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    • Josh Gordon addresses issues in open letter
      Suspended WR Josh Gordon insists he does not have addiction issues, and says he believed he was no longer being tested for alcohol following the regular season.

      Advice: Writing in an open letter, Gordon took his critics to task, trying to paint a picture of a player who has been more unlucky than wayward. He continues to insist his failed 2014 marijuana test was the result of second-hand smoke. He also says the alcohol that led to his failed test earlier this month was consumed on a flight with other Browns players, and was the first time he had drank since his July 2014 DWI. Gordon said he's not yet sure if he will appeal his year-long ban. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding his troubles, Gordon is out of second chances with the NFL. He needs to avoid trouble of any kind from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Huff could get a crack at Cooper's job?
      Philly Magazine says it's "not out of the question" that Josh Huff could steal Riley Cooper's starting job in 2015.

      Advice: If the Eagles choose to keep Jordan Matthews in a strict slot role, Huff's path to playing will be clearer. We know Cooper, arguably the worst starting wideout in the league last season, is on shaky ground. The problem is Huff was not impressive as a rookie, catching just eight passes and losing a critical fumble. Profiling more as a sub-package wideout than front-line player, he's only a deep Dynasty hold for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.82 (2617th)
    • Austin Collie signs with Montreal Alouettes
      Former Colts WR Austin Collie has agreed to terms with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

      Advice: Collie has been out of the NFL since 2013 and hadn't had a real role since 2011, thanks in large part to multiple concussions and a knee injury. Now 29 years old, he's settling for a job in the minors. Collie was born in Hamilton, giving him "national" status for the Alouettes (Duron Carter's former team). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2209th)
    • Patriots remove LaFell from injury report
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report.

      Advice: LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Stevie Johnson expected to start in 2015?
      The Sacramento Bee calls 49ers WR Stevie Johnson a "presumed starter" for 2015.

      Advice: Michael Crabtree is a free agent and seems unlikely to re-sign with the 49ers. Brandon Lloyd is also headed for free agency, leaving Anquan Boldin and Johnson atop the depth chart. Johnson played just 305 snaps this past season, catching 35 balls for 435 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 3 receiver. Johnson is a crisp route runner with good hands, but the 49ers desperately need a field stretcher out wide. Johnson and Boldin are carbon-copy clones as possession receivers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Packers unlikely to make offer to RFA Boykin
      The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't envision the Packers even making an offer to restricted free agent WR Jarrett Boykin.

      Advice: Boykin entered the season as the Packers' clear No. 3 receiver, but got hurt and was passed by rookie Davante Adams and left in the dust. He played just 122 offensive snaps after Week 3. Even if the Packers can't re-sign free agent Randall Cobb, Boykin appears on his way out. He's a slow possession receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.36 (2599th)
    • 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
      Tuesday, 6:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.49 (2592nd)
    • 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
      Monday, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • 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
      Monday, 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
      Monday, 6:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (209th)
    • 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
      Monday, 5:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.94 (9th)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Eagles and Maclin hit snag in negotiations
      The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Eagles and impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin "have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations."

      Advice: The two sides were very close to a deal at the end of the season, but talks hit a snag when Maclin switched agents and requested more money. After letting DeSean Jackson go last offseason, the Eagles cannot afford to let Maclin walk. The sides should get a deal done before Maclin hits the market on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • LaFell (shoulder, toe) listed questionable
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

      Advice: LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play next Sunday. LaFell will have a tough Super Bowl matchup, running routes against Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Chris Matthews fined for obscene gesture
      Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was fined $11,025 for making an obscene gesture in last Sunday's NFC Championship Game win.

      Advice: The fine has drawn attention because of Marshawn Lynch's response on Twitter, but seems warranted, and is unlikely to be reversed on appeal. A blocker and special teamer, Matthews was active just three times during the regular season. He won't make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2141st)
    • Report: STL met with Britt's agents this week
      The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports impending free agent Kenny Britt's player reps met with the Rams at the Senior Bowl.

      Advice: Britt has said he "definitely" wants to return to St. Louis, and it appears the feeling is mutual. All of Britt's best seasons have come under coach Jeff Fisher. With the Rams lacking anything resembling depth at receiver, a new deal makes sense for both sides. Britt wouldn't be a candidate for guaranteed money beyond 2015 on the open market. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.36 (146th)
    • Brandon LaFell limited on Thursday
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: LaFell did not aggravate his injuries in New England's AFC Championship Game victory. His status is not a concern for Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Aldrick Robinson signs futures contract
      Ravens signed WR Aldrick Robinson to a reserve/future contract.

