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    • 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
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      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
      Today, 2:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Report: Manning's restructure could be big
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Peyton Manning's restructured contract could create as much as $7-$9 million in cap space.

      Advice: The most-likely scenario would be turning a huge chunk of Manning's $19 million 2015 salary into a "signing bonus" that could be prorated over the next two seasons. A voidable year for 2017 could also be added. Cole speculates Manning will push for the Broncos to re-sign Julius Thomas with the savings. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • 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
      Today, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • New Rams QBs coach praises Sam Bradford
      New Rams QBs coach Chris Weinke says Sam Bradford is the second-best quarterback he's ever evaluated coming out of college.

      Advice: That's behind only Andrew Luck. We're obviously not concerned with Weinke's draft evaluations, but the more Rams coaches talk up Bradford, the more apparent it becomes he's going to remain in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • 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
      Today, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Chiefs save $2 million by releasing TE Fasano
      Chiefs released TE Anthony Fasano.

      Advice: The move clears $1.959 million in cap space. More importantly for fantasy purposes, it frees up last year's TE8, Travis Kelce, to go absolutely bonkers in 2015. Going on 31, Fasano was constantly banged up in 2014, and it was reflected by his play. He caught just 25 passes for 226 yards over 15 games, and his run blocking fell off a cliff. A nine-year veteran who's had a well-rounded game, Fasano will undoubtedly latch on elsewhere, but there's no guarantee he'll crack someone's 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.22 (2532nd)
    • 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
      Today, 9:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Report: Bills negotiating with QB Josh McCown
      A source tells the Associated Press the Bills are in contract talks with free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: McCown met with the Bills last week and has since visited the Browns, Bears and Jets. It sounds like he's close to choosing Buffalo. Kyle Orton finished 2014 as Buffalo's starter but retired after the season, leaving only E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel on the roster at quarterback. Assuming the contract gets completed, McCown will compete with Manuel for the starting job in one of the least inspiring quarterback duels around the league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Mason needed time to learn pass protection
      Rams coach Jeff Fisher says Tre Mason sat on the bench for the first four games of 2014 because he needed to "learn how to play without the football."

      Advice: He wasn't asked to do much pass protection at Auburn, so it's understandable why Mason would need a few games to get acclimated. Mason was a stud once he began seeing regular carries, averaging 70.7 rushing yards per game over his last seven contests. If Mason stays healthy, he should be a safe bet for 250-plus carries as the Rams' no-doubt top back. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.55 (85th)
    • 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
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.57 (213th)
    • Ryan Mallett hopes to be back with Texans
      Free agent Ryan Mallett says he would like to re-sign with the Texans.

      Advice: Three months removed from a torn pectoral muscle, Mallett is "getting close" to full strength. There's no harm in bringing Mallett back on a team-friendly deal, especially with Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to fill in if things go south. With only seven games of experience, it's too early to tell if Mallett has the goods to be an NFL starter. We're skeptical he does, but Mallett undoubtedly has full command of Bill O'Brien's offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2444th)
    • 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
      Today, 7:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.74 (130th)
    • McCown leaves Cleveland without a contract
      Free agent Josh McCown left his visit with the Browns without signing a contract.

      Advice: McCown has also met with the Bears, Bills and Jets. The veteran is likely to choose a new team by the end of the week. McCown was awful for the Bucs last season, but with so few starting-caliber quarterbacks available in the draft, and even fewer on the open market, teams have been lining up for his services. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Riddick to get first shot at replacing Bush
      Theo Riddick is expected to have the first shot at taking the snaps vacated by Reggie Bush.

      Advice: The Lions only saved $1.7M by cutting Bush, but it was an easy decision because they know Riddick is capable of filling that "passing back" role. Despite touching the ball just 54 times in 2014, he produced 367 yards and four touchdowns while jumping off the screen in space. Per PFF, Riddick caught 2.45 yards per route run last season, best of any back in the league. Joique Bell is going to handle all the inside running work, but Riddick is going to be a PPR asset for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.28 (2629th)
    • Dez named in 2011 Wal-Mart incident
      NFL Media has produced the incident/investigation report regarding a 2011 incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot that involved Dez Bryant.

