• Coates competing with Hunter for roster spot
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin suggested Sammie Coates and Justin Hunter are competing for one roster spot.

    Advice: After Coates failed to come down with a pass in the end zone, Tomlin told the receiver Hunter would have made the catch. "You’ve got to start grabbing that," Tomlin continued. "It’s two dogs for one bone. I’m going to start applying pressure." A former third-round pick who can contribute on special teams, Coates is still the favorite, but he needs to show well over the next several weeks. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.26 (344th)
  • 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 Today, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (742nd)
  • 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 new coach Sean McVay first came to town, but he has not been healthy long enough this offseason to really 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 now in the fold, Austin's chance at a meaningful role now looks even slimmer. He can be avoided in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.90 (103rd)
  • 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 Today, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (632nd)
  • Deshaun Watson feels in 'control' of offense
    Deshaun Watson said he feels in "control" of the offense.

    Advice: "Honestly, in the spring I knew what I was doing, but at the same time my head was swimming," Watson said. "But whenever I step on the field today, I can go out there and control the offense and do what they ask me to do and make good decisions, fast." After saying Watson was further ahead than any rookie quarterback he has been around, coach Bill O'Brien probably would not take much offense to the rookie's self-evaluation. Tom Savage remains the starter, but Watson looks like he will make a strong push for the job before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (744th)
  • 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 from his quad injury, but even then the coach is not sure Brown will be able to 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 with which 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 Today, 5:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (104th)
  • Josh Doctson returns to individual drills
    Josh Doctson (hamstring) returned to Redskins practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm good," he said. "It feels good." Doctson participated in individual drills, but he did not take part in full-squad work or one-on-ones, and he seems likely to miss another preseason game. Doctson needs to get his legs healthy and beneath him to win the Redskins' third receiver job over coaches pet Ryan Grant. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (163rd)
  • 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 Yesterday, 5:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (104th)
  • Lions install Golladay with 1st-team offense
    Third-round pick Kenny Golladay worked primarily with the first-team offense for the first time in training camp Wednesday.

    Advice: To this point, Golladay had practiced primarily with Jake Rudock and the second team. Golladay has outplayed second-team status, and is now getting a long look with the Matthew Stafford group. Beat writer Dave Birkett expects Golden Tate to move to slot receiver if Golladay wins a starting outside job across from Marvin Jones. Golladay remains a better Dynasty than re-draft investment, but it's past time we took him seriously as a 2017 fantasy factor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (211th)
  • Paxton Lynch getting more first-team reps
    Paxton Lynch is "getting more first-team reps" this week.

    Advice: This was expected with Lynch slated to start Denver's second preseason game. Reports from Broncos-49ers joint practices are that Lynch has looked terrible in full-squad sessions. We expect Trevor Siemian to be Denver's Week 1 starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (544th)
  • 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 Yesterday, 4:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.29 (30th)
  • 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 Yesterday, 3:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.42 (80th)
  • Chad Williams not expected to have early role
    Coach Bruce Arians doesn't expect rookie WR Chad Williams to have an early-season role.

    Advice: This has been the trending narrative on Williams after reporting to training camp out of shape. The Cardinals have a shaky depth chart behind Larry Fitzgerald, but Williams hasn't looked close to ready this preseason. It's shaping up as a developmental year for Williams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (340th)
  • Lucky Whitehead (foot) will undergo surgery
    Jets WR/KR Lucky Whitehead needs surgery to repair his broken left foot.

    Advice: The Jets don't have a timetable, but it's not a season-ending injury. Whitehead's roster chances take a hit as a kick returner on a non-guaranteed deal, though there's upside in stashing him with two years of team control. Whitehead may be an IR recall candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (512th)
  • Brock Osweiler to make second preseason start
    Brock Osweiler will start the Browns' second preseason game.

    Advice: It's an expected decision despite Osweiler's poor showing in his preseason debut. DeShone Kizer will be the second quarterback through the rotation and remains in the mix for Cleveland's Week 1 job. Whoever starts the third preseason game will open the year as the starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • Cowboys TE Gathers in concussion protocol
    Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now and doubtful for Dallas' third exhibition. Gathers has a 7-106-2 line this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • Phillip Dorsett back at Colts practice
    Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) returned to Colts practice this week.

