• Colts waive RB Dion Lewis
    Colts waived RB Dion Lewis.

    Advice: DT Kelcy Quarles has been plucked off the Patriots' practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Lewis looked like he might get some playing time when the Colts signed him on September 9, but they're apparently satisfied with Boom Herron behind Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. Under-sized at 5-foot-8, 195 pounds, Lewis owns a career 4.8 YPC through 36 carries. Rotoworld.com
    58 minutes ago
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2382nd
  • Doug Martin (knee) practicing on Tuesday
    Doug Martin (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice, and was running with the first-team offense.

    Advice: It's a sign the Bucs fully expect Martin to go for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. The question is what his role will be. Martin struggled mightily in Week 1, while backup Bobby Rainey went off against the Rams in his absence in Week 2. For now, owners should consider Martin a borderline RB2 against a Falcons run defense that's been gashed through the season's first two games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:00 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • MIN's Governor calls for Peterson suspension
    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is calling for the Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Public and political pressure on both the Vikings and the NFL continues to mount. "Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system," read a statement from Dayton. The Vikings have chosen to reinstate Peterson. It remains to be seen if the NFL can or will step in with further discipline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:59 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Fozzy Whittaker now week to week
    Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is considered week to week.

    Advice: Whittaker and Mike Tolbert (shoulder) both went down in Week 2, leaving Jonathan Stewart to carry all the mail. But DeAngelo Willliams (thigh) and Tolbert are expected back this week, meaning Whittaker wouldn't have had a role anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:52 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2389th
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back Sunday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) day to day
    Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

    Advice: Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:29 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    273rd
  • LeSean McCoy: I don't feel as tired
    LeSean McCoy said Darren Sproles' 26 touches through two weeks don't bother him at all.

    Advice: "I don't mind it all," McCoy said after Monday night's comeback win. "And I don't feel as tired or as beat." McCoy still has a very healthy 51 touches through two weeks, so it's not like he's being underutilized. Owners have nothing to worry about as the 31-year-old Sproles is going to regress to the mean and McCoy is staying very fresh. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1st
  • Khiry Robinson's role set to grow
    Khiry Robinson's role is set to expand with Mark Ingram (hand) out at least a month.

    Advice: Robinson is a former UDFA out of West Texas A&M that has a lot of Chris Ivory in his game. PFF credited him with 15 missed tackles forced on 75 rushes last season (including playoffs) and he graded out higher than the likes of Reggie Bush and Matt Forte in Elusive Ratings. Unlike Ivory, Robinson is also a plus in the pass game. Now looking at the goal-line work and a share of the base snaps with Pierre Thomas, Khiry is worth adding in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    168th
  • NFL says Adrian Peterson case is under review
    The NFL says the Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy cases are under review.

    Advice: The Vikings chose to reinstate Peterson Monday, but deferred any questions about further discipline to the league office. The NFL's new hire Lisa Friel, a former New York prosecutor, is examining both cases. No one seems to know if the NFL has the power to step in and suspend Peterson before the case goes to trial, but we do know that FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday it falls under the new domestic violence policy. First-time offenders of that policy get a six-game ban. We'd try to hold Matt Asiata until the dust settles here. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:56 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Reid: Plan won't change much if Knile starts
    Coach Andy Reid confirmed that the game plan won't change much if Knile Davis starts in place of Jamaal Charles (ankle) against the Dolphins Sunday.

    Advice: Charles has missed all or most of the three games across the last two seasons. In those games, Davis is averaging 22.3 carries, 5.0 catches, 97.0 total yards and has scored six touchdowns. Reid and the Chiefs have every reason to be confident in the second-year back as someone they can build offense through. The RB-dependent scheme Reid has installed would stay intact, leaving Davis as a RB1 candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:33 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    166th
  • De'Anthony Thomas expected back this week
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) could return for Week 3.

    Advice: Thomas, the Chiefs' fourth-round rookie, has missed the first two weeks. Although he's listed as a running back, the 176-pounder is really a package player that won't pick up much slack if Jamaal Charles (ankle) sits. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:28 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2310th
  • Bradshaw outplays TRich, scores twice in loss
    Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's Week 2 loss to the Colts.

    Advice: Bradshaw outplayed Trent Richardson for the second consecutive game to open the season. Bradshaw took his first carry of the game 29 yards up the left side. It looked like he was shot out of a cannon. Bradshaw legitimately looks like he's been reborn, and he's playing in all red-zone and passing situations, as evidenced by his one-yard and seven-yard scores. He's clearly the superior talent in the Colts' backfield, but we tend to think the Indianapolis coaching staff is too stubborn to realize it. That, or they'll wake up when it's too late. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    129th
  • Shady McCoy finds end zone in MNF win
    LeSean McCoy rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night, adding four catches for an additional 23 yards.

