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  • Player Notes
    Deshaun Watson Aug 17 1:00am ET
    Deshaun Watson

    The NFL and NFL Players Association have been involved in active settlement negotiations over the past few days in the disciplinary matter for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. It's unknown if a compromise will be reached before NFL designee Peter C. Harvey issues a ruling on the league's appeal of Watson's six-game suspension levied by NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson. Sources have expressed optimism that a deal will get worked out, likely because a potentially significant discipline is expected to be handed down by Harvey. "Harvey could drop the hammer on Watson," a source said. "That's why a settlement is a better outcome, even if it's more than six games and includes a multi-million dollar fine." Watson will be facing at least a six-game suspension and likely more, dropping his fantasy value significantly entering the 2022 season. Stay tuned for more.

    From RotoBaller

    Cam Akers Aug 16 10:50pm ET
    Cam Akers

    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers' soft-tissue injury isn't considered serious, according to a source. The Rams are taking a cautious approach by holding Akers out of training camp practices, but that's the extent of it. Darrell Henderson Jr. is also dealing with a soft-tissue injury at camp, and there is no timetable for either player's return to practice. Barring any setbacks, both Akers and Henderson should be fine for the start of the regular season, but fantasy managers should continue to monitor their progress. Akers, who returned from a torn Achilles late last season, will operate as LA's primary back when healthy in 2022, giving him RB2 appeal for fantasy managers. Until Akers and Henderson return, rookie Kyren Williams and Jake Funk will receive more repetitions in training camp.

    From RotoBaller

    Jakeem Grant Aug 16 9:10pm ET
    Jakeem Grant

    The Cleveland Browns have claimed wide receiver Easop Winston Jr. off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The 25-year-old was reportedly having a good camp with the Saints. Despite that, the team has decided to move on from the former Washington State Huskies wideout. The Browns are in need of another receiver with Jakeem Grant Sr. (Achilles) done for the season. Possibly, Winston makes the team as a special teams player. It's unlikely Winston gets significant snaps on offense unless multiple injuries happen. He can be ignored in fantasy formats right now.

    From RotoBaller

    Drew Lock Aug 16 9:00pm ET
    Drew Lock

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock has tested positive for COVID-19. That being said, Lock will sit out Thursday's preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears. This is bad timing considering Lock was named the starting quarterback for that game earlier in the day. Now, Geno Smith is expected to make the start and has a chance to distance himself in the quarterback competition. Regardless of who wins this battle, it's tough to imagine either quarterback having weekly fantasy value.

    From RotoBaller

    Kenneth Walker III Aug 16 8:50pm ET
    Kenneth Walker III

    Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (hernia) was unavailable for Tuesday's practice. Head coach Pete Carroll mentioned that Walker is working through a hernia issue. It's unknown whether or not Walker is going to sit out Thursday's preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears. Right now, the organization is considering this injury minor, so fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried. The expectation is that he'll split up the carries with Rashaad Penny to begin the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Demarcus Robinson Aug 16 7:10pm ET
    Demarcus Robinson

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Demarcus Robinson has been released by the organization. The 27-year-old spent his first six seasons in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs. He joined the Raiders this offseason and was reportedly in the mix for the WR3 job. Now, it sounds like the Raiders have decided to move in another direction without Robinson. There should be some potential suitors out there for Robinson. He did fairly well in limited playing time with the Chiefs. Despite that, it's unlikely he'll find a landing spot where he has weekly fantasy value.

    From RotoBaller

    Drew Lock Aug 16 7:00pm ET
    Drew Lock

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock is scheduled to make the start under center for Thursday's preseason game. Geno Smith started the first contest, so this appears to be a legitimate competition. Head coach Pete Carroll mentioned this was the plan all along for the two quarterbacks to compete during training camp. Lock has been lackluster during his first three seasons in the league. It's hard to imagine either quarterback having more value than a low-end QB2 most weeks.

    From RotoBaller

    Rashaad Penny Aug 16 6:40pm ET
    Rashaad Penny

    Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (groin) returned to the practice field on Tuesday. He missed the first preseason game and a few practices due to a minor groin issue, There's a chance that the 26-year-old does not suit up at all during the preseason. Despite that, Penny should still be safe to draft with him likely starting in Week 1. Although, Kenneth Walker III should see plenty of carries as well. These two should form a committee in the Seattle backfield, which could make their fantasy value difficult to analyze right away.

    From RotoBaller

    Terrance Mitchell Aug 16 6:40pm ET
    Terrance Mitchell

    New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler (undisclosed) has been placed on the injured reserve. The 32-year-old will see his season end before it even begins. Joejuan Williams (shoulder) will also be placed on the injured reserve, so the Patriots are out two defensive backs. Butler was attempting a comeback after not being in the league during the 2021 season. Honestly, Terrance Mitchell and Jack Jones were looking like better options than Butler anyway. This will somewhat hurt the Patriots secondary, but fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about the Patriots defense declining without them.

