• Steelers hope to extend Tuitt before Week 1
    The Steelers hope to extend contract-year LE Stephon Tuitt before Week 1.

    Advice: Owner Art Rooney II said so himself on Thursday. Coming off something of a breakout campaign, Tuitt is 24 years old heading into the final year of his rookie contract. He would be a strong candidate for the franchise tag next offseason if the Steelers can't get him locked up. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (432nd)
  • Smith-Schuster day to day with bone bruise
    Steelers second-round WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is day to day with a bone bruise in his knee.

    Advice: It's not a major concern for the rookie wideout, but comes mere days after he returned from a concussion. The more practice time Smith-Schuster misses, the harder it will be to lock down No. 4 duties. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (488th)
  • Jay Ajayi (concussion) suiting up on Thursday
    Jay Ajayi (concussion) will start Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: In case you needed any more proof Ajayi is over his concussion. Kenyan Drake, however, is not, and will be sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • Jamison Crowder No. 2 option behind Reed?
    The Washington Post reports Jamison Crowder has "looked good" in practice, and considers him the No. 2 option behind Jordan Reed.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Jones, Crowder has been "winning matchups" with Josh Norman in practice. It's been a quiet summer for Crowder after he battled a hamstring injury, but there's no questioning his connection with Kirk Cousins. Terrelle Pryor has been producing practice highlights, but it's Crowder who will begin the year with the benefit of the doubt. He's an upside WR3 after finishing as the WR29 a season ago. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.83 (152nd)
  • Hue Jackson on Matt Dayes: 'He's flashed'
    Speaking about seventh-round RB Matt Dayes, Browns coach Hue Jackson said "he's flashed," and is "establishing himself as an every-down back."

    Advice: Dayes was the second-to-last pick of April's draft. He rushed three times for nine yards and a touchdown in the Browns' preseason opener, and added three receptions for eight additional yards. Dayes was a true three-down back at NC State, but doesn't stand out in any one area. His NFL ceiling is probably that of a role player. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (563rd)
  • Quincy Enunwa undergoing neck operation
    Jets WR Quincy Enunwa will undergo surgery for the bulging disk in his neck next week.

    Advice: As many former players can tell you, neck surgery is no laughing matter for an NFLer. The Jets pegged Enunwa's initial timeline at 6-9 months. It's unclear if that included surgery or not, but it likely did. Enunwa turns 26 next May, when he should be near the end of his recovery. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1273rd)
  • 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 Today, 1:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.64 (27th)
  • 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 Today, 1:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (948th)
  • Devante Mays gets second-team reps
    Packers seventh-round RB Devante Mays has received second-team reps with Ty Montgomery (leg) sidelined.

    Advice: Mays was running behind fourth-rounder Jamaal Williams but ahead of fifth-rounder Aaron Jones. "He not only will make you miss, but he runs with power," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Very natural with the run instincts." Mays didn't receive a carry in Green Bay's preseason opener, but should get work against the Redskins on Saturday. He's a name to file away in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.68 (670th)
  • Matt Forte to miss second preseason game
    Matt Forte (hamstring) remains sidelined, and will miss the Jets' second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Forte hasn't practiced all month. He's not the sort of player who needs endless summer reps, but he's in danger of being out of shape for Week 1. Bilal Powell has returned from his neck injury, and is the favorite for touches in the Jets' backfield. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.10 (184th)
  • Josh Doctson 'on pace' to play Friday
    Josh Doctson (hamstring) is "on pace" to play in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The news comes the same day coach Jay Gruden praised Ryan Grant for being a "Steady Eddie .. Mr. Consistent." Doctson is feeling the heat to get his camp on track and lock down No. 3 duties behind Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder. Doctson was drawing positive reviews before tweaking his hammy on Aug. 7. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (299th)
  • Report: Donald could hold out into season
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rams DT Aaron Donald is threatening to extend his holdout into the regular season.

    Advice: One source tells Schefter Donald could hold out the entire season. That's extremely unlikely, but speaks to a negotiating process that's currently going nowhere. Donald is ready to play hardball. The Rams' season kicks off in 24 days. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2485th)
  • Goodell: Gordon reinstatement not on radar
    Speaking Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell said reinstating suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is "not under active consideration."

    Advice: "At least hasn't made it to my desk," Goodell clarified. Gordon's most recent petition for reinstatement was denied in May. He can apply again in September. 2017 would be Gordon's age-26 season. He hasn't appeared in a regular season game since Dec. 2014. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1082nd)
  • Crowder (hamstring) back to full practice
    Jamison Crowder (hamstring) has returned to full practice.

