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  • Chargers to move on from CB Brandon Flowers?
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams expects San Diego to move on from CB Brandon Flowers this offseason.

    Advice: Flowers turns 31 next month and missed the final six games of the season with a concussion. He's had a history of brain injuries and could be contemplating his playing future. The Chargers can save $7 million against the cap by releasing Flowers and have Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett as starters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.06 (259th)
     
  • Jaguars expected to cut FA bust Julius Thomas
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco expects Jacksonville to release Julius Thomas this offseason.

    Advice: Signed to a monster five-year, $46 million deal ahead of the 2015 season, Thomas has answered with 46-455-5 and 30-281-4 receiving lines in 2015 and 2016, respectively, while missing 11 games to injuries. He scored 24 touchdowns across his final two seasons in Denver, but the Jaguars failed to use him like the Broncos did as a field-stretcher down the seams. Thomas isn't going to make defenders miss on short passes; he's a run-straight athlete in the mold of Jared Cook who could benefit playing in an offense that better plays to his strengths. Releasing Thomas would save the Jaguars $4.7 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1108th)
     
  • Ravens to let NT Brandon Williams walk as FA?
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects impending free agent NT Brandon Williams to get a more lucrative contract offer elsewhere.

    Advice: Williams is one of the top free agent interior defensive linemen set to hit the market. He'll turn 28 next month and could end up chasing the money with this possibly being his only shot to cash in during his career. Williams anchored the Ravens' No. 5-ranked DVOA run defense this season. He could be looking at a deal similar to what Damon Harrison got from the Giants. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (494th)
     
  • Packers expected to release CB Sam Shields
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky fully expects the team to release CB Sam Shields this offseason.

    Advice: Shields went down in Week 1 with a concussion that ultimately landed him on injured reserve. Cornerback is arguably the Packers' biggest need, even though they're one of the final four teams standing heading into championship weekend, but Shields is unlikely to be a solution to the problem. He has one year left on his contract, and Green Bay can save $9 million by releasing Shields. He's still just 29, but it's fair to wonder about his playing future after a serious concussion. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2710th)
     
  • Ladarius Green not expected to play vs. Pats
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette doesn't expect Ladarius Green (concussion) to play Sunday against the Patriots.

    Advice: Bouchette is one of the most respected reporters of the last several decades and usually has a great read on all things involving the Steelers, which he sometimes divulges in a weekly fan Q & A. Asked about Green in this week's chat, Bouchette replied, "I don't think you will see him this Sunday. Not on the playing field anyway." Bouchette later said he doesn't expect Green to play at all this year. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Green has yet to pass through concussion protocol. Look for Jesse James to start at tight end in Foxboro. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Browns likely to pursue Tyrod Taylor if cut
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon expects Cleveland to target Tyrod Taylor if he's released by the Bills.

    Advice: Taylor is fully expected to be released by Buffalo, and ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak reiterated it on Tuesday. The Bills brought in new coach Sean McDermott and are overhauling the coaching staff, while GM Doug Whaley has never seemed to be a big fan of Taylor after ex-coach Rex Ryan handpicked him and started him over Whaley's bust, E.J. Manuel. Taylor will have no shortage of suitors once he's free. He'd be a fine match in Cleveland with Hue Jackson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1123rd)
     
  • Jets to cut Brandon Marshall this offseason?
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects the team to release Brandon Marshall this offseason.

    Advice: Marshall is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off arguably the worst season of his career. He had a 10-year-low 59 catches for 788 yards, just the second time since 2006 that Marshall was held under 1,000 yards. He also found the end zone just three times after scoring a combined 45 touchdowns the previous four years. Everything can't be blamed on Marshall, however, as the quarterback play was truly atrocious. But Marshall turns 33 in March and is due a non-guaranteed $7.5 million. The Jets are going nowhere fast. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1680th)
     
  • Beat writer predicts Dallas will release Romo
    ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer ultimately expects Dallas to release Tony Romo this offseason.

    Advice: While trading Romo is the Cowboys' "No. 1 priority," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it could be difficult for Dallas to find the compensation it desires when teams already know the Cowboys don't want him. Archer expects there to be "too many hoops to jump through" to pull off a trade, and the biggest one in particular will be how to swallow the massive $24.7 million cap hit. By designating Romo as a post-June 1 cut, the Cowboys could spread the cap hit out over the next two years and clear $14 million in 2017, allowing them resources to upgrade the defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1527th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (thigh) says he's 'feeling good'
    Speaking Tuesday, Chris Hogan (thigh) said he was "feeling good."

