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    • Aaron Rodgers wins second NFL MVP award
      Associated Press named Aaron Rodgers its 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player.

      Advice: It's the second time in four years Rodgers has won the award. Rodgers posted a 38:5 TD/INT ratio this past season, leading the Packers to a first-round bye and the NFC's No. 2 seed. He received 31 votes, beating out J.J. Watt (13), DeMarco Murray (2), Tony Romo (2), Tom Brady (1), and Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner (1). Despite winning MVP, Rodgers lost to Murray for Offensive Player of the Year. Rodgers remains locked in as the NFL's premier quarterback going into 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      24.78 (2nd)
    • Geno still in the dark about his Jets' future
      Geno Smith has not received a definitive answer on his status with the Jets.

      Advice: Smith has spoken to new coach Todd Bowles by phone, but it is unsurprising Bowles is hesitant to commit to the 2013 second-round pick. Smith has shown few signs he can be a competent starter, and the Jets could be position to draft either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston with the No. 6 overall pick. There is still a chance Smith opens 2015 as the starter, but the new Jets' regime will likely do everything in its power to upgrade. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.14 (66th)
    • CEO Jed York wants Colin Kaepernick to run
      49ers CEO Jed York said the new coaching staff will put together a system that puts Colin Kaepernick "in the best position to make plays."

      Advice: "How many quarterbacks in this league can run 90 yards for a touchdown? I can’t think of many," York said. "But you’ve got to put Kap in a position where he can make those plays. And put Kap in a position where we can run the ball." Kaepernick rushed a career-high 104 times in 2014, but only 45 of those attempts were designed runs. York's comments suggest the new coaching staff will be more willing to send Kaepernick on designed runs, which would hopefully lead to more fantasy success in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.83 (33rd)
    • Foles expects to be Eagles' starter in 2015
      Nick Foles said he expects to be the Eagles' starting quarterback in 2015.

      Advice: "My expectation is to be out there and be the starting guy," he said. "I know there’s been a lot of things said, but the only thing I’m worried about is making myself the best player, the best person to help lead my team." Foles' status is still up in the air. He could conceivably be traded, benched or retained as starter. Foles is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:27 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2439th)
    • Jags owner Khan loves QB Blake Bortles
      Jaguars owner Shad Khan expressed support for first-year QB Blake Bortles.

      Advice: "I love Blake, and I think he’s a key building block moving forward," Khan said, adding he sees new OC Greg Olson as the person to "unlock" Bortles' potential. Bortles' poor play contributed to the firing of OC Jedd Fisch, and it seems Olson and new QBs coach Nathaniel Hackett were brought in for the express purpose of developing Bortles. That could be easier said than done, as Bortles struggled with decision-making and inaccuracy. Bortles does have a ton of natural talent, and the likely return of Justin Blackmon would bolster his receiver corps. The good news is Bortles can only get better than he was as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:16 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.00 (67th)
    • Cassel due 500K roster bonus on March 17
      Matt Cassel has a $500,000 roster bonus due on March 17.

      Advice: Cassel is slated to make $4.15 million in 2015. His contract is reasonable for a top backup, but the Vikings could avoid paying any further guaranteed money by cutting him. Cassel is four months removed from Lisfranc surgery and questionable to be ready for OTAs. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:57 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2451st)
    • Peyton Manning still weighing playing future
      Peyton Manning met with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak on Wednesday and team president Joe Ellis on Friday regarding his future plans.

      Advice: He'll chat with GM John Elway shortly. Appearing at the Super Bowl, Manning reportedly appeared "relaxed" and "invigorated," and the Denver Post continues to expect him to play football in 2015. "I’d like to make a decision soon," Manning said in Arizona. "At the same time, coach and Joe and John have instructed me to take some time so I’m kind of following their orders." Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:48 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.91 (5th)
    • Archie: Peyton getting close to decision
      Peyton Manning's father expects him to reach a decision on his NFL future "maybe in the next week or two."

      Advice: "He’s given a lot of thought to it," Archie Manning said. "(I) think he’s taken a good evaluation of where he is physically." Most signs have pointed toward Manning returning for a fourth season in Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.91 (5th)
    • Nick Foles: I plan on being in Philadelphia
      Asked if he expects to return as the Eagles' starter in 2015, Nick Foles responded "(I plan on) being in Philly."

      Advice: "I only listen to the people at the (Eagles') facility," Foles said. "(Coach/GM Chip Kelly is) the one that will make the decision." It's certainly notable that Foles wasn't unequivocal when asked if he'll be starting. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, things are completely up in the air for Foles. He could be traded, benched or retain his starting job. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2439th)
    • Robert Griffin III blames ankle for woes
      Robert Griffin III said his ankle injury was a big factor in his struggles last season.

