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  • Report: Wentz appealing to free agent WRs
    ESPN's Tim McManus reports "several free-agent wide receivers" are "drawn to the idea" of playing with Carson Wentz.

    Advice: It is great news for the Eagles, who need a No. 1 receiver in the worst way. Still, no receiver is going to take significantly less money just to play with an ascending quarterback, and Philadelphia might not have the financial muscle to be serious contenders for someone like Alshon Jeffery. Kenny Stills might be more in their range, but there are reports he will fetch around $12 million per year. If the Eagles really want to upgrade their receiver position via free agency, they will have to spend top dollar. Rotoworld.com 22 minutes ago
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • Lacy: Packers 'vocal' about bringing me back
    Speaking on Adam Schefter's "Know Them From Adam" podcast, impending free agent Eddie Lacy said the Packers have been "very vocal" about re-signing him.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense. Lacy could use a place where he feels comfortable to rehab his value after weight issues and injuries derailed his career, and the Packers could use cheap backfield help to pair with Ty Montgomery and perhaps a rookie. A one-year deal might be the best option for both sides. As for the ankle injury which ended his 2016, Lacy said he should be able to "do everything" by OTAs. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (905th)
     
  • 49ers only team Cousins willing to sign with
    ESPN's John Keim reports the 49ers are the only team Kirk Cousins is willing to sign a long-term contract with "right now."

    Advice: Keim adds Washington will likely try to trade Cousins as there is a slim chance the two sides work out a deal, but this report puts a serious dent in his trade market. Teams are not going to give up any significant trade chips without assurances Cousins will agree to a long-term deal when he gets there, and it seems clear the quarterback's ultimate goal is to reunite with old OC and new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in 2018 if not sooner. Washington has bungled this situation from the start, and it does not look like it will get any better anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Hawkins has spoken to 'quite a few teams'
    Free agent WR Andrew Hawkins said he has spoken to "quite a few teams" since his release from the Browns on Monday.

    Advice: It would be shocking if a new free agent said different. Hawkins added he requested his release several weeks ago. It is an understandable decision considering he has seen just 97 total targets the last two years and the Browns' quarterback situation, but the 31-year-old slot man is unlikely to find a hot market. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.94 (294th)
     
  • Bucs tender four ERFA including Humphries
    The Bucs tendered exclusive rights free agent WR Adam Humphries.

    Advice: They also tendered CB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB Adarius Glanton, and WR Freddie Martino. All four must accept the tender or sit out 2017. Undrafted out of Clemson, Humphries has 82 catches for 882 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Bucs working primarily out of the slot. Even with Tampa Bay looking to upgrade the receiver corps, he should win a roster spot in camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.02 (164th)
     
  • Hunt: Alex Smith will be 'our starter' in '17
    Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said Alex Smith will "be our starter going into 2017."

    Advice: Hunt has now joined coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey in standing behind Smith as the starter going forward. The Chiefs' seemingly clear intention to stick with Smith has done nothing to tamp down the chatter, however, and they will likely continue to be linked with Tony Romo until he lands with a new team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • Geno Smith would be 'fine' with backup role
    In an interview with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, impending free agent Geno Smith (ACL) said he would be "fine" with a backup role.

    Advice: Smith made it clear his goal is to be a starter, but he is willing to "start from the bottom" and "climb [his] way back to the top" if necessary. He also did not rule out a return to the Jets, saying "all possibilities are on the table." Smith is currently recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in late October, but he expects to be ready for training camp. Where that camp will be is a question which should be answered in the next several weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (900th)
     
  • Steelers make Antonio Brown highest-paid WR
    Steelers signed WR Antonio Brown to a four-year, $68 million extension through 2021.

