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    • Dalton throws 2 INTs in Sunday night loss
      Andy Dalton completed 27-of-38 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Dalton checked down all game and didn't have a completion over 20 yards. His touchdowns came on short passes to Gio Bernard and Jermaine Gresham in the red-zone. Both of Dalton's interceptions were bad overthrows into coverage. He'll finish the regular season with 3,398 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. The Bengals will take on the Colts in the Wild Card round. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.77 (36th)
    • Peyton Manning held without TD once again
      Peyton Manning completed 21-of-37 passes for 273 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

      Advice: Manning went 51 straight games with at least one touchdown pass. In the last four weeks, he's been shut out twice and thrown a total of three touchdowns against six interceptions. Peyton's arm is alarmingly weak right now, as he struggles to even get any zip on the ball at the intermediate level. That's led to a ball control and defensive approach from the Broncos, something they can win with thanks to C.J. Anderson and elite talent on D. Manning will try to gain some strength back during the bye as the Broncos are the AFC's No. 2 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Matt Ryan, Falcons don't show up for finale
      Matt Ryan completed 29-of-47 passes for 260 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Falcons' 34-3, Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Coach Mike Smith's squad didn't even show up for the winner-takes-the-NFC-South tilt with the Panthers. Both of Ryan's interceptions were returned for touchdowns, and the game was over before it really even started. Ryan completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,694 yards and a 28:14 TD:INT ratio. The 14 picks are the second-most of his career. Ryan was also sacked 31 times and has taken 75 of them the past two seasons behind a horrific offensive line. He'll turn 30 in May and obviously has plenty more left in the tank, but it's time the Falcons get some help around him besides Julio Jones and an aging Roddy White. Ryan will be a shoo-in QB1 in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.77 (8th)
    • Derek Carr ends rookie season on low note
      Derek Carr completed 18-of-36 passes for 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

      Advice: In an impossible spot against a motivated Broncos team with an elite defense, Carr had no shot. But he was the NFL's best rookie quarterback for stretches this season, showing an ability to read defenses and make throws even with zero talent around him. He started all 16 games, completing 58.0 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Carr may not be handed the 2015 starting job by a new Raiders regime, but he'll likely win it. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.84 (35th)
    • Kaepernick closes out disappointing season
      Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-26 throws for 204 yards and two touchdowns, adding seven scrambles for 63 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: And so ends a highly disappointing 2014 season for Kaepernick, where he finished with a 19:10 TD-to-INT ratio and 60.5 completion rate. Kaepernick definitely isn't getting better and may actually be getting worse, especially as a passer. He was more effective when the 49ers began running him more late in the year, but as a thrower Kaepernick consistently shows poor touch and is too quick to abandon his progressions when his first read appears covered. With Jim Harbaugh expected to go to Michigan, we suspect the 49ers will try to maintain some semblance of system continuity, perhaps retaining OC Greg Roman. Either way, it'll be an interesting offseason for Kaepernick. The Niners also need to replace free agent Michael Crabtree. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.91 (33rd)
    • Matthew Stafford tosses three scores in loss
      Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-41 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Lions' 30-20, Week 17 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: With the Lions playing for a division title, Stafford wasn't close to good enough, sailing passes all afternoon long. The game was only competitive for the two series Aaron Rodgers missed with a calf injury. Stafford's 48.8 completion percentage was his second lowest of the season. He ends the regular season with 4,257 yards and a 22:12 TD:INT ratio. Today's three-score effort was just his second of the year. Stafford will have to be twice as good if the Lions are to have any shot against the Cowboys in the Wild Card round. Stafford's Lions have never beaten a team with a winning record on the road. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.51 (41st)
    • Packers clinch division, No. 2 seed vs. Lions
      Playing through a calf injury, Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-22 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's 30-20, Week 17 win over the Lions.

      Advice: He added two rushes for 14 yards and a third score. With the win, the Pack clinch the NFC North, and their conference's No. 2 seed. Things were going swimmingly until Rodgers tweaked his troublesome left calf late in the second quarter. What was a 14-0 lead quickly became a 14-14 tie as Rodgers sat out two series. He returned no worse for the wear, however, and resumed dominating a team that didn't appear to be in the same class as the Pack. He now has two weeks to rest up for a home playoff game. Rodgers has a strong case for the league's MVP award. He closes the book on the regular season the owner of a staggering 38:5 TD:INT ratio. His 4,381 yards are his most since his MVP year in 2011. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Seahawks coast past Rams to earn No. 1 seed
      Russell Wilson completed 17-of-25 passes for 239 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Seahawks' 20-6, Week 17 win over the Rams.

      Advice: With the win, the Seahawks have clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. With Seattle playing so well and every team having to come through the Pacific Northwest, it's hard to see anyone other than the Seahawks going to the Super Bowl from the NFC. The Rams gave Wilson and Co. a run for their money in the first half, taking a 6-0 lead into the locker room and picking off Wilson to go along with three sacks. But Shaun Hill doomed the Rams with a couple horrible interceptions. Wilson and the Seahawks get two weeks to rest up for another title run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.53 (17th)
    • Panthers stomp faker Falcons, win NFC South
      Cam Newton completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Panthers' division-clinching, 34-3, Week 17 win over the Falcons, adding 51 rushing yards and another touchdown on six carries.

      Advice: The 7-8-1 Panthers end the regular season on a four-game winning streak and have clinched the No. 4 seed in the NFC. They'll host the Cardinals next weekend and have a good chance at pulling out the victory against the Ryan Lindley-led Arizona squad. On Sunday, the Panthers got off to a soaring start, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead with a field goal and touchdown on their first two possessions. Matt Ryan then tossed a pick-six before the Panthers then recovered a fumble at the Falcons' four-yard line. On the next play, Newton and the Carolina offensive line bullied their way into the end zone to stake themselves to a 24-3 lead. On Cam's touchdown pass, he found Ed Dickson in the flat in the front right corner of the end zone from five yards out. Cam is playing his best football of the season at the moment. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Mark Sanchez earns win in 2015 finale
      Mark Sanchez completed 23-of-36 passes for 292 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 win at the Giants.

