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    • 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
      Yesterday, 5:16 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.07 (6th)
    • Jimmy Graham still considering surgery
      Jimmy Graham said he's still considering offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham didn't miss any games due to his shoulder issue, but it noticeably limited his production in the second half. He reportedly plans to use the Pro Bowl to decide whether he'll need surgery. Graham had an 85/889/10 line in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:07 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.03 (40th)
    • John Kuhn says he'll test free agency
      Packers FB John Kuhn plans to test free agency.

      Advice: Kuhn made his second Pro Bowl this year despite playing just 249 snaps. He had to settle for a one-year deal with the Packers last offseason and could struggle to attract interest on the open market. Kuhn will most likely end up back in Green Bay on a team-friendly contract. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:04 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.84 (2630th)
    • Ravens express interest in re-signing Forsett
      Impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said the Ravens have expressed interest in re-signing him.

      Advice: "They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we'll see what happens," Forsett said. After bouncing around the league the first six years of his career, Forsett was finally given an opportunity to lead a backfield in Baltimore this season. He did not disappoint. Forsett racked up 1266 yards and eight touchdowns on 235 carries for the Ravens, earning his first Pro Bowl bid in the process. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.44 (14th)
    • 'Logical move' is for Jets to release Harvin
      ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes the Jets releasing WR Percy Harvin is the "logical move."

      Advice: The sixth-round pick the Jets parted with in the Harvin deal becomes a fourth-round pick if he is still on the Jets roster in 2015. Cimini doubts new Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will be willing to sacrifice two rounds in order to keep an injury-prone receiver and his $10.5 million contract on the roster. We tend to agree. Harvin will likely be looking for work during free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • '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 will certainly want to test the market before returning to the hot mess that is the Cleveland 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
      Yesterday, 9:01 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Eagles and Maclin hit snag in negotiations
      The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Eagles and impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin "have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations."

      Advice: The two sides were very close to a deal at the end of the season, but the negotiations reportedly hit a snag when Maclin switched agents and requested more money following the season. After letting DeSean Jackson go last offseason, the Eagles cannot afford to let Maclin walk in free agency. The two sides should get a deal done before Maclin hits the open market on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:19 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.41 (75th)
    • GM Schneider 'kind of' loves Lynch's act
      Speaking about Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks GM John Schneider said, "I kind of love his act."

      Advice: It seems the act has not yet worn thin, at least at the front-office level, but Lynch's antics are not why his future with the team is in question. Lynch is owed $7 million in salary and bonuses and carries a cap charge of $8.5 million in 2015. That is a lot to pay a soon-to-be 29 running back with a history of back injuries and a punishing running style. That said, Lynch is still one of the best backs in the league, and has been the heart of another Seahawks' Super Bowl run. It would be surprising if Lynch is let go this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:29 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.38 (16th)
    • LaFell (shoulder, toe) listed questionable
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

      Advice: LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play against Seattle. LaFell projects to be covered by Seahawks CB Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:03 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
    • 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
      Friday, 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
      Friday, 11:04 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.00 (2554th)
    • T-Rich suspended for Week 1 of 2015
      Trent Richardson's suspension will extend to Week 1 of the 2015 season if he remains with the Colts.

      Advice: The suspension was purportedly for both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, but the Colts didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So T-Rich is technically suspended one more game. It's conceivable the Colts could use Richardson's suspension to free themselves from his 2015 guaranteed salary. The guarantees may void if Richardson's conduct was detrimental to the team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Chris Matthews fined for obscene gesture
      Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was fined $11,025 for making an obscene gesture in last Sunday's NFC Championship Game win.

      Advice: The fine has drawn attention because of Marshawn Lynch's response on Twitter, but seems warranted, and is unlikely to be reversed on appeal. A blocker and special teamer, Matthews was active just three times during the regular season. He won't make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:59 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2141st)
    • Colts GM doesn't commit to T-Rich for 2015
      Colts GM Ryan Grigson declined to commit to Trent Richardson being back with the team in 2015.

      Advice: This comes as a surprise to no one. Grigson also confirmed the Colts suspended Richardson for two games prior to the AFC Championship game loss to the Patriots because of "personal reasons." He wasn't going to play even if the Colts made it to the Super Bowl. Richardson is in real danger of losing his roster spot despite a fully-guaranteed $3.184 million salary. The Colts would be paying him just to make him disappear. Richardson needs to hit the gym this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:19 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Mutual interest between Saints, Mark Ingram
      Impending free agent Mark Ingram said the Saints have informed him they'd like to re-sign him.