    Advice: Including a $19 million signing bonus, the extension will pay Brown $17 million annually and makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, passing A.J. Green's $15 million annual average. The top wideout of his generation -- and arguably the best we've seen since Randy Moss -- Brown has 100-plus catches in four straight years and double-digit touchdowns in three straight. Brown turns 29 in July. Because his game relies on route running and not elite athleticism, Brown should age well into his 30s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.31 (399th)
     
  • Steelers slap Le'Veon Bell with exclusive tag
    Steelers assigned the exclusive-rights franchise tag to RB Le'Veon Bell.

    Advice: He joins Panthers DT Kawann Short and Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones as 2017's first three franchise-tag wearers. The "exclusive" tag locks Bell into a top-five running back salary ($12 million-plus) and prohibits other teams from negotiating with him. The Steelers plan to lock up Antonio Brown to a long-term deal and let Bell sport the tag, potentially for the entirety of the forthcoming season. Extending Bell isn't a priority after he battled foot and knee injuries his first three years in the league, and served two short suspensions. Still only 25 years old, Bell has averaged 4.88 yards per carry and 143.1 yards from scrimmage per game over the past two seasons. He's neck and neck with David Johnson as the top running back in football, and we'd give the slight edge to Bell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • C.J. Anderson (knee) to be cleared in 2 weeks
    104.3 The Fan in Denver's Cecil Lammey reports C.J. Anderson is expected to be cleared from his meniscus tear in two weeks.

    Advice: Anderson originally expected to be cleared by the end of February, but he isn't known to have encountered any setbacks, and there was nothing to gain by rushing back so early in the offseason. Still only 26, Anderson will be learning a new offense under OC Mike McCoy, who is expected to install more power-blocking concepts. Anderson remains the favorite to start over Devontae Booker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (929th)
     
  • Browns not expected to franchise tag Pryor
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms the Browns will not franchise tag free agent Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: The Browns have 48 hours to make a decision, but it appears they already have. The MMQB's Albert Breer first reported nine days ago that Pryor wouldn't be franchised. Pryor is reportedly seeking $10-$11 million annually in long-term talks. At least publicly, he's saying he wants to stay in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • Report: Tony Romo likely to be released soon
    The Dallas Morning News expects the Cowboys to release Tony Romo "likely within the next two weeks."

    Advice: Romo can't officially be dealt until the start of the new league year on March 9, but the Cowboys will have an excellent idea of his trade market by then. If it doesn't exist, he will be cut loose. Most reports have had the Cowboys planning to "do right" by their longtime signal caller, a courtesy he's certainly earned. Cutting him, and allowing him to pick his own new team, would be right. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Cowboys interested in Josh McCown
    The Dallas Morning News confirms the Cowboys are interested in free agent Josh McCown.

    Advice: Per reporter Brandon George, they have company, as McCown has supposedly drawn interest from at least eight teams. McCown has great presence, but going on 38, he can no longer protect himself on the football field. He'd be a lackluster backup plan behind Dak Prescott. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Report: Progress on new Antonio Brown deal
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there has been "significant progress" on long-term contract talks between the Steelers and Antonio Brown.

    Advice: The goal is to have a new long-term deal hammered out by March 9, the start of the new league year. Brown has one year left on his current deal and will probably become the league's highest-paid receiver on his next contract. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.31 (399th)
     
  • 'Hard to see' Skins re-signing DeSean Jackson
    CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes it's "hard to see a scenario" where the Redskins re-sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

    Advice: Finlay's colleague, Rich Tandler, agrees. It's not that the Redskins don't want Jackson back; he's simply expected to price himself out of Washington's range. Fellow free agent Pierre Garcon is expected to be the Redskins' higher priority, and Jamison Crowder is also up for an extension soon. Jackson should have no problem clearing $10 million per year on the open market. The Eagles, Bucs, and Rams have all been linked to Jackson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Browns cut WR Andrew Hawkins, clear $1.8M
    Browns released WR Andrew Hawkins.

