• 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • 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
    15.01 (21st)
  • 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • 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 (548th)
  • Mallett goes completely off rails vs. 'Fins
    Ryan Mallett completed 13-of-22 passes for 113 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Ravens' second preseason game.

    Advice: Mallett played the entire first half. He was actually worse than his abysmal numbers, showing truly disastrous ball placement as he tried to check the ball down to running backs. He could have thrown at least 1-2 more interceptions. Mallett, who plays with zero feel or creativity, simply doesn't have "it." He's now 22-of-40 (55 percent) for 171 yards (4.28 YPA), one touchdown and two picks this summer. No team can afford to lose its starting quarterback, but the Ravens' season will be over if Joe Flacco does down at any point in 2017. They need an upgrade at their No. 2 spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (497th)
  • 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
    15.01 (21st)
  • 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • Carson Wentz with a solid outing
    Carson Wentz completed 6-of-9 passes for 56 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: After struggling on the first two drives, he proceeded to lead a 65-yard drive in a no-huddle offense which ended in a LeGarrette Blount fumble. Wentz calmed down after the first two drives, looking comfortable moving around the pocket and making plays in the face of pressure. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.87 (24th)
  • 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
    14.94 (22nd)
  • Smith changing style because of Mahomes?
    The Kansas City Star reports "some in (the Chiefs') organization" believe Patrick Mahomes' presence has "helped push Alex Smith to be more aggressive."

    Advice: Per reporter Terez Paylor, Smith has "never been more decisive or aggressive in camp." This is something we've heard before, but it's been a common refrain all Chiefs camp. Smith sees the writing on the wall. He must adapt or die. Even now, the change is almost certainly coming too late. Smith will have to have a career year to ensure Mahomes doesn't see the field as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.58 (37th)
  • 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 (743rd)
  • 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 (664th)
  • Colts rely more on short passes with Tolzien
    Colts OC Rob Chudzinski said the team will have to alter the playbook if Scott Tolzien is forced to start.

    Advice: "We'll make those adjustments if that's the case down the road," Chudzinski said. "Every week we tailor it some to the opponent, some to who may be playing, skill-wise, O-line-wise, quarterback-wise and all those type of things all go into it." In Tolzien's one start last season, the Colts focused much more on the short passing game, with 16 of his 22 completions going for 10 yards or less. T.Y. Hilton managed just three catches for 54 yards in that game and has seen his averages go down across the board when playing without Andrew Luck. It looks like Luck will miss at most a couple games if any, but it is still a short-term concern for Indy's pass catchers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (545th)
  • 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 (742nd)
  • Deshaun Watson feels in 'control' of offense
    Deshaun Watson said he feels in "control" of the offense.

    Advice: "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 Yesterday, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (744th)
  • 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 Wednesday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (544th)
  • 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 Wednesday, 1:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • 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 Wednesday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (40th)
  • OC: Christian Hackenberg 'basically a rookie'
    Jets OC John Morton has called Christian Hackenberg "basically a rookie."

    Advice: That's because the Jets were scared to even give Hackenberg reps in practice during his actual rookie season. Morton went on to say it's "too early to tell" when Hackenberg might be ready to start a regular season game. The Jets did their best to hide Hackenberg behind easy throws in last week's preseason opener, but the offense failed to produce any points across his eight drives. Hackenberg hasn't been good since his freshman year at Penn State in 2013. That seems unlikely to change this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (546th)
  • Cousins: I only want to play for one team
    Kirk Cousins claims he wants to spend his entire career with the Redskins.

    Advice: "When you look at the best of the best, those quarterbacks played with one team," Cousins said. "So my desire is to stay with one team my entire career, and that would be Washington." It's the "right thing" to say, but franchise player Cousins and the Redskins were extremely far apart in long-term talks before the deadline this summer. The Redskins have disrespected Cousins at every step of the way. There's a strong chance he moves on in free agency next year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.36 (7th)
  • 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
    14.94 (22nd)
  • Nathan Peterman will work with 2nd team Thurs
    Bills fifth-round QB Nathan Peterman will work with the second-team offense in the second preseason game.

