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    • Freeman ready to take over Falcons' backfield
      When asked if Devonta Freeman was ready to become the Falcons' feature back, GM Thomas Dimitroff said, "no question."

      Advice: We figured as much after Steven Jackson was handed his walking papers on Thursday. Freeman showed flashes as a rookie, producing 248 yards on the ground and another 225 through the air. Atlanta is going to be a pass-first offense as long as Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are running the show, but Freeman should still have plenty of opportunities to contribute. Rotoworld.com
      17 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (120th)
    • Falcons cut WR Harry Douglas, saving $3.5M
      Falcons released WR Harry Douglas.

      Advice: Douglas has been a productive wideout in Atlanta when either Julio Jones or Roddy White has been injured, but he’s going to be 31 this season and new OC Kyle Shanahan's offense is going to go through Jones even more than it has in the past. There was no reason to pay all three of Jones, White, and Douglas. The Falcons can get Douglas’ production as the No. 3 receiver at a much cheaper rate via a bargain free-agent signing or mid-round draft pick. The Falcons pick up $3.5 million in cap space by cutting Douglas, who posted a 51-556-2 line in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      18 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.43 (180th)
    • Travis Kelce is ready for an every-down role
      The release of Anthony Fasano makes Travis Kelce an "every-down tight end."

      Advice: Aside from athletic freak Jamaal Charles, Kelce was arguably the Chiefs' most prolific offensive player last season, grabbing 67 catches for 862 yards and five scores. Kelce might never leave the field now that Fasano is out of the picture. Assuming a clean bill of health, Kelce could easily put up Greg Olsen numbers next season (84 receptions, 1,008 yards, six touchdowns in 2014). Rotoworld.com
      32 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.07 (80th)
    • Jeremy Hill dominated as Bengals lead runner
      Jeremy Hill averaged 5.6 yards per carry and a touchdown per game in the seven contests where he handled 15-plus carries as a rookie.

      Advice: Whereas Hill dominated in the feature back role, Gio Bernard was less effective on expanded rushing usage, managing a 4.12 YPC average and 0.7 TDs in his seven games with 14-plus carries. As beat writer Paul Dehner notes, Gio "excelled once shifted into a more situational, receiving role late in the season." Expect Hill to remain the Bengals' clear-lead running back in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.12 (49th)
    • Report: Mike Wallace unwilling to take pay cut
      The Sun-Sentinel reports Mike Wallace has informed the Dolphins he isn't willing to restructure the final three years of his contract.

      Advice: Wallace has three years and $32.9 million left on his contract, and the Dolphins would like him to take a pay cut if he's going to stick around in Miami. Wallace holds all the cards here. He's easily the team's biggest playmaker and is coming off a 10-touchdown season even with Ryan Tannehill's complete incapability of throwing any semblance of a deep ball. Wallace probably prefers to escape the dumpster fire that is the Dolphins. As our own Patrick Daugherty put it: "The same team that couldn't work with Brandon Marshall and Vontae Davis is now preparing to dump Wallace. Novel idea: Maybe just figure things out?" Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are barely replacement-level receivers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.11 (130th)
    • 'At least' two teams trying to sign McCown
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "at least" two teams are trying to sign free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: We know the Browns and Bills form the "at least," with Buffalo seemingly the most aggressive. McCown has also met with the Bears and Jets. It's possible there's a mystery team in the fold. The Associated Press reported earlier Thursday that the Bills were engaged in ongoing talks with McCown's rep. He should have a new home shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Steven Jackson not considering retirement
      Free agent RB Steven Jackson has no plans to retire.

      Advice: "Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense," Jackson said in a statement. "There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs." While speaking well of the Falcons, S-Jax intimated his 2013-14 struggles were due in part to the fact that he wasn't given enough opportunities to wear defenses down with big workloads. Jackson was actually one of the league's best backs after first contact in 2014, but his game has noticeably lacked juice for some time now. As a free agent, Jackson will try to match the $1.2 million guaranteed Maurice Jones-Drew got last spring. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • James Casey lines up three more visits
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent TE James Casey will visit the Bengals, Redskins and Jaguars.

      Advice: Casey visited the Broncos on Thursday, and has also been linked to the Titans, Browns and Cardinals. With so many teams kicking the tires, Casey should have a new deal by this time next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Dolphins hope to re-sign TE Charles Clay
      Dolphins executive VP Mike Tannenbaum confirms the team would like to re-sign free agent Charles Clay.