    Advice: The Washington Post's Mike Jones expects Crowder to be available for the second preseason game on Saturday. A real threat for 100 catches, Crowder is a great pick at the end of the sixth round. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.83 (152nd)
  • 49ers 'very pleased' with Vance McDonald
    49ers GM John Lynch said the team is "very pleased" with TE Vance McDonald.

    Advice: The 49ers attempted to trade McDonald earlier this offseason, but Lynch praised his work in the preseason opener last week. "Even though it didn’t show up on the stat sheet, it was as good as I’ve seen him block," Lynch said. "And he competed extremely hard. We were very proud of Vance." McDonald started that game, and with rookie George Kittle dealing with a hamstring injury, he has a good shot to establish himself as the lead option. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.76 (483rd)
  • 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 Today, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (756th)
  • 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 Today, 8:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.90 (520th)
  • Derek Rivers (leg) heading home for tests
    Patriots third-round DE Derek Rivers was sent back to Boston for further tests on his injured leg.

    Advice: Rivers injured his left leg or knee during a joint practice with the Texans this week. The fact the Patriots are sending him home for tests suggests the injury could be serious, although the team may just be being careful with a player who was not going to play in the second preseason game anyway. With Rob Ninkovich retired, the Patriots have questions at defensive end. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1981st)
  • 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 (947th)
  • Zach Brown working with first-team defense
    Redskins ILB Zach Brown has been working with the first-team defense.

    Advice: Will Compton and Mason Foster started the preseason opener, but Brown replaced Compton in the starting lineup during practice this week. The pecking order could certainly change again before Week 1, but Brown offers more athleticism than the other two options, which could help him earn a starting role. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.72 (54th)
  • GM: Tavon Austin's role will remain the same
    Rams GM Les Snead said Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be "used very similarly" by the new coaching staff.

    Advice: Austin was somewhat ridiculously pegged as a deep threat when coach Sean McVay was hired, but he has not been healthy enough to carve out a role. "We haven’t figured out how much he evolves as a receiver in this offense because he hasn’t had a chance to play," Snead said. "He threatens the opposing team in many different ways. We’ve just got to get him healthy." With Sammy Watkins in the fold, Austin's chance at a meaningful role now looks even slimmer. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.72 (124th)
  • Patrick Robinson not going to make roster?
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski does not expect Eagles CB Patrick Robinson to make the final roster.

    Advice: Robinson opened the offseason program as a starter, but he has unsurprisingly struggled in camp. After the Eagles traded for Ronald Darby, Robinson is at best competing for a backup job. Jalen Mills will start opposite Darby. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2623rd)
  • 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 (841st)
  • 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 Today, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (949th)
  • Malik Hooker (shoulder) sidelined again
    Colts first-round FS Malik Hooker has missed the last week of practice with a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Hooker has spent more time injured than healthy since being drafted by the Colts, recovering from shoulder and sports hernia surgeries during the offseason program and opening camp on the PUP with a hamstring issue. It is unclear if this shoulder injury has anything to do with the offseason surgery. The Colts need Hooker to contribute right away, but that will be tough after all this missed time. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.37 (227th)
  • Arians questions John Brown's place on team
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians questioned John Brown's place on the team if he is not able to overcome his sickle-cell issues.

    Advice: Arians said he does not "have any choice" but to wait on Brown to fully recover, but even then the coach is not sure Brown can contribute. "If he can’t run long enough (after he returns)," Arians said, "you’ve got to replace him." The coach has never been one to mince words, but this is a particularly harsh comment considering the illness Brown is battling. Still, Arians is clearly at his wit's end with his receiver group, and it would not be surprising if changes are on the horizon. Brown is a risky pick in the ninth round. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.73 (192nd)
  • 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
    8.16 (299th)
  • 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
    9.73 (192nd)
  • 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
    3.90 (520th)
  • 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
    9.73 (192nd)
  • 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
    3.90 (520th)
  • 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
    9.73 (192nd)
  • Jay Ajayi no longer in concussion protocol
    Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase said that was the case on Sunday, but reports on Monday suggested he still had one hurdle to clear. Either way, he is cleared now. Ajayi has been getting in limited practices of late and should return to full sessions in the near future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • 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
    9.73 (192nd)
  • Smith-Schuster back at Steelers practice
    JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Smith-Schuster was concussed in Friday night's preseason opener, but it appears he made a quick recovery. Smith-Schuster has been competing for a role in four-receiver sets behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Eli Rogers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (488th)
  • Matt Forte continues to miss time
    Matt Forte (hamstring) has continued to miss time at Jets camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It's possible Forte is simply resting himself on a going-nowhere team in the hottest months of the year, but also possible his body is simply breaking down. He battled a balky hamstring throughout 2016 training camp, then was dogged by knee woes during the regular season. Forte turns 32 this December. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.10 (184th)
  • 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 (949th)
  • Update: Ajayi remains in concussion protocol
    Updating a previous item, Jay Ajayi (concussion) has yet to receive medical clearance.

