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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers rested arm    Wed Aug 23, 11:28 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he took the most time off of his career this offseason to rest his arm. 'I worked hard in the offseason on my body and my core strength,' Rodgers said. 'I took a break from throwing for about a month. I kind of let my arm come all the way back. It's felt good this year, as usual. But my legs, I think, have felt better the last couple years than maybe the previous couple years, probably due to the training and maybe eating better. I think when your legs are underneath you and you're throwing from the ground up, you're probably going to be a little more accurate.'

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  Browns | Brock Osweiler to sit    Wed Aug 23, 10:43 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler is not expected to play in the third preseason game, according to sources.

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  Browns | DeShone Kizer to start preseason game    Wed Aug 23, 08:58 AM

Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will start the third preseason game, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson said that Kizer has positioned himself well to earn the starting job.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton will play this week    Tue Aug 22, 04:55 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to take the field for the first time this preseason Thursday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Week three of the preseason is the dress rehearsal for the regular season. With Newton playing, it's a clear sign that he's on track to be ready for their Week 1 matchup against the 49ers.

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  Colts | Still no timeline for Andrew Luck    Tue Aug 22, 04:16 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) remains without a timetable for his return as of Tuesday, Aug. 22. It will be telling if Luck does not practice next week, in the opinion of The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder.

Footballguys view: It's difficult for fantasy owners to trust this situation. If Luck is healthy, then he's a top-5 fantasy QB. With concern about his shoulder growing, Luck's fantasy value has been falling. You can get him at QB8 (8.03) now (on average) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Texans | Tom Savage to begin season as starter    Tue Aug 22, 12:11 PM

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage has enjoyed 'a good camp' and will begin the season as the starting quarterback, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Tracking this quarterback battle, that seemed to be the way things were trending. This doesn't mean Savage is locked in for the rest of the year. In fact, we imagine he's got a short hook if he struggles much in games. Rookie Deshaun Watson is the future of the Texans at the position, and they should keep grooming him to be the eventual starter.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to suit up?    Tue Aug 22, 11:47 AM

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is on track to play Thursday, Aug. 24, in the third preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: Newton has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, so his practice reps have been monitored closely in training camp. If he does play in the 'dress rehearsal' game, then we don't think he gets as many reps as other starters will this week around the NFL.

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  Eagles | Two Eagles sitting    Tue Aug 22, 10:15 AM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (elbow) and DE Brandon Graham (triceps) are out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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  Giants | Eli Manning sharp in preseason action    Tue Aug 22, 12:59 AM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 10-of-14 passes for 80 yards in the team's second preseason game Monday, August 21, opposite the Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: Eli Manning is a high-end QB2 for fantasy but there will be owners out there who get him as a starter and then rotate him based on matchups. You can wait on quarterback if you'd like, and Manning is coming off the board in the 11th round of 12-team drafts. We'd suggest getting Ben Roethlisberger or Jameis Winston a couple of rounds earlier, but if you've filled up with other positions then Manning is an option.

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  Browns | Cody Kessler efficient in preseason win    Mon Aug 21, 11:35 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler was a perfect 7-for-7 on his pass attempts for 60 yards in the team's second preseason contest Monday, August 21, against the New York Giants. He also rushed two times for six yards.

Footballguys view: Kessler is trying to win the starting job over Brock Osweiler and rookie DeShone Kizer. This performance will aid him in that quest. The team knows what they have in Kessler, and that's an efficient quarterback who will try to move the chains with mostly shorter passes.

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  Browns | Brock Osweiler unimpressive again    Mon Aug 21, 11:30 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler completed 6-of-8 passes for 25 yards and also threw an interception Monday, August 21, opposite the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Osweiler is fighting Cody Kessler and rookie DeShone Kizer for the starting spot. The interception was tipped at the line (a problem for Osweiler) and he was generally unimpressive. The Browns could name a starter sometime this week.