    From RotoBaller

    Malcolm Butler Aug 16 6:13pm ET
    Malcolm Butler

    New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (undisclosed) and CB Joejuan Williams (shoulder) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 16. The team also waived P Jake Julien.

    From TheHuddle

    Demarcus Robinson Aug 16 6:03pm ET
    Demarcus Robinson

    Las Vegas Raiders WR Demarcus Robinson and DT Vernon Butler were released Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    From TheHuddle

    Jameis Winston Aug 16 5:43pm ET
    Jameis Winston

    New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (foot) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, and is still considered day-to-day. Head coach Dennis Allen indicated Winston has a chance to practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

    Fantasy Spin: Winston will be the starting quarterback this season, so the team can be cautious with him. He has played well in the past and will have good receivers to work with in the passing game. He likely will be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

    From TheHuddle

    Byron Jones Aug 16 5:43pm ET
    Byron Jones

    Miami Dolphins CB Byron Jones (Achilles) hopefully will be ready for Week 1, but he will not return to the field until he is completely healthy, according to head coach Mike McDaniel.

    From TheHuddle

    Sheldon Day Aug 16 5:23pm ET
    Sheldon Day

    Cleveland Browns DT Sheldon Day was released Tuesday, Aug. 16. The team also waived/injured OT Elijah Nkansah (undisclosed).

    From TheHuddle

    Marquel Lee Aug 16 5:03pm ET
    Marquel Lee

    Buffalo Bills LB Marquel Lee and CB Tim Harris were released Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    From TheHuddle

    Saquon Barkley Aug 16 5:03pm ET
    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley 'has looked the best he has in years,' according to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan. Per Raanan, 'his workload will be huge ... as long as he is healthy.'

    Fantasy Spin: Workload has rarely ever been a concern for Barkley when he has been active, but his ability to stay on the field has in recent years. With that said, Barkley is two years removed from his ACL injury and completely over last year's fluky ankle sprain, so he may be in his best spot to deliver for his fantasy managers since his rookie year - especially if Raanan ends up being correct about the strength of the Giants' offensive line is its run-blocking. Barkley has legitimate overall RB1 upside this season.

    From TheHuddle

    Robert Nkemdiche Aug 16 5:00pm ET
    Robert Nkemdiche

    The San Francisco 49ers released defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche on Tuesday. Nkemdiche was only with the team for three weeks before being shown the door at training camp. The 27-year-old will try to latch on with another organization before the start of the regular season. Nkemdiche was originally a first-round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 out of the University of Mississippi. He played in nine games for the Seattle Seahawks last year, recording 15 tackles (seven solo) and a pass defensed. In his five-year NFL career, Nkemdiche has racked up 59 tackles (33 solo), 10 tackles for loss, 11 QB hits, 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in 38 games (six starts).

    From RotoBaller

    Lonnie Johnson Aug 16 5:00pm ET
    Lonnie Johnson

    The Tennessee Titans claimed defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, according to a source. The Chiefs waived Johnson on Monday, but he'll quickly latch on with the Titans. Kansas City acquired the 26-year-old cornerback from the Houston Texans in May for a 2024 conditional seventh-round pick. The 26-year-old former second-round pick in 2019 had 55 tackles (38 solo), three interceptions and six passes defensed in 14 games (seven starts) in 2021 in his third year in Houston. Johnson will provide Tennessee with defensive back depth heading into the 2022 regular season.

    From RotoBaller

    Zach Wilson Aug 16 4:50pm ET
    Zach Wilson

    New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson's arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday was deemed a success, according to a source. There were no surprises from the original diagnosis. The Jets won't put Wilson back on the field until he's 100 percent healthy. There was a chance that the 23-year-old needed a full meniscus repair, which could have kept him out for the entire season, but instead he only needed a meniscus trim. He could be back on the field in two to four weeks and be ready for the regular season, but fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up. San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo remains available in a trade, but the Jets don't appear intent on making a move. They have confidence that veteran Joe Flacco can fill in under center until Wilson is ready to return.

    From RotoBaller

    Jordan Wilkins Aug 16 4:13pm ET
    Jordan Wilkins

    Tennessee Titans RB Jordan Wilkins, DB Deante Burton, DL Haskell Garrett, WR Joshua Malone and OL Carson Green were waived Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    From TheHuddle

  • NFL Week 1
    Bills52u
    Rams+2.5
    Thu 8:20pm ET
    Saints41u
    Falcons+5.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    49ers42u
    Bears+6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Steelers44.5u
    Bengals-6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Eagles46.5u
    Lions+4.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Patriots44.5u
    Dolphins-2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Ravens45u
    Jets+7.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jaguars44u
    Commanders-3.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Browns41.5u
    Panthers-1
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Colts44u
    Texans+8.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Giants43.5u
    Titans-6
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Packers48u
    Vikings+2.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Chiefs53u
    Cardinals+3.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Raiders52u
    Chargers-3.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Buccaneers50.5u
    Cowboys+1.5
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Broncos41.5u
    Seahawks+5.0
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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