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    • Brian Tyms inactive for Super Bowl
      Patriots WR Brian Tyms is inactive for Super Bowl XLIX.

      Advice: Tyms wound up appearing in 11 regular season games for the Pats, securing five balls for 82 yards and a touchdown. He didn't show enough special teams value to crack the Super Bowl game-day roster. Turning 26 in February, Tyms remains a player to monitor in Dynasty leagues after ripping up the 2014 preseason. He's 6-foot-1, 203 with a top-flight athletic profile. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.47 (185th)
    • Kevin Norwood inactive for Super Bowl
      Seahawks rookie WR Kevin Norwood is inactive for the Super Bowl.

      Advice: He finished the season behind Ricardo Lockette and Bryan Walters on the depth chart, and couldn't even crack the game-day roster after Paul Richardson's ACL tear. A 2014 fourth-round pick out of Alabama, Norwood is already 25 years old, and turns 26 next September. We don't foresee Norwood evolving into a significant contributor in Seattle's 2015 offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.86 (2614th)
    • Calvin Johnson won't need offseason surgery
      Calvin Johnson will not need offseason surgery.

      Advice: It's good news for Megatron, who underwent finger and ankle surgery last offseason. Turning 30 next September, Johnson should have at least 1-2 year left of top-end wide receiver play. "Feeling good," Johnson said on Saturday. "Coming along. I'm not 100 (percent) yet, but that's what the offseason's for, to get right. So reload and get ready for next year." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.68 (42nd)
    • Odell Beckham earns 2014 NFL Offensive ROY
      Associated Press named Odell Beckham its 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

      Advice: After missing the first month of the season to a hamstring injury, Beckham took the league by storm with a 91/1,305/12 line over the final 12 games. His famous one-handed catch was the play of the year, and one of the best catches in NFL history. Beckham had at least 90 receiving yards or a touchdown in all but one game. He finished with 42 first-place votes, beating out Zack Martin (7) and Mike Evans (1). Beckham will return with Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle to form one of the league's better receiver corps in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.94 (9th)
    • Browns likely to re-sign Miles Austin
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to re-sign free agent Miles Austin.

      Advice: Austin filled a possession receiver role for Cleveland in 2014, posting a 47/568/2 line in 12 games prior to landing on I.R. With Josh Gordon suspended for 2015, Austin could be brought back as veteran depth. The Browns need to aggressively upgrde at receiver this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:42 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2028th)
    • Marvin Jones 'progressing well' in rehab
      Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said WR Marvin Jones (ankle, foot) is "progressing well."

      Advice: Jones was placed on I.R. in October and didn't appear in any games this past year. He's recovering from foot surgery and a major ankle issue. Jones emerged as a red-zone threat in 2013 and will need to stay healthy to reestablish his value. 24-year-old Jones is entering the final year of his contract. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2001st)
    • Arians 'desperately' wants Fitzgerald to stay
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians "desperately" wants Larry Fitzgerald to stay in Arizona.

      Advice: "We definitely, desperately want him to stay," Arians said. "He knows that. It’s really his decision." With a massive $23.6 million cap figure for 2015, Fitzgerald's decision will be whether to take a pay cut to stay in Arizona or force the Cardinals to cut him before his $8 million roster bonus comes due in March. There is some growing optimism the two sides will work out a deal, but it remains a distinct possibility Fitzgerald will not be a Cardinal next season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (124th)
    • Maclin expects to be an Eagle next season
      Impending free agent Jeremy Maclin said he expects to be an Eagle next season.

      Advice: "Both sides have made it known what we want to do," Maclin said. "I think it will take care of itself." The two sides were reportedly close to a deal near the end of the season, but the negotiations hit a snag when Maclin switched agents. If a long-term deal cannot be reached before free agency opens in March, the Eagles would likely use the franchise tag to keep Maclin off the open market. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • Bryant 'destined' for Cowboys' franchise tag?
      ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes impending free agent Dez Bryant is "destined" for the franchise tag.

