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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 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 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
      Yesterday, 1:57 pm
       
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      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
      Yesterday, 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
      Sunday, 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
      Saturday, 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
      Saturday, 9:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • 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
      Friday, 11:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 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
      Thursday, 1:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • Ravens tipped off Colts about deflated balls
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Ravens tipped off the Colts about the Patriots' alleged practice of deflating footballs.

      Advice: The NFL reportedly planned to test the Patriots' footballs at halftime, entering the AFC Championship game. There is still debate about whether a team would truly benefit from deflated footballs among players and NFL types. Either way, it's clear opponents have noticed a difference in the air inflating balls the Patriots have played with. The NFL's investigation is "ongoing." Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.74 (2554th)
    • Cosell on Bortles: Needs to re-learn basics
      NFL Films guru Greg Cosell believes Blake Bortles "got into some bad habits" as a rookie, and the Jaguars "probably need to start over with him with the basics."

      Advice: This was the fear when Bortles was coming out of UCF. He was extremely raw, drawing comparisons from as low as Jake Locker to as high as Andrew Luck. He looked like a Locker clone as a rookie, showing plus athleticism with long bouts of inconsistent accuracy. New Jaguars OC Greg Olson has a strong background in developing quarterbacks, and he gets yet another project in Bortles. The 23-year-old should benefit from a full offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.00 (67th)
    • Todd Bowles calls Geno 'a great college QB'
      Neither coach Todd Bowles nor GM Mike Maccagnan would commit to Geno Smith as the Jets' starting quarterback.

      Advice: With good reason, obviously. Maccagnan avoided commenting on Smith altogether in his introductory press conference Wednesday, while Bowles simply called Geno a "great college quarterback" without offering any opinions on his NFL ability. With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 draft, the Jets will be in decent position to grab or trade up for Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:50 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.14 (66th)
    • Report: Peyton Manning to return to Broncos
      The Denver Post's Woody Paige reports Peyton Manning plans to return to the Broncos in 2015.

      Advice: Paige isn't a Broncos beat writer, but has a long history in the Denver area and cites "three trustworthy sources." As long as Manning passes his annual spring physical and informs the team prior to March 9, he should be back for another run at the Super Bowl in 2015 under new coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak and GM John Elway have both publicly voiced their support for Manning's return. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.91 (5th)
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