• Bills not entertaining offers for Shady McCoy
    According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports, the Bills aren't entertaining offers for LeSean McCoy.

    Advice: The Bills dealt two of their better players in Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby earlier this month, but according to Florio, Shady isn't going anywhere. Per Florio, the Bills have never entertained offers for McCoy and don't plan to. Even if the Bills were looking to free up cap space, trading McCoy would only save them about $1 million. The 29-year-old workhorse is a consensus top-five running back in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15 (48th)
  • Gillislee back as full practice participant
    Mike Gillislee (hamstring) returned as a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: A hamstring injury has kept Gillislee out for the past two weeks but he's ready to roll and eager to get his reps in with just 16 days until the regular season. There are no assigned roles in New England's crowded backfield, making it a difficult situation to predict for fantasy purposes. With that said, a healthy Gillislee would probably be the favorite for goal-line work in Foxboro, which gives him arguably the most upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (130th)
  • Ty Montgomery (leg) back at practice Tuesday
    Ty Montgomery (leg) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back after missing the last week with a lower leg injury. The former wide receiver is locked in as the Packers' lead back and seems to be going around the fourth round in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (75th)
  • Matt Forte returns to team drills on Tuesday
    Matt Forte (hamstring) returned to team drills on Tuesday.

    Advice: He hadn't practiced since late last month. This gives Forte a little less than three weeks to dust off the cobwebs for Week 1. Stuck in a committee with Bilal Powell and playing for one of the league's worst offenses, the 31-year-old's fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (165th)
  • Devontae Booker listed as backup to Anderson
    Devontae Booker (wrist) is listed second on the Broncos' latest running back depth chart.

    Advice: Despite his listing, Booker remains sidelined with a fractured wrist. If his injury lingers into the season, it would obviously be a huge help to Jamaal Charles, who is battling Stevan Ridley for the final spot in Denver's backfield. C.J. Anderson is locked in as the starter and De'Angelo Henderson has earned a job. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (257th)
  • Devonta almost done with concussion protocol
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is in the "final stages" of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: He won't practice Tuesday but it looks like he could be ready any day now. Coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Freeman is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (39th)
  • OC: Dwayne Washington's vision has improved
    Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said sophomore RB Dwayne Washington's vision has improved.

    Advice: Washington had nowhere to go but up after a rough rookie campaign in which he was forced into a bigger role than he was ready for, but it is still good to hear praise from his coordinator. A great athlete at 6-foot-2, 226 pounds, Washington has a sky-high ceiling if he figures out how to be an NFL runner. That said, he will likely enter the season fourth on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1 (442nd)
  • Pederson: Blount to be 'big part' of offense
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said LeGarrette Blount will be "a big part of our offense."

    Advice: "The guy's a beast of a runner," the coach added. Despite preseason struggles, reported "weight issues," and rumblings about his roster spot, it looks like the coach plans to enter the season with Blount as his starter and short-yardage back. Perhaps that changes if Wendell Smallwood shows well coming off an injury this week, but Blount remains the best fantasy bet for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (157th)
  • No running back depth chart for the Patriots?
    ESPN's Mike Reiss does not think the Patriots have a real running back depth chart.

    Advice: "Any running back could be featured at any given time," Reiss writes, "as it's a deep, talented group." Mike Gillislee was the early fantasy favorite because of his expected role at the goal line, but he has been sidelined the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. Rex Burkhead has been impressive while James White and Dion Lewis will get touches as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (130th)
  • Kenyan Drake cleared of concussion
    Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is out of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Drake returned to a limited practice on Monday, and it looks like he will be a full-go on Tuesday. The third-round sophomore is competing with Damien Williams for the backup job behind Jay Ajayi. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (282nd)
  • Buck Allen has been 'most effective back'
    The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes Buck Allen "has been the Ravens’ most effective back."

    Advice: Early in camp, Zrebiec reported Allen was showing well, and he has continued that into the preseason, gaining 61 yards on 18 carries and catching six passes for 27 yards for an offense which has struggled to get anything going. Allen even got run with the first-team in the second preseason game. He looks locked into a roster spot, and he could push Danny Woodhead and Terrance West for touches. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (446th)
  • Wendell Smallwood returns to full practice
    Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (hamstring) returned to full practice on Monday.

