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  • Stedman Bailey )head) still wants to play
    Stedman Bailey (head) still wants to return to playing in the NFL.

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

    Advice: Ball wasn't believed to be on the roster, but signed a reserve/future contract on Feb. 1. He was arrested on domestic violence charges last Thursday. Largely out of the league last season, the 2013 second-rounder was reportedly overweight on the Patriots' practice squad. It appears Ball's career could already be over. He turns 26 in December. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • More Manziel details emerge
    A "well-placed Browns source" tells ESPN's Adam Schefter Johnny Manziel wasn't drunk on Dec. 30, but was "heavily hung over on something."

    Advice: "There was something going on there," the source said. Manziel reportedly complained he was having trouble with light, had a headache and was vomiting. "This wasn't some massive cover-up," the source insisted. "What are you going to do? You have to put him in the protocol." The story adds up. It's another brick in the wall of Manziel's departure from Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • LeSean McCoy would be difficult to release
    $2.5 million of LeSean McCoy's $4.8 million salary for 2016 is guaranteed.

    Advice: The rest of it becomes guaranteed when the new league year begins on March 9. In other words, the Bills would have little financial incentive to move on from McCoy if he ends up getting charged in his assault case. Cutting McCoy now would create a whopping $10.5 million in dead money, and suck up an additional $5.325 million in cap space. Unless there are new, more explosive details yet to be released, we'd fully expect McCoy to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Mike Silver clarifies Johnny Manziel report
    NFL.com's Mike Silver says he regrets alleging that the Browns "lied" in his initial report, but stands by his assertion that Johnny Manziel showed up to practice "noticeably drunk" on Dec. 30.

    Advice: "If the Browns say they did not lie about Manziel's (concussion) diagnosis, I will take them at their word," Silver said. As in, perhaps it's possible the Browns mistook Manziel's drunkenness for a concussion. It's not impossible, but unlikely. The story, while explosive, is largely irrelevant at this point, as Manziel's Browns fate has long been sealed. His NFL future is trending toward "nonexistent." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Colts waive QB Ryan Lindley
    Colts waived QB Ryan Lindley.

    Advice: Lindley was signed before Week 17, when the Colts found themselves in truly dire quarterback straits. Going on 27, Lindley has scattered six starts across four NFL seasons. At best, he'll compete for someone's No. 3 job next summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2716th)
     
  • Vinatieri returning for 21st season in 2016
    Free agent K Adam Vinatieri confirms he'll return for a 21st season in 2016.

    Advice: "Not only a season, but lord willing, a couple of years," Vinatieri said. "There will come a time when it’s over for me. I don’t think that time is yet. I enjoy playing." The Colts have already said they'd like to re-sign Vinatieri, who remains one of the league's best kickers. Vinatieri will undoubtedly require a raise on the $2.5 million he averaged the past two years. Vinatieri turned 43 in December. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (198th)
     
  • Report:Browns lied about Manziel's concussion
    NFL Network's Mike Silver said the Browns lied about Johnny Manziel being in the concussion protocol Week 17.

    Advice: "Johnny Manziel, going into what would have been a start late in the season, showed up drunk at practice on a Wednesday," Silver reported. "The Browns lied and said he was in the concussion protocol." The Browns have already decided to move on from Manziel, but this report could lead to serious discipline for the organization if true. The Browns have denied the report. Manziel is currently under investigation for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend in January. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Elway says 'no deadline' for Peyton Manning
    Broncos GM John Elway said there is "no deadline" for Peyton Manning to make his retirement decision.

    Advice: Manning said Monday he plans to take "a few" weeks to make his decision. He will likely decide to retire, but if not he will put Elway in a tough spot. Manning is set to count $21.5 million against the cap, and his recent play does not justify that kind of hit. With his $19 million base salary set to guarantee on March 9, the Broncos need Manning to make his decision in the next month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Cotchery wants to re-sign with Panthers
    Impending free agent WR Jerricho Cotchery wants to re-sign with Carolina.

    Advice: Cotchery had a Super Bowl to forget, arguably dropping three passes including what would have been a critical first-down catch early in the game. Cotchery normally offers a reliable set of veteran hands, but he has not made much of an impact in his two seasons with the Panthers. Carolina could decide to move on as they attempt to upgrade the receiver position this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (223rd)
     
  • Mike Tolbert wants to remain in Carolina
    Impending free agent FB Mike Tolbert said he wants to remain with the Panthers.

