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Giants placed wide receiver Mario Manningham (calf) and kick returner Trindon Holliday (hamstring) on injured reserve thus ending their seasons. | 08/30/2014 3:36 PM
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Giants placed wide receiver Mario Manningham (calf) and kick returner Trindon Holliday (hamstring) on injured reserve thus ending their seasons.
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There was a good chance that the former Super Bowl hero was not going to make the final 53-man roster anyway. Holliday missed all of Giants' camp with a hamstring injury.
Philly.com is reporting the Eagles are "open" to trading third-string quarterback Matt Barkley. | 08/30/2014 3:21 PM
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Philly.com is reporting the Eagles are "open" to trading third-string quarterback Matt Barkley.
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The Philadelphia Daily News had a similar report about a week ago. The Eagles, however, won't receive much in return for Barkley, perhaps a sixth or seventh round pick.
Place-kicker Maikon Bonani was cut by the Tennessee Titans Saturday. | 08/30/2014 2:32 PM
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Place-kicker Maikon Bonani was cut by the Tennessee Titans Saturday.
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Impact
Bonani was the favorite to take over for long-time kicker Rob Bironas, but was beaten out by Travis Coons ... at least for Week 1. There are a lot of veteran kickers looking for employment (Jay Feely, Bironas, Alex Henery, Garrett Hartley, Dustin Hopkins to name just a few).
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday. | 08/30/2014 2:21 PM
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday.
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Impact
Pierce suffered the concussion seven days ago, so he should be ready for Week 1, where he will start in place of the suspended Ray Rice. Pierce rushed 11 times for 52 yards and caught a pass for three yards in preseason.
Jets waived running back Daryl Richardson Saturday. | 08/30/2014 2:07 PM
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Jets waived running back Daryl Richardson Saturday.
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Impact
St. Louis handed Richardson the starting job following the departure of Steven Jackson in 2013, but he lost the role to Zac Stacy. He apparently couldn't beat out Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell and is now a free agent.
The New England Patriots cut wide receiver Josh Boyce. | 08/30/2014 2:02 PM
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The New England Patriots cut wide receiver Josh Boyce.
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Impact
We've been told many times how talented he was, but he never put it on display. Boyce had just nine receptions last season for 121 yards and zero touchdowns.
Wideout Kris Durham was cut by the Detroit Lions | 08/30/2014 1:57 PM
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Wideout Kris Durham was cut by the Detroit Lions
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Impact
Durham had a history with Matthew Stafford (at Georgia) and when the Lions were short of healthy receivers last season he stepped in to catch 38 balls for 490 yards and a pair of scores. The team is deeper and healthier this season which made him expendable.
The Browns brought in receiver Nate Burleson to help, but apparently he couldn't and the team has released him. | 08/30/2014 1:53 PM
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The Browns brought in receiver Nate Burleson to help, but apparently he couldn't and the team has released him.
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Impact
It was just 2012 when he hauled in 73 balls for 757 yards so this is a quick drop out of favor. He should find a job somewhere.
Quarterback Kyle Orton was signed by the Buffalo Bills | 08/30/2014 1:49 PM
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Quarterback Kyle Orton was signed by the Buffalo Bills
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Impact
Orton is a solid backup, but not a starter anymore. Hoperfully this isn't a sign the team is concerned about E.J. Manuel's ability to run the offense.
The Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job apparently really was up for grabs and the Eagles have a new kicker for Week 1 - Cody Parkey. | 08/30/2014 1:42 PM
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The Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job apparently really was up for grabs and the Eagles have a new kicker for Week 1 - Cody Parkey.
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Impact
Parkey hit from 53- and 54-yards Thursday night, so he's obviously got a strong leg. If he wants to keep the job he'll need to be accurate as well.
The Seahawks have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor. | 08/29/2014 9:31 PM
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The Seahawks have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
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Impact
Tarvis Jackson beat him out for the backup job behind Russell Wilson. Pryor should have many suitors with his unique physical ability. He completed 21-of-39 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and two picks. He also ran for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is waiting for a Matt Schaub injury update before naming his Week 1 quarterback starter according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. | 08/29/2014 8:13 PM
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Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is waiting for a Matt Schaub injury update before naming his Week 1 quarterback starter according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.
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Impact
Schaub has a very minor elbow injury, but Derek Carr's great preseason has made him the front-runner for the starting job. We expect Carr to get the nod.
Niners linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. | 08/29/2014 4:20 PM
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Niners linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
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Impact
He won't make his first appearance until Week 11. Smith is extremely talented but he won't ever reach his full potential until he conquers some of his off-the-field demons. The 49ers defense is already without Glenn Dorsey (torn biceps) and Navorro Bowman (knee) and fantasy owners should consider slightly downgrading their value.
Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth has been cut Friday from the 53-man opening day roster. | 08/29/2014 3:09 PM
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Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth has been cut Friday from the 53-man opening day roster.
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Impact
The team is apparently going with Patrick Murray although there are plenty of veteran kickers looking for a job.
Running back Henry Josey was cut by the Eagles despite having a solid preseason. | 08/29/2014 3:04 PM
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Running back Henry Josey was cut by the Eagles despite having a solid preseason.
