MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Investigators recommend charges against McCoy
    ABC Philadelphia reports investigators are recommending the District Attorney's office file criminal charges against LeSean McCoy for his alleged assault last Sunday.

    Advice: Arrest warrants for McCoy and and three other alleged assailants are expected to be served Wednesday or Thursday. McCoy is being accused of assaulting two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub last Saturday night/Sunday morning. This has a long way to go still, but it's possible McCoy serves time on Exempt List. Karlos Williams' fantasy stock is on the rise. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Could Titans be interested in Doug Martin?
    TitanInsider's Terry McCormick wonders if the Titans could be interested in free agent Doug Martin.

    Advice: McCormick is simply connecting the dots, as new Titans GM Jon Robinson was hired away from the Bucs and obviously has a familiarity with Martin. Martin has expressed his desire to re-sign with Tampa Bay, but running backs typically chase the highest dollar since their shelf lives are much shorter. The Titans have a mound of money to blow and a desperate need at running back. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (71st)
     
  • Colts 'likely' to move on from Andre Johnson
    The Indianpolis Star's Zak Keefer considers it "likely" the Colts release Andre Johnson.

    Advice: The Colts were lauded for their signing of Johnson last offseason following his release from the division-rival Texans, but apparently Houston knew something most of us didn't; Johnson was done or close to it. Now going on age 35 and coming off a horrific 41-503-4 line, Johnson may be one-and-done in Indy. The Colts can save $5 million against the cap by releasing Johnson. They can move forward with T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.34 (1996th)
     
  • Gore says 2015 was toughest season rushing
    Frank Gore said the 967 yards he rushed for this past season were the "toughest 967 I got" in his entire career.

    Advice: It was the first time in five seasons that Gore failed to reach 1,000 yards. Many will cite Gore's age (33 in May) as the reason for his decline, but the Colts' offensive line was flat-out awful. It nearly got Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck killed in pass protection, and the group opened microscopic holes in the running game. In Football Outsiders' DVOA, the Colts fielded the 27th-ranked run-blocking line. Gore should return as the starter in 2016 and could have a sneaky bounce back if GM Ryan Grigson adds talent up front. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.45 (60th)
     
  • Ravens not expected to re-sign Chris Givens
    The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec doesn't expect the Ravens to re-sign free agent Chris Givens.

    Advice: Givens posted a 19-346-1 line across 12 games with the Ravens after coming over in a trade with the Rams. He saw his snaps increase after Steve Smith Sr. tore his Achilles', but the extra work didn't lead to many plays for Givens, who struggles with anything outside of a "go" route. Givens hasn't made much noise since a decent 42-698-3 rookie season back in 2012. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.10 (1809th)
     
  • Storm Johnson works out for the Bengals
    Free agent RB Storm Johnson worked out for the Bengals last week.

    Advice: Johnson didn't play in 2015 after he failed to make it out of final cuts with the Jaguars. The 2014 seventh-rounder averaged a pitiful 3.0 YPC on 29 carries as a rookie and was subject of criticism from coach Gus Bradley last spring. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
     
  • Mike Wallace not expected back with Vikings
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel doesn't expect Mike Wallace back with the Vikings in 2016.

    Advice: At least not at his current $11.5 million cap number. The Vikings can release Wallace with zero dead-money hit on the salary cap, which makes this a complete no-brainer. Wallace posted a 39-473-2 line in his first season in Minnesota. The Vikings will move on with Stefon Diggs and Jarius Wright at the X and slot spots while looking for a big-bodied Z receiver on the outside. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.05 (1813th)
     
  • Stedman Bailey )head) still wants to play
    Stedman Bailey (head) still wants to return to playing in the NFL.

    Advice: Bailey was shot multiple times in the head back in November while he was in Florida serving a four-game suspension. Doctors have told him he's unlikely to play again, but Bailey has other thoughts. "When somebody tells me that they don't think I can do something, you know I'll do everything that I can to prove them wrong," Bailey said. "And I will be making a return to the NFL." We like Bailey's ambition, but odds are high he doesn't play another down. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2137th)
     
  • Patriots waive Montee Ball following arrest
    Patriots waived RB Montee Ball.