    Advice: He has yet to talk with the front office. With Tolbert unlikely to break the bank, it makes sense for Carolina to re-sign the versatile fullback. Tolbert earned First-Team All-Pro honors for the second time in his career in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.77 (226th)
     
  • Marvin Jones won't accept 'hometown discount'
    Impending free agent WR Marvin Jones said he will not accept a "hometown discount."

    Advice: "I'd like to be back, but at the same time I am a free agent – no hometown discount, definitely not – but I'm a free agent," Jones told NFL Media prior to the Super Bowl. "It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. So it's just an exciting process." Poised to be the top free agent receiver available, it does not make sense for Jones to accept less money to play second fiddle to A.J. Green for the next several seasons. Jones should land himself a nice contract and potentially a No. 1 job this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.94 (131st)
     
  • 'Chances are good' Cruz and NYG work out deal
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes the "chances are good" Victor Cruz (calf) and the team work out a renegotiated deal which keeps the receiver in New York.

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

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

    Advice: "I’m going to speak for Ryan right now, which I typically don’t do," Jennings said. "He wants some more freedom. He’s been hand-held his entire career." It's unclear if Tannehill will get it from Gase and new OC Clyde Christensen, as Jay Cutler reportedly only had "limited audible latitude" under Gase in Chicago this past season. Still, Gase figures to be great for Tannehill after the young quarterback was held under wraps by Joe Philbin and Bill Lazor. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
  • Saints waive WR Seantavius Jones
    Saints waived WR Seantavius Jones.

    Advice: Jones was only due $600,000, so the Saints clearly didn't see much potential in him. Jones has spent the last two offseasons being talked up by Saints beat writers along with Brandon Coleman. Coleman flopped in his 2015 increased opportunity, while 23-year-old Jones (five snaps) barely saw the field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.36 (2643rd)
     
  • Manziel's ex: He beat & threatened to kill me
    According to the police affidavit signed by alleged victim Colleen Crowley, Johnny Manziel beat and threatened to kill Crowley on January 29.

    Advice: Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Crowley filed the affidavit as part of a request for a restraining order against Johnny Football. Crowley alleges Manziel hit her so hard he ruptured her eardrum and caused what's so far been permanent hearing loss in Crowley's left ear. Crowley also accuses Manziel of preventing her from leaving a Dallas hotel room and grabbing her by the hair and throwing Crowley into a vehicle. "Shut up or I'll kill us both," Manziel allegedly told Crowley at one point. Manziel and Crowley dated for two years and lived together for four months in Cleveland before the Dallas incident. Manziel agreed to the restraining order, which forbids him from seeing Crowley for two years. Police are still investigating whether Manziel should be arrested for domestic violence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Arrest warrants sought in LeSean McCoy case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports police are seeking arrest warrants in the LeSean McCoy nightclub case.

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

    Advice: The move is more than a year overdue. Cooper was one of the league's worst receivers in 2015, catching only 21 passes while diminishing as a blocker. Since averaging 17.8 yards per catch in 2013, Cooper has managed 11.9 yards per grab. He doesn't make plays. The transaction frees up $2.9 million in cap space. Going on 29, Cooper's phone won't be ringing off the hook. 49ers fans should be worried that coach Chip Kelly might want a reunion in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (2470th)
     
  • Vernon Davis plays 19 postseason snaps
    Free agent Vernon Davis played only 19 postseason snaps.

    Advice: Davis' Broncos tenure was as big of a dud as possible. He made huge mistakes in the regular season before being phased out down the stretch. Now 32, Davis remains a rare athlete at tight end, but the finer points of his game have eroded. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal in free agency. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.46 (1984th)
     
  • Tate: Calvin's 'body just isn't holding up'
    Golden Tate said Calvin Johnson's "body just isn't holding up."

    Advice: "When the rumors came out he was going to leave Detroit...I thought it might have been a money thing, or his contract was up, is what I initially thought. Because he showed up to work as the same Calvin that we've always known," Tate said. "But his body just isn't holding up." The Lions have reportedly had concerns about Johnson's ankles for several seasons. He missed three games and was limited in others with a high-ankle sprain in 2014, and his practice time was scaled back because of ankle issues last season. Dealing with real health concerns, it is not surprising Johnson is seriously considering retirement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Falcons leaning toward keeping Roddy White?
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter said the Falcons "appear to be leaning toward retaining" Roddy White.