    Advice: McCoy's 102 total yards go largely unnoticed because of Darren Sproles' 178 yards and one score on 11 touches. Still, McCoy had a fine night against a pitiful defense. He didn't break off many big gainers, but McCoy was steady and showed off his video game-like moves on a couple occasions. He pounded his touchdown in from one yard away after Riley Cooper drew a DPI call in the end zone. Sproles' heavier load than expected is a bit of a buzzkill for McCoy owners, but Shady is still producing fine numbers and getting his touches. The Redskins are up next for the Eagles. McCoy will be a top-three option at running back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1st
  • TMZ: A.P. cleared in latest child abuse case
    TMZ reports Adrian Peterson has already been cleared of the latest child abuse accusation involving one of his other sons.

    Advice: Peterson was accused of hitting one of his other sons, a four-year-old, in the forehead and leaving him with a scar after disciplining him for cursing at a sibling. A source said the case went nowhere because it was determined the boy was injured when he accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Peterson was punishing him. Peterson's form of discipline was "not impermissible." In Texas, parents are allowed to administer "reasonable punishment." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • A.P. being investigated for more child abuse
    CBS 11 Houston reports Adrian Peterson is being investigated for another child abuse accusation involving one of his other sons.

    Advice: According to the news station, one of Peterson's four-year-old son's was disciplined by Peterson for cursing at one of his siblings. The boy sustained a scar over his right eye. Peterson has at least five children with multiple different women, and is believed to have as many as seven kids out of wedlock. If more information comes to light, the Vikings could discipline Peterson yet again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Cowboys RB Randle suffers concussion
    Joseph Randle exited Sunday's Week 2 win over the Titans with a concussion, and is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Randle carried the ball three times for 26 yards before leaving in the third quarter. He doesn't have much of an offensive role with DeMarco Murray playing mostly every down. Randle's role would only grow if Murray gets hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1815th
  • Christine Michael to return to practice Wed.
    The Seahawks expect Christine Michael (hamstring) to return to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Michael hasn't played or practiced since pulling his hamstring in the preseason finale. With Marshawn Lynch battling "ongoing" back issues, Michael should see plenty of reps in practice this week. Lynch is expected to be fine for Week 3, and Michael would likely be the No. 3 back behind Lynch and Robert Turbin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Lovie hints Doug Martin should play Thursday
    Coach Lovie Smith suggested Doug Martin (knee) would have participated Monday if the Bucs had held a practice.

    Advice: As beat writer Rick Stroud notes, it means Martin is "in play" for Thursday night's game at Atlanta. The Falcons have been gashed by the run game through two weeks -- surrendering a league-high five rushing TDs -- but Martin's role isn't entirely clear. Bobby Rainey went off for 22-144 and 3-30 in the pass game during Sunday's loss to St. Louis. This may be an even RBBC with Martin back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:20 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Andre Ellington still dealing with foot pain
    Coach Bruce Arians acknowledged Monday that Andre Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot.

    Advice: Ellington has a tear in the foot. The Cardinals haven't backed off him much, however, shoveling 16 more touches onto Ellington in Sunday's win over the Giants. He responded with 101 total yards. Arians says Ellington will continue to be held out of practice on Wednesdays, and they'll evaluate him thereafter every week. He remains on track to play in this week's meeting with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:43 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Danny Woodhead's role may not change much
    The Union-Tribune San Diego suggests Danny Woodhead's role may not change much despite Ryan Mathews' multi-week knee injury.

    Advice: Specifically, beat reporter Michael Gehlken anticipates Donald Brown "absorbing the bulk" of Mathews' old early-down work, while Woodhead "remain(s) in a role fairly similar to the one he currently occupies." Woodhead has led San Diego's backfield snaps in each of the first two weeks, but only has 18 touches to show for it. The superior fantasy bet will be Brown, although Woodhead will certainly be on the radar as a flex option in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    107th
  • JC's injury 'doesn't look to be real severe'
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles' high-ankle sprain "doesn't look to be a real severe one."

    Advice: "But it does have the component of a high-ankle sprain," Reid added in fluent coachspeak. Regardless of Reid's remarks, high-ankle sprains are multi-week injuries, and typically require at least a month's absence. If Charles can come back sooner, the Chiefs may have been stretching the definition of "high-ankle sprain," much like the Bills seemed to do with C.J. Spiller in 2013. Either way, fantasy owners should plan on being without Charles for at least the rest of September. Backup Knile Davis is this week's top waiver add. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:14 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • DeAngelo Williams working out on Tuesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

    Advice: How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Jamaal Charles diagnosed w/ high ankle sprain
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

    Advice: We're considering Charles "week to week" moving forward, but there are indications Charles' high ankle sprain is on the mild side of the usual 4-6 week timetable. Knile Davis will step in as Kansas City's every-down back in the meantime. He'll be a legit RB1 for as much time as Charles misses. Charles' fantasy owners need to sit tight and keep him rostered as an injured RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Mark Ingram (hand) out 'at least' one month
    Mark Ingram has been diagnosed with a broken hand, and will be sidelined "at least" one month.

    Advice: It's a severe blow to both the Saints and fantasy owners. Ingram had finally turned a corner in his NFL career, running as well as any back in the league en route to 143 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries (5.95 YPC). Now the Saints will turn to talented Khiry Robinson for an expanded big-back role, while also relying on Pierre Thomas for more touches. With defenses showing so many dime looks against Drew Brees, the underrated Robinson is a must-add. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Peterson reinstated, expected to play Sunday
    The Vikings have reinstated Adrian Peterson and he is expected to play in Sunday's Week 3 game at New Orleans.

