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    • Julius Thomas doesn't catch a pass in win
      Julius Thomas had zero catches in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

      Advice: It was Thomas' third game since returning from an ankle sprain and it was more of the same. He was a rotational player, failing to be the first read on any pass plays and losing snaps to blocker Virgil Green. Julius has now totaled 3-63-0 in these three games. The only logical explanation is he's still hurt, something the bye should help with. Thomas's fourth NFL regular season ends with 43-489-12, with an incredible nine of those scores coming in the first five weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Doug Baldwin goes 3-43 in Week 17 win
      Doug Baldwin caught three passes for 43 yards in the Seahawks' Week 17 win over the Rams.

      Advice: He was targeted four times, finishing tied for second on the team with Luke Willson behind Paul Richardson (7). The Rams play physical pass defense, and their only real weak spot is RCB Janoris Jenkins. He's susceptible to big plays, and Richardson was the one who got behind him for a 32-yard gain. Baldwin managed a 38-yard grab. Baldwin and the Seahawks are off next week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.99 (119th)
    • Quizz Rodgers manages 63 yards in Week 17
      Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 44 yards on nine carries in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers, adding three catches for 19 yards.

      Advice: Rodgers got the start in place of an injured Steven Jackson (quad) and split touches with Devonta Freeman. The diminutive Rodgers wraps up his fourth season with 58 carries for 217 yards (3.74 YPC) and one touchdown on the ground to go with a 31-241-1 receiving line. A free agent in March, Rodgers is unlikely to find much, if any, guaranteed money. He's an unproductive COP back but can at least catch the ball and pick up the blitz. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (61st)
    • Niles Paul catches two passes vs. Cowboys
      Niles Paul caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: A fourth-year pro, Paul coasted to new career highs in catches (39) and yards (507). He scored only one touchdown, but proved he could be a legit threat as a pass-catching tight end whenever Jordan Reed was sidelined. Headed to the open market, Paul will be a potential low-cost bargain wherever he ends up. A former receiver, Paul is definitely a name for fantasy players to keep an eye on. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2416th)
    • Chris Hogan held to one catch Week 17
      Chris Hogan caught 1-of-3 targets for three yards Week 17 against the Patriots.

      Advice: Hogan was a revelation as the Bills' slot receiver, gaining 426 yards and four scores on 41 catches across essentially 12 games. Hogan excelled in the slot in 2014, but that could be the domain of Robert Woods next season as the Bills look to upgrade their receiver corps. An exclusive rights free agent, the Bills will almost certainly retain Hogan for 2015, but his role is uncertain. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:49 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.82 (216th)
    • Charles Clay goes 5-45-1 against Jets
      Charles Clay secured 5-of-6 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

      Advice: Clay finishes his contract year with 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. He battled a knee injury for most of the season and struggled to establish a consistent role in first-year OC Bill Lazor's system. When healthy, Clay is one of the league's most underrated H-back/tight ends. He turns 26 in February. If the Fins let Clay hit the free agent market, he should generate plenty of interest because of his versatility. The Fins would be smarter to "buy low" and lock up Clay for the next few seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Dontrelle Inman stands out in Week 17
      Dontrelle Inman caught five passes for 79 yards in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

      Advice: Inman was the No. 3 receiver with Keenan Allen sidelined. He had at least 70 yards over the final two games and will be a candidate for a bigger role next season. A former CFL star, Inman should return as one of San Diego's top four wideouts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (209th)
    • Bilal Powell wraps up his contract season
      Bilal Powell rushed once for no gain in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Powell was in and out of the lineup this season, mostly operating as the Jets' pass-protection specialist behind Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson. 26-year-old Powell finished the season with 33 carries for 141 yards and 11 receptions. He is an impending free agent and will draw scant interest on the open market as a limited-talent role player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.22 (2580th)
    • Kerley gets 3 touches in Jets finale
      Jeremy Kerley caught one pass for 33 yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Kerley's 2014 campaign ends with 38 receptions for 409 yards and one touchdown. A sure-handed slot receiver, Kerley played behind Eric Decker and Percy Harvin for most of the year. This past October, the Jets signed Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension that ensures he'll be back in 2015 despite anticipated front-office turnover. The 26-year-old is a low-ceiling Dynasty hold with WR4/5 value in PPR and WR5/6 value in non-PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.84 (214th)
    • Kris Durham plays in four games for TEN
      Kris Durham caught zero passes on two targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

