• Lamar Miller absent from Week 3 injury report
    Lamar Miller (ankle) is absent from the Week 3 injury report.

    Advice: Miller tweaked his ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, but it wasn't serious enough to limit his reps this week. Taking over as the No. 1 back in the absence of Knowshon Moreno (elbow), Miller has RB2 appeal in the Dolphins' newly run-heavy offense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:15 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    92nd
  • Bengals OC on Gio & Hill: 'They're a tandem'
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson says he "doesn't have a number" in terms of how many carries he'll distribute to Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard on a game-by-game basis.

    Advice: This Bengals' backfield is trending toward a full-blown RBBC. "It's how the game is flowing and how the guys are flowing in the game," said Jackson, who admitted he was mistaken to give Hill only four carries in Week 1. Hill handled 17 touches in Week 2, totaling 96 yards and a touchdown. "Last week I think I improved in that area, making sure (Hill) was out there and he made some plays," said Jackson. "... That's why we drafted him ... whatever their name is, whatever it is they want to (call) themselves after, they're just a tandem." Jackson did make it clear Bernard "is the starting tailback on this football team ... until he proves that he can't or the other guy proves that he's better." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • Cardinals deactivate RB Jonathan Dwyer
    Cardinals deactivated RB Jonathan Dwyer for Week 3.

    Advice: Dwyer was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault for two incidents in July. Stepfan Taylor will take over as the Cardinals' No. 2 back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:49 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2023rd
  • Report: Teams showing interest in Green-Ellis
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports multiple teams have reached out to free agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

    Advice: Green-Ellis is still rehabbing a hip injury he suffered in the preseason. He was released by the Bengals during final cuts and remains unsigned. The Ravens and Vikings are among the teams that have expressed interest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:32 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    206th
  • Marshawn Lynch doesn't practice Wednesday
    Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Lynch exited Week 2 due to ongoing back issues. His status shouldn't be in danger for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos. Lynch has 146 yards and three total touchdowns through two games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:09 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    12th
  • Fozzy Whittaker (quad) not practicing
    Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (quad) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Whittaker is not expected to be available for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. The Panthers are listing him as "week to week." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:01 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2388th
  • Report: Dwyer arrested for domestic violence
    KTVK Arizona reports Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence.

    Advice: CBS Evening News reports Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911. The arrest apparently happened Wednesday afternoon. If true, it would be Dwyer's first off-field run-in with the law but one that could send his NFL career spiraling down the drain. Dwyer has 51 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries this season as a minimum-salary player. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2023rd
  • Arian Foster dealing with hamstring injury
    Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:27 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • Joseph Randle in concussion protocol
    Joseph Randle (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Randle is in the concussion protocol and seems unlikely to play this week. Lance Dunbar will continue to handle No. 2 duties behind DeMarco Murray. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:05 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1820th
  • Christine Michael returns to practice
    Christine Michael (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said he expects Michael to be "full-go" on Thursday and play in Week 3 against the Broncos. Michael will likely be the No. 3 back behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:53 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Dri Archer returns to limited practice
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Archer was held out last week, but could return after missing just one game. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:47 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2429th
  • Mark Ingram had screws inserted in hand
    Mark Ingram underwent surgery to have two screws inserted into his broken hand.

    Advice: Ingram suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Browns, but played through it. It was a displaced fracture, so there was no way he could play through it this week. Coach Sean Payton doesn't expect Ingram to miss much time. Khiry Robinson will handle lead-back duties while Ingram is out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:15 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Dexter McCluster (foot) limited on Wednesday
    Dexter McCluster (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a good sign that McCluster is practicing, but his Week 3 status remains uncertain. If McCluster misses time, it would create an opportunity for rookie Bishop Sankey to get an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:01 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1793rd
  • Doug Martin officially listed as questionable
    Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Martin practiced all week and is expected to play. He ran with the first-team offense and appears on track to start. Martin will be an RB2/3 against the Falcons' bottom-ten run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:35 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • De'Anthony Thomas returns to practice
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas is expected to make his debut this week after missing the first two games. He'll be the primary return man, and could see change-of-pace work behind Knile Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:05 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2308th
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) missed practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart is simply getting a rest day after hurting his ankle in the opener and running into walls of defenders last week against the Redskins. We can't trust him as anymore than a FLEX option for Week 3, even against a weak Colts defense. The Jacksonville offensive line can't pass protect or run block. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:43 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • Pettine confirms Tate not expected to play
    Browns coach Mike Pettine doesn't expect Ben Tate (knee) to play this week.