    Advice: The Vikings are using the "due process" excuse following Peterson's indictment on charges of reckless and negligent injury to a child. Of course, if Peterson wasn't the best player on the team then he'd be held to a different standard. "Today's decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration," read a Monday statement from the Vikings. "As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday's game, this is clearly a very important issue." The NFL's hands could also be tied as Peterson's case winds its way through the courts. Still, we'd hold Matt Asiata on rosters just in case Roger Goodell steps in. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Joique Bell won't be punished for fumble
    OC Joe Lombardi confirmed he won't punish a player for fumbles as long as it isn't habit-forming.

    Advice: Joique Bell fumbled during Sunday's loss at Carolina, but still ended up with 42 snaps compared to 29 for Reggie Bush. That comes on the heels of a Week 1 game in which Bell played on five more snaps than Bush. Joique, getting most of the inside running and goal-line work, will be a very strong RB2 against the Packers in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:45 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    49th
  • RB-needy Dolphins bring back Daniel Thomas
    Dolphins re-signed RB Daniel Thomas.

    Advice: The Dolphins lost Knowshon Moreno (elbow) for at least four weeks and Lamar Miller (ankle) is day to day. So they call on Thomas, who was just released at final cuts after losing a camp battle to UDFA Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa. He'll slide in as pass-down depth behind finesse back Miller, who is tentatively expected to heal up and start against the Chiefs in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1770th
  • Jamaal Charles' ankle MRI was negative
    A source confirms to PFT that Sunday X-rays on Jamaal Charles' ankle were negative.

    Advice: As reported Sunday, it's a sprain that knocked Charles out of Sunday's loss to the Broncos. The severity of that sprain will be known after further testing Monday. Talented backup Knile Davis came on to total 105 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touches in relief. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Charles' timeline will be based on how he feels and how he can move on it. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Chris Ivory, CJ share snaps evenly again
    Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson each played 27 snaps in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It's further proof that Johnson is the starter in name only. Through two weeks, CJ?K has 31 touches on 60 snaps and Ivory has 24 touches on 57 snaps. Of course, Ivory has been far more effective as he's averaging 6.30 YPC with two touchdowns on the ground vs. 3.56 YPC and zero rushing touchdowns for Johnson. Ivory will be a flex option against the Bears in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:32 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    134th
  • Report: Vikings won't release Adrian Peterson
    A source tells the New York Post that the Vikings will not release Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: The Post has sources on this story because Minnesota's ownership group is New Jersey-based. The Vikings are expected to make an announcement regarding Peterson's status at some point Monday and it's possible they'll choose to suspend him even before the NFL steps in. They could also try to trade Peterson. Note that the NFL is expected to review the case under the new domestic violence policy, not the personal conduct policy. First-time offenders of the domestic violence policy get a six-game ban. With Peterson inactive Sunday, Matt Asiata totaled 84 yards and a touchdown on 18 touches as the Vikings lost 30-7 to the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:31 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Jamaal Charles' ankle sprain believed 'mild'
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "early indications" are Jamaal Charles' ankle sprain is "mild."

    Advice: The same goes for SS Eric Berry, who like Charles exited Sunday's loss to Denver and did not return. Per La Canfora, the team is "hopeful neither will miss significant time." Charles is believed to be scheduled for a Monday morning MRI. It does sound like Charles has a shot to play in Week 3 at Miami, but Knile Davis needs to be owned everywhere. The fact that Charles never reentered after the first-quarter injury suggests he was in a lot of pain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:42 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Chris Ivory gets another TD in loss at GB
    Chris Ivory rushed 13 times for 43 yards with a touchdown and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Ivory's 3.3 yards per carry isn't impressive until you consider "starter" Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 21 yards (1.8 YPC). Ivory continues to clearly be the Jets' best runner and the coaches know it, giving him 14 touches compared to 13 for CJ?K. As long as Ivory can stay healthy, he's going to be a weekly candidate for a touchdown and double-digit touches. He gets a dream matchup at home against the Bears in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    134th
  • Jamaal Charles diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Denver.

    Advice: It must be a pretty good sprain, as Charles left in the first quarter and was ruled out for the day shortly thereafter. Talented backup Knile Davis came on to total 105 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touches. Consider Charles very questionable for Week 3 at Miami as we await the results of a Monday morning MRI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Knile Davis piles up 105 yds, 2 TDs in relief
    Knile Davis rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Chiefs' Week 2, 24-17 loss to the Broncos, adding six catches for 26 yards.

    Advice: Jamaal Charles exited the game early in the first half with a sprained ankle and never returned. Davis was dropped into the every-down role and became the focal point of the offense, as if he actually were Charles. Davis was targeted nine times in the passing game to lead the team. His college tape wasn't very impressive at Arkansas, but Davis has looked plenty athletic and shifty since being drafted by the Chiefs. He'll be in the RB1/2 conversation next week against the Dolphins should Charles miss the game. Davis will be the top waiver add this week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    166th
  • Danny Woodhead totals 60 yards in victory
    Danny Woodhead rushed eight times for 32 yards in San Diego's Week 2 win over the Seahawks, adding four catches for an additional 28 yards.