    Advice: Ball wasn't believed to be on the roster, but signed a reserve/future contract on Feb. 1. He was arrested on domestic violence charges last Thursday. Largely out of the league last season, the 2013 second-rounder was reportedly overweight on the Patriots' practice squad. It appears Ball's career could already be over. He turns 26 in December. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • LeSean McCoy would be difficult to release
    $2.5 million of LeSean McCoy's $4.8 million salary for 2016 is guaranteed.

    Advice: The rest of it becomes guaranteed when the new league year begins on March 9. In other words, the Bills would have little financial incentive to move on from McCoy if he ends up getting charged in his assault case. Cutting McCoy now would create a whopping $10.5 million in dead money, and suck up an additional $5.325 million in cap space. Unless there are new, more explosive details yet to be released, we'd fully expect McCoy to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Cotchery wants to re-sign with Panthers
    Impending free agent WR Jerricho Cotchery wants to re-sign with Carolina.

    Advice: Cotchery had a Super Bowl to forget, arguably dropping three passes including what would have been a critical first-down catch early in the game. Cotchery normally offers a reliable set of veteran hands, but he has not made much of an impact in his two seasons with the Panthers. Carolina could decide to move on as they attempt to upgrade the receiver position this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.70 (223rd)
     
  • Mike Tolbert wants to remain in Carolina
    Impending free agent FB Mike Tolbert said he wants to remain with the Panthers.

    Advice: He has yet to talk with the front office. With Tolbert unlikely to break the bank, it makes sense for Carolina to re-sign the versatile fullback. Tolbert earned First-Team All-Pro honors for the second time in his career in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.50 (226th)
     
  • Marvin Jones won't accept 'hometown discount'
    Impending free agent WR Marvin Jones said he will not accept a "hometown discount."

    Advice: "I'd like to be back, but at the same time I am a free agent – no hometown discount, definitely not – but I'm a free agent," Jones told NFL Media prior to the Super Bowl. "It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. So it's just an exciting process." Poised to be the top free agent receiver available, it does not make sense for Jones to accept less money to play second fiddle to A.J. Green for the next several seasons. Jones should land himself a nice contract and potentially a No. 1 job this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.87 (131st)
     
  • 'Chances are good' Cruz and NYG work out deal
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes the "chances are good" Victor Cruz (calf) and the team work out a renegotiated deal which keeps the receiver in New York.

    Advice: Coming off a torn patellar tendon two seasons ago and a torn calf last season, Cruz has not played an NFL game since October of 2014. There is little chance the Giants will accept a $9.9 million cap hit for a player they cannot rely on to be healthy, but Graziano believes Cruz will be "amenable to a pay cut." If he is, there is enough history and goodwill between the two sides to work something out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2254th)
     
  • Arrest warrant 'imminent' for LeSean McCoy
    FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports LeSean McCoy is expected to be served with a self-surrender arrest warrant by the middle of the week.

    Advice: ESPN's Mark Schwarz reports a warrant is "imminent." McCoy and three other men including ex-Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley are alleged to have assaulted at least two off-duty police officers over a bottle of champagne. Under the new personal conduct policy, players can be placed on the commissioner exempt list if formally charged with a violent crime. If placed on the exempt list, McCoy would remain on paid leave until the criminal proceedings are completed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Saints waive WR Seantavius Jones
    Saints waived WR Seantavius Jones.

    Advice: Jones was only due $600,000, so the Saints clearly didn't see much potential in him. Jones has spent the last two offseasons being talked up by Saints beat writers along with Brandon Coleman. Coleman flopped in his 2015 increased opportunity, while 23-year-old Jones (five snaps) barely saw the field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.56 (2643rd)
     
  • Arrest warrants sought in LeSean McCoy case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports police are seeking arrest warrants in the LeSean McCoy nightclub case.

