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Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- The 2016 FFMastermind Draft Plan UPDATED AGAIN! --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2016 Enhanced Executive Draft Master UPDATED! --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Long-Term & Short-Term Rookie Rankings Updated! --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2016 Comprehensive Preseason Cheat Sheets UPDATED! --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2016 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets & MCP Board Updated! --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dion Lewis OUT 8-10+ Weeks; Heading to the Reserve/PUP List --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football CSNNE.com reports in a follow-up to our earlier story, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (torn ACL - PUP) had a complication after his ACL surgery and needs to have a second procedure, according to a source. The nature of the procedure isn't specifically known, but it doesn't involve the ACL or any other ligaments. Depending upon when he has the procedure, it should be about 8-10 weeks before he can begin training, which means he will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.
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-- Dion Lewis Needs Another Knee Surgery; Return to Action Uncertain --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Boston Globe reports Patriots RB Dion Lewis (torn ACL - PUP) needs a second knee surgery, a league source confirms. The timetable for his return is uncertain. He tore his ACL last November 8th.
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-- Free 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide Preview UPDATED with Perfect Draft & More Creepers! --
Fri Aug 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jimmy Graham Limited; May Miss Opener --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Seattle Seahawks gave TE Jimmy Graham (knee) a day off on Tuesday after four heavy days of work as he continues his rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right leg over the offseason. Graham has yet to be involved in full team workouts since being activated off the physically unable to perform list two weeks ago. He’s been relegated to early work in individual drills and rehab work on side fields during team periods of practice. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Graham was evaluated and tested over the weekend with all signs pointing in the right direction. However, he’s still uncertain whether Graham will be ready for Seattle’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 11th. “I’m not calling that yet. I don’t know that,” Carroll said Tuesday in an interview in Seattle. “Not until we really cut him loose in practice, which next week is going to be a really important week for him. He had a great week this week. He had his best day yesterday, really a big workload and he handled everything and feels really good coming out of that. So we’ll see. There has never been that deadline in my mind. We just want to get him back when he’s ready. But he looks really good, everything is positive and he’s really fired up and that’s what he wants to do. We’ll see if we can get that done.”
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-- Eric Ebron Returns to Limited Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since injuring his ankle on Aug. 6th during the franchise's mock game at Ford Field. Ebron was not spotted doing much during the limited viewing period of individual drills at the team's practice facility, but it is another step in the right direction for the tight end. He was spotted jogging to the Jugs machine and then catching passes on it last week.
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-- Jets Host Karlos Williams --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports suspended free-agent RB Karlos Williams visited with the New York Jets on Tuesday. The visit was deemed as "due diligence," as a deal is not imminent.

-- Jeremy Mincey Retires --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey has retired from the NFL after 10 seasons.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Steelers Extend Vince Williams --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed LB Vince Williams to a three-year contract extension through 2019.

-- Teddy Bridgewater Throwing Again --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.

-- Texans Release One --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have waived DE Alex Carrington injured.

-- Jamaal Charles Fully Practices Tuesday --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (torn ACL) was a full participant in team drills on Tuesday for the first time in camp.
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-- Craig Stevens Retiring --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TitansInsider.com reports Tennessee Titans TE Craig Stevens is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.

-- Jeremy Langford Sits Tuesday --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) did not practice on Tuesday. He shed his walking boot on Monday, as it appears the Bears are just taking a cautious approach with him.

-- DeMarcus Ware Returns to Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Denver Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back) returned to practice on Tuesday.

-- Play in the 2016 FFPC Main Event to Win $250,000! --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Marquise Goodwin Suffers Concussion --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills WR Marquise Goodwin is currently in the concussion protocol.

-- Nick Novak Returns to Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans PK Nick Novak (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday.

-- Vikings Activate Rhett Ellison --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have activated TE Rhett Ellison (knee) from the active PUP list.

-- Victor Cruz Looks Good Practicing --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) returned to practice and was on the field for 18 snaps in live team drills. He had a team-high seven receptions. It was his biggest workload and most productive practice this summer. Clearly it was a step in the right direction after being sidelined with a groin injury.
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-- Kenyan Drake Returns to Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday.

