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  • LeSean McCoy accused of assaulting officers
    CSN Philadelphia reports LeSean McCoy was allegedly involved in the assault three off-duty Philadelphia police officers early Monday morning.

    Advice: McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley reportedly got into a physical altercation over a bottle of champagne with three off-duty officers around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning at the Recess Lounge in Philadelphia. ABC 6 reports two of the officers were hospitalized as a result of the altercation, and Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports one of the officers suffered a fractured skull. Neither McCoy nor Brinkley was arrested, but they are reportedly the focus of the investigation. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 am
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    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Reggie Bush (knee) says he is not retiring
    Impending free agent Reggie Bush (knee) said he is not retiring.

    Advice: Bush's first and likely only season with the 49ers ended early after he slipped on the concrete at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and tore his meniscus Week 8. Bush should be ready for training camp, but it is not a given he will find a new home before then. Soon-to-be 31, Bush has played in 16 games the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
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    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Report: 'No chance' Eagles reacquire Foles
    The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports the Eagles are not interested in reacquiring Rams QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday new coach Doug Pederson was interested in the Eagles former quarterback, but a source told Bowen, "There is no chance the team will reacquire Foles." If accurate, it is the right decision by Philadelphia. Foles has not shown anything the last two seasons to suggest he is markedly better than current No. 2 Mark Sanchez, and trading even a late-round pick to acquire what looks like a bad contract is not a sound way to build a football team. The Rams are likely stuck with Foles until they can get out of his contract next offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:07 am
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    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • Eagles source denies Bradford, Foles report
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports the Eagles have not decided whether to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Sam Bradford.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Eagles had already decided not to use the franchise tag on Bradford, but a source denied those claims. Schefter's report also said new coach Doug Pederson was interested in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia, but Berman's source said the team has not discussed their former quarterback. This saga has a long way to go, but it would not be surprising if the Eagles balked at Bradford's price tag and pursued other options. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
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    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Manning's decision not coming for 'few' weeks
    On the TODAY Show, Peyton Manning said he will not make his decision on retirement for "a few more weeks."

    Advice: "I'll keep doing it for a few more weeks, and then, at the appropriate time, I think I'll make a decision," Manning said. "I have to tell you, though, I'm very much at peace with it." Manning has cited former coach Tony Dungy's advice not to make an emotional decision as his reason for delaying the announcement. With the script perfectly written, it would be surprising if Manning did not retire. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:33 am
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    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch retiring
    The Seahawks' official Twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

    Advice: Lynch posted a tweet with a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging on a telephone wire during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks' official Twitter quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement are a fitting end to the spectacular career of one of the game's most enigmatic stars. Lynch finishes his career with 11,091 total yards and 83 total touchdowns across 127 NFL games and ranks 36th on the all-time rushing list. Though the stats are not overly impressive, Lynch was one of the most dominant backs in the game for the early part of this decade and made his mark with several memorable performances. The most iconic of which was his 67-yard touchdown run to clinch an upset Wild Card win against the Saints in 2011. Lynch was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:42 am
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    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Stewart struggles as Panthers fall in SB50
    Jonathan Stewart managed 29 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, catching one pass for a loss of one.

    Advice: Stewart gave the Panthers an early scare when he limped off with a first-quarter foot injury, but he missed only a few series and hit pay dirt from a yard out in the second quarter, jackknifing head first over the pile. Stewart didn't have a run longer than five yards until the fourth quarter, when he ripped off a gain of 12. The Panthers largely abandoned the run when they fell down by two scores. J-Stew had a workmanlike 2015 season (242-989-4.1-6), but is no longer an asset in the passing game and turns 29 this May. The Panthers need to think about adding explosion to their running back stable this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
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    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Ginn goes 4-74 against Broncos
    Ted Ginn caught 4-of-10 targets for 74 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Ginn was catch-less until he got wide open deep down the middle for a 45-yard gain early in the second half, setting up a 44-yard field goal that was shanked off the upright by Graham Gano. A third-quarter Ginn drop deep down the middle directly resulted in a deflected interception to Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan. Ginn ran out of bounds too frequently and was an unreliable passing-game target for most of the year, despite his obvious big-play ability. Ginn turns 31 this April and is owed a reasonable $1.4 million. He'll be back with the Panthers, but ideally with a much smaller role than Ginn was forced to play in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
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    0.00 (2104th)
     
