D. Murray RB - DAL
D. Thomas WR - DEN
R. Gronkowski TE - NE
T. Williams WR - DAL
J. Tucker K - BAL
A. Dalton QB - CIN
H. Miller TE - PIT
M. Ball RB - DEN
P. Garcon WR - WAS
V. Davis TE - SF
V. Jackson WR - TB
M. Bryant K - ATL
D. McFadden RB - OAK
D. Woodhead RB - SD
D. Sproles RB - PHI
Welker (concussion) will increase his activity level in practice Monday as he continues to progress in the league's concussion protocol, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Welker ran some routes in shorts and a T-shirt before Thursday's preseason game but did not play. He'll need to clear several benchmarks in the concussion protocol before he's cleared to play. We wouldn't rule him out for Week 1, but his status remains uncertain.by Rotowire.com
Hunter had two receptions for 53 yards in Tennessee's preseason loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: Hunter wrapped up a successful preseason by leading the Titans in receiving in the defeat. With the first-team offense sitting, Hunter picked up the start against Minnesota, and it didn't take long for him to make an impact. His first reception came on Tennessee's first drive and went for 34 yards, and Hunter followed that up with a 19-yard catch early in the second quarter. Though Kendall Wright and Nate Washington remain listed as the starting wideouts on the Titans' current depth chart heading into Week 1, Hunter has looked impressive during the preseason and is primed to take on a larger role in the offense. It wouldn't be surprising to see the second-year wideout displace Washington sooner rather than later.by Rotowire.com
- Rob Gronkowski TE - NEThu, Aug 28 at 4:08pm
Gronkowski (knee) was among the Patriots' players who did not suit up for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Gronkowski wasn't expected to play in the contest, with the attention now in line to focus on his potential Week 1 availability. What the tight end, does -- or doesn't do -- in practice next week will be telling in that regard.by Rotowire.com
Rice (shoulder) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: With Rice presumed out and Bernard Pierce still recovering from concussion symptoms, look for Lorenzo Taliaferro to once again see a high volume of carries, with Justin Forsett also in the mix. Given that Rice will be under suspension for the first two games of the upcoming regular season, his next game action is currently slated for Sep. 21 against Cleveland.by Rotowire.com
Stafford is inactive for Thursday's preseason finale in Buffalo, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: As expected, Stafford heads a number of Lions stalwarts sitting out the last exhibition before the regular season kicks off. He finished the preseason completing 21-of-30 passes for 204 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. While the offense scuffled somewhat under his direction in the third preseason game, he led three touchdown drives and another for a field goal in 10 total possessions.by Rotowire.com
After spending the past three seasons in a bland scheme under offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, Adrian Peterson is gushing over Norv Turner's brand of football. "I've been watching the offense the last few games, and it's like, 'Man, they don't even need me,'" he said, per The Star Tribune. "Teams are going to have to play more honest. If they do stack the box, we'll beat them with the passing game."
Analysis: Peterson has yet to go a season without scoring double digit touchdowns and is in line for more work in the passing game under Turner. His two best statistical seasons came when he caught 40 or more balls, and if he can get to that number or higher in 2014 his fantasy potential is scary. He's arguably still the best running back in the league and should be drafted as so.by NFL.com
Kaepernick completed 6-of-12 passes for just 59 yards and ran the ball twice for 13 yards, which included a lost fumble, in a preseason win over San Diego on Sunday.
Analysis: Kaepernick was under pressure during his time on the field due to an incomplete offensive line. His protection has help on the way, so he won't be as rushed once the regular season is under way. It was good to see him hit the ground running for the first time this preseason, though he'll need to do a better job protecting the ball than he did on Sunday. A majority of his fantasy value comes from his ability to gain yards on the ground in addition to his arm. He will likely sit out the 49ers' final preseason game next week in order to be fresh for week 1.by Rotowire.com
- Vernon Davis TE - SFSun, Aug 24 at 3:51pm
Davis caught one pass for 16 yards on two targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Davis dealt with an unspecified minor injury at the beginning of the month, but he has now played in consecutive exhibition games. He's likely done for the preseason, and should enter Week 1 at full health. The receiving corps surrounding Davis appears to be the best of his career, so this probably won't be the year in which he finally gets the target totals afforded to other top players at his position.by Rotowire.com
- Vincent Jackson WR - TBSun, Aug 24 at 10:15am
Jackson caught all five of his targets for 43 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.
Analysis: As rookie Mike Evans continues to draw more and more attention from opposing secondaries, Jackson should see more single-coverage opportunities. Evans caught a 24-yard touchdown Saturday and has mostly impressed during the preseason. Evans' contributions, coupled with improved quarterback play from Josh McCown, could result in a productive season for Jackson.by Rotowire.com
- Montee Ball RB - DENSat, Aug 23 at 9:47pm
Ball (appendix) had 13 yards on four carries and 21 yards on four receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Analysis: Ball touched the rock on the first five offensive plays of the game as the Broncos thrust him right into things. It was an interesting way to start his preseason, and should answer any questions about lingering effects from the appendectomy. Locked in as the starter, Ball should be active through the air and near the goal line, in addition to getting most of the early-down work.by Rotowire.com
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