      Advice: This is the incident that has been generating headlines and wild rumors over the last 24 hours. The report says an unknown person called police to explain a black female was "being dragged from one vehicle to another vehicle" by a black male. The vehicle the woman was dragged from was a Mercedes registered to Bryant. When police arrived on the scene, the alleged victim was not there. Soon after, she arrived in a Bentley with Bryant and said she had an argument with a man named Alex Person and that she was not assaulted in any way. The police let everyone go, determining there was no offense. It remains unclear if there is any video of the incident, although most Wal-Marts have security cameras. You can read the full incident report at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.71 (52nd)
    • Off-field concerns hindering Dez negotiations
      According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have been reluctant to sign Dez Bryant to a long-term deal because of concerns about his off-the-field behavior.

      Advice: The police have been called to his home in DeSoto, Texas six times since 2011, though Bryant wasn't charged in any of the incidents. Reports of a 2011 incident in a Walmart parking lot have also surfaced. Dallas previously offered Bryant a ten-year, $114 million extension, but that offer only included $20 million in guaranteed money. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.71 (52nd)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 5:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.74 (130th)
    • Falcons re-sign K Matt Bryant
      Falcons re-signed K Matt Bryant to a three-year contract.

      Advice: Bryant, 39, was set to become a free agent in March. HE remained one of the best kickers in the league last year, converting 29-of-32 field-goal attempts (90.6 percent). As he kicks in a dome on an above-average offense, Bryant should maintain fantasy appeal throughout the life of his contract. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.08 (160th)
    • Marcedes Lewis to take pay cut or be released
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Marcedes Lewis will likely have to take a pay cut to remain with the Jaguars.

      Advice: If Lewis isn't open to slashing his $8.2 million cap number, he may hit the streets. He'll turn 31 in May and is coming off a season in which he played just eight games because of an ankle injury. The Jaguars value Lewis as a blocker and veteran leader, but they're expected to go hard after free agent Julius Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.25 (1914th)
    • Falcons, Giants interested in FA Antone Smith
      ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports the team has "prioritized" re-signing free agent RB Antone Smith.

      Advice: This is despite the two sides having yet to discuss a new contract. Free agency opens two Tuesdays from now, and word out of the Combine was that the Giants are also interested in Smith. He'll be entering his age-30 season and is coming off a broken leg, but Smith has a ton of tread left on his tires with just 44 career touches. He exploded for four touchdowns of 40-plus yards last year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2290th)
    • Giants release 29-year-old RB Peyton Hillis
      Giants released RB Peyton Hillis.

      Advice: Hillis, 29, has been abysmal since his 1,177-yard rushing season with the Browns in 2010, averaging just 3.6 YPC the past four years. Each of his past two seasons have been ended by concussions, and it's unclear if Hillis wants to continue his playing career. His release saves the Giants $945,000 against the cap. Andre Williams is locked in as the Giants' "big back" and early-down bruiser. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2380th)
    • Josh McCown making two-day visit to Browns
      Free agent Josh McCown is visiting the Browns on Tuesday and Wednesday.

      Advice: Not including McCown's Combine meet ups with the Bears and Jets, it's his second visit after spending time in Buffalo last week. McCown is drawing looks from every team with a quarterback issue, though even in Cleveland he wouldn't be guaranteed the starting job. Signing McCown would mean the Browns are moving on from Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Report: Zero Sam Bradford inquiries thus far
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports "no team" has contacted the Rams about trading for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Rapsheet's report comes via "sources informed of situation." Tuesday afternoon's Bradford-to-the-Bills rumor has been thoroughly debunked, and was likely the product of Bradford's camp as he tries to avoid a pay cut in St. Louis. Bradford's $13 million salary, injury history and come-and-go effectiveness conspire to make his trade value almost nonexistent. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Bradford to Bills 'nothing but smoke'
      WGR 550 Buffalo calls the Sam Bradford/Bills rumor "nothing but smoke."