    Advice: With LeGarrette Blount struggling, Smallwood is returning to full health at the right time, and he has a fan in OC Frank Reich. "You know, I think Wendell is a true three-down back," Reich said. "He is a very versatile back who knows protections very well, who runs good routes, who catches the ball well. And then I think he's a slashing runner on first and second down, so we like that combination." Now healthy, Smallwood could push for the starting job. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (365th)
  • Fournette (foot) ruled out for 3rd exhibition
    Leonard Fournette (foot) has been ruled out for the Jaguars' third preseason game.

    Advice: It's a quick rule-out, but the Jaguars do play Thursday night on a short week. The third preseason game is viewed as the most important as the regular-season dress rehearsal, and it's unlikely Fournette will play in the fourth one. If he's done for the summer, Fournette will have played just 12 snaps. He said he'll play Week 1, but this is the same foot that hampered Fournette at LSU. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (82nd)
  • LeGarrette Blount has had 'weight issues'
    According to NJ.com's Matt Lombardo, LeGarrette Blount has dealt with "weight issues" at Eagles camp, and has "disappointed" in practice.

    Advice: Both Lombardo and NFL insider Adam Caplan have suggested Blount might not make the Eagles. Signed to a mere one-year, $1.25 million deal with next to no guarantees, Blount has reportedly been outplayed by Wendell Smallwood, and looked lost running out of the shotgun in Philly's second preseason game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (157th)
  • 3rd preseason game to decide Charles' fate?
    NFL Network's James Palmer suggests Jamaal Charles' performance in the Broncos' third preseason game could determine whether Charles makes the team.

    Advice: Charles' long-balky knees will make their preseason debut in Denver's regular season dress rehearsal, where coach Vance Joseph promised Monday that Charles will play "a lot." Palmer calls it Charles' "one shot at making the Broncos' roster." Charles has no guaranteed money on his near-minimum deal, so the Broncos could cut ties without taking any financial loss should Charles struggle. They have rookie De'Angelo Henderson lined up as a change-of-pace fallback. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (208th)
  • O'Brien: D'Onta Foreman is 'a long way off'
    Speaking Monday after the Texans' second preseason game, coach Bill O'Brien said third-round RB D'Onta Foreman is "a long way off."

    Advice: Foreman totaled 83 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night, but he didn't play until the second half, running behind Lamar Miller, Tyler Ervin, and Alfred Blue. "That's the second preseason game," O'Brien contextualized. "I know we've got him getting measured for a bust in Canton, but I would say that he's got a long way to go. He's got a lot of talent, but I think he's got a long way to go." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (258th)
  • Wendell Smallwood to be Eagles starting RB?
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski suggests Wendell Smallwood could win the Eagles' starting running back job.

    Advice: Kempski calls it a "surprise development," but perhaps one Smallwood has earned by being "the best back in camp by a significant margin." While Smallwood beating out LeGarrette Blount now looks like a serious possibility, regardless of who wins the "starting job," Darren Sproles is likely to lead the backfield in snaps played. Blount is now looking like a fantasy pick to avoid. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (365th)
  • Broncos cut Bernard Pierce
    Broncos waived RB Bernard Pierce.

    Advice: They'll move forward with Stevan Ridley, Jamaal Charles, Devontae Booker, FB/RB Juwan Thompson, and rookie De'Angelo Henderson behind C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (688th)
  • Jets noncommittal on Matt Forte for Week 1
    Speaking Monday, coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Matt Forte's (hamstring) availability for Week 1.

    Advice: Forte, who turns 32 in December, has missed almost all of training camp with a strained hamstring for the second straight year, and battled knee problems toward the end of last season. If Forte can't play in Week 1 against the Bills, Bilal Powell would be the Jets' feature back and rookie Elijah McGuire would be second string. Forte's fit on the tanking Jets' roster remains awkward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (165th)
  • Carlos Hyde dominates 1st-team snaps
    Carlos Hyde played 21-of-24 snaps with the 49ers' first-team offense in their second preseason game.

    Advice: He also played 4-of-5 third-down snaps. Hyde didn't look like a natural running between the tackles in Kyle Shanahan's zone scheme, however, and he now has just 26 yards on ten carries this preseason. Nevertheless, as a current every-down back in a Shanahan offense, Hyde has value-pick appeal in the fifth round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (80th)
  • Bell expected back after 3rd preseason game
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Le'Veon Bell is expected to report to the Steelers "shortly after" the third preseason game.

