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    • Reggie Wayne recently had triceps surgery
      Free agent Reggie Wayne recently underwent triceps surgery and is mulling whether to play or retire.

      Advice: 36 years old and having lost his effectiveness, Wayne would command no more than minimum-salary offers if he did decide to play one more season. He tore his ACL in 2013 and his triceps in 2014. The Colts would be better off moving forward with Donte Moncrief as the "X" receiver to T.Y. Hilton's Z. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (179th)
    • Dolphins release Brandon Gibson
      Dolphins released WR Brandon Gibson.

      Advice: This was an easy one to see coming. An average talent who ruptured his patellar tendon in 2013, Gibson never got back on track last season, operating as Miami's No. 4 receiver. He was owed nearly $3.5 million in salary and bonuses. Gibson can't win consistently on the outside and has lost quickness since his knee injury, hurting his ability to produce in the slot. He'll search for backup opportunities. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.85 (1932nd)
    • Cards likely have interest in Peterson
      The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects the Cardinals to have interest if Adrian Peterson becomes available.

      Advice: The Vikings want to keep Peterson, but probably not at his $12.75 million salary. Peterson may balk at accepting a pay cut from a team he feels left him under the bus during his 2014 fight against the NFL. With their quarterback aging and coming off his second career ACL tear, the Cardinals have a major need for a workhorse runner. Somers also believes the organization is still "haunted" to some extent by drafting OT Levi Brown over Peterson in 2007. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Bengals cut WR Greg Little
      Bengals released WR Greg Little.

      Advice: Little was only owed $745,000 and is not yet 26 years old, but he showed so little during his 2014 stint with the Bengals that they didn't so much as deem him worth carrying into the offseason. Little is a 2011 second-round bust. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2133rd)
    • Bears re-sign TE Zach Miller to 1-year deal
      Bears re-signed TE Zach Miller to a one-year contract.

      Advice: Miller, 30, was set to become a free agent. He had a monster preseason opener last fall, reeling in 6-of-6 targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns while working with the starters. He suffered a Lisfranc injury a week later and missed the season. Miller will compete for a roster spot in training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1820th)
    • Dobson committed to getting back on track
      Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is participating in a rigorous offseason training program in Arizona.

      Advice: Dobson showed potential as a rookie in 2013, hauling in 519 yards and four touchdowns. Injuries made him a non-factor last season (five targets in four games). A former second-round pick, Dobson is still only 23 years old, but is likely entering a make-or-break offseason with New England. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2027th)
    • ARZ, IND, DAL could show interest in Peterson
      PFT's Mike Florio considers the "universe of teams" for Adrian Peterson to be the Vikings, Cardinals, Colts, and Cowboys.

      Advice: Florio also names Seattle if Marshawn Lynch hangs up the cleats. Arizona needs to shift Andre Ellington back to a Shane Vereen-type role, the Colts are likely to move on from Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw also a free agent, and the Cowboys are in danger of losing DeMarco Murray. We'd add the Bills to the mix. Coach Rex Ryan loves veteran running backs, and new OC Greg Roman pounds the ball on the ground. Peterson won't hurt for a job. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • No progress made in Demaryius contract talks
      With Tuesday's deadline for the franchise tag approaching, the Broncos and free agent Demaryius Thomas are no closer to signing a long-term deal.

      Advice: Thomas fully expects to receive the franchise tag, which would pay him around $13 million. There's no way Demaryius is leaving Denver after the season he had in 2014 (111 catches, franchise record 1,619 yards). However, his large cap hit could force Peyton Manning to restructure his deal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Dolphins throw in the towel on Brian Hartline
      Dolphins released WR Brian Hartline.

      Advice: A low-ceiling receiver who is allergic to the end zone, Hartline bottomed out with a miserable 2014 season (39 catches for 474 yards in 16 games). It would have been preposterous for Miami to keep him at his $5.9 million salary. Hartline has a pair of 1,000-yard seasons on his resume, but he's a complementary receiver at best. Hartline's departure makes the Dolphins more likely to keep Mike Wallace and gives another boost to second-year slot WR Jarvis Landry. Still only 28, Hartline could be a starter on a team like the Browns. He also happens to be from Canton (OH) and played college football at Ohio State. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.59 (2550th)
    • 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
      Today, 7:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.27 (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
      Today, 7:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (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
      Today, 6:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.03 (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
      11.87 (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
      6.74 (130th)
    • 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
      6.90 (83rd)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Eagles are very likely to keep Darren Sproles
      Cutting Darren Sproles would only save the Eagles $600K against the cap.

      Advice: Sproles' versatility as a hybrid receiver/running back makes him a great fit for Chip Kelly's offense, even if the volume was lacking last season. He is certain to be back with the Eagles in 2015 as a pass-game complement to feature back LeSean McCoy and big back Chris Polk. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (213th)
    • 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
      6.74 (130th)
    • 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
      6.74 (130th)
    • Brandon Gibson likely to be cap casualty
      The Miami Herald considers Brandon Gibson a candidate to be released.

      Advice: Gibson is due $4.3 million after spending the majority of 2014 as the Dolphins' No. 4 receiver. Miami can save $3.26M by releasing him as a post-June 1 cut. 27-year-old Gibson has just 59 catches over the last two years. The Dolphins also want to move on from Brian Hartline's $7.3M cap hit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.85 (1932nd)
    • 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
      6.90 (83rd)
    • 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
      5.53 (180th)
    • 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)
    • 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
      6.90 (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
      6.90 (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
      6.90 (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)
    • 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
      7.27 (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)
    • 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
      7.27 (120th)
    • Broncos plan to franchise Demaryius Thomas
      The Broncos will use the franchise tag on free agent Demaryius Thomas if they cannot come to a long-term agreement.

      Advice: Teams have until March 2 to apply the tag. That leaves 10 days to work out a long-term contract. It's extremely unlikely to happen, leaving the tag as Thomas' most likely fate. The sides would then have until mid-July to hammer out a multi-year deal. The tag for receivers costs roughly $12.7 million. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Reggie Wayne's playing future in question
      Colts GM Ryan Grigson indicated at the Combine that he's unsure of free agent Reggie Wayne's desire to keep playing.

      Advice: Wayne's performance fell off a cliff in 2014 as he attempted to return from a torn ACL at age 36. He had a negative impact on Indianapolis' offense. Grigson acknowledged Wayne still means a lot "to the organization," but his future is "up in the air." We would not expect Wayne back in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (179th)
    • 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
      6.74 (130th)
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