    Advice: McCoy, as well as ex-Charger Curtis Brinkley and two other men, are alleged to have severely beaten three off-duty police officers, hospitalizing two of them. The brawl apparently erupted after McCoy's group attempted to co-opt a bottle of champagne. The Bills are "aware" of the incident. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Eagles finally release receiver Riley Cooper
    Eagles released WR Riley Cooper.

    Advice: The move is more than a year overdue. Cooper was one of the league's worst receivers in 2015, catching only 21 passes while diminishing as a blocker. Since averaging 17.8 yards per catch in 2013, Cooper has managed 11.9 yards per grab. He doesn't make plays. The transaction frees up $2.9 million in cap space. Going on 29, Cooper's phone won't be ringing off the hook. 49ers fans should be worried that coach Chip Kelly might want a reunion in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (2470th)
     
  • Vernon Davis plays 19 postseason snaps
    Free agent Vernon Davis played only 19 postseason snaps.

    Advice: Davis' Broncos tenure was as big of a dud as possible. He made huge mistakes in the regular season before being phased out down the stretch. Now 32, Davis remains a rare athlete at tight end, but the finer points of his game have eroded. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal in free agency. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.76 (1984th)
     
  • Tate: Calvin's 'body just isn't holding up'
    Golden Tate said Calvin Johnson's "body just isn't holding up."

    Advice: "When the rumors came out he was going to leave Detroit...I thought it might have been a money thing, or his contract was up, is what I initially thought. Because he showed up to work as the same Calvin that we've always known," Tate said. "But his body just isn't holding up." The Lions have reportedly had concerns about Johnson's ankles for several seasons. He missed three games and was limited in others with a high-ankle sprain in 2014, and his practice time was scaled back because of ankle issues last season. Dealing with real health concerns, it is not surprising Johnson is seriously considering retirement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Falcons leaning toward keeping Roddy White?
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter said the Falcons "appear to be leaning toward retaining" Roddy White.

    Advice: With White set to count just over $6.1 million against the salary cap, there has been speculation the Falcons will move on from their declining No. 2 receiver. GM Thomas Dimitroff recently said, "It's not always about the talent," however, and coach Dan Quinn has talked about White's value as a "competitor and leader." It would still be surprising if White is back on his current deal, but it looks like the Falcons are at least open to the idea. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (249th)
     
  • Philly Police confirm two cops hospitalized
    Philadelphia Police confirmed two off-duty officers were hospitalized after an altercation inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

    Advice: The two off-duty officers were allegedly assaulted by four assailants after an argument over a bottle of champagne at approximately 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. LeSean McCoy is believed to be one of the alleged assailants. One of the officers suffered a laceration to his right eye, a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb. The other officer needed stitches over his left eye and is receiving treatment for a possible skull fracture. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • LeSean McCoy accused of assaulting officers
    CSN Philadelphia reports LeSean McCoy was allegedly involved in the assault of three off-duty Philadelphia police officers early Monday morning.

    Advice: McCoy, former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley, former Pitt WR T.J. Porter and Christopher Henderson reportedly got into a physical altercation over a bottle of champagne with three off-duty officers around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning at the Recess Lounge in Philadelphia. ABC 6 reports two of the officers were hospitalized as a result of the altercation, and Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports one of the officers suffered a fractured skull. None of the alleged assailants were not arrested, but they are reportedly the focus of the investigation. The Bills released a statement saying the organization was "aware" of the reports and is "in the process of gathering more information." Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Reggie Bush (knee) says he is not retiring
    Impending free agent Reggie Bush (knee) said he is not retiring.