      Advice: Archer is one of the most plugged-in NFL beat reporters and has been anticipating Dez wearing Dallas' 2015 franchise tag since last summer. The price of the wide receiver tag is expected to be around $13 million. The Cowboys want to eventually lock up Bryant long term, but Archer "highly doubts" the sides will strike a deal before free agency opens on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Jags 'very optimistic' Blackmon plays in 2015
      Jaguars owner Shad Khan stated Friday at the Super Bowl that he is "very optimistic" about the 2015 return of suspended WR Justin Blackmon.

      Advice: "Absolutely," Khan stated vehemently. "As a matter of fact, I’m very optimistic. I think he’s paid his dues. I think he’s got his life together. I think he can be a role model for people who have gone through hard times. We’re waiting for him." Blackmon's return would be a huge boost to Jacksonville's wideout corps, which is dealing with Allen Robinson's foot fracture and Cecil Shorts' free agency. 25-year-old Blackmon is a run-after-catch machine with an ability to threaten the intermediate sections. He'd be a big upgrade on Shorts at Z receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • Brandon Marshall's Bears future in question?
      ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright writes that "nobody knows" whether Brandon Marshall will be back with the Bears in 2015.

      Advice: The Bears signed Marshall to a new four-year, $39 million deal last May, but the regime that handed him that extension is gone. Marshall is still a fine player and worth the money, but there's some question whether he'll be able to coexist with Chicago's new staff. OC Adam Gase was the Broncos' WRs coach when Josh McDaniels banished Marshall from Denver. Marshall also had a 2014 falling out with Jay Cutler. Per the website OverTheCap.com, the Bears could save $3.95 million in cap space by cutting Marshall this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:13 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2194th)
    • Josh Gordon addresses issues in open letter
      Suspended WR Josh Gordon insists he does not have addiction issues, and says he believed he was no longer being tested for alcohol following the regular season.

      Advice: Writing in an open letter, Gordon took his critics to task, trying to paint a picture of a player who has been more unlucky than wayward. He continues to insist his failed 2014 marijuana test was the result of second-hand smoke. He also says the alcohol that led to his failed test earlier this month was consumed on a flight with other Browns players, and was the first time he had drank since his July 2014 DWI. Gordon said he's not yet sure if he will appeal his year-long ban. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding his troubles, Gordon is out of second chances with the NFL. He needs to avoid trouble of any kind from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Huff could get a crack at Cooper's job?
      Philly Magazine says it's "not out of the question" that Josh Huff could steal Riley Cooper's starting job in 2015.

      Advice: If the Eagles choose to keep Jordan Matthews in a strict slot role, Huff's path to playing will be clearer. We know Cooper, arguably the worst starting wideout in the league last season, is on shaky ground. The problem is Huff was not impressive as a rookie, catching just eight passes and losing a critical fumble. Profiling more as a sub-package wideout than front-line player, he's only a deep Dynasty hold for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.82 (2617th)
    • Austin Collie signs with BC Lions
      Former Colts WR Austin Collie has agreed to terms with the CFL's BC Lions.

      Advice: Collie has been out of the NFL since 2013 and hadn't had a real role since 2011, thanks in large part to multiple concussions and a knee injury. Now 29 years old, he's settling for a job in the minors. Collie was born in Hamilton, giving him "national" status for the Lions. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2209th)
    • Patriots remove LaFell from injury report
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report.

      Advice: LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Stevie Johnson expected to start in 2015?
      The Sacramento Bee calls 49ers WR Stevie Johnson a "presumed starter" for 2015.

      Advice: Michael Crabtree is a free agent and seems unlikely to re-sign with the 49ers. Brandon Lloyd is also headed for free agency, leaving Anquan Boldin and Johnson atop the depth chart. Johnson played just 305 snaps this past season, catching 35 balls for 435 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 3 receiver. Johnson is a crisp route runner with good hands, but the 49ers desperately need a field stretcher out wide. Johnson and Boldin are carbon-copy clones as possession receivers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Packers unlikely to make offer to RFA Boykin
      The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't envision the Packers even making an offer to restricted free agent WR Jarrett Boykin.