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  Browns | DeShone Kizer solid in second game    Mon Aug 21, 11:21 PM

Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 74 yards, while also rushing five times for 35 yards in the team's second preseason game Monday, August 21, versus the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: The rookie is on the right track, but he still has a ways to go. Kizer has a bad habit of holding onto the ball too long and he'll stare down his targets constantly leading defenders right to his receivers.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville QBs share snaps    Mon Aug 21, 07:01 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blake Bortles and Chad Henne received an equal amount of snaps with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: We feel like Jaguars fans need something to smile about when considering their two options at quarterback. Head coach Doug Marrone is not ready to name a starter for the third preseason game and wants to see them practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, before making a decision.

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  Jets | NYJ starting QB to be named next week    Mon Aug 21, 07:00 PM

New York Jets QBs Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg have been competing for the starting quarterback job during training camp, and head coach Todd Bowles said he will name the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: McCown is the safe veteran, while Hackenberg is the guy who couldn't get on the field as a rookie in 2016. No matter who wins the job, neither is going to be fantasy relevant this year.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton takes practice in practice    Mon Aug 21, 06:35 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) participated in every drill during practice Monday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: The Panthers have been careful working Newton back from offseason shoulder surgery. With better weapons around him this year, it will be interesting to see what a healthy Newton can do for fantasy owners. He's a low-end QB1 in fantasy and is going off the board near the middle of the 9th round in most leagues.

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  Broncos | Trevor Siemian more consistent    Mon Aug 21, 03:41 PM

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was more consistent in his ball placement and decision making than fellow QB Paxton Lynch, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Those qualities are what won Siemian the starting job.

Footballguys view: That's what Siemian is. He's consistent with his decisions and his pass placement has been better this year. In 2016, Siemian had the second-most off-target passes per Pro Football Focus. Joseph also said Siemian would be more aggressive this year based on the Mike McCoy system.

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  Broncos | Trevor Siemian to be named starter    Mon Aug 21, 01:45 PM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has been anointed the starting quarterback position, a source told 104.3 The Fan's Brandon Stokley.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise as he's been the most consistent quarterback for the Broncos this offseason. Paxton Lynch, a 2016 first-round pick, missed open receivers and just doesn't look ready to be a starter in the NFL at this time.

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  Dolphins | Jay Cutler shining Monday    Mon Aug 21, 11:42 AM

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler made numerous plays in practice Monday, Aug. 21. Beat writer Omar Kelly opined that Cutler provided clear upgrades from QB Ryan Tannehill in arm strength and pocket presence.

Footballguys view: The argument could be made that Cutler will be better for the Dolphins skill position players because of his willingness to challenge a defense. We're not upgrading the players astronomically, but it just makes sense that Cutler is a little more willing to take chances and that could pay off with a few more big plays from this offense that sometimes looked stale with Tannehill calling the shots.

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  Chiefs | Alex Smith the guy    Mon Aug 21, 11:42 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith is the team's unquestioned starting quarterback, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Patrick Mahomes was drafted in the first round to be the quarterback of the future. The quarterback of the present is Smith, and any sort of switch to Mahomes in 2017 would have to come along with the team struggling. Smith should get this year as the starter, but know the team loves Mahomes and would put him in if the team isn't winning or Smith is struggling.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers doesn't play    Sun Aug 20, 11:41 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers was was held out of the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 20. QB Kellen Clemens started and completed 10 of his 17 pass attempts for 99 yards and rushed three times for 26 yards.

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  Saints | Drew Brees sits out    Sun Aug 20, 11:26 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was held out of the preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 20. QB Chase Daniel started and completed seven of his 12 pass attempts for 80 yards.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard finding a rhythm    Sun Aug 20, 10:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard showed improved chemistry with QB Jameis Winston during practice Sunday, Aug. 20, according to Mark Cook of PewterReport.com.