-- Greg Olsen Not Worried About Back Injury --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) sat out the first two games of his rookie season with a knee injury but hasn't missed a regular season game since. It doesn't look like the back injury that caused him to miss a preseason game will pose any threat to his streak. "If it had been the regular season, I think I could have made it happen last weekend," Olsen said. "But there was no need to do that, and there's no real concern going forward. It's never ideal to be sidelined, but if it's going to happen, now is the time for it. I'll be fine." Olsen spoke about the injury Tuesday, when he returned to limited participation in practice after missing more than a week with a back injury. There's no guarantee that Olsen will suit up when the Panthers host the New England Patriots on Friday in the all-important third preseason game, but there's no noteworthy concern, either. "No contact today. We're trying to be smart with that to make sure we don't have a recurrence," HC Ron Rivera said. "It's one of those things where he's gradually going to work himself back into it. We're not in any hurry as far as he's concerned."

-- Arian Foster Will See Extended Action This Week --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Miami Dolphins HC Adam Gase plans to extend RB Arian Foster’s time on the field against the Falcons on Thursday. “We didn’t have much to evaluate,” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “Whatever carries he had, there wasn’t much there to try to create. He did a couple of things on his own. Hopefully we can take a long look at him this week. I don’t want to overdo it with him. Obviously, his resume speaks for itself.”

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Victor Cruz to Practice Fully Today --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Giants official website reports Giants HC Ben McAdoo says WR Victor Cruz (groin) will practice fully today without limitations. The goal is for him to play this week against the Jets.

-- Breshad Perriman Looking Good in His Return to Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman participated in his first practice in over two months on Tuesday, and it didn't take long for the 2015 first-round pick to take his first shot of the year. Perriman, the No. 26 overall player taken a year ago, was on the field for the first time since partially tearing the anterior cruciate ligament on June 9. Not wearing a brace on that left knee, he showed little effects from the knee injury in running routes and making cuts. Though he wasn't running at full speed, he showed no hesitation in any of the drills. It did appear that Perriman had a slight limp when he was walking in between drills. During the media viewing portion of practice, Perriman only participated in individual drills. He ran routes and cut around cones for about 20 minutes while the rest of the team worked on special teams. Perriman later caught passes in the red zone from all four quarterbacks, including QB Joe Flacco. There were a couple of times when Perriman caught the ball with one hand. The next challenge for Perriman is to get into football shape, according to HC John Harbaugh. It's unknown whether Perriman will play in Saturday's preseason game.
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-- Source: Eric Ebron Expected to Play in Week #1 --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports barring a setback, a source believes Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) will play in week #1. He has an outside shot of playing a bit in the 4th preseason game.
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-- Tyrone Crawford OUT This Week --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford (concussion) will not play this week due to a concussion.

-- Jabaal Sheard has a Sprained MCL --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) has been dealing with a sprained MCL, according to a source. It's not viewed as an overly serious injury, so Sheard was given a recovery timetable of about 2-4 weeks. At worst, some MCL sprains heal in 4-6 weeks. Sheard suffered the injury Aug. 11 in the preseason opener against the Saints when he had a forced fumble and quarterback hit in an impressive debut. If Sheard's recovery takes four weeks, he'll be back in time for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the Cardinals.

-- Steelers to Host Keenan Lewis --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent CB Keenan Lewis will visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday night.

-- Tom Brady Returns to Practice --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (lacerated thumb) returned to practice on Tuesday.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Josh Gordon Drawing Interest, But Browns Plan to Keep Him --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports multiple teams have reached out to the Cleveland Browns to inquire about the availability of WR Josh Gordon, per league sources. A Browns team source said they are not looking to trade Gordon. Cleveland has tried to establish an environment in which Gordon could thrive, and many around league believe HC Hue Jackson would be the right coach for him. Nonetheless, it will be Interesting to see if any team is willing to part with enough to get the Browns interested.