      Advice: Tannenbaum said the same for free agent DT Jared Odrick. "Charles is a homegrown talent," Tannenbaum said. "He checks every box." The Miami Herald has previously reported the Dolphins have "cautious optimism" they'll get Clay back under contract. He's expected to command in the neighborhood of $6 million annually. Clay has averaged 64 catches over the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.86 (83rd)
    • Hasselbeck returning as Colts backup for '15
      Colts re-signed QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year, $3 million contract.

      Advice: Seven months shy of his 40th birthday, Hasselbeck is returning for a third year of backing up Andrew Luck. Hasselbeck had appeared a candidate for retirement, as he actually called a game for FOX during the Colts' bye week last season. The longtime Seahawks starter has attempted just 56 passes the past two seasons, and appeared slight when on the field. He'd likely be a disaster if forced into extended action, but the Colts clearly value his veteran "presence." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2658th)
    • End of the line? Falcons release fading S-Jax
      Falcons released RB Steven Jackson.

      Advice: The move clears $3.75 million in cap space, and was a no-brainer based on Jackson's play the past two seasons. S-Jax averaged 4.23 yards per carry in nine years as a Ram, but saw that number dip to 3.60 in Atlanta. Constantly battling leg injuries, S-Jax was running on fumes from the moment he arrived in Atlanta. Going on 32 with 3,203 career touches to his name, it's quite possible Jackson's playing days are at an end. For now, Devonta Freeman is the new lead back in Atlanta, but he'll undoubtedly face competition in the form of a draft pick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • Peterson's roster status can change March 10
      Adrian Peterson can be traded, released or have his deal restructured after March 10.

      Advice: That makes his continued exile on the commissioner's exempt list slightly less odious, as, at least in theory, Peterson can get his 2015 roster status resolved. The Vikings issued another statement of support on Thursday, but most signs continue to point toward a divorce. Of course, if Peterson remains in legal limbo on March 10, league-wide interest will be tempered if he's cut loose or on the trade block. As of now, the league's appeal in federal court can't be heard before April. The NFLPA can request an expedited hearing, while arbitrator Harold Henderson could also bring the saga to a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • NFL appealing A.P. ruling in federal court
      The NFL is appealing independent arbitrator David Doty's ruling in the Adrian Peterson case to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and will keep Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list in the interim.

      Advice: The case will also concurrently be returned to arbitrator Harold Henderson, who originally upheld Peterson's suspension in December. If this all seems dense and confusing, it's because it is. There's no telling how much longer Peterson will remain in limbo. The league seems more concerned with precedent than whether Peterson was fairly punished. It certainly doesn't care about Peterson's 2015 status, which will be greatly complicated if the matter isn't resolved by the time free agency begins on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Report: Manning's restructure could be big
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Peyton Manning's restructured contract could create as much as $7-$9 million in cap space.

      Advice: The most-likely scenario would be turning a huge chunk of Manning's $19 million 2015 salary into a "signing bonus" that could be prorated over the next two seasons. A voidable year for 2017 could also be added. Cole speculates Manning will push for the Broncos to re-sign Julius Thomas with the savings. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
    • League appealing Adrian Peterson decision
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the league will appeal independent arbitrator David Doty's decision in the Adrian Peterson case.

      Advice: Naturally. Instead of simply allowing everyone to move on with their lives, the league will continue its quest for absolute victory. Doty ruled the NFL cannot retroactively apply its new domestic-violence policy, but the league apparently believes he overstepped his bounds. It's a typical NFL scandal, with a maze of confusion and lawsuits. It could be a few more weeks before we finally have a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • New Rams QBs coach praises Sam Bradford
      New Rams QBs coach Chris Weinke says Sam Bradford is the second-best quarterback he's ever evaluated coming out of college.

      Advice: That's behind only Andrew Luck. We're obviously not concerned with Weinke's draft evaluations, but the more Rams coaches talk up Bradford, the more apparent it becomes he's going to remain in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Adrian Peterson not yet officially reinstated
      Adrian Peterson has yet to be technically reinstated.

      Advice: Arbiter David Doty shot down the league's retroactive application of its new conduct policy in Peterson's case, but the matter now goes back to the "CBA process." It's unclear if the league plans to appeal. It might be in the league's best interest to simply take its ball and go home, but that's rarely been commissioner Roger Goodell's M.O. In a statement, the league said it will "review the decision." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Chiefs save $2 million by releasing TE Fasano
      Chiefs released TE Anthony Fasano.