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Impact
Josey should certainly get a shot with another club. He's got speed (4.43) and showed he could play in the NFL averaging 6.6 ypc in the preseason. He simply ran into a numbers game with the Eagles with LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk and Kenjon Barner in front of him.
Fantasy owners don't have to worry about BenJarvus Green-Ellis taking carries from Giovani Bernard or Jeremy Hill as he was cut Friday from the 53-man roster. | 08/29/2014 2:57 PM
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Fantasy owners don't have to worry about BenJarvus Green-Ellis taking carries from Giovani Bernard or Jeremy Hill as he was cut Friday from the 53-man roster.
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Impact
Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill have shown in preseason they can get the job done and both have solid fantasy value. Bernard is the starter and is even more valuable in PPR leagues, but Hill is going to get plenty of work.
Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for a last November DUI arrest. | 08/29/2014 11:49 AM
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Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for a last November DUI arrest.
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Impact
Simpson isn't likely on fantasy radar screens as he's fallen to No. 4 on the Minnesota depth chart behind Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright. he had 48 receptions for 726 yards and one touchdowns last season.
If the Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job was really up for grabs and not just coach-speak, then the Eagles probably have a new kicker for Week 1 in Cody Parkey. | 08/29/2014 9:38 AM
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If the Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job was really up for grabs and not just coach-speak, then the Eagles probably have a new kicker for Week 1 in Cody Parkey.
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Impact
Parkey hit from 53- and 54-yards Thursday night. This could be the end of the line in Philly for Alex Henery who hit just 82.1 percent of his field goal attempts last season.
Pittsburgh wideout Martavis Bryant suffered a right AC shoulder sprain in the final exhibition game, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. | 08/29/2014 9:33 AM
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Pittsburgh wideout Martavis Bryant suffered a right AC shoulder sprain in the final exhibition game, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Impact
Bryant was well down the depth chart and not on fantasy radar screen. It's Antonio Brown and a bunch of question marks headed by Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore and the always under-producing Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has been dealing with elbow soreness and a solid run by rookie Derek Carr has put put Schaub's Week 1 start in jeopardy. | 08/29/2014 9:28 AM
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Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has been dealing with elbow soreness and a solid run by rookie Derek Carr has put put Schaub's Week 1 start in jeopardy.
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Impact
Schaub has completed just 24-of-47 (51.1%) for 218 yards (4.6 ypa) with zero touchdowns and one interception this season. At this point I'd rather my fantasy roster had Carr over Schaub.
Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Week 1, according to ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson. | 08/29/2014 9:25 AM
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Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Week 1, according to ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson.
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Impact
Carr looked good again Thursday night and has forced Coach Dennins Allen into a tough decision. Neither is a fantasy worthy starter, but Carr has more upside. Carr hit Denarius Moore twice for a touchdown against Seattle.
Patriots tight end Tim Wright caught 4-of-6 targets for 43 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants. | 08/28/2014 11:01 PM
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Patriots tight end Tim Wright caught 4-of-6 targets for 43 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.
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Impact
Wright worked with the second-team offense and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The new Patriots tight end has enough talent to earn more playing time with the starters, but as of Week 1, he is just one of many potential targets for Tom Brady.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel completed 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards with a touchdown and ran four times for 55 yards in Cleveland's preseason finale on Thursday. | 08/28/2014 10:25 PM
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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel completed 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards with a touchdown and ran four times for 55 yards in Cleveland's preseason finale on Thursday.
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Impact
Brian Hoyer started and led the offense to a 85-yard touchdown drive. Manziel was not particularly accurate, but in his unique style, he made plays with his legs. In four preseason games, Johnny Football is 30-of-58 for 296 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. He has also ran the ball 12 times for 88 yards and a touchdown. If Hoyer struggles early on this season, it will be tough to keep Manziel on the bench.
Browns rookie running back Terrance West ran for just 13 yards on six carries, lost a fumble and was not targeted in the passing game in Cleveland's preseason finale Thursday. | 08/28/2014 10:21 PM
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Browns rookie running back Terrance West ran for just 13 yards on six carries, lost a fumble and was not targeted in the passing game in Cleveland's preseason finale Thursday.
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Impact
Ben Tate has outplayed West in preseason, so Tate is locked in as Cleveland's starting running back. West had 31 carries and rushed for 83 yards this preseason. West is only a handcuff in redraft leagues, but that should not be taken lightly due to Tate's injury past.
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury. | 08/28/2014 10:16 PM
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Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury.
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Impact
Hill saw a somewhat surprising 20 touches in two quarters of action Thursday. Hill generated 123 all-purpose yards, while catching all five of his targets. His one bad play was a blown blocking assignment that resulted in a quarterback sack. The elbow injury is believed to be minor, and it continues to look like Hill will see more touches than originally forecast.
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed 20 times for 90 yards and caught all six of his targets for 70 yards in Cincinnati's preseason finale Thursday. | 08/28/2014 10:15 PM
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Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed 20 times for 90 yards and caught all six of his targets for 70 yards in Cincinnati's preseason finale Thursday.