    Advice: Bell's holdout was never expected to last into the regular season, and returning after the "dress rehearsal" game will mean he is able to skip all of the preseason action and still have a couple weeks to settle in for Week 1. Bell remains locked in as one of the first two picks in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20 (11th)
  • Branden Oliver comes in as backup
    Chargers RB Branden Oliver rushed seven times for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Saints.

    Advice: Oliver is competing for the backup job behind Melvin Gordon after a brutal Achilles' tear ended his 2016. Averaging 1.4 yards-per-carry won't help to solidify this, but the Chargers' offensive line struggled to open up anything for all the running backs. Oliver is still the favorite to be the handcuff to Gordon this season. Andre Williams doesn't present much of a competition. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (316th)
  • Kamara explodes for 50-yard rushing score
    Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara rushed five times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

    Advice: Kamara's first carry of the game was an explosive 50-yard touchdown run. He looked great throughout, running decisively and exploding through the hole. He was also utilized in the passing game, catching a ball in the flat and scampering for a 20-yard gain. Kamara's success seems to have guaranteed him playing time in the regular season, but it's unclear how much. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (244th)
  • James Conner up & down in preseason debut
    Steelers rookie RB James Conner rushed 20 times for 98 yards and caught 1-of-4 targets for three yards on his preseason debut Sunday night.

    Advice: After a shoulder injury hobbled him for the first two weeks of camp, Conner worked behind Fitzgerald Toussaint on Sunday and has yet to earn the Steelers’ No. 2 back job. He dropped two passes and didn’t get rolling as a runner until Atlanta’s third-string defense came in, blew a chance at a huge run by falling down in the backfield, and failed to stay in bounds on a play where he needed to late in the fourth quarter. A third-round pick out of Pittsburgh, Conner’s job security is shaky. He should be given another long look in the Steelers’ third preseason game as Le’Veon Bell’s holdout continues, perhaps even getting some first-team reps with the Ben Roethlisberger group. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (358th)
  • Elliott could make preseason debut next week
    Owner Jerry Jones suggested Ezekiel Elliott could play "a few snaps" in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

    Advice: It would be his first action of the preseason and probably his last chance to see the field before his six-game suspension. Elliott will have his appeal heard by Harold Henderson on August 29. For now, Darren McFadden is the feature back in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • Chiefs could keep four running backs
    The Kansas City Star suggests the Chiefs could keep up to four running backs on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt are locks while Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller are battling for No. 3. Spiller has been a standout at camp, looking like his "old, blazing-fast self," while West turned seven carries into 113 yards on Saturday night and remains a locker-room favorite. Even if Spiller makes the team, it's unlikely he'd see enough snaps to warrant fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1 (410th)
  • Blount, Smallwood not roster locks in Philly?
    According to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media, "it wouldn't be surprising" if LeGarrette Blount is among the Eagles' cuts.

    Advice: Lombardo also wonders if Wendell Smallwood's job is in jeopardy, hypothesizing that Smallwood may need to beat out UDFA Corey Clement. Blount has started both preseason games but has rushed for just 17 yards on nine carries. It's an admittedly small sample, though Blount hasn't shown much in camp and seems to be showing signs of fatigue after logging a career-high 299 carries last season. He's also not a great fit in Doug Pederson's offense, where backs are expected to play in the passing game. Blount may still have some value as a goal-line vulture if the Eagles keep him, but his fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (157th)
  • Jaguars take flyer on ex-Niner DuJuan Harris
    Jaguars signed RB DuJuan Harris, formerly of the 49ers.

    Advice: It's the first we've heard of Harris since the Niners let him go shortly after the draft. Harris should see reps at Jaguars camp with Leonard Fournette (foot) and T.J. Yeldon (hamstring) both banged up, though it's unlikely he'll factor into the team's regular season plans. The 28-year-old contributed 253 yards on 46 touches with one touchdown over 10 games for San Francisco last season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (534th)
  • Tarik Cohen starts, explodes for 77 yards
    Fourth-rounder Tarik Cohen rushed 11 times for 77 yards in the Bears' second preseason game.