      Advice: The move clears $1.959 million in cap space. More importantly for fantasy purposes, it frees up last year's TE8, Travis Kelce, to go absolutely bonkers in 2015. Going on 31, Fasano was constantly banged up in 2014, and it was reflected by his play. He caught just 25 passes for 226 yards over 15 games, and his run blocking fell off a cliff. A nine-year veteran who's had a well-rounded game, Fasano will undoubtedly latch on elsewhere, but there's no guarantee he'll crack someone's 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.86 (2532nd)
    • Judge lifts AP's ban; Reinstatement coming
      Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his suspension overturned and will now be reinstated to the NFL.

      Advice: Things are about to get interesting as Peterson is now an active NFL player that can be traded, cut, extended, etc. Peterson seems to be at odds with the Vikings' front office, which he believes didn't back him during his child abuse scandal. He also counts $15.4M against the cap. The Vikings could cut the cord with AP and hand over the reigns to Jerick McKinnon, or they could try to trade him to someone like Dallas. The situation is completely up in the air, but the ball is in the Vikings' court now. The judge has essentially ruled that Roger Goodell overstepped his bounds by suspending Peterson for so long. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Report: Bills negotiating with QB Josh McCown
      A source tells the Associated Press the Bills are in contract talks with free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: McCown met with the Bills last week and has since visited the Browns, Bears and Jets. It sounds like he's close to choosing Buffalo. Kyle Orton finished 2014 as Buffalo's starter but retired after the season, leaving only E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel on the roster at quarterback. Assuming the contract gets completed, McCown will compete with Manuel for the starting job in one of the least inspiring quarterback duels around the league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Tannenbaum: Wallace under contract for now
      When asked about Mike Wallace, Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said he's under contract "for now."

      Advice: That's not much of an endorsement. The Dolphins are shopping Wallace, but should quickly find that his massive salary is a deal breaker for most teams. Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero says his "educated guess" after talking to "team and league sources" is that Wallace will not be back with the Dolphins. He signed a five-year, $60M deal with the team just two years ago. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.11 (130th)
    • McCown leaves Cleveland without a contract
      Free agent Josh McCown left his visit with the Browns without signing a contract.

      Advice: McCown has also met with the Bears, Bills and Jets. The veteran is likely to choose a new team by the end of the week. McCown was awful for the Bucs last season, but with so few starting-caliber quarterbacks available in the draft, and even fewer on the open market, teams have been lining up for his services. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Riddick to get first shot at replacing Bush
      Theo Riddick is expected to have the first shot at taking the snaps vacated by Reggie Bush.

      Advice: The Lions only saved $1.7M by cutting Bush, but it was an easy decision because they know Riddick is capable of filling that "passing back" role. Despite touching the ball just 54 times in 2014, he produced 367 yards and four touchdowns while jumping off the screen in space. Per PFF, Riddick caught 2.45 yards per route run last season, best of any back in the league. Joique Bell is going to handle all the inside running work, but Riddick is going to be a PPR asset for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.54 (2629th)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
    • Report: Dolphins trying to trade Mike Wallace
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins have placed Mike Wallace on the trade block.

      Advice: What often happens in these scenarios is a player gets cut if the team trying to trade him can't find any takers. GM Dennis Hickey dined with Wallace before the Combine, and it sounds like that meeting didn't end with the Dolphins believing Wallace was an essential part of their 2015 plans. The 28-year-old scored ten TDs in 2014, but lid lifting is the true strength of Wallace's game, which makes him a poor fit for vertically-challenged Ryan Tannehill. Owed $9.9 million in salary and bonuses, Wallace is going to be awfully difficult to trade. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.11 (130th)
    • James Casey to visit Titans and Browns
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent TE James Casey will visit the Titans and Browns this week.

      Advice: Casey has been popular since he was released by the Eagles last week, as he also has visits lined up with the Cardinals and Broncos. Casey is a proficient blocker and can play in the backfield, on the end of the line, or in the slot while also covering kicks on special teams. He'll have no trouble landing a job. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Dolphins, FA Charles Clay in 'active' talks
      The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins and free agent Charles Clay are "in active negotiations" regarding a new contract.

      Advice: Clay seems to be the Dolphins' top priority to get re-signed before free agency opens March 10. There's said to be "cautious optimism" that a deal will get done. If Clay reaches the open market, Miami's chances of re-signing him would plummet, as there are reportedly a number of teams ready to chase him. Clay is expected to command $6 million annually. He turned 27 last week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.86 (83rd)
    • Josh McCown making two-day visit to Browns
      Free agent Josh McCown is visiting the Browns on Tuesday and Wednesday.

