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  • Arians: Ellington a 'bellcow in our offense'
    Coach Bruce Arians referred to Andre Ellington as a "bellcow in our offense" as the Cardinals began training camp on Friday.

    Advice: Arians also confirmed Ellington added offseason weight, believed to be as much as ten pounds. Arians seems adamant about Ellington's ability to handle a spiked workload, though we still wouldn't rule out the possibility of more work than expected for either Stepfan Taylor or Jonathan Dwyer, particularly if Ellington struggles early. We don't see Ellington as a 300-carry back. Rotoworld.com
    35 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    26th
  • Patriots waive TE Byham
    Patriots waived TE Nate Byham.

    Advice: He lasted four days on the 90-man roster. Rotoworld.com
    59 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1913th
  • Vick Ballard to undergo MRI on ankle
    Colts RB Vick Ballard will undergo an MRI after injuring his left ankle during Friday's training camp practice.

    Advice: The extent is currently unclear, but Ballard had to be carted off the field on Friday. With Trent Richardson sitting out as a precaution, Ahmad Bradshaw worked as the Colts' starting tailback. Dan Herron was with the twos. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1808th
  • Marqise Lee could see snaps at slot WR
    Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell stated rookie Marqise Lee could play snaps at slot receiver with Ace Sanders on suspension.

    Advice: Sanders is out four games. The Jags appear to envision Lee as a Roddy White-like movement receiver with the ability to play both Z and slot. Lee is a candidate to lead Jacksonville in receptions as a rookie. He's a WR4/5 flier. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2046th
  • Lynch's holdout seems unlikely to last
    ESPN's John Clayton predicted on NFL Live that Marshawn Lynch's holdout will last "five to six days at most."

    Advice: Clayton went as far as to say the Seahawks tentatively expect Lynch to report to training camp next week. Clayton also predicted the team will not satisfy Lynch's contract demands. Lynch is well compensated -- he's owed $5.5 million in salary and bonuses -- and he's a 28-year-old running back. The Seahawks aren't going to pay him with Christine Michael and Robert Turbin in reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Jaguars want 20-25 touches/game for Gerhart
    Appearing on NFL Insiders Friday, ESPN's Michael DiRocco stated the Jaguars will aim for 20-25 touches per game for Toby Gerhart.

    Advice: "They want him to be the workhorse back ... get 20-25 touches," DiRocco stated. DiRocco confirmed Gerhart will be involved in both the pass and run games as a true three-down back. Gerhart's ADP is currently in the late third round. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    34th
  • Gronkowski won't change playing style
    Rob Gronkowski told reporters Friday he will not change his playing style due to past injuries.

    Advice: Gronk has missed 14 games over the past two seasons, but Gronk wouldn't be Gronk if he didn't go all out. "I'm gonna keep smashing and dashing in everything I do," he assured, followed by a smiling giggle. "Haha." Amid numerous injuries, Gronkowski has scored 33 touchdowns over his last 34 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Seahawks not surprised by Lynch holdout
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Insiders the Seahawks are not surprised by Marshawn Lynch's training-camp holdout.

    Advice: Seattle just gave mammoth deals to Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, and is trying to build a dynasty that doesn't involve paying big bucks to 28-year-old running backs. We don't see the team budging from its stance, but Lynch could very well cave once he begins racking up fines. "He'll be there at some point, I think," stated Mort. "The Seahawks are not surprised this is an issue." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Vick Ballard suffers left ankle injury
    Colts RB Vick Ballard was carted off the field with a left ankle injury during Friday's practice.

    Advice: Ballard suffered the injury running a pass route, and could put no weight on the joint after getting up. We'll have another update when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1808th
  • Report: Browns 'alarmed' by Manziel behavior
    Sources tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Browns have been "alarmed" by the off-field actions of Johnny Manziel since trading up to select him with the 22nd overall pick in May's draft.

    Advice: The Plain Dealer reports the team was particularly bothered by a picture that surfaced of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bar bathroom, suggestive of someone preparing to use snort cocaine. "Some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp," adds beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot. Manziel reportedly "regressed in practice" this spring, and team brass believes it resulted from "not enough dedication to the playbook." Sources also told Cabot the Browns "have been stunned by his non-stop antics" off the field. All signs continue to point to Brian Hoyer starting Week 1 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    122nd
  • Chris Johnson gets some action at WR
    According to the New York Post, the Jets put Chris Johnson "in motion" and "flexed him out as a wide receiver quite a few times" during his first practice of training camp Thursday.