    Advice: A typical day at the office for the Chargers' change-of-pace/passing-down back, though his role could be expanding with Ryan Mathews awaiting an MRI on his knee. Were Mathews to miss time, we'd expect Donald Brown to carry the mail on early downs, but for Woodhead to exceed the 11.4 touches he averaged in 2013. He'd be an RB3 in standard leagues, and legit RB2 in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    107th
  • Joseph Randle gets three carries in win
    Joseph Randle rushed three times for 26 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

    Advice: He briefly spelled DeMarco Murray in both the first and second quarters. The totes were Randle's first of the season. Lance Dunbar is the Cowboys' clear-cut No. 2 back, but Randle would be in for a nice role were Murray to go down with injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1815th
  • Mike Tolbert gets 7 touches in Week 2 victory
    Mike Tolbert was thrown for -5 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: The Lions' defensive front lived in the Panthers' backfield in this one, and Jonathan Stewart got the nod ahead of Tolbert in a fourth-quarter scoring situation, with Stewart powering in from two yards out. Tolbert now has 16 touches through two games. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) likely to return sooner rather than later, it's hard to get behind Tolbert having any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:51 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    273rd
  • Robinson runs for 31 yards in loss to Browns
    Khiry Robinson rushed for 31 yards on eight carries in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: Robinson continues to play behind Mark Ingram, who is running the ball with the best of them right now. Robinson gives Ingram breathers and is really nothing more than a RB3/4 who is ultra touchdown-dependent. He'll need Ingram to go down with an injury to have any real meaningful work. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    168th
  • Joique Bell gets 16 touches against Panthers
    Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Joique owners were lucky to come out of this game with so many total yards, because Carolina's defense smothered the Detroit offense. Bell lost a fumble, but his heavy involvement in the passing game was a very good sign moving forward. He'll arguably be a borderline RB1 option when the Lions face the weak Green Bay defense in Week 3. While Reggie Bush has 23 touches through two games, Bell has 32. Joique is also getting all goal-line work. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    49th
  • Mark Ingram strong once again in Week 2
    Mark Ingram rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: Ingram's strong 2014 continues. He caught 3-of-4 targets in the passing game for an additional 21 yards and has been a major part of the offense through the season's first two weeks. Khiry Robinson mixes in on early downs, but it's mostly been Ingram doing the work. Pierre Thomas is the passing-down back. Ingram is running harder than ever and has out-touched Robinson 28-14 through two games. Ingram's score came from one yard away and was set up by a Jimmy Graham catch in the red zone. Ingram is firmly on the RB2 map. He'll get the Vikings in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Jamaal Charles done for day with ankle injury
    Jamaal Charles exited Sunday's Week 2 game against the Broncos in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and will not return.

    Advice: Charles hobbled to the training table in the first quarter before making his way to the locker room. He didn't need a cart, but Charles could be dealing with a sprain. Knile Davis has been filling in admirably for Charles, tallying 76 yards and one touchdown on 17 touches with over 9:00 left in the first quarter. Charles should be considered highly questionable for Week 3. Davis would immediately enter into the RB1 conversation as the offensive centerpiece. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Andre Ellington totals 101 yards vs. Giants
    Andre Ellington gained 91 yards on 15 carries and caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington ripped off a number of big plays on the ground, but lost nine carries to Jonathan Dwyer, including a valuable goal-line plunge. Through two weeks, Ellington has rarely been a part of Arizona's red-zone offense, which is a major concern for his fantasy value in standard (non-PPR leagues). He's more of an RB2/flex in those scoring systems. He's an every-week RB2 in PPR. The Cardinals will take on San Francisco's depleted defense next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Christine Michael again leads SEA inactives
    Seahawks declared RB Christine Michael, WR Jordan Norwood, CB Tharold Simon, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Greg Scruggs and OT Andrew McDonald inactive for Week 2 against the Chargers.

    Advice: It's nearly identical to Seattle's Week 1 list. Michael remains week to week with a hamstring injury, leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's clear-cut backup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Doug Martin officially inactive against Rams
    Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive for Week 2 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bobby Rainey is expected to get the start, with Mike James as the only other health running back on the roster as Rainey's backup. Rainey is on the back end of the RB2 radar against a Rams defense that plays the run decently well. Also inactive for the Bucs are RE Michael Johnson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, CB Rashaan Melvin, OL Kevin Pamphile, OL Kadeem Edwards, and OL Rishaw Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:35 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Report: Doug Martin (knee) won't play Sunday
    According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Doug Martin (knee) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Advice: A knee injury that originally seemed minor is serious enough to cause Martin to sit. Consider him questionable for a dreamy Week 3 matchup at Atlanta. Backup Bobby Rainey, who averaged just 3.88 YPC on 137 rushes last year, steps in as a shaky RB3 type against a very strong Rams run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Doug Martin 'unlikely' to play against Rams?
    Tom Krasniqi of 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay passes along a "feeling" that Doug Martin (questionable, knee is "unlikely" to play Sunday at St. Louis.