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Impact
Hill was impressive as the every-down back with Gio Bernard resting. He did leave the game with an elbow injury but returned to action. We are still unsure how Hill will be used, so he is not worth starting Week 1, but he looks to be at least a very capable handcuff.
Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-9 passes for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' preseason finale Thursday night. | 08/28/2014 9:58 PM
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Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-9 passes for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' preseason finale Thursday night.
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Impact
Bridgewater wraps up the preseason 30-of-49 for 283 yards, five touchdowns and no picks. But despite Bridgewater's 111.2 passer rating, Matt Cassel remains the starter. The rookie, however, has proved that he could see some action at some point this season.
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker ran some routes on the field before Denver's preseason finale on Thursday but still has multiple evaluations to clear in concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play Week 1 according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN. | 08/28/2014 9:24 PM
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Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker ran some routes on the field before Denver's preseason finale on Thursday but still has multiple evaluations to clear in concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play Week 1 according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.
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Impact
Welker is on the right track in terms of returning to the field and its a great sign he felt well enough to fly with the team but like Legwold reported, the receiver has a long way to go. Stay tuned.
Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale. | 08/28/2014 9:16 PM
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Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.
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Impact
Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp and battling injuries has been one of the biggest reasons why. It's very possible that Jenkins is on the roster bubble this weekend and suffering a concussion does not help his cause.
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury. | 08/28/2014 8:41 PM
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Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury.
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Impact
Hill saw a somewhat surprising 20 touches in two quarters of action Thursday. Hill generated 123 all-purpose yards, while catching all five of his targets. His one bad play was a blown blocking assignment that resulted in a quarterback sack. The elbow injury is believed to be minor, and it continues to look like Hill will see more touches than originally forecast. ran very well in the Bengals' third preseason game. Hobson speculated that BenJarvus Green-Ellis would not make the roster and thus leave Hill with the change-of-pace back role this year. The rookie is certainly the best between-the-tackles runner Cincinnati has and he could steal a few touchdowns from Bernard. Hill is a great pick at his current ADP of the 10th round and Bernard's value takes a bit of a hit as many thought he would reach 300 touches. That will be tough if Hill really gets 200 carries.
Giants QB Eli Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in New York's preseason finale on Thursday. | 08/28/2014 8:28 PM
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Giants QB Eli Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in New York's preseason finale on Thursday.
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Impact
Manning finishes the preseason 20-of-41 for 188 yards, one touchdown, three fumbles, one fumble lost and five sacks taken. Manning is not a viable quarterback option this season. To say he is confused in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense is an understatement.
Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards in the Bills' preseason finale Thursday night. | 08/28/2014 8:20 PM
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Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards in the Bills' preseason finale Thursday night.
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Impact
With most starters not playing in the fourth preseason game across the league, the fact Manuel played speaks volumes as to how worried the Bills coaching staff probably is about their second-year quarterback. Manuel finished the preseason 50-of-82 for 517 yards, one touchdown, three turnovers and six sacks taken.
Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Thursday's preseason finale with a rib injury. | 08/28/2014 7:54 PM
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Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Thursday's preseason finale with a rib injury.
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Impact
Watkins suffered the injury on a slant pattern where quarterback E.J. Manuel "stared him down" and then over threw him by "a good yard and a half". It's unclear if this is a reaggravation of his previous injury or if this is a new rib injury for Watkins. The receiver suffered bruised ribs in the last preseason game.
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles finished the preseason strong, completing 4-of-6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Thursday. | 08/28/2014 7:35 PM
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Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles finished the preseason strong, completing 4-of-6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Thursday.
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Impact
Bortles threw a 57-yard bomb to fellow rookie Marqise Lee. The quarterback finished the preseason 32-of-51 for 521 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. It's looking more and more likely that Bortles will become the starting quarterback at some point this season. If you can be patient and sacrifice a spot on your bench for him, he could provide some late season value.
Former Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez reiterated that he didn't want to play anymore in response to a question from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. | 08/28/2014 1:05 PM
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Former Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez reiterated that he didn't want to play anymore in response to a question from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
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Impact
Gonzalez did say he had inquires from a number of teams in the offseason. He'll finish his 17-year career with 1,325 receptions for 15,127 yards and 111 TDs. He would probably still be a fantasy starter if he came back even at age 38.
The NFL arbitrator upheld Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's one-year suspension according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1. | 08/27/2014 1:00 PM
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The NFL arbitrator upheld Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's one-year suspension according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1.
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Impact
Gordon will miss the entire season. Unless you are starting a dynasty league, he is obviously a waste of a pick.
According to the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said there's "no doubt" Cam Newton will play Week 1 despite his rib injury. | 08/27/2014 12:56 PM
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According to the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said there's "no doubt" Cam Newton will play Week 1 despite his rib injury.
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Impact
Newton has a hairline fracture in a few of his ribs, but normally, quarterbacks can play through this type of injury. Rivera also added that the zone-read will still be in play despite the injury. All good signs for Newton, but we will keep an eye on the situation the next week and a half.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot". | 08/27/2014 12:32 PM
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot".