      Advice: Boykin entered the season as the Packers' clear No. 3 receiver, but got hurt and was passed by rookie Davante Adams and left in the dust. He played just 122 offensive snaps after Week 3. Even if the Packers can't re-sign free agent Randall Cobb, Boykin appears on his way out. He's a slow possession receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.36 (2599th)
    • Corey Fuller wants to improve route-running
      Lions WR Corey Fuller said his offseason goal is to improve his route-running.

      Advice: Fuller, a former track star that is still raw as an NFL wideout, caught just 14 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown as an NFL sophomore. He's going to have to expand his route tree to separate from the likes of T.J. Jones, Ryan Broyles and Jeremy Ross. We're not expecting it to happen, leaving Fuller as a sub-package reserve once again in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.49 (2592nd)
    • Blackmon pleaded no contest to weed charge
      Suspended WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on November 20.

      Advice: The charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon commits no crimes for six months after November 20. According to beat writer Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement "within the next five weeks." From the date Blackmon fills out the application, Roger Goodell would have 60 days to decide whether to reinstate him to the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • Matthews could replace Cooper on outside
      Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia says it makes a lot of sense for Jordan Matthews to replace Riley Cooper as an outside receiver in two-wide sets.

      Advice: Cooper was arguably the worst starting wideout in the NFL this season, but the Eagles will bring him back in 2015 thanks to a silly $22.5M contract they gave him last year. That doesn't mean Cooper's role won't change. Matthews, who was strictly a slot receiver as a rookie, would be a massive upgrade out wide and can still move inside in 3- and 4-wide formations. At 6'3/212 with 4.46 speed and a 10-foot broad jump, he has the measureables to make the transition even if separation was a concern on college tape. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 6:57 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.54 (136th)
    • Dontrelle Inman set to return cheaply
      ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams confirms Dontrelle Inman is a good bet to stick on the 2015 roster.

      Advice: Inman, a former CFL stud with plus size, really flashed over the last two games of the season (12-158-0). The Chargers have him at a meager $510,000 base salary for 2015, so he'll be back to compete for a role behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. Eddie Royal is a free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 6:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.92 (209th)
    • Odell Beckham says his hammy never got right
      Odell Beckham said the hamstring injury that plagued him last summer never fully healed.

      Advice: Two tears in his right hamstring caused Beckham to miss all of the offseason program, all of training camp and the first four games of the season. Then he put on one of the best displays by a rookie wideout ever, going 91-1,305-12 in just 12 games. We find it very hard to believe that he did this at less than 100 percent, but that's what he's saying. "I should be good by training camp," Beckham said after catching five balls in the Pro Bowl. "The plan is to play at full strength next season, and I definitely hope to do it. I'm just looking forward to getting healthy." Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 5:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.94 (9th)
    • Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled
      Due to his latest suspension, Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled through the 2016 season, and he will only be eligible for restricted free agency in 2017.

      Advice: This assumes the Browns don't cut Gordon. If they hold onto his rights -- doing so wouldn't count against Cleveland's roster limit -- Gordon will be signed for 2016 and eligible for the Browns to "tender" in 2017. All of this also assumes Gordon commits no violations during his year away. His contract will continue to be "tolled" as long as he's suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • 'Optimism' Justin Blackmon will return in '15
      FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports "lots of folks" inside the NFL are "optimistic" suspended WR Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015.

      Advice: Just as Josh Gordon's Dynasty league owners get the worst news possible, Blackmon's get a ray of hope. The Jaguars hope to have an update on Blackmon's progress before May's draft, at which point they can begin planning for the 2015 season. Blackmon remains "suspended indefinitely," with no concrete date for potential reinstatement. At Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell's season-ending presser this past December, he said he'd "heard some good things" about Blackmon's recovery from substance abuse. Blackmon turned 25 two weeks ago. His return would be a huge boost for beleaguered Blake Bortles. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 1:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2210th)
    • Josh Gordon suspended for consuming alcohol
      Profootballtalk's Mike Florio confirms Josh Gordon's one-year suspension stems from a failed test for alcohol, a substance Gordon was prohibited from consuming following his July 2014 DUI.