Footballguys view: Winston loves throwing to the TE position as evident by his college career at FSU and his targets for Cameron Brate in 2016. Howard is big, fast and physical on the field. He is going to split time this year with Brate in the new-look Bucs passing attack, and that limits the rookie's fantasy value. Plus, it usually takes time for TEs to transition to the NFL game.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott in sync with Dez Bryant    Sun Aug 20, 10:08 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said having WR Dez Bryant healthy all offseason has allowed their 'chemistry' to grow.

Footballguys view: Prescott will need to lean on Bryant more than ever while RB Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Projecting Bryant for 70 or more catches with over 1,000 yards receiving and double-digit touchdowns in 2017 is fair.

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  Steelers | Rough start for Joshua Dobbs    Sun Aug 20, 09:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Joshua Dobbs started the preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Aug. 20, completing 10 of his 19 passes for 70 yards and an interception.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan sharp in brief stint     Sun Aug 20, 09:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a touchdown drive in his only series against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 20, completing four of his six passes for 57 yards.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adds Mitch Leidner    Sun Aug 20, 06:20 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Mitch Leidner (Minnesota) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 20. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes throws for two TDs    Sun Aug 20, 05:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes went 10-for-14 for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Mahomes was magnificent on a play outside of the pocket and showed abilities outside of play structure that Alex Smith hasn't shown in his career. The outlook of players like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in dynasty leagues continues to get brighter.

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  Chiefs | Alex Smith has solid outing    Sun Aug 20, 04:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 8-for-9 for 83 yards and one touchdown in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Smith has had a good camp and preseason. He doesn't maximize the value of his targets, but he seems prepared to play about as well as he can this year. He's still on the fringe of draftable quarterbacks in typical leagues.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco ruled out for another week    Sun Aug 20, 03:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) will not return until Sunday, Aug. 27, at the earliest, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley.

Footballguys view: The Ravens offense is already having to deal with injury problems at wide receiver and tight end, in addition to less than optimal situations at center and right tackle. Flacco back issue might be enough to fade this whole offense, with the exception of Danny Woodhead, who would benefit the most of an inability to establish a downfield passing game.

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  Jets | Christian Hackenberg gets a pass    Sun Aug 20, 11:51 AM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg went 2-of-6 for 14 yards against the Detroit Lions on Saturday, Aug. 19, but head coach Todd Bowles put most of the blame for the team's ineptitude on the offensive line.

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  Broncos | Trevor Siemian the 'clear frontrunner'    Sun Aug 20, 11:08 AM

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian went 8-of-11 for 93 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Aug. 19, and appears to be the 'clear frontrunner' in the race to win the starting quarterback job in Denver.

Footballguys view: This is bad news for the Denver offense insomuch as Siemian isn't going to add a lot of value with arm strength or improvisational plays. He's only worth looking at in superflex or 2QB leagues.

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  Texans | Tom Savage plays well    Sun Aug 20, 12:50 AM

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage completed eight of his nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 27-23 win over the New England Patriots in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Savage is pedestrian, but better than Brock Osweiler. While Deshaun Watson's stats and highlights were gaudy, the conservative Texans will likely stick with Savage longer than we would want in fantasy. He could still be a lot better for DeAndre Hopkins than Osweiler was, although Savage riffed best with new addition Bruce Ellington in this one.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady sharp Saturday    Sun Aug 20, 12:29 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed six of his nine passing attempts for 67 yards and a touchdown in 27-23 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Redskins | Quiet debut for Josh Doctson    Sun Aug 20, 12:11 AM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 19, and finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 21-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and John Keim of ESPN.com believes Doctson and QB Kirk Cousins need more time to work together to develop trust.

Footballguys view: Doctson is more of a bench stash at this point, but a worthy one with his athletic talent, the Washington offense's ability to support three wide receivers, Jordan Reed's injury history, and Terrelle Pryor's lack of experience with Cousins. It will take patience, but don't give up on Doctson early as long as he is healthy.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins off the mark     Sun Aug 20, 12:02 AM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 14 of his 23 pass attempts for 144 yards and a touchdown in a 21-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Saturday. Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Perine doesn't look like he is completely on the same page as Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson. There is room for improvement and Jordan Reed is back, but it could be rough against Philadelphia in Week 1. The Rams and Raiders in Week 2 and 3 present more beatable opponents on defense.