      Advice: Sanchez took over as the Eagles' starter following Nick Foles' season-ending Week 9 injury. At the time, the Eagles were 6-2. It was an ideal situation for Sanchez to earn a huge payday in free agency this spring, operating Chip Kelly's quarterback-friendly scheme for a playoff-bound team. But turnovers really plagued Sanchez, who went 4-4 as a starter and threw 11 interceptions against 14 touchdowns. The tape showed that he's a notch below NFL starter caliber. Sanchez will certainly attract interest from quarterback-starved teams, but the Eagles will likely be content to roll with Foles in 2015 while bringing in other long-term options for Kelly. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.40 (30th)
    • Tannehill caps off breakout 3rd NFL season
      Ryan Tannehill completed 23-of-39 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

      Advice: Tannehill took a major leap in his first season under OC Bill Lazor, who designed a high-percentage offense and emphasized his quarterback getting rid of the football quickly. Tannehill may always be limited from a deep-ball standpoint, but he progressed over the course of the year and is a plus athlete, a trait Lazor consistently put to use on read-option plays and designed QB runs. Tannehill finished the season with a 27:12 TD-to-INT ratio and a completion rate of nearly 67.0. His 392 completions set a Dolphins single-season record. 26 years old, Tannehill is on the fringe of "franchise quarterback" status. He is owed just $2 million in 2015, a contract year for Tannehill. The Dolphins will likely begin extension talks soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.20 (22nd)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) returns versus Lions
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) returned to the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions midway through the third quarter.

      Advice: Rodgers ended up missing two series after aggravating his left-calf injury late in the first half. His mobility will be extremely limited on a cold day in Green Bay, but it's a huge boost for a Packers team fighting for a first-round bye. Rodgers departed after staking the Pack to a 14-0 lead, but returns with the scored tied at 14. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Josh McCown has dreadful day in finale
      Josh McCown completed 14-of-23 passes for 115 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Tampa's 23-20, Week 17 loss to the Saints.

      Advice: It was a fittingly-dreadful end to McCown's ill-fated first year away from quarterback whisperer Marc Trestman. The Bucs tried to hide McCown in the second half, but he uncorked a pick on one of his few post-break attempts. McCown closes the book on 2014 the owner of an 11:14 TD:INT ratio, and 6.74 YPA. He completed just 56.2 percent of his passes. Going on 36, McCown is due $5.25 million in 2015. There's a zero-percent chance he'll be back as the Bucs' starter, and decent probability he's released. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) carted to locker room
      Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the second quarter of Green Bay's Week 17 game against the Lions with a left-calf injury.

      Advice: He's officially questionable to return. In the midst of throwing a four-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb, Rodgers went down untouched. He was helped to the sideline before briefly attempting to walk the injury off. He was then carted to the locker room with two minutes remaining in the first half. It's the same leg that Rodgers tweaked in Week 16. It's possible Rodgers simply headed in for early treatment, but it had the looks of a potentially game-ending injury. That would make a victory for the Pack absolutely imperative, as it would give their franchise player a first-round bye, and week to rest. Matt Flynn will check in if Rodgers is done for the day. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Chase Daniel leads Chiefs to Week 17 win
      Chase Daniel completed 16-of-27 passes for 291 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.

      Advice: Daniel completed his first nine passes and had a touchdown overturned on a Dwayne Bowe fumble. He wasn't asked to do much, but managed the game effectively. Daniel is under contract for $3.75 million next season and should return as Alex Smith's backup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.37 (48th)
    • RGIII commits three ugly turnovers in finale
      Robert Griffin III completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Washington's 44-17, Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: He added six carries for 19 yards and a second touchdown, but also lost a fumble which Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer housed for a score. Both of RGIII's picks were tossed into too tight of coverage, while his fumble came on a play where he should have gone down earlier. He never got in rhythm as a passer, with big chunks of his yardage coming after the catch from DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Griffin closes the book on 2014 having committed eight turnovers while accounting for just five touchdowns. He's not a fit for coach Jay Gruden's conservative, pass-happy offense, and Gruden doesn't appear particularly interested in making him one. It will be a disaster waiting to happen if RGIII is back as Washington's starter in 2015. A trade would be best for his fantasy future, but clueless owner Daniel Snyder likely won't be willing to sell low on someone he believes is his franchise player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Charlie Whitehurst wraps season with debacle
      Charlie Whitehurst completed 12-of-28 passes for 72 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

      Advice: When Ken Whisenhunt signed Whitehurst to be injury-prone Jake Locker's backup, the move was universally panned. Those critics were proven right. Whitehurst was forced into seven games, losing six of them while completing just 56.7 percent of his passes and throwing seven touchdowns. The Titans, seemingly content with sixth-rounder Zach Mettenberger, desperately need to add talent to the quarterback room. Whitehurst is a third-stringer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.58 (47th)
    • Flacco comes on late to clinch playoff berth
      Joe Flacco completed 22-of-36 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' playoff-clinching win against the Browns.