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Impact
The Patriots acquired tight end Tim Wright on Tuesday, so many experts have begun to wonder if Gronkowski will actually be completely healthy. Schefter says the purpose of the trade was to provide depth and open up some cap space. It also gives Bill Belichick the option to return to its two tight end sets, which the team really hasn't done since Aaron Hernandez's arrest.
Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson wrote "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season. | 08/27/2014 12:28 PM
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Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson wrote "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.
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Impact
Hill ran very well in the Bengals' third preseason game. Hobson speculated that BenJarvus Green-Ellis would not make the roster and thus leave Hill with the change-of-pace back role this year. The rookie is certainly the best between-the-tackles runner Cincinnati has and he could steal a few touchdowns from Bernard. Hill is a great pick at his current ADP of the 10th round and Bernard's value takes a bit of a hit as many thought he would reach 300 touches. That will be tough if Hill really gets 200 carries.
Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen." | 08/27/2014 10:54 AM
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Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."
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Impact
Fellow tight end Brent Celek remains the starter, but Chip Kelly used two-tight end sets 20 percent more often in the last eight games of 2013 than in the first eight games and should continue to use more this season. Celek has also developed into a great blocking tight end, so at the position, Ertz should see a majority of the targets. He is a low-end TE1 that can provide some excellent value and upside in a late round.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot". | 08/27/2014 9:51 AM
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot".
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Impact
The Patriots acquired tight end Tim Wright on Tuesday, so many experts have begun to wonder if Gronkowski will actually be completely healthy. Schefter says the purpose of the trade was to provide depth and open up some cap space. It also gives Bill Belichick the option to return to its two tight end sets, which the team really hasn't done since Aaron Hernandez's arrest.
The Miami Herald speculates that Lamar Miller has the edge over Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job. | 08/27/2014 9:42 AM
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The Miami Herald speculates that Lamar Miller has the edge over Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job.
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Impact
Head coach Joe Philbin has been praising Miller all week saying statements such as, "I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here. He's had an excellent offseason and camp." Miller and Moreno have split the first-team carries, but Miller is supposed to be the guy for Week 1 and Moreno will move into the third down role.
Chiefs receiver Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1. | 08/27/2014 9:37 AM
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Chiefs receiver Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.
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Impact
Hammond, an 2013 undrafted free agent, has never played in a NFL regular season game, but has been solid in preseason so far with six catches for 90 yards. Still, this speaks to the lack of depth the Kansas City passing game has behind Bowe. Hammond is only a worthwhile fantasy start in very deep leagues.
Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are not going to impose a team suspension on either Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount. | 08/27/2014 9:30 AM
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Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are not going to impose a team suspension on either Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount.
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Impact
Bouchette listed two reasons why the Steelers will not suspend their running backs for their marijuana arrest. 1. Pittsburgh cannot afford to miss both running backs for even a game because they have absolutely no depth after Bell and Blount. 2. Team-imposed suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy are against the league's collective bargaining agreement. Therefore, only the NFL can suspend Bell and Blount, but the word is that still won't happen until after the season. Fantasy owners have been afraid to draft Bell too early since his arrest, so he can provide some tremendous value in the third or fourth round, but he is also still worthy of a second round selection.
The Patriots have acquired Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Buccaneers for Logan Mankins. | 08/26/2014 9:40 PM
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The Patriots have acquired Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Buccaneers for Logan Mankins.
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Impact
The deal clears up cap space for New England and gives its offense more flexibility. Wright is light for a tight end at 220 pounds but he may be able to serve in Aaron Hernandez' old role as the move tight end. He had 54 catches for 571 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie. It's unnecessary to target Wright in fantasy right now but he's another guy who will see targets. The Patriots receiving hierarchy is unclear after Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Broncos coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol. | 08/26/2014 9:32 PM
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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Broncos coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.
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Impact
Welker has sustained three concussions since Nov. 17. He'll need to be symptom-free by next Monday to be eligible to return to a full practice in time for the Sept. 7 season opener and it looks like he's going to be ready. However, he's extremely risky because one hit could end his career. Emmanuel Sanders will get a huge boost in fantasy value, as will rookie Cody Latimer to a lesser extent, if Welker goes down.
Dallas quarterback Caleb Hanie was released Monday. | 08/26/2014 3:32 PM
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Dallas quarterback Caleb Hanie was released Monday.
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Impact
Brandon Weeden is the handcuff for Cowboys starting QB Tony Romo and would be a viable fantasy option if forced into action.
Broncos coach John Fox says receiver Wes Welker (concussion) hasn't said anything about retirement, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. | 08/25/2014 9:30 PM
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Broncos coach John Fox says receiver Wes Welker (concussion) hasn't said anything about retirement, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.
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Impact
Welker has sustained three concussions since Nov. 17. He'll need to be symptom-free by next Monday to be eligible to return to a full practice in time for the Sept. 7 season opener. If Welker cannot play, Emmanuel Sanders will get a huge boost in fantasy value, as will rookie Cody Latimer to a lesser extent.
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has officially been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. | 08/25/2014 9:26 PM
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has officially been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
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Impact
The concussion is minor and Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
The Vikings have named Matt Cassel the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Rams. | 08/25/2014 9:25 PM
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The Vikings have named Matt Cassel the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Rams.