    Advice: With Jordan Howard sidelined, Cohen got the start, coming out of the gate extremely hot. He gained 16 yards on his first carry, added another 16-yard run on the next series, and went for 25 the drive after that. His most impressive run may have been a nine-yard gain in which he pressed inside before turning on the jets and beating everyone to the corner. Cohen looks like a real talent, and he should provide a great change-of-pace option behind Howard. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4 (312th)
  • D'Onta Foreman peels off 63-yard catch & run
    D'Onta Foreman rushed seven times for 17 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 66 yards in the Texans' second preseason game.

    Advice: Foreman didn't do much passing-game work at the University of Texas, but he turned a reception into a big play on Saturday night, getting all the way down the Patriots' four-yard line before Deshaun Watson's rushing score. Foreman played behind Lamar Miller, Tyler Ervin, and Alfred Blue, however, and only with the backup group. He's still in the process of climbing the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (258th)
  • Marlon Mack totals 59 yards on seven touches
    Marlon Mack carried five times for 45 yards while adding two receptions for 14 yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: It was the fourth-round pick’s first game action after missing the preseason opener with a shoulder issue. Although he played all his snaps against the Dallas reserves, Mack showcased the explosiveness he did at South Florida. Mack ripped runs of 10 and 13 yards on his first two carries of the game before adding a 23-yard jaunt in the third quarter. The Colts need a playmaker in their backfield as they had just four runs of 20 or more yards all of 2016, which was tied for last in the league. Mack is still behind 34-year old Frank Gore and journeyman Robert Turbin on the depth chart, but is a name to monitor as an end of the bench stash in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (249th)
  • Mike Gillislee out for Saturday's game
    Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Gillislee wasn't expected to play after not practicing the last two weeks. The missed time continues to be a concern for his early-season role. ESPN's Mike Reiss expects Rex Burkhead to pick up Gillislee's snaps. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (130th)
  • Fournette (foot) expects to be ready Week 1
    Leonard Fournette (foot) expects to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: This is good news for their workhorse back. Foot and ankle injuries clearly hindered Fournette's rushing ability in his last season at LSU, making this injury something to keep an eye on. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (82nd)
  • Bell's agent denies that a deal was in place
    Updating an earlier report, Le'Veon Bell's agent has denied that he had a deal in place with the Steelers ahead of the July 17 deadline for franchise players.

    Advice: It was reported that agent Adisa Bakari had negotiated a five-year extension with Pittsburgh before Bell nixed the deal but Bakari has since refuted that claim. "All stories to contrary are false," he said. The Steelers reportedly offered their star running back a deal worth at least $12 million annually, though Bell thought he could do better. Bell has yet to sign his $12.1 million franchise tender, which allows him to hold out without being fined. He should resurface ahead of Week 1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20 (11th)
  • Conner (shoulder) to suit up versus Falcons
    James Conner (shoulder) will make his preseason debut Sunday against the Falcons.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like he'll have any limitations either. "I'm going to give him as much as he can handle," said coach Mike Tomlin. With Le'Veon Bell still holding out, Conner should work with the Steelers' first-team offense on Sunday. Fitzgerald Toussaint drew the start with Conner sidelined last week against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (358th)
  • Report: Le'Veon Bell nixed five-year deal
    According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Le'Veon Bell's agent had agreed to a five-year extension with the Steelers but Bell turned it down.

    Advice: Per Bouchette, Bell's agent had a five-year deal in place that would have netted the All-Pro running back more than $12 million annually including $30 million over the first two season. The contract was agreed to the afternoon of the July 17 deadline for franchise players but Bell had a last-minute change of heart and decided to nix the deal. Bell, who has held out from Steelers training camp this summer, wants to reset the running back market, reportedly seeking up to $15 million annually. Despite the deal falling through, Bell is expected to join the Steelers ahead of Week 1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20 (11th)
  • Blount has another lousy exhibition Thursday
    LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for eight yards in the Eagles' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: He also lost a fumble on one of his two catches. Blount's tenure with the Eagles has gotten off to a rough start. He's missed a number of practices for different reasons and hasn't performed when on the field. Through two preseason games, Blount has rushed nine times for 17 yards (1.89 YPC) with the lost fumble. He also hasn't stood out in practices. While Blount may seem like a value pick in mid-to-late rounds of drafts, it's critical to remember he's no longer in New England's offense, which is the only place he's had success. He's also in a timeshare. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (157th)
  • Matt Forte to miss second preseason game
    Matt Forte (hamstring) remains sidelined, and will miss the Jets' second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Forte hasn't practiced all month. He's not the sort of player who needs endless summer reps, but he's in danger of being out of shape for Week 1. Bilal Powell has returned from his neck injury, and is the favorite for touches in the Jets' backfield. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (165th)
  • Le'Veon Bell plans to report before Week 1
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms unsigned franchise player Le'Veon Bell plans to report to the Steelers before Week 1.

