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards before heading to the locker room. He ran with the backups on Saturday, playing behind veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and saw Gio Bernard get a goal-line nod for a one-yard touchdown. Through two preseason games, Hill's rushed for 52 yards on nine totes (5.7 YPC). The Bengals will update Hill following the game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    95th
  • Julio catches two passes in return to field
    Julio Jones caught two passes for 20 yards in the Falcons' second preseason game on Saturday night, his first game action since breaking his foot last October.

    Advice: Jones was targeted a team-high four times by Matt Ryan with the first-team offense. The reports on Julio have been extremely positive all summer, and he showed no signs of discomfort Saturday night. The Falcons will continue to give Jones off days for the remainder of the preseason. He'll be all systems go for Week 1. While there is definite risk, we're comfortable with placing Jones in the top five at receiver in fantasy. He could challenge for the No. 1 overall spot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    20th
  • Sammy Watkins leaves game with injured ribs
    Sammy Watkins exited the Bills' third preseason game Saturday night with a rib injury.

    Advice: He could be seen walking slowly to Buffalo's locker room assisted by trainers following the injury. The extent of Watkins' injury is unclear, but he'll surely be taken for X-rays to determine whether there's a fracture. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    97th
  • Knowshon Moreno (knee) ruled inactive
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Moreno was cleared for contact Monday, but isn't ready for game action. Barring a setback, he should be available for Miami's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Cowboys next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    162nd
  • Mark Ingram finds end-zone again
    Mark Ingram had five carries for 19 yards in Friday night's preseason game against the Titans, adding one catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: It's the second straight week Ingram has found the end-zone after he scored a 22-yard touchdown in the preseason opener. Ingram and Khiry Robinson rotated with the first team, with Pierre Thomas getting snaps on passing downs. The Saints are going to remain a three-back committee despite trading Darren Sproles. Ingram is a value pick at his current late 12th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    126th
  • Josh Huff suffers shoulder injury
    Eagles rookie WR Josh Huff suffered a shoulder injury in Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: He's done for the night. Huff injured his shoulder on a kickoff return in the second quarter. More will be known when the Eagles update his status. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:29 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2134th
  • Browns plan to name starting QB on Tuesday
    Browns coach Mike Pettine says Tuesday is the target date to name Cleveland's Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Advice: The Browns play the Steelers in Week 1. Pettine said a group consisting of OC Kyle Shanahan, QBs coach Dowell Loggains, and GM Ray Farmer will have say in naming the starter. PFT's Mike Florio also expects owner Jimmy Haslam to have some say, which could work in rookie Johnny Manziel's favor. The Week 1 starter will likely hinge on the performances of Brian Hoyer and Manziel in Monday's second preseason game. Cleveland visits Washington on MNF. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Pettine: QB decision won't be permanent
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Friday the Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback won't necessarily be permanent.

    Advice: "I don't know if you can make a permanent commitment," Pettine said. "So much can change over the course of an NFL season." Brian Hoyer-Johnny Manziel still seems 50:50, but there are indications that the Browns have begun leaning back in Hoyer's direction, after Manziel showed up late to an early-week team meeting. It would make much more sense for the Browns to start Hoyer in Week 1 if they don't anticipate him being a permanent starter. Teams try to avoid benching rookies. Hoyer is a 28-year-old journeyman. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Bortles to get 1st-tm run in 3rd preseason gm
    Coach Gus Bradley revealed Friday the team plans to let Blake Bortles spend a full quarter with the first-team offense in Jacksonville's third preseason game next week.

    Advice: The Jags may be reevaluating their stance on "redshirting" Bortles after back-to-back impressive preseason performances. He's only worked with the twos to this point; the Jaguars will now test Bortles with the ones. Chad Henne has performed just fine on his own, but should be feeling the heat. If the Jags see that Bortles is truly ready to start in the NFL, we think they will play him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • QB Battle? Bortles shines in relief of Henne
    Blake Bortles shined in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears, completing 11-of-17 passes for 160 yards.

    Advice: Originally expected to enter the game after halftime, Bortles checked in with 3:35 left in the first half, leading the Jags on a 45-yard field goal drive. With the obvious disclaimer that he faced second and third teamers, Bortles looked better than any rookie quarterback has this preseason, making stick throws on the run while dropping dimes in traffic. Unlike the Jags' last rookie quarterback, Bortles was calm in the pocket, and scrambled to extend plays, not avoid hits. Chad Henne has played perfectly fine this preseason, but Bortles has looked every bit his draft pedigree. The Jags have insisted Bortles will redshirt all season, but sooner rather than later, there's going to be a controversy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • Browns: QB decision could come next week
    The Browns could name their starting quarterback as early as Tuesday.