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  Jets | Christian Hackenberg struggles     Sat Aug 19, 10:00 PM

New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg completed two of his six pass attempts for 14 yards in a preseason start against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers efficient Saturday    Sat Aug 19, 09:31 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed six of his eight pass attempts for 37 yards and a touchdown and ran twice for 15 yards against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott sharp in limited action    Sat Aug 19, 08:06 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 7-of-8 for 106 yards and one touchdown in two series against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Prescott was on the same page as Dez Bryant and could get off to a hot fantasy start if Zeke Elliott indeed misses the first six games while suspended.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to make debut next week    Sat Aug 19, 06:58 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready to make his preseason debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: The third week of the preseason is the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Newton has been out of action so far this preseason as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The Panthers added multiple weapons around Newton for 2017, and fantasy owners are taking the veteran quarterback off the board near the mid-portion of the 9th round.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson strong in Week 2    Sat Aug 19, 01:21 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was 13-of-18 for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday, Aug. 18, in a 20-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Steelers | Joshua Dobbs could move up depth chart    Fri Aug 18, 06:11 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Joshua Dobbs has a chance to earn the No. 2 quarterback job, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: This probably has as much to do with Landry Jones development flatlining as it does with Dobbs being ahead of the curve. With Ben Roethlisberger's injury history, the #2 for the Steelers is likely to see the field this year.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady expected to play    Fri Aug 18, 05:43 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.

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  Bills | Coach confident in Tyrod Taylor    Fri Aug 18, 04:58 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will start the third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, and head coach Sean McDermott said he has all the confidence in the world in Taylor. Taylor will receive all of the first-team work against the Ravens and is expected to be the starting quarterback in Week 1.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton progressing    Fri Aug 18, 02:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is 'throwing more each day and feels fine,' according to a source. He is reportedly on track to play in the team's next preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 24, however.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to sit against Tennessee    Fri Aug 18, 01:51 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will not play versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19. Head coach Ron Rivera made the decision after the second of two joint practices against the Titans on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Newton did not throw in team drills during either practice.

Footballguys view: There haven't been any glaring signs that the Panthers are worried about Newton, but if he can't go in the third preseason game, it might lower our expectations for him in his great matchup against the 49ers to open the season.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor still the starter    Fri Aug 18, 02:12 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will remain atop the depth chart, according to post-game comments from head coach Sean McDermott Thursday, Aug. 17. Taylor struggled badly during the team's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Footballguys view: The dreaded vote of confidence does not ensure that Taylor will remain the starter for long on a team that is looking to next year. Taylor could also be dangled as a trade target.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles not a lock to start    Thu Aug 17, 11:50 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said QB Blake Bortles has to earn the starting quarterback job and indicated QB Chad Henne has a chance to take the job. Marrone said he is looking for the best person to lead the offense.

Footballguys view: That Marrone is saying this after two preseason games is a sign that Bortles is in trouble. Henne is looking like the Week 1 starter unless Bortles turns this around.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston has solid outing    Thu Aug 17, 11:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston went 21-for-29 for 196 yards in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Winston had a few what are you doing moments, but he never seems to carry them into the next drive. He's still a boom/bust option with some upside at a very deep position in fantasy drafts.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor throws two INTs    Thu Aug 17, 10:48 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 8-for-18 for 53 yards and two interceptions in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Taylor looks like a bad fit for the new pass offense. There might not be one rosterable player in the Buffalo passing game and the chances of seeing Nathan Peterson start for the Bills this year are going up.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco will not practice yet    Thu Aug 17, 10:28 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) is not expected to practice this week because the team is sticking to their timeline for him, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: The Ravens haven't signed another quarterback and Ryan Mallett hasn't been impressive so far in the preseason, so they must trust Flacco to be okay for Week 1. It's still not building confidence in drafting Ravens on our fantasy teams.

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