      Advice: Durham played in four games for the Titans this season, catching six passes for 54 yards. The impending free agent will keep getting NFL sniffs because he's 6-foot-6, but Durham is flat-out terrible and drop prone. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.24 (2601st)
    • Torrey Smith carries Ravens into the playoffs
      Torrey Smith caught 4-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Browns.

      Advice: Struggling along with the rest of the Ravens' offense entering the fourth quarter, Smith put the team on his back in the final frame. Down 10-6 with time winding down, Smith ran past Joe Haden for a 53-yard gain to put the Ravens deep into Cleveland territory. Flacco then hit Smith for a 16-yard score on the very next play. The touchdown catch was Smith's career-high 11th of the season. After an up and down contract year, Smith showed how valuable he can be late in this game. Despite the strong showing, Smith could use a big postseason to improve his free agent market. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Shorts catches 5-of-10 targets in Week 17
      Cecil Shorts caught 5-of-10 targets for 47 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: He also tossed a 23-yard touchdown to Jordan Todman. Shorts' season ends with a disappointing 53-557-1 receiving line. Shorts battled hamstring issues all summer and ended up missing the first two games of the season. He later missed one more game, but managed to stay relatively healthy. The production wasn’t there, however. We can’t place all the blame on the quarterback because Shorts played with Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne in the past. Shorts was more hurt by the additions of Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, and Allen Hurns at receiver, making him just a part of the offense instead of the go-to guy. After torching defenses for long touchdowns the previous two seasons, Shorts had just one 50-plus-yard catch. Shorts is set to become a free agent in March. The smart money is on the Jaguars moving on without Shorts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.86 (171st)
    • Todman totals 98 yards, TD In Week 17 loss
      Jordan Todman rushed for 52 yards on seven carries in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.

      Advice: Todman saw extensive snaps after Toby Gerhart was injured early. He wraps up the season with 186 yards and one touchdown on 32 carries, adding 25 catches for 198 yards and another score. Merely a third-down back and pass-blocking specialist, Todman played just about 300 snaps this season behind Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, and, at times, Storm Johnson, though his role remained steady on a weekly basis. That’s something the three other running backs can’t say. Todman will be a restricted free agent in March. He should be back with the Jaguars in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.07 (2220th)
    • Shane Vereen very limited against the Bills
      Shane Vereen rushed twice for one yard and caught three passes for 14 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

      Advice: Vereen was very limited in the meaningless season finale. He did not see much of the field in the first half, and did not have a touch or target after halftime. Vereen was dealing with an ankle injury heading into the game, but his lack of involvement had more to do with the nature of the game. He will be good to go when the Patriots open the playoffs in two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Denarius Moore inactive again
      Denarius Moore (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game at Denver.

      Advice: Moore wraps his fourth NFL season with 12 catches for 115 yards and zero touchdowns in 10 games, tumbling down the depth chart. The one-time intriguing deep threat will have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract in free agency. The rest of the Raiders inactives: WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB TJ Carrie, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson and DT Stacy McGee. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2058th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) officially questionable
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Vereen's status isn't in doubt, but his workload is up in the air in a game where the Patriots may rest their starters. LeGarrette Blount is questionable and Jonas Gray has been ruled out, so Vereen could lead the Patriots in carries this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Falcons expected to start Quizz Rodgers at RB
      Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Falcons' starting running back in Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: Devonta Freeman will rotate in. Rodgers is a superior pass protector and will likely play more snaps than Freeman, just as he did following Steven Jackson's Week 16 injury. Freeman possesses more upside, but "Quizz" may be a better bet for usage. The situation is a tricky one to navigate in Week 17 fantasy leagues. Rodgers is priced cheaper on daily sites than Freeman. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (61st)
    • Ravens not expected to tag Torrey Smith
      The Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Torrey Smith.

