FFL 2015 (ID# 285420)
  • Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch retiring
    The Seahawks official twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

    Advice: Lynch posted a tweet with a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging on a telephone wire during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks official account quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement is 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 total touchdowns 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. The most iconic of which 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. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.24 (226th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.37 (126th)
     
  • Cam dominated by Denver D in Super Bowl loss
    Cam Newton completed 18-of-41 passes for 265 yards and an interception as the Panthers fell to the Broncos 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, adding six carries for 45 yards but also losing two fumbles.

    Advice: Cam showed nerves right away, airmailing his first pass far above the head of a wide-open Corey Brown. The Broncos got to Newton on Carolina's second drive, as Von Miller strip sacked him in the end zone where DT Malik Jackson recovered for an early 10-0 lead. Cam finally got the offense going five drives in, hitting Brown for a 20-yard sideline catch before gaining 11 and 12 yards on consecutive scrambles. Another Brown catch set up Jonathan Stewart's one-yard touchdown. Cam's third-quarter interception deflected off Ted Ginn's hands and into the arms of Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan. Super Bowl MVP Miller tortured Carolina, recording a second strip sack of Cam in the fourth quarter at Carolina's four-yard line. The Broncos tied a Super Bowl record with seven team sacks, humbling Newton after his MVP season. Newton will turn 27 in May. He figures to be one of the first three quarterbacks off the board in 2016 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    35.11 (1st)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.34 (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 Yesterday, 7:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.03 (174th)
     
  • Broncos OLB Von Miller named Super Bowl MVP
    Von Miller earned game MVP honors as the Broncos downed the Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Miller was credited with 2.5 sacks, two more quarterback hits, six tackles (five solo), and a pass breakup. He continually dominated battles versus Mike Remmers, whipping the Panthers' overmatched right tackle with pure speed. Denver tied a Super Bowl record with seven team sacks. Miller's MVP trophy will be a nice bargaining chip as he gets set for free agency. The Broncos would be silly to let Miller hit the open market, of course, and in a worst-case scenario will retain him on the franchise tag. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.01 (1040th)
     
  • Demaryius struggles even as Broncos prevail
    Demaryius Thomas managed one catch for eight yards on six targets in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Demaryius got shadow treatment from Josh Norman on perimeter routes. He wasn't targeted until 16 minutes in and was immediately smacked by MLB Luke Kuechly on his first look, missing the pass on Kuechly's deflection. Demaryius' lone catch came on a bubble screen in the slot late in the first half. Norman ultimately won the battle outside. Thomas' best play was to draw a pass interference flag on Norman in the fourth quarter, setting up C.J. Anderson's one-yard TD. The NFL's worst kinda-awesome player, Thomas will return as the Broncos' No. 1 receiver in 2016. His base salary will be $13 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.54 (72nd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    14.76 (98th)
     
  • Anderson rushes 23-90-1 against Panthers
    C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 90 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-4 targets for ten yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Anderson finally and deservedly got the start over Ronnie Hillman and capitalized early with runs of 8 and 12 on his first two carries. Anderson added a tackle-busting 34-yard burst in the second quarter. His one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter put icing on Denver's win. Although Anderson's slow start and committee with Ronnie Hillman rendered him a fantasy football disappointment, Anderson was very arguably the Broncos' best offensive player from Week 7 on. 25-year-old Anderson now heads to restricted free agency, where he should earn at least a second-round tender. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.50 (76th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Corey Brown (concussion) ruled out for game
    Corey Brown is done for the day in Super Bowl 50 due to a concussion.

    Advice: It's a big blow to Carolina's offense, which is down by two scores and will likely need to throw the ball successfully to engineer a comeback. Brown has been the Panthers' best wide receiver this postseason, and had a team-high 80 yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (133rd)
     
  • Panthers WR Brown checked for concussion
    Corey Brown left Sunday's Super Bowl game against the Broncos with a possible concussion.

    Advice: Brown has had a huge postseason and showed up big time in the Super Bowl before leaving, catching 4-of-7 targets for 80 yards. One play after Brown left the game, Ted Ginn deflected a target into the hands of Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan, giving the ball back to Denver. The Broncos lead 16-7. Brown will need to pass the NFL's in-game concussion tests in order to return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (133rd)
     
  • Broncos promote Anderson over Hillman at RB
    The Broncos indeed started C.J. Anderson over Ronnie Hillman in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Longtime beat writer Mike Klis reported this would happen before game time. Anderson has been a far superior runner to Hillman since the first six weeks of the season, and is now being featured ahead of Hillman in Sunday's bout with the Panthers. As of halftime, Anderson had 58 yards on eight carries. Two of Hillman's three first-half runs were thrown for a loss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.50 (76th)
     
  • Broncos to start C.J. Anderson over Hillman
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos will start C.J. Anderson over Ronnie Hillman in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Hillman has technically been Denver's starter since Week 6, after Anderson got off to a painfully slow start. Anderson has severely outplayed Hillman ever since and especially in the playoffs, where Hillman is averaging 2.00 yards per carry and Anderson is averaging nearly five. Klis notes Hillman will remain involved, but Anderson "will get the first chance to find his rhythm." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.50 (76th)
     
  • Panthers declare Super Bowl inactives
    Panthers declared RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Brenton Bersin, CB Lou Young, S Dean Marlowe, RB Brandon Wegher, WR Kevin Norwood, and DE Ryan Delaire inactive for Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Fifth-round rookie Artis-Payne has been inactive since losing a red-zone fumble in Carolina's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks. He'll return in 2016 to compete for the top backup job behind Jonathan Stewart. RE Jared Allen (foot) and WLB Thomas Davis (arm) are active, as expected. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.68 (75th)
     
  • Eagles not expected to franchise Sam Bradford
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford.