      Advice: Not including McCown's Combine meet ups with the Bears and Jets, it's his second visit after spending time in Buffalo last week. McCown is drawing looks from every team with a quarterback issue, though even in Cleveland he wouldn't be guaranteed the starting job. Signing McCown would mean the Browns are moving on from Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Report: Zero Sam Bradford inquiries thus far
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports "no team" has contacted the Rams about trading for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Rapsheet's report comes via "sources informed of situation." Tuesday afternoon's Bradford-to-the-Bills rumor has been thoroughly debunked, and was likely the product of Bradford's camp as he tries to avoid a pay cut in St. Louis. Bradford's $13 million salary, injury history and come-and-go effectiveness conspire to make his trade value almost nonexistent. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Bradford to Bills 'nothing but smoke'
      WGR 550 Buffalo calls the Sam Bradford/Bills rumor "nothing but smoke."

      Advice: Joe Buscaglia's report comes via "multiple people." The report has now been shot down from all sides, including the Rams. Too much would have to happen for the deal to make sense for either side. Bradford's most likely endgame remains remaining with the Rams on a reworked contract. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford
      A "source in the know" tells the Buffalo News that the Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford.

      Advice: The sentiment is seconded by WGR 550 Buffalo. A story followed by a denial is a standard tit for tat in the offseason rumor mill, but this contradiction comes barely 30 minutes after the initial report. We definitely tend to believe the "Bills are not pursuing Bradford" line of thinking. SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber is likely on the money in his guess that the report is little more than an effort from Bradford's camp to gain leverage in extension talks with the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills 'pursuing' Sam Bradford trade
      Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Bills are "pursuing a trade" for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: League sources tell Getlin the Bills' new coaching staff believes Bradford can "maximize the value of their wide receivers and help them win now." In theory, Bradford is certainly an upgrade on E.J. Manuel, but he's an injury-prone mess currently due $13 million. That, coupled with the fact that the Bills only have six 2015 draft picks makes a trade extremely unlikely. Most signs have suggested Bradford will get yet another shot at establishing himself under center in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Harry Douglas may not be back with Atlanta
      NFL.com's Marc Sessler says it's "iffy" whether Harry Douglas returns to the Falcons in 2015.

      Advice: He'll earn $3.5 million against the cap next season. That's not crippling, but with Julio Jones and Roddy White sitting ahead of him on the depth chart, that money could probably be better spent elsewhere. Douglas regressed in 2014, hauling in 556 yards one year after going over the 1,000-yard threshold. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.43 (180th)
    • Free agent TE Casey to visit Broncos
      Free agent TE/FB James Casey will visit the Broncos on Thursday.

      Advice: Casey, 30, would probably love to reunite with coach Gary Kubiak in Denver after playing for Kubiak's Texans from 2009-2012. Casey is a versatile H-back-type who can line up in the backfield and as a traditional tight end. The Broncos are expected to use the fullback much more under Kubiak. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Source: Peterson likely done in Minnesota
      A source close to Adrian Peterson said the running back "will never play another game for the Vikings."

      Advice: A few weeks ago Peterson seemed open to the idea of returning to Minnesota, but things have gone south in a hurry. According to reports, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra had to be restrained from Vikings VP of football operations Rob Brzezinski last week at the Combine after the two exchanged words. Meanwhile, Peterson is still suspended indefinitely with April 15 the earliest he could be reinstated. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Cardinals meeting with free agent James Casey
      Free agent TE James Casey will visit the Cardinals later this week.

      Advice: The Cardinals don't feature tight ends in the passing game, but Casey's blocking expertise would be appreciated. Casey was scheduled to earn $4 million from the Eagles in 2015. He won't come close to that with his next contract. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Clay expected to sign for $6 million per year
      Free agent TE Charles Clay is expected to net $6 million annually.

      Advice: The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley says that figure would put Clay in "Dennis Pitta/Greg Olsen territory." Though he's unlikely to eclipse Olsen's elite receiving totals, Clay offers much more in the way of versatility and is younger than both players. There should be a robust market for 26-year-old Clay, though ultimately we expect him to stay with Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.86 (83rd)
    • Report: Dolphins expected to re-sign Clay
      A source tells the Palm Beach Post it would be "very surprising" if free agent TE Charles Clay isn't back with the Dolphins in 2015.