  • Olsen goes 4-41 against the Broncos
    Greg Olsen caught 4-of-9 targets for 41 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Olsen was shockingly quiet as the Broncos used Aqib Talib to follow Carolina's tight end in obvious passing situations, and "Seventh Floor G-Reg" failed to find separation against Denver's bracket coverage. Olsen was Cam Newton's clear-cut go-to receiver all season, but he is a candidate to be overdrafted in 2016 fantasy leagues. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) will be back, and Devin Funchess should command more targets. Olsen turns 31 this March. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:47 pm
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    10.65 (31st)
     
  • Vernon Davis goes catch-less in SB50
    Vernon Davis was held catch-less in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Davis fell behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green at the end of the regular season and didn't have a single postseason reception. Davis still has top-end athleticism, but his focus and poor hands have sapped his game-day value. Davis also isn't nearly the in-line blocker he once was. At age 32, Davis' impending free agent market figures to be pretty quiet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
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    2.46 (1984th)
     
  • Owen Daniels goes 1-18 against Panthers
    Owen Daniels caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Daniels' catch occurred on the game's first snap from scrimmage, sprinting across the seam for a gain of 18. Although Daniels still has reliable hands, his playmaking ability has understandably evaporated late in his career. The Broncos will have to decide whether 33-year-old Daniels is worth his $3.5 million scheduled in salary and bonuses. He'll turn 34 next November. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
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    4.13 (174th)
     
  • Anderson rushes 23-90-1 against Panthers
    C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 90 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-4 targets for ten yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Anderson finally and deservedly got the start over Ronnie Hillman and capitalized early with runs of 8 and 12 on his first two carries. Anderson added a tackle-busting 34-yard burst in the second quarter. His one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter put icing on Denver's win. Although Anderson's slow start and committee with Ronnie Hillman rendered him a fantasy football disappointment, Anderson was very arguably the Broncos' best offensive player from Week 7 on. 25-year-old Anderson now heads to restricted free agency, where he should earn at least a second-round tender. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
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    10.02 (76th)
     
  • Peyton, Broncos upset Panthers 24-10 in SB50
    Peyton Manning completed 13-of-23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers, 24-10.

    Advice: A six-point pre-game underdog and the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history, Peyton came out firing with passes on each of the Broncos' first five plays. Although Manning eventually settled into ball-control mode, the game script played directly into Denver's hands as the Broncos' defense strip-sacked Cam Newton for a first-quarter touchdown and Jordan Norwood returned a punt 61 yards. Teams that score defensive TDs in a Super Bowl are now 16-2 all time. Manning threw a second-quarter pick to Panthers DE Kony Ealy on a well-designed zone drop by DC Sean McDermott, but Carolina's offense couldn't capitalize versus Denver's shutdown defense. Although Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Denver's defense and special teams were more responsible for this win, Peyton can now ride into the sunset with two Super Bowl rings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 pm
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    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Marshawn tweet indicates Lynch will retire
    A tweet from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday night indicated Lynch plans to retire.

    Advice: Lynch's tweet -- accessible at the link below -- has a "deuces" sign with two fingers up and a picture of Marshawn's green cleats. The cleats are hanging; BeastMode seems poised to "hang 'em up" after nine NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 pm
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    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Broncos promote Anderson over Hillman at RB
    The Broncos indeed started C.J. Anderson over Ronnie Hillman in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Longtime beat writer Mike Klis reported this would happen before game time. Anderson has been a far superior runner to Hillman since the first six weeks of the season, and is now being featured ahead of Hillman in Sunday's bout with the Panthers. As of halftime, Anderson had 58 yards on eight carries. Two of Hillman's three first-half runs were thrown for a loss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.02 (76th)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart leaves with left foot injury
    Jonathan Stewart limped off the field with a left foot injury on the Panthers' second drive of the Super Bowl, but returned on the team's fourth possession.

