• Allen praises Denarius Moore's consistency
    Coach Dennis Allen said he saw a "different demeanor" out of Denarius Moore this summer, and believes Moore is "beginning to take that next step."

    Advice: "D-Mo has really kind of gotten back to where he was maybe a couple of years ago when we first got here," Allen said. "He's been a lot more consistent." Moore is penciled in as the Raiders' No. 3 receiver behind James Jones and Rod Streater. He'll serve as the deep threat, and is a good fit for rookie QB Derek Carr's cannon of an arm. Moore can run with the best of them, while Carr can chuck it deep. Moore has sneaky upside and is worth watching early on. The Raiders are going to be throwing the ball and playing catch-up a ton this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    195th
  • Mike Wallace expects to see a lot of Revis
    Mike Wallace expects to see a lot of Darrelle Revis in Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Patriots.

    Advice: It remains to be seen whether the Patriots will task Revis with shadowing Wallace, but we'd imagine they will, especially with Brandon Browner suspended the first four games. They'll let Logan Ryan or Alfonzo Dennard handle Brian Hartline. While we like Wallace to bounce back this season in a far more creative offense under OC Bill Lazor, he's more WR3/4 than WR2/3 this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    68th
  • Hester will 'definitely' have role on offense
    Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter said Devin Hester will "definitely have a role in our offense."

    Advice: Here we go again. The Bears tried off and on for eight years to square peg Hester into a round hole on offense, and he never managed more than four scores. Hester has two 500-yard seasons to his name. Perhaps he'll catch 20 balls as a situational deep threat. He remains off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2555th
  • Benny Cunningham listed as KR & No. 2 RB
    Benny Cunningham is listed as the No. 1 kickoff returner and No. 2 running back on the Rams' updated depth chart.

    Advice: The new depth chart was released Tuesday. Zac Stacy remains atop the tailback pecking order, while Cunningham will work in as a breather back and focus on special teams. Cunningham and Chris Givens will line up deep on kickoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2399th
  • Jets sign sixth-rounder Enunwa to P.S.
    Jets signed WR Quincy Enunwa to the practice squad.

    Advice: A sixth-round pick, Enunwa was waived at final cuts. He'll likely be the first man up when the Jets need a body at receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2096th
  • Wallace says Miami kept playbook under wraps
    Mike Wallace estimates the Dolphins revealed "maybe 15 percent" of their playbook in the preseason.

    Advice: New OC Bill Lazor's system came across as relatively tame in August, while coach Joe Philbin said the tempo wasn't where he wanted it to be. However, aside from Ryan Tannehill and Wallace's continued inability to get on the same page on deep balls, there's been no reason for alarm. A Joe Gibbs disciple and understudy for Chip Kelly last year, Lazor's system should be a major improvement on Mike Sherman's. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    68th
  • Larry Fitzgerald (knee) 'fine'
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is "fine," and will start Monday's opener.

    Advice: Fitz sat out Tuesday's unofficial practice, but it was just a precaution. Fitzgerald has missed only four games through 10 NFL seasons, but was slowed by a concussion and hamstring issues in 2013. Now 31, he's not quite the physical freak he once was. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:46 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    41st
  • 49ers bring back special teamer Kassim Osgood
    49ers re-signed WR Kassim Osgood.

    Advice: Osgood was released at final cuts. A core special teamer, Osgood is back after the 49ers freed up a roster spot by placing NT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) on injured reserve/designated to return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2577th
  • Stephen Hill lands on CAR's practice squad
    Panthers signed WR Stephen Hill to the practice squad.

    Advice: It's a good landing spot for the ex-Jet, though going by the words of Hill's agent following his release, he likely thought he'd land on someone's 53-man roster. Instead, it's the next best thing, as the Panthers' receiver corps is perhaps the thinnest in the league. Stone-handed and prone to nicks and bruises, there's no guarantee Hill gets the call this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Bolts add Marion Grice to practice squad
    Chargers signed RB Marion Grice to the practice squad.

