• Bills now claim Tyrod Taylor's job is safe
    After making vague comments in Thursday's presser, Bills coach Sean McDermott clarified that Tyrod Taylor's starting job is safe.

    Advice: "Well, we're always going to evaluate everything," were McDermott's initial words. Anyone who has ever followed football knows what that means. Afterward, however, McDermott told both ABC Buffalo and the Buffalo News that he wasn't considering a change at quarterback. All we really know is, Taylor will be under center Week 1, but he's going to be on the hot seat. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • Jaguars not committed to Bortles for Week 1
    Speaking after Thursday's preseason game, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone refused to commit to Blake Bortles at quarterback, and said he's competing with Chad Henne.

    Advice: "It's this simple: I'm looking for the best person to lead this offense," Marrone began. "It's right up there for grabs, and either person can take it. ... (Bortles has) got to go earn it." Marrone refused to even shut the door on third-stringer Brandon Allen. They're the comments of a desperate man following a fiasco of a performance from Bortles on Thursday. Bortles seems to have regressed instead of progressed on his dismal 2016, showing stunningly awful ball placement while looking like a quarterback lacking for confidence. Henne was scarcely better, but Marrone could probably convince himself Henne is more manageable than Bortles' unwieldy motion. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.72 (64th)
  • Cutler: DeVante Parker is a 'faster Alshon'
    Speaking after Thursday night's preseason game, Jay Cutler called DeVante Parker a "faster Alshon."

    Advice: "Alshon," of course, is Cutler's old battery mate in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery. Cutler certainly targeted Parker like his new version of Jeffery on Thursday night, sending a team-high four attempts in Parker's direction during Cutler's time under center and hitting Parker twice for big plays, one of which was negated by penalty. Parker will indeed take a third-year leap if Cutler is willing to pepper him with targets in tight coverage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.73 (63rd)
  • Bills HC noncommittal on Tyrod's starting job
    Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal on Tyrod Taylor's starting job following Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: "Well, we're always going to evaluate everything," said McDermott, who praised fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman for being "decisive" in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Eagles. Meanwhile, Taylor threw two interceptions in six possessions. Having traded away Sammy Watkins, the Bills' offense is no longer built to suit Tyrod's strengths. We suspect Taylor will still start in Week 1, but he may enter the season on a short leash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • QB controversy in JAX? Henne plays with 1s
    Chad Henne completed 6-of-10 passes for 44 yards in the Jaguars' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Henne didn't do anything on the field to distinguish himself, but it's important to note that the Jaguars left their first-team offensive line and receivers in the game when Henne entered late in the first half, and left them in with Henne fairly deep into the second half. The decision to do so suggests the Jaguars are at least considering the possibility they'll have to turn to Henne as a better option than struggling Blake Bortles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (545th)
  • Terrance West has dismal night vs. Dolphins
    Terrance West rushed six times for two yards in the Ravens' second preseason game.

    Advice: West "added" a six-yard reception. They're horrific stats, but it's hard to place too much of the blame on West, whom the Dolphins were ready to swallow up with Ryan Mallett presenting zero downfield threat in the passing game. West, who will be the Ravens' early-down back for at least Weeks 1-4, now has 11 carries for 25 yards this summer. A tackle-breaker, he'll be better once the lights come on, though Baltimore's offensive line is extremely banged up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (196th)
  • Danny Woodhead shakes off some rust
    Danny Woodhead touched the ball once in Baltimore's second preseason game.

    Advice: Woodhead rushed once for two years. He was actually targeted three times by Ryan Mallett, but Mallett's ball placement was an utter disaster, even on checkdowns. Woodhead is going to catch a ton of passes from Joe Flacco, but the whole Ravens' offense is going to go in the gutter if Mallett has to play snaps this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.04 (168th)
  • Rod Streater carted off with leg injury
    Bills WR Rod Streater was carted off with a left leg injury in Buffalo's second preseason game.

    Advice: While catching a pass in the fourth quarter Streater twisted his leg and was unable to make it off the field under his own power. He had two catches for 40 yards until that point. Streater was drawing rave reviews early in camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (821st)
  • Doug Martin shows quickness on 7 touches
    Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed five times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' second preseason game.

