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-- Kyle Orton Named New Bills Starting QB --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills HC Doug Marrone has announced that QB Kyle Orton will replace QB E.J. Manuel as the team's starter moving forward.


-- NFL Red Zone & Overall Target Tables Debut! --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Week #5: Sunday Night Waiver Wire & 4th & One Injury Report Released --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 99.9% Chance Jermichael Finley Won't Play in 2014 --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports NFL teams have continued to monitor the progress of free-agent TE Jermichael Finley, according to league sources – most recently the Ravens following losing starting TE Dennis Pitta for the season – but it's “99 percent certain,” the former playmaker will not be on the field in 2014 according to league sources.


-- Why Steve Smith was Cut --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers went younger and cheaper when they decided to release WR Steve Smith. There was also the thought Smith would be divisive in the locker room for this young team. GM Dave Gettleman said they’d consider Smith’s roster spot, then he asked for his release. He refused a pay cut. Eventually, they cut him.


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Tue Sep 2, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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Last Updated:  Mon Sep 29, 2014, 9:16 PM


-- Raiders Fire HC Dennis Allen --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Oakland Raiders have just informed HC Dennis Allen he is fired.

-- Panthers Sign Chris Ogbonnaya; Release One --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent RB Chris Ogbonnaya. The team also waived RB Tauren Poole.

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Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- More Opportunity for Bishop Sankey --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tennessee Titans official website reports Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt said rookie RB Bishop Sankey's footwork is improving and that he will continue to get opportunities.

-- LaRon Landry Suspended Four Games --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts SS LaRon Landry four games for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing drugs.

-- Ryan: Geno Smith Remains Starter --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets HC Rex Ryan announced that QB that Geno Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback fro week #5.

-- Colts NFI Robert Mathis --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have placed LB Robert Mathis (Achilles) on the reserve non-football injury list.

-- Jonathan Dwyer Formally Charged with Assault --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors. Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn't injured. Dwyer had been booked on suspicion of assaulting his son, but the indictment doesn't charge him with crimes related to the child. Prosecutors say it's not unusual for grand juries to return a slightly different charges than those initially brought in a case.

-- Kyle Orton Named New Bills Starting QB --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills HC Doug Marrone has announced that QB Kyle Orton will replace QB E.J. Manuel as the team's starter moving forward.

-- Adios Da'Rick Rogers --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Indianapolis Colts WR Da'Rick Rogers was arrested for DUI on Monday morning. As a result, the Colts subsequently released him.

-- Jets Make Player Moves --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have waived WR Jalen Saunders and signed free-agent WR Chris Owusu.

-- NFL Red Zone & Overall Target Tables Debut! --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Sign One --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have signed free-agent CB Richard Crawford.

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Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Sign One --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have signed veteran free-agent S Jamarca Sanford.

-- Starks Waits While Lacy Struggles --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Packers RB Eddie Lacy now has 161 yards on 53 attempts for a 3.0 average after four games, while RB James Starks was rendered a spectator by HC Mike McCarthy. In Green Bay's 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, Starks carried the ball zero times. Slowly organizing gear at his locker, Starks was careful with his words. He praised Lacy. He vowed to stay ready. The Packers did, you know, cruise. But did he really envision being a non-factor on a sputtering rushing attack? "You never know," he said. "People re-sign all the time and things change. You never know. So as long as I go at the situation, the way I've been going at it, I think I'll be fine."

-- Josh Brent's Ban Modified --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports when the Dallas Cowboys return to work on Monday, suspended DT Josh Brent will be eligible to join his teammates, according to multiple sources. Brent and the NFL agreed to a modified suspension on Friday in which he will still miss the first 10 games of the season, but he will be allowed to work out and take part in meetings with the Cowboys two weeks earlier than the original conditions of the suspension as well as other concessions. On Sept. 2, commissioner Roger Goodell announced a 10-game suspension of Brent and put in place certain conditions that must be met before he returns to playing; the suspension stemmed from Brent's involvement in a December 2012 accident that cost the life of teammate and friend LB Jerry Brown. Under the original terms of the suspension, Brent would have been eligible to attend meetings and workouts starting in Week 7 and practice with the team in Week 9. He was only allowed at Valley Ranch to meet with counselors as part of his rehab. Brent will be allowed to begin practicing in Week 9 and will be allowed to travel to London with the team on Nov. 3 as the Cowboys prepare for their Nov. 9 meeting against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. Initially, he was not allowed to travel with the team until he was cleared to play.