      Advice: Flacco and the Ravens' offense struggled mightily through three quarters of this contest, but Flacco completed two big passes to Torrey Smith midway through the fourth to give the Ravens the lead and then capped off another scoring drive with a two-yard pass to Kamar Aiken to put the game to bed. The two touchdown passes give Flacco a career-high 27 this season, and his 3,986 passing yards are also a career high. The Ravens will travel to face either the Bengals or Steelers in the first round of the playoffs next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.16 (50th)
    • Bortles throws for 117 yards in finale
      Blake Bortles completed just 14-of-33 passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Jaguars' 23-17, Week 17 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: He ends the season having completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 2,908 yards and an 11:17 TD:INT ratio, adding 419 yards rushing. Bortles started his rookie season as the backup to Chad Henne, but after Henne struggled badly to move the offense the first 2.5 games, Bortles was inserted under center. He proved to be extremely raw, tossing picks all over the place and taking sacks at will. Bortles got better to close out the year, but he’s going to need to take another major step forward. He was Pro Football Focus’ worst quarterback of 2014 by a large margin, behind guys like Derek Carr and Geno Smith. Bortles is a lock to keep the starting job, obviously. He won’t enter next season as anything more than a low-end QB2. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.27 (67th)
    • Cutler wraps up disappointing 2014 season
      Jay Cutler completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards and 39 rushing yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to Minnesota.

      Advice: And so ends arguably the most disappointing year of Cutler's career, one that saw him benched for Jimmy Clausen late in the season. Cutler "regained" his starting job for Week 17 only because Clausen suffered a Week 16 concussion. Cutler was solid in fantasy -- his TD-to-INT ratio was 28:18 with a completion rate of 66.0 -- but his on-field performance left much to be desired, failing to properly execute Marc Trestman's offense and racking up a ton of production in garbage time. Cutler's 2015 base salary is $15.5 million, all of which is guaranteed. Although there has already been much speculation regarding Cutler's next-season whereabouts, no decisions will be made until the Bears decide on a new corps of decision makers. Ultimately, we suspect Cutler will stay in Chicago because he is very difficult to trade, and would create far too big a cap hit to release. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • Bridgewater leads Vikings to Week 17 win
      Teddy Bridgewater completed 17-of-25 throws for 209 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears, adding 18 yards rushing.

      Advice: He also had a long first-quarter touchdown pass to Greg Jennings called back. Bridgewater closes out his promising rookie campaign with a touchdown pass in ten straight games. His TD-to-INT ratio over the final six weeks was 10:6. Bridgewater does not have a cannon arm and is small from a size standpoint, but he is a cool, composed pocket passer with sneaky athleticism and pretty consistent accuracy. It's fair to wonder what Bridgewater's long-term ceiling is for fantasy football, but he showed an ability to pick apart defenses at the short and intermediate levels down the stretch of his rookie year. He was in full command over the final month and a half, outplaying the rest of the 2014 quarterback class. Bridgewater will likely be a top 15-18 quarterback in 2015 re-draft leagues. Dynasty owners should be excited. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.44 (28th)
    • Garoppolo efficient but unspectacular vs BUF
      Jimmy Garoppolo completed 10-of-17 passes for 90 yards and no scores after replacing Tom Brady at halftime of the Patriots' Week 17 matchup with the Bills.

      Advice: Garoppolo made a couple wow plays on the ground, but overall struggled to move the ball against the Bills' stout pass defense. The Patriots' only points of the second half came on a short field after a long Danny Amendola punt return. Garoppolo will resume clipboard duties when the Patriots return from their first-round bye. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.21 (140th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) ready to go for Week 17
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) is active for Week 17 against the Lions.

      Advice: Rodgers is ready to go, but both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien are active behind him, suggesting his calf is at least a mild concern. ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports there's "a little concern." Inactive for the Packers are RB DuJuan Harris, CB Davon House, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, WR Jeff Janis and DT Bruce Gaston. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Cardinals declare Week 17 inactives
      Cardinals declared QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, LB Larry Foote, G Jonathan Cooper, G Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin inactive for Week 17 at San Francisco.

      Advice: Ryan Lindley is getting another start at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Andrew Luck plays just one half Week 17
      Andrew Luck played one half in Sunday's Week 17 game at Tennessee, going 10-of-16 for 160 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

      Advice: With their offense sputtering (Luck totaled 296 passing yards in the last two games combined), the Colts chose to play all their starters in this meaningless game. The decision should give the unit a bit of confidence heading into next week's Wild Card game. Luck, who was fantasy's No. 1 quarterback through 16 weeks, finishes his third NFL season by setting career-highs in completions (380), completion percentage (61.6), yards (4,761) and touchdown passes (40). He's just 25 years old. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:50 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.17 (6th)
    • Broncos view victory Sunday as 'imperative'
      CBS' Jason La Canfora confirms the Broncos view a win over the Raiders Sunday as "imperative."

      Advice: The Broncos need to beat the Raiders to clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. So even though they're home against a weak opponent, they won't take anything for granted. Peyton Manning, C.J. Anderson and the rest of the Broncos stars can be used as if it is a normal week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Jimmy Garoppolo will play some for Patriots
      ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to play "at least some" of Sunday's Week 17 game against the Bills.

      Advice: We've known all week that the Patriots aren't going to play their starters for the whole game. It's possible Tom Brady only plays a series or two. Garoppolo was solid in the preseason, completing 46-of-79 passes for 618 yards (7.8 YPA), five touchdowns, and one interception. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.21 (140th)
    • Brian Hoyer (shoulder) officially inactive
      Browns declared QB Brian Hoyer (shoulder) inactive for Week 17 against the Ravens.

      Advice: A free agent following the season, Hoyer has likely played his final game in Cleveland. Rookie Connor Shaw will start at quarterback with Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve. Without Josh Gordon as well, the Browns offense will struggle to move the ball. The Ravens DST is an excellent option Week 17. Cleveland also declared CB Justin Gilbert, LS Charley Hughlett, OL Ryan Seymour, DT Ahtyba Rubin, OL Andrew McDonald and WR Phil Bates inactive for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • RGIII (shoulder) ready to rock vs. Cowboys
      Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: RGIII is on the DFS radar against the Cowboys' bend-but-don't-break defense. It's possible Dallas will begin resting starters in the second half. Inactive for the Redskins are RB Chris Thompson, CB Kenny Okoro, G/C Josh LeRibeus, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Travian Robertson, WR Leonard Hankerson and LB Steve Beauharnais. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Titans 'content with Mettenberger' at QB
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that the Titans are "content with Zach Mettenberger" and do not feel urgency to use a high draft pick on a quarterback.