    Advice: Martin started for the second straight week and caught two checkdowns on Tampa Bay’s first drive. He made a sharp cut in the backfield on his first carry for a six-yard gain, then beat the Jaguars’ defense around the corner on a goal-line score. Martin is suspended for Weeks 1-3, but he shown impressive quickness and cut-back ability in August. He's worthy of a middle-round fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (669th)
  • Bortles struggles badly in preseason game
    Blake Bortles completed 8-of-13 passes for 65 yards in the Jaguars' second preseason game.

    Advice: Bortles didn't commit any turnovers, but he came awfully close on several occasions. He also flat-out missed Allen Robinson on three and arguably four big-play chances, incessantly under- and over-throwing the Jaguars' top receiver when Robinson had created separation down the sidelines and over the middle. Bortles was booed repeatedly by the Jaguars' home crowd. Dealing with shot confidence, we'd bet against Bortles starting 16 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.72 (64th)
  • Tyrod Taylor throws pair of INTs on Thursday
    Tyrod Taylor completed 8-of-18 passes for 53 yards and two interceptions in Thursday's second preseason game.

    Advice: Taylor's first interception came from a deflection on a blitz. His second was an underthrow on a broken play. Beyond the two interceptions, Taylor was under pressure on a large portion of his throws. This was not an encouraging outing from the Bills' first-team offense. Taylor's first game without Sammy Watkins was a disaster. It's going to be a trying year in Buffalo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • Alshon Jeffery targeted four times in debut
    Alshon Jeffery caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: This was Jeffery's first time playing in a preseason game with the Eagles. His first two targets and only incompletions were bad overthrows by Wentz. Being targeted on nearly half of Wentz's pass attempts is a great sign for a player who has previously thrived off volume. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.98 (43rd)
  • Cutler targets DeVante four times in 2 drives
    DeVante Parker caught 1-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Dolphins' second preseason game.

    Advice: Parker drew four targets from Jay Cutler in only two drives. The stats don't pop on paper, but one of the duo's missed connections was a 31-yard completion called back by holding. Parker also muffed a screen on 3rd-and-forever. Frankly, Cutler looked to be playing pitch and catch with Parker like he did Alshon Jeffery in Chicago. The Dolphins have spent the entire offseason talking Parker up. They walked the walk on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.73 (63rd)
  • Jay Cutler plays two drives in Dolphins debut
    Jay Cutler completed 3-of-6 passes for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The numbers don't tell the whole story, as Cutler had a 31-yard completion to DeVante Parker called back by penalty. The Dolphins also got trapped into a 3rd-and-27 thanks to a pair of holding calls. Cutler came out assertive, aggressively throwing the ball down the field and locking onto Parker like he was an Alshon Jeffery clone. It was two drives in a mid-August exhibition game, but it was promising. The Dolphins will remain run heavy, but their passing attack is going to look much different under aggressive Cutler than timid Ryan Tannehill. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (55th)
  • Smith-Schuster day to day with bone bruise
    Steelers second-round WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is day to day with a bone bruise in his knee.

    Advice: It's not a major concern for the rookie wideout, but comes mere days after he returned from a concussion. The more practice time Smith-Schuster misses, the harder it will be to lock down No. 4 duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (261st)
  • Jay Ajayi (concussion) suiting up on Thursday
    Jay Ajayi (concussion) will start Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: In case you needed any more proof Ajayi is over his concussion. Kenyan Drake, however, is not, and will be sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
  • Hue Jackson on Matt Dayes: 'He's flashed'
    Speaking about seventh-round RB Matt Dayes, Browns coach Hue Jackson said "he's flashed," and is "establishing himself as an every-down back."

    Advice: Dayes was the second-to-last pick of April's draft. He rushed three times for nine yards and a touchdown in the Browns' preseason opener, and added three receptions for eight additional yards. Dayes was a true three-down back at NC State, but doesn't stand out in any one area. His NFL ceiling is probably that of a role player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.18 (350th)
  • Quincy Enunwa undergoing neck operation
    Jets WR Quincy Enunwa will undergo surgery for the bulging disk in his neck next week.

    Advice: As many former players can tell you, neck surgery is no laughing matter for an NFLer. The Jets pegged Enunwa's initial timeline at 6-9 months. It's unclear if that included surgery or not, but it likely did. Enunwa turns 26 next May, when he should be near the end of his recovery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1067th)
  • Patrick Mahomes 'always looking downfield'
    The Kansas City Star reports Patrick Mahomes is "always looking to throw downfield."