    Advice: It is not a surprise considering Peterman has practiced with the second unit, but it does confirm he has jumped T.J. Yates on the depth chart. "He's done a good job," coach Sean McDermott said of Peterman. "Has handled additional reps well." Likely facing a lost season and with no long-term commitments to Tyrod Taylor, it is not crazy to think Peterman takes regular-season snaps this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (756th)
  • 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)
  • 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
    14.94 (22nd)
  • QBs coach: DeShone Kizer not ready to start
    Browns QB coach David Lee said second-round QB DeShone Kizer has improved but is not yet ready to start.

    Advice: "He’s a lot better than he was in the spring, but he’s still not there," Lee said. "I’m looking forward to watching his progression in all these areas we’re talking about in these next two games, and we’ll see where he is then." Even if Kizer is not ready now, it does sound like the Browns are open to the possibility he will be when the season opens in four weeks. Brock Osweiler started the first preseason game, but coach Hue Jackson will not decide on his starter for the second until Wednesday or Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (747th)
  • Thad Lewis signs w/Ravens, and all that means
    Ravens signed QB Thad Lewis.

    Advice: Dustin Vaughan was waived in a corresponding move. The Ravens are just shuffling camp arms with Joe Flacco (back) expected to miss the entire preseason, but another quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick signing with the team will certainly raise the ire of many. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1132nd)
  • Cardale Jones shows glimpses of brilliance
    Cardale Jones completed just two of his nine pass attempts for 50 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks while adding a team-best 18 rushing yards.

    Advice: It's been a whirlwind summer for Jones, who had to get used to a new coach and system in Buffalo before he was dealt to the Bolts in late July, learning yet another new system and town. He has some familiarity with Anthony Lynn, his offensive coordinator in Buffalo, so that will help. Jones did some good things in this one, especially with his feet, and it likely won't take much to unseat Kellen Clemens as the primary backup before too long. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (555th)
  • Irsay: Luck back 'around' start of season
    Colts owner Jim Irsay acknowledged Sunday that Andrew Luck's (shoulder) Week 1 availability is in question.

    Advice: Irsay still sounded optimistic overall, acknowledging he couldn't "unequivocally say" Luck will be ready for Week 1 but promising Luck will be back "around" the start of the season. Colts beat writers have hinted that even if Luck misses Week 1 against the Rams, he could return for Week 2 against the Cardinals. The Colts may view the Rams as beatable with Scott Tolzien under center. Irsay also confirmed Sunday that Luck has indeed resumed throwing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.77 (4th)
  • Scott Tolzien quiet in loss to Detroit
    Scott Tolzien completed two-of-five passes for 24 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions Sunday in the Colts’ preseason loss to the Lions.

    Advice: He was sacked once for a loss of three yards. Tolzien was mostly off the mark, only completing a four-yard screen to Jack Doyle and a 20-yard strike over the middle to Brandon Williams. Tolzien got in and out quickly, playing just three series before giving way to undrafted rookie Phillip Walker. With Andrew Luck’s return date still a moving target, the Colts will surely monitor Tolzien’s preseason reps in case he has to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (545th)
  • Rudock connects on two touchdowns Sunday
    Jake Rudock completed 13-of-21 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns while adding two rushes for 24 yards Sunday in the Lions’ preseason win over the Colts.

    Advice: He was sacked once for a loss of nine yards. Rudock relieved Matthew Stafford after one series and ended up playing most of the first half. He enjoyed strong chemistry with Kenny Golladay, connecting with the rookie three times for 53 yards and two touchdowns. The first of Golladay’s touchdowns was slightly underthrown, though his second was a beauty that Golladay caught on a nifty back-shoulder grab. Rudock also flashed impressive mobility on his two runs, eating up gains of 13 and 11 yards. He’ll work as Stafford’s backup in 2017. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (572nd)
  • Colts GM: Luck's arm stronger than last year
    During Sunday's telecast of the Colts' preseason opener, GM Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck's arm is stronger following shoulder surgery.