      Advice: Mettenberger played reasonably well in his 2014 opportunities, but it's still a surprise whenever a team would feel "content" with a sixth-round quarterback. It is incredibly, incredibly rare that sixth-round quarterbacks become franchise signal callers. Mettenberger does possess some of the traits teams look for: Ideal size and arm strength, and composure in the pocket. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2432nd)
    • Team security had to find Manziel on Saturday
      Johnny Manziel (IR, hamstring) didn't show up on time for treatment on his injury Saturday and was fined.

      Advice: Manziel threw a big party Friday night, one that was attended by Josh Gordon and other teammates. It was apparently a good time, as Gordon and Justin Gilbert both missed the Saturday walkthrough and got suspended. Meanwhile, Manziel wasn't at the facility ether Saturday and wasn't answering his phone, so team security was sent to find him. We can't imagine a worse rookie year for JFF, who lost a camp battle to Brian Hoyer, looked wildly unprepared and overwhelmed in two starts and failed to conduct himself well off the field. The Browns will be on the hunt for quarterback help again this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:03 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Aaron Rodgers listed as probable
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Rodgers will be all systems go Sunday versus the Lions. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Brian Hoyer listed as doubtful
      Brian Hoyer (bicep/shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

      Advice: Connor Shaw will start against the Ravens. Hoyer, 29, finishes the 2014 season with a 12:13 TD-to-INT ratio and 55.3 completion rate. As most backup-caliber quarterbacks do, Hoyer got worse the more he played, and was ultimately benched for Johnny Manziel. Hoyer did play well enough in spurts to earn a backup job for 2015. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:50 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Chase Daniel will be Chiefs Week 17 starter
      Chase Daniel will be the Chiefs' starting quarterback in Week 17 against the Chargers.

      Advice: A former UDFA out of Missouri, Daniel is a limited-talent backup but arguably a good system fit for Andy Reid's offense. He is an accurate passer capable of completing a high percentage of throws even if he won't stretch the field. This preseason, Daniel went 15-of-21 passing (71.4 percent) for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception, adding three rushes for 20 yards. Daniel was also more than serviceable in a Week 17 spot start against the Chargers last year. Evan Silva has more on Daniel's DFS outlook at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.37 (48th)
    • RGIII listed as probable for Week 17
      Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is probable for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: RGIII was limited in practice this week but is good to go as a legit QB1 streaming option in the finale. He's one of our favorite daily-league plays of the week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Report: Stanton (infection) may miss playoffs
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Drew Stanton (knee) underwent surgery to clear an infection and may miss the remainder of the season.

      Advice: The infection was discovered Wednesday, and Stanton immediately underwent surgery. Prior to that, he had been recovering well from his sprained MCL and ACL with an eye on returning for the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. The Cardinals will be forced to ride Ryan Lindley as a far as he can take them, which will likely be one-and-done in the postseason. It's a shame for an 11-4 team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Robert Griffin III still limited on Thursday
      Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: There's been no indication RGIII's Week 17 availability is in doubt. His status will be updated on Friday, but he should be fully expected to go against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Fox: Broncos want Manning back for 2015
      Speaking Thursday, coach John Fox said the Broncos want Peyton Manning back for 2015.

      Advice: Consider it the most obvious statement of the century, but it comes in response to Manning's Wednesday words that he's planning to play in 2015 as long as the Broncos want him. Manning's final decision will likely rest on his offseason physical, but most signs point toward him returning for an 18th year in the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Pettine: Manziel to have 'chance to compete'
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel (IR, hamstring) will "have the chance to compete" for the starting job in 2015.

      Advice: The Browns clearly aren't going to hand the starting gig to Manziel on a silver platter. How could they after he lost a camp battle to journeyman Brian Hoyer, appeared completely unprepared in his two starts and posted a 42.0 passer rating. Manziel knows he needs to grow up in a hurry if he's going to make an NFL impact. "It's a job for me now. I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did at first," he admitted. With Hoyer currently an impending free agent, JFF's 2015 competition may come from outside the organization. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:27 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Peyton Manning practicing in full
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is practicing in full this week.

      Advice: Manning missed a day of practice last week and was limited in others. So it's safe to say he's far healthier this week as the Broncos prepare for a home game against the Raiders. They need to win the game to lock up the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. The Broncos' run-first mentality over the last month caps Manning's upside, but he's still a top-shelf QB1 in this matchup. Peyton also added Wednesday that he plans to be back in 2015, brushing off silly retirement notions. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) limited Wednesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rodgers played through his calf injury last week, but his mobility was limited throughout the game. His status isn't in doubt for Sunday's NFC North championship. With the Packers playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers is safe to use in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Drew Stanton (knee) not practicing Wednesday
      Drew Stanton (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: The Cardinals are hoping Stanton can get in some limited work later in the week. Coach Bruce Arians said there's an 85 percent chance he'll be back for the playoffs. Logan Thomas will start in the regular-season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Robert Griffin III limited in practice Wed.
      Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Griffin banged his right (throwing) shoulder Saturday while taking a sack from Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. It doesn't sound like anything too major, as RG3 was able to make some throws Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Johnny Manziel placed on IR
      Browns placed QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: It's merely a procedural move as Manziel was already ruled out of Sunday's finale at Baltimore. JFF finishes his rookie season 18-of-35 for 175 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He posted a 5.1 QBR and 42.0 passer rating, admitting that he didn't take the job seriously enough. Manziel will have a lot of ground to make up if he's going to start for the Browns in Week 1 of 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Arians: 85% Stanton is back for playoffs
      Coach Bruce Arians said there's a 85 percent chance Drew Stanton (knee) is back for the playoffs.