      Advice: Griffin dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed nearly two months. He returned for three games, but then embarrassingly got benched for Colt McCoy. Now Griffin's place with the Redskins is uncertain entering his fourth NFL season. "The biggest thing for me is coming back healthy," he said. "Last year I wasn't healthy, and it sucked, there's no other way to say it." Being injured certainly doesn't help, but Jay Gruden's questions about whether RG3 can succeed outside of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme are valid. His fundamentals have not progressed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      18.50 (23rd)
    • Bills OC Roman: Manuel gets a clean slate
      New Bills OC Greg Roman said he'll give E.J. Manuel "a very clean slate" as they head into the offseason.

      Advice: "I definitely think he's done some very good things and displayed some good traits. I'd say we just have to get his level of consistency a little bit greater," Roman said. "What [he] might've been asked to do or done in the past is really not relevant to what we may or may not ask him to do." Those are the most glowing words we've heard on Manuel from the Bills since the season ended. Manuel isn't going to be handed anything. Top beat writer Joe Buscaglia expects the Bills to address quarterback in free agency and the draft. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:00 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.04 (2685th)
    • Teddy Bridgewater on track for leap forward
      ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling fully expects "bigger and better things" from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2.

      Advice: Bridgewater recorded the third-highest completion percentage (64.4) and seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) by a rookie in NFL history. He did it even though Cordarrelle Patterson was a liability, Kyle Rudolph was hurt, Adrian Peterson missed 15 games and he was learning Norv Turner's offense for the first time. Over the final six weeks of the season, Bridgewater was fantasy's No. 10 QB and he'll bring serious QB2 appeal heading into 2015 -- especially if the Vikings bring back Peterson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.80 (28th)
    • Bucs QB Mike Glennon could be trade bait?
      Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Bucs QB Mike Glennon.

      Advice: Although Glennon was quietly effective as a rookie in 2013, the Lovie Smith regime never gave him much of a shot. Glennon started just five games in 2014, operating mostly as a backup to 35-year-old journeyman Josh McCown. Now the Bucs, likely to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, should be even more motivated to trade Glennon than they were last year. Perhaps a QB-desperate team like the Bills or Jets would be willing to part with a late-round pick. Glennon is under contract for just $687,188 in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.10 (2661st)
    • Tom Brady has a cold
      Tom Brady has dealt with a cold for the last few days but never missed practice.

      Advice: Tommy has a case of the sniffles and will also have to use a fully inflated football against the Seahawks Sunday. We're not sure how he'll survive these dual obstacles. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • Report: Rams interested in trading for Foles
      A source tells NJ.com that the Rams have interest in Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.

      Advice: Foles is 14-4 as a starter over the last two seasons, but there's plenty of reason to believe he is not Chip Kelly's guy for the long haul. Kelly inherited Foles, he prefers a mobile quarterback, Foles regressed sharply as a thrower in Year 2 and the Eagles could be plotting a move up in the draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. According to NJ.com, the QB-desperate Titans and Texans would also have interest in Foles, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract. The Rams have already said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) will face competition in training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:36 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2439th)
    • Jay Cutler tight with new QBs coach Loggains
      Jay Cutler has a "strong, personal relationship" with new QBs coach Dowell Loggains, and Cutler lobbied for the Bears to hire Loggains when Lovie Smith was still head coach.

      Advice: The Bears' hire of Loggains under new coach John Fox suggests the team intends to keep Cutler for 2015, despite speculation Cutler could be traded. It's believed Loggains won't be "afraid to challenge Cutler, which the quarterback welcomes." A former Titans assistant, Loggains reportedly "pushed hard" for Tennessee to draft Cutler over Vince Young in 2006. Almost all signs point to Cutler remaining the Bears' quarterback in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 2:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      18.69 (25th)
    • Report: Nothing imminent between Colts, Luck
      The Indianapolis Star reports there's "nothing imminent" on a contract extension for Andrew Luck.

      Advice: ESPN reported this week the Colts were working on a new deal for Luck. Entering the final year of his contract, Luck is expected to be extended at some point during the offseason. Luck led the NFL in touchdowns (40) and finished behind only Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger in passing yards (4,761). He's expected to command a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the league, likely in the range of $25 million per season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 5:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.51 (6th)
    • 'Improved probability' Hoyer returns to CLE
      ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes there is an "improved probability" free-agent QB Brian Hoyer returns to Cleveland.

      Advice: Hoyer may want to test the market before returning to the hot mess that is the Browns, but in the end Cleveland will likely be Hoyer's best opportunity. It is unlikely Hoyer gets anything better than backup offers on the open market, and in Cleveland he would at least have the possibility of winning a starting job. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 9:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • J. Manziel 'committed to nightlife' as rookie
      Citing nearly 20 Browns sources, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon report Johnny Manziel exhibited a "year-long pattern" of lacking commitment and preparation to football and a "continued commitment to nightlife" during his rookie year.