    Advice: A sixth-round pick out of Arizona State, Grice was waived Monday. The Bolts are four deep at running back, but Grice will be the first man up if someone gets hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2375th
  • Kyle Orton's deal for two years, $11 million
    Kyle Orton's deal with the Bills is for two years and $11 million.

    Advice: It includes a $3 million signing bonus, while the second year is voidable. It's a huge chunk of change for a "backup," one that suggests the Bills fully expect Orton to make starts this season. E.J. Manuel is going to have to show something in September to keep his starting gig. If/when Orton takes over, he'll be asked to manage games as the Bills employ one of the league's run-heaviest offenses. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2659th
  • DMC listed as Raiders' No. 2 running back
    Darren McFadden is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Raiders' "unofficial" depth chart.

    Advice: Maurice Jones-Drew is the lead dog in the Raiders' committee, but Raiders.com still expects DMC to receive "plenty of carries." McFadden rushed 12 times for 55 yards (4.58 YPC) and a touchdown in the preseason. He's an RB4/5 for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    149th
  • Shoelace moves ahead of Todman on depth chart
    The Jaguars' "unofficial" Week 1 depth chart has Denard Robinson listed as the No. 2 running back ahead of Jordan Todman.

    Advice: The move comes after Robinson's strong preseason. Shoelace rushed 21 times for 94 yards (4.47 YPC) and a score, adding two catches for 24 yards. Todman was far-less effective, rushing 29 times for only 63 yards (2.17 YPA) and a TD. He was 12/107/0 as a receiver. It appears Shoelace will operate as the Jags' primary change-of-pace back behind Toby Gerhart, but he'd be in a committee with Todman, and perhaps Storm Johnson, were Gerhart to go down. Robinson is not a re-draft consideration outside of exceptionally-deep PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2550th
  • Fitzgerald rests knee in Tuesday's practice
    Larry Fitzgerald sat out of Tuesday's unofficial practice with a knee issue.

    Advice: It's almost certainly just a precaution. With the Cardinals playing on Monday night, they won't release their first official injury report until Thursday. It's something for Fitz's owners to be aware of, but not to fret over. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:55 am
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    41st
  • Chris Polk does 'everything' in Tue. practice
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) did "everything" in Tuesday's practice, and expects to be ready for Sunday's opener.

    Advice: Polk is finally rounding to full health after missing the majority of camp. Although Darren Sproles is technically the Eagles' No. 2 running back, Polk is LeSean McCoy's direct backup and handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:51 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1844th
  • Steven Jackson confirms he's ready for Week 1
    Steven Jackson (hamstring) confirmed he's ready for Sunday's opener.

    Advice: Jackson sat out the entire preseason, but could have played in the finale. "I'm extremely excited for Week 1," Jackson said. "It's been a training camp that I missed the majority of the time, but I've been working hard physically and mentally to prepare for this coming Sunday; I feel good about it." Jackson could be on a snap count against the Saints after missing so much time in August, but will be a borderline RB2 for what could be a shootout. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    81st
  • Belichick: No final decision yet on Gronk
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team hasn't made a final decision about Rob Gronkowski's (knee) Week 1 status.

    Advice: "I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about this situation," Belichick said of Gronk's Monday pronouncement that he'll be playing. "With all due respect to Rob - I'm glad he feels the way he does - but, in the end, we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week." It's perhaps the least-surprising development of the week that Belichick is trying to confuse the situation, but it's highly doubtful Gronk would have gone on the record unless he was sure he was suiting up. We expect him to be out there against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:21 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    48th
  • Bostick remains sidelined at practice Tuesday
    Brandon Bostick (fibula) remained sidelined at Packers practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Bostick is going to miss the Thursday night opener in Seattle. Andrew Quarless and rookie Richard Rodgers will handle tight end duties for Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1847th
  • Sankey moves to 2nd RB on Titans depth chart
    The Titans have elevated rookie Bishop Sankey to No. 2 on their tailback depth chart.