      Advice: Joe Buscaglia's report comes via "multiple people." The report has now been shot down from all sides, including the Rams. Too much would have to happen for the deal to make sense for either side. Bradford's most likely endgame remains remaining with the Rams on a reworked contract. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford
      A "source in the know" tells the Buffalo News that the Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford.

      Advice: The sentiment is seconded by WGR 550 Buffalo. A story followed by a denial is a standard tit for tat in the offseason rumor mill, but this contradiction comes barely 30 minutes after the initial report. We definitely tend to believe the "Bills are not pursuing Bradford" line of thinking. SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber is likely on the money in his guess that the report is little more than an effort from Bradford's camp to gain leverage in extension talks with the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills 'pursuing' Sam Bradford trade
      Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Bills are "pursuing a trade" for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: League sources tell Getlin the Bills' new coaching staff believes Bradford can "maximize the value of their wide receivers and help them win now." In theory, Bradford is certainly an upgrade on E.J. Manuel, but he's an injury-prone mess currently due $13 million. That, coupled with the fact that the Bills only have six 2015 draft picks makes a trade extremely unlikely. Most signs have suggested Bradford will get yet another shot at establishing himself under center in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Jerry doesn't think Dez would pout if tagged
      Jerry Jones doesn't think Dez Bryant will pout if franchise tagged.

      Advice: The Cowboys have until March 2 to slap Dez with the franchise tag, something they will do if a long-term deal can't be reached. It's hard to be too upset over a one-year deal worth roughly $13M. And from a fantasy perspective, having Dez in a contract year once again can only be a good thing. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.71 (52nd)
    • Report: Browns will try to trade for Bradford
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Browns will "take a real run" at trying to trade for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Relaying Combine buzz, Cole reports the Browns will aggressively pursue quarterbacks, and Bradford is at the "top of their list," with free agent Josh McCown as a fallback option. Cole floats a second- or third-round pick as potential trade compensation. Bradford has reportedly informed the Rams he will not take a pay cut, which may complicate his future in St. Louis. If he falls out of the Rams' plans -- which still seems unlikely -- the Browns would love to be there to catch him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Fisher is counting on Bradford at quarterback
      When asked about Sam Bradford at the NFL Combine, coach Jeff Fisher said "we're counting on him" and called reports the Rams granted Bradford permission to seek a trade "inaccurate."

      Advice: Rumors have swirled around Bradford all offseason, but this quote should put those to rest. Fisher points out Bradford has gone 5-2-1 against NFC West opponents during his tenure in St. Louis. He's injury-prone and expensive, but the Rams won't find a better quarterback in the draft or free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • O'Brien: Re-signing Mallett is a top priority
      Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed his top priority at quarterback is re-signing free agent Ryan Mallett.

      Advice: Mallett started just two games for Houston before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury in 2014. Seven career games isn't much of a sample size, but O'Brien insists Mallett is "a hard worker, and he understands our system." Houston's current in-house options at QB include journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage, a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2444th)
    • 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)
    • Peterson 'uneasy' about returning to Vikings
      Adrian Peterson said he is "still uneasy" about potentially returning to the Vikings in 2015.

      Advice: Peterson said the Vikings' decision to work with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last season felt like an "ambush," and he is "not in a good place" with the organization. "I know there are a lot of people in the organization who want me back," he said. "But then again, I know the ones who don't." The Vikings have been piling on the feel goods over the last month, but it appears there are still substantial hurt feelings on Peterson's end. Those hurt feelings should complicate any attempt by the Vikings to alleviate Peterson's $15.4 million cap charge. His future in Minnesota is truly up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Falcons want to re-sign K Matt Bryant
      The Falcons hope to re-sign free agent K Matt Bryant.

      Advice: The Falcons' kicker since 2009, Bryant converted 29-of-32 field-goal attempts last season (90.6 percent). Even at age 40 (in May), he remains one of the league's best kickers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.08 (160th)
    • Elway: We're still waiting on PM18's decision
      Speaking Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway deflected questions about Peyton Manning's contract, and said Manning had yet to reach a "definitive decision" about his 2015 status.