    Advice: Per Schefter, it "remains unclear exactly when." Bell will probably sign and report before the calendar flips to September, but he seems extremely unlikely to see any preseason action. Bell has shown a remarkable ability to hit the ground running after long layoffs. He's a no-brainer top-two pick in every format of fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20 (11th)
  • Quinn: Devonta Freeman could return soon
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) could return soon.

    Advice: Freeman was placed in the concussion protocol early this week. He'll be evaluated over "the next couple days" before returning to practice. Freeman is out for the second preseason game, but his Week 1 status isn't in doubt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (39th)
  • Ty Montgomery likely to miss Saturday's game
    Ty Montgomery (leg) is expected to miss the Packers' second preseason game.

    Advice: Montgomery is "working through" a lower leg injury that's sidelined him the last two days. The missed time creates some depth-chart leaping for fourth-rounder Jamaal Williams, who's getting most of Montgomery's practice reps. Williams is expected to start Saturday at Washington. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (75th)
  • Harold Henderson will handle Zeke's appeal
    The NFL has tabbed Harold Henderson to hear the appeal of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.

    Advice: Henderson regularly oversees appeals hearings for the league, and the NFL tried to push him as an objective, non-biased party by having NFL Network reporters tweet that Henderson reduced Greg Hardy's suspension from ten games to four. However, PFT's Mike Florio -- an attorney by trade -- notes that Henderson's presence in the case "significantly" drops the chances of Zeke having the suspension overturned. "At best, he'll get a mild reduction," Florio wrote. Florio also states Henderson's hiring "significantly" increases the chances Elliott eventually files a lawsuit. Elliott's appeal will be heard on August 29. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • LeGarrette Blount having unimpressive camp
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that LeGarrette Blount "hasn't exactly stood out" in Eagles camp.

    Advice: Reporter Jeff McLane makes the smart observation that Blount's power game will never be particularly eye-catching in a practice setting, but couldn't help but notice the degree to which he hasn't stood out. For their part, the Eagles weren't alarmed enough to keep Ryan Mathews around. Blount is an RB2 as the Eagles' short-yardage back, but already a hit-or-miss player, he's going to be even more inconsistent outside of the Patriots' elite offense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (157th)
  • Ezekiel Elliott's appeal likely to be Aug. 29
    ESPN's Adam Schefter forecasts Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing to take place Aug. 29.

    Advice: It's good to have clarity on the date, but this being the NFL, we'll likely get an appeal to the appeal. With the situation so uncertain, fantasy owners should abide by the facts on the ground. The facts on the ground are that Elliott is suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • Ezekiel Elliott officially appeals 6-game ban
    Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, a hearing must be scheduled within the next 10 days. Recent history — hello Tom Brady — suggests this will become a drawn out saga that allows Elliott to play in 2017, but the truth is, there's no real way of knowing how things might unfold. There's a chance Elliott ends up playing all 16 games this season, but we simply don't know. For now, it would be unwise to factor out Elliott's looming ban in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • Charles sitting out second preseason game
    Jamaal Charles will sit out the Broncos' second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Charles was supposed to play in the Broncos' exhibition opener, but ended up sitting out. He will supposedly play in the third preseason game. Charles has said he's healthy, but the Broncos are showing extreme caution with the 30 year old's knees. Charles remains a true dart throw in the late rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (208th)
  • Kenyan Drake placed in concussion protocol
    Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Much like starter Jay Ajayi a couple weeks ago, Drake took a helmet to helmet hit during Monday's practice and had to be helped into the locker room. Drake is competing with Damien Williams for the No. 2 job. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (282nd)
  • Matt Forte continues to miss time
    Matt Forte (hamstring) has continued to miss time at Jets camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It's possible Forte is simply resting himself on a going-nowhere team in the hottest months of the year, but also possible his body is simply breaking down. He battled a balky hamstring throughout 2016 training camp, then was dogged by knee woes during the regular season. Forte turns 32 this December. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (165th)
  • Fournette ruled out of second preseason game
    Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Leonard Fournette (foot) will not play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Fournette has missed the last two practices with a foot injury, and Marrone has promised to take it slow with his rookie runner, a smart decision considering Fournette struggled through foot and ankle issues at LSU last season. Still, there is no reason to be worried about his Week 1 availability at this point. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 9:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (82nd)
  • Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Quinn already ruled him out for the second preseason game. Freeman left Sunday's practice with what was reported as a heat issue, but it looks like he suffered a head injury. The Falcons will certainly take it slow, but he should be ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 8:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (39th)
  • Coach 'not sure' Charles will play Saturday
    Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he is "not sure yet" if Jamaal Charles will play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Coming off a series of knee injuries, Charles was held out of the preseason opener and has remained limited in practice, although he has reportedly taken more full-team reps in the past week. It is smart for the Broncos to take it slow with the veteran, but they will need to see if he has anything left in the tank at some point. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 7:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (208th)
  • Washington paces Lions with 34 yards Sunday
    Dwayne Washington contributed 34 yards on six carries and secured his lone target for five yards Sunday in the Lions’ preseason win over the Colts.