    Advice: Johnson played some receiver at East Carolina. Playing wideout and slot could give the Jets increased flexibility on offense, perhaps with CJ?K and Chris Ivory on the field together in some formations. "Having that kind of game-breaker out of the backfield certainly will get your attention," coach Rex Ryan said. "The kid at Buffalo, Spiller, is one of those guys that has that kind of speed. Chris, obviously, your antenna is up every time he comes out of that backfield. If he motions out, the DBs know, like wait a second, here's a 4.2. You'll approach him differently than you would most halfbacks." Johnson remains a dicey RB2/flex in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    65th
  • Bernard Pierce reports to camp at 217
    Updating a previous item, Bernard Pierce reported to Ravens training camp at 217 pounds.

    Advice: Pierce played in the 230 range last season, which he came to regret en route to a plodding 2.86 YPC. His 2012 Combine weigh-in was 6-foot, 218. "I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh insisted. "He's a heck of a player. He's worked very hard, he's 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    98th
  • Chris Ivory returns to Jets practice
    Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to Jets practice Friday.

    Advice: We found Ivory's hamstring tweak noteworthy on Thursday because he dealt with hamstring troubles for much of 2013 training camp, but we don't typically post in-practice injuries in July and August unless they are pretty clearly serious. Ivory is fine. He's an interesting late RB3/flex pick this year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    118th
  • Report: Browns expected to start Hoyer Week 1
    According to ESPN's Bob Holtzman, the "feeling in the locker room" is the Browns will start Brian Hoyer in Week 1.

    Advice: Holtzman expects coach Mike Pettine to make the announcement "well before" the third preseason game, which is when camp battles are usually decided. In other words, the Browns may have already internally chosen Hoyer over Johnny Manziel. "We're all expecting Hoyer to start," one player told Holtzman. There were murmurs after the draft that the coaching staff didn't want Manziel, and that he was essentially handpicked by owner Jimmy Haslam. Pettine suggested in an ESPN Cleveland interview earlier this week that Manziel could spend his rookie season as a "package quarterback," similar to how Colin Kaepernick opened his career in San Francisco, and how Donovan McNabb did in Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2571st
  • Falcons waive WR Darius Johnson
    Falcons waived WR Darius Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson caught 22 passes for Atlanta in 2013, but managed under 10.0 yards per reception and is a small, speed-deficient prospect at 23 years old. UDFA Bernard Reedy now has improved odds to make the Falcons' 53. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2199th
  • Whiz: Titans still determining Sankey's role
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Friday the Titans are still in the process of determining rookie Bishop Sankey's role.

    Advice: Whiz called Sankey a player "we've got to find out about" in terms of his ability to contribute and workload. Sankey's college track record suggests he can indeed handle lots of carries and be a contributor in the pass game, although that doesn't always result in high-volume NFL success. May pro evaluators viewed Sankey as a change-of-pace type coming out of Washington. In Tennessee, he'll try to separate himself from Dexter McCluster and banged-up Shonn Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    37th
  • Cowboys promise to run the ball more
    Cowboys COO Stephen Jones promised the team will "run the ball more" this year.

    Advice: "We will be running the ball more," Jerry's son vowed. "I think our offensive line is better than it was last year and I think we ran the ball pretty well last year. I think we'll run it better this year and I think there will be a bigger commitment to running it." We're skeptical Dallas' defense will allow them to stick with the run, and new playcaller Scott Linehan has a decidedly pass-happy background. We do expect DeMarco Murray to set a career high in receptions. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Cecil Shorts (hammy) can't finish practice
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) had to leave Friday's training camp practice early with hamstring tightness.

    Advice: We normally don't post injuries like this, but it's becoming a concern after he missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a balky hamstring. The injuries have been piling up for Shorts the past season-and-a-half or so. It's something to monitor this summer. Shorts is expected to play in the slot more in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    86th
  • Cards GM: Andre Ellington added 8-10 pounds
    Cardinals GM Steve Keim estimated in a Thursday radio interview that Andre Ellington "appeared to add 8-10 pounds" in the offseason.

    Advice: Ellington's 2013 Combine weigh-in was 5'9/199, so he presumably now stands in at 5-foot-9 and 207-209 pounds. The hope is that Ellington's weight gain doesn't sap burst, as it appeared to do with fellow smaller backs Felix Jones, Steve Slaton, and Ray Rice in recent years. Adrian Peterson, Ryan Mathews, Trent Richardson, and Bernard Pierce are other running backs who gained weight in recent offseasons, and later regretted it. Ellington bulked up in anticipation of a large workload spike. His current ADP is the mid-third round. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    26th
  • Leshoure 'won't have any role' on offense
    MLive.com's Justin Rogers doesn't envision Mikel Leshoure "having any role" in the Lions' offense "unless there's an injury."