      Advice: Clay has been a versatile and reliable asset for the Dolphins over the last two seasons, catching 127 passes for 1,364 yards and nine touchdowns during that span. The Post suggests Sunday's rumor that the division-rival Bills are "taking a hard look" at Clay could be a ploy to raise his asking price. Clay is our No. 3 free agent tight end, behind only Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.86 (83rd)
    • Report: Bills are considering Charles Clay
      According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills are "taking a hard look" at free agent TE Charles Clay.

      Advice: A well-rounded talent, Clay is a solid blocker as well as an able pass-catcher. Clay would be a significant upgrade on Buffalo's current starter at tight end, Scott Chandler. We have Clay ranked third among free agent tight ends. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.86 (83rd)
    • Peterson hasn't asked for a trade to Dallas
      ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Bleacher Report's Jason Cole mentioned Saturday that Peterson asked for a trade to Dallas, but the Vikings were unwilling to accommodate him. Anderson's source says that never happened and that Peterson hasn't spoken with Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Where Peterson plays in 2015 will be one of the defining stories of the offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Report: Browns will try to trade for Bradford
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Browns will "take a real run" at trying to trade for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Relaying Combine buzz, Cole reports the Browns will aggressively pursue quarterbacks, and Bradford is at the "top of their list," with free agent Josh McCown as a fallback option. Cole floats a second- or third-round pick as potential trade compensation. Bradford has reportedly informed the Rams he will not take a pay cut, which may complicate his future in St. Louis. If he falls out of the Rams' plans -- which still seems unlikely -- the Browns would love to be there to catch him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Fisher is counting on Bradford at quarterback
      When asked about Sam Bradford at the NFL Combine, coach Jeff Fisher said "we're counting on him" and called reports the Rams granted Bradford permission to seek a trade "inaccurate."

      Advice: Rumors have swirled around Bradford all offseason, but this quote should put those to rest. Fisher points out Bradford has gone 5-2-1 against NFC West opponents during his tenure in St. Louis. He's injury-prone and expensive, but the Rams won't find a better quarterback in the draft or free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Dan Quinn: Freeman 'tailor-made' for scheme
      New coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is "tailor-made" for Falcons' scheme.

      Advice: GM Thomas Dimitroff, OC Kyle Shanahan and now Quinn have all raved about undersized Freeman. "My first impression: I can feel the quickness," Quinn said. "In our outside zone scheme I thought this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge. I love this guy's competitive spirit." Steven Jackson is likely gone, but Atlanta will add running back talent in the draft. Still, Freeman's arrow is pointing up heading into his second NFL campaign. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (120th)
    • Report: Adrian Peterson wants 'a fresh start'
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Adrian Peterson wants "a fresh start."

      Advice: Rapoport is building on A.P.'s own words. Peterson told ESPN he's "still uneasy" about returning to the Vikings after they worked with the NFL to land him on the commissioner's exempt list last season. Per Rapsheet, trust is a "major issue" between the two sides. Rapsheet reports the Vikes have no plans to cut Peterson, and that a "trade would be the option." That's fine in theory, but won't happen unless Peterson is willing to rip up and redo his contract. Release is beginning to look like the most likely endgame. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Peterson 'uneasy' about returning to Vikings
      Adrian Peterson said he is "still uneasy" about potentially returning to the Vikings in 2015.

      Advice: Peterson said the Vikings' decision to work with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last season felt like an "ambush," and he is "not in a good place" with the organization. "I know there are a lot of people in the organization who want me back," he said. "But then again, I know the ones who don't." The Vikings have been piling on the feel goods over the last month, but it appears there are still substantial hurt feelings on Peterson's end. Those hurt feelings should complicate any attempt by the Vikings to alleviate Peterson's $15.4 million cap charge. His future in Minnesota is truly up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Falcons GM: Devonta can be feature back
      Falcons GM Thomas believes Devonta Freeman can be the team's feature back.

      Advice: Dimitroff's comments come nine days after new OC Kyle Shanahan said he "loved" Freeman as a prospect. Freeman played as small as his 5-foot-8 frame suggested as a rookie, but he checks in at over 200 pounds, and has plenty of juice. Although 2014 suggested he might be best utilized as a COP back, there's still a chance Freeman would run with bell-cow duties if given the opportunity. He's definitely a better bet for the Falcons than Steven Jackson. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (120th)
    • Elway: We're still waiting on PM18's decision
      Speaking Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway deflected questions about Peyton Manning's contract, and said Manning had yet to reach a "definitive decision" about his 2015 status.