    Advice: Hogan departed Saturday's Divisional Round smackdown of the Texans. "Feeling good, just had a little minor setback in the game," Hogan said. "But I’m working back every single day and feeling better every day." Hogan will undoubtedly have his practice reps rationed, but he should be out there for the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Pack add CB Bene Benwikere to taxi squad
    Packers signed CB Bene Benwikere to the practice squad.

    Advice: Benwikere hasn't appeared in a regular season game since getting cut by the Panthers in October. He was recently let go from the Dolphins' practice squad. Benwikere will likely sign a reserve/future contract adding him to the offseason roster once the Packers' playoff run is through. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:46 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2524th)
     
  • Report: Woodhead six weeks ahead of schedule
    The San Diego Union-Tribune reports impending free agent Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) is "six weeks" ahead of schedule in his recovery.

    Advice: Reporter Michael Gehlken posted a video of Woodhead running with great velocity and even doing some cutting. Woodhead is four months removed from going down. He should still have at least 2-3 months of intensive rehab remaining, but it appears he could be close to 100 percent for training camp. One week shy of his 32nd birthday, Woodhead is one of the league's best pass-catching backs, but missed the majority of two of the past three seasons with injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1428th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports suspended WR Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement.

    Advice: Bryant won't be returning for the AFC Championship Game or a potential Super Bowl appearance, but is trying to get his ducks in a row for 2017. Bryant was suspended a minimum of one season last March. As we've seen with Aldon Smith, it's not a guarantee the league will reinstate him simply because he's eligible. Bryant turned 25 last month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1573rd)
     
  • Panthers working out Aaron Murray Tuesday
    Free agent QB Aaron Murray is working out for the Panthers on Tuesday.

    Advice: A fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2014, Murray was the only member of the Eagles' practice squad not signed to a reserve/future contract after the season. That is obviously not a great sign for his future, but he should latch on with someone as an offseason arm. Backups Derek Anderson and Joe Webb are both under contract with the Panthers for 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1579th)
     
  • James Harrison dealing with shoulder, triceps
    Steelers OLB James Harrison is dealing with shoulder and triceps injuries.

    Advice: Coach Mike Tomlin said the injuries will limit him early in the week, but there is almost no chance he sits out the AFC Championship Game. Harrison continued his monster season in the win over the Chiefs Sunday night, and he should do the same this week against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.36 (540th)
     
  • Tomlin: Ladarius Green still in protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Green did not seem particularly close to playing in the Divisional Round, but Tomlin did say he has a chance. He will need to get in some practice reps early in the week to have any shot at returning. The Steelers could certainly use Green as they head to New England.Daily Slant: It's looking very much like we won't see Green again this postseason. His history with concussions was concerning before this season, and things haven't improved at all in his first year with the Steelers. Green was acting as the next-in-command to Antonio Brown among the receiving corps, and his presence would theoretically make it tougher for the Patriots to heavily attack Brown with double coverage. Jesse James would draw another start and while he's a good bet to play the large majority of the snaps, his volume is still concerning. You can do worse on a two-game slate if you're looking to punt the TE spot, however. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson 'a longshot' to play this week
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports Jordy Nelson is "a bit of a longshot to play" in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Demovsky adds Nelson "has a chance to play...but it's only a small chance." The receiver suffered broken ribs in the Wild Card Round, an injury which often requires a full month before a player even thinks about returning. Nelson will certainly give it his all in an effort to get back on the field, but the Packers have not sounded optimistic early in the week. Jared Cook stepped up in a big way with Nelson out against the Cowboys, and he will once again be in a good spot against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Kiko Alonso could be moved outside in 2017
    Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins could move Kiko Alonso to weakside linebacker this offseason.

    Advice: Alonso played in the middle his first year in Miami, but he may be a better fit on the weakside, where the Bills planned to move him as a sophomore before he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Moving him also allows the Dolphins some flexibility as they search for possibly two new starters at linebacker. Alonso is a restricted free agent, but he is fully expected back in Miami next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.74 (92nd)
     
  • Jerry: 'No decision made' on Romo's future
    Jerry Jones said he has yet to decide what to do with Tony Romo this offseason.