    Advice: It should be noted that this doesn't appear to be a firm report, and more along the lines of speculation. Krasniqi "expect(s) to see a lot of Bobby Rainey" ... "regardless" of Martin's availability versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Peterson review to be under domestic violence
    According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's new domestic violence policy and not the personal conduct policy.

    Advice: It's a major distinction as the first-time offenders of the domestic violence policy get a six-game suspension -- with potential for more if children are present. First-time offenders of the personal conduct policy are not typically suspended. Meanwhile, the Vikings are expected to make an announcement about Peterson's status going forward as soon as Monday morning. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon could very well be looking at extended run as the Vikings' top-two backs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Peterson highlights Vikings' Week 2 inactives
    Vikings declared RB Adrian Peterson, QB Christian Ponder, LB Michael Mauti, G David Yankey, WR Rodney Smith, LB Brandon Watts and DE Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2 against the Patriots.

    Advice: With Peterson out, Matt Asiata will carry the load in the Vikings' backfield. Rookie Jerick McKinnon should also see some work. Brandon Watts is week-to-week with a knee injury. Michael Mauti (foot) and Rodney Smith (hamstring) were both game-time decisions. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:40 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • DeAngelo Williams inactive; Stewart to start
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:36 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Andre Ellington active for Week 2 at Giants
    Andre Ellington is active for Week 2 against the Giants.

    Advice: In spite of his questionable tag, Ellington (foot) was always expected to play. The Cardinals' Week 2 inactives are QB Carson Palmer, RB Glenn Carson, OLBs Alex Okafor and Marcus Benard, TE Darren Fells, DE Frostee Rucker, and P Dave Zastudil. Ellington could be in line for a lot of checkdowns from fill-in quarterback Drew Stanton, whose downfield accuracy has long been problematic. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:30 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Vikings to address Peterson's status Monday
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Vikings will address Adrian Peterson's roster status first thing Monday.

    Advice: The Vikings acted quickly to deactivate Peterson for Week 2 against the Patriots, and the team is expected to hand out Peterson's immediate punishment while the NFL sits back and reviews the case. The Vikings can either keep Peterson on the roster as is, allow him to practice with the team and be inactive on game days, or suspend him with pay as they await the legal outcome. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Report: DeAngelo expected to miss Week 2
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers don't expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to play Sunday against the Lions.

    Advice: Williams showed up on the injury report Thursday after mid-week soreness. The Panthers are concerned with his explosion and burst on the balky quad. Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail for Carolina against a stout Detroit front. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:45 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Andre Ellington expected to play vs. Giants
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play versus the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington already declared himself "good to go" on Friday. If Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) can't play, the Cardinals are likely to feed Ellington the rock. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will give Ellington breathers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:37 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case
    The NFL confirmed that Adrian Peterson could be disciplined under the league's personal-conduct policy.

    Advice: The Vikings deactivated Peterson for Week 2, and he's going to be subject to further discipline from the NFL. Matt Asiata will start Sunday against the Patriots, with rookie Jerick McKinnon also expected to see touches. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:05 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Broncos believe Charles will be used heavily
    The Broncos' defense expects Jamaal Charles to get "a lot of touches this week."

    Advice: "We definitely know they're going to have a heavy gameplan for Jamaal," said Broncos CB Aqib Talib. It is the logical conclusion after coach Andy Reid called it "negligence" that Charles only saw 11 touches Week 1. Charles will be force fed the ball against Denver, and remains an elite RB1 despite the tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:02 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Andre Ellington says he's good to go
    Andre Ellington (foot) said he's "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington, working on a short week, returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Cardinals' official website confirms that it would "probably be an upset" if he doesn't play Sunday. Ellington clearly wasn't 100 percent in Week 1, but still totaled 80 yards on 18 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Doug Martin (knee) expected to play vs. Rams
    Despite his questionable tag, the Tampa Bay Times reports Doug Martin (knee) is expected to play in Week 2 against St. Louis.

    Advice: Coach Lovie Smith has been adamant all week that Martin was not benched in last week's loss to the Panthers, despite rumors to the contrary. Smith also promised the Buccaneers will stay committed to the running game moving forward. "I've talked about how important Doug is to us," Smith insisted. "Just our running game in general, we were trying to get it going with all of our guys. Doug is our lead guy. We weren't able to for whatever reason this first game, but we'll stay committed to it." Martin is an RB2 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:14 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Report: DeAngelo Williams is unlikely to play
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports DeAngelo Williams (questionable, thigh) is "not likely to play" in Week 2 against the Lions, "barring unexpected improvement."