    Advice: He's still behind Shonn Greene, but passed Dexter McCluster. Per beat writer Paul Kuharsky, "all three will be part of the rotation and game plans and matchups will do a lot to dictate their usage." Greene will open the season as the slight favorite for carries over Sankey, and should get almost all short-yardage and goal-line work. McCluster will play the Danny Woodhead role under ex-Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt. Although his ascent has been slow, we still expect Sankey to emerge from this pack as the Titans' leader in 2014 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    66th
  • Lamar Miller listed as starter on depth chart
    Lamar Miller is listed as the Dolphins' starting running back on the latest depth chart.

    Advice: It's not a surprise, as the expectation continues to be that Miller will get the "starts" and most of the early-down work while Knowshon Moreno has emerged as the favorite for third-down and passing-game duties. Moreno could chip into Miller's snaps after Miller failed to produce during the preseason. The thing to take away is that Moreno's stock is on the rise, and Miller is treading water. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    71st
  • Tate to play three-down role in CLE backfield
    Coach Mike Pettine continued to praise Ben Tate as a three-down running back, calling Tate the "guy you can trust the most right now."

    Advice: After the Browns cut Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya, Tate became the clear leader for third-down duties. He already had early-down work sewn up after a strong preseason coupled with Terrance West's disappointing summer. "He's been solid in protection. I think he does a nice job catching the ball," Pettine said. "Probably the guy you can trust the most right now would be Ben." Look for Tate to carry the ball 15-20 times per game under OC Kyle Shanahan. There's potential for high-end RB1 production. Tate just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Mallett not expected to start for Texans
    The Houston Chronicle doesn't expect Ryan Mallett to challenge for the Texans' starting job anytime soon.

    Advice: However, Mallett is officially No. 2 on the depth chart. Per beat writer Brian Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick is "locked in" as coach Bill O'Brien's starter. Mallett is being brought to Houston as a quarterback with familiarity of the offense. We don't doubt that Fitzpatrick is the guy for right now, but once he struggles, because he certainly will, the Mallett chants will begin. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2613th
  • Jets waive Quincy Enunwa
    Jets waived WR Quincy Enunwa.

    Advice: The Jets were carrying seven receivers after final cuts, so this move was somewhat anticipated. The 209th overall pick in May's draft, Enunwa will be replaced on the 53-man roster by former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2096th
  • Brandon Bostick still not practicing Monday
    Packers TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) was held out of Monday's practice, and will be inactive for Thursday's opener if he doesn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: All signs point toward Bostick sitting out against the Seahawks. He should be considered questionable for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1847th
  • Panthers not planning to sign Stephen Hill
    The Panthers have "no immediate plans" to sign free agent Stephen Hill following Monday's workout.

    Advice: The Panthers are simply updating their "ready list." Carolina has one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, so it's not a good sign for Hill's 2014 prospects that he's walking away without a deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Paper believes Miller now behind Moreno
    The Miami Herald believes it's "clear" Lamar Miller has fallen behind Knowshon Moreno for lead-back duties.

    Advice: Reporter Armando Salguero - whose gut is usually right - came to the conclusion after listening to OC Bill Lazor's Monday presser. "(I) feel very good about (Miller's) ability to be productive," Lazor said. "But if you're talking about the preseason games, his production needs to improve." Lazor also hinted he wants Miller to be more "decisive." We're unlikely to get a true idea of how the Dolphins' backfield will shake out before Sunday's opener against the Patriots, but it's obvious a committee is in order. It's just a matter of who is the lead dog. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    71st
  • Stephen Hill working out for Panthers
    Free agent WR Stephen Hill is working out for the Panthers Monday.