    Advice: Dorsett has missed time with a pair of hamstring injuries and wasn't available for the preseason opener. He expects to play this week. Dorsett is competing with Kamar Aiken and Chester Rogers for the No. 3 receiver gig. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.49 (180th)
  • Paul Richardson (shoulder) back at practice
    Paul Richardson (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Richardson suffered a very minor AC joint sprain in his shoulder in the preseason opener. There was some initial concern, but Richardson avoided serious injury. Richardson has been working as the No. 2 receiver while Tyler Lockett works his way back from last year's injury. Richardson should hold a role in three-wide sets, with Jermaine Kearse taking a back seat on offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.55 (247th)
  • Rookie RB Carson mixing in with Seahawks' 1s
    Seahawks seventh-round RB Chris Carson "got turns" with the first-team offense at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas Rawls (undisclosed) sat out practice, so all three of Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, and Carson got reps with the ones. Beat writer Sheil Kapadia notes Carson is "clearly ahead" of Alex Collins for the fourth running back job. Carson has been talked up multiple times this summer and had a strong showing in the preseason opener, rushing for a pair of touchdowns. Carson is a name to monitor in Dynasty leagues behind a trio of injury-prone running backs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.80 (383rd)
  • Jets sign WR Kenbrell Thompkins
    Jets signed WR Kenbrell Thompkins.

    Advice: The 29-year-old has been floundering since he left the Patriots. Thompkins spent some time with the Jets the previous two years but has been a non-factor. He'll compete for one of the team's final roster spots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1029th)
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • Curtis Samuel (hamstring) back in full pads
    Panthers rookie WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) was back in full pads for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Samuel has missed almost all of training camp with a hammy issue that also hampered him in the spring. He's been sidelined for so long that it's hard to envision him having a prominent early-season role. Russell Shepard and Damiere Byrd have emerged behind Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (166th)
  • Arians says Jaron Brown is Cardinals No. 2 WR
    Coach Bruce Arians said Jaron Brown is the Cardinals' No. 2 receiver.

    Advice: Arians added a "right now," but Brown has taken hold of the job while John Brown (quad) has been nursing a quad strain for the past three weeks. A fifth-year possession-type receiver, Brown hasn't gotten many opportunities, but he was pushing at the No. 2 gig last season when Michael Floyd was scuffling. Brown ended up tearing his ACL in October. He's been all systems go in camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.00 (303rd)
  • Sammie Coates activated from PUP list
    Steelers activated WR Sammie Coates (knee) from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Coates missed 3-4 weeks following a knee scope. He's behind the eight ball a bit and needs to turn it up over the next couple weeks to secure his roster spot. Justin Hunter has been earning praise from Ben Roethlisberger. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.26 (344th)
  • Glennon 'strong favorite' to start the opener
    According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, Mike Glennon remains the "strong favorite" to start the Bears' Week 1 opener against the Falcons.

    Advice: However, Biggs admits he "wouldn't rule out the possibility" that Trubisky is the one under center. Glennon was brutal in the preseason opener, throwing a pick-six and completing 2-of-8 passes total. Trubisky then came on and lit it up against the Broncos' backups with one of the best showings of the first week of the preseason. If it happens again, the pressure will continue to mount. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (32nd)
  • Logan Thomas showing well at TE this summer
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports Logan Thomas "showed the most athleticism and best hands" among all Bills tight ends at training camp.

    Advice: Carucci admits Thomas' "blocking wasn't great," but it sounds like he's been exceptional at everything else, including "precise route running." Thomas has all but locked up a spot on the roster for the developmental Bills. It's not out of the question that Thomas plays meaningful snaps in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1053rd)
  • 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
    8.89 (104th)
  • Sammie Coates not a lock for 53-man roster?
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn't consider Sammie Coates (knee scope, PUP) a lock to make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Neither does Coates, but it's still unlikely he's sent packing. The bigger question is if Coates will maintain No. 4 receiver duties. Sidelined since the beginning of camp, Coates could apparently resume practicing this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.26 (344th)
  • 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
    0.00 (541st)
  • 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
    0.00 (541st)
  • 'No question' WR Richardson ready for Week 1
    Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said there was "no question" Paul Richardson (shoulder) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Richardson sprained his AC joint in Sunday's preseason opener, but has evidently received good news in the 48 hours since. It's possible Richardson is held out of the rest of the exhibition slate, but the Seahawks are confident he will be in good working order for the opener. Richardson has been spending time as the 'Hawks' No. 2 receiver in camp, but this puts that in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.55 (247th)
  • Lucky Whitehead suffers broken foot
    Jets WR/KR Lucky Whitehead has been diagnosed with a broken left foot, and is out indefinitely.