    Advice: Bush's first and likely only season with the 49ers ended early after he slipped on the concrete at the Edward Jones Dome and tore his meniscus Week 8. Bush should be ready for training camp, but it is not a given he will find a new home before then. Soon-to-be 31, Bush has played in 16 games total the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch retiring
    The Seahawks' official Twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

    Advice: Lynch tweeted a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks' Twitter quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement are a fitting end to the spectacular career of one of the game's most enigmatic stars. Lynch finishes his career with 11,091 total yards and 83 TDs across 127 NFL games, and ranks 36th on the all-time rushing list. Though the stats are not overly impressive, Lynch was one of the most dominant backs in the game for the early part of this decade and made his mark with several memorable performances. Most iconic was his 67-yard touchdown run to clinch an upset Wild Card win against the Saints in 2011. Lynch was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013. He amassed six 100-plus-yard rushing performances in the playoffs, third most all time behind Emmitt Smith (7) and Terrell Davis (7). Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Stewart struggles as Panthers fall in SB50
    Jonathan Stewart managed 29 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, catching one pass for a loss of one.

    Advice: Stewart gave the Panthers an early scare when he limped off with a first-quarter foot injury, but he missed only a few series and hit pay dirt from a yard out in the second quarter, jackknifing head first over the pile. Stewart didn't have a run longer than five yards until the fourth quarter, when he ripped off a gain of 12. The Panthers largely abandoned the run when they fell down by two scores. J-Stew had a workmanlike 2015 season (242-989-4.1-6), but is no longer an asset in the passing game and turns 29 this May. The Panthers need to think about adding explosion to their running back stable this offseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Mike Tolbert loses fumble in loss to Denver
    Mike Tolbert rushed five times for 18 yards and missed his lone target in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to Denver.

    Advice: Tolbert's lowlight occurred on a short second-quarter run, at the end of which Broncos FS Darian Stewart helmeted the ball loose and ILB Danny Trevathan recovered for a Denver turnover. A 2015 Pro Bowl selection, Tolbert is headed into free agency at age 30. We suspect he'll return to the Panthers on a cost-effective short-term deal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.50 (226th)
     
  • Cotchery struggles in Super Bowl loss
    Jerricho Cotchery caught 2-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to Denver.

    Advice: Cotchery made the game's first miscue on Carolina's second drive, bobbling away a critical would-be first-down catch with the Panthers backed up against their own goal. Bradley Roby had tight coverage, but ultimately Cotchery dropped another pass on Carolina's very next possession. Cotchery's third target was well covered by Von Miller, but was again a debatable drop. It was an ugly finish to a pedestrian 2015-2016 season from Cotchery, who is entering free agency and turns 34 in June. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.70 (223rd)
     
  • Funchess goes 2-40 against Broncos
    Devin Funchess caught 2-of-5 targets for 40 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Still utilized as Carolina's fourth receiver, Funchess made his presence felt on a 24-yard contested catch with under a minute left in the second quarter. The 41st overall pick in last year's draft, Funchess doesn't turn 22 until May. He finished his first NFL regular season with a 31-473-5 receiving line, averaging 15.3 yards per catch. Ideally, Funchess will emerge as the Panthers' No. 2 wideout in 2016, complementing Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.64 (126th)
     
  • Olsen goes 4-41 against the Broncos
    Greg Olsen caught 4-of-9 targets for 41 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Olsen was shockingly quiet as the Broncos used Aqib Talib to follow Carolina's tight end in obvious passing situations, and "Seventh Floor G-Reg" failed to find separation against Denver's bracket coverage. Olsen was Cam Newton's clear-cut go-to receiver all season, but he is a candidate to be overdrafted in 2016 fantasy leagues. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) will be back, and Devin Funchess should command more targets. Olsen turns 31 this March. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.56 (31st)
     
  • Vernon Davis goes catch-less in SB50
    Vernon Davis was held catch-less in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Davis fell behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green at the end of the regular season and didn't have a single postseason reception. Davis still has top-end athleticism, but his focus and poor hands have sapped his game-day value. Davis also isn't nearly the in-line blocker he once was. At age 32, Davis' impending free agent market figures to be pretty quiet. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.76 (1984th)
     
  • Owen Daniels goes 1-18 against Panthers
    Owen Daniels caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Daniels' catch occurred on the game's first snap from scrimmage, sprinting across the seam for a gain of 18. Although Daniels still has reliable hands, his playmaking ability has understandably evaporated late in his career. The Broncos will have to decide whether 33-year-old Daniels is worth his $3.5 million scheduled in salary and bonuses. He'll turn 34 next November. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.38 (174th)
     
  • Hillman remains ineffective in SB50
    Ronnie Hillman failed to gain a yard on five carries and missed his lone target in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers.