    Advice: This is a strong indication that Luck has resumed throwing. The objective of Luck's January surgery was to repair damage in his throwing arm, and it sounds like Ballard is convinced the operation did what it was designed to do. Longtime Colts beat reporter Mike Chappell expects Luck to start Week 1 against the Rams, and thinks Luck will return in Week 2 against Arizona "at worst." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.77 (4th)
  • Bills promote rookie Peterman to 2nd team
    Fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman was promoted to the Bills' second-team offense during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: T.J. Yates struggled in the preseason opener, so Peterman is getting a shot to move up the depth chart. Peterman, who drew comparisons to Kirk Cousins during the pre-draft phase, engineered a touchdown drive and showed plus mobility in Thursday night's exhibition bout with the Vikings. This is a competition to monitor in deeper two-quarterback leagues and perhaps in Dynasty formats. The Bills have not made any long-term commitments to Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (756th)
  • Cam Newton limited to red-zone work Sunday
    Cam Newton (shoulder) participated in team drills on Sunday.

    Advice: Derek Anderson still worked with the first-team offense as Newton was mostly limited to red-zone work. Newton is still getting his strength back as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. It's unlikely we'll see Newton during Carolina's preseason slate but he doesn't seem to be in danger of missing Week 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:14 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.65 (5th)
  • 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 (743rd)
  • 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 (664th)
  • Hackenberg generates 127 yards on 25 attempts
    Christian Hackenberg completed 18-of-25 passes for 127 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Saturday's preseason opener.

    Advice: Hackenberg checked in after one series, and played deep into the second half. Extremely few of his snaps came behind the Jets' first-team offensive line. The Jets made it clear early their main goal was to build Hackenberg's confidence, calling safe plays. Hackenberg avoided big mistakes, but also failed to make anything of note happen. His 5.01 yards per attempt was positively Gabbert-ian. All in all, considering the lack of talent on the field with Hackenberg, it was an inconclusive game. Hackenberg isn't in the mix to start Week 1. That job still belongs to Josh McCown. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (546th)
  • Ryan Griffin (shoulder) out several weeks
    Bucs QB Ryan Griffin (shoulder) is expected to miss multiple weeks.

    Advice: Griffin is dealing with a sprained AC joint. He doesn't need surgery, but could be sidelined the rest of the preseason. The Bucs are down to Sefo Liufau behind Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Griffin is a candidate to be waived/injured. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1015th)
  • 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
    14.94 (22nd)
  • 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 (664th)
  • 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 (743rd)
  • Ryan Griffin leaves with shoulder injury
    Bucs QB Ryan Griffin left Friday night's preseason game with a shoulder injury and will not return.

    Advice: He was immediately ruled done for the night, which is typically not a good sign. Griffin was the Bucs' third quarterback through the rotation in the preseason opener, playing behind Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1015th)
  • Alex Smith leads TD drive in only series
    Alex Smith completed 4-of-6 passes for 48 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

    Advice: Smith only played one series, but that was all he needed. He came out of the gate hot, hitting Tyreek Hill deep down the right sideline for a 32-yard gain, and also converted a first-down on a 10-yard scamper. He almost threw an interception in the red zone, but it was still an impressive opener. Undrafted in standard leagues, Smith looks like a value in an offense which wants to push the ball downfield more this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.58 (37th)
  • 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 (664th)
  • Cam Newton (shoulder) resumes throwing Friday
    Cam Newton (shoulder) threw during individual drills at Friday's practice.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing since July 30. Newton only threw for about 10 minutes, a sign that the Panthers will continue to take it slow as their franchise quarterback recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Newton is still expected to suit up at some point during the preseason. His status for Week 1 has never been in doubt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:41 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.65 (5th)
  • Hue Jackson not ready to crown DeShone Kizer
    Coach Hue Jackson said "it's way too early to talk about" making second-rounder DeShone Kizer the starter after his impressive preseason opener.

