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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. PHI - QB Carson Wentz has fractured rib
2. GB - WR Jeff Janis has fractured hand
3. SF - QB Blaine Gabbert likely to start Sunday
4. NYG - WR Victor Cruz may practice Sunday
5. CLE - RB Isaiah Crowell expected to be fine
6. OAK - George Atkinson has terrific performance
7. NYG - Minor injury for WR Sterling Shepard
8. CLE - X-rays negative for WR Terrelle Pryor
9. MIA - Quiet night for RB Jay Ajayi
10. PIT - WR Sammie Coates can’t hold on to ball
11. CHI - TE Zach Miller back at practice
12. DET - RB Zach Zenner draws head coach's praise
13. KC - RB Charcandrick West holds his own
14. KC - RB Spencer Ware caps first drive with TD
15. SEA - RB Christine Michael shines in opener
16. NFL - WR Marques Colston mulling NFL future
17. NYJ - CB Darrelle Revis in team drills
18. WAS - WR Jamison Crowder back at practice
19. DEN - WR Bennie Fowler has fracture
20. JAX - TE Julius Thomas not practicing
21. DET - RB Stevan Ridley did not receive much time
22. NYJ - RB Khiry Robinson may see more practice reps
23. CLE - QB Robert Griffin III fails to impress

1. PHI - QB Carson Wentz has fractured rib

Source: Newsday - Bob Glauber

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (ribs) has a hairline rib fracture.

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Bad news for the rookie here. He struggled in the preseason opener and now will be put on the shelf for a month or so. The Eagles hope to have him back before the preseason concludes.

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2. GB - WR Jeff Janis has fractured hand

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (hand) may miss significant time because at least one of the bones in his hand is fractured, according a source. Janis suffered the injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, and did not play in the first preseason game.

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Bad news for the young WR here. Janis was competing for the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. We'll know more about his recovery time in the future, but now the job behind those top two will go to someone like Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis or Davante Adams.

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3. SF - QB Blaine Gabbert likely to start Sunday

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert appears likely to start the team's preseason opener against the Sunday, Aug. 14, although head coach Chip Kelly hasn't made an official announcement. QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Aug. 12, and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain.

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No surprises here. Kaepernick fell behind in this competition as he missed all of the offseason while recovering from three different surgeries. He'll need to stay healthy and outperform Gabbert if he wants a shot at the top job.

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4. NYG - WR Victor Cruz may practice Sunday

Source: NJ.com - James Kratch

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) has a chance to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.

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No hurries, no worries with Cruz. He's in the line to be the team's no.3 WR if healthy. Cruz missed the first preseason game because of a groin injury.

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5. CLE - RB Isaiah Crowell expected to be fine

Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) underwent a X-ray on the shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, but head coach Hue Jackson said it does not appear to be a long-term injury.

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Crowell is a powerful runner who uses his pad level to blast through defenders. A shoulder injury could slow him down for a bit. The injury isn't believed to be serious, so fantasy owners should be fine drafting him at his current ADP of RB44 (10.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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6. OAK - George Atkinson has terrific performance

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

Oakland Raiders RB George Atkinson III rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on five carries in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Aug. 12.

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Deep breath and remember it's Week 1 of Preseason. But still, pay attention. Undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2014, Atkinson has a good size/speed combination. Measuring in at 6'1" 220 pounds, Atkinson can carry a large workload if called upon. A former track star, Atkinson has been clocked below 10.4 seconds in the 100 meter dash. He's played RB, WR and cornerback through his football career and is growing into the position of RB in the NFL. Atkinson is a one-cut runner who certainly has the attention of dynasty owners. He's trying to win the backup job to starter Latavius Murray in 2016.

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7. NYG - Minor injury for WR Sterling Shepard

Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard's (groin) groin injury isn't serious, head coach Ben McAdoo said Friday, Aug. 12.

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The team will be cautious with the rookie. Shepard is a favorite of ours, and he's got the upside to be a fine no.2 WR for the Giants this year opposite superstar Odell Beckham Jr. Shepard is quick, fast and agile which makes him tough to bring down in the open field. Fantasy owners should consider the rookie a WR4 with upside.

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8. CLE - X-rays negative for WR Terrelle Pryor

Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor's (hand) X-rays on his left hand were negative, and he said his hand feels fine.

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Pryor can't afford for an injury to knock him out. He's trying to make the 53-man roster on a team that is loaded at the WR position.

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9. MIA - Quiet night for RB Jay Ajayi

Source: ESPN.com

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi had two carries for six yards and was unable to catch either of his targets in a 27-10 preseason win over the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 12.

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The Dolphins did everything they could to find more RB help this offseason. While they missed out on some backs, they did sign veteran RB Arian Foster. If healthy, we see Foster as the starter and the more fantasy relevant player. Ajayi needs to impress if he wants to see the field.

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10. PIT - WR Sammie Coates can’t hold on to ball

Source: The Associated Press

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates had three catches for 18 yards but dropped a pass and fumbled twice in a 30-17 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 12.