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Impact
Cassel is just keeping the seat warm for Teddy Bridgewater. The 32-year-old was respectable last year for the Vikings, completing 60.2 percent of his passes, averaging 7.11 yards per attempt and posting an 11/9 TD/INT ratio. Minnesota OC Norv Turner was able to get 4,372 yards and 26 touchdowns out of Cleveland's trio of Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer last season, so he should be able to build a decent passing offense with Cassel under center. Cassel starting shouldn't hurt the fantasy value of Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph or Cordarrelle Patterson.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the team has not ruled out suspending running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for their recent arrests, according to ESPN.com. | 08/25/2014 9:18 PM
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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the team has not ruled out suspending running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for their recent arrests, according to ESPN.com.
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Impact
Bell and Blount were arrested for marijuana possession on Aug. 20 and Bell was also charged with DUI. It's likely the Steelers will just wait for the legal process to play out and let the NFL punish Bell and Blount. Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe was recently suspended one game for getting arrested for marijuana possession in November. Rookie Dri Archer is Pittsburgh's third-string running back.
Cardinals backup QB Ryan Lindley was released Monday. | 08/25/2014 3:08 PM
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Cardinals backup QB Ryan Lindley was released Monday.
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Impact
The San Diego State product never proved he could play at the NFL level and playing in six games threw for a 52 percent completion rate with zero touchdowns and seven interceptions. Case closed. Drew Stanton will back up Carson Palmer.
Cardinals backup QB Ryan Lindley was released Monday. | 08/25/2014 3:08 PM
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Cardinals backup QB Ryan Lindley was released Monday.
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Impact
The San Diego State product never proved he could play at the NFL level and playing in six games threw for a 52 percent completion rate with zero touchdowns and seven interceptions. Case closed. Drew Stanton will back up Carson Palmer.
Arizona released long-time kicker Jay Feely, who went 30-for-36 last season. | 08/25/2014 3:01 PM
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Arizona released long-time kicker Jay Feely, who went 30-for-36 last season.
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Impact
The 30 field goals he made were his most since 2009, but he was replaced by a "cheaper" model that has a stronger leg for kickoffs - Chandler Catanzaro.
Jets starting corner Dimitri Patterson has been suspended indefinitely by the team. | 08/25/2014 2:57 PM
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Jets starting corner Dimitri Patterson has been suspended indefinitely by the team.
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Impact
Patterson skipped New York's game Friday night and the team is investigating. The Jets are thin in the secondary with Patterson suspended and Dee Milliner sidelined with a high-ankle sprain.
Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins has been waived. | 08/25/2014 11:14 AM
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Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins has been waived.
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Impact
Hopkins had not kicked all last season because of injury and Dan Carpenter hit 33-of-36 attempts ( 91.7 percent) so this was the expected outcome.
Tampa Bay has released WR/KR Eric Page. | 08/25/2014 11:02 AM
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Tampa Bay has released WR/KR Eric Page.
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Impact
Page caught just four balls all last season, but was used on kickoff and punt return duty. Buried deep on the depth chart, he had no fantasy value even before his release.
The Bears have waived QB Jordan Palmer. | 08/25/2014 10:57 AM
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The Bears have waived QB Jordan Palmer.
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Impact
Palmer has only played in four games since 2008. The move makes Jimmy Clausen the "handcuff" to oft-injured Jay Cutler.
The Bears have waived QB Jordan Palmer. | 08/25/2014 10:57 AM
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The Bears have waived QB Jordan Palmer.
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Impact
Palmer has only played in four games since 2008. The move makes Jimmy Clausen the "handcuff" to oft-injured Jay Cutler.
Kicker returner Darius Reynaud was released by the Chicago Bears, who apparently will go with WR Chris Williams for both punts and kickoffs. | 08/25/2014 10:55 AM
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Kicker returner Darius Reynaud was released by the Chicago Bears, who apparently will go with WR Chris Williams for both punts and kickoffs.
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Impact
Reynaud had a small amount of fantasy value in 2012 with Tennessee when he returned two kickoffs and a punt for a touchdown and also worked out of the backfield, but has no fantasy value at this time.
Quarterback Dennis Dixon has been released by the Buffalo Bills | 08/25/2014 10:47 AM
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Quarterback Dennis Dixon has been released by the Buffalo Bills
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Impact
Dixon simply hasn't proven that he has enough talent to compete at the NFL level.
According to NFL.com, Raiders receiver Andre Holmes "looks buried" on the depth chart. | 08/24/2014 9:09 PM
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According to NFL.com, Raiders receiver Andre Holmes "looks buried" on the depth chart.
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The 6-4, 210-pound Holmes had 366 receiving yards and a touchdown in the last five games last season and he was listed atop the Raiders' first depth chart of the preseason along with Rod Streater. However, he was demoted in the second preseason game and was the No. 5 receiver in Friday's game. Streater and James Jones are the best fantasy bets among Oakland's wideouts, but with Matt Schaub looking horrible this preseason there's not much reason to get excited.
Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub is dealing with elbow soreness, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. | 08/24/2014 9:06 PM
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Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub is dealing with elbow soreness, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.