    Advice: Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Theo Reddick are leaps and bounds ahead of Leshoure on the depth chart. The Lions claim Leshoure isn't being viewed as an afterthought, but we're not taking the bait. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract, and will likely ride the bench for much of it before entering free agency next spring. Leshoure just turned 24 in March. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1764th
  • Sam Bradford (knee) full-go for start of camp
    Coach Jeff Fisher said Sam Bradford (knee) is full-go for the start of training camp.

    Advice: "Sam is in great shape," Fisher said. "He's ready to go. We don't have (reservations) - right now as we speak, as camp starts - he's full-go. If we need to back him down here and there, we'll back him down." Bradford tore his ACL in Week 7 and participated in spring practices. Fisher added the Rams may hold him out of the preseason opener as a precaution, but he will get some exhibition work. He's entering the summer as a back-end QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    189th
  • Andre Johnson reports to Texans on Friday
    Andre Johnson reported to training camp on Friday.

    Advice: We can all breathe. Johnson was in Houston talking with Texans brass earlier this week, leading many to believe he would report to camp in time for Saturday's first practice. He did just that. Johnson's not going anywhere this year, and will be suiting up for the Texans and catching passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick. He should still dominate targets, but Johnson's YPR average may take a blow. Even at 33, Johnson is still one of the premier receivers in football. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    43rd
  • Tyler Eifert 'fully healed' for training camp
    Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is "fully healed."

    Advice: That was the expectation all along. For now, Eifert will have first-team reps all to himself as Jermaine Gresham nurses a back injury on the PUP list. Eifert has the talent to take a sophomore leap, but the presence of Gresham and OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system are conspiring to put a lid on his fantasy upside. He can't be trusted as a TE1. Gresham will be a free agent in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    146th
  • Report: 'Zero percent chance' Lynch reports
    Profootballtalk reports there's a "zero percent chance" Marshawn Lynch reports for the start of Seahawks camp without a new deal, and that the sides have been talking off and on for four months.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Florio, the Seahawks have resisted over concerns that they'd set a bad precedent by tearing up a player's contract with two years left. They're right, of course, but we doubt that's their only concern. Now 28, Lynch has racked up a ton of mileage, and has the uber-talented Christine Michael behind him on the depth chart. None of that is to mention that Lynch is already quite fairly compensated for 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Gronk sporting all sorts of protective gear
    Rob Gronkowski (ACL/MCL) is sporting both a brace on his surgically-repaired knee, and a protective sleeve over his surgically-repaired arm.

    Advice: Despite avoiding the PUP list, Gronk has been limited to individual drills thus far in camp, and is expected to be brought along slowly. However, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss observed Thursday that Gronk does not seem "reluctant running, cutting and planting." The injury concern with Gronk is self-evident at this point, but the monster upside remains. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Pettine suggests Manziel could be package QB
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team will consider using Johnny Manziel as a package player during his rookie year.

    Advice: Unless Pettine is bluffing, he's serious about Brian Hoyer as Cleveland's Week 1 starter. "That's how Colin Kaepernick got his start in the NFL, as a package quarterback," Pettine noted. "On the other side of the ball, I've seen that give defenses some trouble." Kaepernick gashed Pettine's Jets defense for 50 yards and a touchdown on five runs as a backup during the 2012 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    122nd
  • Report: 'Hawks have no plans to pay Lynch
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks "still don't plan on" paying holdout RB Marshawn Lynch.

    Advice: Lynch has griped all offseason, but his contract complaints have fallen on deaf ears. His $5.5 million salary is more than fair for a 28-year-old running back, while the Seahawks have Christine Michael and Robert Turbin waiting in the wings. Lynch has more to lose than gain by holding out, as he's extremely unlikely to get paid, while Michael could shine in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Marshawn Lynch to hold out of training camp
    Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks training camp as he seeks a new contract.

