• Reggie Bush wants to continue playing career
    Free agent Reggie Bush hopes to continue his playing career.

    Advice: Bush, 32, finished the 2016 season in Buffalo with -3 yards on 12 carries. "That's my plan," Bush said of continuing to play. "Going into year 12, I still feel like I have a lot left to prove, a lot left to give this game before I'm done." Bush insisted he's "spoken to a few teams, yes." Bush has not broken 300 rushing yards or 4.0 yards per carry since the 2013 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1078th)
  • Broncos plan to employ running back committee
    New coach Vance Joseph said the Broncos plan to use a running back committee this season.

    Advice: "You need two or three guys that can carry the load. It is no longer a one-guy position," Joseph said. "I’m excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De’Angelo (Henderson) in the mix. It’s going to be competitive, and that’s the way it should be." Anderson is the favorite for touches, but his usage will depend on Charles' health and whether Booker shows any year-two progress. Anderson currently makes sense as a sixth- to seventh-round pick in re-draft leagues, while the rest of Denver's backs are late-round fliers. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (98th)
  • Lions expecting 'featured' role for Abdullah
    The Lions' website believes the team is planning a "featured role" for Ameer Abdullah (foot) in 2017.

    Advice: The Lions admitted as much with their offseason moves, somewhat surprisingly skipping over running back in the draft and free agency. Still recovering from a torn ligament in his foot, Abdullah expects to be "full go" soon. "I'm just going to work my tail off and be the best back I can in the situations I'll be given this year," Abdullah said. "I'm really attacking things with a more focused mindset." Abdullah's home run ability has never been in doubt, but he won't catch passes with Theo Riddick in tow, and has just two career rushing touchdowns. There's still quite a bit of projection required with the 24-year-old (in June) back. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (150th)
  • Report: NFL still reviewing Zeke allegations
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the NFL is still reviewing assault allegations against Ezekiel Elliott.

    Advice: Elliott was accused by then-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson of assault last July. The incident was investigated by the Columbus (OH) city prosecutor, but no charges were filed. It is unclear why the NFL's investigation has taken so long to complete. While the lingering investigation is troublesome, it still seems unlikely Elliott faces a suspension. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (21st)
  • Bernard expected to see limited work at OTAs
    ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell reports Giovani Bernard (ACL) is expected to get in limited work during OTAs.

    Advice: It is surprising considering he is just six months removed from tearing his ACL, but the definition of limited work could simply be individual drills run at less than full speed. That said, Bernard's recovery appears to be on schedule if not ahead, and there is a good chance he is ready to go by Week 1. Bernard will have to compete with second-round pick Joe Mixon for passing-down work. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (205th)
  • Chris Thompson expects to see more work
    Redskins RB Chris Thompson expects to see more work this season after proving he can stay healthy the last two years.

    Advice: Thompson rushed 68 times and saw 62 targets last season, turning the touches into 705 total yards and five scores. Thompson has alway been effective when given the opportunity, but his slight frame (195 pounds) and long injury history make it unlikely Washington ever views him as anything more than a complementary back. That said, there is no reason he cannot top 125 touches behind Rob Kelley and/or rookie Samaje Perine. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (127th)
  • Fournette rarely used in shotgun at LSU
    Jaguars first-round RB Leonard Fournette rarely took carries out of the shotgun formation at LSU.

    Advice: On LSU's college film, beat writer Ryan O'Halloran also noticed that Fournette ran behind a fullback on most of his carries. The Jaguars did not employ a fullback last year, but Tommy Bohanon and Marquez Williams were brought in to fill that role. OC Nathaniel Hackett called for shotgun runs on a regular basis last year, so that's an adjustment Fournette will have to make. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (118th)
  • Shane Vereen fully healthy for OTAs
    Shane Vereen (triceps) is fully healthy for OTAs.

    Advice: Vereen is finally over the twice torn triceps that cost him all but five games last year. He accepted a $1 million pay cut in March that secures his roster status. Assuming he stays healthy, Vereen will remain the Giants’ pass down back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (177th)
  • GM 'confident' Freeman deal will get done
    Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said he is "confident" the organization will work out a long-term extension with walk-year RB Devonta Freeman.