    Advice: With White set to count just over $6.1 million against the salary cap, there has been speculation the Falcons will move on from their declining No. 2 receiver. GM Thomas Dimitroff recently said, "It's not always about the talent," however, and coach Dan Quinn has talked about White's value as a "competitor and leader." It would still be surprising if White is back on his current deal, but it looks like the Falcons are at least open to the idea. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.89 (249th)
     
  • Philly Police confirm two cops hospitalized
    Philadelphia Police confirmed two off-duty officers were hospitalized after an altercation inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

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

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

    Advice: Bush's first and likely only season with the 49ers ended early after he slipped on the concrete at the Edward Jones Dome and tore his meniscus Week 8. Bush should be ready for training camp, but it is not a given he will find a new home before then. Soon-to-be 31, Bush has played in 16 games total the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Report: 'No chance' Eagles reacquire Foles
    The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports the Eagles are not interested in reacquiring Rams QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday new coach Doug Pederson was interested in the Eagles' former quarterback, but a source told Bowen, "There is no chance the team will reacquire Foles." If accurate, it is the right decision by Philadelphia. Foles has not shown anything the last two seasons to suggest he is markedly better than current No. 2 Mark Sanchez, and trading even a late-round pick to acquire what looks like a bad contract is not a sound way to build a football team. The Rams are likely stuck with Foles until they can get out of his contract next offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • Eagles source denies Bradford, Foles report
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports the Eagles have not decided whether to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Sam Bradford.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Eagles had already decided not to use the franchise tag on Bradford, but a source denied those claims. Schefter's report also said new coach Doug Pederson was interested in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia, but Berman's source said the team has not discussed their former quarterback. This saga has a long way to go, but it would not be surprising if the Eagles balked at Bradford's price tag and pursued other options. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Manning's decision not coming for 'few' weeks
    On the TODAY Show, Peyton Manning said he will not make his decision on retirement for "a few more weeks."

    Advice: "I'll keep doing it for a few more weeks, and then, at the appropriate time, I think I'll make a decision," Manning said. "I have to tell you, though, I'm very much at peace with it." Manning has cited former coach Tony Dungy's advice not to make an emotional decision as his reason for delaying the announcement. With the script perfectly written, it would be surprising if Manning did not retire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch retiring
    The Seahawks' official Twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

    Advice: Lynch tweeted a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks' Twitter quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement are a fitting end to the spectacular career of one of the game's most enigmatic stars. Lynch finishes his career with 11,091 total yards and 83 TDs across 127 NFL games, and ranks 36th on the all-time rushing list. Though the stats are not overly impressive, Lynch was one of the most dominant backs in the game for the early part of this decade and made his mark with several memorable performances. Most iconic was his 67-yard touchdown run to clinch an upset Wild Card win against the Saints in 2011. Lynch was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013. He amassed six 100-plus-yard rushing performances in the playoffs, third most all time behind Emmitt Smith (7) and Terrell Davis (7). Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Mike Tolbert loses fumble in loss to Denver
    Mike Tolbert rushed five times for 18 yards and missed his lone target in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to Denver.

    Advice: Tolbert's lowlight occurred on a short second-quarter run, at the end of which Broncos FS Darian Stewart helmeted the ball loose and ILB Danny Trevathan recovered for a Denver turnover. A 2015 Pro Bowl selection, Tolbert is headed into free agency at age 30. We suspect he'll return to the Panthers on a cost-effective short-term deal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.77 (226th)
     
  • Cotchery struggles in Super Bowl loss
    Jerricho Cotchery caught 2-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to Denver.