    Advice: Reporter Terez A. Paylor correctly points out that's becoming a bit of a lost art in a league increasingly focused on pass efficiency. Paylor also praises Mahomes' "creativity" and elusiveness. Mahomes should get extensive run against the Bengals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (740th)
  • Devante Mays gets second-team reps
    Packers seventh-round RB Devante Mays has received second-team reps with Ty Montgomery (leg) sidelined.

    Advice: Mays was running behind fourth-rounder Jamaal Williams but ahead of fifth-rounder Aaron Jones. "He not only will make you miss, but he runs with power," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Very natural with the run instincts." Mays didn't receive a carry in Green Bay's preseason opener, but should get work against the Redskins on Saturday. He's a name to file away in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.43 (456th)
  • Thomas Rawls dealing with 'minor' ankle issue
    Thomas Rawls will miss Friday's preseason game with a "minor" ankle issue.

    Advice: Eddie Lacy will start in his place. Rawls has been running ahead of Lacy with the first-team offense for over a week, but this gives Lacy a big opportunity to move back out in front. Rawls has earned universally positive reviews this summer, but any ankle issue is a concern after the catastrophic injury that ended Rawls' 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (275th)
  • 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 Yesterday, 11:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (161st)
  • Ryan Tannehill going under the knife Thursday
    Ryan Tannehill's ACL operation will take place on Thursday.

    Advice: Tannehill will require 10-12 months of rehab. Now 29 and coming off two ACL injuries in eight months, Tannehill is due a guaranteed $17.47 million in 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (661st)
  • Goodell: Gordon reinstatement not on radar
    Speaking Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell said reinstating suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is "not under active consideration."

    Advice: "At least hasn't made it to my desk," Goodell clarified. Gordon's most recent petition for reinstatement was denied in May. He can apply again in September. 2017 would be Gordon's age-26 season. He hasn't appeared in a regular season game since Dec. 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (876th)
  • 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 Yesterday, 10:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.70 (3rd)
  • Trubisky knows he has 'a lot of work to do'
    Mitchell Trubisky knows he still has "a lot of work to do."

    Advice: Trubisky was the talk of the first preseason week after completing 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown, but he is not getting too far ahead. "I was pleased with how I played," the rookie said, "but plenty more mistakes are going on during practice for me that I need to work on and continue to improve in my game." The Bears have been adamant about Mike Glennon starting all season, but their resolve will be tested if Trubisky continues to show well in the preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (739th)
  • GM: Tavon Austin's role will remain the same
    Rams GM Les Snead said Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be "used very similarly" by the new coaching staff.

    Advice: Austin was somewhat ridiculously pegged as a deep threat when coach Sean McVay was hired, but he has not been healthy enough to carve out a role. "We haven’t figured out how much he evolves as a receiver in this offense because he hasn’t had a chance to play," Snead said. "He threatens the opposing team in many different ways. We’ve just got to get him healthy." With Sammy Watkins in the fold, Austin's chance at a meaningful role now looks even slimmer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.52 (67th)
  • Marcus Johnson 'near-lock' for roster
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Eagles WR Marcus Johnson is a "near-lock" for the roster.

    Advice: Johnson's path to the roster became easier when the Eagles traded away Jordan Matthews, but he was likely ticketed for a spot either way after a solid offseason and start to camp. With injury risks and question marks ahead of them on the depth chart, Johnson and fourth-rounder Mack Hollins could find their way into some targets this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (629th)
  • Arians questions John Brown's place on team
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians questioned John Brown's place on the team if he is not able to overcome his sickle-cell issues.

    Advice: Arians said he does not "have any choice" but to wait on Brown to fully recover, but even then the coach is not sure Brown can contribute. "If he can’t run long enough (after he returns)," Arians said, "you’ve got to replace him." The coach has never been one to mince words, but this is a particularly harsh comment considering the illness Brown is battling. Still, Arians is clearly at his wit's end with his receiver group, and it would not be surprising if changes are on the horizon. Brown is a risky pick in the ninth round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.95 (79th)
  • John Brown's sickle-cell trait still an issue
    Both John Brown and coach Bruce Arians acknowledged Brown's sickle-cell trait is still an issue for Brown's health.

