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NFL Preseason Playing Time Notes/Rankings: Week 1

Below is all of the information we've gathered from team insiders on expected playing time, highlights from camp, and noted connections/opportunities from early practices. These NFL Preseason Playing Time Notes are a living document and will be updated throughout the week until the games finish Thursday night!

Also check out: Snaps, Targets, & Opportunities for every team this preseason

Top Plays:

QB: Joe Webb, Tyler Bray, Trace McSorley
Phillip Walker, Matt Barkley, DANIEL JONES, Ryan Tannehill, Jarrett Stidham, Dwayne Haskins, WILL GRIER
RB: Jonathan Williams (IND), Dexter Williams (GB), Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Dontrell Hilliard, Jeremy McNichols
D’Ernest Johnson, Devin Singletary, Brian Hill, Damarea Crockett, Nick Brosette, Mark Walton, Detrez Newsome, Dalyn Dawkins, Reggie Bonnafon, David Montgomery, DEVANTE MAYS
WR: Preston Williams, Javon Wims,  RASHAD ROSS, Greg Ward Jr., Braxton Berrios, Jakobi Meyers
Darrius Shepherd, Damiere Byrd, Kalif Raymond, Deon Cain, Tyron Johnson, KeeSean Johnson, Travis Fulgham, Jazz Ferguson, Ray-Ray McCloud, Jaleel Scott, Antoine Wesley, Alonzo Russell, Tim White, Greg Dortch, Jake Kumerow, Artavis Scott, Geremy Davis, ALDRICK ROBINSON
TE: T.J. Hockenson, Robert Tonyan, Nick Vannett
Kahale Warring, Donald Parham, C.J. Conrad, Trevon Wesco, Isaac Nauta, Tommy Sweeney
D:  Baltimore
Miami, Denver, Chicago, NY Jets , Indianapolis 

Plays listed in order of preference. High-risk plays in italics. 

Slate Notes:

Highest team totals (TT move): ARI 20.25 (+2.75), MIA 20 (+1.25), DEN 19.75 (+2.25), IND 19.50 (+2.75)

Lowest team totals (TT move): JAX 13.75 (-2), ATL 15.5 (-0.75), CAR 16.25 (-0), NE 16.25 (-3.50), NYG 16.25 (-0.75)

Bankroll allocation: We’ll have three main slates this week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). For Thursday, use 6-8% of your bankroll with 50-75% of that allocation in low-risk contests (H2Hs, 50/50s, Double Ups). If you’re a low-risk player, that allocation should be close to 75%. Admittedly, we do like the high-risk options a bit more on Thursday, setting up for a good slate to play a handful of cheap, high-risk lineups. 

Low-risk lineup strategy: Three RBs. Always three RBs in NFL Preseason DFS. Even in high-risk. 

Joe Webb is our top QB play as he’s expected to play most of the game, he has experience, and he offers upside with his legs. We certainly understand if you want to use Tyler Bray instead, as Chicago has a higher team total. Baltimore is the safest DST option, as the opposing Jaguars have the lowest team total on the slate (and it’s already dropped 2 points since lines opened). As the case for all lineups, don’t forget to use the FLEX spot for players who play in the latest game in your lineup! 

High-risk lineup strategy: Still stick with 3 RBs. Because of playing time expectations and low game totals, there is no need to triple stack (3 players from one team) or game stack (multiple players from the same game) -- just stack a QB with one of his pass-catchers. The best positions to differentiate here are WR and TE, so use the high-risk plays at those positions (unless you’re stacking one of our low-risk plays with his QB). Note: if you’re playing in satellites/leagues where there isn’t a huge field (think less than 150 entrants), go with a “Cash+” lineup -- keep your core 4-5 low-risk players, then swap out the others for high-risk options. 

High-risk contest selection: The more high-risk allocation you have, the more lineups you should be making. Fortunately in preseason DFS, there is no salary cap, so it’s super easy to make multiple lineups. Primarily play 100-player leagues on FanDuel. For GPPs, still be sure that you’re max-entering whichever contests you enter (e.g. if it’s a 3-Max GPP, enter 3 lineups). P.S. There’s a freeroll on DraftKings. Do it. It’s free. 