    Advice: Hill went unclaimed on waivers after getting cut by the Jets Saturday. It was a surprise, considering he's 23 years old and goes 6'4/214 with sub-4.4 speed. Hill skill-set would definitely fit in Carolina, as they have no viable deep threats outside of Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Gronk ready to go Sunday, but not every snap
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) admitted he won't play every snap in Sunday's Week 1 game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Gronk is still less than eight months removed from surgery to repair his ACL and MCL, so just being active on Sunday is a major accomplishment. "Definitely not [playing] every single snap. But just get out there, get my feet wet, whatever we game-plan this week, will be good," he said. Note that Gronk only played on 59.4 percent of the snaps in his first three games off an elbow injury last year. He still produced 19 catches, 284 yards and one touchdown during that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    48th
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) says he'll play Sunday
    Speaking Monday, Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    48th
  • Marion Grice waived by Chargers
    Chargers waived sixth-round RB Marion Grice.

    Advice: The Chargers kept an absurd five running backs on their initial 53-man roster. Now they're down to four, as Grice loses his spot to UDFA Branden Oliver. Grice, now a practice squad candidate, rushed 41 times for 167 yards (4.07 YPC) in the preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2375th
  • Ben Tate likely to open year as every-down RB
    Coach Mike Pettine said Sunday he's "comfortable" leaving Ben Tate in on third downs.

    Advice: Tate has obviously secured Cleveland's early-down rushing job, and it appears he'll open the season as a true every-down back. Rookie Terrance West faded as soon as the preseason began, getting exposed as not NFL-ready. The Browns' No. 3 tailback is UDFA Isaiah Crowell. Considering how poorly West played in August, it's possible Tate does not have a clear handcuff. West and Crowell might share the workload in the event of an injury to Tate. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Ex-Jet Stephen Hill goes unclaimed on waivers
    Former Jets WR Stephen Hill went unclaimed on waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The NFL clearly does not think highly of Hill, who is still only 23 years old and blessed with sub-4.4 speed at 6-foot-4, 215. It's worth noting Hill has practice squad eligibility per new NFL rules. Hill is still a hold in Dynasty leagues. You certainly won't find more upside on a Dynasty waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Brandon Bostick expected to miss Week 1
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky confirms TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) is not expected to play in Week 1 at Seattle.

    Advice: The Seahawks and Packers kick off the 2014 NFL campaign on Thursday night. Bostick is likely targeting Week 2 for his return. Andrew Quarless and rookie Richard Rodgers will share Green Bay's tight end duties to open the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1847th
  • Rumor comes to life: Texans acquire Mallett
    Texans acquired QB Ryan Mallett from the Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016.

    Advice: The "compensation" is as close to nothing as the Texans could have sent. Seemingly on the block since the day he arrived in New England in 2011, Mallett has been heavily connected to the Texans since they named former Pats OC Bill O'Brien head coach. Mallett adds more depth to the Texans' uninspiring trio of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Tom Savage, but isn't an obvious upgrade. His acquisition should mean Keenum is sent packing. Despite his inexplicable name recognition, we wouldn't count on Mallett starting any games. He's attempted only four regular-season passes, and has never stood out in exhibition action. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2613th
  • Bills paying Kyle Orton $5 million for 2014
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports new Bills QB Kyle Orton will make $5 million this season.

    Advice: As ex-Rotoworlder Chris Wesseling points out, that's as much as Josh McCown is making for the Bucs. The Bills have clearly lost faith in E.J. Manuel, and appear ready to turn to Orton at a moment's notice. Manuel will keep his job to begin the season as Orton gets up to speed on the playbook, but has no room for error. With the Bills hoping to field one of the league's run-heaviest offenses, Orton will be a bottom-barrel QB2 if/when he gets the call to replace Manuel. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2659th
  • Ryan Mallett still on Patriots' 53 for now
    Ryan Mallett has made the Patriots' 53-man roster.