    Advice: Cotchery made the game's first miscue on Carolina's second drive, bobbling away a critical would-be first-down catch with the Panthers backed up against their own goal. Bradley Roby had tight coverage, but ultimately Cotchery dropped another pass on Carolina's very next possession. Cotchery's third target was well covered by Von Miller, but was again a debatable drop. It was an ugly finish to a pedestrian 2015-2016 season from Cotchery, who is entering free agency and turns 34 in June. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (223rd)
     
  • Funchess goes 2-40 against Broncos
    Devin Funchess caught 2-of-5 targets for 40 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Still utilized as Carolina's fourth receiver, Funchess made his presence felt on a 24-yard contested catch with under a minute left in the second quarter. The 41st overall pick in last year's draft, Funchess doesn't turn 22 until May. He finished his first NFL regular season with a 31-473-5 receiving line, averaging 15.3 yards per catch. Ideally, Funchess will emerge as the Panthers' No. 2 wideout in 2016, complementing Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (126th)
     
  • Ginn goes 4-74 against Broncos
    Ted Ginn caught 4-of-10 targets for 74 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Ginn was catch-less until he got wide open deep down the middle for a 45-yard gain early in the second half, setting up a 44-yard field goal that was shanked off the upright by Graham Gano. A third-quarter Ginn drop deep down the middle directly resulted in a deflected interception to Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan. Ginn ran out of bounds too frequently and was an unreliable passing-game target for most of the year, despite his obvious big-play ability. Ginn turns 31 this April and is owed a reasonable $1.4 million. He'll be back with the Panthers, but ideally with a much smaller role than Ginn was forced to play in 2015. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:50 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2104th)
     
  • Vernon Davis goes catch-less in SB50
    Vernon Davis was held catch-less in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Davis fell behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green at the end of the regular season and didn't have a single postseason reception. Davis still has top-end athleticism, but his focus and poor hands have sapped his game-day value. Davis also isn't nearly the in-line blocker he once was. At age 32, Davis' impending free agent market figures to be pretty quiet. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.46 (1984th)
     
  • Owen Daniels goes 1-18 against Panthers
    Owen Daniels caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Daniels' catch occurred on the game's first snap from scrimmage, sprinting across the seam for a gain of 18. Although Daniels still has reliable hands, his playmaking ability has understandably evaporated late in his career. The Broncos will have to decide whether 33-year-old Daniels is worth his $3.5 million scheduled in salary and bonuses. He'll turn 34 next November. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (174th)
     
  • Sanders goes 6-83 against Panthers
    Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-8 targets for 83 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: While Demaryius Thomas dealt with Josh Norman's shadow on boundary routes, Sanders worked mostly against Panthers replacement CBs Robert McClain and Cortland Finnegan. Sanders turned in Peyton Manning's biggest pass play, gaining 25 on a crisp third-quarter route and adding 22 two snaps later. The catches set up Brandon McManus' 30-yard field goal. Sanders whipped McClain regularly, leading the Broncos in receptions, yards, and targets. Sanders turns 29 this March. 2016 will be his contract year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.63 (87th)
     
  • Peyton, Broncos upset Panthers 24-10 in SB50
    Peyton Manning completed 13-of-23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers, 24-10.

    Advice: A six-point pre-game underdog and the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history, Peyton came out firing with passes on each of the Broncos' first five plays. Although Manning eventually settled into ball-control mode, the game script played directly into Denver's hands as the Broncos' defense strip-sacked Cam Newton for a first-quarter touchdown and Jordan Norwood returned a punt 61 yards. Teams that score defensive TDs in a Super Bowl are now 16-2 all time. Manning threw a second-quarter pick to Panthers DE Kony Ealy on a well-designed zone drop by DC Sean McDermott, but Carolina's offense couldn't capitalize versus Denver's shutdown defense. Although Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Denver's defense and special teams were more responsible for this win, Peyton can now ride into the sunset with two Super Bowl rings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:23 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Marshawn tweet indicates Lynch will retire
    A tweet from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday night indicated Lynch plans to retire.

    Advice: Lynch's tweet -- accessible at the link below -- has a "deuces" sign with two fingers up and a picture of Marshawn's green cleats. The cleats are hanging; BeastMode seems poised to "hang 'em up" after nine NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Schefter: Nick Foles back on Eagles' radar
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports new Eagles coach Doug Pederson is "interested" in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia.

    Advice: The quarterback wheels are spinning in Philly. Schefter reported Sunday the Eagles are no longer planning to franchise tag Sam Bradford, and now it looks like Pederson is gearing up for a reunion with Foles. Pederson was the Eagles' quarterbacks coach when the team drafted Foles in 2012. Foles is coming off a dreadful year in St. Louis, but the $7.75 million he'll make in 2016 is far less than what Bradford will command in free agency. It's unclear what the Rams would be looking for in a trade for Foles. The Rams benched Foles down the stretch last year, deciding Case Keenum was a better option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • 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 Sunday, 9:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (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 Sunday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Sly denies investigators were to intimidate
    Charlie Sly, the main source of the Al Jazeera documentary which alleges Peyton Manning used HGH, does not believe the investigators the Manning camp sent to his parents' house were intended to intimidate him into cooperation.