      Advice: It would cost around $12 million to do so. Smith wants to remain in Baltimore, but is wrapping up a down year in terms of yards despite a career-best 10 touchdowns. He's battled drops and bouts of inconsistency. Joe Flacco isn't taking as many deep shots in first-year OC Gary Kubiak's offense. Smith is unlikely to be paid like a No. 1 receiver. He's more likely to get a Golden Tate deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Julius Thomas (ankle) practicing in full
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Thomas is nearing 100 percent health as the playoffs approach. He'll be ready to rock for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Julius Thomas still doesn't look 100 percent
      Julius Thomas caught two passes for 33 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: He was targeted six times. Thomas, once again, didn't start the game and looked to be at less than 100 percent on his bothersome ankle. He simply can't change direction. Owners were burned by Thomas in the playoffs after a torrid start to the season. The Broncos wrap up the regular season vs. Oakland. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Doug Baldwin has solid game with Kearse out
      Doug Baldwin had seven catches for 113 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Baldwin's biggest play was a 49-yard third-quarter catch where Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie fell down at the line of scrimmage. With Jermaine Kearse sidelined, he was targeted a team-high 11 times. Baldwin will take a 63/782/3 line in Week 17 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 10:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.99 (119th)
    • Chris Hogan goes 3-43 on 8 targets in loss
      Chris Hogan caught three passes for 43 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Raiders.

      Advice: The Bills' slot receiver was targeted eight times. He was quiet for much of the day before turning a short catch into a 31-yard gain late in the fourth quarter, eventually setting up Robert Woods' 30-yard touchdown. Hogan and the Bills head to New England to wrap up their season in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 5:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.82 (216th)
    • Charles Clay goes 6-114 against Vikings
      Charles Clay secured 6-of-10 targets for 114 yards in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

      Advice: The Vikings have been stout versus tight ends all season, but Clay went to work on short and intermediate patterns, racking up three receptions for 40 yards in the first half. He was "vultured" in the red zone on a 14-yard touchdown pass to No. 2 tight end Dion Sims in the second quarter. Clay sparked Miami's offense on a third-quarter gain of 41 yards. We have very little beef with what first-year OC Bill Lazor has done with Miami's 2014 offense, but underutilizing Clay could be one quibble. The Dolphins will close out their season in Week 17 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Torrey Smith catches 2 more TDs in Week 16
      Torrey Smith caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 16 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: He and Steve Smith Sr. were both targeted a team-high 12 times. Torrey was left wide open on his first eight-yard touchdown before later scoring from 20 yards out on a screen pass to the right. Torrey's season started slow, and while the yards aren't there thanks to drops and miscommunication with Joe Flacco, he now has secured a career-high 10 touchdowns. The Ravens close the regular season at home against the Browns in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Jeremy Kerley has three-catch day in loss
      Jeremy Kerley caught 3-of-6 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: Kerley's yardage led the team in what was a sloppy slugfest. The PPR deep cut enters next week's finale against the Dolphins the owner of a 37/376/1 line. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.84 (214th)
    • Shane Vereen turns in another dud vs. Jets
      Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets, adding a 12-yard reception.