    Advice: The Patriots think of enough of Mallett to carry three quarterbacks for now. The 2011 third-rounder, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, remains on the trade block. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2613th
  • Chris Polk makes Eagles final roster
    Chris Polk has made the Eagles' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Polk was barely able to participate in camp due to a hamstring tear, so it speaks volumes that the Eagles still kept him. Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey both had strong camps. Polk, who is expected to be ready for Week 1, is the preferred handcuff for LeSean McCoy owners. Passing back Darren Sproles' role wouldn't change much in the event of a Shady injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:39 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1844th
  • Stephen Hill's agent rips the Jets
    Free agent Stephen Hill's player rep ripped the Jets following his Saturday release.

    Advice: "He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco," Hill's rep thundered. "His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno." Hill's rep made no mention of his drops or knee issues. The agent went on to say he expects the Browns to place a claim on waivers. It makes sense on paper, but Hill didn't give teams much, if any, positive film to go on. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • 49ers dump special team standouts
    49ers released WR Kassim Osgood and S C.J. Spillman.

    Advice: Even though Osgood is 34, it'll be a blow to the 49ers' special teams. Spillman looks like a salary dump as the move saves $1.225 million against the cap. Perhaps the 49ers will bring back Osgood after Week 1, so they don't have to guarantee his salary. They did that last year. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2577th
  • Jets give up on stone-handed WR Stephen Hill
    Jets waived WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: Hill got off to a hot start in spring practices but fell off a cliff once preseason got underway. He reeled in just 3-of-8 targets for 42 yards, while dropping two passes. Drops have been a recurring theme for the No. 43 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has dropped nine of his 97 career targets. Hill still has enough raw talent to draw looks on waivers. He has ideal size (6'4/215) and speed (4.36 forty). We're not ruling out Hill eventually developing into a serviceable receiver somewhere outside of New York. He's only 23. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Bills sign Kyle Orton to back up E.J. Manuel
    Bills signed QB Kyle Orton to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Orton, 31, made one start for the Cowboys last season in an NFC East win-or-go-home tilt with the Eagles. He scattered check down after check down amongst 46 pass attempts, completing 30 for 358 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Orton was on the verge of retirement before the Bills lured him back into the league, but it's fair to wonder if he eventually becomes a better option than E.J. Manuel. For now, Orton will push Jeff Tuel for the backup job. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2659th
  • Whisenhunt praises improving Bishop Sankey
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey "ran the ball very well" in the Titans' final preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Sankey ran for 43 yards on seven carries against the Vikings. "We've seen growth with Bishop," said Whisenhunt. "His vision is good. He's seeing the holes well. His protection, he's done a nicer job with that as he's gone through it." Sankey should start climbing the depth chart sooner rather than later, but his upside is limited by the Titans' apparent preference to use a committee approach at running back. He is overvalued in the fifth round. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    66th
  • Stephen Hill has bad game in preseason finale
    Stephen Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: He also dropped a pass, which has become a daily routine this summer. Hill seems like a goner. Expect the Jets to dangle him in trade talks the next 24-plus hours before eventually cutting him Saturday afternoon. Hill is competing with Greg Salas for a roster spot. Coach Rex Ryan praised Salas earlier this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Chris Polk misses 4th straight preseason game
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for the Eagles' preseason finale.

    Advice: Polk returned to practice last Saturday, but still isn't healthy enough to perform in a game setting. It's a potentially ominous sign for Polk's roster chances. He's going to end up missing the entire preseason. The Philly Inquirer recently forecasted Polk to make the final 53, but that's certainly become a question mark with Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker playing well. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles are locks, and Kenjon Barner may be, too. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:09 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1844th
  • 'Looks like' S-Jax will play in exh. finale
    According to AtlantaFalcons.com, it "looks like" Steven Jackson will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Jackson missed the Falcons' first three exhibition games with a hamstring injury. If he actually plays tonight, it won't be for more than a series or two. S-Jax likely just wants some peace of mind heading into Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    81st
  • Benny Cunningham hype continues to build
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that "if Benny Cunningham isn't challenging Zac Stacy for the starting job, he's certainly pushing him for playing time."