Satellite targets

FanDuel: There are a ton of satellites available for both the Sunday Million (Week 1 main slate) and Thursday Million (Week 1 Thursday night single game), both of which have $1 million top prizes. There are a few satellites that award 100 tickets -- target those specifically. Have a small bankroll? They even have 5c and 10c satellites.

DraftKings: Four tournaments to targets via satellites: Sunday Millionaire, Thursday Millionaire, Play Action ($3 entry, $200K to 1st, great for ALL bankroll sizes), and the Week 3 Preseason Dress Rehearsal GPP ($15 entry fee). 

LAC/ARI Showdown recommendations: There are expected to be 7 QBs playing in this game, plus multiple RBs from each side. We love a high-risk approach here using any of the ARI/LAC WRs listed above (Byrd, Johnson, Scott, Davis, or other guys we highlight in the team notes below). In a game where no high-floor plays standout, both DSTs are priority options. The Chargers have two kickers on the roster, so rostering either is a low-floor/low-ceiling proposition. Zane Gonzalez, though, is the sole kicker for Arizona, making him a potential play. Note that Arizona currently has the highest implied team total of the evening (19.75). 


For more information on Contest Selection, read our Ultimate Guide.


Unofficial depth chart here. 

HC Adam Gase expected to play the preseason like he did when he coached Miami

QB: 4 QBs on roster. All 4 QBs played for Gase in Miami in PSW1 2018.
Davis Webb to Tim White a pairing to watch.
Trevor Siemian appears to be QB with second unit. QB2 saw 45% snaps in PSW1 2018 for Miami.
Expecting 1-2 series with Sam Darnold, Siemian to close out 1st half, 2nd half between Webb and Luke Falk.
RB: Le’Veon Bell not expected to suit up Thursday.  Le’Veon, Bilal Powell OUT
Ty Montgomery seeing a lot of work in passing game - not expected to be “overworked”.
Expecting “a lot” of Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon.
WR: Darnold had been spreading the ball around so far through camp.
Greg Dortch has connected with QB Davis Webb nicely throughout camp.
Tim White impressing, also working well with Webb.
Jeff Smith dealing with a hamstring injury.
Quincy Enunwa with a groin injury, wanted to return to practice.
Deontay Burnett and Tim White names who have flashed in camp. Burnett good chemistry with Darnold.
Josh Bellamy running with first-unit with Enunwa hurt. Considered favorite of Gase, therefore likely to make roster.
Quadree Henderson waived.
No WR played more than 39% snaps in PSW1 2018 for Gase’s Dolphins.
TE: Rookie Trevon Wesco expected to play a lot, but a much better blocker than receiver at this point.
Nick Truesdell waived.
Waived Temuchin Hodges.
ST: RB Trenton Cannon, and WRs Tim White and Greg Dortch are all getting work as kick returners.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: ELI MANNING WILL NOT PLAY.     Daniel Jones has not worked with first-team offense once. Based on last year, expect about a third of the snaps for Jones. The team wants Jones to play a lot in the preseason.
Expectation is for Manning to start, Jones to finish 1st half, Tanney to play Q3, Lauletta to get Q4.
QB4 (Alex Tanney last year and this year) played 10 snaps PSW1 2018.
RB: Saquon Barkley unlikely to play.
Three RBs fighting for 2 spots behind Barkley - Paul Perkins, Wayne Gallman, and Rod Smith.
WR: Sterling Shepard (fractured thumb) OUT.
Darius Slayton dealing with a hamstring injury, didn’t practice Mon/Tues, he’s likely OUT.
Brittan Golden dealing with a groin injury, didn’t practice Mon/Tues, he’s likely OUT.
Alonzo Russell has been a training camp star and QB Daniel Jones’ favorite WR.
Bennie Fowler turning heads in camp drills.
TE: CJ Conrad a “fan favorite” in camp, getting some reps with the 1st team. Working with QB Kyle Lauletta after practices. Last year, one TE played > 50% snaps in PSW1 2018. 


Unofficial depth chart here. 

Coach Frank Reich on playing time: “Our starters won’t play a whole lot going into this game.” Starters may likely be group receiving first-team reps at current practices.

