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  • John Kuhn says he'll test free agency
    Packers FB John Kuhn plans to test free agency.

    Advice: Kuhn made his second Pro Bowl this year despite playing just 249 snaps. He had to settle for a one-year deal with the Packers last offseason and could struggle to attract interest on the open market. Kuhn will most likely end up back in Green Bay on a team-friendly contract.
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.69 (2630th)
  • Ravens express interest in re-signing Forsett
    Impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said the Ravens have expressed interest in re-signing him.

    Advice: "They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we'll see what happens," Forsett said. After bouncing around the league the first six years of his career, Forsett was finally given an opportunity to lead a backfield in Baltimore this season. He did not disappoint. Forsett racked up 1266 yards and eight touchdowns on 235 carries for the Ravens, earning his first Pro Bowl bid in the process.
    Yesterday, 10:44 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.42 (14th)
  • GM Schneider 'kind of' loves Lynch's act
    Speaking about Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks GM John Schneider said, "I kind of love his act."

    Advice: It seems the act has not yet worn thin, at least at the front-office level, but Lynch's antics are not why his Seahawks future is in question. Lynch is owed $7 million in salary and bonuses and carries a cap charge of $8.5 million in 2015. That is a lot to pay a soon-to-be 29-year-old running back with a history of back spasms and a punishing running style. That said, Lynch is still one of the best backs in the league, and has been the heart of another Super Bowl run. It would be surprising if Lynch is let go this offseason.
    Yesterday, 6:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (16th)
  • T-Rich suspended for Week 1 of 2015
    Trent Richardson's suspension will extend to Week 1 of the 2015 season if he remains with the Colts.

    Advice: The suspension was purportedly for both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, but the Colts didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So T-Rich is technically suspended one more game. It's conceivable the Colts could use Richardson's suspension to free themselves from his 2015 guaranteed salary. The guarantees may void if Richardson's conduct was detrimental to the team.
    Friday, 10:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Colts GM doesn't commit to T-Rich for 2015
    Colts GM Ryan Grigson declined to commit to Trent Richardson being back with the team in 2015.

    Advice: This comes as a surprise to no one. Grigson also confirmed the Colts suspended Richardson for two games prior to the AFC Championship game loss to the Patriots because of "personal reasons." He wasn't going to play even if the Colts made it to the Super Bowl. Richardson is in real danger of losing his roster spot despite a fully-guaranteed $3.184 million salary. The Colts would be paying him just to make him disappear. Richardson needs to hit the gym this offseason.
    Friday, 9:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Mutual interest between Saints, Mark Ingram
    Impending free agent Mark Ingram said the Saints have informed him they'd like to re-sign him.

    Advice: "They want me back, for sure," Ingram said. "I definitely want to stay with the Saints." The Saints may want Ingram back, but they're a poor bet to give him what he wants money-wise. With Khiry Robinson already in the fold at the minimum along with the Saints' poor cap situation, Ingram is a good bet to be playing in a different uniform. He'll likely seek $3-5 million per year.
    Friday, 6:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.11 (39th)
  • Le'Veon Bell's marijuana case unresolved
    Owner Art Rooney II said he doesn't know whether Le'Veon Bell will be suspended for his August arrest.

    Advice: Bell was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of marijuana ahead of a preseason trip. The new substance-abuse policy states that a player found legally responsible for DUI faces a two-game suspension. Of course, the NFL's murky personal-conduct policy means no one really knows what will happen with Bell once his case is resolved. As PFT notes, there could be a "make it up as you go along" exception lurking somewhere.
    Thursday, 7:30 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    20.49 (1st)
  • Musgrave plans to tailor scheme for Latavius
    New Raiders OC Bill Musgrave said he's going to "tailor" the run game so it's "right up [Latavius Murray's] alley."

    Advice: The previous Raiders regime oddly stunted Murray, criminally giving Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden unproductive carries. Once Murray was finally freed, the size/speed freak excelled. He averaged 5.17 YPC on his 72 attempts with two touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 143 yards. Musgrave, who has worked with Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy in his last two stops, appears ready to lock in Murray as his 2015 starter.
    Tuesday, 11:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.77 (86th)
  • Update: Joique had Achilles', knee clean-up
    Updating a previous item, Joique Bell underwent minor clean-up surgeries on his knee and Achilles' following the season.