    Advice: Beat man Jim Thomas says Cunningham has been the best Rams running back this preseason, echoing similar statements from ESPN's Nick Wagoner. This comes on the heels of Stacy playing off the bench behind Cunningham in the third preseason game. While we fully expect Stacy to hold the starting job and be the main back, he can't afford to lose too much volume. He averaged just 3.89 yards per carry and 5.42 yards per reception last year. Cunningham is worth a late-round flier until the uncertainty here shakes out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2399th
  • Tim Wright has nothing to do with Gronkowski
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms the Patriots' acquisition of Tim Wright has nothing to do with Rob Gronkowski's health.

    Advice: Gronk is a 6-foot-6, 265-pound in-line tight end. Wright is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound college wide receiver. They're completely different players who will play totally different roles. Most signs continue to point to Gronkowski being ready for Week 1, but there are no guarantees. For Gronk drafters, we suggest grabbing Heath Miller or Garrett Graham late as early-season insurance. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:58 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    48th
  • Chris Polk projected to make final roster
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

    Advice: Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:15 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1844th
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) still in a 'good spot'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter says Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot."

    Advice: Newly acquired Tim Wright will compete for snaps as a "move" tight end complement to in-line Gronkowski. They play completely different positions, so the trade does not shed any new light on Gronk's rehab -- which reportedly continues to progress without setback. Within the last week, Schefter has stated that he would be surprised if Gronkowski isn't ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:51 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    48th
  • Lamar Miller still on track for Fins lead RB
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin suggested Lamar Miller remains ahead Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job.

    Advice: "I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here," Philbin said. "He's had an excellent offseason and camp. I like everything he's done since April 21." Miller has been splitting first-team reps this week, but is expected to open the season as Miami's primary early-down back. Moreno is the favorite for third down and pass protection snaps. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    71st
  • Stephen Hill in his 'final days' with Jets?
    The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.

    Advice: It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Report: Jets could try and trade Stephen Hill
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1869th
  • Steven Jackson finally resumes practicing
    Steven Jackson (hamstring) returned to Falcons practice on Monday.

    Advice: He wound up missing 27 days, but remains on track for Week 1. Coach Mike Smith previously said there's a chance S-Jax sees snaps in Thursday's preseason finale, but we'd be shocked if the Falcons risked his health. Currently the RB31 in fantasy drafts, Jackson will be a steal if he can stay on the field, but it's hard to believe he will during his age-31 season. Rookie Devonta Freeman should settle in as Jackson's primary backup and handcuff. Jacquizz Rodgers has had endless chances to establish himself, and failed time and again. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    81st
  • Patriots still trying to trade Ryan Mallett
    The Patriots are expected to hold Ryan Mallett out of Thursday's preseason finale as opportunities around the NFL become available.

    Advice: The Patriots are still holding out hope that they can get something in a trade for Mallett, who is entering the final year of his contract. It remains unlikely, even with Sam Bradford (knee) going down and Cam Newton (ribs) slightly iffy for Week 1. If teams are interested in Mallett, they know he'll likely be on waivers soon. Second-round rookie Jimmy Garoppolo will start Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 8:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2613th
  • Whiz: Sankey showed improvement Saturday
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey showed improvement on Saturday night.