    Advice: "There's only one that can make that decision, and there's been no decision made," Jones said. "Don't think for one minute if you see something written or something said about what and where Romo is going to be, relative to our team, that there's any credibility to it." While he may be technically telling the truth that a final decision has yet to be made, there is almost zero chance Romo is back with the Cowboys next year. How he leaves and where he goes are the only real questions remaining. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1527th)
     
  • Bill O'Brien: 'We want A.J. Bouye back'
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said, "We want [impending free agent CB] A.J. Bouye back."

    Advice: "Just in talking to people around the league that I really trust, I think he’s viewed as a top corner," O'Brien said. "We really want him back and hopefully we can get something done where he can be back, but it’s tough." It is tough because Bouye is hitting free agency at the perfect time after a career year in his age-25 season. The corner did say he would like to return to Houston, however, and the Texans have a reasonable amount of cap space for 2017, although they also have a lot already invested in CBs Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph. Along with addressing the quarterback situation, figuring out what to do with Bouye should be one of the Texans' top priorities this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.03 (470th)
     
  • Branden Oliver has 'good shot' to return
    ESPN's Eric Williams said restricted free agent Branden Oliver "has a good shot" to be back with the Chargers next season.

    Advice: Coming off an Achilles' tear, Oliver likely will not take more than the lowest tender to retain, and that would be a smart investment for the Chargers with Danny Woodhead set to hit free agency. If Woodhead leaves and the Chargers do not add anyone of note in the draft, Oliver could play an important role behind starter Melvin Gordon in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1667th)
     
  • GM thinks DeAndre Levy can return to form
    Lions GM Bob Quinn said he thinks WLB DeAndre Levy "can be the same player he was a couple years ago."

    Advice: Levy has lost most of the past two seasons to injury, but he played well after returning down the stretch. "It looks to me, he was getting healthier and healthier as the weeks went on when he came back," Quinn said. "That’s what we envision." A serious injury risk and set to count $8.39 million against the cap, Levy is theoretically a potential cap cut, but Detroit would not save much by releasing him and has very little talent at linebacker. Perhaps the two sides work out a restructured deal, but Levy should be back for his age-30 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2195th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham should be back in Seattle
    Coach Pete Carroll indicated Jimmy Graham will remain with the Seahawks next season.

    Advice: With Graham owed $10 million including a $2 million roster bonus due on March 11, there had been speculation the Seahawks would decide to move on, but that idea always seemed far fetched. It is more likely Seattle looks to extend the 30-year-old, who had a remarkable year coming off a torn patellar tendon and should only get better as he gets further removed from the injury. Graham will be back for what suddenly has the makings of a high-powered passing attack. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.80 (526th)
     
  • RapSheet: Trading Romo Dallas' No. 1 priority
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports trading Tony Romo is the Cowboys' "No 1. priority this offseason."

    Advice: "We know he's not going to be on the Cowboys in 2017," Rapoport said confidently about Romo. He again said Romo would like to land with the Broncos, but added Denver does not "seem inclined to make that move." With it all but decided Romo will be playing elsewhere next season, the only questions remaining are where he ends up and how he gets there. Those questions should dominate the discussion this offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1527th)
     
  • Texans sign several to reserve/future deals
    Texans signed RB Kenny Hilliard, DE Brandon Dunn, TE RaShaun Allen, OT Laurence Gibson, WR Tevin Jones, OLB Eric Lee, ILB Shakeel Rashad, and OG Chad Slade to reserve/future contracts.

    Advice: They all finished the season on Houston's practice squad. Hilliard often impresses in preseason games, but he's been unable to get past Alfred Blue for the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1732nd)
     
  • Packers noncommittal on Jordy for NFCCG
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "not sure" if Jordy Nelson (ribs) will be able to practice by Wednesday.

    Advice: McCarthy did say Nelson "worked out" on Monday as he attempts to stay in shape while sitting with fractured ribs. We'd consider Nelson a long shot to face the Falcons at this stage of the week, but Nelson could try to gut it out if he feels well by the weekend. The Packers head to the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Tyler Lockett expected to be ready for Week 1
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tyler Lockett (fibula/tibia) should be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.

    Advice: Lockett's broken fibula and tibia ended his season and may have played role in Seattle's inability to hang offensively with Atlanta in Saturday's Divisional Round loss. For the second straight year, Lockett's offensive role began slowly before taking off down the stretch, prior to his injury. Lockett remains an intriguing Dynasty stash, although Paul Richardson made a big case for extended 2017 snaps. The Seahawks should consider moving on from Jermaine Kearse. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:36 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.18 (378th)
     
  • Sherman dealt with 'significant' MCL injury
    Speaking Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Richard Sherman played through a "significant" MCL injury in the second half of the season.