    Advice: Tate was never expected to play and is targeting a Week 5 return. Terrance West is locked in as an RB2/3 for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Jamaal Charles (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Charles is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, though it's believed to be of the mild variety. He's unlikely to suit up this week against the Dolphins. Knile Davis will have RB1/2 value as the Chiefs' every-down workhorse. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:16 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:15 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    285th
  • Free agent RB Michael Bush visits Redskins
    Free agent RB Michael Bush worked out for the Redskins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bush was released by the Bears back in March after averaging 3.1 YPC last season and managing just eight touchdowns across 177 carries in Chicago as a short-yardage specialist. He turned 30 over the summer and is nearing the end of the line. Bush has previously visited the Patriots, but that's been it for him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:18 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1856th
  • Schefter: Vikings 'intend to bring back' A.P.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings "intend to bring back" Adrian Peterson once his legal case is resolved.

    Advice: Fantasy owners of A.P. are left in the dark as they wait for the court's decision. It's worth noting Peterson is a first-time offender with no known criminal background, so it's entirely possible he merely gets a slap on the wrist for punishing his son too harshly. Peterson's first court hearing is not until October 8, but expect his attorneys to push hard for a quick resolution. Matt Asiata needs to be owned everywhere, as does rookie Jerick McKinnon. Now that the Vikings know they may not have Peterson for awhile, Cordarrelle Patterson's rushing usage could spike as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:55 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Vikings reverse course, ban Adrian Peterson
    Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved.

    Advice: Under heavy public pressure after bungling the situation Monday, the Vikings caved. Now it's up to Peterson to get his legal issues resolved as soon as possible, face his punishment and get back on the field. All that is unlikely to happen anytime soon, leaving him out indefinitely (his first court hearing isn't even scheduled until October 8). Reliable yet plodding Matt Asiata will be the Vikings feature back for the foreseeable future, but freak talent Jerick McKinnon also needs to be owned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • Lamar Miller (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Lamar Miller (ankle) practiced on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Dolphins don't issue official injury reports for their Tuesday sessions, but it obviously puts Miller on track to start Sunday's game against the Chiefs. With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Miller is getting yet another chance to establish himself as an RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    92nd
  • Vikings could 'reverse course' on Peterson
    Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could "reverse course" on Monday's decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Instead of dying down, the firestorm has only intensified since the Vikings welcomed back their franchise back, with the NFL looking into the case and the governor of Minnesota calling for AD to be suspended. Although the Vikes are unlikely to release Peterson outright like the Ravens did with Ray Rice, they'll probably do the same math. That would be concluding that the controversy isn't worth it, and suspending AD until his legal situation is resolved. He's less than 50-50 to be active for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:01 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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 Williams (thigh) and Tolbert are expected back this week, meaning Whittaker wouldn't have had a role anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2388th
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    285th
  • 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
    Yesterday, 5:56 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • 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
    Yesterday, 5:28 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2308th
  • 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
    Monday, 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
    Monday, 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
    Monday, 3:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1820th
  • 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
    Monday, 3:31 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Marshawn Lynch battling back problems
    Coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch exited Sunday's Week 2 loss against the Chargers early due to "ongoing" back issues.

    Advice: Lynch has been battling back problems for awhile, but they're just spasms and have become manageable. Lynch's status for Week 3 isn't likely to be in danger. After seeing just six carries in a game dominated by the Chargers, Carroll said Lynch's light workload is "the last thing we want to have happen." He'll be a top-end RB1 against the Broncos at home next Sunday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:27 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    12th
  • Browns: Ben Tate 'probably' out for Week 3
    Speaking at Monday's presser, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Ben Tate (knee) "probably" won't return for Week 3.

    Advice: Almost all signs suggest there's no "probably" about it, and that Tate won't suit up against the Ravens. Tate hinted last week that he's targeting a return after the Browns' Week 4 bye. Terrance West filled in ably against the Saints, and will remain in the RB2 conversation for as long as Tate is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:32 pm
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • 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
    Monday, 1:20 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    22nd
  • Texans: We'll try to lighten Foster's load
    Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