    Advice: The Titans implored Sankey to clean up his footwork, exchanges and ball security issues. The second-round rookie took heed and turned in a clean performance although he picked up just 44 yards on 16 carries (2.75 YPC). "He responded to what we asked about," Whisenhunt said. Sankey has run exclusively with the second- and third-stringers throughout the preseason, but more clean performances in practice will lead to an eventual climb up the depth chart. We've seen what Shonn Greene is, and it isn't pretty. Still, Sankey's fifth-round ADP is far too steep considering his current role. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 25, 5:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    66th
  • Larry Fitzgerald shakes loose for 3-71-0
    Larry Fitzgerald caught three passes for 71 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

    Advice: Fitzgerald now lines up outside in two-wide sets and shifts into the slot in three- and four-wide formations. It's the way Bruce Arians extends the careers of once-elite receivers that are beginning to decline. Through three preseason games, Fitz has seven catches for 106 yards and one touchdown while Michael Floyd didn't make his preseason debut until tonight (one catch, four yards). Fitz remains a solid WR2 bet as he'll see plenty of volume as Arians' Reggie Wayne/Hines Ward. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 7:28 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    41st
  • Benny Cunningham starts over Stacy vs. CLE
    Benny Cunningham made a surprise start in Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Browns, rushing five times for 32 yards.

    Advice: He caught one pass for six yards. Zac Stacy checked in on the Rams' second series, but Cunningham out-touched him 6-5. As has been the case all preseason, Cunningham was more productive than Stacy, out-gaining him 38-11. For the month of August, Cunningham now has 15 carries for 80 yards (5.3 YPC) to Stacy's 15-39-2.6. Stacy should still open the season as the Rams' starter, but Cunningham is his clear backup, and perhaps not terribly far behind on the depth chart. Beat man Nick Wagoner says Cunningham has been "sharper" than Stacy throughout camp and preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2399th
  • Ben Tate has quiet night in rehearsal
    Ben Tate rushed three times for five yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

    Advice: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Tate started, but wasn't heard from after the Browns' opening drive. Cleveland is saving him for Week 1. Almost certainly done for the preseason, Tate finishes with 19 carries for 81 yards (4.26 YPC). He didn't catch a pass. Not riveting stuff, but Tate did nothing to lose his chokehold on No. 1 duties. Talented rookie Terrance West has been uneven as Tate's backup, leaving him some breathing room. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    52nd
  • Bishop Sankey still with backups exclusively
    Bishop Sankey exclusively ran with the second- and third-stringers once again in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

    Advice: The Titans' offense ran 26 plays in the first half. Starter Shonn Greene got 12 snaps, Dexter McCluster got nine, Leon Washington got five and Sankey got zero. That's exactly the way it's been all preseason, as the second-round rookie is yet to see a first-team rep while struggling with ball security, footwork and pass protection. He did come on in the second half to rush 16 times for 44 yards with a touchdown and now has 35 carries for 112 yards with that score this preseason. We eventually expect Sankey to rise to the top of this committee, but it's going to take some time. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    66th
  • Devin Hester flukily goes 4-56-1
    Devin Hester caught four passes for 56 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

    Advice: Don't get suckered into this fluke. Hester is the Falcons' fourth receiver at best, and is expected to focus mostly on returns once the regular season gets here. Hester's six catches, 71 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks is more production than he'll get in any two-game stretch this year. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 7:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    2555th
  • Wallace heavily involved against the Cowboys
    Mike Wallace caught six of his team-high eight targets for 67 yards against the Cowboys Saturday.

    Advice: It was Wallace's first catches of the preseason, but it should have been an even bigger night. Wallace came wide open down the right sideline for what should have been a walk-in touchdown, but Tannehill missed him by a good five yards. Tannehill's accuracy concerns aside, Wallace should thrive as OC Bill Lazor finds creative ways to get him in space. He is a value in the seventh round. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    68th
  • Miller starts, rotates with Knowshon Moreno
    Lamar Miller started the Dolphins' third preseason game, rushing for 34 yards on seven carries and catching two passes for three yards.

    Advice: Despite the start, Miller rotated fairly evenly with Knowshon Moreno throughout the first half. Moreno ran well on Saturday night, but Miller put in a good showing as well. Miller may lose some work to Moreno, but he will remain an important part of the Dolphins' offense. Miller has 76 total yards on 20 preseason touches. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 6:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    71st
  • Chris Polk back at practice Saturday
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 9:12 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    1844th
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