    Advice: This was fully expected after Hawkins again played a minor role in Cleveland's offense, amassing 33 catches for 324 yards and three scores. Signed to a four-year deal in 2014, Hawkins had a solid first season with the Browns with a 63-825-2 line on 101 targets. But Hawkins saw just 90 total targets over the past two years. A slot man only at 5'7/180, Hawkins turns 31 in March. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.94 (294th)
     
  • FA Kenny Stills expected to get $12M per year
    According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the market for free agent Kenny Stills is "already in the $12 million-a-year" range.

    Advice: It sounds absurd; Only six NFL receivers make $12 million annually. With the salary cap rising each year, however, lower-tiered players will start making more money. Stills caught nine touchdowns in 2016 and isn't yet 25. He's also more than a one-trick deep threat. The Eagles are already said to be preparing to make a run at Stills when free agency opens March 9. Salguero doesn't expect the Dolphins to come close to Stills' asking price. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys interested in McCown as No. 2
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports there is "mutual interest" between the Cowboys and free agent Josh McCown.

    Advice: According to Werder, the Cowboys need to resolve the Tony Romo situation before making a move on McCown. McCown, 38 in July, was cut by the Browns and is eligible to sign right away. He said he has spoken to a handful of teams and wants to go somewhere he can win and mentor a young passer. Dallas checks all the boxes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery expected to hit open market
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears will not use the franchise tag on free agent Alshon Jeffery.

    Advice: ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson confirmed RapSheet's report and added that the two sides haven't discussed an extension in weeks, putting Jeffery's chances of re-signing with the Bears at "slim." Tagging Jeffery would cost $17.5 million, pricey for a player who hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2014 and was suspended four games for PEDs last year. Jeffery will still land a monster deal as free agency's top wideout. The Eagles are fully expected to make a run at him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (112th)
     
  • Broncos will 'at least discuss Romo' if released
    According to 9News Denver's Mike Klis, the Broncos are expected to "at least discuss" pursuing Tony Romo if the Cowboys release him.

    Advice: GM John Elway continues to insist the Broncos are satisfied with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but nobody's buying it. Romo has listed Denver as one of his preferred landing spots and he'd be a near-perfect fit as a one or two-year bridge to Lynch, who profiles as the Broncos' quarterback of the future. Notably, Klis fails to mention if the Broncos would consider trading for Romo. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Latavius Murray expected to test the market
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Latavius Murray is expected to test the open market.

    Advice: Per Anderson, "the door will remain open" for a return to Oakland, but the Raiders will let the market set Latavius' price. Murray lost work to rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard last year, and the Raiders have spent the last two offseasons trying to replace him. If Murray leaves, Oakland will likely add a power back in the draft. Oklahoma's Samaje Perine would fit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.45 (47th)
     
  • Young a candidate to replace Tolbert at FB
    Darrel Young could replace Mike Tolbert as the Panthers' fullback.

    Advice: Young wasn't in the league last season after getting cut by the Bears, but he resurfaced on a futures deal with Carolina. Young had success as a lead blocker and short-yardage option during a seven-year stint in Washington. Young is younger and cheaper than Tolbert, whom the Panthers released last week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (869th)
     
  • Cimini: Jets haven't 'given up' on Geno Smith
    ESPN's Rich Cimini doesn't think the Jets have given up on impending free agent Geno Smith.

    Advice: While Cimini agrees Smith might benefit from a change of scenery, he also points out that it wouldn't cost much to retain him. Smith hinted at a return to New York with a cryptic tweet earlier this week: "Don't act surprised ... that's all I'm going to say!" Smith could be agreeable to a one-year, prove-it deal. Smith's Week 7 ACL tear will keep his suitors few and his price tag down. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (900th)
     
  • Pats could pursue Michael Floyd in free agency
    ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots could be interested in bringing back free agent Michael Floyd, but only at the right price.

