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    • Stephen Gostkowski a candidate for tag
      ESPN Boston says the Patriots are more likely to use the franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty.

      Advice: Tagging Gostkowski would cost the Patriots roughly $4.5M while McCourty would be closer to $9.5M. Gostkowski has been one of the league's best kickers ever since the Patriots scooped him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, converting 243-of-280 (86.8 percent) field-goal attempts. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.20 (156th)
    • Jacoby Jones visiting with the Bengals
      Free agent KR/WR Jacoby Jones is visiting the Bengals.

      Advice: Jones would be an upgrade on free agent Brandon Tate, who filled the return man/receiver depth role for Cincy last year. Jacoby ranked ninth in punt return average and second in kickoff return average for the Ravens in 2014. His next visit is expected to be with the Titans. Rotoworld.com
      42 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.91 (2611th)
    • Elway wants Cody Latimer to be No. 3 WR
      VP John Elway has made it "pretty clear" the Broncos would like Cody Latimer to be their No. 3 wideout in 2015.

      Advice: Demaryius Thomas will be the No. 1, Emmanuel Sanders the No. 2 and the hope is that Latimer makes enough strides as an NFL sophomore to be No. 3. That would normally be a really exciting role for a player in a Peyton Manning offense, but we're expecting more two-wide formations and run-centric gameplans from new head coach Gary Kubiak. Still, Latimer is in position to make a major statistical leap after he played just 37 snaps as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2083rd)
    • Julius Thomas not in play for Falcons?
      A source tells ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure that free agent TE Julius Thomas is unlikely to end up in Atlanta.

      Advice: The Falcons are in need of both pass-catchers and tight end help. But breaking the bank on Thomas wouldn't make a lot of sense considering how many holes there are all over this roster. GM Thomas Dimitroff should be able to see through Julius' Peyton Manning-inflated numbers and settle on a more affordable tight end option like Jordan Cameron or Charles Clay. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Eagles haven't approached McCoy on contract
      Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles have not approached LeSean McCoy about restructuring his contract.

      Advice: McCoy's $11.95M cap charge is steep, but this is a 26-year-old player who is one year removed from a first-team All-Pro campaign. Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense needs McCoy, who certainly had a down year in 2014 but is more than capable of revving it back up in 2015. Perhaps McCoy agrees to a restructure that kicks the salary can down the line, but we'd be surprised if he wasn't an Eagle in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.89 (20th)
    • Marshawn Lynch: I was expecting the ball
      In an interview with a Turkish television station, Marshawn Lynch admitted he was expecting the ball on the final play of the Super Bowl.

      Advice: Lynch is in Turkey with other NFL players for an American Football Without Barriers camp. "Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport," he said. "I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a ... how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time." Lynch is currently weighing an eight-figure offer from the Seahawks to return in 2015, a deal we eventually expect him to accept. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Le'Veon Bell could face up to four-game ban
      Le'Veon Bell faces a maximum suspension of four games.

      Advice: Early last month, Bell essentially pled guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana. Under the league's new substance-abuse policy, first-offense DUIs get a two-game suspension. But the policy also says violations of law involving "other substances" exposes the player to a ban of "up to four" games. Marijuana is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania, while alcohol is obviously legal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      20.49 (1st)
    • Report: Broncos will tag Demaryius on Monday
      The Denver Post reports the Broncos will apply the franchise tag to free agent Demaryius Thomas on Monday.

      Advice: Both Dez Bryant and Demaryius can expect tags on Monday. Beat writer Mike Klis guesses Thomas won't sign the one-year franchise tender until after the Broncos' offseason program is completed, allowing him to skip the activities without penalty. The wide receiver tag is expected to be worth $12.797 million. The Broncos offered Demaryius a deal worth $13 million annually last summer, but Thomas was "seeking something north of $15 million per." He proceeded to set the Broncos' franchise record for receiving yards (1,619). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Cobb talks likely to go down to the wire
      ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde expects contract talks between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb to "go down to the final hours" before the market opens on March 10.