QB: Andrew Luck not playing in the preseason.
Jacoby Brissett expected to play “about a quarter”.
Phillip Walker making nice plays in 11-on-11 drills in practice, expected to play most of 2q+3q.
Chad Kelly expected to finish the game.
RB: Spencer Ware OUT (on Reserve/PUP, can’t play with IND this season).
Marlon Mack OUT for PSW1.
Released Keith Ford, signed D’Onta Foreman on Monday.  Could Foreman play?  Coach Reich seemed skeptical.
Jordan Wilkins missed practice Tuesday. If out, leaves a lot of work for Jonathan Williams (played on 2nd and 3rd units in Tuesday practice).
Wilkins OUT.
WR: Parris Campbell, Penny Hart dealing with hamstring injuries, haven’t practiced, likely OUT.
Steve Ishmael carted off with knee injury Monday, placed on IR so definitely OUT.
Deon Cain making impressive plays in practice, worked with 2nd unit on Tuesday, to play 1-1.5 quarters.
Daurice “Reece” Fountain, Krishawn Hogan names to watch with 2nd and 3rd units.
Marcus Johnson also with 2nd unit.
Ashton Dulin athletic UDFA WR running specifically with Chad Kelly and 3rd unit.
TE: Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron missed practices, likely OUT.
Ross Travis injured on July 30, hasn’t practiced since, likely OUT.
Mo Alie-Cox a name to watch, working with starters.
Gabe Holmes working with the 2nd unit. 


Coach Sean McDermott on playing time: ”roughly a quarter” for the Bills’ first team is expected. First team has been Zay Jones, Cole Beasley and John Brown at WR.

Unofficial depth chart here. 

QB: Matt Barkley receiving most work in practice, third string Tyree Jackson didn’t throw a pass at all last Fri practice.
RB: Frank Gore received first team reps at RB in scrimmage, will play with the 1s.
Only other RBs mentioned receiving touches: Devin Singletary, TJ Yeldon and Senorise Perry.
Marcus Murphy getting reps as pass catching back with second team offense.
Singletary expected to play a lot early, but not into the second half.
LeSean McCoy didn’t play PSW1 2018, won’t play this week.
WR:  Robert Foster working through a shoulder injury, but expected to get a lot of work Thursday.
Ray-Ray McCloud also expected to play a lot, on roster bubble.
Cam Phillips has made big plays every day, has earned some 1st team reps, including at slot receiver.
David Sillsstruggling in camp.
Duke Williams is a former CFL star trying to make roster, played well on Monday in practice.
Rep chart for WRs in Monday’s practice.
TE: Tyler Kroft broken foot, likely won’t play in preseason.
Jason Croom & Dawson Knox have hamstring injuries, likely out this week.
Tommy Sweeney flashed at team scrimmage. Sweeney expected to play “a healthy number of snaps” in regular season Week 1.
Kyle Carter signed due to injuries.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: 4 QB on the roster. Gardner Minshew to see the most time but still not worth the play.
RB: Crowded backfield, signed RB Roc Thomas this week.
Rookie Ryquell Armstead missed practice Tuesday, likely OUT.
Thomas Rawls dealing with a hamstring, likely OUT.
Even if starter Leonard Fournette sits, still 4 healthy RBs left on roster.
WR: Marqise Lee still a couple weeks away from returning. DJ CHARK IS OUT.
TE: Rookie 3rd round TE Josh Oliver has a hamstring injury and will be out a while.
UDFA Charles Jones has caught the eye of the coaching staff.


Unofficial depth chart here. 