      Advice: Asked about Manning's contract, Elway was coy. "Just know that I believe he'll be back," Elway said. "That he'll be our quarterback next year." Manning is due $15 million, and will count $21.5 million against the cap. Even based on Manning's play in 2014 alone, it's a fair number, one he'll likely be loath to reduce. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
    • Eagles release No. 3 tight end James Casey
      Eagles released TE James Casey.

      Advice: The move clears $4.1 million in cap space. Going on 31, Casey is a solid blocker and special teamer, but was due $4 million in 2015. That's far too much for a No. 3 tight end. Casey should have little trouble latching on as a reserve elsewhere, but will have trouble clearing the $1 million barrier. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Vikings expected to stand pat at running back
      Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings will not pursue a running back in free agency.

      Advice: Zimmer is operating under the assumption Adrian Peterson will be a full go for the 2015 season. Of course, he has to be reinstated first. That may not happen until April 15, though the Players Association has filed a lawsuit in hopes of getting his suspension overturned by March 10. Minnesota's running back depth includes plodder Matt Asiata and intriguing athletic freak Jerick McKinnon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Lions high on Riddick, waffling on Bush
      Lions GM Martin Mayhew raved about Theo Riddick at the NFL Combine.

      Advice: Riddick capitalized on his limited playing time last season, turning 54 touches into 367 yards and four TDs. "When you have a guy like Theo Riddick, who can make a difference in the passing game, that brings value to your team," Mayhew said. One of the reasons the Lions are considering cutting Reggie Bush is because of Riddick's ability as a passing back. He jumps off the screen when he gets in space. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.54 (2629th)
    • Dolphins noncommittal on Mike Wallace
      Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey said at the Combine that his recent dinner with Mike Wallace was a "good conversation," but remained noncommittal on Wallace's future in Miami.

      Advice: When teams are publicly noncommittal about players' futures, it usually means they're open to moving on. There just isn't a realistic scenario where the Fins could upgrade on Wallace for 2015. The team's leading touchdown scorer a year ago, Wallace is owed $9.9 million in salary and a workout bonus. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.11 (130th)
    • Jets meet with Josh McCown at Combine
      Free agent QB Josh McCown visited with the Jets at the NFL Combine.

      Advice: McCown is the hottest free-agent quarterback on the market right now simply because he's the only one teams can legally talk to without tampering. He's eligible to sign at any time. The Jets join the Bills, Bears, and Browns as teams that have been linked to the soon-to-be 36-year-old. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Rams: No plans to 'delete' Bradford from roster
      Rams GM Les Snead shot down a report that said Sam Bradford has permission to seek a trade, saying "deleting" Bradford from the roster is "not the answer."

      Advice: Prior to Snead taking the podium at the NFL Combine, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the Rams gave Bradford's agent permission to seek a trade. When asked about the report, Snead basically said Bradford will be coming to camp with the Rams, though he did mention the two sides have started talks about possibly restructuring Bradford's contract. Unless the Rams can land either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston (unlikely), Bradford is their best option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Kubiak: 'No doubt' Peyton will be Broncos QB
      Coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday at the Combine that there is "no doubt" Peyton Manning will be the Broncos' quarterback in 2015.

      Advice: Kubiak said he's visited with Peyton "often" in recent weeks, and Manning has been "very positive" about continuing his playing career. Kubiak also made it clear he will install a "Broncos offense" specific to Peyton, rather than trying to fit Manning into Kubiak's historically bootleg-heavy scheme. Although Manning disappointed severely at his first-round ADP last year, there's a good chance he'll be a value pick in 2015 fantasy leagues. We've witnessed Peyton go as late as the seventh and eighth rounds of early MFL10 best-ball drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
    • Report: Bears, Browns interested in McCown
      Free agent QB Josh McCown had breakfast with the Bears on Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine.

      Advice: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns have also "expressed interest" in the soon-to-be 36-year-old, while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that they're just two of eight teams poking around McCown. The quarterback class this offseason is so weak that McCown, who posted an ugly 11:14 TD:INT ratio across 11 games last season, is the darling of the ball. He'll have no trouble finding a job and will likely make a decision within the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      25.97 (37th)
    • Gary Kubiak expects Peyton Manning to return
      Broncos coach Gary Kubiak expects Peyton Manning to return for 2015.

      Advice: "We want to play with him," Kubiak said. "He and (GM John Elway) are working through the process. That's been the plan all along, the way I understand it." Unless there's a significant issue with Manning's health, he'll be back for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      34.19 (5th)
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