    Advice: Stewart has battled toe, foot, and ankle injuries for his entire NFL career, and ankle problems most recently. He was listed as questionable to return before coming back on the field late in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
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    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Broncos to start C.J. Anderson over Hillman
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos will start C.J. Anderson over Ronnie Hillman in Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Hillman has technically been Denver's starter since Week 6, after Anderson got off to a painfully slow start. Anderson has severely outplayed Hillman ever since and especially in the playoffs, where Hillman is averaging 2.00 yards per carry and Anderson is averaging nearly five. Klis notes Hillman will remain involved, but Anderson "will get the first chance to find his rhythm." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
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    10.02 (76th)
     
  • Broncos declare Super Bowl inactives
    Broncos declared RB Juwan Thompson, QB Trevor Siemian, S Lorenzo Doss, DB Taurean Nixon, DL Darius Kilgo, G/C Sam Brenner, and OG Robert Myers inactive for Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: With Thompson in street clothes, the Broncos' only active tailbacks versus Carolina will be Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. Thompson is an impending restricted free agent and probably 50:50 to return to the Broncos in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:44 pm
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    0.00 (2447th)
     
  • Schefter: Nick Foles back on Eagles' radar
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports new Eagles coach Doug Pederson is "interested" in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia.

    Advice: The quarterback wheels are spinning in Philly. Schefter reported Sunday the Eagles are no longer planning to franchise tag Sam Bradford, and now it looks like Pederson is gearing up for a reunion with Foles. Pederson was the Eagles' quarterbacks coach when the team drafted Foles in 2012. Foles is coming off a dreadful year in St. Louis, but the $7.75 million he'll make in 2016 is far less than what Bradford will command in free agency. It's unclear what the Rams would be looking for in a trade for Foles. The Rams benched Foles down the stretch last year, deciding Case Keenum was a better option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • Eagles not expected to franchise Sam Bradford
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford.

    Advice: The Eagles may have to do some cap gymnastics after signing Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Lane Johnson and Vinny Curry to long-term extensions. The projected franchise number for quarterbacks is $19.7 million, which is actually less than Bradford asked for when the two sides were negotiating during the season. Schefter said the Eagles still have "some interest" in retaining Bradford, but new coach Doug Pederson is also "interested" in a reunion with Nick Foles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Report: Marshawn Lynch told friends he's retiring
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch has told "people close to him" he plans on retiring.

    Advice: Lynch has reportedly told members of the Seahawks' organization that he plans on hanging it up. Lynch, who was on the fence about coming back last year, struggled through an injury-plagued season while being outplayed by rookie Thomas Rawls. If this is it for Beast Mode, he'll finish his career with 9,112 rushing yards across nine NFL seasons. That total ranks 36th all-time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 am
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    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Dolphins view Jay Ajayi as a starter
    The Dolphins believe they have a starting-caliber running back in Jay Ajayi.

    Advice: Beat writer Barry Jackson believes Miami will try to retain Lamar Miller, but Olivier Vernon remains the team's top priority in free agency. Part of the Dolphins' willingness to move on from Miller stems from the potential they see in Ajayi, who flashed explosiveness as both a runner and receiver as a rookie. If Miller leaves, Ajayi could be close to an every-down back if the Dolphins don't pursue serious competition. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.86 (2587th)
     
  • Matt Forte a possibility for New England?
    Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston believes the Patriots will "explore the possibility" of signing impending free agent Matt Forte.

    Advice: The Patriots were painfully one-dimensional on offense after losing Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount to season-ending injuries. Forte would be a tremendous upgrade for New England, particularly given his all-around skill set. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:26 am
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    11.07 (54th)
     
  • Sly denies investigators were to intimidate
    Charlie Sly, the main source of the Al Jazeera documentary which alleges Peyton Manning used HGH, does not believe the investigators the Manning camp sent to his parents' house were intended to intimidate him into cooperation.

    Advice: The Washington Post reported Manning's lawyers sent investigators to the house prior to the documentary airing. The men allegedly worried Sly's sister enough for her to call police, but Sly had nothing but good things to say about the investigators. "Those guys were great guys," Sly said. "Like, very good guys. Very professional." The NFL is investigating the allegations against Manning and the other NFL players implicated in the documentary. Sly recanted his allegations before the documentary aired. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Archie and Eli weigh in on Peyton's retirement
    Archie and Eli Manning think switching teams could be a deal breaker for Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He had some offers last year from teams, some teams talked to him," said Archie. "But I think that was going to be a lot of drama, again, to change teams, that he didn't want to go through. He did do that once, so I don't know that he would want to do that." Eli agreed that playing for a different team would be "tough" for Peyton. All signs are pointing to Sunday being Peyton's last game. Even if the Broncos are interested in keeping him, which seems unlikely, it's doubtful Manning would put himself through another year of wear and tear after missing six games to injury this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:39 pm
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    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • 'Fair to assume' Lynch's time in Seattle over
    NFL Network's Michael Robinson said it's "fair to assume" that Marshawn Lynch won't be back with the Seahawks.