QB: Robert Griffin OUT with broken thumb.
Starting QB (then Flacco, now Lamar Jackson) played 2 series in PSW1 2018.
6th round rookie Trace McSorley was dual-threat QB at Penn State for 3 seasons as a starter. He’s the only backup to Jackson who has been on the roster long enough to master offense. Joe Callahan signed late last week.
RB: Mark Ingram likely will not play. Gus Edwards & Kennith Dixon will likely get a few series with Jackson. Justice Hill has played well in camp & been strong in the passing game, expect the rookie to get some run with fellow backs Tyler Ervin & De’Lance Turner.
WR: Seth Roberts doesn’t figure to play much.
Miles Boykin has been running with first team.
Marquise Brown limited in camp with an injury. Likely OUT.
A lot of Baltimore’s defensive backs have been impressed with UDFA Antoine Wesley. He’s flashed all camp, as has Jaleel Scott. Scott is the most improved Ravens WR from a year ago.
TE: Just 5 tight ends on the roster. One beat writer expectes Hayden Hurst, Cole Herman, and Charles Scarff to get the most playing time.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: 3 QBs on roster. Marcus Mariota played just 9 snaps PSW1 2018. QB2 (now Ryan Tannehill) played a half.
Tannehill had most QB reps over the weekend.
RB: Derrick Henry with calf injury, certainly out for this game.
Jeremy McNichols getting extended work. Had 88 pass catches in his final two years at Boise State.
Dalyn Dawkins has also made his presence felt with Henry down.
UDFA Alex Barnes is not even pushing for a roster spot at this point.
David Fluellen and Dion Lewis have been logging minimal snaps.
Fluellen left practice early Tuesday. Doubtful he plays Thursday.
WR: A.J. Brown has missed multiple practices with injury, likely out.
Cam Batson went down with a shoulder injury, will not play. Placed on IR.
Kalif Raymond has made some great plays, working with first team and returning kicks.
Isaiah Ford has been working as first team slot receiver, has looked solid so far.
Tajae Sharpe has been proving his value, listed as second teamed on depth chart.
Corey Davis has been the hit of the camp so far looking much more consistent before getting injured. Did not practice Tuesday.
Darius Jennings has shown out well in practice this week.
TE: Delanie Walker not back to 100%, would be a surprise to see him play.
Jonnu Smith hasn’t practiced yet in camp.
Anthony Firkser saw a ton of targets in the team’s scrimmage.
MyCole Pruitt led TEs in targets over the weekend. 


Unofficial depth chart here

OC Mike Groh acknowledges the trend of starters playing less in preseason

QB: Doug Peterson will not commit to Wentz playing yet. Wentz (nor QB2) played in PSW1 2018. QB3 & QB4 each played a half.
Nate Sudfeld struggled at first, but has started to come on strong the last few practices.
Cody Kessler has been showing off his short and mid-range accuracy.
Draft pick Clayton Thorson has been “dreadful” so far.
RB: Miles Sanders has looked like “something special.”
Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood fighting for final RB spot.
Boston Scott injured in practice Monday, likely out.
WR: Greg Ward Jr. has been the most targeted player in camp.
Carlton Agudosi is a player to watch, has been able to bully smaller corners but doesn’t have the best hands.
DeAndre Thompkins has been the best rookie WR performer in camp.
Shelton Gibson injured in practice Monday, ankle still being evaluated. Likely won’t play Thursday.
Mack Hollins is not looking like the same player that he was before his groin injury, didn’t practice Tuesday, unlikely to play.
TE: Richard Rodgers has been out with a foot injury.


Unofficial depth chart here. 

*Starters to see a series*

QB: Matt Ryan played 1 series in PSW1 2018 - Ryan to see “a few plays” Thursday.
Matt Schaub played 2 series PSW1 2018.
Kurt Benkert placed on injured reserve, signed Matt Simms to be 3rd QB.
Simms should play a lot, but not listed in DK or FD player pool.
RB: Devonta Freeman & Ito Smith will likely see a few snaps to open the game, then beat writers believe Brian Hill will see heavy snaps.
Dan Quinn mentioned that there is no clear RB2 yet.
WR: Julio Jones will not play.
Calvin Ridley not practicing, likely won’t play.
Russell Gage (16 snaps in HOF game) was in a non-contact jersey Monday.
Marcus Green dealing with hamstring injury (played 8 snaps in HOF game).
12 WRs saw snaps in PSW1 2018. Devin Gray (22% snaps in HOF game) and Christian Blake (40%) played the most snaps in PSW1 2018.
TE: Eric Saubert (39 snaps in HOF game) and Jaeden Graham (36 snaps) each played 33%+ of plays in PSW1 2018. 


Unofficial depth chart here. 