    Advice: Washington was the third Lions’ rusher to see the field following Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner. He also saw some run on special teams, returning the opening kickoff for 15 yards. Washington looked appropriately shifty, netting a long of 18 yards after eluding Quincy Wilson’s tackle attempt in the second quarter. The 2016 seventh-rounder has drawn rave reviews from coaches this summer, though his fantasy prospects remain minimal at best. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 1:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1 (442nd)
  • Fournette (foot) absent from practice Sun.
    Leonard Fournette sat out Sunday's practice due to a foot injury.

    Advice: It was his first absence of training camp. Sunday may have been nothing more than a maintenance day for Fournette, though it's notable because he dealt with foot/ankle issues during his final year at LSU. Coach Doug Marrone said the team will proceed cautiously with Fournette, which leads us to believe he probably won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game with Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 10:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (82nd)
  • Dwayne Washington has done a '180'
    Lions RBs coach David Walker said second-year RB Dwayne Washington has done a "180" since last season.

    Advice: Washington tried to do too much as a rookie, often chasing the big play instead of taking what the defense gave him. Walker has seen a noticeable change in Washington's mindset. "He’s made nice strides," said Walker. "He’s mastering the offense much better than what he was a year ago, and like I said, he doesn’t have to go make a play." Washington is still working behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick but could threaten Zach Zenner's position in Detroit's backfield hierarchy. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1 (442nd)
  • Report: NFL done looking into Zeke bar brawl
    PFT's Mike Florio reports the NFL's investigation into suspended RB Ezekiel Elliott's involvement in a July 16 bar brawl is closed.

    Advice: Elliott was subject to the league's personal conduct policy for allegedly breaking the nose of a DJ at a Dallas nightclub. The NFL looked into the case, but couldn't come to any conclusions. For now, it sounds like Elliott has avoided further suspension. Elliott is still facing potential discipline for his St. Patrick's Day incident. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 4:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • NFL could pursue further discipline vs. Zeke
    According to the Dallas Morning News, the NFL still "could" investigate suspended RB Ezekiel Elliott's involvement in a July 16 bar brawl and "pursue further action" against him.

    Advice: Elliott's current six-game ban was applied only because he violated the NFL's domestic violence policy. Elliott also violated the NFL's personal conduct policy by exposing a woman's breast on St. Patrick's Day, and the league's investigation into the July 16 bar brawl has yet to be resolved. It's a reminder that Elliott is far from out of the woods with multiple violations of multiple league polices and existing investigations still hanging over his head. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 11:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
  • Schefter: Elliott 'ready for a long battle'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ezekiel Elliott is "ready for a long battle" regarding his six-game suspension.

    Advice: Elliott already released a statement saying he will appeal, but Schefter reports that "might just be [the] first step in an ongoing ordeal," suggesting Zeke is willing to go to court to fight the ban. Elliott is worth an early-round fantasy pick even with the suspension looming, but it remains possible he either serves a lesser ban this year or is able to postpone the suspension the entire season. Like Le'Veon Bell last year, Elliott will likely end up a value when it is all said and done. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (539th)
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