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Impact
Schaub has completed just 24-of-47 (51.1%) for 218 yards (4.6 ypa) with zero touchdowns and one interception this season. He's looked as bad as his numbers suggest he's been. It won't be long before Derek Carr is starting for Oakland.
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game. | 08/24/2014 8:59 PM
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game.
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Impact
According to the Baltimore Sun, Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. He left Saturday's game with concussion symptoms but hasn't yet been officially diagnosed with a concussion. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game. | 08/24/2014 8:58 PM
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Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game.
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Impact
According to the Baltimore Sun, Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. He left Saturday's game with concussion symptoms but hasn't yet been officially diagnosed with a concussion. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers don't expect to know quarterback Cam Newton's status for Week 1 until next week. Newton sustained a hairline fracture in one of his ribs Saturday night. | 08/24/2014 8:17 PM
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According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers don't expect to know quarterback Cam Newton's status for Week 1 until next week. Newton sustained a hairline fracture in one of his ribs Saturday night.
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Impact
Coach Ron Rivera said Newton won't play in the final preseason game, but he expects him to play in the season opener at Tampa Bay. In addition to the injury to his ribs, Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and his rushing output could be lean early in the season. Derek Anderson is Newton's backup.
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen has won the backup job to starter Jay Cutler. | 08/24/2014 6:53 PM
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Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen has won the backup job to starter Jay Cutler.
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Impact
Jordan Palmer was cut Sunday. Clausen hasn't thrown a pass since he had 1,558 yards, three touchdowns and nine picks on 299 attempts (52.5 completion percentage, 5.21 yards per attempt) as a rookie in 2010. Of course, coach Marc Trestman also helped journeyman Josh McCown turn into a viable fantasy quarterback last season and Cutler has missed 12 games over the last three years.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press. | 08/24/2014 6:49 PM
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
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Newton took a shot to the ribs during Saturday's preseason game. He won't play in the fourth exhibition contest, but coach Ron Rivera thinks he'll be ready for Week 1. In addition to the injury to his ribs, Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and his rushing output could be lean early in the season.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a back bruise late in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Friday. Newton underwent X-rays as a precaution according to ESPN, and head coach Ron Rivera said they came back negative. | 08/24/2014 6:48 PM
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a back bruise late in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Friday. Newton underwent X-rays as a precaution according to ESPN, and head coach Ron Rivera said they came back negative.
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Impact
The bruise happened when Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins nailed Newton in the back after the quarterback scrambled seven yards. Newton entered the game with questions about his ankle due to offseason surgery. Rivera expects both Newton's back and ankle to be fine by Week 1.
Broncos receiver Wes Welker was diagnosed with another concussion after Saturday's preseason game. | 08/24/2014 4:41 PM
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Broncos receiver Wes Welker was diagnosed with another concussion after Saturday's preseason game.
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Impact
Welker caught a pass over the middle and took a shoulder to the head from Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. The 33-year-old sustained two concussions late in the 2013 season and missed three games. Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas will see more targets if Welker is out.
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the season after an MRI revealed that he re-tore the ACL in his left knee. Shaun Hill is now the starting quarterback | 08/24/2014 4:03 PM
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According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the season after an MRI revealed that he re-tore the ACL in his left knee. Shaun Hill is now the starting quarterback
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Impact
Bradford suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason game. He was entering a make-or-break season with St. Louis and now his future is up in the air. The former No. 1 overall pick will turn 27 in November. His injury is a blow to the fantasy value of St. Louis' pass-catchers (Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and sleeper Brian Quick) and should result in the Rams giving more carries to Zac Stacy.
Wideout Ramses Barden was released by Jacksonville. | 08/24/2014 3:18 PM
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Wideout Ramses Barden was released by Jacksonville.
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Impact
At 6-foot-6, 224 lbs Barden was supposed to develop into a big-time threat, but lacked the speed to get away from NFL defenders. The Jags will go with their two rookie Marqise lee and Allen Robinson
Broncos kicker Matt Prater will miss the first four games of the season due to a league suspension for an alcohol-related violation the league's substance-abuse policy. | 08/24/2014 2:16 PM
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Broncos kicker Matt Prater will miss the first four games of the season due to a league suspension for an alcohol-related violation the league's substance-abuse policy.
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Impact
Prater was in danger of a one-year suspension but apparently has a good lawyer. In the Denver offense any kicker will see a lot of work and Prater's four-week replacement should have solid fantasy value for the first month. He'll be eligible to return Week 6 against the New York Jets as the Broncos have a bye in Week 4.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith went 14-of-24 for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game against the Vikings on Saturday. | 08/23/2014 10:21 PM
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Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith went 14-of-24 for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game against the Vikings on Saturday.
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Impact
Smith has not looked good this preseason and lacks the weapons on offense (besides Jamaal Charles) to put any confidence in fantasy owners. The quarterback is 31-for-51 for 286 yards and three turnovers this month.
Falcons receiver Roddy White caught three passes for 34 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans. | 08/23/2014 10:18 PM
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Falcons receiver Roddy White caught three passes for 34 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
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Impact
White looks to be the underneath, possession receiver this year with Julio Jones clearly taking the big play wide receiver role. But if White can actually stay healthy this season, he could see a lot more targets with Tony Gonzalez retiring. He is a value pick in the fourth or fifth round.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game against Baltimore. Griffin also took three sacks. | 08/23/2014 10:13 PM
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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game against Baltimore. Griffin also took three sacks.