      Advice: It's gotten so bad in Arizona that they're on Stanton Watch, desperate for the sub-average backup to heal up. Logan Thomas will start in Week 17 at San Francisco, with Ryan Lindley ready to come in if things go awry. Even if the Cardinals beat the Niners, they'll be playing in a Wild Card game the following week unless the Seahawks lose to the Rams at home. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Broncos lead way with 9 Pro Bowl selections
      The Broncos have placed the most players on the initial Pro Bowl roster, with nine players tabbed to go to Hawaii.

      Advice: Although he's in the midst of a season-ending slump, Peyton Manning leads the way. It's Manning's 14th selection, extending a record he already held. Perhaps the most notable Pro Bowl "snub" is rookie sensation Odell Beckham, though as a first alternate, he'll undoubtedly find his way to the all-star game. The Pro Bowl is again going with a "captains" format, with Cris Carter and Michael Irvin choosing teams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Derek Carr misses practice with illness
      Derek Carr missed Tuesday's practice with illness.

      Advice: It's not a concern for Carr's Week 17 status. He won't be a recommended DFS play against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.84 (35th)
    • Johnny Manziel: I need to be a better pro
      Johnny Manziel admits he has to take being a pro "a lot more seriously than maybe I did at (first)."

      Advice: In expansive comments Tuesday, Manziel was both contrite and somewhat defiant. "This is a job for me now," Manziel said. "I haven't painted the greatest picture of me of being in here and staying on top of myself." Manziel also implored the Browns to stick with him, saying "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football." The Browns' commitment to Manziel for 2015 is very much an open question. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:32 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Derek Carr doesn't practice on Tuesday
      Derek Carr was held out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: It's unclear what the issue is, though Carr missed time last week with thumb and ankle issues. Although the Raiders' Tuesday practice is supplanting Thursday's typical session, they aren't required to issue an injury report. Carr played every snap in Sunday's win over the Bills, and should be fine for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.84 (35th)
    • Zach Mettenberger sitting out Week 17
      Charlie Whitehurst will be the Titans' Week 17 starter.

      Advice: The Titans never sent Zach Mettenberger (shoulder) to injured reserve, but he's not healthy enough to start Sunday's finale against the Colts. As it stands now, Mettenberger will enter 2015 as the favorite for starting duties. That's a problem, as though Mettenberger put a few good things on tape this season, he's a statue in the pocket with unproven accuracy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2432nd)
    • Hoyer trending in wrong direction for Sunday
      Brian Hoyer (biceps, shoulder) is sitting out Tuesday's practice, and highly uncertain for Sunday's finale.

      Advice: "I don't know if (Hoyer) can get to 100 percent," were the words of coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday. "We don't know where we are at the quarterback position." Johnny Manziel (hamstring) has already been ruled out, leaving all of Tuesday's first-team reps to Connor Shaw. The undrafted rookie out of South Carolina will almost certainly start Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:48 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) practicing on Tuesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) participated in Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, Rodgers wasn't going "full speed," but he's very much on track to suit up for Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Lions. With the Pack playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers can be trusted in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Hoyer also dealing with 'badly bruised' bicep
      Brian Hoyer suffered a biceps injury in addition to his shoulder issue.

      Advice: Hoyer is day to day and hasn't been ruled out for Week 17, but should be considered highly questionable. The Browns signed Tyler Thigpen on Tuesday and are expected to give starter's reps to UDFA Connor Shaw this week Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Pack aren't too worried about Rodgers' calf
      Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers was "very upbeat and positive about" his strained calf Monday.

      Advice: Rodgers' calf pull isn't overly serious, but it was bad enough that McCarthy had to scrap some bootlegs and movement plays during Sunday's win at Tampa. Although the MVP candidate remains sore, Rodgers should be closer to 100 percent once Sunday's showdown with the Lions rolls around. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Andy Dalton throws 2 TDs in Week 16 win
      Andy Dalton completed 17-of-26 passes for 146 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

      Advice: Dalton's primetime nightmares took a night off on Monday. By no means did Dalton fill up the box score, but he managed to limit turnovers after tossing a pick-six to Aqib Talib on his second pass of the game. All OC Hue Jackson had to do was dial up handoffs from Dalton to Jeremy Hill. Dalton finished off the possessions by tossing two east touchdowns. The first went to a wide-open Jermaine Gresham from two yards out, while the second was a simple dumpoff to Gio Bernard who made two defenders miss on the way to the end zone. The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.77 (36th)
    • Peyton Manning tosses 4 INTs in MNF defeat
      Peyton Manning completed 28-of-44 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Broncos' 37-28, Week 16 loss to the Bengals on Monday night.

      Advice: Manning and the Broncos started really slow, failing to score any offensive points in the first half. His first interception was a poorly thrown ball behind Julius Thomas in the flat at his own 22-yard line, setting up an easy Bengals touchdown. Manning's third pick was returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Dre Kirkpatrick to give the Bengals their nine-point cushion with four minutes to play. It was one of the worst passes you'd ever see, as it was thrown by weak-armed Peyton off his back foot and into the rain. On the following drive, Kirkpatrick picked off Manning again. It was Peyton's fifth career four-pick game. Before the meltdown, Manning had the offense clicking coming out of halftime with 21 points in the third quarter. We hate to say it, but it looks like another playoff disappointment may be on the horizon in Denver. They'll close out Week 17 with the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Manning, Sanders active for MNF vs. Bengals
      Peyton Manning (thigh) and Emmanuel Sanders (illness) are both active for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Bengals.

