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    • Greg Olsen hasn't had extension talks yet
      Greg Olsen said he hasn't had any substantial contract extension talks with the Panthers yet.

      Advice: Olsen's deal is not a priority as he's signed through the 2015 season. It would also be silly for the Panthers to "buy high" right now as the tight end is coming off a career-best season at age 29. We wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers make Olsen play out 2015 as a contract-year player, ensuring he's highly motivated as the No. 2 pass-game weapon behind Kelvin Benjamin. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.26 (76th)
    • Vernon Davis says he'll participate
      Vernon Davis promises he will participate in the 49ers' offseason program.

      Advice: Davis skipped almost all of the 49ers' offseason last year before turning in a career-worst season. Davis turns 31 years old later this week and it's fair to wonder if he's reached his decline phase. He failed to produce in the passing game last season and even seemed to hit a wall as a run blocker. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:48 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.71 (187th)
    • Jimmy Graham now thinks he'll avoid surgery
      Following Sunday's Pro Bowl, Jimmy Graham said he still believes he will avoid offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham looked healthy during the Pro Bowl, catching three passes for 30 yards with two touchdowns. "It made a big difference, just having some rest," he said. We still don't know the exact specifics of Graham's injury, but we do know it really limited his catch radius and role during a disappointing 85-889-10 season. He'll get a lot more rest before next season, setting up a potential bounce-back campaign in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:07 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.10 (40th)
    • Jordan Cameron likely to walk in free agency
      ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects the Browns to let Jordan Cameron walk in free agency.

      Advice: Grossi previously predicted Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray would be Cleveland's starting tight ends to open the 2015 season. Cameron is a top-five talent at the tight end position, but the Browns appear poised to move on following an injury-riddled 2014 campaign. Cameron's free agent market will be fascinating to track. The 26-year-old is likely to come at a nice discount. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:52 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.31 (118th)
    • Dolphins express interest in re-signing Clay
      The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have "privately indicated" they'd like to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay.

      Advice: This comes as no real surprise as Clay and DT Jared Odrick are Miami's top two free agents. Clay is coming off a down year where he fought through a season-long knee injury. It should help lower his price. Clay is one of the more versatile finesse tight ends in the league with the ability to line up in the backfield. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:10 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Jimmy Graham still considering surgery
      Jimmy Graham said he's still considering offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham didn't miss any games due to his shoulder issue, but it noticeably limited his production in the second half. He reportedly plans to use the Pro Bowl to decide whether he'll need surgery. Graham had an 85/889/10 line in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:07 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.10 (40th)
    • Seahawks CB: Rob Gronkowski isn't 'that good'
      Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane doesn't believe Rob Gronkowski is "that good."

      Advice: Oh. "He’s OK," Lane conceded. "But he does have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, he don’t like your hands being put on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls as he should." We doubt Gronk had ever heard of Lane before today, but he might have something special for him in Super Bowl XLIX. Few teams search for bulletin board material as voraciously as the Pats. Lane has offered up some of the dumbest in recent memory. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:42 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.67 (2421st)
    • Jimmy Graham expected to avoid surgery
      Jimmy Graham anticipates avoiding offseason shoulder surgery.

      Advice: Graham battled a shoulder injury for the entire second half of the 2014 season, severely affecting his production. He wouldn't reveal the injury's specifics in a Thursday interview with reporters. Still only 28 years old, we suspect Graham has a few seasons left in him of top-three tight end production. He'd be a value pick in the third round of 2015 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.10 (40th)
    • Bucs talking up Austin Seferian-Jenkins
      New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter mentioned Austin Seferian-Jenkins when discussing the talent he now has on offense.

      Advice: It would have been easy heap praise on Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson and gloss over a tight end who posted a meager 21-221-2 rookie line. But Koetter, who coached Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two seasons, is well aware of the skill set Seferian-Jenkins possesses. This is a 6'5/262 mountain of a man with 4.56 speed, giving the next Bucs' quarterback (likely Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota) a massive catch radius. ASJ is a candidate to take a big step forward as a NFL sophomore. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:01 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1871st)
    • Pitta's status to be updated in 2 weeks
      Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects a decision on TE Dennis Pitta's (hip surgery) future "in a couple weeks."