    Advice: The Jets haven't decided if the ex-Cowboy will undergo surgery. Trying to make the 53-man roster as a return man and gadget player, Whitehead could ultimately be stashed on injured reserve, though the tanking Jets might be willing to carry him as an inactive player during the regular season until he gets healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (512th)
  • 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
    8.89 (104th)
  • Curtis Samuel gets in work in individuals
    Panthers rookie WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) got in work during individual drills Tuesday.

    Advice: Samuel has been sidelined since the first day of camp with a hamstring injury. He is not back to full health yet, but it looks like he is getting close. After missing this much time, Samuel is unlikely to earn an early-season role. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (166th)
  • Shaheen will have 'sizable role on offense'
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson believes second-round TE Adam Shaheen will have a "sizable role on offense."

    Advice: "If Shaheen proves he can block," Dickerson writes, "he’ll play a lot in the regular season." Despite making the jump from Division II Ashland, Shaheen looked good during the offseason program and has reportedly kept it going in camp. A better blocker with a shiny new contract, Dion Sims will likely get the starting nod, but the rookie could end up leading the group in receptions. Zach Miller may be competing for a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.83 (379th)
  • 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
    8.89 (104th)
  • WR Golladay on track to be red zone threat?
    The Detroit Free Press believes third-round WR Kenny Golladay is on track to play an "important role" in the red zone.

    Advice: Per reporter Dave Birkett, Golladay hasn't been getting many first-team reps in practice, but has been impressing teammates and the media. Golladay lit up the Colts' backups in his preseason debut, posting a 3/53/2 line. A size/speed prospect, Golladay is a Dynasty leaguer with re-draft flier appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (211th)
  • Rico Gathers getting some first-team reps
    Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been getting first-team reps with the red zone offense in 7-on-7 drills.

    Advice: There are a lot of qualifiers there, but it's still notable. The converted basketball player has lit up the Cowboys' first two preseason games, posting a 7/106/2 line. He's been a mismatch. The Dynasty league stash is going to make the Cowboys' 53-man roster. He'll need to prove his worth as a blocker and special teamer to crack the 46-man roster on Sundays. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • Tom Savage still practicing as the No. 1
    Tom Savage has remained the No. 1 quarterback in Texans practice.

    Advice: Deshaun Watson has been getting some first-team reps, but Savage has maintained a practice lead. Watson out-played Savage in last week's preseason opener, but was running with the backups against backups. Watson will get a stiff Week 2 preseason test in the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (744th)
  • 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 Monday, 8:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.29 (30th)
  • Paul Richardson has AC sprain in shoulder
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Sunday night Paul Richardson will be "out a bit" after suffering an AC joint sprain in his shoulder.

    Advice: Richardson went down at the end of a diving, 25-yard catch. Initial fears were regarding his collarbone, so it's good news Richardson has a mere week-to-week injury. We wouldn't expect to see him again before Week 1, however. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.55 (247th)
  • Chris Carson shines in preseason game
    Chris Carson carried seven times for 19 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

    Advice: The hype for the seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma State has been growing. He obviously has plenty of company in the Seattle backfield with Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy and C.J. Prosise, among others. However, he is a player worth keeping an eye on. At this point, he is likely battling Mike Davis and Alex Collins for a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.80 (383rd)
  • Paul Richardson leaves after diving catch
    Paul Richardson exited Sunday's preseason opener with an apparent shoulder injury.

    Advice: Richardson fell hard on his shoulder at the end of a 25-yard catch, suffering an injury in what may have been the collarbone area. We would be surprised if he returned. Richardson has been running as a starter in practice and started Sunday night's exhibition, catching two passes for 30 yards. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.55 (247th)
  • 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
    8.90 (103rd)
  • Josh Doctson likely out 4-5 more days
    Josh Doctson (hamstring) is expected to miss another 4-5 days of camp.