      Advice: "They want me back, for sure," Ingram said. "I definitely want to stay with the Saints." The Saints may want Ingram back, but they're a poor bet to give him what he wants money-wise. With Khiry Robinson already in the fold at the minimum along with the Saints' poor cap situation, Ingram is a good bet to be playing in a different uniform. He'll likely seek $3-5 million per year. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:00 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.12 (39th)
    • Report: STL met with Britt's agents this week
      The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports impending free agent Kenny Britt's player reps met with the Rams at the Senior Bowl.

      Advice: Britt has said he "definitely" wants to return to St. Louis, and it appears the feeling is mutual. All of Britt's best seasons have come under coach Jeff Fisher. With the Rams lacking anything resembling depth at receiver, a new deal makes sense for both sides. Britt wouldn't be a candidate for guaranteed money beyond 2015 on the open market. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:24 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.02 (146th)
    • Brandon LaFell limited on Thursday
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: LaFell did not aggravate his injuries in New England's AFC Championship Game victory. His status is not a concern for Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
    • 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
      Thursday, 4:03 pm
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Seahawks CB: Rob Gronkowski isn't 'that good'
      Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane doesn't believe Rob Gronkowski is "that good."

      Advice: Oh. "He’s OK," Lane conceded. "But he does have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, he don’t like your hands being put on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls as he should." We doubt Gronk had ever heard of Lane before today, but he might have something special for him in Super Bowl XLIX. Few teams search for bulletin board material as voraciously as the Pats. Lane has offered up some of the dumbest in recent memory. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:42 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.15 (2421st)
    • 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
      6.00 (2554th)
    • Jimmy Graham expected to avoid surgery
      Jimmy Graham anticipates avoiding offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham battled a shoulder injury for the entire second half of the 2014 season, severely affecting his production. He wouldn't reveal the injury's specifics in a Thursday interview with reporters. Still only 28 years old, we suspect Graham has a few seasons left in him of top-three tight end production. He'd be a value pick in the third round of 2015 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.03 (40th)
    • Aldrick Robinson signs futures contract
      Ravens signed WR Aldrick Robinson to a reserve/future contract.

      Advice: Now 26 years old, Robinson will spend the offseason at Owings Mills trying to convince Ravens brass he's worthy of a roster spot as a vertical streaker and special teams player. Robinson is 5'10/185 with sub-4.4 speed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:47 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2020th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 10:42 am
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as No. 3 WR?
      ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells suggests free agent Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as a No. 3 wideout behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

      Advice: After a second consecutive year of bad tape, Nicks is going to find a cold market. We'll see if he's willing to settle for a bargain-basement contract to be a third receiver on a team that wants to play two tight ends (Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener) most of the time. The Colts paid Nicks $3.975M last season to go 38-405-4. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:32 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (1916th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 7:38 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.36 (15th)
    • Le'Veon Bell's marijuana case unresolved
      Owner Art Rooney II said he doesn't know whether Le'Veon Bell will be suspended for his August arrest.

      Advice: Bell was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of marijuana ahead of a preseason trip. The new substance-abuse policy states that a player found legally responsible for DUI faces a two-game suspension. Of course, the NFL's murky personal-conduct policy means no one really knows what will happen with Bell once his case is resolved. As PFT notes, there could be a "make it up as you go along" exception lurking somewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.12 (1st)
    • 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
      Thursday, 6:27 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.14 (10th)
    • Bucs talking up Austin Seferian-Jenkins
      New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter mentioned Austin Seferian-Jenkins when discussing the talent he now has on offense.

      Advice: It would have been easy heap praise on Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson and gloss over a tight end who posted a meager 21-221-2 rookie line. But Koetter, who coached Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two seasons, is well aware of the skill set Seferian-Jenkins possesses. This is a 6'5/262 mountain of a man with 4.56 speed, giving the next Bucs' quarterback (likely Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota) a massive catch radius. ASJ is a candidate to take a big step forward as a NFL sophomore. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:01 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1871st)
    • 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
      Thursday, 5:42 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.62 (22nd)
    • 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
      6.00 (2554th)
    • Lewis: Bengals 'have no problem with Dalton'
      Coach Marvin Lewis insisted Wednesday that the Bengals are comfortable with Andy Dalton as their 2015 starter.

      Advice: Though he did put it in a curious way. "We have no problem with Andy Dalton as our quarterback," were Lewis' words at the Senior Bowl. "We don’t have time to waste time with another QB. To not continue to press forward and get Andy better and to get whoever the backup quarterbacks are better. The quarterback competition. Where has it worked? It doesn't get you wins." Lewis essentially stated the Bengals will keep Dalton at quarterback simply because it's hard to get another one. Fair enough. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:58 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.53 (36th)
    • 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
      12.03 (67th)
    • Report: T-Rich was suspended for AFC CG
      Trent Richardson was reportedly suspended for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

      Advice: In other words, he wasn't just a healthy scratch. There's not much difference, of course, but it casts doubt on his claim that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Coach Chuck Pagano declined to elaborate on the situation Monday, saying only T-Rich was out because of "personal reasons." It's looking awful likely that Richardson has played his final snap as a Colt. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:11 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Pagano: 'Personal reasons' sidelined T-Rich
      Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Trent Richardson was inactive for the AFC Championship Game because of "personal reasons."