-- Dez Bryant OUT with a Concussion --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday's practice. He won't play in the third preseason game this week.
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-- Patriots Release Donald Brown & Two Others --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have released RB Donald Brown, CB E.J. Biggers, and DE Frank Kearse.
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-- Danny Amendola Moving Well --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle/knee - PUP) appears to be moving well despite remaining on the active PUP list. He did warm up with teammates in practice on Monday, but he was not in full pads.
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-- Pharoh Cooper Running as a Starter --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Los Angeles Daily News reports Rams rookie WR Pharoh Cooper, WR Kenny Britt and WR Tavon Austin are currently the top three receivers for the team, HC Jeff Fisher said.
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-- Josh Gordon Runs with Starters on Monday --
Tue Aug 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Browns WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) ran with the first-team offense in practice on Monday.

-- Jordy Nelson Returns to Practice --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) returned to practice on Monday. As HC Mike McCarthy said over the weekend, Nelson likely will be limited to only individual and position-group drills at first.
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-- Super Bowl Package: The Absolute Best Deal! --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jets Monday Injury Update --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SNYtv.com reports New York Jets rookie LB Jordan Jenkins left practice with a calf injury on Monday. WR Kenbrell Thompson (groin) and TE Jace Amaro (groin) also sat out.

-- Vontae Davis Expected to Miss 4+ Games --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (ankle) has ligament damage in his ankle, and is expected to miss at least the first month of the season, per source.

-- Colts Sign Antonio Cromartie --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie to a one-year contract.

-- Broncos to Pick Starter for Week #1 Next Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Denver Broncos still have 17 days until they open the season against the Panthers. HC Gary Kubiak won’t wait quite that long to pick a starting quarterback, even if at times it seems that he will. Kubiak’s decision is coming next week. “We have three quarterbacks, two of which weren’t on this team last year and one that has one regular-season snap,” Kubiak told reporters on Monday. “I knew this was going to take some time. I think it’s a credit to them and how well they’ve pushed each other. It’s down to the nitty-gritty here. I’m going to make a decision next week and we’re going to go to work. They’ve all put themselves in position to go out there and compete.” Although QB Trevor Siemian will start the third preseason game, that doesn’t mean he has the inside track to the job over QB Mark Sanchez and rookie QB Paxton Lynch. “[W]e’ll continue with the competition,” Kubiak said. “I think Trevor did a good job the other night. Obviously he has one play that he’d like to have back or it would have been as good as it could be. I’m going to go back and give him a chance to do that again but, like I said, we’re going to play them equally.”

-- Ezekiel Elliott Returns to Practice And... --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) went through practice on Monday and appears set to make his preseason debut Thursday against Seattle.

-- Cowboys Activate Lance Dunbar --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have activated RB Lance Dunbar (knee surgery) from active PUP list.

-- Rex Ryan Talks RB Depth Chart --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills HC REx Ryan commented on the team's depth chart at tailback. "RB LeSean McCoy is the guy, RB Reggie Bush is a talent. RB Mike Gillislee is probably the No. 3 back right now, and then there is rookie RB Jonathan Williams." Ryan did say that Gillislee is in the NFL concussion protocol.
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-- Pro Bowl Package: The Classic Deal! --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Giants Sign Keith Bullock; Release One --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SNYtv.com reports the New York Giants have signed free-agent PK Keith Bullock and waived PK Tom Obarski.
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-- Gronk Absent Monday --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who pulled up along the sideline during practice on Aug. 15 with an injury that does not appear serious, was not present for the start of the team's on-field workout Monday. Gronkowski has walked through the locker room on Sunday and Monday at the time reporters were present and showed no noticeable signs of an injury.
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-- Darian Thompson Week-to-Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SNYtv.com reports Giants rookie S Darian Thompson (shoulder) has a shoulder injury and will listed as be week-to-week.

-- Trevor Siemian Will Start This Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

-- D.J. Fluker Injures Foot --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers OG D.J. Fluker (foot) was seen on crutches after practice Monday, with a protective boot over his right foot. He's set for an MRI.

-- Matt Jones OUT for Rest of Preseason --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Redskins official website reports the Redskins will keep RB Matt Jones (shoulder) out for the rest of the preseason, HC Jay Gruden says. He has already made "great strides" in recovery.
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-- Chargers IR Jeff Cumberland; Sign One --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Diego Chargers have placed TE Jeff Cumberland (Achilles) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed CB Michael Lee to replace him on active roster.

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Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Greg Olsen Returns to Limited Practice --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to a limited practice on Monday. He worked on the side.