    Advice: Carroll said the injury "weighed on" Sherman mentally. Carroll might have been trying to explain away a season that was solid, but not quite up to Sherman's recent standards. Sherman's knee never showed up on the injury report, so the boundary-pushing Seahawks could be hearing from the league. Carroll did confirm Sherman won't need surgery. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Sherman has played through a number of injuries in recent years, but never missed a game. He should have at least one more elite season left in the tank. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.50 (310th)
     
  • Impending FA Bouye wants to stay with Texans
    Impending free agent CB A.J. Bouye said he wants to re-sign with the Texans.

    Advice: Bouye, 25, opened the summer as the Texans' No. 4 corner but elevated his play to the point he was Houston's top corner by season's end. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 6 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers, allowing just two touchdowns and breaking up 11 passes. With youth on his side, Bouye is arguably the top impending free agent corner set to hit the market. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.03 (470th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin catches two passes in loss
    Jeremy Maclin caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: His biggest catch was a 20-yard grab on the right sideline right at the first-down marker on a 3rd-and-20 play following a Travis Kelce personal foul penalty. It set up a Cairo Santos field goal. Maclin had a really rough second season in Kansas City. He missed four games with a groin injury and never caught more than six passes in a game. He answered a 92-1,140-8 season last year with a meager 46-564-2 campaign in 2016. He took a back seat to Travis Kelce, who became the Chiefs' No. 1 option. And rookie Tyreek Hill was schemed the ball multiple ways, which also played a role in Maclin's down numbers. Maclin turns 29 in May and has three years left on his deal. He's more of a WR3/4 as long as Alex Smith is the quarterback. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (417th)
     
  • Travis Kelce goes 5-77 in Divisional Round L
    Travis Kelce caught 5-of-7 targets for 77 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: The Chiefs got Kelce the ball on a couple shovel passes, with one picking up a good chunk of yards but the other being stuffed for a minimal gain inside the 10-yard line. Kelce also had a horrible drop on deep ball down the middle in the third quarter and took out his frustration two plays later with a dumb personal foul penalty to make it 3rd-and-20. At the end of the day, Kelce's stat line was respectable and he had a great individual season, leading all tight ends with 1,125 yards and finishing one catch behind Dennis Pitta's 86 grabs for the position lead. Kelce scored just four touchdowns but clearly became the Chiefs' top pass-game option in his fourth pro season. Kelce is locked up through 2021 and just turned 27. He and Rob Gronkowski are fantasy's top two tight ends. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (367th)
     
  • Ladarius Green leads Steelers' inactives
    Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, DE Ricardo Mathews, Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green and Toussaint are both out with concussions while Mathews is nursing a foot injury. Mettenberger, Mihalik and Shabazz are all healthy scratches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Rapoport: Romo would prefer to play in Denver
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are Tony Romo's "No. 1 spot."

    Advice: With Dak Prescott staking his claim to the starting job in Dallas, the Cowboys will certainly look to shop Romo this offseason. Denver would be his preferred destination, though according to Rapoport, the Broncos aren't "inclined" to trade for him. Other potential fits include the Cardinals, Jets and Texans. Rapoport is hearing from league executives that the Cowboys could hold onto Romo until a major injury arises and shop him to the quarterback-desperate team. Either way, the Cowboys should be able to fetch a first- or second-round pick for Romo. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1527th)
     
  • 'Legitimate hope' Jordy returns if GB advances
    According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, there is "legitimate hope" Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) will return next week if the Packers advance to the NFC Championship game.

    Advice: Nelson was on the field before Sunday's game against Dallas and has his sights set on playing in the NFC Championship. Of course, that would require the Packers to beat a Dallas team they already lost to once this season. In Jordy's own words, it would also require Nelson "getting back to normal breathing," which sounds like a good goal. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will lead the receiving corps in Nelson's absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant considered quitting football
    At one point during his season-long suspension, Martavis Bryant told his agent he "didn't really want to play anymore."