-- John Harbaugh Not Interested in Michigan HC Job --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens HC John Harbaugh is not interested in the University of Michigan head coaching job.

-- Lane Johnson Returns to Eagles This Week --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson returns to the team this week, after his four-game suspension is complete. Johnson's presence should immediately help the running game.

-- Antonio Brown Sets NFL Record --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tribune-Review reports Steelers WR Antonio Brown has set an NFL record with 20 consecutive games of at least five catches and 50 yards receiving.

-- Vikings WR Snap Count Watch --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (76 snaps) and WR Cordarrelle Patterson (70 snaps) led the team in snaps at the wideout position, while WR Jarius Wright (42 snaps - 53.1%) was the clear #3-WR.

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-- Can Justin Forsett Keep the Starting Job Moving Forward? --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports whether RB Justin Forsett starts for a third straight week is up to the Baltimore Ravens' coaching staff. There's just no argument that the veteran journeyman has done everything he can to keep hold of the job. Forsett totaled 97 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. The impressive part isn't that he's the only Ravens running back to gain at least 70 yards total yards in every game this season. It's how he's gained those yards. Known more his speed and catching ability, Forsett is showing he can grind out yards inside and break tackles downfield. For the 5-foot-8 Forsett, it's more about determination than size. "After all the experiences I had in my career, being hurt [and] being on the bottom of the depth chart last year, I didn't know if I was ever going to play the game again," Forsett said. "So every game I go out and play, I play it like it's my last." It's become a weekly guessing game with the Ravens running backs because there's not much logic to it. Forsett led the team in rushing in the season opener, and the Ravens started RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) in Week 2. Pierce was active for Sunday's game, but Forsett got the start against Carolina. After the game, HC John Harbaugh said Pierce wasn't at full strength and won't get out on the field until he's 100 percent. Pierce was listed as probable with a thigh injury. Still, you have to wonder whether the Ravens will stick with Forsett because he's more durable than Pierce and more experienced than RB Lorenzo Taliaferro.

-- Ace Sanders Returns to Jaguars --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports Jaguars WR Ace Sanders returns from a four-game suspension this week.

-- ASJ Plays Entire Game Sunday Limiting the Snaps of Brandon Myers --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins played 71-of-71 snaps on Sunday against Pittsburgh, while veteran TE Brandon Myers played only 29 snaps. Myers failed to make a catch.

-- Jaguars Running Game Devolves into RBBC --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports following the Jaguars’ 33-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday that featured RB Denard Robinson playing an expanded role, HC Gus Bradley said RB Toby Gerhart had not been demoted to supporting status. “No, no, no — we’re just trying to utilize everybody’s strengths,” Bradley said. Robinson and Gerhart were on the field for the opening play and seemed to be involved in a rotation of some sort. Gerhart rushed 10 times for 32 yards; Robinson nine times for 25 yards. The Jaguars’ running game averaged only 3.4 yards a carry and didn’t have an attempt of longer than 10 yards. Gerhart’s first carry ended with a fumble on the game’s second play. “I was disappointed,” he said. “Obviously you don’t ever want to give the ball to the other team, especially on the first drive of the game. Thankfully, our defense stopped them and it didn’t cost us anything at that point. Said Bradley: “[Gerhart] bounced back and ran hard.” The Jaguars’ 25 rush attempts were their most since 25 in Week 1 against Philadelphia. But the big rushes are missing – they have only two rushes of 12 or more yards year.