    Advice: After C.J. Anderson opened the game with consecutive runs of 8 and 12, struggling Hillman was promptly thrown for a three-yard loss on Denver's very next snap. Anderson was utilized as the Broncos' clear-cut feature back in this one, while Hillman operated as a lightly used change of pace. Hillman was wholly ineffective throughout the playoffs, managing 54 yards on 32 carries (1.69 YPC). Continually buried at the line of scrimmage and weak in pass protection, Hillman will take the bad tape into unrestricted free agency. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:27 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    14.09 (98th)
     
  • Marshawn tweet indicates Lynch will retire
    A tweet from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday night indicated Lynch plans to retire.

    Advice: Lynch's tweet -- accessible at the link below -- has a "deuces" sign with two fingers up and a picture of Marshawn's green cleats. The cleats are hanging; BeastMode seems poised to "hang 'em up" after nine NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart leaves with left foot injury
    Jonathan Stewart limped off the field with a left foot injury on the Panthers' second drive of the Super Bowl, but returned on the team's fourth possession.

    Advice: Stewart has battled toe, foot, and ankle injuries for his entire NFL career, and ankle problems most recently. He was listed as questionable to return before coming back on the field late in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Report: Marshawn Lynch told friends he's retiring
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch has told "people close to him" he plans on retiring.

    Advice: Lynch has reportedly told members of the Seahawks' organization that he plans on hanging it up. Lynch, who was on the fence about coming back last year, struggled through an injury-plagued season while being outplayed by rookie Thomas Rawls. If this is it for Beast Mode, he'll finish his career with 9,112 rushing yards across nine NFL seasons. That total ranks 36th all-time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Owner will have no input on Roddy decision
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he will have no input on the decision to cut or retain Roddy White.

    Advice: "I have nothing but respect for Roddy and I love Roddy," Blank said. "When it comes to where Roddy is in the future, that's where the owner doesn't get involved. That's a decision that will be made by the coach, the coaching staff and personnel." Blank added the organization is still in the process of evaluating the roster. Coach Dan Quinn hinted White would stick around, but GM Thomas Dimitroff said White may have to redo his contract to stay with the team. White has already said he will not accept a pay cut. The two sides look headed for a divorce. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (249th)
     
  • Lions president keeping tabs on Megatron
    Lions president Rod Wood is hoping to introduce Calvin Johnson to GM Bob Quinn sometime next week.

    Advice: Wood said he's kept in touch with Johnson, exchanging texts as recently as Wednesday. Johnson hasn't officially announced his retirement yet and the Lions are hoping a sit-down with Quinn will help him change his mind. If Megatron does return in 2016, the Lions will likely have to re-work his contract. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Montee Ball arrested after domestic incident
    Free agent RB Montee Ball was arrested Friday morning in Madison, Wisconsin following an altercation with his girlfriend.

    Advice: Police were called to Ball's hotel around 3:40 a.m. after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table. "The woman told police she had a dispute with her boyfriend," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "She said he put his hands on her, picked her up and threw her." The woman reportedly suffered a cut that required stitches. Ball was taken to Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of "substantial battery." Ball spent time on New England's practice squad late last year, but didn't see any game action and was rumored to be significantly out of shape. It's quite possible Ball's NFL career is over. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • 'Fair to assume' Lynch's time in Seattle over
    NFL Network's Michael Robinson said it's "fair to assume" that Marshawn Lynch won't be back with the Seahawks.