      Advice: Two sources tell Wilde the Packers haven't given up on re-signing Cobb, but multiple reports have come out recently suggesting the sides may be headed for a split. The Packers have sophomores Davante Adams and Jeff Janis primed for bigger roles, and could get a third-round compensatory pick in 2016 if Cobb lands a big deal elsewhere. We strongly suspect he would at age 24. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Jermichael Finley content in retirement
      ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky recently ran into free agent TE Jermichael Finley, and came away believing Finley "seemed to be in a good place in his life without football."

      Advice: Back in October, Finley filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy tied to suffering a career-ending injury. It appears Finley has conceded his career is over after neck surgery. Finley visited several teams last fall, but couldn't gain medical clearance to play. He turns 28 later this month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1850th)
    • Broncos could show interest in Charles Clay
      The Denver Post's Mike Klis expects the Broncos to have some interest in free agent Charles Clay.

      Advice: Julius Thomas is expected to walk in free agency and leave the Broncos for a big-money deal. He's likely looking for $8 million-plus annually, while Clay should slot in around the $6 million range. Clay seems like the better fit for coach Gary Kubiak's offense as a finesse player who can line up at multiple spots. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:50 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Jeremy Maclin could be tagged on Monday
      CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes the Eagles will use the franchise tag on free agent Jeremy Maclin on Monday if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal.

      Advice: Maclin isn't in a rush to get a long-term deal done because he may want to see the open market. The Eagles can't afford to lose Maclin and are reportedly getting closer to his contract demands. The use of the tag would be to buy time in extension talks, as neither side would want to go into the season on the tag. It'd ultimately be a surprise if Maclin reached free agency March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:35 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • Cowboys admit Murray is headed to open market
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones admitted talks with free agent DeMarco Murray have been "slow," and Murray will make it to the open market.

      Advice: "[Murray] is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see," Jones said. "I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas." The Cowboys couldn't reach a long-term deal with fellow free agent Dez Bryant and will be forced to tag him this week. Murray's days with Dallas aren't necessarily over, but the 27-year-old should chase the money. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Bucs keeping Vincent Jackson at full salary
      The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs have made the decision to keep Vincent Jackson at his $12.2 million cap number for 2015.

      Advice: GM Jason Licht said as much at the Combine, but it appears to be officially official now. Jackson just turned 32 last month and is coming off his third-straight 1,000-yard season in Tampa Bay. He'll stick around to continue to mentor Mike Evans, giving the incoming rookie quarterback two monster targets to throw to on the outside. Jackson has two years left on his $55.555 million deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:16 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.19 (73rd)
    • 'No deal imminent' between Cobb, Packers
      ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports "no deal is imminent" between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: Re-signing Cobb and RT Bryan Bulaga are the Packers' top priorities, but there haven't been any developments in contract talks. Cobb is reportedly seeking $9 million annually. The Packers have $33.2M in salary-cap space to re-sign Cobb, but could move forward with Davante Adams and Jeff Janis behind Jordy Nelson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Jermaine Gresham unlikely to re-sign with CIN
      The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. believes free agent TE Jermaine Gresham will not re-sign with the Bengals.

      Advice: The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Coach Marvin Lewis was noncommittal when asked about Gresham at the Combine, and Dehner said Gresham's "act has worn thin" around the organization. The Bengals will lean on now healthy Tyler Eifert in the passing game and bring in a cheap option to help as a blocker. Gresham is Rotoworld's No. 4 available tight end. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (133rd)
    • Eagles 'not likely' to keep McCoy at $11.95M
      The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch said it is 'not likely' the Eagles want to keep LeSean McCoy at his current $11.95 million cap charge.

      Advice: McCoy has said he is not open to a pay cut, but a restructuring that kicked some guaranteed money down the road could work for both sides. The Eagles could also conceivably cut McCoy, but that seems unlikely at this point. McCoy averaged 4.23 YPC with just five TDs on 312 carries last season. He lost passing-down and short-yardage work to Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.89 (20th)
    • Jeremy Maclin and Eagles are not far apart
      The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin are not "significantly far apart" in contract negotiations.

      Advice: McLane, and really everyone else, believes a deal will get done. The real question is whether the Eagles resort to the franchise tag if a deal cannot be reached by the March 2 deadline. McLane says it is "unlikely" the Eagles want to pay Maclin the estimated $12.8 million the tag would cost, but Philadelphia "would probably only use the tag to buy time and keep Maclin off the market." Despite the protracted negotiations, Maclin is expected to re-sign with the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • Bucs haven't approached V-Jax about pay cut
      Profootballtalk reports the Bucs have not approached Vincent Jackson about a pay cut.