      Advice: Now 26 years old, Robinson will spend the offseason at Owings Mills trying to convince Ravens brass he's worthy of a roster spot as a vertical streaker and special teams player. Robinson is 5'10/185 with sub-4.4 speed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2020th)
    • Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as No. 3 WR?
      ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells suggests free agent Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as a No. 3 wideout behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

      Advice: After a second consecutive year of bad tape, Nicks is going to find a cold market. We'll see if he's willing to settle for a bargain-basement contract to be a third receiver on a team that wants to play two tight ends (Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener) most of the time. The Colts paid Nicks $3.975M last season to go 38-405-4. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.99 (1916th)
    • Dolphins GM refuses to commit to Mike Wallace
      Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey refused to comment on whether Mike Wallace will be back with the team in 2015.

      Advice: Hickey danced around the question in his media session at the Senior Bowl, merely saying the decision would be a "collaborative" one. This comes on the heels of owner Stephen Ross admitting Wallace's future with the club is in doubt. Wallace is impossible to trade thanks to his enormous $12.1 million cap number. Wallace found more success in the red zone in 2014, but remains on a different page than Ryan Tannehill when it comes to the deep ball. It's going to be hard for the Dolphins to cut Wallace because they have little else behind Jarvis Landry. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.74 (130th)
    • Report: Marques Colston amenable to pay cut
      Marques Colston is reportedly amenable to a pay cut.

      Advice: Due $6.9 million and set to count $9.7 million against the cap, Colston is a prime candidate for a cut. Per Cole, Colston is willing to accept a smaller cut, but "may" balk if asked to take a significant reduction. Coming off a season where he was highly mediocre before Brandin Cooks' injury, we wouldn't be shocked if Colston were released outright. The Saints have one of the league's worst cap situations. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.44 (87th)
    • Myles White gets reserve/future deal
      Packers signed WR Myles White, CB Devonta Glover-Wright, S Jean Fanor, LB Adrian Hubbard, C Joe Madsen, RB Rajion Neal, LB Joe Thomas, OT Jeremy Vujnovich and OG Josh Walker to reserve/future contracts.

      Advice: A 2013 undrafted free agent, White caught nine passes across seven games in 2013, but never made it up to the 53-man roster in 2014. His most likely home next season will be the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1944th)
    • Rex Ryan talks up Sammy Watkins
      New coach Rex Ryan showered Sammy Watkins with praise Sunday.

      Advice: When Rex's Jets faced the Bills in Week 8, Watkins went for 157 yards and a touchdown. The next time they played, Ryan doubled the rookie wideout on every play. "Sammy is a one in every 10-year player that comes down the road," he said. It's clear Watkins will be a featured player for Rex and new OC Greg Roman, but there's plenty of reason for box-score concern. E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel are the only quarterbacks on the roster, Roman's track record isn't great with passing games and we know Ryan teams want to ground-n-pound. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.18 (97th)
    • Randall Cobb hopes to be back with Packers
      Free agent Randall Cobb said his preference is to re-sign with the Packers.

      Advice: Of course Cobb wants to stay with the team that drafted him, one that has a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. That doesn't mean he'll be giving a hometown discount. Cobb, our No. 3 free agent WR behind only Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, is going to fetch big-time offers -- likely in the range of the $45M extension with $15M guaranteed Victor Cruz landed. Considering Davante Adams and Jeff Janis are under contract cheaply, GM Ted Thompson may choose to allocate his funds elsewhere come March. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Reggie Wayne still undecided on future
      Free agent Reggie Wayne said Monday he's still undecided on if he'll try to play again in 2015.

      Advice: Just one year removed from an ACL tear and then fighting through a partially torn triceps, Wayne was brutally ineffective this season. The Colts saw it, as they phased the future Hall of Famer out down the stretch (zero catches, 37.5 percent of the snaps in the AFC Championship Game). If the Colts do bring back the 36-year-old Wayne next season, it will have to be in a depth and mentor role. He needs surgery to repair the tricep this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (179th)
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