    Advice: Werder reports Williams "did some running" on Friday, but "still has pain" in his thigh. The Panthers figure to turn to Jonathan Stewart as their lead back against Detroit's stingy run defense, with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker mixing in. Fantasy owners can hold onto Williams as an injured RB4, but it isn't as if he offers much upside when healthy. The Panthers are clearly committed to using three tailbacks, and Cam Newton's healthy return may siphon a few rushing attempts from the pie as well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:20 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Christine Michael ruled out for Week 2
    Christine Michael (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Robert Turbin will remain Marshawn Lynch's backup at San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Ahmad Bradshaw practices in full Friday
    Ahmad Bradshaw (general soreness) practiced in full on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be all systems go for Monday night's clash with Philadelphia. The Colts are already talking up an "even committee" involving Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. Bradshaw racked up more snaps and total yards than T-Rich in the season opener and should be viewed as the superior Week 2 fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:23 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    129th
  • Bucs list Doug Martin questionable for Week 2
    After practicing on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Rams.

    Advice: The fact that Martin participated in practice on back-to-back days to finish out the week, even in limited form, suggests he is tentatively on track to play. Still, he may officially come down to a game-time decision, and is also in danger of losing some touches to Bobby Rainey, on whom the Bucs' coaching staff is clearly high. The Rams and Bucs don't play until 4:05PM ET on Sunday, so Martin owners need to have an alternative ready in an early game, or at the very least have Rainey rostered as a handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:12 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Andre Ellington returns to practice
    Andre Ellington (questionable, foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Advice: The Cardinals are officially treating Ellington as a "game-time decision," but he seems likely to play after getting in the limited workout on Friday. He saw 18 touches in Week 1 against San Diego. Arizona faces a stiffer Week 2 test on the road against the Giants. Ellington is an RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:45 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • De'Anthony Thomas ruled out for Week 2
    Chiefs rookie RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2 against Denver.

    Advice: There's not much going right for the Chiefs these days. This is actually a downgrade from last week for Thomas, when he was listed as "doubtful." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:24 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2310th
  • DeAngelo questionable; Panthers 'concerned'
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted to "concern" over DeAngelo Williams' (thigh, questionable) Week 2 availability after Williams missed Friday's practice.

    Advice: Williams actually missed both Thursday and Friday's practices after waking up "sore" midway through the week. "I'm concerned," Rivera said. "Again he's a running back and he's got to rely on that burst. And based on the way he ran today, we're going to have to see how he is tomorrow morning. If he's just the slightest bit hampered by it ... We'll have to see. It's the burst that you're always worried about." The Charlotte Observer says "carries will be split" among Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and Fozzy Whittaker against the Lions' stout run defense if Williams can't play in Week 2. For now, it's not looking like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Bucs RB Martin participates in practice again
    Doug Martin (knee) participated in Bucs practice again on Friday.

    Advice: Martin practiced on both Thursday and Friday after being in and out of last Sunday's loss to Carolina. The matchup gets easier this week against the Rams, although not by a whole lot. For now, at least, we're downgrading Martin to a dicey RB2. If he emerges from Sunday's game healthy and with a solid workload, Dougie could jump right back into the RB1/2 fantasy discussion. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:00 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • DeAngelo Williams (quad) still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained sidelined at Panthers practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams was added to the injury report on Thursday and has missed each of the past two practices. Not that Williams needs to practice to play, but his mid-week soreness has become a concern heading into the weekend. If DeAngelo can't go, Jonathan Stewart will carry a full load with Mike Tolbert as the COP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Christine Michael not practicing Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll had been optimistic Michael would return Thursday. Michael will almost certainly miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, again leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's unquestioned No. 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Bucs: Martin wasn't benched for poor pass pro
    Speaking Thursday, Bucs coach Lovie Smith said there was "no truth" to reports that Doug Martin was pulled from Sunday's loss for poor pass protection.

    Advice: Specifically, Smith said there was "no truth to that at all." Smith went on to say Martin's absence was injury related, which somewhat contradicts what he said in a Tuesday radio interview. From what we can gather, Martin was pulled from the game for good after getting shaken up on a hit from Bene Benwikere in the fourth quarter. Martin should play through his knee injury on Sunday against the Rams, but will be at less than 100 percent. He was limited in Thursday's practice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • D-Will added to injury report w/ thigh issue
    DeAngelo Williams was added to the Panthers' injury report on Thursday, missing practice with a thigh issue.

    Advice: According to the Charlotte Observer, D-Will woke up sore on Thursday. Mid-week adds to the injury report are never a good thing, but especially when a player goes from full go to DNP. For now, Williams should be considered questionable. If he can't go against the Lions, Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail, with Mike Tolbert checking in more than usual as a power change-of-pace back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Andre Ellington (foot) held out on Thursday
    Andre Ellington (foot) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited to stationary-bike duties while the media was present. Either way, most signs continue to point toward Ellington being ready for Sunday's trip to New York to take on the Giants. His status will be worth double-checking before you set your lineup, but Ellington is an RB2 one week after the Cards gave him 18 touches at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Doug Martin back at Bucs practice Thursday
    Doug Martin (knee) returned to Bucs practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll likely be listed as "limited," but it's further proof Martin's injury isn't major. Fantasy owners can't take Martin's status for granted, but he should be out there against the Rams. At less than 100 percent, Martin is a low-end RB2. Backup Bobby Rainey figures to get some run against St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:00 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Bradshaw limited with 'general soreness'
    Ahmad Bradshaw was limited with "general soreness" on Thursday.