    Advice: Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • 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
    Monday, 11:14 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • 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
    Monday, 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
    Monday, 9:29 am
    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
    Monday, 8:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    4th
  • 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
    Monday, 6:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Dexter McCluster leaves in walking boot
    Dexter McCluster left the locker room Sunday with his right foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: We didn't notice any injury to McCluster during the loss to the Cowboys as he played on 34-of-51 snaps and got five touches. Perhaps the boot is precautionary. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:13 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1793rd
  • 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
    Monday, 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
  • 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
  • Marshawn Lynch limited to 10 touches in loss
    Marshawn Lynch rushed six times for 36 yards in Seattle's Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: It wasn't a matter of Seattle going away from their bellcow, they simply never had the ball in a game where the Chargers racked up 42:15 time of possession. The Bolts played keep away, and it worked. Thankfully for Beast Mode's fantasy owners, he saved face with his 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Lynch remains locked in as a high-end RB1 for Week 3 against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:29 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    12th
  • Arian Foster gashes Raiders for 150 yards, TD
    Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • 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
    1820th
  • 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
    285th
  • Dexter McCluster totals 39 yards vs. Cowboys
    Dexter McCluster rushed four times for 30 yards in the Titans' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys, adding a nine-yard reception.

    Advice: McCluster was the third Titans' runner to get a carry behind Shonn Greene and Bishop Sankey, but the primary change-of-pace back ahead of Sankey, who was given only two touches. McCluster offers a nice real-life changeup for the Titans, but won't be nearly consistent enough to be relied on in fantasy leagues. He's waiver-wire fodder in 12-teamers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:49 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1793rd
  • 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
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Toby Gerhart totals 17 yards on nine touches
    Toby Gerhart rushed seven times for eight yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's 41-10 Week 2 loss at Washington.

    Advice: It's not pretty for Gerhart right now. The Jaguars offensive line is playing like a bottom-five unit, the box is getting stacked because of Chad Henne's ineptitude, Gerhart's athleticism has been sapped by an ankle issue and the Jags aren't sustaining drives into the red zone. Through two games, he's rushed 25 times 50 yards (2.0 YPC) with no touchdowns. The good news is that Gerhart remains the clear-cut three-down back and gets to face the Colts at home next week. There's some buy-low appeal here as we anticipate Blake Bortles getting into the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:13 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • Jeremy Hill finds pay dirt versus Falcons
    Jeremy Hill rushed 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding two catches for 22 yards.

    Advice: Hill got out-touched 32-17 by Giovani Bernard, but as promised, was a much bigger part of the game-plan than he was in Week 1. Hill also averaged 4.93 yards per carry to Bernard's 3.33. Bernard is clearly the focal point of Cincinnati's rushing attack, but Hill's role should continue to grow, especially if Bernard can't prop up his 3.36 YPC. Hill is worth holding onto in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:03 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • 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
  • Jonathan Dwyer held to 9-31-1 in Week 2
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: He wasn't targeted. Dwyer has consistently been Arizona's goal-line vulture since late in the preseason, and executed again from one-yard out early in Sunday's victory. Still the clear No. 2 back to Andre Ellington's No. 1, Dwyer is no more than a low-upside RB3/4 in fantasy football leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:38 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2023rd
  • Lamar Miller exits late with ankle injury
    Lamar Miller left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, and did not return.

    Advice: The Dolphins said Miller was healthy enough to go back in, but he didn't go back in. He had 16 touches for 53 yards before exiting. Miller was a near every-down back after Knowshon Moreno left with an elbow injury, but lost some change-of-pace work to Damien Williams. With Moreno potentially dealing with a multi-week absence, Miller is locked in as an RB2 going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:12 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    92nd
  • 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
    Questionable
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arian Foster (ribs) officially probable
    Arian Foster (ribs) is officially listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Foster practiced throughout the week despite his rib issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 overall running back for Sunday's matchup at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:48 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • 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
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • 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
  • 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
    2308th
  • Jaguars list Toby Gerhart probable for Week 2
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Gerhart missed some snaps with the ankle tweak in last week's loss to the Eagles, but appears to be all systems go for Sunday's clash with the Redskins. It's an above-average matchup for Gerhart. Washington did defend Arian Foster well on Opening Day, but lost NT Barry Cofield (ankle) in the process. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:53 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • Ben Tate (knee) targeting Week 5 for return?
    Ben Tate (knee) hinted Friday that he's targeting after the Browns' Week 4 bye for his return.

