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Visit this page regularly to keep up with the latest Fantasy-specific news and notes from around the NFL as written by TFL Report and FSP senior editor Bob Harris!

New articles appear at the top of this page as they're posted. Scroll down the page, and follow links to subsequent pages, for older material. The info appearing on this page will be limited to the essential facts in an attempt to enhance performance. However, you can access a detailed, in-depth version of any article by clicking on the "Full Story" link following each headline.

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Observer: More Rushing For Pack Tonight... And More Starks
Following up on a previous item. ... Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel staffer Tyler Dunne, appearing on PFT Live a short time ago, told viewers he expects to see a lot of James Starks tonight for Packers, with goal of 25-30 total rush attempts for the team.

Eddie Lacy will still start and almost certainly get the bulk of the carries, but Dunne's prediction falls in line with comments head coach Mike McCarthy made ...

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Second Opinion Says Palmer Needs More Rehab; Still No Timetable
Following up on a previous item. ... According to FOXSports 910 Mike Jurecki, Carson Palmer visited Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins for additional information regarding the nerve issue in his shoulder.

Jurecki adds that Palmer is suffering from "axillary nerve contusion" a numbness over part of the outer shoulder, shoulder weakness, especially when lifting the arm up and away from the body. He sh ...

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Jennings Looking Like The Jennings Of Old? Status Quo For Bridgewater
As NFL.com's Chris Wesseling noted, Greg Jennings appeared to have lost a step in his Vikings debut last season, as his per-game average dropped from 74.9 yards over a five-year span with the Green Bay Packers to just 53.6 in 2013.

Although he's averaging 51.0 yards across four games of the 2014 season, Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. is adamant that the 2010-2011 version of Jennings has returned.

"Greg is back. OK?" Whitt said this week, via the ...

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Cobb Not Satisfied With Last Week's Rebound; WR Looking For More
Following up on an item in this week's Team Notes. ... Randall Cobb wasn't happy with his 29 yards and two dropped passes against the Lions two weeks ago.

"Embarrassing," he called his performance.

"I'm my biggest critic. I've always been my biggest critic. I'm going to always continue to be my biggest critic," Cobb told Green Bay Press Gazette staffer Ryan Wood on Tuesday. "That's what drives me. My en ...

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No Word On Griffin's Progress... And That's No Accident
When Robert Griffin III was recovering from a knee injury in 2013, progress reports on his rehab were frequent.

Some might say too frequent.

As CSNWashington.com's Tarik El-Bashir reminded readers, Griffin provided updates. Head coach Mike Shanahan provided updates. Sources closes to the situation provided updates. Heck, even renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews provided updates. Remember the phrases “ahead of schedule” and “All in for W ...

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Moreno Says He Needs Another Four Weeks To Recover
Following up on an item in this week's Team Notes. ... If Knowshon Moreno is being honest, he won’t be back after the bye week for a game against Green Bay.

And he might be out a couple of games after that.

Moreno, who suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 2, told the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson on Wednesday that he’s still about four weeks away from returning.

“I probably got like four more weeks ...

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Whisenhunt Says More Sankey Coming; Hunter Trade Rumors Unfounded
Following up on an item in this week's Team Notes. ... According to head coach Ken Whisenhunt, we can expect to see rookie running Bishop Sankey earlier and more often this week against Cleveland.

Whisenhunt said on his radio show on 104.5-FM on Tuesday that Sankey – the top overall running back selected in the draft last May – will likely get more reps against the Browns than he has so far this season.

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Torrey Smith Still Leads The Way In Drawing Pass Interference Calls
According to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley, head coach John Harbaugh talked to Torrey Smith after the wide receiver drew another pass interference penalty on Sunday.

“I told him, I said, ‘You might be leading the league in drawing big pass interference penalties. Is that a bad thing? That’s a play made,’” Harbaugh said. “He didn’t really want to hear it, but he came back and made the next play, so it was good.”

Three plays after that penalty, Smith ca ...

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Belichick Mum On Brady's Struggles; Dobson Benched For Sassing OC
Following up on an item in this week's Team Notes. ... As Profootballtalk.com's Josh Alper noted Wednesday, concern about the state of the offense in New England rose steadily during the first month of the season and peaked during Monday night’s thumping at the hands of the Chiefs.

A leaky offensive line, an unimpressive group of wide receivers and a poor four games by quarterback Tom Brady are some of the flas ...

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Receivers Already Singing Orton's Praises; Orton Not Saying Much
Following up on an item in this week's Team Notes. ... As NFL.com's Dan Hanzus noted, "The Kyle Orton era has begun in Buffalo, and Bills players already see the difference with the veteran passer running the show. ..."

"We just had a different approach to practice," wide receiver Sammy Watkins said, according to ESPN.com. "[Orton] demands what he wants out of us. He's more of a veteran guy. Th ...

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