    Advice: Now 28 with a lengthy injury history, Bradshaw is going to get plenty of rest days this season. His status isn't a concern for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    129th
  • Cardinals encouraged with Ellington's foot
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was encouraged by the way Andre Ellington's foot bounced back from Monday night's 18 touches.

    Advice: "A lot less sore than he thought he was going to be," Arians said. "It's much better than we hoped." Ellington missed Wednesday's practice, sporting a precautionary boot on his foot, but he'll likely get in limited reps by Friday and is on track to start this week's game against the Giants. As long as Ellington's workload stays steady, he's an every-week RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:31 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Christine Michael could practice Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Michael is expected to resume practicing Thursday, according to coach Pete Carroll. He was inactive for Seattle's Thursday night opener, and is questionable to play this week. The missed time has allowed Robert Turbin to handle all the work behind Marshawn Lynch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Andre Ellington (foot) not practice Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (foot) will not practice Wedneday.

    Advice: Ellington is going to get regular days off until he's over his foot injury. Look for him to resume practicing later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:28 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • De'Anthony Thomas still not ready to practice
    De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Thomas missed Week 1 after suffering a hamstring injury during the week. He was replaced by Frankie Hammond on punt returns. Thomas will need to return by Friday to have any chance of playing against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2310th
  • Andre Ellington can't make foot injury worse
    Andre Ellington (foot) can't make his injury worse by playing on it.

    Advice: We assumed this was the case, otherwise the Cardinals wouldn't have risked Ellington's health in Monday night's opener. "You're never going to be 100 percent until March as a running back in the National Football League," coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday. Ellington isn't expected to practice Wednesday, but will likely return to a limited session on Thursday. Having proven he can be effective at less than 100 percent, Ellington will be an RB2 for Sunday's game against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:47 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    16th
  • Colts add RB Dion Lewis with two-year deal
    Colts signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year contract.

    Advice: RB Zurlon Tipton was waived in a corresponding move. It's hard to interpret Lewis' addition as anything other than a vote of no confidence in Trent Richardson, though for now he'll slide in at No. 4 on the depth chart. In addition to T-Rich, Lewis is also behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Boom Herron. A 2011 fifth-round pick of the Eagles, Lewis had a rough preseason for the Browns, but has averaged 4.8 YPC on 36 career totes. Lewis missed all of 2013 with a broken leg. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:15 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2382nd
  • Woodhead gets seven touches in Week 1 loss
    Danny Woodhead managed five yards on six carries in the Chargers' Week 1 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Woodhead caught his lone target in the passing game for a six-yard gain. It was a disappointing night from Woodhead, with the Cardinals playing Larry Foote and Kevin Minter at inside linebacker. Foote, however, was a one-man wrecking crew. Better days are ahead for Woodhead, but he's merely a FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    107th
  • Joique Bell totals 56 yards, TD in Week 1 win
    Joique Bell rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in the Lions' Week 1 victory over the Giants on Monday night.

    Advice: He caught his lone target for five yards. Just as many suspected following Jim Caldwell's hire, Bell was the dominant ball carrier for Detroit, while Reggie Bush mainly worked as a scatback. Bell battled a knee problem during the spring, but had a promising opener even if the stats don't jump off the page. This offense can support two backs. Bell and Bush will be weekly mid-range RB2 options. They have a tough date on the road in Carolina next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:52 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    49th
  • Pats work out free agent RB Daniel Thomas
    Free agent RB Daniel Thomas worked out for the Patriots on Monday.

    Advice: The Pats are likely just taking a look-see for their emergency list. It's Thomas' first-known visit/workout since he was waived by the Dolphins at final cuts. Thomas is a former second-rounder who owns a mediocre career 3.6 YPC average. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:06 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1770th
  • Reid: Charles' small workload was negligence
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted it was "negligence" to give Jamaal Charles just 11 touches in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

    Advice: Specifically, Reid said it was negligence on his part. It's good to see Reid take accountability for one of Week 1's worst decisions, but it's still baffling he didn't realize the error of his ways on Sunday. Regardless, a corrective is coming in Week 2 against the Broncos. The only problem is, the Chiefs could have a hard time keeping things competitive. Either way, JC is going to be force fed the ball, and remains an elite RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 10:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Ivory, CJ?K split RB workload 50-50 in Week 1
    Chris Ivory played 30-of-70 offensive snaps in the Jets' Week 1 win over the Raiders, while Chris Johnson was in on 33 offensive snaps.