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Coates has butterfingers...and he has for quite some time. He's incredibly gifted athletically, but Coates has a problem with concentration, drops and now fumbles. The second-year pro is trying to win the no.2 WR job opposite Antonio Brown. He's in the mix for the no.3 job if someone like Markus Wheaton ends up as their WR2.

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11. CHI - TE Zach Miller back at practice

Source: Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (concussion) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 13, for the first time since July 31.

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Miller is set to be the team's lead TE in 2016. If healthy, we think he's a low-end TE2 for fantasy owners.

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12. DET - RB Zach Zenner draws head coach's praise

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner finished with 24 yards rushing and three catches for another 32 yards in the team's preseason-opening win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, Aug. 12, continuing to build on the momentum he started last year when he led the NFL in rushing over the 2015 preseason.

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Zenner is a powerful player who can make his living between the tackles. He seems to be the frontrunner to be the team's power back behind starter Ameer Abdullah.

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13. KC - RB Charcandrick West holds his own

Source: ESPN.com

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West played behind RB Spencer Ware in the team's preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 13, but flashed on a 25-yard run and finished with 35 yards on four carries.

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West could play as a change-of-pace back behind starter Jamaal Charles. Using West in that role could help Charles stay healthy in 2016.

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14. KC - RB Spencer Ware caps first drive with TD

Source: ESPN.com

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware got the start with RB Jamaal Charles (knee) still on the Physically Unable to Perform list and did not disappoint in the team's preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 13, running for 24 yards on five carries and converting on a 1-yard plunge early in the first quarter.

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Ware is a talented backup, and he would be a valuable fantasy asset if starter Jamaal Charles goes down with another injury. He's worth picking up as a late-round flier or to jock-block the Charles owner.

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15. SEA - RB Christine Michael shines in opener

Source: ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael continued to build upon what has been a solid camp in preseason action against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 13, drawing the start and rushing for 44 yards on seven carries.

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The talent has always been there with Michael. He bounced around the league last year and may have finally 'got it' after almost being out of football. Thomas Rawls is set to start, but he's not healthy yet so keep your eyes on this situation.

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16. NFL - WR Marques Colston mulling NFL future

Source: PennLive.com - Aaron Kasinitz

Free-agent WR Marques Colston (Saints) will continue to rehab his shoulder injury for another month before deciding whether to seek a roster spot somewhere, he told PennLive on Friday, Aug. 12.

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Colston has received no interest since the Saints released him earlier this year. We think he's done in the NFL.

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17. NYJ - CB Darrelle Revis in team drills

Source: New York Daily News - Seth Walder

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) returned to team drills Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Revis has been on the road to recovery all during camp as a limited participant. Now that he's back in team drills, it's a sign that he's near full strength and we expect him to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

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18. WAS - WR Jamison Crowder back at practice

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring) returned fully to practice Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Crowder wasn't out that long with this minor hamstring injury. The quick slot receiver should work the underneath routes this year with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the outside. He's a WR6/7 for fantasy owners, and Crowder could catch around 40 passes this year for Washington.

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19. DEN - WR Bennie Fowler has fracture

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos WR Bennie Fowler (elbow) has a small fracture in his elbow and will be sidelined a few weeks, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

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It's a small fracture in his elbow according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Fowler was competing with WR Cody Latimer with the no.3 job behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. This injury gives Latimer an opportunity to firmly grasp that role. Latimer had seven catches for 82 yards in the Broncos first preseason game against the Bears on Thursday night.

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20. JAX - TE Julius Thomas not practicing

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (knee) is not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Thomas can be a stud fantasy TE, but he's never played a full 16-game season in his pro career. We hope he can this year, but there always seems to be some nagging injury slowing him down. Fantasy owners know that if they draft Thomas he'll be a solid starter when healthy...but he's likely to miss a couple of games.

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21. DET - RB Stevan Ridley did not receive much time

Source: MLive.com - Kyle Meinke

Detroit Lions RB Stevan Ridley did not see playing time until the second half of the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 12, and finished the game with 14 yards on five carries.

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Ridley is competing with Zach Zenner for the power back job behind starter Ameer Abdullah. The veteran seems to be behind in that competition at this point, and he's certainly no lock for the 53-man roster.

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22. NYJ - RB Khiry Robinson may see more practice reps

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets RB Khiry Robinson (leg) may be a full participant in practice this week after he was limited during practice last week.

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Robinson has always reminded us of former Jets RB Chris Ivory. With Ivory in Jacksonville now, Robinson could fill a role with the Jets as a quality reserve runner. He's in the mix behind starter Matt Forte and primary backup Bilal Powell. We could see a RBBC between Forte and Powell this year, so there's not a lot of value in Robinson at the moment.

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23. CLE - QB Robert Griffin III fails to impress

Source: The Associated Press

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III completed four of his eight pass attempts for 67 yards and an interception in a 17-11 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 12.

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Griffin has already been named the starter, and he should have performed better in his first preseason game. We don't think the team goes back on their "you're the no.1 QB" statement, but Josh McCown may be called upon at some point during the year if Griffin doesn't show better in the regular season.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J