-- Dennis Allen Remains HC of Raiders... For Now --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports as the Oakland Raiders boarded a flight home from London in the wee hours of the morning, there was no change yet in the status of HC Dennis Allen.

-- Brian Hoyer Remains Browns Starter --
Mon Sep 29, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Cleveland Browns are sticking with QB Brian Hoyer as their starter coming out of their BYE this week.

-- Eagles Struggling on the Ground --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNPhilly.com reports the problem isn’t RB LeSean McCoy, HC Chip Kelly insists. It’s the offensive line. “We got whooped up front,” Kelly said. “We’re not very good up front right now. We’ve got a lot of guys banged up. That’s not an excuse, it’s just the reality.” For a second straight week, 2013 NFL rushing champ McCoy had nowhere to run, and for a second straight week the Eagles’ running game was a disaster. A week after managing just 54 rushing yards on 25 carries against the Redskins, the Eagles on Sunday gained just 22 yards on 12 rushes in their 26-21 loss to the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. McCoy endured a second straight brutal week, following his 19 for 22 performance with a 10 for 17. That’s 29 carries for 39 yards in a two-week span for the two-time Pro Bowler. The Eagles got away with a non-existent running game against the Redskins, and they almost got away with it Sunday against the 49ers. But after a last-gasp drive died at the 49ers’ 1-yard line — and Kelly didn’t run the ball on either play from the 1 — the Eagles fell to 3-1 heading back home for the Rams and Giants. “Obviously, I didn’t think we’d be able to run it in there,” Kelly said. “We weren’t moving the ball at all against that front.”

-- Week #5: Sunday Night Waiver Wire & 4th & One Injury Report Released --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bernard Pierce Sits Today as Precaution --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) was held out of today's game against the Panthers as a precautionary measure.

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Mort: A.P. Unlikely to Play for Vikings Again This Season --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports it is very unlikely that RB Adrian Peterson will play again for the Minnesota Vikings this season.

-- Adios Ndamukong Suh After 2014? --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports a quarter way through season, the Detroit Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be DT Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on, according to sources. When Suh becomes a free agent, he’ll have interest in playing in New York.

-- 99.9% Chance Jermichael Finley Won't Play in 2014 --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports NFL teams have continued to monitor the progress of free-agent TE Jermichael Finley, according to league sources – most recently the Ravens following losing starting TE Dennis Pitta for the season – but it's “99 percent certain,” the former playmaker will not be on the field in 2014 according to league sources.

-- Rift Between Philbin & Tennehill Could Grow Bigger --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports it doesn’t matter what Dolphins HC Joe Philbin was thinking. The damage is done. Perhaps at some point the Miami Dolphins coach will take someone into his confidence and explain why, offered numerous opportunities to say QB Ryan Tannehill is his starting quarterback against the Oakland Raiders, he declined to do so throughout the past week, playing a game of cat and mouse with the media that he had no chance of winning. Perhaps at some point Philbin will come up with a logical reason that right-thinking people can accept as brilliant so we can start considering him some sort of evil mastermind who hatched a plot that was so twisted it worked to perfection. We’re more likely to see evidence of the disappointment Philbin has privately felt about Tannehill. And, ultimately, what could come into focus is more evidence of Philbin’s coaching demise. That’s what is at stake now after Philbin chose to walk the curious path he did last week.

-- Why Steve Smith was Cut --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers went younger and cheaper when they decided to release WR Steve Smith. There was also the thought Smith would be divisive in the locker room for this young team. GM Dave Gettleman said they’d consider Smith’s roster spot, then he asked for his release. He refused a pay cut. Eventually, they cut him.

-- Colts Work Out DBs --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports the Indianapolis Colts recent worked out free-agents DB Chris Clemons, DB Dejon Gomes, DB M.D. Jennings, DB Jerron McMillian, DB Bacarri Rambo and DB Jamarca Sanford.

-- Raiders to Use Even RBBC on Sunday --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders are expected to split carries evenly between RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) on Sunday against the Dolphins.

