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    • Some within Cowboys like Joseph Randle
      According to ESPN Dallas, there are people within the Cowboys who believe Joseph Randle can be a 1,400-yard rusher.

      Advice: Those people are likely sharing a drink with Jerry Jones, who always looks at his players with rose-colored glasses. Randle is a decent back who averaged a whopping 6.73 YPC on his 51 carries in 2014, but he's nowhere near DeMarco Murray's skill level. There are also questions about Randle as a receiver and in pass pro. Still, he's a name to monitor closely (along with Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar) as we wait to see if DeMarco bolts in free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.77 (2413th)
    • Teddy Bridgewater on track for leap forward
      ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling fully expects "bigger and better things" from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2.

      Advice: Bridgewater recorded the third-highest completion percentage (64.4) and seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) by a rookie in NFL history. He did it even though Cordarrelle Patterson was a liability, Kyle Rudolph was hurt, Adrian Peterson missed 15 games and he was learning Norv Turner's offense for the first time. Over the final six weeks of the season, Bridgewater was fantasy's No. 10 QB and he'll bring serious QB2 appeal heading into 2015 -- especially if the Vikings bring back Peterson. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.44 (28th)
    • T-Rich's suspension voids contract guarantees
      Former agent Joel Corry confirms Trent Richardson's suspension voids the guarantees on his $3.18M 2015 base salary.

      Advice: Richardson was suspended during the playoffs for conduct detrimental to the team. He'll likely file a grievance through the NFLPA, but if the suspension stands then the Colts can dump their inept running back without paying him the final year of his guaranteed rookie contract. It would be a tiny silver lining for the franchise, who gave the Browns a first-round pick to acquire Richardson early in the 2013 season. He's been outperformed badly by players named Boom Herron and Zurlon Tipton. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (164th)
    • Bucs QB Mike Glennon could be trade bait?
      Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Bucs QB Mike Glennon.

      Advice: Although Glennon was quietly effective as a rookie in 2013, the Lovie Smith regime never gave him much of a shot. Glennon started just five games in 2014, operating mostly as a backup to 35-year-old journeyman Josh McCown. Now the Bucs, likely to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, should be even more motivated to trade Glennon than they were last year. Perhaps a QB-desperate team like the Bills or Jets would be willing to part with a late-round pick. Glennon is under contract for just $687,188 in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2661st)
    • Greg Olsen hasn't had extension talks yet
      Greg Olsen said he hasn't had any substantial contract extension talks with the Panthers yet.

      Advice: Olsen's deal is not a priority as he's signed through the 2015 season. It would also be silly for the Panthers to "buy high" right now as the tight end is coming off a career-best season at age 29. We wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers make Olsen play out 2015 as a contract-year player, ensuring he's highly motivated as the No. 2 pass-game weapon behind Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.26 (76th)
    • Corey Fuller wants to improve route-running
      Lions WR Corey Fuller said his offseason goal is to improve his route-running.

      Advice: Fuller, a former track star that is still raw as an NFL wideout, caught just 14 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown as an NFL sophomore. He's going to have to expand his route tree to separate from the likes of T.J. Jones, Ryan Broyles and Jeremy Ross. We're not expecting it to happen, leaving Fuller as a sub-package reserve once again in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.49 (2592nd)
    • Mark Ingram could be option for Cowboys
      Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website thinks Mark Ingram could be an option to replace fellow impending free agent DeMarco Murray.

      Advice: The chances of Murray re-signing with Dallas seem extremely long, as he should be following the cash. The Cowboys don't have the cash to line Murray's pockets. Ingram also won't be coming cheap, but he won't be as expensive as Murray. If Ingram lands in Dallas behind that offensive line and in OC Scott Linehan's scheme, he'd be flirting with RB1 numbers on a weekly basis. Ingram is likely to command $3-5 million per year on the open market after his breakout 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.11 (39th)
    • Blackmon pleaded no contest to weed charge
      Suspended WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on November 20.

      Advice: The charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon commits no crimes for six months after November 20. According to beat writer Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement "within the next five weeks." From the date Blackmon fills out the application, Roger Goodell would have 60 days to decide whether to reinstate him to the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • Vernon Davis says he'll participate
      Vernon Davis promises he will participate in the 49ers' offseason program.

      Advice: Davis skipped almost all of the 49ers' offseason last year before turning in a career-worst season. Davis turns 31 years old later this week and it's fair to wonder if he's reached his decline phase. He failed to produce in the passing game last season and even seemed to hit a wall as a run blocker. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.71 (187th)
    • Tom Brady has a cold
      Tom Brady has dealt with a cold for the last few days but never missed practice.