    Advice: It's believed Ajayi needs clearance from an independent neurologist, which would be his final hurdle. Ajayi did participate in Monday's practice, and coach Adam Gase said Sunday that Ajayi was cleared, although he hasn't been taken out of the concussion protocol yet. Still, Ajayi has officially gone over two weeks in the protocol. He suffered the concussion on July 31. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • 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
    11.72 (124th)
  • 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
    8.16 (299th)
  • 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 (756th)
  • Jay Ajayi no longer in concussion protocol
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: There was concern that Ajayi may have suffered a relapse of concussion symptoms after leaving Sunday's practice early but he was merely dehydrated. Ajayi is slightly behind schedule, but it shouldn't take long for the third-year workhorse to get back up to speed. Coming off a breakout season, Ajayi is locked in as an every-week RB1 in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • 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 (948th)
  • Ajayi (concussion) has missed 2 weeks of camp
    Jay Ajayi is still in the NFL's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Ajayi got in a "limited" practice midway through last week, but he's yet to receive medical clearance to fully participate. Ajayi has now missed two full weeks of team drills. He remains one of the riskiest picks in the second round. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • 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
    11.72 (124th)
  • GM: No 'movement' on Aaron Donald deal
    Rams GM Les Snead said there hasn't been "any movement" in contract negotiations with Aaron Donald.

    Advice: Donald has been holding out for two weeks, and there does not appear to be an end in sight. One of the best players in the league, the Rams need to have him on the field by the start of the season if they want to improve on last year's 4 wins. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2485th)
  • 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 (948th)
  • 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
    21.64 (27th)
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster leaves with concussion
    JuJu Smith-Schuster exited Friday's preseason opener with a concussion.

    Advice: Smith-Schuster came out late in the first quarter. The second-round rookie looked spry in the early going, nabbing a screen pass for a four-yard pick-up while later gaining nine yards on an end-around. He is done for the day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (488th)
  • 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
    11.72 (124th)
  • 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 (947th)
  • 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
    21.64 (27th)
  • 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 (948th)
  • 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 (949th)
  • Crowder, Reed, Doctson sitting out Thursday
    Jamison Crowder (hamstring), Jordan Reed (toe) and Josh Doctson (hamstring) will sit out the Redskins' preseason opener on Thursday.

    Advice: All three are "day to day," and would have played only a few series, at most, if active. The Redskins' second preseason game is on Aug. 19. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.83 (152nd)
  • Jay Ajayi (concussion) making progress
    Jay Ajayi (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Tuesday.

    Advice: He remains in the concussion protocol, but getting in any work means he is progressing toward being cleared. There is no chance he plays in the preseason opener Thursday night, but it looks like he will return to practice sometime in the next week. Ajayi is currently being drafted at the top of the second round. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.46 (33rd)
  • Quincy Enunwa has bulging disk in neck
    Quincy Enunwa's year-ending injury is a bulging disk in his neck.

    Advice: Coach Todd Bowles revealed Enunwa won't be cleared for another 6-9 months. Enunwa broke out for over 800 receiving yards in 2016, and 2017 was set to be his contract year. It's a huge missed opportunity for the run-after-catch maven. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 1:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1273rd)
  • 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 Aug 7, 12:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.72 (124th)
  • Jets No. 1 WR Enunwa (neck) done for season
    Jets placed WR Quincy Enunwa on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

    Advice: Unbelievable. Enunwa, the Jets' clear-cut No. 1 receiver, was injured in a team scrimmage on Saturday. It leaves second-year UDFA Robby Anderson as Gang Green's No. 1. It's a positively cataclysmic situation for a team that should be amongst the most unwatchable in league history this season. As for Enunwa, it's devastating news that wipes out his age-25 campaign. Neck injuries are arguably the trickiest in all of football. His status beyond 2017 should be considered uncertain. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 11:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1273rd)
  • 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 Aug 7, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (299th)
  • Matt Forte back at Jets practice on Monday
    Matt Forte (hamstring) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Forte ended up missing roughly a week. He'll likely be held out of this week's preseason opener. Forte also battled hamstring problems last summer, but it wasn't an issue during the regular season. Rotoworld.com Aug 7, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.10 (184th)
  • 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
    8.16 (299th)
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