    Advice: The Browns play the Redskins on Monday evening. "I'm sure we'll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and see what we come up with," coach Mike Pettine said. The earlier the Browns name their starting quarterback, the more likely it is to be Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel. The fact that Pettine is already talking about potentially reaching a decision next week doesn't bode well for Johnny Football. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Report: Manziel was late to team meeting Mon.
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Johnny Manziel was late to a team meeting on Monday.

    Advice: Mort is under the impression Manziel and a few other Browns rookies simply "misread the schedule," but it's believed Johnny Football was fined. Adam Schefter reported Thursday night that there "seems to be a feeling within the organization that Brian Hoyer wins" the Browns' starting job "in the event of a tie." Schefter believes Cleveland's second preseason game will essentially decide the battle, because all along the plan has been to pick a starter before the third exhibition game. There are no indications that Manziel's tardiness will play a role in coach Mike Pettine's quarterback decision. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Julio Jones expects to play this weekend
    Julio Jones (foot) expects to suit up for Atlanta's second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Jones told ESPN's Stephania Bell he should see around a series of action. It's a huge step in the right direction for a player who has seen limited camp reps, but has lit things up when he does take the field. Jones has nothing to prove in preseason, but some live action should build confidence in his twice surgically-repaired foot. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    20th
  • Brian Hoyer to start second preseason game
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns will start Brian Hoyer in their second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday.

    Advice: The Browns have since confirmed. NFL Network originally reported that Johnny Manziel would get the start. It's somewhat irrelevant, as coach Mike Pettine has insisted both quarterbacks will get run with the first-team offense. Manziel was limited to time with the 2s and 3s in Cleveland's preseason opener. The Browns are making Johnny Football jump through every hoop in his quest to earn the starting job, but he's been on point thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Odell Beckham not ready for preseason action
    Odell Beckham will sit out this weekend's game against the Colts, but is expected to be ready for the Giants' regular-season dress rehearsal on August 22.

    Advice: "Not enough work (yet)," coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday. Beckham just resumed practicing on Monday. Barring a setback, he'll be 100 percent for the Giants' final two preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Moreno starting to look like 'old self'
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin believes Knowshon Moreno (knee) is "starting to look like kind of his old self," but is unsure if he'll suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

    Advice: Moreno was just cleared for contact on Monday, so it's unlikely he's ready for game action. He's trending in the right direction for the Dolphins' regular-season dress rehearsal against the Cowboys on August 23, however. That's a game Moreno can't afford to miss in his battle with Lamar Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    162nd
  • Adrian Peterson sitting out Saturday
    Adrian Peterson is sitting out Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Although 100 percent healthy, Peterson isn't expected to play this preseason. The Vikes are saving bullets for the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    3rd
  • Brian Hoyer not on trade block for Browns
    Coach Mike Pettine insists the signing of Rex Grossman does not mean the Browns are shopping Brian Hoyer.

    Advice: There's been a rumor going around that the Texans and Browns have talked a Hoyer trade. It's easy to connect the dots; Texans coach Bill O'Brien and Hoyer spent time together in New England. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports the Texans "won't be trading for Hoyer." Grossman is a No. 3 quarterback, at best, anyway. Hoyer is still in the mix to start for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Josh Huff showing mediocre hands in practice
    According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles third-round WR Josh Huff has been having trouble with passes "that aren't perfect, but certainly catchable."

    Advice: In other words, the kind of balls that separate NFL receivers from non-NFL receivers. It's further confirmation that Huff's rookie impact will mainly come as a return man. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:42 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2134th
  • Bradley: Bortles will get first-team reps
    Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Blake Bortles will get first-team reps "at some point" this summer.

    Advice: "For me to say he's not going to would probably be inaccurate," Bradley said in classic coachspeak. However, Bradley again intimated the Jags plan to stick with Chad Henne all season, claiming the team has "really rallied around" him. We'd like to take Bradley at face value, but Henne is not a starting-caliber talent, while Bortles has shown well thus far. At some point, there's going to be a controversy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2642nd
  • Manziel, Hoyer will both work with starters
    Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will both work with the starters in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Manziel will start after Hoyer started the first preseason game. Pettine wants to "balance the reps" out between the two. It's uncertain whether Manziel and Hoyer will each play a quarter in the first half or if they'll simply rotate every other series or two. Pettine and QBs coach Dowell Loggains continue to insist there is no "leader" in the competition. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Knowshon Moreno returns to team drills
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) participated in contact drills Monday for the first time since his scope.