      Advice: It appears Pagano is either buying into or going along with T-Rich's story that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Either way, Sunday was Richardson's second straight healthy scratch. His time in Indy is likely at an end. Richardson's first order of business as he seeks a second chance will be shedding some weight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:52 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Report: Beast Mode could consider retirement
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch could again consider retirement after the Super Bowl.

      Advice: It's the same thing Rapsheet reported in November and June. Beast Mode has more than a little Favre in him, but we'd consider any retirement threat completely empty. The real question is if Lynch will be back in Seattle next season. His 2014 running has made him extremely difficult to phase out of the Seahawks' plans. He remains one of the best players in the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:06 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.38 (16th)
    • Seahawks now open to bringing Lynch back
      According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks are now more than open to bringing Marshawn Lynch back next season.

      Advice: Not too long ago, it was considered a foregone conclusion that the Seahawks would part ways with Lynch following this season. He'll be 29 in April, is owed $7M in salary and bonuses, has increasingly become an off-field nuisance and Christine Michael is ready to pop. But Lynch has been the identity of a Super Bowl run once again, dominating other workhorse runners in yards after contact per attempt and consistently sparking his offense by punishing defenders. Beast Mode has the leverage now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:45 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.38 (16th)
    • Colts have been working on new deal for Luck
      Sources tell ESPN that the Colts have been working on the parameters of a new contract for Andrew Luck.

      Advice: Luck's rookie contract is up following the 2015 season. The 25-year-old is expected to land a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the game, likely around $25M per season. During Luck's first three seasons as a pro, he's gone 33-15 as a starter, been to the playoffs three times, won three playoff games and thrown for 12,957 yards with 86 touchdowns against 43 interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:38 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.07 (6th)
    • T-Rich says he's dealing with family issue
      Trent Richardson insists he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family situation.

      Advice: Richardson, the Colts' No. 3 back throughout the playoffs, was not allowed to travel with the team after missing the walk-through. "I'm dealing with a very serious family emergency. I'm still at the hospital," he said Sunday. "I wouldn't purposely just miss walk-through." Richardson was a healthy scratch in the Divisional Round win at Denver. He's likely done in Indy even though his $3.2M contract for 2015 is guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 9:07 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Rob Gronkowski gets his spike
      Rob Gronkowski caught three passes for 28 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

      Advice: The Colts did nothing special to try to stop Gronk, which made it quite odd that he had zero catches at halftime. He did just miss on two end-zone targets, one that was knocked away by Vontae Davis and another that he couldn't get his feet down in-bounds. Of course, Gronk always gets his spike as he caught a five-yard slant from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a 31-7 lead in the fourth quarter. Despite multiple back surgeries, a broken forearm and a torn ACL, Gronk now has an incredible 49 touchdowns in his last 55 games (including playoffs). He's obviously a good bet to spike against the Seahawks in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:50 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.15 (2421st)
    • Brandon LaFell held to 28 yards
      Brandon LaFell caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

      Advice: LaFell was third on the team with six targets. He dropped a bubble screen and couldn't break any tackles, snapping a four-game streak of at least 60 receiving yards. LaFell projects to see plenty of Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl, a matchup he will not win. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:48 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
    • Tom Brady headed to Super Bowl for 6th time
      Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 226 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 45-7 AFC Championship Game romp over the Colts.