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Impact
On his interception, he tried to force a pass into Alfred Morris but linebacker C.J. Mosley intercepted the pass. Griffin nearly threw another pick. There are definite concerns about whether Griffin can manage Jay Gruden's offense and make more throws in the pocket. Even with all his talent, more weapons around him this season (DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts) and a pass heavy offense, Griffin is a risky seventh round pick, which is his current ADP.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant caught four of his five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins. | 08/23/2014 10:07 PM
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Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant caught four of his five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.
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Impact
Bryant looked good and proved again he should be a top three wide receiver in any fantasy draft this season. Through two preseason games, Bryant has seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Colts running back Trent Richardson ran the ball for 14 yards on four carries. | 08/23/2014 10:03 PM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson ran the ball for 14 yards on four carries.
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After struggling in the first two preseason games, Richardson seemed to run with a purpose on Saturday. He ran for five and eight yards on his first two carries, but then ran for one yard in his next two carries combined. He is still a risky pick in the fifth round, which is his ADP. Tell me if you have heard that before. Through the first two preseason games he's carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards. That's a 2.43 ypc average. Remind me why you would want him on your fantasy roster.
Falcons receiver Julio Jones caught two passes including a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans. | 08/23/2014 9:59 PM
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Falcons receiver Julio Jones caught two passes including a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
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Impact
Matt Ryan found Jones for a 52-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Seeing as how well Ryan looked on Saturday and due to the fact the Falcons look poised to be in a lot of high scoring games, Jones definitely has potential to return to those 2012 numbers in which he caught 79 balls for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught six balls for 67 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. | 08/23/2014 9:55 PM
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Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught six balls for 67 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
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Impact
That's a good sign for Wallace, who was dealing with a hamstring injury. It is also a good sign Wallace received a team-high eight targets. But until Tannehill can hit Wallace on the deep ball, the QB missed his receiver by a good five yards on a long pass, Wallace remains a quality WR2 or flex start. Wallace has been dealing with a minor hamstring injury and the Dolphins held him out as a precaution. Hopefully he can get back on the field for Miami's second preseason game so he can work on his chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill. If Wallace stays healthy he should have a much better season than he did in 2013 (73 catches, 930 yards, five touchdowns) with creative new OC Bill Lazor calling the shots.
Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught six balls for 67 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. | 08/23/2014 9:54 PM
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Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught six balls for 67 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
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Impact
That's a good sign for Wallace, who was dealing with a hamstring injury. It is also a good sign Wallace received a team-high eight targets. But until Tannehill can hit Wallace on the deep ball, the QB missed his receiver by a good five yards on a long pass, Wallace remains a quality WR2 or flex start. Wallace has been dealing with a minor hamstring injury and the Dolphins held him out as a precaution. Hopefully he can get back on the field for Miami's second preseason game so he can work on his chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill. If Wallace stays healthy he should have a much better season than he did in 2013 (73 catches, 930 yards, five touchdowns) with creative new OC Bill Lazor calling the shots.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 16-of-23 for 180 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins. | 08/23/2014 9:50 PM
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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 16-of-23 for 180 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.
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Flacco led Baltimore to three first-half scoring drives and struck a wide open Steve Smith for a 30-yard touchdown. The quarterback is 29-of-45 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions this preseason. Flacco is a worthy QB2.
Titans running back Shonn Greene ran the ball six times for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons. | 08/23/2014 9:46 PM
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Titans running back Shonn Greene ran the ball six times for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
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Given the size of the Tennessee offensive line and a below average Atlanta front seven, its disappointing Greene did not have a much better showing. He remains the starter for now, but we doubt he will remain in front of rookie Bishop Sankey.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno ran for 64 yards on 10 carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. | 08/23/2014 9:43 PM
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Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno ran for 64 yards on 10 carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
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The running back scampered 19 yards on his first carry as a Dolphin and continued to run strong. Lamar Miller started the game, but the two running backs pretty much split time with the first team offense. Moreno provides great value with his ADP in the 10th round.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne started in Saturday's preseason game but failed to catch his lone target. | 08/23/2014 9:40 PM
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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne started in Saturday's preseason game but failed to catch his lone target.
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Impact
Wayne still looked good in his first game action since tearing his ACL in Week 7 last year. Wayne caught two passes that were negated for penalties. There is a good chance he leads Indianapolis in catches this season and is a quality flex play in most leagues.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-21 passes for 119 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. | 08/23/2014 9:35 PM
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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-21 passes for 119 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
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Impact
Miami's offense gained 232 yards with Tannehill under center against Dallas, but it yielded only three points due to turnovers and penalties. Tannehill's worst throw was his last when he stared down Brian Hartline and threw it right to cornerback Tyler Patmon. The quarterback also missed an open Mike Wallace on a deep pass by a good five yards. However, Tannehill is still a good QB2 option as he has gone 29-for-41 for 291 yards, one touchdown and an interception this preseason.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 18-of-23 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans. | 08/23/2014 9:29 PM
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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 18-of-23 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
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Impact
Ryan looks poised to return to his 2012 numbers (4,515 yards/32 touchdowns) with his preseason performances so far. He is 28-for-37 for 314 yards, two touchdowns and no picks this month. With a poor defense and a shaky ground attack, Atlanta could be in a lot of shootouts and Ryan will be throwing a lot this season.