    Advice: Robinson, of course, is the Seahawks' former fullback and Lynch's best friend. "I don’t think that’s a slight to Marshawn, just after a while, a back gets older, still wants more money," Robinson said. "A team has to be prepared to get younger at some point. And I think the injury didn’t help this year. The fact that he didn’t get the yards that he usually gets didn’t help this year. So we’ll see." Robinson also said he knows if Lynch will retire or not, but passed on spilling the beans. The Seahawks can save $6.5 million by releasing Beast Mode. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Doug Martin: I want to re-sign with the Bucs
    Free agent Doug Martin says he wants to re-sign with the Bucs.

    Advice: "I love Tampa and Tampa loves me," Martin said. "I’ve got a house out there so I do wish I’ll go back to Tampa." Martin also said he wouldn't complain if slapped with the franchise tag. The Bucs are well on the record as wanting Martin back. An accord will likely be reached. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (71st)
     
  • Victor Cruz won't have 'long-term problems'
    NJ.com reports Victor Cruz is expected to have "no long-term problems" from his torn calf.

    Advice: Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Cruz had a "torn fascia," a "very rare" injury. Going on 30, Cruz enters 2016 having appeared in six games over the past two years. At some point this offseason, his $7.9 million salary will be slashed. It's possible Cruz is outright released. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2254th)
     
  • Lions knew retirement was option for Johnson
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions informed coaching candidates during their 2014 search of "concerns doctors had for [Calvin] Johnson's longevity and the condition of his ankles."

    Advice: This means the Lions have known any season could be Johnson's last for at least the last two years, and yet they still failed to adequately address the position in the last two drafts, which were two of the best receiver classes in recent memory. Dealing with real health concerns, all indications are Johnson is serious about retirement. He just turned 30 in September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Mike Tolbert wants to remain with Panthers
    Impending free agent Mike Tolbert said he "absolutely" wants to re-sign with the Panthers.

    Advice: Tolbert should become the league's highest paid fullback after making the Pro Bowl two of the last three seasons. 30-year-old Tolbert will be seeking Marcel Reece money (four years, $14M). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.50 (226th)
     
  • Report: Lions aim to keep Mega with extension
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions' "goal" is to retain Calvin Johnson with a Larry Fitzgerald-esque extension.

    Advice: That's after they convince him to keep playing. Johnson has yet to publicly announce his intentions, but multiple reports suggest he's serious about retiring. If he changes his mind, the Lions apparently won't be paying him his $15.95 million salary, which comes with a monumental $24 million cap number. Fitzgerald agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal under similar circumstances last offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Report: Mega has already informed ownership
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Calvin Johnson has already called Lions ownership to "thank them for everything."

    Advice: In other words, he's saying his goodbyes. The league and the media that covers it seem to be having a hard time believing that Johnson, who doesn't turn 31 until September, is actually retiring, but all his actions suggest he's deadly serious. Unfortunately, it's looking like we've seen Megatron play his last snap. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Lions could show interest in Marvin Jones
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes impending free agent Marvin Jones could be Detroit's top free-agent target if Calvin Johnson retires.

    Advice: With Alshon Jeffery extremely likely to stay in Chicago, Jones is the top receiver available in a weak class. Detroit could also look to the draft to help replace Johnson, but top prospect Laquon Treadwell will be long gone by the time they draft at No. 16 overall. Replacing Johnson was always going to be difficult, but the lack of talent available both in the draft and free agency will make the task almost impossible. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 5:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.87 (131st)
     
  • Report: Calvin told Lions he plans to retire
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Calvin Johnson told Lions coach Jim Caldwell that he plans to retire.

    Advice: Megatron informed Caldwell of his retirement decision "the day after the regular season ended." Per Schefter, Johnson had told friends and family he planned to make 2015 his final NFL year before the season began. The Lions reportedly "haven't given up hope" that Johnson will change his mind, but a "person close to him" says Johnson is "pretty content" with his decision. Johnson turned 30 years old in September. He has the entire offseason to reconsider -- with a $16 million salary hanging in the balance -- but there seems to be no question Megatron is serious about retirement at this point in time. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
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