      Advice: Pitta is recovering from his second hip dislocation and fracture in the last two years. He needs medical clearance to continue his career, but the Ravens are cautiously optimistic Pitta will be ready for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:08 pm
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1827th)
    • Rob Gronkowski gets his spike
      Rob Gronkowski caught three passes for 28 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

      Advice: The Colts did nothing special to try to stop Gronk, which made it quite odd that he had zero catches at halftime. He did just miss on two end-zone targets, one that was knocked away by Vontae Davis and another that he couldn't get his feet down in-bounds. Of course, Gronk always gets his spike as he caught a five-yard slant from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a 31-7 lead in the fourth quarter. Despite multiple back surgeries, a broken forearm and a torn ACL, Gronk now has an incredible 49 touchdowns in his last 55 games (including playoffs). He's obviously a good bet to spike against the Seahawks in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:50 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.67 (2421st)
    • Jack Doyle doesn't catch a pass in loss
      Jack Doyle was held without a catch in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Doyle made fantasy owners pull their hair out twice this season, scoring fluky touchdowns in Week 2 and Week 17. But the No. 3 tight end was mostly a non-factor behind Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, finishing with 18-118-2. Doyle will be back to compete for a roster spot at camp next year. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:10 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.49 (196th)
    • Dwayne Allen finishes with 4-30-0
      Dwayne Allen caught four passes for 30 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: As has been the case all year, Allen's box score leaves a lot to be desired when he doesn't find the end zone. He averaged just 2.23 catches per game during the regular season, but still finished as fantasy's No. 13 tight end on the back of eight touchdown catches. Allen has the ability to do far more damage than mere red-zone duties, but he's going to be sharing targets with Coby Fleener again in 2015. Allen enters will enter a contract year in 2015 with only back-end TE1 appeal in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:55 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1872nd)
    • Coby Fleener held to three catches in loss
      Coby Fleener caught three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

      Advice: Matched up with oversized and physical Brandon Browner, Fleener didn't have much of a chance. Of course, the volume wasn't there either (four targets), just as it hasn't been all year when Dwayne Allen (six targets) was healthy. A large chunk of Fleener's 51-774-8 line from the regular season came when Allen was nursing an ankle injury. Still, Fleener is a pass-catching specialist that has a spot in Andrew Luck's heart and will be entering a contract year in 2015. He'll be a mid-range TE2 at worst in 2015 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 7:50 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.66 (58th)
    • Brandon Bostick draws zero targets vs. SEA
      Brandon Bostick wasn't targeted in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

      Advice: Despite the zero-look day, Bostick still managed to secure goat status, failing to corral a Seahawks onside-kick attempt late in the fourth quarter. Going on 26, Bostick has nice athletic upside, but caught all of two passes in 2014, playing 34 snaps. He's not guaranteed back at his $585,000 salary for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:41 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1859th)
    • Richard Rodgers has four-catch day vs. SEA
      Richard Rodgers caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

      Advice: Rodgers' five looks were four more than Andrew Quarless drew. A third-round pick, Rodgers spent his rookie year rotating snaps with Quarless, but showed some promise as a possession-type pass catcher. Rodgers lacks high-end athleticism, but has decent size (6-foot-4, 257) and hands. Playing with Aaron Rodgers keeps Richard on the dynasty-league radar as a TE2. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:35 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.39 (1763rd)
    • Andrew Quarless held without catch vs. SEA
      Andrew Quarless was held without a catch in the NFC Championship Game.

      Advice: Quarless' lone target was a critical fourth-quarter pass where he couldn't make a difficult catch. Quarless "led" the Packers' tight end corps with a 29/323/3 line this season, but ceded lots of work to third-round rookie Richard Rodgers. Rodgers made a bigger impact down the stretch, and could move past Quarless in 2015. Quarless is a nonentity in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:33 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.30 (167th)
    • Luke Willson catches two passes vs. Packers
      Luke Willson caught 2-of-5 targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks' NFC Championship Game victory.

      Advice: Willson also added a lucky grab on a two-point conversion. Willson was a bit of an X-factor down the stretch, and will have to remain so if the Seahawks are going to win another Super Bowl. Their receiver corps is a massive liability. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:09 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.00 (228th)
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