    Advice: The two split the workload right down the middle, with Bilal Powell mixing in on 12 plays. Both Ivory and Johnson looked fresh all afternoon, and teamed together to average 7.4 YPC on 23 totes. Johnson out-touched Ivory 18-10, but if Ivory continues to play as well as he did in the opener, then the touches should even out more. As much as the Jets have talked up Geno Smith's progress from year one to year two, the offense is still going to go through the running game. Both backs have RB2/FLEX appeal in a dreamy Week 2 matchup in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 6:49 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    134th
  • Ahmad Bradshaw totals 75 yards in Week 1
    Ahmad Bradshaw rushed three times for 15 yards in the Colts' Sunday night loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He added five catches for 70 yards. Bradshaw replaced Trent Richardson on third downs and is the preferred option in pass protection. He also played exclusively in the Colts' two-minute offense. Bradshaw is a must-own handcuff for Richardson, and could end up the better fantasy option. He's going to push for a higher-volume role if Richardson continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:39 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    129th
  • Tolbert gets 9 touches in Week 1
    Mike Tolbert managed 11 yards on seven carries and caught 2-of-4 targets for six yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: A plodding ball carrier with some power and receiving skills, Tolbert was used to kill the clock against Tampa Bay. He's more of a drain on DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart's fantasy value than a standalone option. Tolbert remained involved in red-zone packages and will score touchdowns in some weeks, but they'll be impossible to predict. Tolbert is not really even an RB4. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:27 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    273rd
  • DeAngelo Williams goes 14-72 vs. Bucs
    DeAngelo Williams rushed 14 times for 72 yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Buccaneers.

    Advice: 31-year-old Williams showed some juice on perimeter runs and remained Carolina's lead back, ahead of Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Not involved in the passing game, however, Williams is tough to trust as anything more than a low-upside flex option. His weekly ceiling is about 17 touches, with a floor in the single digits. The Panthers square off with a stout Lions defense next. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:26 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    128th
  • Knile Davis gets two touches against Titans
    Knile Davis rushed once for three yards and caught a three-yard pass in the Chiefs' Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

    Advice: Jamaal Charles only got 11 touches as Kansas City was unable to establish a run game in the blowout loss. Davis maintains plenty of stash and handcuff value, but doesn't have a big role on offense when Charles is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:15 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    166th
  • Titans bottle up Jamaal Charles: 34 total yds
    Jamaal Charles was limited to 19 yards on seven carries and four catches for 15 yards in the Chiefs' Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

    Advice: The Chiefs' offensive line got no movement in the run game and Charles was obviously underutilized on a day where Donnie Avery was targeted 13 times. This isn't the way Kansas City needs to play to be competitive on a weekly basis. Put simply, Charles needs the ball more. He takes on the Broncos next in what may be a difficult matchup, but should be a high-scoring game. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • LeSean McCoy held in check by Jags
    LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 74 yards and caught six passes for 41 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: Surprisingly, McCoy lost a lot of inside running duties to Darren Sproles (11 carries). That included a fourth-and-1 play in which Sproles burst through the middle of the line and ran for a 49-yard score. We can't complain though, as McCoy ended up with a healthy 27 touches and remained a major part of the check-down game. He remains a good bet to finish the year with 300 carries, and will be an elite RB1 against the Colts in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:28 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1st
  • Robinson only gets six carries, nabs a TD
    Khiry Robinson rushed six times for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 1 matchup with the Falcons.

    Advice: Robinson busted a 21-yard score early in the second quarter, and then finished the drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge. Four of Robinson's six carries came in the second quarter, while Mark Ingram dominated the early-down work the rest of the game. Robinson will have a role in New Orleans' offense, but it appears he will need Ingram to falter before he gets any meaningful work. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:50 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    168th
  • Ingram rushes for 60 yards and two scores
    Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons Week 1.

    Advice: Aside from a stretch in the second quarter, Ingram was clearly the No. 1 option on early downs for the Saints, and his 14 touches were the most among New Orleans' running backs. The Saints' backfield will continue to be a quagmire, but Ingram has the best chance of the bunch to emerge as a usable fantasy asset. He will remain an RB3/FLEX play against the Browns next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:38 pm
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Ivory rumbles for 102 yards, TD vs. Raiders
    Chris Ivory rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on ten carries in the Jets' Week 1, 19-14 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Chris Johnson got the start and out-touched Ivory 18-10, but it's pretty clear Ivory is the Jets' best back. At 6'/222, Ivory has better wiggle than one would expect. His long gain was a 71-yard touchdown run behind left guard that put the Jets up 19-7 and sealed the win. Ivory showed decent long speed on the carry, but almost got caught from behind while celebrating around the 35-yard line. As long as both Johnson and Ivory produce, this is going to be a committee. But Ivory should still see the bulk of the goal-line looks, though he did cede a five-yard touchdown to Johnson in the first half. Ivory has another plus matchup next week against the Packers, who were rolled over by Ivory-clone Marshawn Lynch in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    134th
  • Chiefs declare Week 1 inactives
    Chiefs declared RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas, QB Aaron Murray, CB Marcus Cooper, G/C Eric Kush, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, S Kurt Coleman, and DL Damion Square inactive for Week 1 against Tennessee.

    Advice: Thomas suffered a hamstring injury during the practice week and was listed as doubtful on the injury report. With Cooper out of the mix, the Chiefs will turn to Ron Parker and Sean Smith as their starting cornerbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 8:34 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2310th
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