    Advice: Brown has battled continued soft-tissue ailments, and says his sickle-cell trait slows the healing and recovery process. "That’s a fact," confirmed Arians. In such a violent sport where elite athletes are moving full speed in an open field, the ability to recover from injuries is absolutely critical for football-playing availability. Fantasy leaguers need to tread cautiously with Brown in drafts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.95 (79th)
  • John Brown makes clear he's not 100 percent
    Speaking Tuesday, John Brown (quad) made it clear he's not 100 percent and has no plans to "rush back."

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians intimated earlier in the day that Brown was ready to practice in full, but Brown isn't yet capable. "My body is different than others'," Brown said. "They expect me to come back fast, but I can’t. I’m all right, but I’m not where I want to be at." Brown remains more day-to-day than the week-to-week he has been for the past 2.5 weeks, but he's doubtful to play in the second preseason game. It's just another reminder how fragile and slow to recover Brown has been dating back to last year at this time. He's more of a high-ceiling, low-floor WR4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.95 (79th)
  • John Brown returns to Cardinals practice
    John Brown (quad) returned to "full" practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Brown's return comes one day after coach Bruce Arians admitted his absence was a concern. Brown ended up missing over two weeks of team drills. The disappointing camp comes on the heels of an offseason where Brown was declared "back" on his lost 2016. Brown is an inside-out threat who has legit chemistry with Carson Palmer, but his health has made him a risky WR3 in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.95 (79th)
  • Gase: Jay Cutler will play on Thursday night
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Cutler will make his debut Thursday night against the Ravens.

    Advice: The coach suggested that would be the case earlier this week, and it became obvious after Cutler took all of the first-team snaps during Tuesday's walkthrough. It is not clear how long he will play, but Cutler needs as many live reps as he can get before Week 1. Matt Moore will return to his backup role. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (55th)
  • Jay Ajayi no longer in concussion protocol
    Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase said that was the case on Sunday, but reports on Monday suggested he still had one hurdle to clear. Either way, he is cleared now. Ajayi has been getting in limited practices of late and should return to full sessions in the near future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
  • Arians admits concern about John Brown (quad)
    Coach Bruce Arians admitted he is concerned about all of the practice time John Brown (quad) has missed in training camp.

    Advice: "It's a concern," Arians said. "He's not available. You're only good when you're available." Brown went down on July 28 and hasn't participated in team drills since. He's done some individual work over the past week, but Brown continues to fight soft-tissue injuries that ruined his 2016 season. At this point, it's impossible to be excited about Brown until he proves he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.95 (79th)
  • Smith-Schuster back at Steelers practice
    JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Smith-Schuster was concussed in Friday night's preseason opener, but it appears he made a quick recovery. Smith-Schuster has been competing for a role in four-receiver sets behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Eli Rogers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (261st)
  • 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 Monday, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (161st)
  • Gase trending toward playing Cutler Thursday
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he is "trending" toward playing Jay Cutler in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Gase said he has not made his decision yet, but The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the decision is made and Cutler will start. The coach did say the quarterback "pretty much" has the offense down, so getting him game reps seems like the next step. If Cutler does not play, Matt Moore will get the nod. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (55th)
  • Update: Ajayi remains in concussion protocol
    Updating a previous item, Jay Ajayi (concussion) has yet to receive medical clearance.

    Advice: It's believed Ajayi needs clearance from an independent neurologist, which would be his final hurdle. Ajayi did participate in Monday's practice, and coach Adam Gase said Sunday that Ajayi was cleared, although he hasn't been taken out of the concussion protocol yet. Still, Ajayi has officially gone over two weeks in the protocol. He suffered the concussion on July 31. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
  • Rawls ahead of Lacy in preseason opener
    Thomas Rawls rushed twice for five yards in the Seahawks' preseason opener.

    Advice: As has been the case at Seahawks camp, Rawls operated as the team’s feature back on its opening drive, playing ahead of Eddie Lacy. Lacy did not enter the game until Trevone Boykin came on. By all accounts healthier than last year and looking to have regained his burst, Rawls is being severely undervalued in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts. It’s worth remembering that Rawls led the NFL in yards per carry as an undrafted rookie in 2015. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (275th)
  • Tavon Austin could miss all preseason games
    The Rams are unsure if Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be available for any preseason games.