    Advice: The nature of Bell's surgery was previously unknown after he announced the operation last week. He's expected to be ready for the full offseason program.
    Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.13 (62nd)
  • Report: T-Rich was suspended for AFC CG
    Trent Richardson was reportedly suspended for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

    Advice: In other words, he wasn't just a healthy scratch. There's not much difference, of course, but it casts doubt on his claim that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Coach Chuck Pagano declined to elaborate on the situation Monday, saying only T-Rich was out because of "personal reasons." It's looking awful likely that Richardson has played his final snap as a Colt.
    Tuesday, 2:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Adrian Peterson no lock to return to Vikings
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune concedes the Adrian Peterson era in Minnesota "may be over."

    Advice: The potential breakup here is more about Peterson's contract than his legal issues. He turns 30 in March, carries a league-high for RBs $15.4M cap hit and has said he has no intention of taking a pay cut. The off-field complications only muddle the situation further. It's possible both sides are looking for a fresh start, which would make Jerick McKinnon the favorite to start Week 1 of 2015.
    Tuesday, 7:52 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
  • Panthers to dump DeAngelo, feature Stewart?
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton says there's a "strong possibility" DeAngelo Williams will be released this offseason.

    Advice: It should be a no-brainer for the Panthers to move on from the ineffective Williams and save $2M against the cap by making him a post-June 1 cut. Especially considering they've dedicated $8.3M of their cap on Jonathan Stewart, who found his elite early-career-form in 2014 and needs to push for 20 touches per game next season. Stewart averaged a gaudy 4.62 YPC in 2014, ranked 11th among running backs in yards after contact per attempt and graded out 2nd in PFF's Elusive Rating (behind only Marshawn Lynch).
    Tuesday, 7:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.63 (69th)
  • C.J. Anderson: Kubiak offense fits me
    C.J. Anderson said the Gary Kubiak offense fits him well.

    Advice: We'd agree. Kubiak executes a Shanahanian scheme, which means zone-blocking concepts and one-cut running. It's been incredibly successful on the ground, producing big Kubiak-led seasons out of Clinton Portis, Reuben Droughns, Mike Anderson, Steve Slaton, Arian Foster and Justin Forsett. Anderson's downhill style meshes well and he showed true foundation-back ability once given a chance in 2014. There's first-round fantasy upside here.
    Tuesday, 7:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.94 (4th)
  • Ahmad Bradshaw still in a walking boot
    Free agent Ahmad Bradshaw (fractured fibula) is still in a walking boot.

    Advice: Bradshaw broke his leg in Week 11, an injury that crippled the Colts' running game. He hopes to ditch the boot and resume working out soon as he gets set for free agency in March. Bradshaw proved he has plenty left in the tank in 2014, racking up a 4.72 YPC average, 38 catches and eight total touchdowns in 10 games. But now he's entering his age-29 season with even more injury issues than before. Teams know about Bradshaw's seemingly chronic foot/ankle woes.
    Tuesday, 6:17 am
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    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2386th)
  • Dan Herron more of a backup than starter?
    ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells considers Dan Herron "more of a backup than starter" in the NFL.

    Advice: Herron handled himself very well as a feature back in the playoffs, touching the ball 65 times in three games. But he averaged just 3.77 YPC and was squeezing the most out of his natural talent. Coach Chuck Pagano admitted Monday that improving the run game is a priority for him this offseason. Herron will face plenty of competition for carries in 2015, possibly in the form of injury-risks Ahmad Bradshaw (free agent coming off broken leg) and Vick Ballard (coming off Achilles' tear). This is also a strong class for running backs in the draft.
    Tuesday, 6:06 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (56th)
  • Colts sign Jeff Demps to reserve/future deal
    Colts signed RB/KR Jeff Demps to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: Demps, who won a silver medal on the American 4×100-meter relay team in the 2012 Olympics, will compete for a spot on the Colts' special teams unit next season.
    Monday, 2:57 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2337th)
  • Pagano: 'Personal reasons' sidelined T-Rich
    Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Trent Richardson was inactive for the AFC Championship Game because of "personal reasons."