      Advice: Tommy has a case of the sniffles and will also have to use a fully inflated football against the Seahawks Sunday. We're not sure how he'll survive these dual obstacles. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.28 (2554th)
    • Report: Rams interested in trading for Foles
      A source tells NJ.com that the Rams have interest in Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.

      Advice: Foles is 14-4 as a starter over the last two seasons, but there's plenty of reason to believe he is not Chip Kelly's guy for the long haul. Kelly inherited Foles, he prefers a mobile quarterback, Foles regressed sharply as a thrower in Year 2 and the Eagles could be plotting a move up in the draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. According to NJ.com, the QB-desperate Titans and Texans would also have interest in Foles, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract. The Rams have already said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) will face competition in training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:36 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2439th)
    • Matthews could replace Cooper on outside
      Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia says it makes a lot of sense for Jordan Matthews to replace Riley Cooper as an outside receiver in two-wide sets.

      Advice: Cooper was arguably the worst starting wideout in the NFL this season, but the Eagles will bring him back in 2015 thanks to a silly $22.5M contract they gave him last year. That doesn't mean Cooper's role won't change. Matthews, who was strictly a slot receiver as a rookie, would be a massive upgrade out wide and can still move inside in 3- and 4-wide formations. At 6'3/212 with 4.46 speed and a 10-foot broad jump, he has the measureables to make the transition even if separation was a concern on college tape. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:57 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.54 (136th)
    • Dontrelle Inman set to return cheaply
      ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams confirms Dontrelle Inman is a good bet to stick on the 2015 roster.

      Advice: Inman, a former CFL stud with plus size, really flashed over the last two games of the season (12-158-0). The Chargers have him at a meager $510,000 base salary for 2015, so he'll be back to compete for a role behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. Eddie Royal is a free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (209th)
    • Forsett: BAL to keep same run scheme
      Free agent Justin Forsett said he's heard the Ravens will keep some of the same run-game principles under new OC Marc Trestman.

      Advice: Trestman takes over for Gary Kubiak, who implemented the highly successful Shanahan zone scheme. It resulted in a breakout year for 29-year-old Forsett, who put up 235-1,266-8 on the ground. It's a no-brainer for Trestman to leave the system in place while adding his own personal touch to the pass game -- a scheme that typically results in high-reception totals for his running backs. Forsett would be a nice fit and shouldn't be too expensive for the Ravens to bring back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.42 (14th)
    • Jimmy Graham now thinks he'll avoid surgery
      Following Sunday's Pro Bowl, Jimmy Graham said he still believes he will avoid offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham looked healthy during the Pro Bowl, catching three passes for 30 yards with two touchdowns. "It made a big difference, just having some rest," he said. We still don't know the exact specifics of Graham's injury, but we do know it really limited his catch radius and role during a disappointing 85-889-10 season. He'll get a lot more rest before next season, setting up a potential bounce-back campaign in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.10 (40th)
    • NFL to penalize Lynch if he does crotch grab
      The Seahawks will be penalized 15 yards if Marshawn Lynch makes an obscene gesture during Sunday's Super Bowl.

      Advice: Lynch has been fined a total of $31,050 for grabbing his crotch following touchdown runs this season. But he hasn't been penalized yet because the officials allegedly didn't see it. We can be certain that if he does it Sunday he'll get flagged as this story has gone national -- which is why coach Pete Carroll said he will speak to Beast Mode about the grab. According to offshore sportsbook Bovada, Lynch is an incredible -200 favorite to score a touchdown against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Odell Beckham says his hammy never got right
      Odell Beckham said the hamstring injury that plagued him last summer never fully healed.

      Advice: Two tears in his right hamstring caused Beckham to miss all of the offseason program, all of training camp and the first four games of the season. Then he put on one of the best displays by a rookie wideout ever, going 91-1,305-12 in just 12 games. We find it very hard to believe that he did this at less than 100 percent, but that's what he's saying. "I should be good by training camp," Beckham said after catching five balls in the Pro Bowl. "The plan is to play at full strength next season, and I definitely hope to do it. I'm just looking forward to getting healthy." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.94 (9th)
    • Jay Cutler tight with new QBs coach Loggains
      Jay Cutler has a "strong, personal relationship" with new QBs coach Dowell Loggains, and Cutler lobbied for the Bears to hire Loggains when Lovie Smith was still head coach.