      Advice: Vereen entered the game to high expectations in the absence of LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), but as has become his custom, couldn't deliver. Vereen found himself in a three-man committee with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden, with six of his touches coming on one third-quarter series. In Vereen's defense, he should have gotten the ball much more. Vereen looked spry in the open field, and went for five or more yards on 5-of-7 touches. Vereen will do battle with the Bills' slumping run defense in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Jacquizz Rodgers gets an extended look
      Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 11 times for 29 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Rodgers got an extended run out with Steven Jackson sidelined by a quad injury late in the first half. Rodgers ran hard as he always does, but there is simply not enough talent in his legs to be a feature back. Devonta Freeman will be the Falcons' best bet to move the ball if Jackson is forced to miss Week 17 against Carolina, but Rodgers will likely lead the backfield in touches. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (61st)
    • Raiders declare Week 16 inactives
      Raiders declared WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CM Chimdi Chekwa, OG Tony Bergstrom, OT Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, and DT Stacy McGee inactive for Week 16 against the Bills.

      Advice: Moore hurt his ankle and knee a couple weeks ago at the team hotel. Brown has a groin injury. CB D.J. Hayden (back) is active despite being questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 12:09 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2058th)
    • Shane Vereen officially active versus Jets
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Jets.

      Advice: As previously reported, neither Julian Edelman (concussion) nor LeGarrette Blount made the trip to New York. With Edelman sidelined, both Vereen and Danny Amendola will have bigger roles as pass catchers. The Boston Globe went as far as to suggest that Vereen will "pick up (Edelman's) slack." Also inactive for the Patriots are RB James White, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Dan Connolly, OT Jordan Devey and CB Kyle Arrington. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Dontrelle Inman puts on second-half show
      Dontrelle Inman caught 7-of-9 targets for 79 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Substituted in for an ineffective Seyi Ajirotutu at halftime, Inman made his presence known early and often in the second half. He seemed to get open at will against the 49ers' secondary, and showed strong hands on several contested catches across the middle including a 4th-down conversion on the game-tying drive. A former CFL star, the 25-year-old Inman is a good bet to carve out a role in 2015 in the Chargers' nondescript receiver corps. He is an excellent add in Dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 10:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (209th)
    • Dolphins list Charles Clay as probable
      Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Clay didn't have any setbacks this week. He's a TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 4:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Vereen has played the last two weeks despite being listed as questionable. He projects for 6-8 touches against the Jets. Vereen won't be more than a low-end RB3 option for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 2:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Jordan Todman totals 76 yards versus Titans
      Jordan Todman rushed five times for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans, adding two catches for five yards.

      Advice: Todman had the play of the night in the fourth quarter. With the Jags running a fake reverse, Todman took the handoff, made one cut and was off to the races for a 62-yard touchdown. Todman showed serious speed in housing his first score of the year. He could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Toby Gerhart (ribs) can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 9:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.07 (2220th)
    • Cecil Shorts has another inefficient night
      Cecil Shorts caught 2-of-7 targets for 15 yards in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: It was another brutal effort for a veteran in the midst of a disappointing season, as Shorts committed no fewer than three drops. In a sign of how Shorts' night went, one of his muffs was wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty. Shorts won't be a recommended DFS play in Week 17 against the Texans. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 8:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.86 (171st)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) still limited Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Vereen will play against the Jets, but can't be counted on for more than 6-8 touches. He's an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 1:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Julius Thomas practicing in full for Week 16
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: It's an upgrade on Week 15, where Orange Julius began the week as "limited." The Broncos have hoodwinked fantasy owners in back-to-back games with Thomas' health, but he finally, truly appears ready to be full go. Thomas is a mid-range TE1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Charles Clay 'limited' on Thursday
      Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The Dolphins appear to be trying to set a record for "limited" designations with Clay. He's a TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 12:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Torrey Smith not on injury report
      Torrey Smith is not listed on the Week 16 injury report.

      Advice: It's a bit of a surprise. Smith's knee injury turned him into a mere decoy in Week 14 and then he posted 2-16-0 on three targets in Week 15. By not even mentioning him on the injury report, the Ravens are saying he's close to 100 percent for a dreamy matchup with the Texans Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 9:35 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
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