Notable 53-Man Roster Cuts

Arizona Cardinals


Atlanta Falcons

RB Maurice Hagens, WR Freddie Martino, TE Jacob Pedersen, RB Josh Vaughan, WR Jeremy Ebert, WR Bernard Reedy, TE Mickey Shuler, WR Geraldo Boldewijn


Baltimore Ravens

TE Nathan Overbay, TE Phillip Supernaw, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, QB Keith Wenning


Buffalo Bills

QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, TE Dominique Jones, P Brian Moorman, WR Naaman Roosevelt, QB Jeff Tuel, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley


Carolina Panthers

WR Tavarres King, WR Marcus Lucas, RB Darrin Reaves, FB Michael Zordich, TE Mike McNeill


Chicago Bears

WR Armanti Edwards, RB Jordan Lynch, TE Jeron Mastrud, WR Josh Bellamy, WR Dale Moss, WR Chris Williams, OT Eben Britton, S M.D. Jennings


Cincinnati Bengals

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, QB Tyler Wilson, S Danieal Manning, H-back Orson Charles, WR Cobi Hamilton, WR Colin Lockett, FB Nikita Whitlock, HB James Wilder Jr.


Cleveland Browns

WR Nate Burleson, RB Dion Lewis, WR Willie Snead, TE MarQueis Gray, QB Connor Shaw, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi


Dallas Cowboys

RB Ryan Williams, WR Dezmon Briscoe, RB D.J. Adams, WR LaRon Byrd, WR Jamar Newsome, RB Phillip Tanner, TE Asa Watson


Denver Broncos

DT Kevin Vickerson


Detroit Lions

RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Kris Durham, RB George Winn, RB Emil Igwenagu, WR Andrew Peacock, WR Pat Edwards, TE Michael Egnew, TE Jordan Thompson


Green Bay Packers


Houston Texans

WR Lacoltan Bester, K Chris Boswell, TE [...]

Position Battle Playing Time for First Full Week of Preseason Action

We continue to update the position battles around the league, but in this blog, I thought looking at preseason playing time would be interesting. The depth chart doesn’t always tell the whole story and it’s certainly worth noting when players get in the game and who they get to play with, whether it’s with the first-team offense or the backups. If you’re looking for game reviews with stats, check out those our here. Let’s take a look at how the battles went in the first week of preseason action.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys 

The Battle: Lance Dunbar vs. Joseph Randle vs. Ryan Williams for team’s backup RB job (#2)

Dunbar: Did not play.

Randle: Started (DeMarco Murray Did not play) and played into the 2nd quarter

Williams: Second RB in after Randle in 2nd quarter. Played into 3rd quarter with backups.

The Battle: Brandon Weeden vs. Caleb Hanie for team’s backup QB job (#2)

Weeden: Started (Tony Romo Did not play) and played entire 1st half.

Hanie: Came in after Weeden and played entire 3rd quarter with backups.

New York Giants

The Battle: Rueben Randle vs. Odell Beckham Jr. for team’s starting WR job (#2) 

Randle: Started along with Victor Cruz and Jerrel Jernigan. Played 1st half with starters and backups.

Beckham: Did [...]

Poll Result Analysis: RB Sleeper Candidate Targets

Over the last week, we posted a poll asking you which RB sleeper candidate was at the top of your targets list. The results varied throughout the week and Falcon rookie RB Devonta Freeman led most of the way, but things certainly changed after a full week of preseason games:














As you can see, the final results put 49er rookie RB Carlos Hyde at top when it was all said and done with Freeman trailing by a significant margin, although he was still way ahead of Brown rookie RB Terrance West and Seahawk second-year RB Christine Michael. Was this an overreaction to one preseason game? Are there concerns about Freeman’s pass protection? Did the end of Marshawn Lynch‘s quick holdout sour some on Michael? Let’s take a look at each player’s projections (as of 8/12), what they did in the first preseason game, and news that has come out during training camp.

Carlos Hyde, SF (120 carries, 565 rush yards, 6 rush TDs, 16 receptions, 95 rec yards) – With Frank Gore sitting out, Hyde got the start in the 49ers’ first preseason game and was impressive, rushing five times for 39 yards against the Ravens. He quickly showed that he’s more than a between-the-tackles runner, as he [...]

How the New Focus on Defensive Penalties may Affect IDP IDP Analyst Corby Yarbrough can be found on Twitter @Corby_Yarbrough.

Not that there is anything we as IDP players can do about it, but I just needed to vent my grief that an already inconsistent aspect of fantasy football has the potential to drive us even a little more crazy in 2014.

Week One of the NFL preseason is in the books, and if there are two things you heard about more than anything on the game broadcasts, it was the experimental length of the extra-point attempt for the next two weeks (33 yards) and that the league is cracking down on illegal contact and defensive holding on the that side of the ball.

Penalties have negated great plays and would-be stats since the dawn of fantasy football, but it sure seems like they are really out to get IDPs in 2014.

Thanks, Legion of Boom.

Thursday night’s slate of six games saw 25 flags thrown for defensive holding and nine for illegal contact. Friday night’s six games followed with 14 defensive holding penalties and 10 illegal contacts. By weekend’s end, according to Brian McIntyre, the number had risen to a total of 53 defensive holding calls, 27 illegal contacts, and 15 defensive pass [...]

About Matthew Camp

Matthew Camp

Camp has been a fantasy football player since 1997, when he remembers using the box scores from the New York Daily News.

About Matthew Camp

About Joseph Dolan

Joe Dolan

Joe is a son of the video-game age - his extensive knowledge of NFL rosters dates back to the early 1990s.

About Joseph Dolan

About Tom Brolley

Tom Brolley

Brolley was blessed with the mobility of Peyton Manning, but lacked his encyclopedic football knowledge and rocket arm.

About Tom Brolley

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