    Advice: Austin has essentially been injured since Sean McVay took over as Rams coach, missing the spring following wrist surgery and now missing almost the entirety of training camp. Initially, hilariously, ticketed for the "DeSean Jackson Role" in McVay's offense, Austin has been replaced there by Sammy Watkins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.52 (67th)
  • Jay Ajayi no longer in concussion protocol
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: There was concern that Ajayi may have suffered a relapse of concussion symptoms after leaving Sunday's practice early but he was merely dehydrated. Ajayi is slightly behind schedule, but it shouldn't take long for the third-year workhorse to get back up to speed. Coming off a breakout season, Ajayi is locked in as an every-week RB1 in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
  • Patrick Mahomes promoted to second string
    Chiefs first-round QB Patrick Mahomes worked ahead of Tyler Bray at Sunday's practice.

    Advice: Mahomes had been operating as the Chiefs' No. 3 quarterback, but he seems to have moved ahead of Bray for backup duties behind Alex Smith. The rookie impressed in his preseason debut Friday night, completing 7-of-9 attempts for 49 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes may not leap Smith in year one, but he's set up to be the Chiefs' starter in 2018. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (740th)
  • Tannehill will 'absolutely' be ready for 2018
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Ryan Tannehill (knee, I.R.) will "absolutely" be ready for the start of next season.

    Advice: Tannehill made the decision to undergo season-ending ACL surgery on Friday. "He's got a good plan mapped out," said Gase. Tannehill's knee injury wasn't as severe as the one suffered by Teddy Bridgewater last summer, and it's reasonable to expect him back at full strength for the start of 2018. With Jay Cutler under center, Miami will feature a run-heavy scheme with Jay Ajayi as the focal point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (661st)
  • Dolphins unsure if Cutler will play Thursday
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase was noncommittal on whether Jay Cutler will play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Cutler has been in Miami less than a week since coming out of retirement. He's working with the starters at practice, but may not be ready for game action. Matt Moore will start if Cutler is held out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (55th)
  • Ajayi (concussion) has missed 2 weeks of camp
    Jay Ajayi is still in the NFL's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Ajayi got in a "limited" practice midway through last week, but he's yet to receive medical clearance to fully participate. Ajayi has now missed two full weeks of team drills. He remains one of the riskiest picks in the second round. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
  • Tavon Austin to still have a role on Rams?
    Rams GM Les Snead said Tavon Austin "definitely has a place" despite the trade for Sammy Watkins.

    Advice: Austin has been a gadget player his entire career and failed miserably in larger roles. With Watkins and Robert Woods lining up as outside receivers and Cooper Kupp in the slot, it will be tough for Austin to contribute. The only "role" imaginable for Austin after the Rams' offseason additions is a rotational gadget player. Austin should not be drafted in most fantasy leagues this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.52 (67th)
  • Ryan Tannehill placed on injured reserve
    Dolphins placed QB Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

    Advice: After opting not to undergo surgery last offseason with a partially torn ACL, Tannehill is choosing the opposite this time around. He will likely be ready to go for training camp next season. Jay Cutler will take over as the starting quarterback. Cutler has supported numerous top-24 fantasy receivers in his career, so fantasy players should not bump Dolphins skill players too far down their boards. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (661st)
  • Mahomes has big play called back, throws TD
    Patrick Mahomes completed 7-of-9 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

    Advice: Mahomes was the third quarterback through the rotation in his NFL debut, entering the game in the second quarter after Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. The rookie appeared to have started his career with a bang, hooking up with Demarcus Robinson for a 41-yard gain down the right sideline, but it was called back on a penalty. It was a relatively quiet performance the rest of the way, but he led a short field goal drive in the third and capitalized on a blocked punt with a one-yard touchdown later in the quarter. Mahomes will almost certainly jump Bray in the near future, but Smith is locked into the starting job. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (740th)
  • Doug Martin sees 4 carries in preseason game
    Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed four times for 11 yards in the Bucs' preseason opener.

    Advice: Martin looked quick and in good shape, but the Bucs' offensive line didn't give him any lanes. Suspended for Weeks 1-3, Martin is expected to be replaced by Jacquizz Rodgers in the starting lineup to begin the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (669th)
  • Tannehill will have surgery, headed to IR
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Ryan Tannehill (ACL) will undergo knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve.

    Advice: Tannehill avoided surgery after partially tearing his ACL late last season, but it is not surprising he is opting to get the knee repaired this time after re-tearing the same ACL last week. Going under the knife this early means he should be a full-go for camp next season. With Tannehill done for the year, Miami will turn to Jay Cutler as their starter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (661st)
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster leaves with concussion
    JuJu Smith-Schuster exited Friday's preseason opener with a concussion.