QB: Coach said “Everyone” has to be prepared to play an extended amount of time.
RB: Kalen Ballage has been banged up, meaning more work for Mark Walton.
WR: Preston Williams has been a standout in camp & is a favorite target of Rosen. Was teammates with Rosen at a Nike 7on7 camp in high school.
Isaiah Ford has had an impressive camp, still on bubble to make team.
Jakeem Grant likely out.
TE: Dwayne Allen has not practiced in anything other than position drills. Six TE’s listed on first depth chart, three of which are classified as “could be the first string”.
Mike Gesicki not playing with first teamers, even in two TE sets


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Tom Brady did not play PSW1 2018. QB2 Brian Hoyer played 85% of snaps! QB3 played just 15%.
Jarrett Stidham struggled at first, continuously improving though.
Hoyer expected to play 1H, Stidham 2H.
RB: Rex Burkhead will not play.
James White and Sony Michel did not take part in walk-through Wednesday. If they do play on Thursday, it will be very brief.
Damien Harris and Nick Brossette should get a lot of work. Harris has been more impressive.
WR: Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas will not play.
UDFA Jakobi Meyers has the most WR catches in camp and is projected to make the team by a trusted reporter. Seems to understand how to get open in this offense, played with the 1st team in live 11-11 scrimmage against Lions. Brady had positive comments on the WR.
Braxton Berrios considered a slot WR and is returning punts. Expected to have large role.
N’Keal Harry is starting to show flashes after a slow start. Harry got hurt on Tuesday and did not take part in practice Wednesday. WILL PLAY
Gunner Olszewski could be a dark horse candidate to surpass Braxton Berrios at the slot.
Dontrelle Inman and Ryan Davis getting little reps, days could be numbered in New England.
TE: Benjamin Watson has been obvious top tight end so far to replace Gronk, but probably will not play much.
Stephen Anderson showing talent as a receiving TE, great speed and reliable hands.
Lance Kendricks out with injury.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Matt Stafford to start, play a few series. Note that Stafford did not play PSW1 2018.
Tom Savage will likely play out the first half -maybe a series into 3Q.
David Fales will be QB3, would see most of 2H.
RB: Zach Zenner and C.J. Anderson fighting for #2 RB spot. 6th round rookie Ty Johnson could get some run.
WR: Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones & Danny Amendola will run with Stafford. Jermaine Kearse & Travis Fulgham likely to run w Savage.
Brandon Powell & Andy Jones are likely the top guys to see time with Fales.
Chris Lacy has been the top QB target in the red zone so far.
TommyLee Lewis was activated off PUP list Tuesday. Should be contending for a backup role.
TE: Jesse James will start. T.J. Hockenson played “a lot” in scrimmages, should carry over into preseason. Hockenson could be a real red-zone threat.
Fales has connected a few times with rookie Isaac Nauta.
Will probably see a lot of two TE sets from the Lions.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: 4 QBs on roster. Colt McCoy listed as QB1 on depth chart, has been ruled OUT for this game.
Colt Mccoy being held out of PSW1.
Coach Gruden said that not every QB will play in PSW1, but would not go into specifics.
Beat writer believes Josh Woodrum should see some work in PSW1.
RB: Adrian Peterson sat out of practice Monday due to lower leg injury (minor ankle issue), unlikely to play.
Derrius Guice may not play Thursday.
5 healthy RBs on roster after Peterson/Guice.
WR: Cam Sims has had the most impressive camp of any WR on the team.
Terry McLaurin has impressed, could make case for first string WR
TE: Donald Parham has shown a good relationship with QB Dwayne Haskins all off season. Has impressed in camp, caught 85 passes with 13 TD in senior season.
One TE played 55% snaps in PSW1 2018.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Not expected to see starters much Thursday night with practice on Friday, the day after the game.
4 QBs on roster.
RB: Dontrell Hilliard will look to take advantage of extra playing time.
Duke Johnson traded to Houston, so… OUT
Hilliard should see “plenty of snaps” in PSW1, not only as RB but also KR.
D’Ernest Johnson expected to get a lot of run in 2nd half, was Orlando Apollos teammates with 3rd team QB Garrett Gilbert, who also should see 2nd half run.
WR: Receiver Derrick Willies has been getting extensive playing time in starting offense.
Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry both have not been practicing much.
Willies, Jaelen Strong and Rashard Higgins have been the first teamers.
Damion Ratley missed practice Tuesday, likely out.
TE: Demetrius Harris & Seth Devalve in concussion protocol.
Pharoah Brown getting 2nd team reps (and some 1st team) as a result.
K: Kicker battle between Austin Siebert & Greg Joseph.