-- Colin Kaepernick Practicing Monday; On Track to Play This Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Bay Area News reports San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) is participating right now in team drills, and is on track to play in the Friday exhibition against the Packers.

-- Kendall Wright Sits Monday --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) did not practice again on Monday. He is expected to return to practice sometime this week.

-- Chiefs Activate Tamba Hali --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs have activated LB Tamba Hali (knee scope) from the active PUP list.

-- Caleb Sturgis Returns to Practice --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles PK Caleb Sturgis (concussion) returned to practice on Monday.

-- Patriots Release Three --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have released TE Bear Pascoe, CB V'Angelo Bentley, and S Cedric Thompson.

-- Kelly: Shaun Draughn the #2 RB --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers HC Chip Kelly says RB Shaun Draughn is the team's #2 running back. RB Mike Davis and RB Dujuan Harris are fighting for the #3 spot.
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-- Colts to Work Out Antonio Cromartie --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie will work out for the Indianapolis Colts.

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-- Giants Working Out Randy Bullock --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the New York Giants are working out free-agent PK Randy Bullock on Monday.

-- Colts Activate Henry Anderson --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have activated DE Henry Anderson (knee surgery) from the active PUP list.

-- Vontae Davis Week-to-Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Colts official website reports Colts HC Chuck Pagano says CB Vontae Davis (ankle) is "week-to-week" with an ankle injury.

-- Tyler Eifert to Try to Jog Today --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) says he'll try to jog for first time today. He says he has been running on the treadmill in the pool and his surgically repaired ankle "feels pretty good." Eifert says he's been lifting as well as getting multiple treatments per day and has had no setbacks in his recovery.
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-- O'Brien: J.J. Watt Will Return Sooner Than Later --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Houston Texans HC Bill O’Brien says DE J.J. Watt (back surgery) will be back sooner than later. “I’m not on Twitter, so I’m not sure about that but I just don’t think anybody can predict when J.J. will be back,” O’Brien said. “I would say though that knowing J.J. the way I do that he’ll be back sooner rather than later. He’s progressing really well. He’s been able to do some things on the Alter-G Treadmill in there, which is a really good sign so as you guys would expect J.J. is really wanting to do a lot more and he’s doing a good job of following the doctor’s orders but we feel good about where’s he’s at right now relative to the beginning of the season.”
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-- Kenyan Drake Won't Practice This Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will not practice this week. He has been sidelined since August 5th.
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-- Bills Activate Seantrel Henderson --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have activated OT Seantrel Henderson (Crohn's disease) from the active NFI list.

-- Jamaal Charles Not Expected to Play This Week --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Kansas City Chiefs official website reports Chiefs HC Andy Reid says RB Jamaal Charles (torn ACL) is not expected to play this week.
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-- Malcolm Mitchell Seeing Limited Practice --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the hope has been that New England Patriots rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell (elbow) might return in about four weeks from the time of the injury, which would be close to the season opener Sept. 11th at Arizona. He’s already returned to the practice field in a limited capacity, wearing a large brace around the elbow.
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-- Giants Working Out Garrett Hartley --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the New York Giants are working out free-agent PK Garrett Hartley on Monday.

-- Dennis Pitta Has a Broken Finger --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (finger) has a fractured finger. It was revealed on MRI. The team is concerned he could do further damage if he plays right now, according to HC John Harbaugh.
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-- Matt Elam to Undergo Surgery --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh says S Matt Elam will undergo knee surgery for a cleanup.

-- Ravens Activate Breshad Permian --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh says WR Breshad Permian (ACL) has been activated from the active PUP list. He passed his physical.
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-- Ravens Activate Elvis Dumervil --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Baltimore Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil (foot surgery) has been activated from the active PUP list and returned to practice. He had offseason foot surgery, but has passed his physical.

-- Rams Plan to Start Case Keenum in Week #1 --
Mon Aug 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Los Angeles Rams are planning to start QB Case Keenum in week #1 of the regular season.

-- Victor Cruz Expected to Practice Monday --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) is expected to return to practice on Monday.

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-- Tyrann Mathieu Returns to Practice --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu (torn ACL) practiced with the team on Sunday, about 35 weeks after tearing his ACL.