      Advice: Consuming alcohol seems minor to all of us, but it was explicitly banned for Gordon as part of his DUI treatment plan. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport noted on Twitter, the NFL's substance abuse policy is "extremely strict and spelled out. He'll wait for 2016." Gordon will be 25 1/2 years old when the 2016 season kicks off. He led the NFL in receiving yards at age 22. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon unlikely to successfully appeal
      A source tells Profootballtalk.com that a successful appeal for Josh Gordon's latest suspension is "unlikely at this point."

      Advice: Gordon allegedly tested positive for alcohol, something he was presumably prohibited from consuming in connection with his laundry list of drug-related misdeeds. Per PFT's Mike Florio, Gordon's one-year ban is likely a "done deal." The Browns need wide receiver help. And a quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 1:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon fails another test, banned 1 year
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon has flunked yet another drug test and will be subject to a one-year suspension.

      Advice: Details aren't yet known, but should trickle out within the next 48 hours. Gordon was suspended ten games to open the 2014 season for multiple failed drug tests. The Browns also suspended him for Week 17 following a violation of team rules. There were postseason rumors the Browns might try trading Gordon this offseason, but the latest ban effectively torpedoes his trade value. The Browns may outright release him shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1984th)
    • Ryan Broyles down to his final shot with team
      The Detroit Free Press believes Ryan Broyles is down to his last chance to make the Lions this offseason.

      Advice: Broyles, the 54th pick in the 2012 draft, tore his ACL as a rookie and ruptured his Achilles' as a sophomore before being active for only five games this past season. He caught just two passes for 25 yards as the No. 5 receiver. Broyles will turn 27 in April. He's not even worth holding onto in deeper Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2037th)
    • Jets to release Percy Harvin?
      ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes the Jets releasing WR Percy Harvin is the "logical move."

      Advice: The sixth-round pick the Jets parted with in the Harvin deal becomes a fourth-rounder if he is still on the Jets' roster in 2015. Cimini doubts new GM Mike Maccagnan will be willing to sacrifice two rounds in order to keep an injury-prone receiver and his $10.5 million scheduled pay. We tend to agree. Harvin will likely be looking for work during free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 10:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • Eagles and Maclin hit snag in negotiations
      The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Eagles and impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin "have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations."

      Advice: The two sides were very close to a deal at the end of the season, but talks hit a snag when Maclin switched agents and requested more money. After letting DeSean Jackson go last offseason, the Eagles cannot afford to let Maclin walk. The sides should get a deal done before Maclin hits the market on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • LaFell (shoulder, toe) listed questionable
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

      Advice: LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play next Sunday. LaFell will have a tough Super Bowl matchup, running routes against Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 2:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Chris Matthews fined for obscene gesture
      Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was fined $11,025 for making an obscene gesture in last Sunday's NFC Championship Game win.

      Advice: The fine has drawn attention because of Marshawn Lynch's response on Twitter, but seems warranted, and is unlikely to be reversed on appeal. A blocker and special teamer, Matthews was active just three times during the regular season. He won't make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 9:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2141st)
    • Brandon LaFell limited on Thursday
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: LaFell did not aggravate his injuries in New England's AFC Championship Game victory. His status is not a concern for Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 4:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.93 (2582nd)
    • Aldrick Robinson signs futures contract
      Ravens signed WR Aldrick Robinson to a reserve/future contract.

      Advice: Now 26 years old, Robinson will spend the offseason at Owings Mills trying to convince Ravens brass he's worthy of a roster spot as a vertical streaker and special teams player. Robinson is 5'10/185 with sub-4.4 speed. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2020th)
    • Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as No. 3 WR?
      ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells suggests free agent Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as a No. 3 wideout behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

      Advice: After a second consecutive year of bad tape, Nicks is going to find a cold market. We'll see if he's willing to settle for a bargain-basement contract to be a third receiver on a team that wants to play two tight ends (Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener) most of the time. The Colts paid Nicks $3.975M last season to go 38-405-4. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 9:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.99 (1916th)
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