    Advice: Bryant reflected on his past in an interview with Sports Illustrated, admitting that he didn't take his rehab seriously at first and even considered walking away from the game. Bryant has since changed his tune and says he's been working out harder than ever before. The 25-year-old has spent most of the last year training in Nevada while helping out as an assistant high school coach. The Steelers could certainly use another receiver to pair with Antonio Brown on the outside. Due to his repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Bryant will have to apply for reinstatement before he's able to return to Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1573rd)
     
  • Pats WR Hogan leaves game with thigh injury
    Chris Hogan left Saturday night's Divisional Round game with a thigh injury.

    Advice: He went to the locker room and was called questionable to return. Before exiting, Hogan lit up the Texans' secondary for 95 yards on four targets, whipping Texans S Corey Moore incessantly downfield. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham 18-of-18 on 2016-17 appearances
    Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-3 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Returning from a torn patellar tendon — arguably the worst lower-body injury a football player can suffer — Graham appeared in all 18 of the Seahawks' games, posting a 65/923/6 regular season line for his most yardage since 2013. Graham averaged a career-best 14.2 yards per catch, and was physically dominant on film. His stats trailed off after Tyler Lockett got cooking late in the year, but Graham had the looks of someone who will remain a potent weapon at age 31 in 2017. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.80 (526th)
     
  • McDermott noncommittal on Tyrod's future
    Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal about Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo during his introductory press conference.

    Advice: Taylor was reportedly a favorite of Anthony Lynn, who was expected to land the head job in Buffalo this offseason. But instead the Bills hired McDermott (Lynn is now coaching the Chargers), leaving Taylor in a cloud of uncertainty. McDermott met Taylor for the first time on Friday and said he will evaluate the Bills' quarterback situation "methodically" in the coming weeks. The Bills could address quarterback in the draft if they choose to move on from Taylor this offseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1123rd)
     
  • Ladarius (concussion) doubtful for Sunday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green is headed for his fourth straight absence. Jesse James played 44-of-57 offensive snaps in last week's Wild Card win over Miami. We'd expect him to see a similar workload Sunday at KC. Green remains week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Packers CB Sam Shields popped for marijuana
    Injured Packers CB Sam Shields (concussions) was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia this week stemming from an October 19 incident.

    Advice: He'll go back to court on April 24. The arrest occurred literally one day after the Packers placed Shields on injured reserve with a severe concussion on October 18. The combination of Shields' brain injury and his subsequent arrest should raise eyebrows inside and outside the league. Shields has suffered a whopping five career concussions. He turned 29 early last month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2710th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson ruled out for Divisional Round
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday night's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: As expected. Nelson hasn't practiced at all this week and is dealing with multiple rib fractures. He'll be reevaluated next week if the Packers advance to the NFC title game. Geronimo Allison will handle No. 3 receiver duties, and more will be asked of Davante Adams out wide and Randall Cobb inside. Daily Slant: Aaron Rodgers' production suffered last year without Nelson, he averaged 239.6 yards and 1.94 touchdowns per game. Across the 2014 and 2016 seasons, when Nelson played every week, Rodgers threw for 273.8 yards and 2.44 scores. However, Davante Adams improved tremendously this season; he caught 12 touchdowns this year after scoring just once 2015. This should help prevent a similar dip in Rodgers’ production, but it may be worth pivoting to a cheaper option like Matt Ryan, who has a healthy receiving corps and the best offense in the game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Ladarius (concussion) a long shot for Sunday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He's still in the league's protocol. Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, it would be "shocking" were Green to play Sunday. He's going to miss his fourth straight game. Jesse James and Xavier Grimble will continue to pick up the scraps. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) not practicing Thursday
    Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This is not a surprise, as Nelson is expected to remain with the rehab group through Friday. It's looking like it would take a miracle for Nelson to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday, and even if he does play, he'd almost certainly be a decoy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Rodgers makes it sound like Nelson will sit
    Aaron Rodgers made it sound like Jordy Nelson (ribs) is going to miss Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Cowboys.

    Advice: "We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week," Rodgers said. The quarterback threw in the "if he can't play this week" at the end, but it is pretty clear the Packers are preparing as if Nelson will not suit up. Coach Mike McCarthy has left open the door for Nelson to play if he can participate in the walkthrough on Saturday. That seems unlikely, however, meaning both Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis should play bigger roles on offense this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Ladarius Green (concussion) not practicing
    Ladarius Green (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not a good sign after Green had a setback late last week. Green remains in the concussion protocol and will need to get cleared before Friday to have any chance of playing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) with rehab group on Wed
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) will work with the rehab group at practice through Friday.