    Advice: The Washington Post reported Manning's lawyers sent investigators to the house prior to the documentary airing. The men allegedly worried Sly's sister enough for her to call police, but Sly had nothing but good things to say about the investigators. "Those guys were great guys," Sly said. "Like, very good guys. Very professional." The NFL is investigating the allegations against Manning and the other NFL players implicated in the documentary. Sly recanted his allegations before the documentary aired. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Owner will have no input on Roddy decision
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he will have no input on the decision to cut or retain Roddy White.

    Advice: "I have nothing but respect for Roddy and I love Roddy," Blank said. "When it comes to where Roddy is in the future, that's where the owner doesn't get involved. That's a decision that will be made by the coach, the coaching staff and personnel." Blank added the organization is still in the process of evaluating the roster. Coach Dan Quinn hinted White would stick around, but GM Thomas Dimitroff said White may have to redo his contract to stay with the team. White has already said he will not accept a pay cut. The two sides look headed for a divorce. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.89 (249th)
     
  • Dallas police looking into Manziel incident
    Dallas police have initiated a criminal investigation into Johnny Manziel for domestic violence.

    Advice: Manziel wasn't charged for the latest incident with his ex-girlfriend, but the case was reopened after a complaint was filed on Friday. Legal issues for Manziel continue to pile up. Manziel's situation will be updated when more info is available. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Archie and Eli weigh in on Peyton's retirement
    Archie and Eli Manning think switching teams could be a deal breaker for Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He had some offers last year from teams, some teams talked to him," said Archie. "But I think that was going to be a lot of drama, again, to change teams, that he didn't want to go through. He did do that once, so I don't know that he would want to do that." Eli agreed that playing for a different team would be "tough" for Peyton. All signs are pointing to Sunday being Peyton's last game. Even if the Broncos are interested in keeping him, which seems unlikely, it's doubtful Manning would put himself through another year of wear and tear after missing six games to injury this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Lions president keeping tabs on Megatron
    Lions president Rod Wood is hoping to introduce Calvin Johnson to GM Bob Quinn sometime next week.

    Advice: Wood said he's kept in touch with Johnson, exchanging texts as recently as Wednesday. Johnson hasn't officially announced his retirement yet and the Lions are hoping a sit-down with Quinn will help him change his mind. If Megatron does return in 2016, the Lions will likely have to re-work his contract. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Haslam: Browns have reached out to Manziel
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has reached out to Johnny Manziel "several times" without a response.

    Advice: "We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player, we're worried about Johnny Manziel the person," said Haslam. Manziel's life is spiraling out of control. He was dropped by his agent on Friday and has reportedly refused to go to rehab despite his family's insistence. The most ominous quote came from Manziel's father, who told the Dallas Morning News, "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday." Manziel is living in denial right now and needs to get help immediately. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Montee Ball arrested after domestic incident
    Free agent RB Montee Ball was arrested Friday morning in Madison, Wisconsin following an altercation with his girlfriend.

    Advice: Police were called to Ball's hotel around 3:40 a.m. after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table. "The woman told police she had a dispute with her boyfriend," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "She said he put his hands on her, picked her up and threw her." The woman reportedly suffered a cut that required stitches. Ball was taken to Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of "substantial battery." Ball spent time on New England's practice squad late last year, but didn't see any game action and was rumored to be significantly out of shape. It's quite possible Ball's NFL career is over. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Miami's O line not protecting Tannehill
    No quarterback has been sacked more than Ryan Tannehill since 2012.

    Advice: Between Miami's coaching instability and underachieving offensive line, it's easy to see why Tannehill took a 2015 step back. Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas were two of the worst guards in football, while Jason Fox was a nightmare filling in for injured RT Ja’Wuan James. Only Blake Bortles (52) and Aaron Rodgers (46) were sacked more than Tannehill (45) in 2015. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
  • Manziel dumped by his own agent on Friday
    Johnny Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, has parted ways with the quarterback.