Unofficial depth chart here

HC Bill O’Brien says most players will play on Thursday with “some exceptions.”

QB: Deshaun Watson played 1 series PSW1 2018. QB3 (Joe Webb, who is again QB3 this year) played entire 2H PSW1 2018.
AJ McCarron injured his throwing hand on Tuesday, he’ll be out for a while.
Webb will at least play the entire 2H, and most likely 3.5 quarters.
Jordan Ta’amu was signed Wednesday night, shouldn’t affect Webb’s playing time
RB: Cut D’Onta Foreman. RB2 job up for grabs and is extremely competitive.
Damarea Crockett continues to shine as a possible back-up RB option- even connecting out of the backfield with Webb.
Traded for RB Duke Johnson on gameday, but he’s not an option.
WR: Only played 6 WRs in PSW1 2018.
DeAndre Carter is out Thursday. Will likely be back next week.
Tyron Johnson continues to impress every day in camp.
TE: Kahale Warring proving to be a red zone threat & seeing a good amount of targets from Webb.


Unofficial depth chart here

Entire offense struggled against the Texans in joint practices. 

QB: Aaron Rodgers will not play Thursday.
DeShone Kizer struggling so far with timing.
Tim Boyle has made some great throws in camp.
RB: Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams remain out with injuries.
Tra Carson getting most 1st team reps out of RBs, has had great practices. Power runner. GM has been “impressed” by him. Could see a lot of opportunities with Jones and Williams out. Did not suit up Tuesday, likely out.
Danny Vitale keeps making plays, performing well during open RB battle. Has shown strong receiving talent. A “lock” for the roster. More of a FB.
Dexter Williams had some nice runs in practice.
Signed Keith Ford on Tuesday, but likely won’t play Thursday with no time to practice.
Corey Grant RELEASED.
WR: WR battle heating up, Jake Kumerow and Trevor Davis have been main standouts.
Kumerow was teams best receiver last preseason, connection with Rodgers getting stronger by the day.
J’Mon Moore fighting for final WR spots with Darrius Shepherd and Teo Redding. Has not helped his case, quiet so far, seems to be a step behind.
Trevor Davis got injured Monday, will be reevaluated and will know more tomorrow. Did not practice Tuesday, most likely out.
Darrius Shepherd has been getting praise from both Rodgers and HC, should play a ton of snaps.
TE: Robert Tonyan impressed last preseason, and will look to continue this year. Reports saying he continues to impress.
Rookie Jace Sternberger has made some nice plays in practice, should see good run. Out this week with injuries.
K: Kickers battle between Mason Crosby and Sam Ficken


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: 4 QBs on roster, but Cam Newton will NOT play Thursday.
Kyle Allen to start. Taylor Heinicke is “odd man out” so Grier will follow Allen and presumably play until garbage time
RB: Rookie Jordan Scarlett OUT for Thursday.
If Christian McCaffrey (rested during Tuesday walkthrough)  sits, leaves 3 RBs on the team to play Thursday.
Reggie Bonnafon getting work in the pass game and should see good run in the preseason. Worked some with 1st team Tuesday.
UDFA Elijah Hoylfield has been impressive as a runner.
TE: Greg Olsen sat out the Tuesday walkthrough, unlikely to play. Ian Thomas has made some nice plays w Olsen out.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Same 3 QBs on roster as 2018. PSW1 2018, QB3 (Tyler Bray) played entire second half.  HC Matt Nagy indicated that starters will not play.
RB: 3rd round rookie David Montgomery expected to get a lot of action in the preseason according to HC Matt Nagy, but with the Bears strong depth at RB it will be hard to pinpoint huge opportunity.
WR: Javon Wims, Riley Ridley, Emmanuel Hall, Mavin Hall expected to get a lot of run this preseason.
Rookie Riley Ridley has a “50/50” chance of playing due to a hamstring injury & is connecting with Daniels nicely.
Hall and Tanner Gentry missed practice Tuesday.
TE: A deep TE battle taking place through camp. Trey Burton not expected to play in preseason.
K: Eddie Pineiro & Elliott Fry in kicker battle.