      Advice: Asked about Manning's contract, Elway was coy. "Just know that I believe he'll be back," Elway said. "That he'll be our quarterback next year." Manning is due $15 million, and will count $21.5 million against the cap. Even based on Manning's play in 2014 alone, it's a fair number, one he'll likely be loath to reduce. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Vikings expected to stand pat at running back
      Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings will not pursue a running back in free agency.

      Advice: Zimmer is operating under the assumption Adrian Peterson will be a full go for the 2015 season. Of course, he has to be reinstated first. That may not happen until April 15, though the Players Association has filed a lawsuit in hopes of getting his suspension overturned by March 10. Minnesota's running back depth includes plodder Matt Asiata and intriguing athletic freak Jerick McKinnon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Lions high on Riddick, waffling on Bush
      Lions GM Martin Mayhew raved about Theo Riddick at the NFL Combine.

      Advice: Riddick capitalized on his limited playing time last season, turning 54 touches into 367 yards and four TDs. "When you have a guy like Theo Riddick, who can make a difference in the passing game, that brings value to your team," Mayhew said. One of the reasons the Lions are considering cutting Reggie Bush is because of Riddick's ability as a passing back. He jumps off the screen when he gets in space. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.28 (2629th)
    • 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
      10.74 (130th)
    • Jets meet with Josh McCown at Combine
      Free agent QB Josh McCown visited with the Jets at the NFL Combine.

      Advice: McCown is the hottest free-agent quarterback on the market right now simply because he's the only one teams can legally talk to without tampering. He's eligible to sign at any time. The Jets join the Bills, Bears, and Browns as teams that have been linked to the soon-to-be 36-year-old. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Rams: No plans to 'delete' Bradford from roster
      Rams GM Les Snead shot down a report that said Sam Bradford has permission to seek a trade, saying "deleting" Bradford from the roster is "not the answer."

      Advice: Prior to Snead taking the podium at the NFL Combine, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the Rams gave Bradford's agent permission to seek a trade. When asked about the report, Snead basically said Bradford will be coming to camp with the Rams, though he did mention the two sides have started talks about possibly restructuring Bradford's contract. Unless the Rams can land either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston (unlikely), Bradford is their best option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Kubiak: 'No doubt' Peyton will be Broncos QB
      Coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday at the Combine that there is "no doubt" Peyton Manning will be the Broncos' quarterback in 2015.

      Advice: Kubiak said he's visited with Peyton "often" in recent weeks, and Manning has been "very positive" about continuing his playing career. Kubiak also made it clear he will install a "Broncos offense" specific to Peyton, rather than trying to fit Manning into Kubiak's historically bootleg-heavy scheme. Although Manning disappointed severely at his first-round ADP last year, there's a good chance he'll be a value pick in 2015 fantasy leagues. We've witnessed Peyton go as late as the seventh and eighth rounds of early MFL10 best-ball drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Report: Bears, Browns interested in McCown
      Free agent QB Josh McCown had breakfast with the Bears on Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine.

      Advice: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns have also "expressed interest" in the soon-to-be 36-year-old, while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that they're just two of eight teams poking around McCown. The quarterback class this offseason is so weak that McCown, who posted an ugly 11:14 TD:INT ratio across 11 games last season, is the darling of the ball. He'll have no trouble finding a job and will likely make a decision within the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Gary Kubiak expects Peyton Manning to return
      Broncos coach Gary Kubiak expects Peyton Manning to return for 2015.

      Advice: "We want to play with him," Kubiak said. "He and (GM John Elway) are working through the process. That's been the plan all along, the way I understand it." Unless there's a significant issue with Manning's health, he'll be back for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Report: Dez would likely skip OTAs if tagged
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent Dez Bryant would "probably" skip the Cowboys' offseason program if franchise tagged.