    Advice: The Browns play the Saints and Ravens in their next two games, where the fort will be held down by Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. After their Week 4 bye, they face the Titans in Week 5. Whether Tate regains clear-feature back duties will likely depend on the performances of West and Crowell in Weeks 2 and 3. The Browns had markered in Tate as their every-down back to open the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:36 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • 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
  • 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
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Arian Foster (ribs) practicing in full
    Arian Foster is on the Week 2 injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: Foster's health is a long-term question mark, but his ribs "injury" is a nonissue. Ticketed for some of the league's heaviest workloads, Foster is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:46 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • 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
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) expects to play Sunday
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) confirmed he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was officially limited in Thursday's practice. Gerhart thought he suffered a severe injury when Fletcher Cox tackled him from behind in Week 1, but he escaped with a sprain. He's going to get some work in during Thursday's practice, a great sign that he'll be ready to rock Sunday. The Redskins will be playing without starting nose tackle Barry Cofield. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:31 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • McCluster has no idea how many reps he'll get
    Dexter McCluster said his weekly carry count could range anywhere from two to 20.

    Advice: McCluster is exaggerating some here, but his point is that the Titans running backs don't even know how much they'll be used each week. In Week 1, starting two-down back Shonn Greene led the way with 15 carries and 32 snaps, while McCluster was next with nine carries on 19 snaps. Leon Washington added 18 snaps and Bishop Sankey got 10. "It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes," McCluster said. The committee approach here keeps ceilings capped even in a dream matchup like Sunday's with the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1793rd
  • Arian Foster: Heavy workloads here to stay
    Arian Foster said the heavy workload he saw in Week 1 is here to stay.

    Advice: Foster racked up 27 carries and two catches as the Texans grinded through the Redskins in Week 1. New coach Bill O'Brien is something of a rare breed these days as he has no interest in any kind committee in the backfield. "He said that all offseason, and (it's) not lip service," Foster said. "That's what he wants to do." Arian is going to pile up touches in a cake matchup at Oakland Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • Toby Gerhart is 'making good progress'
    Coach Gus Bradley said Toby Gerhart (ankle) is "making good progress."

    Advice: Gerhart didn't practice Wednesday, but he appears headed toward the good side of a questionable tag. This game against the Barry Cofield-less Redskins should be a good spot for Gerhart to rack up quality volume. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:05 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • Steelers rule out Dri Archer, Lance Moore
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Archer will miss Thursday night's game with the Steelers playing on a short week. Lance Moore (groin) has also been ruled out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:09 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2429th
  • 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
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    185th
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Jaguars are likely just playing it safe with Gerhart. He sprained his ankle against the Eagles, but later returned. Coach Gus Bradley already said he expects Gerhart to be limited in practice this week. We'd be surprised if he didn't play against the Redskins. Gerhart will be a solid RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:33 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • 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
    2308th
  • Ben Tate (knee) 'definitely out' for Week 2
    Coach Mike Pettine confirmed Ben Tate (knee) is "definitely out" for Week 2 against the Saints.

    Advice: Tate is dealing with a sprained knee and is considered week-to-week. Pettine says rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will carry the load against the Saints. New Orleans fielded a top-four overall defense in 2013, but finished 19th against the run. The Saints allowed 123 yards on the ground to the Falcons in Week 1. West is an intriguing RB2 option behind an underrated offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:56 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Jeremy Hill still expected to see 170+ totes
    Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website still expects Jeremy Hill to see upwards of 170 carries despite playing just ten offensive snaps in Week 1.

    Advice: OC Hue Jackson said "trust" played a huge factor in Giovani Bernard out-touching Hill 20-4 against the Ravens. He didn't feel comfortable playing Hill extensively in a hostile environment in his NFL debut. Jackson assured Hill after the game that he'll be playing more going forward. We're still somewhat high on Hill in re-draft, but Bernard was awfully impressive as the bellcow last Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:02 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • Report: Ben Tate (knee) to miss 2-4 weeks
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ben Tate will "likely" miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained knee.

    Advice: Per RapSheet, the tentative timeline for Tate is "depending on how he heals." Fantasy drafters of Tate knew the risk going in, based on his extensive injury history with the Texans. They should still keep Tate plastered to fantasy benches as an injured RB4. Rapoport says to expect to see Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell carrying the Browns' backfield in Tate's absence. While West had 100 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, Crowell ripped off 32 yards and two touchdowns on five runs. That usage suggests West is the better waiver target, although Crowell should definitely also be owned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:44 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Dri Archer (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was downgraded from limited on Monday. Archer was forced from the Week 1 opener against the Browns with both ankle and knee injuries. Archer isn't much of a factor on offense; he returned two kickoffs before going down. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:24 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2429th
  • Ben Tate says knee injury is not that serious
    Responding to a fan on Twitter, Ben Tate said his knee injury is "nothing that serious."