-- Colts Injury Update - Hilton Nursing Sore Hamstring --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is nursing a sore hamstring, which he suffered in the team's preseason opener against the Bills, Colts HC Chuck Pagano said Saturday. Pagano added that CB Vontae Davis rolled his ankle in Thursday's practice. CB Patrick Robinson left in the first half against the Ravens with a groin injury. OT Joe Haeg suffered an ankle injury and didn't return. OT Kevin Graf also exited early with an ankle injury.

-- Matt Forte Set to Play This Week --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SNYtv.com reports New York Jets HC Todd Bowles says he would "like to get a few snaps in" for RB Matt Forte (hamstring) against the Giants on Saturday night.

-- Source: Eagles Sign Stephen Tulloch --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch to a one-year contract worth $3 million, a source said. He gets $1.75 million guaranteed.

-- Eric Ebron Improving --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) still hasn't given a clear timetable in his return from the ankle injury he suffered more than two weeks ago, but the third-year tight end is starting to show signs of improvement. Ebron did not take part in today's hour-long practice, but he was on the field walking through blocking drills for the first time since he hurt his ankle Aug. 6. After practice, he jogged across field and spent a few minutes catching balls from a Jugs machine. Before today, Ebron had not run or caught passes publicly since he was carted off Ford Field with an ankle injury he suffered in the Detroit Lions' mock game.
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-- Broncos Sign Henry Melton --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Denver Broncos have signed free-agent DT Henry Melton.

-- Jeremy Langford Sheds Walking Boot --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is no longer in a walking boot, and is practicing with his teammates.

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-- Larry Fitzgerald Returns to Practice --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) returned to practice on Sunday.
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-- John Brown Cleared to Practice --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals HC Bruce Arian says WR John Brown (concussion) has been cleared to begin practicing today.
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-- Brandon LaFell Practices Sunday --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (hand) is practicing on Sunday.
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-- Martin & McCoy Expected to Practice Monday --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Tribune reports the Buccaneers expect DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) and RB Doug Martin (ribs) to return to practice on Monday.

-- ASJ Earns Right to Share First-Team Reps --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Trikbune reports Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter says TE Austin Seferian Jenkins has earned the right to share first-team reps with TE Cameron Brate again.
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-- Mike Pouncey Uncertain to Play Week #1 --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Miami Dolphins HC Adam Gase says C Mike Pouncey (hip) could miss the opener.

-- Nick Novak Suffers Concussion --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Houston Texans PK Nick Novak (concussion) is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

-- Kubiak: Paxton Lynch Could Start Week #1 --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos HC Gary Kubiak says rookie QB Paxton Lynch could start for the team in Week #1.

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-- Sources: Alex Okafor to Play Through Biceps Injury --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Arizona Cardinals LB Alex Okafor (biceps), who suffered a torn biceps tendon, is planning to play through it, rather than have surgery, sources say.

-- No More Players Listed as Probable on Injury Reports --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NBC Sports reports the "Probable" category has been eliminated from the Injury Game Status Report by the NFL. Why? Because approximately 95 percent of the players who were listed as ‘Probable’ in prior years did in fact play in the game,” the league explained. There was a reason for that high percentage of participation. Although many believed that “probable” suggested a 75-percent likelihood of playing, it actually meant that the player was virtually certain to be available for normal duty. After the Falcons scratched QB Mike Vick, who had been listed as probable with a knee injury, from a 2005 game against New England, the league reminded teams of the true meaning of “probable,” and it began routinely investigating situations in which a player listed as “probable” did not actually play. The NFL also has changed the meaning of “questionable” and “doubtful”; previously, the “questionable” category reflected a 50-50 likelihood of playing, and “doubtful” meant a 75-percent chance the player wouldn’t play. Now, “questionable” simply means that “it is uncertain as to whether the player will play in the game,” and “doubtful” means that “it is unlikely the player will participate.” So, basically, any player whose chances of playing are less than 100 percent is “questionable,” and any player whose chances of playing are 49.9999 percent of less is “doubtful.” While these changes streamline the process, they create a much broader range for “questionable,” allowing visiting teams to keep the truly injured players under wraps until they head to the site of the game and leave the injured players behind. For home teams, the question of whether a “questionable” player will play won’t be finally resolved until the list of inactive players is filed 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

-- Tom Brady Excused for Monday & Tuesday Practices --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNNE.com reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not be at practice Sunday or Monday. Both absences are excused and are not injury-related, according to a source. A reason wasn’t given for his absence. Brady missed Friday night’s preseason game against the Bears when he sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors while doing some cleat maintenance. Brady was also unavailable for the first preseason game against the Saints. He was attending a memorial service that night.