      Advice: The Bucs are expected to keep Jackson despite his $12.2 million cap hit. Jackson turned 32 this offseason and managed just two touchdowns in 2014, but remains one of the league's better deep threats. Bucs GM Jason Licht said at the Combine that Jackson will "absolutely" return next season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.19 (73rd)
    • No progress made in Demaryius contract talks
      With Tuesday's deadline for the franchise tag approaching, the Broncos and free agent Demaryius Thomas are no closer to signing a long-term deal.

      Advice: Thomas fully expects to receive the franchise tag, which would pay him around $13 million. There's no way Demaryius is leaving Denver after the season he had in 2014 (111 catches, franchise record 1,619 yards). However, his large cap hit could force Peyton Manning to restructure his deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Dolphins hope to re-sign TE Charles Clay
      Dolphins executive VP Mike Tannenbaum confirms the team would like to re-sign free agent Charles Clay.

      Advice: Tannenbaum said the same for free agent DT Jared Odrick. "Charles is a homegrown talent," Tannenbaum said. "He checks every box." The Miami Herald has previously reported the Dolphins have "cautious optimism" they'll get Clay back under contract. He's expected to command in the neighborhood of $6 million annually. Clay has averaged 64 catches over the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Ravens release return specialist Jacoby Jones
      Ravens released KR/WR Jacoby Jones.

      Advice: The Ravens signed Jones to a new four-year, $12 million deal last March that included $4.5 million guaranteed. His release saves the club just $750,000 against the cap unless they designated him as a post-June 1 cut, which would clear $2.5 million for 2015. Jones will be 31 this summer, but wasn't deemed worthy of his inflated salary as a strict return man. He's not a legit receiver option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.91 (2611th)
    • Dolphins, FA Charles Clay in 'active' talks
      The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins and free agent Charles Clay are "in active negotiations" regarding a new contract.

      Advice: Clay seems to be the Dolphins' top priority to get re-signed before free agency opens March 10. There's said to be "cautious optimism" that a deal will get done. If Clay reaches the open market, Miami's chances of re-signing him would plummet, as there are reportedly a number of teams ready to chase him. Clay is expected to command $6 million annually. He turned 27 last week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Jaguars expected to go after FA Julius Thomas
      The Jaguars are expected to be among free agent Julius Thomas' most aggressive suitors.

      Advice: The Broncos have resigned themselves to losing Thomas and riding with blocker Virgil Green in Gary Kubiak's run-based offense. Now the question is who will overpay for Thomas, a uniquely talented pass-catcher but one with a limited skill-set and inflated numbers courtesy of Peyton Manning. The Jaguars make sense as a team armed with the most cap space in the NFL and a need for weaponry as they try to develop Blake Bortles. Julius is going to try to squeeze Jimmy Graham (or more) kind of money out of the market in March, with the Falcons and Browns also possibly making bids. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Raiders are showing interest in Randall Cobb
      The Raiders are ready to make a run at free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: No team is more desperate for receiving talent than Oakland. It's been a full decade since their last 1,000-yard receiver (Randy Moss in 2005). Oakland is said to be targeting Alabama receiver Amari Cooper in the draft, but that won't be enough to turn around one of the league's worst passing offenses. Cobb is still fully expected to re-sign with Green Bay, but don't be surprised if Oakland tempts him with a competitive offer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Clay expected to sign for $6 million per year
      Free agent TE Charles Clay is expected to net $6 million annually.

      Advice: The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley says that figure would put Clay in "Dennis Pitta/Greg Olsen territory." Though he's unlikely to eclipse Olsen's elite receiving totals, Clay offers much more in the way of versatility and is younger than both players. There should be a robust market for 26-year-old Clay, though ultimately we expect him to stay with Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Report: Dolphins expected to re-sign Clay
      A source tells the Palm Beach Post it would be "very surprising" if free agent TE Charles Clay isn't back with the Dolphins in 2015.