    Advice: It's unusual to see the agent leaving the player. Most of the time, it's the other way around. But Burkhardt seems fed up with the off-field mess for his client, and Manziel has been unwilling to take control of his own life. Burkhardt says he's tried setting up meetings for Manziel with professionals, but Manziel has declined them. Manziel needs to pull himself out of the gutter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • '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)
     
  • Cowboys 'out' of the Johnny Manziel running
    WFAA Dallas' Mike Leslie reports the Cowboys are "out" on Johnny Manziel.

    Advice: We're not sure if they were ever "in," quite frankly, but we're sure owner/GM Jerry Jones has at least considered it. Manziel has strongly hinted at wanting to play in Dallas ever since he entered the league as a 2014 first-rounder. After all of his off-field issues, it's uncertain whether Manziel will even be in the league in the 2016 season. The Rams may be one club desperate enough. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Peyton had PIs investigate documentary source
    The Washington Post reports Peyton Manning hired private investigators to question the main source of Al Jazeera's documentary on performance-enhancing drug use.

    Advice: The men apparently made a bit of a scene at Charlie Sly's parents' house. Manning's camp hasn't denied it. "Our thinking was it would be very helpful to find whoever it was who was making up lies about Peyton, and figure out why someone would fabricate information like this," spokesman Ari Fleischer said. Sly recanted his claims before the documentary even aired. He was clearly feeling some pressure from Manning's end. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Manziel won't be charged in domestic case
    Both Dallas and Fort Worth police have opted not to press charges against Johnny Manziel in his alleged domestic violence case.

    Advice: ABC Dallas reported disturbing allegations from Manziel's ex-girlfriend on Thursday, but she refused to cooperate with police. Manziel is lucky with the law, but from an NFL perception standpoint, the damage has already been done. Charges or no charges, Manziel seems like a person in need of serious help. It's difficult to envision him being on someone's 53-man roster in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Report details disturbing Manziel allegations
    According to ABC Dallas, Johnny Manziel allegedly told his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley to "shut up or I'll kill us both."

    Advice: Per the report, Crowley thought Manziel was "on drugs or maybe having a psychotic break." There are numerous disturbing allegations of abuse, from Manziel hitting Crowley multiple times to forcing her into a car against her will. He threatened to kill himself multiple times. Crowley has sought a protective order against the quarterback. Manziel's life has clearly spiraled out of control. He won't be in the league next season. For what it's worth, Manziel has "bluntly" denied the allegations to TMZ. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Victor Cruz won't have 'long-term problems'
    NJ.com reports Victor Cruz is expected to have "no long-term problems" from his torn calf.

    Advice: Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Cruz had a "torn fascia," a "very rare" injury. Going on 30, Cruz enters 2016 having appeared in six games over the past two years. At some point this offseason, his $7.9 million salary will be slashed. It's possible Cruz is outright released. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2254th)
     
  • 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
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Lions knew retirement was option for Johnson
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions informed coaching candidates during their 2014 search of "concerns doctors had for [Calvin] Johnson's longevity and the condition of his ankles."

    Advice: This means the Lions have known any season could be Johnson's last for at least the last two years, and yet they still failed to adequately address the position in the last two drafts, which were two of the best receiver classes in recent memory. Dealing with real health concerns, all indications are Johnson is serious about retirement. He just turned 30 in September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Mike Tolbert wants to remain with Panthers
    Impending free agent Mike Tolbert said he "absolutely" wants to re-sign with the Panthers.

    Advice: Tolbert should become the league's highest paid fullback after making the Pro Bowl two of the last three seasons. 30-year-old Tolbert will be seeking Marcel Reece money (four years, $14M). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.77 (226th)
     
  • Report: Rams keeping eye on Peyton Manning
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams "have had internal discussions" about signing Peyton Manning and are "monitoring the situation."

    Advice: The Rams are desperate for quarterback help, and nothing screams making a splash in their return to L.A. like signing Manning, even if he is merely a shell of his former self. And that may be generous. Manning turns 40 next month, and he and coach Jeff Fisher have a history dating back to AFC South battles between Fisher's Titans and Manning's Colts. The Broncos hold a $19 million option on Manning for 2016, but most expect them to move on after Manning battled injury and interceptions this season, leading to a 67.9 QB rating. Nick Foles (69.0) and Case Keenum (87.7) were actually better in that category. Signing Manning would be a PR thing at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Colts want to re-sign Vinatieri
    The Colts want to re-sign free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

    Advice: "We’d like to retain Adam and I think we’re hopeful we’ll be able to," owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday. Even at age 43, Vinatieri remained one of the NFL's top kickers in 2015, nailing 25-of-27 field goal tries. Vinatieri figures to command a raise on the two-year, $5 million pact he inked in 2014. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (198th)
     
  • Peyton unsure of post-Super Bowl career
    Peyton Manning insists he's unsure if Super Bowl 50 will be his final game.