    Advice: We don't typically like to post injury updates directly from players as they're usually overly optimistic. But the Browns have been extremely tight-lipped on the status of both Tate and Jordan Cameron (shoulder), so we'll take what we can get. "I will be ok thanks for asking," was the rest of Tate's response. We still don't know if he'll be ready for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Saints, making waiver claims a dicey scenario. Terrance West is Tate's direct backup and Isaiah Crowell is the No. 3. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:20 pm
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Dwyer totals 28 yards on nine touches in win
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 20 yards on seven carries in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: He added two catches for eight yards. Dwyer entered the game on the second offensive play. But with Andre Ellington (foot) healthy enough, Dwyer was merely a change-of-pace. Dwyer will only be relevant if Ellington misses time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:19 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2023rd
  • Bengals promise Jeremy Hill more playing time
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson said Monday that he specifically approached rookie Jeremy Hill following Sunday's Week 1 win and told Hill he "will be playing more going forward."

    Advice: The 55th overall pick in May's draft, Hill only played ten snaps against the Ravens while Giovani Bernard handled 57. Jackson promised that won't be the "standard split" of playing time in future games, but it was dictated at Baltimore because Jackson "didn't think Hill (was the) best fit for Sunday's game plan and situation." Beat writer Paul Dehner expects the Bengals to "run the ball more" moving forward, after playing pass-first shotgun offense in Sunday's victory. Dehner still anticipates Bernard getting "20 touches a game." Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:28 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • Browns give no update on injured Tate/Cameron
    Browns coach Mike Pettine provided no update on Ben Tate's knee injury at his Monday press conference.

    Advice: Pettine also had no update on Jordan Cameron (shoulder). We may have to wait for Wednesday's injury report to get further word on either player. Both left Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh and did not return. Speaking very generally, players who leave a game for good don't typically play the following week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:15 pm
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Fins will continue to rotate Moreno & Miller
    Dolphins OC Bill Lazor indicated Monday that he will continue to shuffle and rotate Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno.

    Advice: Both Miller and Moreno played well in Sunday's upset of New England, with Miller more involved in the passing game and as a change-of-pace back. Moreno was the clear-lead back on early downs. "I expect them both to contribute," said Lazor. "There might be days (where) sometimes they may rotate by series and sometimes they may rotate by play if there are particular things they want." For now, we'd view Moreno as an RB2 and Miller as a weekly flex option. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:00 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    92nd
  • 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
  • Toby Gerhart day-to-day with sprained ankle
    Coach Gus Bradley said Toby Gerhart has a sprained ankle and will be limited in practice this week.

    Advice: Gerhart owners got a scare early in the Jaguars' Week 1 loss to the Eagles when he was dragged down from behind by DE Fletcher Cox. Expect plenty of updates on Gerhart this week, but he should be fine as an RB2 for the Week 2 tilt with the Redskins. The Jags' offensive line needs to open up some running lanes. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 9:53 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • Gio plays 57 snaps, Hill plays 10 for Bengals
    Jeremy Hill played just 10-of-67 offensive snaps in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Ravens.

    Advice: Giovani Bernard was in on 57 offensive snaps. It was quite surprising, even to the Bengals' beat writers, that Hill wasn't more involved in the offensive game plan. Our own Evan Silva, who charted the game, observed that the Bengals played pass-first, shotgun offense, and "maybe ran five power plays all game." Hill, of course, is the Bengals' power back. We'd expect Hill's role to grow as the season moves on, but Bernard owners couldn't be more happy. Gio was basically playing a Brian Westbrook-type role. Hill isn't yet start-able in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:54 am
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • Toby Gerhart: Ankle was really sore
    Toby Gerhart admitted that his ankle was "definitely really sore" during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Gerhart got his ankle trapped underneath him on a horse collar tackle from Fletcher Cox. He made his way back onto the field, but finished with just 42 yards on 18 carries. Ankle injuries have a tendency to get worse before they get better, so we could be looking at some missed practice time this week. Denard Robinson is Gerhart's backup on early downs and Jordan Todman is the passing down backup. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:54 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • 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
    285th
  • Lamar Miller totals 78 yards versus Patriots
    Lamar Miller rushed 11 times for 59 yards in the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Patriots, adding four catches for 19 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Miller got the start over Knowshon Moreno, but ceded the keys to the backfield after losing a fumble midway through the second quarter. Miller was out-carried 20-8 after his cough up, with at least three of those totes coming simply because Moreno was winded. The good news is, Miller continued to operate as the Dolphins' passing-down back. Either way, Moreno should enter Week 2 as the firm No. 1 on early downs. Miller is shaping up as a boom-or-bust RB3 after again failing to seize the Dolphins' starting job in training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:47 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    92nd
  • 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
  • Toby Gerhart slogs through ankle injury
    Toby Gerhart rushed 18 times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Philadelphia.

