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    • 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
      Today, 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
      Yesterday, 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
       
      Questionable
      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
       
      Questionable
      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)
    • Danny Amendola back to earth
      Danny Amendola caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

      Advice: With the Patriots going spread and abandoning the run game against the Ravens last week, Amendola got loose for 5-81-2. He predictably crashed back to earth in this one as the Patriots used their power formations and run game to obliterate the Colts. A game-plan somewhere in the middle makes sense against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, meaning we can expect 3-6 targets for Amendola. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2555th)
    • Brandon LaFell held to 28 yards
      Brandon LaFell caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

      Advice: LaFell was third on the team with six targets. He dropped a bubble screen and couldn't break any tackles, snapping a four-game streak of at least 60 receiving yards. LaFell projects to see plenty of Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl, a matchup he will not win. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:48 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Wayne held catch-less in last game ever?
      Reggie Wayne was held without a catch in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: If this is the end, it's a sad way for the future Hall of Famer to go out. The Patriots didn't even bother wasting Darrelle Revis on Wayne, who tried and failed to come back from an ACL tear at age 36. He caught just 64 passes for 779 yards with two touchdowns on the year, looking like a wounded deer in the rare instances he got in the open field. On Sunday night, Wayne said he will need elbow surgery and added that he didn't know if he would return for a 15th NFL season. Even if he does and the Colts accept him, he couldn't be anything more than a No. 4 or 5 WR and mentor. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (179th)
    • Hakeem Nicks wraps woeful 'prove it' year
      Hakeem Nicks caught one pass for 15 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Following an embarrassing zero-touchdown 2013 season as a starter for the Giants, Nicks signed with the Colts on a one-year "prove it" deal. He proved nothing except that he's done. Nicks caught just 38 passes for 405 yards with four touchdowns, losing snaps to raw rookie Donte Moncrief and showing no lower-body explosion. Now Nicks heads back into free agency with the same awful tape he had a year ago. Although he's just 27 years old, Nicks will find a cold market. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.99 (1916th)
    • Hilton held to one catch, Colts get smashed
      T.Y. Hilton caught one pass for 36 yards in Sunday's 45-7 AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Instead of sticking Darrelle Revis on Hilton, the Patriots used Kyle Arrington and a safety over the top to shut him down. Hilton shouldn't hang his head as Bill Belichick defenses eliminate the opponent's top weapon weekly. Still, it's a disappointing end to a breakout season for Hilton, who cemented his "born playmaker" reputation by going 83-1,345-7 as Andrew Luck's No. 1 option. There's always going to be inconsistency when we're talking about a 5'9/178 wideout, but Hilton is unique player operating with a generational quarterback. He'll be a strong WR2 at worst in 2015, the final year of his rookie contract. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.21 (59th)
    • Jeff Janis inactive for title tilt
      Packers WR Jeff Janis was inactive for the NFC Championship Game.

      Advice: The buzzed-about undrafted free agent ended up appearing in only three games this season, catching two passes for 16 yards. With Randall Cobb headed to the open market and Jarrett Boykin a restricted free agent, Janis has a good shot at keeping his roster spot for 2015, and could even compete for No. 3 duties in camp. Catching passes from Aaron Rodgers, Janis remains a "hold" in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 5:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2198th)
    • Jarrett Boykin catches only three 2014 passes
      Jarrett Boykin caught only three passes for 23 yards in 2014.

      Advice: Boykin went 0-for the playoffs. Boykin looked like an emerging player in 2014, but is now a restricted free agent with an uncertain future in Green Bay. Randall Cobb could be on the way out, but Boykin is miles behind Davante Adams on the depth chart. The Pack could decide they'd rather move forward with Jeff Janis taking Boykin's roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.36 (2599th)
    • Randall Cobb goes 7/62/1 vs. Seahawks
      Randall Cobb caught 7-of-10 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

      Advice: Cobb was no worse for the wear after spending some time in the hospital Saturday evening, routinely finding space over the middle of the field. He could have had a bigger day had Aaron Rodgers not missed what would have been a wide open 20-30 yard gainer. Cobb's score was the result of a "natural" pick play in the red zone. Cobb now heads to free agency, where he'll be a fascinating case. A slot man who missed 12 games through his first three NFL seasons, Cobb offers more playmaking ability than your standard Julian Edelman. He's a versatile talent who often lines up in the backfield. Cobb set new career highs across the board this season, catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. Teams will view his slight frame and departure from Aaron Rodgers as concerns, however. It's possible Cobb ends up back in Green Bay, but the Pack already have his heir apparent in Davante Adams. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Kearse makes lone catch count: O.T. winner
      Jermaine Kearse caught 1-of-6 targets for a 35-yard, game-winning touchdown in Seattle's overtime victory over the Packers in the NFC title game.

      Advice: Kearse was having the nightmare to end all nightmares before beating Tramon Williams in the extra period for a truly-amazing catch. Even with Williams wrapping his hands around Kearse's chest and getting his hands on the ball, Kearse managed to haul in the pass that sent Seattle back to the Super Bowl. Before overtime, Kearse was the intended target on multiple Russell Wilson interceptions. He'll continue to serve as Seattle's best approximation of a deep threat in Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Brandon LaFell officially active versus Colts
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is active for the AFC Championship Game.

      Advice: The Pats are without C Bryan Stork (knee), but otherwise healthy as they try to reach their sixth Super Bowl of the 21st century. Also inactive for the Pats are RB James White, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore and OT Jordan Devey. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 2:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Randall Cobb spent 3 hours in hospital Sat.
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Randall Cobb (illness) spent three hours in the hospital Saturday night.

      Advice: Cobb is active and will play against the Seahawks, but he was feeling so ill that the team thought he may have had appendicitis. We wouldn't downgrade him much fantasy-wise. He'll run most of his routes against Seahawks SCB Jeremy Lane. Cobb has the most favorable matchup among Packers receivers. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
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