    Advice: It was Moreno's first full-padded practice since Super Bowl week. He's reportedly in better shape than he was at OTAs and is having no trouble making sharp cuts. Ideally, the Dolphins will use him as a pass protector and receiving back while Lamar Miller handles the bulk of the early-down carries. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    162nd
  • Lighter McCoy looks 'better than ever'
    According to ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan, LeSean McCoy looks "better than ever."

    Advice: Now in his true prime at 26 years old, McCoy is playing with a top-3 offensive line and in a run-first scheme. He's dropped a few pounds off his '13 playing weight, reportedly gaining even more quickness and agility. "McCoy seems better at getting out into pass routes and catching the ball. He teases defenders who try to cover him," Sheridan said. McCoy is our No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1st
  • Odell Beckham finally returns to practice
    Giants first-round receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: He participated in individual drills and "(didn't) look uncomfortable." Beckham had been sidelined since the first day of camp. He'll be brought along slowly to avoid setbacks, but should be ready to rock for the G-Men's regular-season dress rehearsal on August 22. He's probably less than 50-50 for Saturday's game against the Colts. "OBJ" is just a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Hoyer still ahead of Manziel on depth chart
    Brian Hoyer opened with the first-stringers at Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnny Manziel hasn't passed Hoyer yet, as coach Mike Pettine confirmed the depth chart is unchanged. Expect the pair to rotate with the first-stringers this week before a starter for the second preseason game is named. All we know for sure right now is that Johnny Football has narrowed the gap considerably. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Kenjon Barner's roster spot in jeopardy?
    The Associated Press has "growing concern" over Kenjon Barner sticking on the final roster.

    Advice: It would be a bit of a surprise as Barner brings value as a possible return man and only needs to hold off Darrin Reaves for No. 4 running back duties. Still, the early part of Barner's career has not been promising. He earned just eight touches from scrimmage as a rookie while battling foot/ankle issues. Barner's pass protection has been an issue at camp. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2554th
  • King: Manziel has closed gap significantly
    SI's Peter King confirms Johnny Manziel has closed the gap on Brian Hoyer "significantly."

    Advice: King was reporting from Detroit, where both Manziel and Hoyer played reasonably well in the Browns' preseason opener. The tentative expectation is that Manziel will start the second preseason game and Mike Pettine will name his Week 1 starter before the third preseason game. "It's close," said Browns safety Donte Whitner. "I'd say [the locker room] is split about 50-50. We know they both can play." Rotoworld.com
    Aug 11, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
  • Browns deny Hoyer has been overtaken
    Coach Mike Pettine called an ESPN report that Johnny Manziel has "moved ahead" of Brian Hoyer in the Browns' QB derby "untrue."

    Advice: It's classic coachspeak. Pettine also left the door open for Manziel to start Cleveland's second preseason game, saying he hasn't decided who will get the nod yet. Pettine still hopes to name a Week 1 starter before the team's third exhibition. Hoyer is a solid game manager, fine spot starter, and ultimately a strong NFL backup. Manziel adds many dimensions to the offense. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 3:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2649th
  • Odell Beckham to practice in limited manner
    Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham (hamstring) will return to practice on an individual basis Monday.

    Advice: The Giants will gauge Beckham's recovery, and likely bring him along slowly after the LSU product's early-camp setback. With Beckham on the shelf, Jerrel Jernigan has soaked up first-team reps with Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 1:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2222nd
  • Montee Ball loses 5 pounds after appendectomy
    Montee Ball has shed five pounds since his August 4 appendectomy.

    Advice: We're fans of running back weight loss, and losing a few pounds after having your appendix removed is par for the course. "I am getting healthy and strengthening my core, just listening to my body," said Ball. "Just taking it day by day, step by step. When you see me back in pads, you will know I am ready." Coach John Fox said the Broncos don't need to see Ball play in preseason games. "We will play it by ear," Fox stated Saturday. "We saw him play plenty a year ago. And we saw him plenty this offseason." Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 9:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    14th
  • Report: Johnny Manziel 'now ahead' of Hoyer
    A team source told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that rookie Johnny Manziel is "now ahead" of Brian Hoyer in the Browns' quarterback derby.

    Advice: Holtzman acknowledges his report from two weeks ago -- which claimed the Browns' locker room expected Hoyer to get the Week 1 nod -- now appears likely to be proven incorrect. The players are "starting to think they were wrong," with Manziel pulling ahead by showing superior playmaking ability both in practice and during Cleveland's preseason opener Saturday night. Manziel demonstrated a live arm and poise, and generally made good decisions against the Lions. He's worth targeting as a high-ceiling QB2 late in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    136th
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