In his preseason debut, Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in one quarter against the Colts on Saturday. | 08/23/2014 9:22 PM
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In his preseason debut, Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in one quarter against the Colts on Saturday.
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Brees looks completely healthy and ready to wreak havoc on the NFL this season. He found Jimmy Graham for a 38-yard touchdown and then Marques Colston for a 13-yard score. With the elite weapons he has again on offense, Brees could lead fantasy quarterbacks in scoring this season.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was 12-of-17 for 188 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons. | 08/23/2014 9:08 PM
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Titans quarterback Jake Locker was 12-of-17 for 188 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
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Locker also did not throw any interceptions. The touchdown pass was a 63-yard bomb to receiver Nate Washington. Through three preseason games, Locker is 21-of-30 with two touchdowns and no picks. If he remains healthy, Locker is a quality QB2.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went 10-for-18 with 87 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins. | 08/23/2014 9:04 PM
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went 10-for-18 with 87 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.
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Impact
Dallas only gained 110 yards in the first half with Romo under center. Most importantly, Romo seemed unaffected by three first half sacks. The quarterback is 14-of-23 for 167 yards and one touchdown this preseason.
Bills wide receiver Mike Williams made three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against his former team, the Buccaneers. | 08/23/2014 8:59 PM
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Bills wide receiver Mike Williams made three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against his former team, the Buccaneers.
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Impact
Williams caught three out of four passes thrown in his direction, including a 14-yard touchdown. He will play opposite Sammy Watkins to start the season and has the potential to be a valuable WR plug-in during the bye weeks.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played three series in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins and rushed for 18 yards on six carries and made one catch for six yards. | 08/23/2014 8:50 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played three series in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins and rushed for 18 yards on six carries and made one catch for six yards.
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Impact
The big question behind Murray is whether he can actually stay on the field this year. In his three year career, he has never played more than 14 games. Behind what should be a powerful Cowboy line this season, Murray could really shine.
Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins with a possble concussion. | 08/23/2014 8:47 PM
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Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins with a possble concussion.
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Impact
Not a good sign for Pierce, who was injury plagued last season. Baltimore is already missing Ray Rice the first two weeks of the season because of suspension and now it seems like at least a 50/50 chance Pierce will be out too. Week 1 is two weeks away and doctors must clear Pierce before he returns.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury. | 08/23/2014 8:42 PM
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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury.
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Impact
It is the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. He went into the locker room under his own power for a short examination, and it didn't look serious but the injury history has to worry Bradford owners. The quarterback was 4-for-9 for 77 yards before the injury.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury. | 08/23/2014 8:41 PM
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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury.
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Impact
It is the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. He went into the locker room under his own power for a short examination, and it didn't look serious but the injury history has to worry Bradford owners. The quarterback was 4-for-9 for 77 yards before the injury.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury. | 08/23/2014 8:41 PM
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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury.
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Impact
It is the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. He went into the locker room under his own power for a short examination, and it didn't look serious but the injury history has to worry Bradford owners. The quarterback was 4-for-9 for 77 yards before the injury.
Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay. | 08/23/2014 8:00 PM
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Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
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Impact
Manuel probably didn't play quite as well as his stat line indicates. Even though the interception wasn't his fault because intented target, Scott Chandler, fell down, Manuel threw a couple other near interceptions by throwing into double coverage. He also lost a fumble on a sack that the Tampa Bay defense returned for a touchdown. Buffalo gained only 82 yards in the first half. A lot of Manuel's production came against the second string Tampa Bay defense in the third quarter.
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught five passes for 43 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills. | 08/23/2014 7:45 PM
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Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught five passes for 43 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.
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Impact
Jackson was clearly Josh McCown's favorite target, and the quarterback looked a lot better on Saturday then he did in previous preseason games this month. Jackson caught all five balls thrown his way. The receiver is a high-end WR2.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton siffered a back bruise late in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Friday. Newton underwent X-rays as a precaution according to ESPN, and head coach Ron Rivera said they came back negative. | 08/23/2014 7:31 PM
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton siffered a back bruise late in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Friday. Newton underwent X-rays as a precaution according to ESPN, and head coach Ron Rivera said they came back negative.
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Impact
The bruise happened when Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins nailed Newton in the back after the quarterback scrambled seven yards. Newton entered the game with questions about his ankle due to offseason surgery. Rivera expects both Newton's back and ankle to be fine by Week 1.
Miami running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will miss Miami's third preseason game. | 08/23/2014 7:12 PM
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Miami running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will miss Miami's third preseason game.
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Impact
Thomas won't play despite returning to practice this week. He has yet to play in a preseason game and could be in danger of losing his roster spot.