    Advice: "Like I've said before, we want him here and he's a very important part of our organization," Dimitroff said on SiriusXM's Schein on Sports. "We're ready in the relatively near future to have some discussions with their representation." Freeman recently told ESPN's Josina Anderson he wants "elite" running back money, but that apparently has not discouraged the general manager. Dimitroff previously identified training camp as the likely timeframe for a deal to be struck. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14 (40th)
  • Kareem Hunt to become Chiefs feature back?
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher foresees third-round pick Kareem Hunt leading the team in rushing this season and leading Kansas City's running backs in receptions.

    Advice: In other words, Teicher expects Hunt to become the Chiefs' feature back as a rookie, supplanting Spencer Ware. It's just a beat writer guess in May, but notable nonetheless. The Chiefs traded up to draft Hunt in the third round, and Ware tailed off after a hot start to last season. Charcandrick West should settle in as Kansas City's third-string back this year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (191st)
  • Pete Carroll confident in Seahawks run game
    Coach Pete Carroll expects the Seahawks' running game to come "roaring right back" in 2017.

    Advice: "With the quarterback being a mess and the running back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it," said Carroll of last year's disappointment. "So I think we'll come roaring right back at it." Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise have both recovered from their injuries while free agent signing Eddie Lacy was brought in to take the lead role on early downs. Seattle's backfield looks good on paper but Rawls, Prosise and Lacy all carry significant risk heading into the 2017 fantasy campaign. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:11 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (130th)
  • Beat writer sets O/U on Blount carries at 170
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski sets the over-under for LeGarrette Blount's rushing attempts at 170 this season.

    Advice: Blount toted the rock 299 times for the 2016 Patriots, not including the playoffs. So, 170 would be a major drop-off, but coach Doug Pederson has already said since signing Blount that the offensive game plan won't change from 2016 when carries were split. Ryan Mathews carried 155 times, and that's the role Blount is taking over. If the Eagles can stay in more games, Blount could push 200, but he won't have another 1,161-yard, 18-touchdown season. 800 yards and 6-8 scores would be a win. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (87th)
  • Jacquizz Rodgers shed weight in offseason
    Jacquizz Rodgers has dropped six pounds this offseason.

    Advice: The lost weight has reportedly added quickness to his game. Quizz is slated to open the year as Tampa's starter with Doug Martin suspended Weeks 1-3. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (242nd)
  • Steelers sign RB Terrell Watson
    Steelers signed RB Terrell Watson.

    Advice: The 2016 UDFA started out with the Browns before ending the season with the Eagles. He was waived earlier this month. Watson will be a long-shot competitor with Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Conner, and Knile Davis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (573rd)
  • Lacy's contract has yards and games bonuses
    Eddie Lacy's contract includes bonuses for games played and rushing yards.

    Advice: Lacy's weight incentives have gotten the attention, but he will also earn bonuses for on-field performance. Starting at 800 yards, the bonuses run through 1,200, and are worth a total of $1.3 million. Lacy will also get $62,500 for each week he's on the 46-man roster. It's a smart contract structure for a player with Lacy's history of injury and conditioning issues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:41 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (130th)
  • Andy Dalton praises Joe Mixon's 'versatility'
    Andy Dalton praised second-round RB Joe Mixon's "versatility."

    Advice: "One of the things that helps with a guy that is versatile is you’re not tipping anything – you could be running the ball and you could be throwing it," Dalton said. "One of the big reasons we brought him in is because he can do both." The Bengals have had an early-down back in Jeremy Hill and a passing-down back in Giovani Bernard, but having someone like Mixon who can fill both roles makes the offense less predictable. More talented and versatile, Mixon should unseat Hill as the starter in training camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (201st)
  • Ravens could be interested in Ryan Mathews
    The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes the Ravens could have some interest in Ryan Mathews.

    Advice: Mathews is still under contract with the Eagles, but he is expected to be released once he is able to pass a physical -- he is recovering from neck surgery. Zrebiec reports the Ravens "like what they have in Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon, and Danny Woodhead" and are not "scouring the open market for a 16-game starter," but they could see Mathews as "insurance" while Dixon is suspended the first four games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1061st)
  • Giants never made 'serious play' for Blount?
    ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants "never really made a serious play" for LeGarrette Blount.

    Advice: Raanan does say there was mutual interest between the Giants and Blount, but New York was only offering minimum-salary deals. Raanan believes the Giants' lukewarm interest in Blount suggests they are "all-in on" Paul Perkins as their lead back, an opinion buoyed by coach Ben McAdoo's decision to name Perkins the starter after the draft. After a solid but unspectacular rookie season, Perkins has a big opportunity in a running game which has to be better this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (204th)
  • Colts get rookie RB Marlon Mack signed
    Colts signed fourth round RB Marlon Mack to a four-year contract.