    Advice: Bizarrely, the news was broken by former teammate Michael Robinson on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live. Lynch has been making noise about his contract all offseason, but it's still a surprise after he reported to June's mandatory minicamp. Perhaps emboldened by Jamaal Charles' successful "holdout," Lynch is going to find the Seahawks much less likely to cave than the Chiefs. He has his age and the presence of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin behind him to thank. Now 28, Lynch is due a reasonable $5 million this season, with another $500,000 available through per-game roster bonuses. At least for the moment, Lynch's mid-second round ADP is no longer looking like a potential bargain. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Ivory has 'little bit' of hamstring injury
    Chris Ivory sat out team drills Thursday with a "little bit" of a hamstring injury.

    Advice: We don't normally post minor training camp injuries, but it's notable whenever Ivory's troublesome hamstring flares up. It's just a reminder that even if Ivory runs circles around Chris Johnson in camp, he can't be trusted as anything more than an RB3/4 for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    118th
  • Rob Gronkowski not doing team work yet
    Rob Gronkowski (ACL/MCL) is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 work Thursday.

    Advice: It's a reminder that even though Gronkowski has avoided the PUP list and been medically cleared, he's not 100 percent. Less than seven months removed from reconstructive surgery, the Patriots are going to ease him in gradually in the hope that he'll be ready to play all the snaps come Week 1. The good news for Gronk is that we still have more than six weeks until the opener. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Mikel Leshoure enters camp as No. 4 RB
    Mikel Leshoure enters camp "seemingly entrenched" as the Lions' No. 4 tailback, behind Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Theo Riddick.

    Advice: Leshoure is a between-the-tackles grinder, whereas Bush, Bell, and Riddick can theoretically all function on all three downs. Leshoure, 24, could be floated as trade bait as the season draws closer. He's on the roster bubble. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1764th
  • Browns want Manziel to be more dedicated
    Browns coach Mike Pettine suggested Johnny Manziel will have to improve his "dedication" to be a serious competitor to start.

    Advice: Browns camp hasn't even begun, but all signs point to the coaching staff favoring Brian Hoyer. "I think he knows that in order for him to compete well, he's going to have to probably be more dedicated than ever," Pettine said of Manziel. Pettine confirmed to ESPN Cleveland that Hoyer will "be with the ones" when full-squad practices begin Saturday. "I think at this point, right now, it's more Johnny versus the playbook than it is (Johnny) versus Brian." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    122nd
  • CJ?K cleared, 'flying' in conditioning run
    Chris Johnson (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan described CJ?K as "flying" during his Wednesday conditioning run, which isn't surprising because Johnson has always possessed blazing straight-line speed. Johnson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus this past January, but it was never expected to threaten his training camp status. He's expected to be 1A to Chris Ivory's 1B in the Jets' 2014 backfield. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    65th
  • Bernard Pierce likes the Kubiak zone scheme
    Bernard Pierce said he has a "knack" for new OC Gary Kubiak's kind of offense.

    Advice: Pierce was a disaster last season, slogging through 16 games at a pathetic 2.86 YPC. But he was battling a litany of injuries to his shoulder, hamstring, knee and toe. Now he's fully healthy, back near his ideal playing weight and Ray Rice is facing a suspension. Pierce's extremely impressive rookie tape has us willing to take a shot on a bounce-back campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    98th
  • Vick Ballard (ACL) ready to go for Colts
    Vick Ballard (ACL) said he's passed a physical and been medically cleared.

    Advice: Ballard tore his ACL in a Week 2 practice last season, so he's had significantly more rehab time than someone like Rob Gronkowski. Ballard expects to be on the field from Day 1 of training camp, at least on a limited basis. He'll fight with Ahmad Bradshaw for complementary reps at first, but could be called upon for a bigger role if Trent Richardson can't improve on his 2013 train wreck. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1808th
  • Rob Gronkowski cleared to play, avoids PUP
    Rob Gronkowski (ACL/MCL) has been cleared by doctors and is not being placed on active/PUP.

    Advice: Considering Gronkowski is just 7 1/2 months removed from blowing out his knee, this qualifies as an impressive rehab. Avoiding the active/PUP list means Gronk will not be eligible for the reserve/PUP list to start the season, which would have cost him the first six regular season games. He'll likely be coddled a bit at camp, but this news puts him squarely on track for Week 1 and his fantasy ADP should skyrocket accordingly. Gronk's 16-game pace last season was 89-1,353-9, and he's scored 42 touchdowns in 50 career NFL games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Marqise Lee is 'pretty much cleared'
    Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) said he's "pretty much cleared."

    Advice: Lee missed the final chunk of the offseason program due to a sprain. He'll take it slow for a few days, but is expected to be unleashed when the pads go on for the first time Sunday. Lee is penciled in as the starter opposite Cecil Shorts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2046th
  • Andre Johnson's agent talking with Texans
    Andre Johnson's player rep has remained in contact with the Texans.