      Advice: The Bears' hire of Loggains under new coach John Fox suggests the team intends to keep Cutler for 2015, despite speculation Cutler could be traded. It's believed Loggains won't be "afraid to challenge Cutler, which the quarterback welcomes." A former Titans assistant, Loggains reportedly "pushed hard" for Tennessee to draft Cutler over Vince Young in 2006. Almost all signs point to Cutler remaining the Bears' quarterback in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled
      Due to his latest suspension, Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled through the 2016 season, and he will only be eligible for restricted free agency in 2017.

      Advice: This assumes the Browns don't cut Gordon. If they hold onto his rights -- doing so wouldn't count against Cleveland's roster limit -- Gordon will be signed for 2016 and eligible for the Browns to "tender" in 2017. All of this also assumes Gordon commits no violations during his year away. His contract will continue to be "tolled" as long as he's suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • 'Optimism' Justin Blackmon will return in '15
      FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports "lots of folks" inside the NFL are "optimistic" suspended WR Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015.

      Advice: Just as Josh Gordon's Dynasty league owners get the worst news possible, Blackmon's get a ray of hope. The Jaguars hope to have an update on Blackmon's progress before May's draft, at which point they can begin planning for the 2015 season. Blackmon remains "suspended indefinitely," with no concrete date for potential reinstatement. At Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell's season-ending presser this past December, he said he'd "heard some good things" about Blackmon's recovery from substance abuse. Blackmon turned 25 two weeks ago. His return would be a huge boost for beleaguered Blake Bortles. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • Josh Gordon suspended for consuming alcohol
      Profootballtalk's Mike Florio confirms Josh Gordon's one-year suspension stems from a failed test for alcohol, a substance Gordon was prohibited from consuming following his July 2014 DUI.

      Advice: Consuming alcohol seems minor to all of us, but it was explicitly banned for Gordon as part of his DUI treatment plan. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport noted on Twitter, the NFL's substance abuse policy is "extremely strict and spelled out. He'll wait for 2016." Gordon will be 25 1/2 years old when the 2016 season kicks off. He led the NFL in receiving yards at age 22. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon unlikely to successfully appeal
      A source tells Profootballtalk.com that a successful appeal for Josh Gordon's latest suspension is "unlikely at this point."

      Advice: Gordon allegedly tested positive for alcohol, something he was presumably prohibited from consuming in connection with his laundry list of drug-related misdeeds. Per PFT's Mike Florio, Gordon's one-year ban is likely a "done deal." The Browns need wide receiver help. And a quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon fails another test, banned 1 year
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon has flunked yet another drug test and will be subject to a one-year suspension.

      Advice: Details aren't yet known, but should trickle out within the next 48 hours. Gordon was suspended ten games to open the 2014 season for multiple failed drug tests. The Browns also suspended him for Week 17 following a violation of team rules. There were postseason rumors the Browns might try trading Gordon this offseason, but the latest ban effectively torpedoes his trade value. The Browns may outright release him shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Jordan Cameron likely to walk in free agency
      ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects the Browns to let Jordan Cameron walk in free agency.

      Advice: Grossi previously predicted Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray would be Cleveland's starting tight ends to open the 2015 season. Cameron is a top-five talent at the tight end position, but the Browns appear poised to move on following an injury-riddled 2014 campaign. Cameron's free agent market will be fascinating to track. The 26-year-old is likely to come at a nice discount. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.31 (118th)
    • Dolphins express interest in re-signing Clay
      The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have "privately indicated" they'd like to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay.

      Advice: This comes as no real surprise as Clay and DT Jared Odrick are Miami's top two free agents. Clay is coming off a down year where he fought through a season-long knee injury. It should help lower his price. Clay is one of the more versatile finesse tight ends in the league with the ability to line up in the backfield. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Ryan Broyles down to his final shot with team
      The Detroit Free Press believes Ryan Broyles is down to his last chance to make the Lions this offseason.

      Advice: Broyles, the 54th pick in the 2012 draft, tore his ACL as a rookie and ruptured his Achilles' as a sophomore before being active for only five games this past season. He caught just two passes for 25 yards as the No. 5 receiver. Broyles will turn 27 in April. He's not even worth holding onto in deeper Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2037th)
    • Report: Nothing imminent between Colts, Luck
      The Indianapolis Star reports there's "nothing imminent" on a contract extension for Andrew Luck.