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Sunday’s practice, Kevin Hogan barely got any reps (just 7) after starting and playing 15 snaps in the HOF game. Fangio indicated rotation will be “a little, a little, and a lot” of Flacco, Hogan, then Drew Lock.
Brett Rypien will only play if there are “reps leftover” at the end of the game.
RB: Signed Theo Riddick who immediately received 1st and 2nd team reps.
WR: DaeSean Hamilton, River Cracraft returned to practice after missing HOF game.
TE: Bug Howard, Jake Butt still dealing with injuries and are out.
Jeff Heuerman got shoulder treatment Tuesday, may not play Thursday.
Austin Fort getting a ton of reps in practice (played most TE snaps in HOF game for DEN). 


Unofficial depth chart here

Starters got “a lot of work” Tuesday, many won’t play Thursday. 

QB: Russell Wilson out.
Geno Smith to start, Paxton Lynch to follow. Likely a half each.
RB: J.D. McKissic left practice Tuesday with an injury, unlikely to play, he’s a game-time decision.
Travis Homer, CJ Prosise OUT.
Bo Scarborough should be in for a lot of work. Even if McKissic plays, just 4 healthy RBs on roster (including two starters Carson & Penny).
WR: D.K. Metcalf has missed practice with an injury, but returned and is expected to play Thursday.
Rookie Jazz Ferguson has been impressive throughout camp & has a solid connection with Geno Smith.
TE: Waived Tyrone Swoopes, Justin Johnson. Signed Jackson Harris and Wes Sexton on Aug 3.
Ed Dickson knee surgery, he’s out for the preseason.
Jacob Hollister, Will Dissly OUT.
Nick Vannett is the only healthy TE besides the two recently signed guys.
Due to injuries, Harris ran some 2 TE sets with the first team.  


Unofficial depth chart here

QB: Philip Rivers “99.9% chance” won’t play Thursday, didn’t play PSW1 2018.
QB4 played 4Q PSW1 2018, other 2 QBs split first 3 quarters.
Beat reporter will ask coach, but can expect a heavy dose of Stick and Jones.
RB: Melvin Gordon still holding out.
Ekler, Jackson and Newsome all receiving first team reps, could all play Thursday. Beat reporter said that Newsome could see extended playing time.
WR: 3 WRs played > 40% snaps PSW1 2018.
Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott are fighting for the 4th WR spot on the team.  INJURIES BOOST DAVIS AND SCOTT
Beat reporter said that “Scott, Davis, Andre Patton (assuming he's not still injured), Jason Moore” could all see extended time this week.
Patton, Travis Benjamin missed light practice Tuesday, are game time decisions, unlikely to play.
Jason Moore has stood out as an UDFA WR target in camp. TRAVIS BENJAMIN AND ANDRE PATTON ARE OUT
TE: Hunter Henry (sickness)  and Virgil Green (mild strain) both returned to practice.
Sean Culkin has taken his game to the next level and flashed in camp


Unofficial depth chart here.

Cardinals expected to use a lot of “10 personnel” - 4 WR, 1 RB, 0 TE sets.

QB: Kyler Murray not expected to play too much. Coach will not reveal if/how much Murray will play. Beat writer expects 1-2 series max.
Brett Hundley will likely close out the 1st quarter after Murray exits.
UDFA Drew Anderson has surpassed Charles Kanoff as the QB3 and should see a ton of playing time in the preseason.
RB: Spotted occasionally using 2 RB sets with both DJ and Chase Edmonds.
T.J. Logan had a nice day at inter-squad scrimmage against first-team defense.
Six healthy RBs on roster. Even if DJ doesn’t play, likely split work.
WR: Base offense will be 4 WR.
KeeSean Johnson surprisingly staking claim to starter’s role in 3 WR sets. Johnson has been turning heads at training camp thus far.
Kingsbury hinting at rostering 7 WRs - with battle between Damiere Byrd, Pharoah Cooper and Kevin White for final spot.
Byrd has hit on several big plays in camp.
Kevin White missed practice Tuesday, likely out. In street clothes, WHITE OUT
Seems unlikely rookie Andy Isabella will play with a minor knee issueIn street clothes, ISABELLA OUT
Chad Williams also sat out practice but returned on Monday.
TE: Ricky Seals-Jones left Monday practice due to illness.