    Advice: He's been out since August 6. Doctson will likely miss the Redskins' next preseason game. The missed time won't help him form chemistry with Kirk Cousins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (163rd)
  • Golladay erupts for 2 TDs in preseason debut
    Kenny Golladay snared three-of-four targets for 53 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Lions’ preseason win over the Colts.

    Advice: Golladay couldn’t have asked for a better debut, routinely roasting Indy’s overmatched secondary. His first touchdown came in the first quarter when he snuck a 23-yard catch between Quincy Wilson and Malik Hooker on a play-action pass from Jake Rudock. He found the end zone again in the second quarter, this time nabbing a back-shoulder catch for 15 yards after pulling away from Tevin Mitchel. The Northern Illinois alum has done nothing but impress since arriving as a third-round pick in April. He’s in play as a late-round flyer in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (211th)
  • Curtis Samuel remains sidelined
    Panthers rookie WR Curtis Samuel missed all but one training camp practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: He got hurt on the first day of camp and never recovered. Samuel also battled hamstring problems during spring practices. The Panthers left Spartanburg on Sunday and will return to their team facility to prepare for the regular season. It's hard to imagine Samuel having a significant early-season role. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (166th)
  • Rico Gathers scores for second straight game
    Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught 4-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: It was the converted basketball player's second straight preseason game with a score. He's now up to 7/106/2 on the summer, and increasingly looking like someone who is going to force himself onto the 53-man roster. Gathers doesn't have a legitimate 2017 path to re-draft value behind Jason Witten, but is absolutely someone who needs to be scooped up in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • 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 Saturday, 4:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • 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 Saturday, 11:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • 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
    8.90 (103rd)
  • 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 Saturday, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • Photos emerge of bruises on Zeke accuser
    TMZ obtained eight photos of bruising on the body of suspended RB Ezekiel Elliott's domestic abuse accuser.

    Advice: This certainly won't help Elliott's chances of winning an appeal. Ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson took photos of bruising on her arms, hands, neck, and legs following the alleged domestic incident. At the time, Elliott told police officers the woman was injured during a bar fight with someone else. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • As expected: Zeke to appeal six-game ban
    According to a statement released by his lawyers, Ezekiel Elliott will appeal his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

    Advice: Elliott had up to three business days to file an appeal following the announcement of Friday's six-game ban. "Mr. Elliott and his team of representatives are extremely disappointed with the NFL's decision," said attorneys Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum in a joint statement. "The NFL's findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it 'cherry picks' so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence." Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports is hearing that Elliott is willing to take his appeal "through courts if he has to," just as Tom Brady did when he was suspended for his role in DeflateGate. Given how slowly the wheels of justice move in the NFL—Elliott's investigation began last summer—this saga could drag on for quite some time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • 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
    8.90 (103rd)
  • NFL: Elliott violated personal conduct policy
    In its letter explaining Zeke Elliott's six-game ban, the NFL cited Elliott's decision to expose a woman's breast on St. Patrick's Day a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

    Advice: However, the league explicitly states Elliott was not disciplined for this incident as part of his six-game ban. The six-game ban is tied entirely to 2016 allegations against Elliott for domestic abuse. This is a reminder that Elliott has committed multiple violations of league policy and will remain at risk of future discipline. He absolutely must begin walking a tightened rope. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • NFL to Zeke: More wrongs may equal banishment
    The NFL informed Ezekiel Elliott that "any additional violations" of the personal conduct policy "may result in your suspension or potential banishment."

    Advice: It's a strong statement from the league after it discovered "substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that Elliott engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions" in July 2016. Elliott has continued to put himself in the wrong places at the wrong times since then and is walking a dangerous path if he doesn't get his act together. Any subsequent violation will likely event in a yearlong or indefinite suspension. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (541st)
  • 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 (742nd)
  • Paxton Lynch inconsistent in preseason opener
    Paxton Lynch completed 6-of-9 passes for 42 yards in the Broncos' preseason opener against the Bears.