      Advice: Clay has been a versatile and reliable asset for the Dolphins over the last two seasons, catching 127 passes for 1,364 yards and nine touchdowns during that span. The Post suggests Sunday's rumor that the division-rival Bills are "taking a hard look" at Clay could be a ploy to raise his asking price. Clay is our No. 3 free agent tight end, behind only Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Report: Bills are considering Charles Clay
      According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills are "taking a hard look" at free agent TE Charles Clay.

      Advice: A well-rounded talent, Clay is a solid blocker as well as an able pass-catcher. Clay would be a significant upgrade on Buffalo's current starter at tight end, Scott Chandler. We have Clay ranked third among free agent tight ends. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • DeMarco Murray could get a lighter workload
      If free agent DeMarco Murray returns to the Cowboys next season, Jerry Jones would like to "lighten his load a little bit."

      Advice: Murray's 392 carries in 2014 tied for the seventh-most in league history. Despite playing every game last season, Murray hasn't been a particularly durable player throughout his career. A lighter workload probably won't satisfy fantasy owners, but it could help Murray enjoy a longer career. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Lynch's agent: Still no deal with Seahawks
      According to his agent, the Seahawks have not reached an agreement with Marshawn Lynch.

      Advice: This contradicts a report from Jason La Canfora, who said Saturday that a deal was "in place." PFT's Mike Florio is adamant the Seahawks aren't close to any contract extension with Lynch and even suggested that Beast Mode could retire. We don't think that's the case, but if Lynch does call it quits, Seattle would be owed $1.5 million of the signing bonus he received in 2012. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Jerry would want to lessen DeMarco's workload
      Jerry Jones said he'd prefer to lessen DeMarco Murray's workload if the running back re-signs with Dallas.

      Advice: The Cowboys repeatedly made allusions to this during the 2014 season as well. But Murray ended up with a franchise record 392 carries because he was so vital to their success -- they just couldn't take the rock out of his hands once in the heat of battle. Backing off workloads from great backs is far easier said than done. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Report: Seahawks offer Lynch $11-12M for 2015
      Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Seahawks have offered Marshawn Lynch a deal that would pay him between $11 million and $12 million in 2015.

      Advice: The deal would span either two or three years, and include $9 million in 2016. "It's not clear whether Lynch is inclined to accept it," reports Getlin. The Seahawks seem to be using media reports like this one to put pressure on Lynch, who was reportedly disenchanted by coaches and management during the 2014 season. Although Lynch may need more time to make his decision, we suspect this generous pay day will be hard for him to pass up. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Broncos and Julius could not has out deal
      The agent for free agent TE Julius Thomas said the Broncos and Thomas tried to work out a deal last summer, but it "didn't work."

      Advice: "The main thing was the structure," agent Frank Bauer said. "The guarantees were too low. The guarantees were conditional." No new discussions are scheduled, and it appears to everyone involved Julius has played his last snap in Denver. Thomas will be looking for at least $8 million a year on the open market. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 5:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Julius Thomas had torn ligaments in his ankle
      According to the player rep for free agent Julius Thomas, Thomas' late-season ankle injury was later diagnosed as torn ligaments.

      Advice: It wasn't just a high ankle sprain that cost Thomas time and robbed him of his late-season explosion. When Julius' father felt his son's toughness was being questioned, Greg Thomas allegedly used Twitter to lash out at the Broncos, Peyton Manning, GM John Elway, and the team's contract proposals. Per the Denver Post, the sides "seem to be headed their separate ways." Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 1:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Seahawks want Lynch to play in 2015
      Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the Seahawks are negotiating "in earnest" to keep Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

      Advice: The Seahawks want to keep Lynch and give him a raise. "We've had big offers out there," Carroll insisted. It's believed the Seahawks have offered as much as $10 million for Lynch to play in 2015. He's currently owed $7 million. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Gresham at 'crossroads' with Bengals
      Coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged at the Combine that free agent Jermaine Gresham is at a "crossroads" with the Bengals.

      Advice: Lewis was also wholly noncommittal about bringing Gresham back. "He's at a crossroads," said Lewis. "It's, what does Jermaine want next? When he commits to whatever he wants next, then things will work out." Per ESPN's Coley Harvey, "some around the team" were disappointed when a banged-up Gresham pulled himself out of two late-season games. The Bengals want Tyler Eifert to play a bigger role, and could replace Gresham's blocking on the cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (133rd)
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