-- Eagles Release Four --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles released four players on Sunday: WR T.J Graham, WR Xavier Rush, RB Cedric O’Neal, and C Bruce Johnson. The roster is now at 84 players. The Eagles must cut nine more players by Aug. 30.

-- DeMarcus Ware Set to Return to Practice --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back - NFI) is expected to return to practice this week.

-- Jeff Heuerman Sits Due to Hamstring Injury --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports TE Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) missed Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury and is having “a hard time staying healthy,” HC Gary Kubiak said
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-- Dion Lewis OUT 8-10+ Weeks; Heading to the Reserve/PUP List --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football CSNNE.com reports in a follow-up to our earlier story, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (torn ACL - PUP) had a complication after his ACL surgery and needs to have a second procedure, according to a source. The nature of the procedure isn't specifically known, but it doesn't involve the ACL or any other ligaments. Depending upon when he has the procedure, it should be about 8-10 weeks before he can begin training, which means he will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.
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-- Dion Lewis Needs Another Knee Surgery; Return to Action Uncertain --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Boston Globe reports Patriots RB Dion Lewis (torn ACL - PUP) needs a second knee surgery, a league source confirms. The timetable for his return is uncertain. He tore his ACL last November 8th.
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-- Source: Patriots Likely to IR Sebastian Vollmer --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer, who has been on PUP with an undisclosed injury, is likely headed to injured reserve, per league source.

-- Shaq Mason OUT Indefinitely with Broken Hand --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports Patriots OG Shaq Mason has a broken hand, per league source. The timetable for the second-year player's return is unknown at this time.

-- Broncos Work Out Henry Melton --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent DT Henry Melton has a workout today with the Denver Broncos.

-- Browns Make Player Moves --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports the Browns have signed WR Josh Boyce and waived WR Dennis Parks.

-- Roberto Aguayo Missing Easy Kicks --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter suggested last week maybe it was nerves, or even the wind, that caused rookie PK Roberto Aguayo to miss what should have been an easy extra point. This week, following a miss on a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter Saturday night, Koetter didn't provide any excuses for his second-round draft pick. "We've got to make the damn field goal," Koetter said. When asked how worried he was about Aguayo, Koetter responded with, "Ummm ... I wouldn't say worried. But this is the NFL, man. They're paid to make kicks. He knows it and I know it -- everybody knows it. I mean, it is what it is." Aguayo went 2-for-4 on field goals Saturday night, missing from 32 and 49 yards in the Bucs' 27-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. On the 32-yard attempt, the ball sailed wide right. On the second miss, it sailed wide right again. He did manage to make field goals from 28 and 34 yards and made all three extra points, but the mistakes have been uncharacteristic of the typically clutch kicker.
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-- Will Dion Lewis Practice This Week? --
Sun Aug 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports this is a defining week when it comes to the New England Patriots’ plans with RB Dion Lewis (torn ACL - PUP), who remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list as he rehabs from a torn ACL sustained Nov. 8th. Lewis’ rehab has gone well, he took part in the final practice of the spring, and if there were a Super Bowl to be played today, the belief is that he’d be on the field. At the same time, HC Bill Belichick always considers the big picture and builds his team in a way that positions it to be at its strongest when it counts. With that in mind, and considering Lewis’ injury history, does Belichick see value in Lewis opening the season on the reserve/PUP list to give him almost a full calendar year before he takes the field again? Lewis would miss the first six games in that scenario. Belichick is likely considering it, and if we don’t see Lewis on the practice field by the end of this week -- as the Patriots prepare for the “dress rehearsal” third preseason game at Carolina -- that scenario becomes a much stronger possibility.
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