    Advice: Mack needed just three seasons to set the all-time rushing records at USF. He was a top performer at the Combine, running 4.5-flat with a 10-foot-5 broad jump. Mack's success behind suspect offensive lines makes him a good fit in Indy. He'll push 34-year-old Frank Gore for carries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4 (276th)
  • Jags get No. 4 pick Fournette signed, sealed
    Jaguars signed No. 4 overall pick RB Leonard Fournette to a four-year contract.

    Advice: The deal is fully guaranteed with no offset language and comes with the standard fifth-year team option all first-rounders receive. Coach Doug Marrone has said Fournette will have to "compete" for the starting job, but he'd have to get hurt to not earn it. Expect the Jaguars to use Fournette like the Cowboys used Ezekiel Elliott as their centerpiece on offense. Fournette has a worse offensive line, but he's a low-end RB1 right out of the gate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (118th)
  • Jamaal Charles '50-50' to make 53-man roster?
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis puts Jamaal Charles' chances of making the Broncos' 53-man roster at "50-50."

    Advice: Charles signed a no-guarantee, one-year, incentive-laden deal with Denver, so this absolutely makes sense. Charles is coming off multiple knee surgeries and setbacks and turns 31 later this year. If he can prove he's healthy, which is a big "if," then Charles won't have a problem cracking the Week 1 roster, but Denver has plenty of backfield options with C.J. Anderson coming back to health, Devontae Booker entering Year 2, and the selection of rookie De'Angelo Henderson. Charles is a mere late-round flier in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (136th)
  • Joe Williams has 'legit chance' to usurp Hyde
    CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes fourth-round rookie Joe Williams has a "legitimate chance" to "immediately unseat" Carlos Hyde as the starter.

    Advice: Williams has so many things working in his favor. He was handpicked by coach Kyle Shanahan, who banged the table for him in the 49ers' draft room, even when GM John Lynch left Williams off the team's draft board. RBs coach Bobby Turner also personally stayed in touch with Williams throughout the draft process and also campaigned for him. Hyde is entering the final year of his contract for a regime that has zero ties to him and has proven injury-prone. This could be a two-headed backfield for 2017 before Williams takes over as the lead back in 2018. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (337th)
  • Devonta Freeman wants to make elite RB money
    Devonta Freeman told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he wants "elite" running back money on a contract extension.

    Advice: "I want to be the best," Freeman said. "I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be -- straight up." It's unclear what elite running back money is these days, but Le'Veon Bell is currently the highest paid at over $12 million on the franchise tag. LeSean McCoy and Doug Martin are Nos. 2 and 3 at $8.01 million and $7.15 million, respectively. That's likely the area Freeman wants to get to, though Lamar Miller's $6.5 million might make more sense. Freeman is hoping to land an extension this summer. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14 (40th)
  • Eagles likely to cut Mathews after Blount add
    The Eagles are expected to release Ryan Mathews following the addition of LeGarrette Blount.

    Advice: They likely won't do so until Mathews is healthy after suffering a neck injury late last season. Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski has been saying for months that Mathews is a goner, so this doesn't come as a shock. Mathews is coming off neck surgery and may not be healthy for another couple of months. Like Blount, Mathews is up there in age and will turn 30 later this year in October. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1061st)
  • Eagles do 1-year deal with LeGarrette Blount
    Eagles signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Patriots, to a one-year contract.

    Advice: How about this for a late-offseason addition? Blount led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns last season and set a new career-high with 1,161 yards on the ground, but he's already 30. He adds nothing in the pass game, but the Eagles already have Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, and rookie Donnel Pumphrey there. Blount figures to handle all of the first- and second-down work and short-yardage carries in Philly, and this is a great fit in a spread-type offense that Blount also played in with New England. Blount also gets to run behind one of the better offensive lines with the Eagles. This is as about as great of a landing spot Blount could have hoped for, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals also had interest. Blount's addition should lead to Ryan Mathews' release. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (87th)
  • Jay Gruden 'impressed' with Samaje Perine
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden came away "impressed" with fourth-round RB Samaje Perine following rookie minicamp.

    Advice: "You see him out there running around – were you impressed?" Gruden asked reporters rhetorically on Saturday. "Yeah, so was I. I like guys who come in here and love football and he does. He’s a very smart guy. You can tell that he’s going to be a very hard worker and, of course, he runs hard." Padless practice without veterans isn't exactly the hardest place to stand out, but it's another nugget to file away as Perine prepares to challenge Rob Kelley on early downs. Perine appears to be the favorite. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (294th)
  • Forte Enrolled in NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
    Matt Forte is participating in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp.