      Advice: As expected. Despite being listed as questionable, both players were never in any real doubt for the Monday night finale. Inactive for the Broncos are RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Brandon Marshall, OT Paul Cornick, CB Tony Carter, OT Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones, and DE Quanterus Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Playoff-bound Colts to play starters in Wk 17
      Coach Chuck Pagano stated Monday that the Colts will play their starters in Week 17 against the Titans, despite the fact that they can't improve or hinder their playoff seeding much.

      Advice: Pagano, understandably, believes the Colts "need to build some steam" entering the postseason after Sunday's 42-7 loss to Dallas. Indianapolis is locked into either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the AFC. They've obviously locked up the AFC South, but can't get a first-round bye. Andrew Luck & Co. will be in play for fantasy leagues still going on in Week 17, and in DFS formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.17 (6th)
    • Manziel (hamstring) will miss season finale
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the season, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Monday.

      Advice: It ends a highly disappointing first NFL season for Manziel, who failed to beat out career journeyman backup Brian Hoyer in training camp and fell flat on his face when given late-season opportunities to play. Manziel's arm is average, and he loses all semblance of zip when he doesn't deliver passes with proper technique. He is also not close to being an even passable pocket quarterback. Barring dramatic offseason improvement, we don't see Manziel as particularly likely to open 2015 as the Browns' starter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:04 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Drew Stanton expected to get in some reps
      Drew Stanton (knee) is expected to practice "some" in Week 17, but won't start against the 49ers.

      Advice: The Cardinals have already announced they'll be going with rookie Logan Thomas for the regular-season finale. Their aim with Stanton is getting him ready for the Wild Card round. The early signs suggest he will be able to go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Jay Cutler starting for Bears in Week 17
      With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.

      Advice: Smokin' Jay comes crawling back. He'll be backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. Cutler will be facing the Vikings, a team he shredded for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 11 victory. We obviously aren't expecting a repeat performance, but Cutler will be on the DFS radar. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • Report: Hoyer day to day with shoulder issue
      CBS' Jason La Canfora reports Brian Hoyer suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, and is day to day.

      Advice: The team has yet to confirm, but it would up the chances Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is back under center for Week 17. That, of course, would depend on Johnny Football's health. The Browns don't have a third quarterback, so it's uncertain what they'd do if neither Hoyer nor Manziel could go. The most likely option would be promoting Connor Shaw from the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Cam Newton emerges from return healthy
      Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton (back) emerged from Sunday's win healthy.

      Advice: Newton didn't show any ill effects from his car crash against the Browns, running 12 times for 63 yards with a touchdown. He'll be all systems go for a dream Week 17 matchup against the Falcons. When these teams played in Atlanta Week 11, Newton threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 30 yards. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Mark Sanchez, not Barkley, will start finale
      Coach Chip Kelly said Mark Sanchez, not Matt Barkley, will start Week 17's meaningless finale against the Giants.

      Advice: With Sanchez's one-year contract set to expire, there's been a lot of talk in Philadelphia that Barkley should start Sunday so the Eagles can see what they have. Kelly doesn't want to hear it. It's both an indictment of Barkley and affirmation that Kelly is going to play this game to win -- not evaluate. The Eagles have lost three straight games under Sanchez, getting eliminated from the playoffs while Week 1 starter Nick Foles (collarbone) continues to rehab. Foles' rookie deal is up after the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.40 (30th)
    • Wilson totals 3 TDs in NFC West showdown
      Russell Wilson completed 20-of-31 passes for 339 yards and three total touchdowns in Sunday night's 35-6 Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: The pass yards were Wilson's most this season. He was able to beat the Cardinals for big plays downfield, including an 80-yard touchdown to TE Luke Willson in the first quarter. Both of his touchdowns went to Willson, who he also connected with from 20 yards out. Wilson added 83 yards on five carries and had a five-yard rushing score. It was a solid rebound coming off last week's 195 total yard effort. With the win, Seattle is in the driver seat for the NFC West. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 9:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.53 (17th)
    • Aaron Rodgers tweaked calf in win over Bucs
      Aaron Rodgers strained a calf muscle during Sunday's Week 16 win at Tampa.

      Advice: Rodgers suffered the pull during the second series, limiting him a bit throughout the game. He still finished 31-of-40 for 318 yards with a touchdown even though Mike McCarthy admitted he had to change his play-calling a bit to keep Rodgers in the pocket. "It got really tight about halftime," Rodgers said. "Came in and got a little treatment and it loosened up a tad but it was still pretty tight, and I had hard time running." Rodgers will be fine for Week 17's NFC North showdown with the Lions, the question will just be how close he is to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 6:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Derek Carr throws for 2 TDs in Week 16 win
      Derek Carr completed 17-of-34 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 26-24, Week 16 win over the Bills.

      Advice: Nearly half of Carr's yards came on two passes, a 50-yard shot to Kenbrell Thompkins down the middle and a 51-yard heave down the sideline to Andre Holmes on a 3rd-and-22. Carr has shown flashes of potential, but he's also put some bad things on tape. He really needs to work on his accuracy, as he's averaging under 6.0 YPA on the year. Still, he's viewed by most as a building block. Carr's two touchdowns went to James Jones and Jamize Olawale from two and three yards away, respectively. The Raiders will wrap up 2014 on the road in Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 4:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.84 (35th)
    • Drew Stanton officially inactive for SNF
      Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

      Advice: Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 4:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Luck pulled in third quarter of blowout loss
      Andrew Luck was pulled in the third quarter of the Colts' blowout loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Luck finishes the game completing 15-of-22 passes for 109 yards and two interceptions. The stat line is terrible, but Luck was not as bad as the numbers indicate. The Colts' banged up offensive line struggled to protect Luck, and his pass catchers did not help the situation by dropping several passes. OC Pep Hamilton has to shoulder some of the blame as well as he failed to get Donte Moncrief involved and instead decided to run three screen passes to Hakeem Nicks. Luck has not played well lately, but he is a decent bet to get back on track against the Titans Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 3:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.17 (6th)
    • Browns unsure of severity on Manziel's hammy
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