    Advice: Reiss believes the Patriots value Floyd's "physical presence," though his questionable chemistry with Tom Brady raised red flags. Floyd didn't grasp New England's offense as quickly as the team hoped, which led to him being a healthy scratch for the last two playoff games. It probably won't cost much to keep Floyd, which could work to the Patriots' advantage. But if Floyd's price rises, it's doubtful New England would get in a bidding war. Floyd is currently serving a 120-day jail sentence following his second DUI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:52 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (159th)
     
  • Jags were fed up with Julius Thomas' blocking
    According to the Florida Times Union, Julius Thomas' poor blocking was one reason the Jaguars decided to move on.

    Advice: One source called Thomas' blocking "non-existent" and said his presence was a "giveaway" to the defense that the Jaguars were passing or running to the other side of the field. Signed by the Jags to a five-year, $46 million contract, Thomas only played about 25-32 snaps a game while often battling injuries. After coaching him in Denver, Dolphins HC Adam Gase should have a better feel for Thomas' strengths and weaknesses than Gus Bradley's staff did. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Tyler Bray will compete for backup role
    Tyler Bray is expected to compete for the Chiefs' backup job.

    Advice: Bray held off Aaron Murray for a roster spot last preseason, but spent the year as a third-stringer behind Alex Smith and Nick Foles. He'll get a chance at the No. 2 role with Foles not expected back. Kansas City should add competition for Bray through the draft/free agency. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (946th)
     
  • Trevor Siemian expects to be ready for OTAs
    Trevor Siemian (shoulder surgery) said he expects to be ready for OTAs.

    Advice: Siemian underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in January. "I am out of the sling and everything is going really well so far," Siemian said. "I should be good for OTAs but we'll see." Even if he is "ready" for OTAs, Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver reports Siemian is unlikely to practice in full until training camp. Siemian will compete with 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch if the Broncos do not add anyone else this offseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.99 (72nd)
     
  • Jamaal Charles could be an option for Eagles
    ESPN's Tim McManus speculates Jamaal Charles could be an option for the Eagles if he is released.

    Advice: Charles counts $6.2 million against the cap, and the Chiefs can save all of that by releasing him. Considering he is coming off two lost seasons due to knee issues, it is almost a given Kansas City will move on. If they do, the Eagles make a lot of sense. Coach Doug Pederson was his coordinator in Kansas City, and they need backfield help even if they do not cut Ryan Mathews. Signing Charles will be a gamble, but it could prove a smart, low-cost move for an Eagles organization pinching pennies as they attempt to surround Carson Wentz with weapons. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:05 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (590th)
     
  • Jay Cutler still not destined for the Jets?
    ESPN's Rich Cimini would "be surprised" if Jay Cutler ended up with the Jets.

    Advice: Cutler to the Jets seems to be the rumor du jour, but Cimini has consistently shot those rumors down. Still, the dots are easy to connect with Cutler's former position coach and former teammates in New York, and the Jets are likely looking for a veteran bridge of Cutler's ilk to get them to their future quarterback. The noise is unlikely to die until the Jets add someone else or Cutler signs with a different team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Ravens looking to add a possession receiver
    Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta said the Ravens are looking to add a possession receiver.

    Advice: "I think we're looking for a guy that can catch the ball, move the chains and get critical first downs when needed," DeCosta said. Brandon Marshall would seem to fit that description, and The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec has already written the Ravens "would at least inquire" if the Jets release him. Baltimore also has a long history of signing veteran receivers at the tail end of their careers, and Marshall would not count towards the compensatory pick formula if he is released. It all makes too much sense to actually happen. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1095th)
     
  • GM praises Laquon Treadwell's work ethic
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman praised 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell's work ethic.

    Advice: "He is maybe the hardest-working kid I’ve ever seen. He is so determined to be a good player, and he has the skill set to do it," Spielman said. "He is going to be a good player with us. I do believe that in my heart." OC Pat Shurmur called this offseason "very critical" for Treadwell after essentially a lost rookie season, but it sounds like the front office believes he is up to the task. With Cordarrelle Patterson an unrestricted free agent and Charles Johnson (RFA) not bringing much to the offense, Treadwell should be given every opportunity to carve out a big role. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (580th)
     
  • Redskins to meet with free agents at Combine
    The Redskins will meet with their impending free agents at next week's Combine.