    Advice: This is the 10th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp held at NFL Films. It gives exclusive opportunities for players to learn the business. Forte split work with Bilal Powell last season, but Powell is expected to take the lead in 2017. Now 32 and headed into his ninth season, Forte's best days appear to be behind him. Forte is under contract with the Jets until 2018. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (101st)
  • Texans waive RB Kenny Hilliard
    Texans waived RB Kenny Hilliard.

    Advice: Signed to a reserve/future contract in January, Hilliard was buried behind Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Akeem Hunt, and Tyler Ervin on the offseason roster. After D'Onta Foreman's selection in the second round, Hilliard's fate was sealed. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1116th)
  • Devonta Freeman reiterates he won't hold out
    Walk-year RB Devonta Freeman said he cannot ever see himself holding out.

    Advice: "I'm a player," Freeman said. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Freeman has been clear about his desire for an extension, but he said he and the front office are on the same page. GM Thomas Dimitroff has said he expects an extension to be worked out around training camp. Freeman is scheduled to make $1.797 million this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14 (40th)
  • Fox thinks Tarik Cohen will help on 3rd down
    Bears coach John Fox expects fourth-round RB Tarik Cohen to help out on third down.

    Advice: "He's a joker back," Fox said. "I think third down, it's just another matchup, this game's about matchups." With great speed and video game moves, Cohen can present matchup problems on passing downs, but the Bears signed Benny Cunningham to fill the same role. Even if he beats out Cunningham for the third-down job, Cohen's fantasy upside is capped behind Jordan Howard. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1 (408th)
  • Lions pass on Matt Asiata after tryout
    The Lions did not sign free agent Matt Asiata after his weekend tryout.

    Advice: Although coach Jim Caldwell has never been known for his truthfulness with the media, he indicated the Lions are satisfied with their current backfield stable. "We have a pretty good group of guys," Caldwell said. "We’ll see what happens, but I think overall, we’ve got some pretty good depth there." Rotoworld.com May 15, 1:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (584th)
  • Perine to win Redskins starting tailback job?
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim projects Samaje Perine as the team's Week 1 starter at running back.

    Advice: Keim calls incumbent Rob Kelley a "complementary piece to Perine." The all-time leading rusher at Oklahoma, Perine packs 233 pounds onto a 5-foot-11 frame and caught 40 passes in his three-year college career despite sharing the Sooners' backfield with all-purpose dynamo Joe Mixon. In an efficient Redskins offense, Perine will offer considerable TD upside should he win the job. Rotoworld.com May 15, 12:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (294th)
  • Eddie Lacy checks in at 253 at first weigh-in
    Eddie Lacy checked in at 253 pounds during his first weigh-in with the Seahawks.

    Advice: The NFL offseason is amazing. Lacy needed to weigh under 255 pounds to earn a $55,000 bonus. The Seahawks want Lacy to be under 250 by the summer and maintain a playing weight of 245 during the season. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:58 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (130th)
  • Marrone: Fournette has to 'earn' starting job
    Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said No. 4 overall pick Leonard Fournette has to "earn" the starting job.

    Advice: "Obviously he's shown that ability, but at the same sense, when you have the team, the one thing about a team is you have to earn that," Marrone said. "So he's going to have to go and show that he has to do that." Okay, champ. Fournette will open the season as the starter and dominate the backfield work as long as he is healthy. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (118th)
  • Caldwell declines comment on Blount interest
    Coach Jim Caldwell declined to say if the Lions have interest in free agent LeGarrette Blount.

    Advice: The Lions are talking up Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, but have been linked to Blount after not drafting a running back. Detroit's interest could potentially be complicated from Blount's May 9 tender. The Ravens and Giants are among the other teams that have been connected to Blount. Rotoworld.com May 12, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (87th)
  • Broncos to have running back competition
    Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team will have an open competition at running back this summer.

    Advice: "Every spot on the football team is going to be up for competition," said Joseph. C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles are all competing to be the Broncos' lead back, though it sounds like Joseph is open to using a committee. "You need two or three guys who can carry the load," he said. "It's no longer a one-guy position." Joseph has also promised that Denver will be more aggressive in the passing game this year, further clouding what was already one of the more difficult backfields to predict. Rotoworld.com May 12, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (98th)
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