-- Week #4: Picks to Click/Flick & Fantasy Reaches --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 9/27/2014 - Michael Nazarek: As the week has developed, some players on my first list may no longer be a click and some may no longer be a flick. In addition, other players may have emerged as clicks or flicks. Thus, this UPDATE has been born. In addition, I'm going to offer up some fantasy reaches to consider for owners in larger leagues that find themselves in a real bind due to injuries or other situations. It is my hope that this feature clarifies where I stand with regard to the following player potential for this week... [Picks to Click/Flick & Fantasy Reaches]

-- Week #4 Premium Player Rankings Updated! --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colts Make Player Moves --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have promoted LB Andrew Jackson from their practice squad and waived FB Mario Harvey injured.

-- Panthers IR Garry Williams; Promote One --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have placed OT Garry Williams (back) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also promoted RB Tauren Poole from their practiced squad.

-- Patriots IRDFR Sealver Siliga; Sign One --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports the Patriots announced that they signed first-year DL Casey Walker off the Carolina Panthers practice squad. In addition, the Patriots placed DL Sealver Siliga (foot) on injured reserve designation for return. He is eligible to return for week #12.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Release One --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have waived LB Gabe Miller.

-- Chargers RB Game Plan --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Chargers have expressed faith in both RB Donald Brown and RB Branden Oliver. Oliver, a 5-foot-6 power back, has been told to expect more reps than his six from last Sunday. Brown, experienced in third-down and hurry-up situations, figures to handle the most work.

-- Ray McDonald Hearing Canceled --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports the hearing for San Francisco 49ers DE Ray McDonald's domestic violence allegations has been canceled. The Santa Clara District Attorney's office tweeted a message that there will not be a new court date unless or until charges are filed.

-- Jimmy Smith's Court Date Set for Oct. 7th --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens CB Jimmy Smith's court date for his misdemeanor disorderly conduct case has been set for October 7th.

-- Vikings Need More Balance in Use of Cordarrelle Patterson --
Sat Sep 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson had three carries for 102 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Rams with OC Norv Turner using him in the backfield and on two jet sweeps. Since then, he’s received just one carry — a reverse on rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater’s first play that lost seven yards. With the offense scoring just one touchdown in two games without RB Adrian Peterson, some have wondered why Patterson hasn’t received more rushing attempts. Patterson, on the hand, said he hasn’t lobbied for more carries. “I trust everything coach Turner is doing and the offensive staff,” Patterson said. “When my time comes, my time is going to come and I’ll be ready for it.” Turner noted that the Saints matched up their best cornerback, CB Kennan Lewis, on Patterson. He was limited to four catches for 61 yards. Turner wants to get Patterson the ball more, but he also wants to do the same to the rest of his offensive weapons after a game where he felt the Vikings missed out on at least two touchdown passes. “We need to continue to find balance,” Turner said. “. When everyone talks about balance, they think it’s run and pass. It’s balance in terms of getting all of our players involved. In my experience when they’re going good, they take someone away or concentrate on someone to give someone else the opportunity. Cordarrelle is a different situation he was a year ago. He’s growing and teams are matching with him and they’re concentrating on him. We’ve got to continue to work ways to get him the ball.”

-- Gore to See More Carries This Week --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports RB Frank Gore was a nonfactor in San Francisco's 23-14 loss at the Arizona Cardinals last week, carrying the ball just six times for 10 yards, and only once in the second half. The 49ers have seen the errors of their ways, though, and even normally tight-lipped HC Jim Harbaugh has suggested Gore will go back to being his bell cow running back this week. After all, the Niners have to grind out the clock to keep Philadelphia's high-octane offense off the field. Gore should rebound from last week.

-- Jets Work Out T.J. Graham --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent WR T.J. Graham recently worked out for the New York Jets.