    Advice: Kizer and fellow rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky were the stars of Thursday night's opening slate of preseason games. Kizer led a comeback win in the fourth quarter and launched a couple deep balls -- a 45-yard touchdown and 52-yarder down to the one-yard line -- while showing his ability to avoid the blitz and create in the pocket. But it's important to remember it came against third-stringers. Brock Osweiler started and was 6-of-14 for 42 yards and three three-and-outs. He isn't long for the starting job. Kizer is much more the future in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (747th)
  • DeShone Kizer finishes strong in NFL debut
    DeShone Kizer completed 11-of-18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason opener while rushing two times for 13 yards.

    Advice: The second-rounder played the entire second half with the third-string offense. After completing just 3-of-6 passes for 11 yards in the third quarter, Kizer went 8-of-12 for 173 yards and a touchdown in the final frame. He displayed his arm strength, uncorking bombs of 52 and 45 yards, the latter being the game-winning touchdown on fourth down with 1:52 left in the game. Kizer has the most natural ability of the three quarterbacks in Cleveland's competition and will undoubtedly get playing time with the first and second team during the remainder of the preseason after both Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler were nondescript Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (747th)
  • 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)
  • Mallett horrific in Ravens' exhibition opener
    Ryan Mallett completed 9-of-18 passes for 58 yards in the Ravens' preseason opener against the Redskins.

    Advice: The Ravens better hope Joe Flacco (back) heals up fast and stays that way for the season if they're going to continue down this road with Mallett as the No. 2. Mallett was playing without Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman, and Mike Wallace at his disposal, but it wouldn't have mattered much. Mallett threw hospital balls down the middle of the field and threw between two Ravens pass catchers a couple times where it was unclear who his intended target was. He also badly underthrew a deep ball that the receiver had to stop on the route. Mallett didn't pick up a first down until the Redskins' backups came in the game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (497th)
  • 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
    12.31 (40th)
  • Carson Wentz leads TD drive on only series
    Carson Wentz completed 4-of-4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' preseason opener.

    Advice: He had a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Wentz faced plenty of pressure, but he was able to twice escape for big plays. The first was a fourth-down conversion to Jordan Matthews, who was the recipient on three of Wentz's competitions, and the second was a 38-yard touchdown to rookie Mack Hollins. Hollins did most of the work after the catch, but Wentz did a great job to even get him the ball. It was a positive first outing for a player the Eagles hope takes a step forward as a sophomore. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.87 (24th)
  • 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • 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
    18.03 (11th)
  • Alex Smith supposedly throwing deep more
    The Kansas City Star reports Alex Smith has been "pushing the ball downfield consistently" in Chiefs camp.

    Advice: Per reporter Terez Paylor, Smith "might be testing the deep ball more than he ever has in camp." It's safe to assume Smith is feeling the heat from first-rounder Patrick Mahomes, and is ready to take extraordinary measures to hold onto his starting job. Ultimately, Smith is probably too old of a dog to learn new tricks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.58 (37th)
  • 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 (743rd)
  • Jets trying to build Hackenberg's confidence
    The New York Daily News reports the Jets' "top priority" with Christian Hackenberg this summer has been to "gradually build (his) confidence."

    Advice: Hackenberg has mostly been working with the 2s. The team apparently believes he's best served by racking up some layups against the second-team defense. Per columnist Manish Mehta, the "prevailing sentiment" is that Hackenberg is still holding onto the ball too long. Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to classify Hack's sophomore summer as promising, or what the Jets need to see. He'll be on the spot Saturday night against the Titans. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (546th)
  • 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)
  • Colts GM admits Luck is uncertain for Week 1
    Colts GM Chris Ballard told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that it's still to be determined if Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: We believe this is the first time someone from the Colts' organization has openly admitted that Luck may not be ready for Week 1. To this point, all anyone has said is that Luck "remains without a timetable" and "he'll be out there when he's ready." They've been extremely vague. Although Ballard said Luck's availability for Week 1 may be in question, Ballard said reserve/PUP is not an option. The Colts can beat the Rams in the opener with Scott Tolzien. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.77 (4th)
  • Cam Newton (shoulder) 'over the hump'?
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Cam Newton (shoulder) "seems like he's gotten over the hump."