    Advice: Lynch needed to perform well against the Bears in order to unseat Trevor Siemian. His play against second-stringers on Thursday was relatively uninspiring. Lynch had two bad overthrows and looked slow going through his reads. The Broncos also couldn't put together a scoring drive while he was the quarterback. Lynch will need to step up next week to have a chance to win the job. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (544th)
  • Brock Osweiler struggles in Cleveland debut
    Brock Osweiler completed 6-of-14 passes for 42 yards in Thursday’s preseason opener.

    Advice: Osweiler began the game with three consecutive three-and-outs against a Saints defense missing several starters before leading the Browns on a 74-yard drive that ended in a turnover on downs. Whether the Browns were starting Osweiler in the hopes of creating a trade market for him or just attempting to motivate either of their young quarterbacks behind him on the depth chart remains to be seen, but Osweiler isn't a serious long-term answer for the Browns. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • Glennon throws pick-six on first drive
    Mike Glennon completed 2-of-8 passes for 20 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Bears' preseason opener against the Broncos.

    Advice: Glennon's second pass of the game was an ill-advised throw while being hit resulting in a pick-six to CB Chris Harris. Glennon's 25 percent completion percentage could have been even worse if his receivers didn't make adjustments on some throws. The Bears offense looked poor as a whole.This certainly wasn't the start the Bears had hoped for from Glennon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (32nd)
  • Ty Mont works with first-team, loses fumble
    Ty Montgomery rushed three times for zero yards and caught one pass for eight yards in the Packers' preseason opener.

    Advice: Montgomery worked as the clear starter, but he did not have much success and put the ball on the turf to end the second drive. The good news is the coaching staff showed faith by putting him right back on the field on the next series. Fourth-round rookie Jamaal Williams showed well with the twos, but Montgomery still looks like the clear starter at this point. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.42 (80th)
  • Phillip Dorsett out with a hamstring injury
    Phillip Dorsett has missed the last four practices with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Dorsett also missed minicamp with a hamstring injury. There is no reason at this point to believe the injury is serious, but it is a big setback for a player who may be fighting for his roster spot. As of now, Chester Rogers looks like the favorite for the No. 3 spot with Dorsett and Kamar Aiken competing behind him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.49 (180th)
  • Deshaun Watson productive in 2017 debut
    Deshaun Watson completed 15-of-25 passes for 179 yards and rushed three times for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' preseason opener.

    Advice: Watson’s mobility adds a dimension statuesque Tom Savage simply doesn’t bring to the table, and the rookie made his best plays Wednesday night with his legs. His highlight was a fleet-footed 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. As a passer, Watson mostly worked between the numbers on high-percentage throws. He did show a tendency to hold onto the ball too long, a flax Watson will have to fix to succeed in the NFL. While not an overly gifted arm talent, Watson does check boxes for playmaking ability and poise. It’s only a matter of time before the Texans determine Savage isn’t their best option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (744th)
  • Starting QB job is Brock Osweiler's 'to lose'
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes the Browns' starting quarterback job is Brock Osweiler's "to lose."

    Advice: Per McManamon, Osweiler has had his best two practices of camp the last two days after it was announced he would start the preseason opener. Osweiler has taken all of the first-team reps, with DeShone Kizer with the twos and Cody Kessler demoted to the third team. Osweiler would apparently have to lay an egg -- which he's very capable of doing -- to lose the job, while Kizer would have to light it up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • Falcons make Devonta Freeman highest-paid RB
    Falcons signed RB Devonta Freeman to a five-year, $41.25 million extension through 2022.

    Advice: The deal contains $22 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus. He's now the highest-paid running back on a multi-year deal. (Le'Veon Bell will make over $12 million this year on the franchise tag.) Freeman and the Falcons reportedly hit a bit of a snag in talks recently, but they quickly hashed them out to keep Freeman in Atlanta through his age-30 season. Freeman was fantasy's overall RB6 last season after being RB1 the previous year. He remains the clear-cut lead dog in Atlanta, with Tevin Coleman as an electric No. 2. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.29 (30th)
  • Cowboys want Gathers to get summer snaps
    The Cowboys want to get a long look at second-year TE Rico Gathers this summer.