-- Week #4: Final Fantasy Thoughts --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- All Three Ravens RBs Will Play --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens have had a different running back lead the team in rushing in each of the first three games of the season. Who will it be Sunday against the Carolina Panthers? It could RB Bernard Pierce (thigh), who gained 96 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Or it could be rookie RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, who broke out for 91 yards in Cleveland last Sunday. Or it could be RB Justin Forsett, who has produced at least 70 yards rushing all three weeks. Even the Ravens' running backs say they're in the dark when it comes to who is going to get the ball. "[Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak] doesn't really tell us who's going to go in during the week," Taliaferro said. "In the game, whoever they call and put in, we're all [ready] to step out there and make sure we get the job done." Kubiak is known for having two-back tandems, whether it's Arian Foster-Ben Tate in Houston or Mike Anderson-Tatum Bell (they each had more than 900 yards rushing in 2005) in Denver. He's outdone himself so far in his first season in Baltimore. Through three games, the Ravens are the only team in the NFL to have three running backs with over 90 yards rushing. It has resulted in the NFL's No. 8 rushing attack without having one back among the top 12 leading rushers. "They're all going to play," Kubiak said. "We're going to keep a fresh guy on the field -- that's what we're going to do -- and if we feel like one guy has the hot hand, so to speak, then obviously he's going to go back out. I want them all to prepare as if they're starting."

-- Expect More from Keenan Allen This Week --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers WR Keenan Allen went against CB Patrick Peterson in Game 1 and then CB Richard Sherman in Game 2. They are two of the NFL's best pass defenders. Leading up to Game 3 in Buffalo, where stiff winds discouraged passing, a groin strain limited Allen in practice. The 22-year-old has practiced full this week. Pleasant weather is in the forecast for Qualcomm Stadium and though Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz and CB Alan Ball are capable, neither one is as physical, fluid or technically advanced as Arizona's Peterson or Seattle's Sherman. The Jaguars (0-3) have looked lost defending tight ends and pass-catching running backs. I still expect Allen, a wide receiver, to lift his season average of 9.1 yards per catch (14.7 in 2013). It's fair to imagine he'll score his first touchdown of 2014. He had 10 in 17 games last year. Count on him gaining more than two yards after the catch, his paltry total last Sunday. Versus the Bills, the Chargers targeted him twice. Expect that to go up this week, too.

-- Gruden Never Thought About Yanking Kirk Cousins --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Washington Redskins HC Jay Gruden never considered yanking QB Kirk Cousins from a blowout, four-pick loss to the Giants. “Sometimes you need to play through some of these ruts,” HC Jay Gruden told reporters after the game. “As a quarterback, he’s the guy that is going to have to lead us in these next few weeks. We need him to pull himself out of it, and keep his head up and move forward to the Seattle Seahawks when we get back.” Gruden was nevertheless candid in his assessment of Cousins’ performance. “I think he was trying to force them,” Gruden said of the quarterback’s interceptions. “He didn’t see one of them. He tried to force one to wide [receiver] Ryan Grant on one of them; he obviously threw one downfield. The one to [receiver] DeSean [Jackson], he got hit right in the chest as he was throwing. A lot of them were forced, he didn’t see people, and some of them were pressure related. It’s a combination of things. We by no means can put the blame on Kirk for this game. This was a total team debacle and total domination by the Giants in all phases. We had a chance there and came back out the second half and we got a touchdown to cut the lead, and the interceptions started to happen, but unfortunate.” Gruden ultimately summarized the game in simple terms: “Poor play calls, poor play design, forced throws, poor protection, good defense.”

-- Matthew Stafford Unhurt After Pedestrian Bridge Collapses --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

MLive.com reports the Detroit Lions have confirmed that QB Matthew Stafford was stranded early Friday morning by a collapsed pedestrian bridge on the Southfield Freeway. The Cathedral Street overpass, located near Joy Road, was struck by a truck and collapsed around 6 a.m, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Stafford, en route to meetings at the Lions' nearby practice facility, was among the first motorists on the scene. The Lions say Stafford was unharmed in the incident. He was seen talking to police at the scene, then abandoned his car and was escorted to the practice facility by a team employee.