    Advice: That includes Chris Baker, Vernon Davis, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson as well restricted free agents Will Compton and Chris Thompson. Jackson has expressed interest in remaining with the Redskins, though the team is "lukewarm" about that possibility, according to the Washington Post. Garcon and Jackson are both expected to command $9-11 million annually. It's a near certainty that at least one will move on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Siemian won't practice fully until training camp
    According to Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver, it's unlikely Trevor Siemian (shoulder) will practice fully until training camp.

    Advice: Siemian underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in January. He's still expected to be ready for OTAs, but won't be given a full workload until training camp opens. Siemian had his moments last year, but remains a placeholder for the Broncos while first-round pick Paxton Lynch continues his development. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.99 (72nd)
     
  • McCown has spoken with four or five teams
    Free agent Josh McCown said he has spoken with four or five teams since being released by the Browns earlier this month.

    Advice: McCown said he wants a chance to win and to go somewhere he can "mentor a young quarterback and work with him to make him better," comments which are not surprising considering his bright future as a coach. Going on 38, McCown is not going to get a look at a starting job, but he seems to be realistic about his market. He would be a solid backup signing for a team with a young starter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • RapSheet: 'No guarantee' Cutler plays in 2017
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "no guarantee" Jay Cutler plays in 2017.

    Advice: "He's one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play," Rapoport continued. "It is a consideration. It's something he's confided in people." Cutler will be 34 in April and has dealt with several injuries the last couple seasons including the torn labrum he is currently rehabbing, but it would be shocking if he decided to retire. This is almost certainly a ploy to scare away any potential trading partners, forcing the Bears to release him and allowing him to pick his next destination. With so many quarterback-needy teams, Cutler should have a healthy market once he is cut. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell expected to avoid groin surgery
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Le'Veon Bell hasn't scheduled offseason groin surgery.

    Advice: As RapSheet notes, Bell very likely would have done so by now had he needed the operation. Just about two weeks ago, Bell was seeking a third opinion on his groin after one doctor suggested he needed surgery and another advised against it. The third was the likely tiebreaker. Bell probably won't do much at spring practices but should be fine well in advance of training camp. Expect the Steelers to use the franchise tag on Bell before the March 1 deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Redskins wondering if they can get Tony Romo?
    According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Redskins are wondering if they can sign Tony Romo if he's released by the Cowboys.

    Advice: We wouldn't go as far to label this as a report, as it's more of a throwing-at-the-wall by Cole. But it's notable nonetheless since it makes a ton of sense. Long-term talks with Kirk Cousins have broken down, and it has the looks of a divorce waiting to happen. But as Cole mentions, Washington may not even get a shot at Romo if the Cowboys choose to trade him. Even if he's released, Romo and the Cowboys may have a handshake agreement that he doesn't sign with a division rival. Colt McCoy is currently the Redskins' No. 2 quarterback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Could 49ers-Skins do Cousins deal at Combine?
    NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah "would not be shocked at all" if the Redskins and 49ers agree to a trade involving Kirk Cousins at the Combine.

    Advice: Jeremiah isn't a typical Rotoworld source on the NFL side, but with draft season upon us, he has an ear to the ground and talks with numerous personnel people. He believes there's a "better than 50 percent" chance Cousins isn't a 2017 Redskin, and a deal sending Cousins to San Francisco, possibly along with the Redskins' No. 17 overall pick, in exchange for the 49ers' No. 2 overall pick is in the cards. Further, Jeremiah reports the Redskins still aren't sold on Cousins long-term. Washington seems intent on bungling an offense that had become one of the best in the league. Cousins would be a massive get for the rebuilding Niners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (shoulder) to be cleared by March
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jay Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be medically cleared by March.