    Advice: It appears Pagano is either buying into or going along with T-Rich's story that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Either way, Sunday was Richardson's second straight healthy scratch. His time in Indy is likely at an end. Richardson's first order of business as he seeks a second chance will be shedding some weight.
    Monday, 2:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Report: Beast Mode could consider retirement's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch could again consider retirement after the Super Bowl.

    Advice: It's the same thing Rapsheet reported in November and June. Beast Mode has more than a little Favre in him, but we'd consider any retirement threat completely empty. The real question is if Lynch will be back in Seattle next season. His 2014 running has made him extremely difficult to phase out of the Seahawks' plans. He remains one of the best players in the NFL.
    Jan 19, 12:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (16th)
  • Seahawks now open to bringing Lynch back
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks are now more than open to bringing Marshawn Lynch back next season.

    Advice: Not too long ago, it was considered a foregone conclusion that the Seahawks would part ways with Lynch following this season. He'll be 29 in April, is owed $7M in salary and bonuses, has increasingly become an off-field nuisance and Christine Michael is ready to pop. But Lynch has been the identity of a Super Bowl run once again, dominating other workhorse runners in yards after contact per attempt and consistently sparking his offense by punishing defenders. Beast Mode has the leverage now.
    Jan 19, 5:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (16th)
  • T-Rich says he's dealing with family issue
    Trent Richardson insists he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family situation.

    Advice: Richardson, the Colts' No. 3 back throughout the playoffs, was not allowed to travel with the team after missing the walk-through. "I'm dealing with a very serious family emergency. I'm still at the hospital," he said Sunday. "I wouldn't purposely just miss walk-through." Richardson was a healthy scratch in the Divisional Round win at Denver. He's likely done in Indy even though his $3.2M contract for 2015 is guaranteed.
    Jan 18, 9:07 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Dan Herron's early drops hurt Colts
    Dan Herron rushed 10 times for 51 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

    Advice: Herron's two brutal drops early on really hurt the Colts, but they had no prayer of winning this game anyway. And they likely wouldn't have even been in this spot if it wasn't for Boom. He took over as the feature back when the playoffs hit, racking up 45-170-2 on the ground and 20-128-0 through the air in three games. This is a back that squeezes the most out of his talent, making him the anti-Trent Richardson. Herron will almost certainly face competition for the starting job this offseason, but he showed more than enough to get a long look from the coaches. It's a depth chart situation to monitor closely throughout the spring and summer.
    Jan 18, 7:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (56th)
  • John Kuhn rushes twice in NFC title game
    John Kuhn rushed twice for three yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: Kuhn added a three-yard reception. Kuhn's second rush was initially ruled a one-yard touchdown, but was reversed on review. Kuhn "vultured" only one score from Eddie Lacy this season, and offers as little fantasy value as ever. The 32-year-old fullback is headed to the open market. He'll most likely end up back in Green Bay.
    Jan 18, 4:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.69 (2630th)
  • Lynch puts SEA on his back in NFC title game
    Marshawn Lynch rushed 25 times for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' NFC Championship Game victory, adding a 26-yard reception.

    Advice: With Russell Wilson staggered and struggling, Beast Mode put the team on his back, grinding out the kind of tough yards he's made his name on. Lynch's otherworldly leg drive was on display the entire second half as the 'Hawks worked their way back from a 16-0 halftime deficit. He should again be the focal point of the offense in Super Bowl XLIX. Every passing game makes it appear more and more dubious that Seattle will actually part ways with Lynch this offseason.
    Jan 18, 3:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (16th)
  • Eddie Lacy rushes for 73 yards in Seattle
    Eddie Lacy rushed 21 times for 73 yards in the Packers' NFC title game loss.