    Advice: "He's going to play a lot of snaps over the next four weeks," coach Jason Garrett said. A basketball player who didn't play a single down of football at Baylor, Gathers redshirted as a rookie. He flashed in last week's Hall-of-Fame game, posting a 3/59/1 line. His touchdown was an acrobatic 26-yard grab. Gathers won't make a 2017 fantasy impact, but is a name to file away in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • Richardson still ahead of Jermaine Kearse
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia reports Paul Richardson remains ahead of Jermaine Kearse on the depth chart.

    Advice: Richardson was working ahead of Kearse early in camp, and that remained the case during a mock game on Monday. Tyler Lockett (leg) will likely take over No. 2 duties once he gets back to full health, but it looks like Richardson is the favorite for the No. 3 job. After closing last season with a bang, Richardson is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.55 (247th)
  • Tavon Austin sidelined by bulky hamstring
    Tavon Austin has missed the past five days of training camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Austin missed the entire offseason program as he recovered from wrist surgery. "It’s a little bit of a setback," coach Sean McVay admitted. It's practice time Austin can't afford to miss as the Rams attempt a likely ill-fated transition to making him more of an outside threat. It's hard to see Austin's path to standard league relevance, and even PPR is probably a stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.90 (103rd)
  • Doctson (hamstring) had MRI; 'Slight pull'
    An MRI of Josh Doctson's hamstring injury revealed a "slight pull," and he's day to day.

    Advice: It's an upgrade on last training camp, when Doctson was week to week with an Achilles' injury. The Redskins are spinning this as good news, but the bottom line is another lower-body injury is the last thing Doctson needed. He is all but certain to miss this week's preseason opener, and has played all of 31 live snaps since Nov. 2015 at TCU. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (163rd)
  • Paxton Lynch will start second preseason game
    Paxton Lynch will start the Broncos' second preseason game.

    Advice: It's positive news, but the real takeaway is that Trevor Siemian drew first blood, and will start Thursday's exhibition opener. Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported Sunday that Lynch has "lost every single practice session to Siemian." It's just one report, but Lynch hasn't been the subject of any summer puff pieces. That's an alarming sign for a second-year first-rounder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (544th)
  • Golladay had 'devastating performance' in RZ
    MLive's Kyle Meinke writes Lions third-round WR Kenny Golladay put on a "devastating performance" during red-zone drills Sunday.

    Advice: "The evidence is mounting that Golladay is ready to contribute immediately alongside Golden Tate and Marvin Jones," Meinke continued, "and that's especially true in the red zone." The hype train on Golladay has been rolling full steam seemingly since the day he was drafted, but there has been little reason to put on the brakes. Golladay may not return fantasy value as the Lions' No. 3 receiver, but he should play an important role on offense, especially in the red zone. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (211th)
  • Schefter: CLE not interested in trading Brock
    Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Browns were "not interested" in trading Brock Osweiler to the Dolphins.

    Advice: It does not sound like the Dolphins ever officially made an offer -- Schefter said Miami was focused on Jay Cutler the entire time -- but Cleveland's lack of interest in moving Osweiler is notable, especially after they named him the starter for the first preseason game. It remains possible the Browns are just trying to drive up the price on a future trade, but Osweiler opening the season as Cleveland's starter is a possibility which has to be taken seriously. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 6:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • Josh Doctson suffers hamstring injury Sunday
    Josh Doctson exited Sunday's practice early with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Doctson suffered the injury during a 7-on-7 drill and spent the rest of practice in the trainers' tent. He was walking with a limp as he left for the locker room. The good news is this injury is not another Achilles' issue, but it is another setback after he managed just two games as a rookie. Doctson had been having a great camp, so hopefully this issue turns out to be minor. He is reportedly day to day. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 5:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (163rd)
  • Brock Osweiler to start first preseason game
    Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Brock Osweiler will start the first preseason game.

    Advice: "Brock hasn’t really gotten any first team reps and this will give him that chance," Jackson said. "We look forward to seeing what he can do with this opportunity throughout the week and against the Saints." As Jackson points out, Osweiler has been working exclusively with the second-team offense, but Cody Kessler's struggles mean Cleveland has to give Osweiler a real look. The best-case scenario for the Browns would be DeShone Kizer winning the job outright, but he reportedly "looked like a rookie" during Friday's scrimmage. This could all simply be a ploy to prop up Osweiler's trade stock, but his starting chances have to be taken seriously at this point. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
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