    Advice: "I don't know the answer to that," Manning told the assembled media when asked if Sunday would be his final time on an NFL field. Manning has reportedly "told close friends" he plans to hang it up following his title tilt with the Panthers. The worst quarterback in the league by many measures this season, it's probably the right decision for a player who will turn 40 next month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Report: Peyton has told friends he's retiring
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Peyton Manning has "told close friends" that he'll retire following Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Conventional wisdom says this is it for Manning. He'll be 40 next month and experienced a sharp decline at the end of last season that carried over into 2015. Manning's arm is simply shot after 10,384 passing attempts across 18 seasons in the league. If the Broncos win Sunday, it's a virtual lock Manning will call it a career. Either way, Sunday is likely his final game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Report: Lions aim to keep Mega with extension
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions' "goal" is to retain Calvin Johnson with a Larry Fitzgerald-esque extension.

    Advice: That's after they convince him to keep playing. Johnson has yet to publicly announce his intentions, but multiple reports suggest he's serious about retiring. If he changes his mind, the Lions apparently won't be paying him his $15.95 million salary, which comes with a monumental $24 million cap number. Fitzgerald agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal under similar circumstances last offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Report: Mega has already informed ownership
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Calvin Johnson has already called Lions ownership to "thank them for everything."

    Advice: In other words, he's saying his goodbyes. The league and the media that covers it seem to be having a hard time believing that Johnson, who doesn't turn 31 until September, is actually retiring, but all his actions suggest he's deadly serious. Unfortunately, it's looking like we've seen Megatron play his last snap. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Panthers say Peyton Manning is still Peyton
    Panthers LBs Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly said they are not underestimating Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He’s still very much Peyton Manning. I don’t care what anyone says: He’s still the guy," Kuechly said. "He’s going to go down as if not the greatest, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play this game and you don’t just lose that overnight," Davis said. The Panthers are saying the right things, but Manning is clearly a shell of his former self. That shell has been far less turnover prone since regaining the starting job, however. He will need another clean game against the most opportunistic defense in the league to win another Lombardi Trophy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Lions could show interest in Marvin Jones
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes impending free agent Marvin Jones could be Detroit's top free-agent target if Calvin Johnson retires.

    Advice: With Alshon Jeffery extremely likely to stay in Chicago, Jones is the top receiver available in a weak class. Detroit could also look to the draft to help replace Johnson, but top prospect Laquon Treadwell will be long gone by the time they draft at No. 16 overall. Replacing Johnson was always going to be difficult, but the lack of talent available both in the draft and free agency will make the task almost impossible. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.94 (131st)
     
  • Report: Calvin told Lions he plans to retire
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Calvin Johnson told Lions coach Jim Caldwell that he plans to retire.

    Advice: Megatron informed Caldwell of his retirement decision "the day after the regular season ended." Per Schefter, Johnson had told friends and family he planned to make 2015 his final NFL year before the season began. The Lions reportedly "haven't given up hope" that Johnson will change his mind, but a "person close to him" says Johnson is "pretty content" with his decision. Johnson turned 30 years old in September. He has the entire offseason to reconsider -- with a $16 million salary hanging in the balance -- but there seems to be no question Megatron is serious about retirement at this point in time. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Dolphins unlikely to draft a quarterback
    The Dolphins aren't expected to draft a quarterback to compete with Ryan Tannehill for the starting job.

    Advice: Despite underperforming in 2015, the Dolphins appear to be all-in on Tannehill. Head coach Adam Gase is excited to work with him while new OC Clyde Christensen recently said his job is to be Tannehill's "ally." Tannehill didn't receive that kind of support under Miami's last coaching staff. Joe Philbin campaigned for the Dolphins to replace Tannehill with Derek Carr leading up to the 2014 draft while former OC Bill Lazor didn't trust Tannehill enough to allow him to audible at the line of scrimmage. With the Dolphins' new coaching staff in place, Tannehill is in much better hands than he was a year ago at this time. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
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