      Advice: Bryant said during the season that he would be "highly disappointed" to be tagged, but all signs point toward it being his fate. The tag would net Bryant roughly $13 million, and it would be fully guaranteed. If/when Bryant is tagged, the sides will have until mid-July to reach a long-term agreement. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.71 (52nd)
    • Cowboys 'leaning' toward franchise tag w/ Dez
      Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones admits the team is "leaning" toward using the franchise tag on free agent Dez Bryant.

      Advice: "But that doesn’t mean it will stay that way," Jones said. "We don’t ever want to give up on a long-term deal." Bryant said during the season that he would be "highly disappointed" to be tagged, but the move makes too much sense from the Cowboys' point of view. Bryant wants to break the bank, and the Cowboys will likely be in better position to hammer out a long-term deal once the free agent dust settles. The sides would have until July to work out an accord were Dez to be franchised. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.71 (52nd)
    • Ryan Mallett expected to be Texans' starter
      Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official website expects free agent QB Ryan Mallett to be Houston's Week 1 starter.

      Advice: Mallett seems very likely to re-sign with the Texans after they traded for him and were the ones to give him his long-awaited shot last season before he tore his pectoral after making one start. He's even been working out at the Texans' facility this offseason. The Texans could release Ryan Fitzpatrick and make second-year signal caller Tom Savage the backup. Mallett has a huge arm but is as statuesque as they come in the pocket. Mallett turns 27 in June. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2444th)
    • Schefter: McCown keeping his options open
      According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, free agent Josh McCown will visit a few more teams before making a decision.

      Advice: McCown was a disaster in 2014, but with such limited quarterback talent in this year's free agent class, he shouldn't have any trouble landing a new team. The veteran visited Buffalo Monday morning, leaving without a contract. Schefter did not say which teams McCown will be meeting with next but the Browns, Jets, Redskins, Texans and Titans are all in need of a quarterback. Profootballtalk reports he'll meet with a team at the Combine. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 10:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Josh McCown leaves Buffalo without a contract
      Free agent QB Josh McCown left his Monday visit to the Bills without a contract.

      Advice: A source tells the Buffalo News that this was strictly a visit and salary numbers were not even discussed. McCown, working from a position of power thanks to his Feb. 11 release from the Bucs, will now make one or two more visits and build contract leverage. Yes, there is a market for a 35-year-old journeyman quarterback who went 1-10 with a 11:14 TD-to-INT ratio last season. Ultimately, it wouldn't be a surprise if McCown did end up signing with the Bills because he knows he can beat out E.J. Manuel for the starting gig. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 9:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Peter King: DEN definitely wants Peyton back
      SI's Peter King says the Broncos "definitely" want Peyton Manning back.

      Advice: "Take that to the bank," King writes. Manning met with the Broncos last week, telling them he's ready to play football again in 2015. Despite last season's precipitous final-month decline, he's clearly their best option at quarterback. Let's not forget that in Weeks 1-13 when Manning was healthy and the weather was fair, he compiled a 36:9 TD-to-INT ratio and had the Broncos at 9-3. Peyton's $21.5M cap number in 2015 is not overly excessive or cumbersome. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 8:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Josh McCown expected to take more visits
      According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, free agent QB Josh McCown will make at least one more visit following Monday's meeting with the Bills.

      Advice: This sounds like an agent-driven report intended to give McCown some leverage against the Bills. He's currently in Buffalo for a visit and there appears to be mutual interest in a deal. McCown likely has other suitors (possibly Marc Trestman and Baltimore), but a chance to realistically start this season has to be appealing. McCown also knows Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer from their time together in Chicago. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 6:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Free agent QB Josh McCown in talks with Bills
      Free agent QB Josh McCown is in Buffalo trying to work out a deal with the Bills Monday.

      Advice: New coach Rex Ryan isn't going to go into the season with only E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel in his quarterback room. Although McCown's breakout 2013 season was an obvious Marc Trestman-induced fluke, he's still our No. 3 free agent QB available in a typically weak class. The Bills are also lacking a first-round pick as a result of last year's Sammy Watkins trade. So it looks like they'll settle for the 35-year-old McCown, who went 1-10 for the Bucs last year while posting an 11:14 TD-to-INT ratio. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 5:22 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
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