    Advice: Cutler underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in early December. It's typically a three-month rehab, but don't expect Cutler to do much throwing before training camp. He's expected to be able to pass a physical sometime next month. The Bears will likely release Cutler before or shortly after the start of the new league year on March 9. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Report: Jets have 'some interest' in Cutler
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora continues to report that the Jets have "some interest" in Jay Cutler once he's released by the Bears.

    Advice: "They believe he can play in the elements that are a reality in the AFC East, and they like his moxie and arm talent," writes La Canfora. "And that was well before the Jets hired Jeremy Bates as their quarterback coach." Bates and Cutler have mutual affinity for each other after working together in Denver and Chicago. The current Jets regime needs to find a way to put wins on the board if they're going to save their jobs. No quarterback currently on the roster or in the draft will be able to do that, so Cutler would make sense as a veteran capable of coming in and making this team at least competitive. La Canfora also mentions the Bills, 49ers, Dolphins, Texans, Jaguars, and Browns as potential landing spots for Cutler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Julius Thomas passes physical with Dolphins
    Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Dolphins.

    Advice: It allows the Dolphins and Jaguars to announce their trade at the start of the league year on March 9. Thomas has never played a full 16-game season and battled numerous injuries last year, including a fractured tailbone, back problems, ankle issues, and an elbow injury. He appeared in just nine games. Thomas will be nothing more than a late-round flyer in 2017 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Report: Bears actively shopping Jay Cutler
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears have "actively started seeking" a trade partner for Jay Cutler.

    Advice: The Bears will try their darnedest to get something for Cutler, though there's a good chance they'll end up cutting him. Cutler plateaued and arguably regressed after a promising beginning to his career in Denver, and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2009. With that said, a quarterback-needy team like the Jets could be desperate enough to take the bait. The Bears are expected to target Jimmy Garoppolo, but they'll face plenty of competition. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • DeSean Jackson praises Carson Wentz
    Impending free agent DeSean Jackson was impressed by Carson Wentz's performance as a rookie.

    Advice: "He killed it," said Jackson. "He had a heck of a year. He showed he can do it all. He has the intangibles of being a big-time quarterback." Jackson thinks he still has 4-6 good years left in him and wouldn't mind ending his career where it started. "I mean, it’s definitely a great story and ending," said Jackson when asked about a return to Philadelphia. "It all sounds good, but you never know until the final decision is made." The Eagles, Buccaneers and Rams should be among Jackson's top suitors when he hits the open market. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • OC: Offseason 'very critical' for Treadwell
    Vikings OC Pat Shurmur said this offseason will be "very critical" for Laquon Treadwell.

    Advice: The No. 23 overall pick last year, Treadwell managed just one catch as a rookie and was stuck behind an ineffective Charles Johnson on the depth chart all season. In the rookie's defense, he did deal with several injuries, but it was still a disappointing showing. With both Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson headed to free agency, Treadwell should have a shot at more playing time moving forward, but he will need to earn it during the offseason program. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (580th)
     
  • Report: DeSean Jackson could end up with Bucs
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bucs are a possible landing spot for impending free agent DeSean Jackson.

    Advice: Speaking on Adam Schefter's podcast, Jackson said returning to Philadelphia would be a "great story," but he will be looking to get all he can out of this trip to free agency. With a quarterback on the rise and not much else besides Mike Evans in the passing game, the Bucs make a ton of sense as a potential landing spot, especially since Anderson also reports Jackson has "existing rapport" with Jameis Winston. Jackson has also been linked with the Rams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Report: Cards have 'zero interest' in Cutler
    Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports the Cardinals have "zero interest" in Jay Cutler.

    Advice: MMQB's Peter King wrote he "wouldn't be shocked" if Cutler ended up with the Cardinals, but Somers makes it clear that is not a real option. It also never made much sense for Cutler to sit for at least a year behind Carson Palmer when he should have starting options even if the Bears decide to move on. Even though they are not interested in Cutler, the Cardinals have to find their quarterback of the future this offseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • PFT: Cousins won't sign before tag deadline
    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline for the Redskins to apply the franchise tag.