    Advice: Smith-Schuster came out late in the first quarter. The second-round rookie looked spry in the early going, nabbing a screen pass for a four-yard pick-up while later gaining nine yards on an end-around. He is done for the day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (261st)
  • Report: Rams aren't shopping Tavon Austin
    According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports, the Rams aren't shopping Tavon Austin.

    Advice: There was speculation Austin could be dealt after the Rams acquired Sammy Watkins from Buffalo on Friday, but multiple outlets have confirmed that isn't the case. Obviously Watkins' presence will mean fewer targets for Austin, whose fantasy appeal was flimsy to begin with. A glorified gadget player (despite ludicrous comparisons to DeSean Jackson), the former eighth overall pick ranked 123rd out of 154 qualified receivers in yards per reception last season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.52 (67th)
  • Mitch Trubisky has strong preseason opener
    Mitchell Trubisky completed 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' preseason opener.

    Advice: Trubisky looked outstanding in his first NFL action. He consistently went through his reads quickly, navigated the pocket and passed with accuracy. After spoon-feeding him short throws to get his confidence up the Bears let him play more. He proceeded to make difficult throws on the run with precision. Despite it being a preseason game against the Broncos' second- and third-stringers, this was incredibly encouraging from this year's No. 2 overall pick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (739th)
  • Terrance West impressive with 5-23-1 line
    Terrance West rushed five times for 23 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' preseason opener against the Redskins.

    Advice: Danny Woodhead was inactive for this one, so West got all of the work with the "starters," though barely and of Baltimore's significant offensive pieces played Thursday. Still, West was easily the best Ravens' player on that side of the ball. After a long pass interference call got the offense in scoring range, West ripped off an 18-yard run down to the goal line and then pounded it in two plays later for the score. West and Woodhead will likely form a 50-50 split. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (196th)
  • Tyrod Taylor mostly sharp in exhibition
    Tyrod Taylor completed 5-of-8 passes for 46 yards in the Bills' preseason opener.

    Advice: Taylor briefly appeared to be sidelined by a leg injury following a long sack, but he reentered the game, and wound up playing three full drives. Taylor connected with Sammy Watkins on 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards. Always a good bet to finish as a top-12 fantasy quarterback because of his rushing skills, Taylor continues to be undervalued in early-August drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • Tyrod Taylor reenters game after injury scare
    Tyrod Taylor reentered Thursday night's preseason opener after suffering a minor leg injury.

    Advice: Taylor was limping at one point and had to be checked out by trainers, but it looks like he's fine. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • Tyrod Taylor leaves game with leg injury
    Tyrod Taylor left the Bills' preseason opener with a leg injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.48 (21st)
  • Patrick Mahomes turning heads in Chiefs camp
    The Kansas City Star reports Patrick Mahomes has been "impressive" in camp, and making "at least one eye-opening throw" per practice.

    Advice: Per reporter Terez Paylor, "everyone in the organization, from the highest level on down" has been happy with Mahomes' camp. The buzz has certainly been building in recent days. Mahomes will make his exhibition debut against the 49ers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (740th)
  • Thomas Rawls getting work ahead of Lacy
    The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports Thomas Rawls "appears to be the clear No. 1 back" right now.

    Advice: Rawls split first-team reps with Eddie Lacy in a team scrimmage earlier this week. Lacy has reportedly been working "exclusively with the backups" since. We wouldn't read much into this, as Lacy is getting acclimated to a new offense and coming off ankle surgery. Lacy remains the favorite to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (275th)
  • Rawls, Lacy split first-team reps Monday
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia reports Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy split first-team reps during a mock game on Monday.

    Advice: Notably, Rawls was first through the rotation, although Lacy is still working his way back from ankle surgery. Kapadia notes Lacy was signed to be the "feature back," but Rawls will "clearly ... get the chance to compete" if he is able to stay healthy. Rawls' ADP is climbing, but he is still a good dart throw in the double-digit rounds. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (275th)
  • Jay Ajayi (concussion) making progress
    Jay Ajayi (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Tuesday.

    Advice: He remains in the concussion protocol, but getting in any work means he is progressing toward being cleared. There is no chance he plays in the preseason opener Thursday night, but it looks like he will return to practice sometime in the next week. Ajayi is currently being drafted at the top of the second round. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.97 (38th)
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