The Colts on Friday traded a 6th-round pick to Oakland for LB Sio Moore. The former Raider finds himself initially blocked at ILB by D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman, but both Colts vets stand on the wrong side of 30. Even if Jackson and Freeman both make it through this season healthy, Moore could get a shot at starting as soon as next year. He's not worth picking in your redraft IDP league, but don't quit on Moore in dynasty formats just yet. He produced whenever on the field for the Raiders.
The Seahawks on Friday waived/injured RB Robert Turbin. That makes him available for any other team to claim. If none does, however, the veteran backup will likely wind up on Seattle's IR. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Turbin's injured ankle is likely to cost him 5 weeks, though the team's treatment of him and signing of Fred Jackson suggests the Seahawks aren't optimistic. Turbin appears OK to dump even in dynasty leagues if you're eyeing a waiver option.
Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to insider Andrew Franks. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the same just after Spiller had his knee scoped on Aug. 14. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this coming week, but Spiller is shaping up as a risk/reward fantasy play for the opener.
The Seahawks and RB Fred Jackson have agreed to a 1-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It gives the 34-year-old a shot at a Super Bowl. But it's not a good spot for his fantasy value. Jackson could quickly emerge as Seattle's #2 RB, especially with Robert Turbin sidelined by a high-ankle sprain. But Turbin has averaged just 77 carries and 14 catches per season as the #2 RB over the last 3 years. Don't expect Fred Jax to see much more work than that. He's only worth rostering in deep fantasy leagues. Jackson's arrival might also spell the end of RB Christine Michael's Seahawks tenure. We'd love to see him get a shot at more playing time elsewhere (Dallas?).
The Eagles have traded QB Matt Barkley to the Cardinals in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick. The former USC star had a shaky preseason, completing just 51.9% of his passes with 0 TDs and 2 INTs. He was outplayed by QB Tim Tebow, who now looks like a good bet to stick on the Eagles roster. Barkley, meanwhile, will battle with Drew Stanton for backup duties behind starter Carson Palmer.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returned to individual drills on Friday, according to insider Mike Rodak. That seems to give him a good shot to be ready for the season opener in 9 days. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Shady, though. How much he's able to do in practice next week will tell us how reliable a Week 1 fantasy play he'll be. RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed) also returned to individual drills on Friday.
The Cardinals have released RB Robert Hughes, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Hughes was deemed Arizona's short-yardage back by insider Mike Jurecki just a few weeks ago. Those duties now figure to go to RB David Johnson. After a disappointing start to training camp, the rookie has built some momentum the last couple of weeks. He's worth stashing on fantasy benches.
RB Dion Lewis has won the Patriots' 3rd-down job, according to insider Erik Scalavino. The supposed favorite for that job has been a carousel all summer, and we still wouldn't consider Lewis a lock to hang on to the gig all season. But he's the guy to target as a late-round flier in PPR leagues if you're hoping to land New England's passing-down back. Remember that RB Shane Vereen averaged 4.1 catches per game in that role over the last 2 seasons.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi cracked a rib in Thursday night's preseason finale, according to insider Adam Beasley. The rookie showed well before exiting, taking 9 carries for 66 yards and hauling in 2 balls for 37 more yards. But the rib injury continues a rough August that saw him miss time with a hamstring injury and struggle in training camp. Beasley believes the Fins might place Ajayi on injured reserve. Even if he makes the final roster, he'll be no better than 3rd on the depth chart behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. You can ignore Ajayi in redraft leagues.