      Advice: Manziel first hurt his hamstring midway through the first half and then left for good after taking a hit from Colin Jones. "As I kept walking more and more, it just felt like something I hadn't experienced before," he said. "I figured I needed to get checked out. Pretty frustrating." Through two NFL starts, Manziel is 13-of-26 for 112 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Tannehill throws 4 TDs as Dolphins beat Vikes
      Ryan Tannehill completed 35-of-47 passes for 396 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

      Advice: Tannehill was lucky to have an early would-be pick dropped by Vikings FS Harrison Smith. Smith did pick Tannehill early in the second quarter. Tannehill bounced back to toss a 14-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims later in the frame. The Dolphins emphasized a quick-hitting passing attack featuring tight ends Charles Clay and Sims, and running back Lamar Miller on screens. Tannehill's second TD was good to Mike Wallace from 16 yards out, and he threw Nos. 3 and 4 to Wallace (7 yards) and RB Damien Williams (3 yards), respectively. It was an excellent rebound from Tannehill after an ugly three-game stretch following Miami's loss to Denver. The Dolphins will close out their season against the Jets in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.20 (22nd)
    • Bridgewater continues to make strides
      Teddy Bridgewater completed 19-of-26 throws for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

      Advice: He added five scrambles for 13 yards. Teddy's first touchdown of the game came on a dime throw to Greg Jennings on a 21-yard corner route. Complemented by an effective power running game, Bridgewater played arguably his best game all year despite the loss. Bridgewater's best throw of the day occurred in the third quarter on a gain of 24 to Jennings. Bridgewater was intercepted later in the frame by Dolphins DL Derrick Shelby, but the pass clanged off RB Matt Asiata on a pass Asiata should have secured. Bridgewater threw his second touchdown to Jarius Wright in the fourth quarter, good from eight yards out. The 6-9 Vikings will close out their season against the Bears in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.44 (28th)
    • Matthew Stafford throws 2 red-zone picks
      Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-39 passes for 243 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Stafford was not sharp at all. Both of his interceptions came in the red-zone and both were ill-advised throws. He also missed a wide open Joique Bell on a wheel route that would have gone for a touchdown in the second half. This is the fourth time this season Stafford has failed to throw a touchdown pass and he has just 19 of them through 15 games. The Lions will need much more out of Stafford if they're going to win the NFC North at Green Bay in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.51 (41st)
    • Brian Hoyer struggles off bench in Week 16
      Brian Hoyer completed 7-of-13 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: He added two scrambles for 19 yards. Hoyer entered Sunday's game in the second quarter after Johnny Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. He took three sacks among 16 dropbacks, but did lead two scoring drives, one ending in a field goal and the other a Jordan Cameron 81-yard touchdown. Manziel seems unlikely to play in the Browns' regular season finale, which would give Hoyer the start against Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Flacco-led Ravens lay massive egg in Houston
      Joe Flacco completed just 21-of-50 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Ravens' 25-13, Week 16 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: Flacco was brutal all afternoon, and now the 9-6 Ravens are behind the eight ball in the AFC playoff picture. They're currently the first team out behind the No. 6-seed Chargers. All three of Flacco's interceptions came in Ravens territory, setting the Texans up for easy points. He was picked off on back-to-back passes in the first half and missed open receivers ad nauseam. It didn't help that Flacco couldn't step into his passes because of the havoc J.J. Watt and Jared Crick were wreaking on Baltimore's offensive line. It led to arguably Flacco's worst game of his career. The Ravens have to beat the Browns at home in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.16 (50th)
    • McCown woeful in loss to Packers
      Josh McCown completed 12-of-26 passes for 147 yards and an interception in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: McCown led the Bucs to four three-and-outs and negative yards on the first six possessions. He was sacked seven times, with his interception coming on an attempted shovel pass to Charles Sims to end the game. The Bucs will close out the season against Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:33 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Aaron Rodgers throws for 318 yards, TD
      Aaron Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

      Advice: Rodgers mostly had to settle for check downs, targeting Randall Cobb 14 times. His touchdown didn't come until late in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on a sack, but didn't miss any time. It was another disappointing start after he was held without a touchdown last week. With the win, the Packers have officially clinched a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.30 (2nd)
    • Cam accounts for 264 yards, 2 TDs in victory
      Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 16 win over Cleveland, adding 12 carries for 63 yards and an additional score.

      Advice: The Panthers' passing game struggled, but Newton plunged in for a two-yard touchdown on a second-quarter bootleg to give Carolina a 10-3 lead. OC Mike Shula was surprisingly aggressive utilizing Cam as a runner under two weeks removed from his scary car accident. Cam dominated on bootleg runs in this game, finishing with his third highest rushing total of the season. Newton threw his lone TD pass to Jonathan Stewart from nine yards out in the fourth quarter, which proved the game winner. At 6-8-1, the Panthers will face the Falcons in Week 17 for the NFC South title. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Matt Ryan throws for 322, eliminates Saints
      Matt Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Saints.

      Advice: The story of the game was pressure. The Saints defense rarely put Ryan under pressure, recording zero sacks and only hitting the quarterback twice all game. With nothing but time, Ryan was able to surgically pick apart the Saints' secondary, spreading the ball between 10 different pass catchers. Ryan has now thrown for 300 yards four straight weeks. He can lead the Falcons to the playoffs with a win against Carolina Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.77 (8th)
    • Manziel leaves game with injured hamstring
      Johnny Manziel exited Sunday's game after taking a hit from Panthers S Colin Jones in the second quarter.