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, Newton is "feeling better," and "should be back soon." Rapoport could just be reading the tea leaves, but this has been the feeling out of Panthers camp over the past few days. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that Newton will play "at some point in the preseason." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:24 pm
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.65 (5th)
  • Still no timeline for Andrew Luck (shoulder)
    Speaking Tuesday, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck (shoulder) was still without a timeline for a return.

    Advice: "We are where we are with that," Pagano said. "There's no timeline. When they say he's healthy and ready to go, we'll get him out there. He's played a lot of football." The "he's played a lot of football" bit seemed to be a hint the Colts won't be afraid to throw Luck into the regular season fire even if he misses most, if not all, of the summer. For now, the reserve/PUP list still seems like an unlikely worst-case scenario. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.77 (4th)
  • Cam will play 'at some point' in preseason
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cam Newton (shoulder) is not expected to play in the Panthers' preseason opener on Wednesday.

    Advice: It is not a surprise considering Newton has not been allowed to throw during practice over the past week, but Schefter added Cam is expected to play "at some point in the preseason." The optimism suggests the Panthers remain unconcerned about Newton's recent setback, and they expect the quarterback to be ready to go well before Week 1. With Newton out, Derek Anderson should get the start Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:41 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.65 (5th)
  • Hackenberg sees first-team reps on Monday
    Christian Hackenberg received six reps with the first-team offense during Monday's practice.

    Advice: It is the largest opportunity Hackenberg has been given with the first-team so far in camp, and coach Todd Bowles suggested it will not be a one-time event. "It’s possible," Bowles said of Hackenberg continuing to see work with the starters. "It’s the second week of camp. We’ll rotate them and evaluate them as we see fit." Josh McCown remains the favorite to start, but Hackenberg will almost certainly get his chance at some point this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (546th)
  • 'No concerns' with Cutler's shoulder
    NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Jay Cutler's physical with the Dolphins raised "no concerns" about his surgically repaired shoulder.

    Advice: Cutler had the surgery all the way back in December. The Dolphins never showed any concern about Cutler's shoulder, and by all accounts he passed his physical with flying colors. Cutler will be under center Week 1 versus Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.94 (22nd)
  • More buzz Andrew Luck could miss Week 1
    Appearing on Jeff Ratcliffe's Sirius XM Fantasy show, ESPN's Adam Schefter echoed concerns about Andrew Luck's (shoulder) Week 1 availability.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora recently passed along "plenty of rumblings" Luck could begin the season on the reserve/PUP list, which would cost Luck the first six games. Schefter didn't discuss reserve/PUP, but he did say he's heard there's a "chance (Luck) isn't ready to open the season." If Luck isn't healthy for Opening Day, T.Y. Hilton, Jack Doyle, Donte Moncrief, and Frank Gore's fantasy outlooks would all take major early-season blows. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.77 (4th)
  • Jay Cutler says he's been healthy since March
    New Dolphins QB Jay Cutler says he's been fully recovered from his shoulder surgery since March.

    Advice: Cutler underwent season-ending surgery last December. The Dolphins wouldn't have given Cutler $10 million guaranteed if they were worried about his health. Speaking at his introductory presser, Cutler also claimed he wasn't promised the starting job, but coach Adam Gase — as well as his salary — have already said as much. Cutler will be under center Week 1, but has missed time with injury every year since 2010. Matt Moore will likely have to make starts for the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.94 (22nd)
  • 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)
  • Rivera: Doctors happy with Newton's progress
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said team doctors are happy with Cam Newton's (shoulder) progress.

    Advice: Newton has not thrown a pass in live drills since complaining of soreness before last Tuesday's practice. He has gotten in some light throws off to the side in recent days, however, and the Panthers continue to not seem concerned about his rehab. He almost certainly will not participate in the preseason opener on Wednesday, but he is still on track for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:11 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.65 (5th)
  • Gase: Cutler did not unretire to be backup
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Cutler "didn't come out of retirement to stand on the sideline."

    Advice: Gase did not name Cutler his starter, but this quote says it all. Just a season removed from working with Gase in Chicago, Cutler should not have much trouble picking up the offense. He will not be available for the first preseason game, but he should take over the reins at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.94 (22nd)
  • 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 Monday, 6:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
  • 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 Monday, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (678th)
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