    Advice: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport earlier this week, Nelson suffered at least two broken ribs in the Wild Card win over the Giants, and it would take an "incredible effort" for him to play against Dallas on Sunday night. The Packers will conduct a walkthrough on Saturday. It will be important to see if Nelson participates. If he can't play, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis would play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Ladarius Green still in concussion protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green is still in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Green got in two full practices last week but was held out on Friday after Tomlin said they did not get the results they wanted from a post-practice test. With Green likely to follow a similar routine this week, his status probably will not be clear until Friday at the earliest. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Report: Jordy Nelson broke 'at least' two ribs
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Giants.

    Advice: Per Rapoport, it would take an "incredible effort" for Nelson to suit up Sunday against Dallas. Obviously Green Bay's passing game won't be as dangerous without its top receiver, but the Packers still fared remarkably well on Sunday, hanging nearly 40 points on a solid New York secondary (albeit with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sidelined for all but two plays). Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will be Green Bay's featured receivers Sunday at Jerry's World with Geronimo Allison also set to take on a bigger role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Dolphins to give RFA Alonso 'high tender'
    The Dolphins are expected to give restricted free agent MLB Kiko Alonso a "high tender."

    Advice: Alonso was originally a second-round pick and few or no teams would be willing to surrender a second-round pick to acquire Alonso, so an original-pick tender would suffice. Still, the Dolphins may reward Alonso for his bounce-back season. Panned widely at the time, GM Mike Tannenbaum deserves credit for buying low on quality starters Alonso and Byron Maxwell this past offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.74 (92nd)
     
  • Pack not ruling out Jordy for Divisional Rd
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not rule out the possibility of Jordy Nelson (ribs) playing in the Divisional Round if Nelson is able to practice by Saturday.

    Advice: McCarthy said Nelson would spend the week "with the rehab group" on the side of practice, and that if Jordy can get into practice by Saturday he could play against the Cowboys. McCarthy otherwise offered no details, and didn't even rule out the possibility Nelson is dealing with internal injuries. McCarthy did revealed that Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • 'Not optimistic' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, things sound "not as optimistic" for Jordy Nelson's (ribs) Divisional Round availability.

    Advice: La Canfora says there's "good news" for Ty Montgomery (ankle), but not so much for Nelson. Jordy was not made available to reporters after Sunday's game, and coach Mike McCarthy said afterwards that he didn't have full information on Nelson's injury. The Packers should be updating Nelson's status sometime soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Ladarius Green leads Steelers' inactives
    Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, CB Justin Gilbert, S Robert Golden, QB Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik and DE Ricardo Mathews inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: It will be Green's third straight absence. He's week to week with a concussion. Expect Jesse James and Xavier Grimble to play bigger roles with Green sidelined. Gilbert didn't show up on the team's final injury report this week and appears to be a healthy scratch. Vince Williams (shoulder) had been listed as questionable but will be available for Sunday's Wild Card matchup. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
  • Owners 'expressed remorse' for benching Tyrod
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bills owners "expressed remorse" to interim coach Anthony Lynn for making him bench Tyrod Taylor in Week 17.

    Advice: The bizarre move to bench Taylor came down from ownership, who deemed it a "business decision." Per Rapoport, Lynn "likes Taylor" and wouldn't have benched him on his own. Most reports have suggested the Bills are ready to move on from Taylor but perhaps they're reevaluating that stance. Taylor will never be an elite downfield passer but his mobility is a huge plus and he's better than any quarterback the Bills have had in recent memory. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Buffalo's next head coach would have more control over the 53-man roster. If Lynn lands the job as many expect, there's a good chance he'll maintain Taylor as the team's starting quarterback. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:30 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1123rd)
     
  • Ladarius ruled out for Sunday's Wild Card game
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: As expected. Green missed practice on Friday and remains in the league's concussion protocol. The ex-Charger has sky-high potential but continues to be hampered by injuries. He suited up for just six games during the regular season. Jesse James will draw the start at tight end and makes for an interesting punt play in DFS. Daily Slant: While James is not normally a great tight end to target, with only two games on Sunday, he’s one of the better plays left at the position. During the regular season, he topped 50 yards once and didn’t score after Week 5. However, without Green in the lineup the past two weeks, James picked up three red zone targets and eight overall. Among the tight ends yet to kickoff, he has the highest touchdown expectation and Miami ranks 21st in TE DVOA (per Football Outsiders). Given the selection, he’s a top tight end option in all formats on the Sunday only slate. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1370th)
     
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