      Advice: ESPN reported this week the Colts were working on a new deal for Luck. Entering the final year of his contract, Luck is expected to be extended at some point during the offseason. Luck led the NFL in touchdowns (40) and finished behind only Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger in passing yards (4,761). He's expected to command a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the league, likely in the range of $25 million per season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.17 (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
      Saturday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.10 (40th)
    • 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
      Saturday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.42 (14th)
    • Jets to release Percy 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-rounder if he is still on the Jets' roster in 2015. Cimini doubts new GM Mike Maccagnan will be willing to sacrifice two rounds in order to keep an injury-prone receiver and his $10.5 million scheduled pay. We tend to agree. Harvin will likely be looking for work during free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 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 may want to test the market before returning to the hot mess that is the Browns, but in the end Cleveland will likely be Hoyer's best opportunity. It is unlikely Hoyer gets anything better than backup offers on the open market, and in Cleveland he would at least have the possibility of winning a starting job. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • 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 Seahawks future 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-year-old running back with a history of back spasms 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 Super Bowl run. It would be surprising if Lynch is let go this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • NFL issues Friday statement on 'DeflateGate'
      The NFL issued a statement Friday on "DeflateGate," saying it's been determined that footballs used by the Patriots in the second half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game were properly inflated, but footballs used by the Patriots in the first half were "under-inflated."

      Advice: The investigation is being led by Ted Wells and Jeff Pash. Wells and Pash have interviewed 40 people, and their investigation remains "ongoing" with no timetable for a resolution. Per the initial statement, "The goals of the investigation will be to determine the explanation for why footballs used in the game were not in compliance with the playing rules and specifically whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action." The Patriots have publicly denied altering footballs at any point before or during last Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.28 (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
      6.30 (164th)
    • 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
      6.30 (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
      13.11 (39th)
    • Browns approach Hoyer about extension
      ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler reports the team has reached out to free agent Brian Hoyer about a contract extension.

      Advice: Fowler believes talks could heat up closer to February's Combine, where everyone in the NFL meets. The Browns are expected to offer "backup quarterback money," which is what Hoyer's on-field play warrants. Hoyer and risk-taking agent Joe Linta may first want to see what the open market has in store. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Brady: 'I have no knowledge of wrongdoing'
      Tom Brady denied any wrongdoing stemming from allegations of football deflation by the Patriots at his Thursday press conference.

      Advice: "I have no knowledge of wrongdoing," said a shaken Brady, who conceded he's disappointed the ball-deflation allegations have taken away from New England's on-field success. Brady said he saw 24 footballs before Sunday's AFC title game, and all of them "felt perfect." Brady's presser comes one day after Patriots coach Bill Belichick flatly denied altering footballs in the playoffs. The NFL's investigation remains ongoing. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.28 (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
      11.10 (40th)
    • Ravens tipped off Colts about deflated balls
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Ravens tipped off the Colts about the Patriots' alleged practice of deflating footballs.

      Advice: The NFL reportedly planned to test the Patriots' footballs at halftime, entering the AFC Championship game. There is still debate about whether a team would truly benefit from deflated footballs among players and NFL types. Either way, it's clear opponents have noticed a difference in the air inflating balls the Patriots have played with. The NFL's investigation is "ongoing." Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.28 (2554th)
    • 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
      6.30 (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
      Jan 19, 2:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (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
      Jan 19, 12:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • New coach Fox noncommittal on Cutler
      New coach John Fox declined to comment on whether he believes Jay Cutler will be a Bear in 2015.

      Advice: Speaking at his introductory press conference, Fox could have come out and said Cutler is his guy. Instead, he waffled. Cutler melted down badly in 2015, even with passing-game guru Marc Trestman at the controls. It culminated in him getting benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Cutler's $15.5M guaranteed salary makes him both difficult to cut and difficult to trade, but arm talent like his is unique. "I'm looking forward to getting to know Jay," Fox said. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • 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
      Jan 19, 5:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (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
      Jan 19, 5:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.17 (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
      6.30 (164th)
    • 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
      5.28 (2554th)
    • 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
      21.17 (6th)
    • 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
      15.35 (16th)
    • 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
      6.30 (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
      6.30 (164th)
    • Dolphins will push to keep Charles Clay
      ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker believes the Dolphins will try to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay before free agency begins.

      Advice: Clay had a down year in 2014, catching 58 balls for 605 and three touchdowns while battling through knee and hamstring injuries. He is still one of the most versatile H-backs in the league, and would likely generate plenty of interest on the open market despite the down season. The Dolphins would be smart to lock him up early. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:05 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
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