-- Keenan Robinson Involved in Car Accident --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Washington Redskins LB Keenan Robinson tweeted that he was involved in an accident with a possible drunk driver after the game. "I thank you father God for protecting me and my family and keeping us safe tonight. A drunk driver hit us and almost wiped us out," he wrote.

-- Joe Philbin Apologizes to Dolphins Players --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Miami Dolphins HC Joe Philbin refused to apologize when talking to reporters about making behind the scenes business a public spectacle. But he apparently had already gone behind the scenes and apologized for making it a public spectacle. According to the Miami Herald, Philbin addressed his players this morning and said he should have handled it differently. He reportedly told players he took accountability for it, and was remorseful for creating a distraction. He also said it wouldn’t happen again.

-- Premium Re-Drafter Player Rankings #1 Released! --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bears Make Player Moves --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have signed free-agent LB Daryl Sharpton and released FB Tony Fiammetta (hamstirng) injured.

-- Buccaneers Make Player Moves --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have promoted QB Mike Kafka from the practice squad. The team has also waived OG Rishaw Johnson.

-- Ravens to Keep Using Two-TE Sets Often --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens OC Gary Kubiak’s playbook is based heavily on double-tight end formations. He’s expected to still utilize the tight ends as much as before, with TE Owen Daniels carrying the majority of the workload now that TE Dennis Pitta (hip - IR) is on injured reserve after fracturing and dislocating his right hip Sunday for the second time in the past year. “It’s really sad and I feel terrible for Dennis,” Daniels said. “I thought we had a really good thing going, and it’s unfortunate. I’ve been a starter since my rookie year and have carried the load for a while. It’s not just going to come from me. It will come from everybody -- the wideouts and the whole tight end group.” Daniels will be backed up by rookie TE Crockett Gillmore and TE Phillip Supernaw, who was promoted this week from the practice squad.

-- Matt Moore Not Getting Any First-Team Reps --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore is getting no first-team reps at practice this week.

-- Money Not the Issue for a Struggling Demaryius Thomas --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has struggled to date in 2014. His hands have become so unreliable that QB Peyton Manning might not completely trust him to set the dinner table with fine china, let alone catch a crucial third-down pass. "I know I ain't playing at my highest potential right now. And I do get down on myself," Thomas said Wednesday as we stood in the shade by the team's locker room, away from the glare of scrutiny his slow start to this NFL season has attracted. How did Thomas go from Pro Bowl beast to Mr. Butterfingers? The speculation runs rampant: Is Thomas hurt? Has an unresolved contract situation distracted him? As the Broncos search for a semblance of a running game in their pass-happy attack, does the game plan make D.T. uncomfortable? Thomas, humble and honest to a fault, gave me a more direct explanation: He stinks. And he owns it. According to Thomas, what we've seen during games against Indianapolis, Kansas City and Seattle qualifies as the worst slump of his career. "I had the most drops in these first three games that I've had my entire career. I don't know what it is. I don't know if I'm thinking too much," Thomas said. While Thomas leapt high to beat Seattle CB Richard Sherman for a clutch reception on the two-point conversion that allowed Denver to reach overtime against the Seahawks, D.T.'s production through three regular-season games in 2014 reads like a misprint or somebody's idea of a bad joke: 13 catches, four drops. Money is not the root of his problems, insists Thomas. While the Broncos offered him a five-year contract extension during the summer, negotiations failed to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. His current salary pays Thomas $3.27 million during the final year of his rookie deal, which isn't exactly chump change, but it is far below the $12 million per season that would put him in the same lofty financial neighborhood of elite NFL receivers such as WR Brandon Marshall and WR Calvin Johnson. "Nah, the contract is not part of it. The contract is going to work out by itself. I can't really do nothing about it," Thomas said. "Either you play well or you don't. There's no dollar signs involved when I'm playing football. All I care about is winning. So when I can't make the play, the reason I'm upset is I'm not helping the team win."


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