      Advice: Left for dead by many following an ugly Week 4 Monday night loss at Kansas City that dropped the Patriots to 2-2, Brady erased all doubts over the last four months. He ended up tearing through the league again (at age 37), ending the regular season with a top-5 passer rating and a top-8 fantasy finish. Now he goes back to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in a remarkable 15-year career where he'll match up with Seattle's Legion of Boom. The game is a stone pick 'em in most Las Vegas sportsbooks as of Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:28 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.00 (2554th)
    • Hakeem Nicks wraps woeful 'prove it' year
      Hakeem Nicks caught one pass for 15 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Following an embarrassing zero-touchdown 2013 season as a starter for the Giants, Nicks signed with the Colts on a one-year "prove it" deal. He proved nothing except that he's done. Nicks caught just 38 passes for 405 yards with four touchdowns, losing snaps to raw rookie Donte Moncrief and showing no lower-body explosion. Now Nicks heads back into free agency with the same awful tape he had a year ago. Although he's just 27 years old, Nicks will find a cold market. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:58 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (1916th)
    • Andrew Luck falls on face in Foxboro
      Andrew Luck completed 12-of-33 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Facing an elite Patriots defense in driving rain, Luck and his teammates melted down. It puts a damper on an otherwise highly encouraging third NFL season. With OC Pep Hamilton taking the chains off, Luck ranked third in the league in pass attempts (616) and predictably turned that volume into a No. 2 fantasy finish at the QB position -- behind only Aaron Rodgers. Luck will sign a massive contract extension this season and then be back as a top-2 fantasy quarterback option once again, this time with explosive Donte Moncrief hopefully bookending T.Y. Hilton. At just 25 years old, we've seen plenty of evidence already that Luck is a rare breed at the game's most important position. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:32 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.07 (6th)
    • John Kuhn rushes twice in NFC title game
      John Kuhn rushed twice for three yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: Kuhn added a three-yard reception. Kuhn's second rush was initially ruled a one-yard touchdown, but was reversed on review. Kuhn "vultured" only one score from Eddie Lacy this season, and offers as little fantasy value as ever. The 32-year-old fullback is headed to the open market. He'll most likely end up back in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:48 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.84 (2630th)
    • Lynch puts SEA on his back in NFC title game
      Marshawn Lynch rushed 25 times for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' NFC Championship Game victory, adding a 26-yard reception.

      Advice: With Russell Wilson staggered and struggling, Beast Mode put the team on his back, grinding out the kind of tough yards he's made his name on. Lynch's otherworldly leg drive was on display the entire second half as the 'Hawks worked their way back from a 16-0 halftime deficit. He should again be the focal point of the offense in Super Bowl XLIX. Every passing game makes it appear more and more dubious that Seattle will actually part ways with Lynch this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 3:58 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.38 (16th)
    • Brandon LaFell officially active versus Colts
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is active for the AFC Championship Game.

      Advice: The Pats are without C Bryan Stork (knee), but otherwise healthy as they try to reach their sixth Super Bowl of the 21st century. Also inactive for the Pats are RB James White, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore and OT Jordan Devey. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 2:12 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
    • Colts leave T-Rich home after missed practice
      Updating a previous item, Trent Richardson missed the Colts' Saturday morning walkthrough and wasn't allowed to travel with the team to New England.

      Advice: The Colts left him at home in Indianapolis instead of bringing him to New England for the AFC title game. He'll be inactive for the second consecutive game. It's not a good combination to suck at football and miss team meetings ahead of the biggest game of the season. T-Rich will get to watch the game from his couch like the rest of us. Zurlon Tipton will back up workhorse Boom Herron. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:24 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Trent Richardson doesn't make trip with Colts
      Trent Richardson did not travel with the team to New England due to "personal reasons."

      Advice: Richardson will miss Sunday's AFC Championship Game after being a healthy scratch last week. He's fallen behind Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton on the depth chart, and likely wouldn't have been active for special teams. Despite a fully guaranteed $3.2 million salary, Richardson is a candidate for offseason release. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 12:03 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Brandon LaFell 'probable' for AFC title tilt
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as "probable" for the AFC Championship Game.

      Advice: LaFell's health won't be a concern as the Pats fight for their sixth Super Bowl appearance of the 21st century. Even with Danny Amendola taking on a bigger role of late, LaFell remains locked in as the Pats' No. 2 receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 1:22 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
    • T-Rich: I won't be healthy scratch again
      Trent Richardson says he'll never again be a healthy scratch.

      Advice: "That situation will never happen to me again," a surprisingly-confident Richardson said Thursday. "Anybody can quote me, today, because it's never going to happen again." We suppose it's a good thing that T-Rich still has his confidence, but it will happen again, likely this Sunday as the Colts venture into New England to vie for the AFC's crown. Dead weight as a runner, Richardson wasn't ready for a special teams role in the Divisional Round. He's unlikely to have made enough progress in a week. Although Richardson's $3.184 million salary for 2015 is fully guaranteed, he's a strong candidate for release. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 4:51 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.94 (164th)
    • Bengals unlikely to draft a quarterback
      Bengals.com does not expect the team to draft a quarterback this year.

      Advice: That's in any round. Reporter Geoff Hobson expects the team to stick with its 2014 top three of Andy Dalton, Jason Campbell and A.J. McCarron. Campbell is a free agent who would need to be re-signed. "He’s our guy, and we’re not going to shy away from that," were the words of OC Hue Jackson on Dalton. "He was better with the intangibles this year and the ball was better coming out of his hand." Dalton's year-to-year "progress" has been incremental, at best, but the Bengals lack an obvious avenue for an upgrade. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 2:58 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.53 (36th)
    • Brandon LaFell again 'limited' on Thursday
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: LaFell has been getting in "limited" practices for weeks now. He'll be ready to rock for the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 1:49 pm
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.52 (2582nd)
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