      Advice: One player called Manziel a "100 percent joke." Team security reportedly found Manziel "drunk off his a--" the morning before the Browns' season finale. He was fined for missing a treatment for his injured hamstring and spent the Week 17 loss to Baltimore in Cleveland's locker room. During his first NFL start, "Several sources said Manziel either didn't know the plays in the huddle or didn't call them correctly." Sources also told Fowler and McManamon that since-departed OC Kyle Shanahan preferred Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Savage to Manziel as a 2014 draft prospect. Fowler and McManamon claim Manziel still has some "support in the (Browns') building," though it's mostly "on the business side." Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 12:15 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • NFL issues Friday statement on 'DeflateGate'
      The NFL issued a statement Friday on "DeflateGate," saying it's been determined that footballs used by the Patriots in the second half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game were properly inflated, but footballs used by the Patriots in the first half were "under-inflated."

      Advice: The investigation is being led by Ted Wells and Jeff Pash. Wells and Pash have interviewed 40 people, and their investigation remains "ongoing" with no timetable for a resolution. Per the initial statement, "The goals of the investigation will be to determine the explanation for why footballs used in the game were not in compliance with the playing rules and specifically whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action." The Patriots have publicly denied altering footballs at any point before or during last Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 11:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • Haslam: We don't know who will be quarterback
      Speaking Thursday, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam admitted the team has no idea whom its 2015 starting quarterback will be.

      Advice: "We're going to continue to work really hard to find that quarterback who can make us a championship team," Haslam said. Haslam said the team is leaving open the possibility of using its first-round pick on a signal caller, as well as re-signing Brian Hoyer. Asked specifically about Johnny Manziel, Haslam didn't mince words. "Johnny has to show on and off the field that he can be a professional. He knows that." It's rare to see teams throw in the towel on a first-round quarterback after only one year, but Manziel could be a special case. A question mark based on ability alone, Manziel showed staggering immaturity as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 4:03 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Browns approach Hoyer about extension
      ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler reports the team has reached out to free agent Brian Hoyer about a contract extension.

      Advice: Fowler believes talks could heat up closer to February's Combine, where everyone in the NFL meets. The Browns are expected to offer "backup quarterback money," which is what Hoyer's on-field play warrants. Hoyer and risk-taking agent Joe Linta may first want to see what the open market has in store. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Brady: 'I have no knowledge of wrongdoing'
      Tom Brady denied any wrongdoing stemming from allegations of football deflation by the Patriots at his Thursday press conference.

      Advice: "I have no knowledge of wrongdoing," said a shaken Brady, who conceded he's disappointed the ball-deflation allegations have taken away from New England's on-field success. Brady said he saw 24 footballs before Sunday's AFC title game, and all of them "felt perfect." Brady's presser comes one day after Patriots coach Bill Belichick flatly denied altering footballs in the playoffs. The NFL's investigation remains ongoing. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 1:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • DeFilippo: Manziel gets 'clean slate'
      New Browns OC John DeFilippo stated Thursday Johnny Manziel will have a "clean slate," and DeFilippo is "looking forward" to working with him.

      Advice: DeFilippo noted that he worked with Terrelle Pryor in Oakland, giving him some experience with a dual-threat signal caller. The Raiders also got more than expected out of Matt McGloin and Derek Carr during their rookie years, with DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. DeFilippo also hinted that he plans to keep ex-OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme in place. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 10:42 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Gettleman: Cam Newton is our franchise QB
      Panthers GM Dave Gettleman reiterated that he sees Cam Newton as his franchise quarterback.

      Advice: The Panthers will exercise their fifth-year option on Newton, which will pay him $14.667 million in 2015. After that, they have the franchise tag available. But ideally, Gettleman wants to lock up his quarterback with a long-term deal that will obviously eclipse draft-class mates Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick. "[Newton] is a franchise quarterback and the contract will get done when it gets done," Gettleman said. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.23 (15th)
    • Steelers want to extend Big Ben soon
      Owner Art Rooney II said the team wants to get Ben Roethlisberger's contract extension done as soon as possible.

      Advice: Ideally, the Steelers will strike a deal with Roethlisberger before March 10 so they don't carry his current $18.4M cap hit into free agency. Coming off a career-best statistical season and still just 32 years old, Big Ben is expected to net a deal worth more than $20M per year in annual base salary. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 6:27 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.16 (10th)
    • Dolphins are sticking with Ryan Tannehill
      The Dolphins are fully expected to pick up the $15 million fifth-year option on Ryan Tannehill for 2016.

      Advice: That's only if the sides can't hammer out an extension before Tannehill is forced to play out 2015 at just $2 million. It's confirmation Dolphins brass remains high on its 26-year-old franchise quarterback, who ranked fifth in completions (392), fifth in completion percentage (66.4), 11th in yards (4,045), T-12th in touchdowns (27) and 14th in passer rating (92.8) this past season. The athletic Tannehill added 311 rushing yards and one score on the ground, boosting his fantasy value. If he can add deep-ball accuracy to his resume, he'll take the next step. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 5:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      18.76 (22nd)
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