    Advice: Lacy was running angry early, spinning off defenders and showing truly excellent feet. He ultimately had little room to run, however, and was slowed late by an apparent leg injury. James Starks played big chunks of the second half, but Lacy re-emerged with the game on the line. It was a disappointing end to a stellar sophomore campaign, one in which Lacy averaged 4.6 yards per carry and made major strides as a pass catcher. Lacy's leg drive is amongst the best in the league, while he has quicks that belie his 230-pound frame. He'll be a first-round pick in all formats of fantasy next season.
    Jan 18, 3:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.85 (31st)
  • Packers declare Week 20 inactives
    Eddie Lacy (knee) and Aaron Rodgers (calf) are active for Week 20 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Both players were listed probable, so they were never in danger of missing the NFC title game. Inactive for the Packers are WR Jeff Janis, RB DuJuan Harris, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Carl Bradford, OL Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, and DT Bruce Gaston.
    Jan 18, 10:38 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.85 (31st)
  • Colts leave T-Rich home after missed practice
    Updating a previous item, Trent Richardson missed the Colts' Saturday morning walkthrough and wasn't allowed to travel with the team to New England.

    Advice: The Colts left him at home in Indianapolis instead of bringing him to New England for the AFC title game. He'll be inactive for the second consecutive game. It's not a good combination to suck at football and miss team meetings ahead of the biggest game of the season. T-Rich will get to watch the game from his couch like the rest of us. Zurlon Tipton will back up workhorse Boom Herron.
    Jan 18, 6:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Trent Richardson doesn't make trip with Colts
    Trent Richardson did not travel with the team to New England due to "personal reasons."

    Advice: Richardson will miss Sunday's AFC Championship Game after being a healthy scratch last week. He's fallen behind Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton on the depth chart, and likely wouldn't have been active for special teams. Despite a fully guaranteed $3.2 million salary, Richardson is a candidate for offseason release.
    Jan 17, 12:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Eddie Lacy (knee) probable for NFC title game
    Eddie Lacy (knee) is probable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Lacy was added to the injury report on Thursday with a minor knee issue, but will be all systems go for his normal allotment of carries against Seattle. Jonathan Stewart averaged 5.4 YPC against the Seahawks in the Divisional Round.
    Jan 16, 9:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.85 (31st)
  • Joique recovering from undisclosed surgery
    Joique Bell is recovering from an undisclosed operation.

    Advice: Bell broke the news on his Instagram account, but didn't disclose any other details. A message of "be right back like I left something" accompanied a photo of Bell in a hospital bed. Bell dealt with minor knee, ankle and Achilles' ailments in 2014, but missed only one game. More details should emerge in the coming days.
    Jan 15, 5:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.13 (62nd)
  • T-Rich: I won't be healthy scratch again
    Trent Richardson says he'll never again be a healthy scratch.

    Advice: "That situation will never happen to me again," a surprisingly-confident Richardson said Thursday. "Anybody can quote me, today, because it's never going to happen again." We suppose it's a good thing that T-Rich still has his confidence, but it will happen again, likely this Sunday as the Colts venture into New England to vie for the AFC's crown. Dead weight as a runner, Richardson wasn't ready for a special teams role in the Divisional Round. He's unlikely to have made enough progress in a week. Although Richardson's $3.184 million salary for 2015 is fully guaranteed, he's a strong candidate for release.
    Jan 15, 4:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.30 (164th)
  • Eddie Lacy (knee) pops up on injury report
    Eddie Lacy was added to the Packers' injury report on Thursday with a knee issue, getting in a limited practice.

    Advice: Coach Mike McCarthy described the move as precautionary. "I think Eddie will be ready to go on Sunday," McCarthy said. "It's just, coach was nervous. ... I was just being conservative, so I pulled him in the middle of the practice." It's obviously something to keep an eye on, but for now, there's no reason to believe Lacy won't be ready for his normal role against the Seahawks.
    Jan 15, 11:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.85 (31st)
  • Weather in Seattle mild for Sunday
    Sunday's weather forecast in Seattle calls for high temperatures of 52 degrees and a low of 44.

    Advice: Eddie Lacy's asthma can be exacerbated by cold weather, as we saw when he suffered an attack during last week's win over the Cowboys. The mild temps in Seattle mean another attack this week would be a surprise. Expect Lacy to handle the vast majority of running back reps, relegating James Starks to strict backup duties.
    Jan 15, 5:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.85 (31st)
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