    Advice: The Eagles may have to do some cap gymnastics after signing Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Lane Johnson and Vinny Curry to long-term extensions. The projected franchise number for quarterbacks is $19.7 million, which is actually less than Bradford asked for when the two sides were negotiating during the season. Schefter said the Eagles still have "some interest" in retaining Bradford, but new coach Doug Pederson is also "interested" in a reunion with Nick Foles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.45 (30th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Dolphins view Jay Ajayi as a starter
    The Dolphins believe they have a starting-caliber running back in Jay Ajayi.

    Advice: Beat writer Barry Jackson believes Miami will try to retain Lamar Miller, but Olivier Vernon remains the team's top priority in free agency. Part of the Dolphins' willingness to move on from Miller stems from the potential they see in Ajayi, who flashed explosiveness as both a runner and receiver as a rookie. If Miller leaves, Ajayi could be close to an every-down back if the Dolphins don't pursue serious competition. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.54 (2587th)
     
  • Davis (arm) in good shape for Super Bowl 50
    Athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion doesn't expect Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) to be limited in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

    Advice: "The biggest challenge for him right now is, what's it going to feel like to take a blow on it," said Vermillion. "The nice thing is, wrist motion is going to be there, elbow motion is going to be there, and his grip is there." Davis has made a miraculous recovery from a broken arm and should play his usual snaps on Sunday. He shouldn't need any more surgery after having a six-inch plate installed during the bye week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (1158th)
     
  • Broncos expected to franchise tag Von Miller
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos will place the franchise tag on Von Miller and then try to work out an extension.

    Advice: The Broncos could theoretically use the tag on Brock Osweiler, but Miller is understandably the top priority. Miller has keyed Denver's pass rush for the last four years and is coming off a monster game against New England in the AFC Championship. Last year, the franchise number for linebackers was $13.195 million. That number should jump to about $14 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:34 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.01 (1040th)
     
  • Cam Newton wins 2015 Most Valuable Player
    Associated Press named Cam Newton its 2015 Most Valuable Player.

    Advice: Newton was the clear MVP frontrunner, throwing for 3,837 yards and a 35:10 TD/INT ratio in the regular season. He rushed for 636 yards (4.8 YPC) and 10 touchdowns, making him the first player in NFL history to post 30-plus pass touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. Newton’s career highs came without top WR Kelvin Benjamin (ACL). His play elevated a middling cast to a 15-win season and Super Bowl appearance. Newton won MVP in a landslide, getting 48 first-place votes. He also beat Antonio Brown (10 votes) for Offensive Player of the Year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    35.11 (1st)
     
  • Thomas Davis (arm) probable for Super Bowl
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera already confirmed Davis will start. Despite being just two weeks removed from surgery, Davis should play his normal snaps. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (1158th)
     
  • Rivera confirms Thomas Davis will start SB50
    Coach Ron Rivera confirmed WLB Thomas Davis (arm) will start and play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis broke his arm in the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals, but quickly had surgery to stabilize the injury. At 33 years old (next month), Davis has been determined to play in the big game, as he may never make it back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (1158th)
     
  • '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)
     
  • Norman hints he'll cover Demaryius Thomas
    Panthers RCB Josh Norman expects to primarily cover Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Norman has been having a war of words with Emmanuel Sanders, but it appears he'll be deployed on Thomas. Thomas had an up and down year, but still ended up with 105 catches for 1,304 yards. He's been limited to six grabs for 52 yards in the postseason, however. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.54 (72nd)
     
  • Doug Pederson discusses adding young QB
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team could "possibly" add a "young quarterback."

    Advice: Pederson was asked about the roster in an interview with CSN Philly. "I think the pieces are there." Pederson said. "And then you start just kinda filling in. A hole here, a hole there, get some depth here, you know, get you a young quarterback possibly, and then you just start developing your talent and you see what happens after that." Sam Bradford is only 28, but he would not be considered a "young" quarterback. ESPN's Phil Sheridan reported the Eagles could let Bradford walk if they believe they can get a "legit quarterback" in the draft, and it sounds like Pederson is open to that option. Bradford remains likely to stay in Philly, but it is not set in stone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.45 (30th)
     
  • 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
    9.24 (226th)
     
  • Thomas Davis (broken arm) practicing in full
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Davis was held out of practice last week. His status hasn't been in doubt despite having surgery after the NFC title game. Barring a setback, Davis will be ready for the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (1158th)
     
  • Thomas Davis (broken arm) practices Monday
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) practiced Monday.

    Advice: It was just a light practice, but Davis said he "really felt good" just a week after undergoing surgery to repair a broken arm. "I haven’t tried anything that I can’t do yet, but if I get to something, I’ll definitely let you know," Davis said. "But right now, I’m able to do everything." Davis has been adamant he will play in the Super Bowl. It would be shocking if he is not ready to go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (1158th)
     
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