    Advice: Robinson, of course, is the Seahawks' former fullback and Lynch's best friend. "I don’t think that’s a slight to Marshawn, just after a while, a back gets older, still wants more money," Robinson said. "A team has to be prepared to get younger at some point. And I think the injury didn’t help this year. The fact that he didn’t get the yards that he usually gets didn’t help this year. So we’ll see." Robinson also said he knows if Lynch will retire or not, but passed on spilling the beans. The Seahawks can save $6.5 million by releasing Beast Mode. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:00 am
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    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Peyton had PIs investigate documentary source
    The Washington Post reports Peyton Manning hired private investigators to question the main source of Al Jazeera's documentary on performance-enhancing drug use.

    Advice: The men apparently made a bit of a scene at Charlie Sly's parents' house. Manning's camp hasn't denied it. "Our thinking was it would be very helpful to find whoever it was who was making up lies about Peyton, and figure out why someone would fabricate information like this," spokesman Ari Fleischer said. Sly recanted his claims before the documentary even aired. He was clearly feeling some pressure from Manning's end. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
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    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Doug Pederson discusses adding young QB
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team could "possibly" add a "young quarterback."

    Advice: Pederson was asked about the roster in an interview with CSN Philly. "I think the pieces are there." Pederson said. "And then you start just kinda filling in. A hole here, a hole there, get some depth here, you know, get you a young quarterback possibly, and then you just start developing your talent and you see what happens after that." Sam Bradford is only 28, but he would not be considered a "young" quarterback. ESPN's Phil Sheridan reported the Eagles could let Bradford walk if they believe they can get a "legit quarterback" in the draft, and it sounds like Pederson is open to that option. Bradford remains likely to stay in Philly, but it is not set in stone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Report: Rams keeping eye on Peyton Manning
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams "have had internal discussions" about signing Peyton Manning and are "monitoring the situation."

    Advice: The Rams are desperate for quarterback help, and nothing screams making a splash in their return to L.A. like signing Manning, even if he is merely a shell of his former self. And that may be generous. Manning turns 40 next month, and he and coach Jeff Fisher have a history dating back to AFC South battles between Fisher's Titans and Manning's Colts. The Broncos hold a $19 million option on Manning for 2016, but most expect them to move on after Manning battled injury and interceptions this season, leading to a 67.9 QB rating. Nick Foles (69.0) and Case Keenum (87.7) were actually better in that category. Signing Manning would be a PR thing at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 am
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    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Peyton unsure of post-Super Bowl career
    Peyton Manning insists he's unsure if Super Bowl 50 will be his final game.

    Advice: "I don't know the answer to that," Manning told the assembled media when asked if Sunday would be his final time on an NFL field. Manning has reportedly "told close friends" he plans to hang it up following his title tilt with the Panthers. The worst quarterback in the league by many measures this season, it's probably the right decision for a player who will turn 40 next month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Report: Peyton has told friends he's retiring
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Peyton Manning has "told close friends" that he'll retire following Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Conventional wisdom says this is it for Manning. He'll be 40 next month and experienced a sharp decline at the end of last season that carried over into 2015. Manning's arm is simply shot after 10,384 passing attempts across 18 seasons in the league. If the Broncos win Sunday, it's a virtual lock Manning will call it a career. Either way, Sunday is likely his final game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Panthers say Peyton Manning is still Peyton
    Panthers LBs Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly said they are not underestimating Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He’s still very much Peyton Manning. I don’t care what anyone says: He’s still the guy," Kuechly said. "He’s going to go down as if not the greatest, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play this game and you don’t just lose that overnight," Davis said. The Panthers are saying the right things, but Manning is clearly a shell of his former self. That shell has been far less turnover prone since regaining the starting job, however. He will need another clean game against the most opportunistic defense in the league to win another Lombardi Trophy. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 6:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Stewart, six others listed as questionable
    Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is among seven Panthers listed as questionable for next week's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

    Advice: Thomas Davis (arm), Charles Johnson (knee), Ryan Kalil (knee), Kawann Short (knee), Mike Tolbert (knee) and Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) also drew questionable tags. Of those seven, only Stewart, Davis and Tolbert missed practice on Friday. Ultimately we'd expect all to suit up for next week's Super Bowl in Santa Clara. Jared Allen, who missed last week's NFC Championship with a foot injury, was not listed on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
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