      Advice: On a designed run in the second quarter, Johnny Football took a blow to the head from Jones. Brian Hoyer entered the game. Manziel ultimately went to the locker room with a towel on his head and surrounded by trainers. Officially, the Browns are saying Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. Before leaving, Manziel was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards and three rushing yards. We don't expect Manziel to reenter Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 11:17 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2496th)
    • Cam Newton active, starting against Browns
      Cam Newton is active for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He's officially starting and gets a matchup boost with Joe Haden (shoulder) on the Browns' inactive list. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Peyton Manning looked good Saturday
      Coach John Fox said Peyton Manning (thigh) "looked good" in Saturday's practice.

      Advice: Manning's participation in practice this week was "fairly normal," according to Fox. He should be far closer to 100 percent this week than last, when he only attempted 20 passes in a win at San Diego. Denver's shift toward a run-heavy, ball-control team is a concern, but Manning is still a no-brainer top-6 fantasy quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Titans a Cutler trade partner for Bears?
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passes along the Titans as a potential trade partner for Jay Cutler.

      Advice: It seems like RapSheet is spitballing here -- he didn't cite any sources -- but the Titans are quarterback needy, and Cutler played college ball at nearby Vanderbilt. Attempting to develop Zach Mettenberger remains high on coach Ken Whisenhunt's priority list. That said, Cutler shouldn't cost more than a mid- to late-round draft pick based on the overwhelming salary he is due. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 6:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • Report: RGIII will be back with Skins in 2015
      The Washington Post's Jason Reid writes Robert Griffin III is "expected to return" to the Redskins in 2015.

      Advice: Profootballtalk reports RGIII's job status for 2015 was never in danger despite all of the reports stating otherwise in recent weeks. RGIII looked like his vintage self in a Saturday afternoon win over the Eagles, and suddenly things are peachy in D.C. RGIII has an opportunity to finish the season on a high note against the Cowboys in Week 17. Whether Jay Gruden returns as head coach remains unclear, but he's reportedly been told he'll be back. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 6:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Kaepernick racks up 151 rushing yards in loss
      Colin Kaepernick rushed seven times for 151 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers, adding 114 yards and a score through the air.

      Advice: With the 49ers dominating on the ground, Kaepernick was only asked to throw 24 times in a game San Francisco led 28-7 at halftime. Kaepernick's best play of the night was a 90-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter. Kaepernick escaped pressure, put a move on Chargers S Eric Weddle and turned on the jets for the long score that appeared to put a stop to San Diego's comeback bid. It was all for nought, however, as two Philip Rivers' fourth-quarter touchdown passes and a Quinton Patton overtime fumble sealed the 49ers' fate. Despite the loss, Kaepernick appeared more willing to run for the second week in a row, and clearly showed the athleticism that once made him feared still exists. He is not a good real-life quarterback, but Kaepernick can be a quality fantasy option as long as he continues to run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 9:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.91 (33rd)
    • Sanchez's late interception dooms Eagles
      Mark Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

      Advice: Sanchez also fumbled on the opening series and took three sacks. Despite the stat line, Sanchez checked down to Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper for most of the game, targeting them 25 times. Sanchez's late fourth-quarter interception set up a game-winning field for Washington and all but ends the Eagles postseason chances. The Eagles now need a Dallas loss to stay alive in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 5:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.40 (30th)
    • RGIII leads Washington to upset win
      Robert Griffin III completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Griffin looked more decisive from the pocket, and was able to go through his progressions when given time. His highlights were two 50-plus yard throws to DeSean Jackson. Grifin's interception came trying to force a pass to Jackson in double coverage, but he bounced back and led Washington to a game-winning drive. Griffin has a matchup against Dallas in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 5:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.16 (23rd)
    • Cam Newton cleared for Week 16
      Cam Newton (probable, back) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He was officially cleared by the Panthers on Saturday. Newton's role in the run game will be limited, but he has QB1 upside despite a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 11:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) listed a questionable
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is listed a questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was limited on Friday and Saturday, but is fully expected to start on Monday night. Manning is Rotoworld's No. 6 quarterback for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 10:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Bears may have to give up pick to move Cutler
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports several unnamed NFL executives believe the Bears may have to give up a draft pick in order to trade Jay Cutler.

      Advice: Still owed a guaranteed $25.5 million on the seven-year deal signed last offseason, Cutler's contract appears to be trade prohibitive. Schefter's sources believe the Bears could offset the big guarantees by offering Cutler AND a draft pick to prospective trade partners. NFL rules dictate the Bears would have to receive some compensation in return, but Chicago could get around the rule by accepted a late-round pick in exchange for Cutler and a better pick. It would be a high price to pay to offload a talented quarterback, but with coach Marc Trestman likely finished after the season, Chicago may simply press the reset button. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 8:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.11 (25th)
    • Rivera 'very confident' Cam Newton will start
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is "very confident" Cam Newton (back, probable) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: In coach speak that is a veritable guarantee. Newton practiced all week and is a lock to start against Cleveland. Newton played his best game of the season Week 14 before injuring his back, and has QB1 upside even in a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 7:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

      Advice: Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Drew Stanton 'does nothing' in practice
      Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

      Advice: The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 10:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2435th)
    • Peyton returns to Broncos practice
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 10:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Cam Newton probable for Week 16 vs. Browns
      Cam Newton (back) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He'll make the start and be a high-end QB2 with unlimited upside. Derek Anderson heads back to holding the clipboard with a 2-0 record across two spot starts. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 9:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Cam Newton fully expected to start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (back) is on target to start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Rivera will formally announce a decision this morning. Newton took the majority of the first-team reps in Thursday's practice as a full participant. He'll be a high-end QB2 with obvious upside against the Browns' stout pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
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