    Advice: Gerhart owners got a scare early on as he was dragged down from behind by Fletcher Cox and injured his ankle. But he got back on the field and finished the game without looking too hobbled. The real problem was a lack of lanes created by the Jags' offensive line, which is scary because the Eagles have a middling front seven. Gerhart may miss some practice time this week, but should be fine to serve as a volume-based RB2 against the Redskins in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:56 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • McCluster goes 9-29, 1-17 in victory
    Dexter McCluster rushed nine times for 29 yards and caught a 17-yard pass in the Titans' Week 1 win over Kansas City.

    Advice: The Titans used a frustrating four-back rotation, as Shonn Greene led the way with 15 touches, Bishop Sankey saw six (all in the second half), McCluster handled 10, and Leon Washington vultured four. Targeted just twice in the passing game, McCluster is a capped-upside RB5 in both PPR and non-PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:35 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    1793rd
  • 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
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    110th
  • Jeremy Hill limited to 4 carries in Week 1
    Jeremy Hill was held to four carries for 19 yards in Cincinnati's Week 1 win over Baltimore.

    Advice: The Bengals played a ton of shotgun in this one, as opposed to power football, and attacked the Ravens with the pass. Giovani Bernard finished with 20 touches and appears to be Cincinnati's clear-cut lead back, at least for now. Hill remains a hold in all leagues as an RB4 whose usage could grow as the season moving along. He'll be a poor flex play in Week 2 against Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    83rd
  • Dri Archer leaves game with two injuries
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer was forced from Sunday's game against the Browns with left knee and ankle injuries.

    Advice: He was immediately ruled out. Archer had one touch on offense before going down. He returned two kicks. Standing in at 5-foot-8, 173 pounds, it's not a good sign that the third-rounder got hurt in his first NFL game. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:18 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    2429th
  • Arian gets 29 touches and 120 yards in win
    Arian Foster rushed 27 times for 103 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's 14-6 Week 1 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Just as the Texans had promised all season, Foster was an unquestioned workhorse (Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue combined for two touches). He didn't find many big lanes to get through and lost a fumble in the red zone, but ran with power while looking truly 100 percent. Sustaining health will be a question here, but the schedule is appetizing. Foster will be a RB1 against the Raiders next week, and also gets to face Dallas in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:03 pm
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    25th
  • Tate (knee) ruled out for remainder of game
    Ben Tate (knee) has been declared out for the remainder of Cleveland's Week 1 game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Tate went from questionable to doubtful to out. It's particularly disconcerting since Tate's injury was not obvious on the field. Durability has always been Tate's main question mark. Rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell are splitting carries in Tate's absence. Crowell scored a three-yard touchdown in the third quarter, Cleveland's first of the season. West is still the preferred add for Tate owners, however. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 11:56 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Ben Tate departs vs. Steelers with knee issue
    Ben Tate was forced from Cleveland's Week 1 game against the Steelers with a knee injury, and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Tate was hurt on a 25-yard run in the second quarter. There didn't appear to be an obvious issue as he came off the field. His injury went unnoticed by reporters until it was announced in the press box. Rookie Terrance West, who had been getting sprinkled in, is now the Browns' No. 1 back. With Cleveland getting rocked heading into the break, it's possible Tate won't return even if his injury is minor. He had six carries for 41 yards before going down, and looked effective in the Browns' ZBS attack. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 11:24 am
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Toby Gerhart hurt after tackle from behind
    Toby Gerhart left Sunday's Week 1 game against the Eagles at the end of the first quarter with an ankle injury, but returned after missing one series.

    Advice: Eagles DL Fletcher Cox dragged Gerhart down from behind, drawing a 15-yard penalty for a horse-collar tackle. It looked bad, as Gerhart's legs got trapped underneath him and backup Denard Robinson came on. But Gerhart is got his right ankle retaped and avoided a serious injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 10:45 am
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Rank
    32nd
  • 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
    2308th
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