    Advice: Johnson's agent declined comment on reports that Johnson had shown up at team facilities on Monday, but suggested tensions have cooled. For now, most signs point toward Johnson reporting for the Texans' first workout on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    43rd
  • Ravens RB Pierce cleared for training camp
    Bernard Pierce (shoulder surgery) has been "fully cleared" for training camp.

    Advice: With Ray Rice expected to draw a multi-game suspension, Pierce's clearance paves the way for him to open the season as the Ravens' early-down back. Listed at 230 pounds, Pierce also said he's down to 223. It can only help after a sluggish 2013. Despite last year's struggles, Pierce's role makes him well worth a mid-round flier in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    98th
  • Report: Andre Johnson to show to camp on time
    The Houston Chronicle reports Andre Johnson is expected to report to training camp on time.

    Advice: Johnson was at Houston's NRG Stadium on Monday talking with team brass. It's obviously great news for the Texans and would ease the minds of fantasy players. The Texans have no real incentive to trade Johnson unless they can finagle an early-round pick from the acquiring team. Johnson has averaged 110.5 catches for 1502.5 yards with nine touchdowns the past two seasons. A shoo-in WR1 when healthy, Johnson's current ADP is at the back of round four. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    43rd
  • Browns will name QB by 3rd preseason game
    Coach Mike Pettine said he'll name his starting quarterback by the third preseason game.

    Advice: "I don't know if I'll set a date and kind of paint ourselves into a date, but it will be sooner than the third preseason game," Pettine said. The competition between Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer kicks off this week. The Akron Beacon-Journal recently predicted Hoyer will hold off Manziel, but Johnny Football brings the most to the table and should win the job as long as he performs and keeps his head on straight this summer. JFF has QB1 upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    122nd
  • Weinfuss: Ellington to get some short-yardage
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss believes Andre Ellington will get the call in short-yardage on a "few occasions."

    Advice: Weinfuss is actually optimistic on Ellington's short-yardage ability, saying the 199-pounder is "capable" of being a "workhorse" there. We're not sure we agree, but more importantly we don't think Bruce Arians agrees. One way the Cardinals can lessen Ellington's workload while still keeping him as a feature back is by giving big backs Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor the short-yardage work. How Arians handles goal-line packages will be worth watching closely at camp. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    26th
  • Gronk: 'I plan on playing the whole season'
    Rob Gronkowski (ACL/MCL) said Friday night that he anticipates playing a full season in 2014.

    Advice: "I'm planning on playing the whole season this year," said Gronk at his women's football clinic. Gronkowski played all 16 games his first two NFL seasons, but has missed 14 over the past two years. Gronk is expected to open camp on the active/PUP list as he's eased into football activities. If Gronk indeed makes it 16 games, he'll push Jimmy Graham to be fantasy's No. 1 tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Titans plan to employ running back committee
    According to the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans "plan on using a running back by committee approach" this season.

    Advice: Beat writer Jim Wyatt's "thinking" is Bishop Sankey will lead the team in "carries and production," but Dexter McCluster will be ex-Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt's new Danny Woodhead, and the Titans "want (Shonn) Greene to be their power back in goal-line and short-yardage situations." Wyatt also noted McCluster was an "offseason star" during OTAs. Most NFL executives viewed Sankey as a rotational back as opposed to a feature runner prior to May's draft. The Titans made him the first running back selected, but he's hardly a lock to handle bellcow work. Sankey's current Average Draft Position is the early fourth round, ahead of Ryan Mathews, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, and Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    37th
  • Jaguars OC: Gerhart will be our workhorse
    Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch confirmed Toby Gerhart will be the "workhorse" and play all three downs.

    Advice: "Toby has the ability to do it all," Fisch said. "He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot - third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs." Fisch also admits both Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman are merely "change-of-pace backs," and will only see action to give Gerhart an occasional breather. Former Rotoworld all-star Chris Wesseling thinks Gerhart could lead the league in carries and run for 1,200-1,300 yards. The obvious concern for Gerhart owners is touchdown potential. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    34th
  • Patriots sign TE Nate Byham
    Patriots signed TE Nate Byham.

    Advice: Byham, 26, spent the previous two seasons playing for the Bucs and coach Greg Schiano. He caught six passes for 56 yards and one touchdown in 15 games played for Tampa Bay. Primarily a blocker, Byham will compete for a spot. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1913th