    Advice: With a third tag not a functional option, Cousins has all the leverage in the negotiations over a long-term deal, and it looks like he is going to use it. Once the Redskins apply the tag, which they almost certainly will, Cousins can ask for at the very least the value of the tag ($23.94 million) paid out in 2017 and a raise on that total guaranteed in 2018. If Washington balks at that price, Cousins can play out another one-year tender and test the open market next spring, which reports suggest is his preferred option anyway. It is far from a given the Redskins lock up Cousins to a long-term deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Julius Thomas wanted to 'reunite' with Gase
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Julius Thomas agreed to be traded to the Dolphins "because he wanted to reunite with coach Adam Gase."

    Advice: Thomas agreed to restructure his contract to facilitate the deal, turning some of his base salary into performance-based incentives and greatly lowering his cap hit in the process. It makes sense for Thomas to seek out Gase, who coordinated a Broncos offense which funneled the tight end 24 touchdowns in 27 games. Miami is likely Thomas' best bet to get his career back on track. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:25 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Dolphins acquire Julius Thomas for late pick
    Dolphins acquired TE Julius Thomas from the Jaguars in exchange for a late-round pick in the 2017 draft.

    Advice: This trade is being made independent of the Branden Albert deal after Albert and Thomas were at one point expected to be dealt in exchange for each other. Turning 29 in June, Thomas was a colossal flop during his two-year stay in Jacksonville, catching only nine touchdowns across 21 games after scoring 24 times over his previous 27 with Peyton Manning in Denver. Going to Miami reunites Thomas with ex-Broncos OC Adam Gase, whose Dolphins roster was extremely thin at tight end. While Thomas is unlikely to recapture his Denver production, he should stand a better chance of rebounding into an impact player. He'll be a late-round flier in 2017 fantasy drafts, and a much-needed red-zone complement to Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker in Miami's passing game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Report: Julius Thomas still drawing interest
    First Coast News reports Julius Thomas is drawing trade interest from at least one team in addition to the Dolphins.

    Advice: This could be the Jags trying to drive up the price on Miami, but it's becoming increasingly clear Thomas isn't long for Jacksonville. If a trade cannot be hammered out, Thomas will likely be cut. That would create $1.7 million in cap space, but also leave behind $6.6 million in dead money. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Report: Julius Thomas not part of Albert deal
    According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, Julius Thomas will not be going to the Dolphins as part of the Branden Albert trade to the Jaguars.

    Advice: Salguero is the one to trust on this deal, and he reports the current structure of the trade is Albert to the Jaguars for a conditional late pick in the 2018 draft. Albert is currently in Jacksonville meeting the Jaguars' higher-ups, and it's important that Albert signs off on the trade because Jacksonville won't make the move if Albert won't report to the team. If he signs off, Albert is expected to stay on his current contract and possibly even land an extension. As for Thomas, he likely will end up getting released at some point and could still wind up in Miami as a free agent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:23 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Cardinals a possibility for Jay Cutler?
    MMQB's Peter King "wouldn't be shocked" if Jay Cutler ends up with the Cardinals.

    Advice: That would mean Cutler chooses to settle for a backup job behind Carson Palmer for 2017 with an eye on taking over as the starter in 2018 if Palmer retires. It would be somewhat shocking to see Cutler take a back seat when there are so many open jobs out there, but his fit in Bruce Arians' gunslinger offense makes sense. The Cardinals have said finding a quarterback is their No. 1 goal this offseason. The Jets and 49ers could also be landing spots for Cutler. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Dolphins, Jags finalizing Albert-Thomas swap
    Citing league sources, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the Dolphins are working to finalize a trade sending Branden Albert to the Jaguars in exchange for Julius Thomas.

    Advice: The Miami Herald reported this late in the week, but the Sun-Sentinel got credit for the story on multiple media outlets today. The Sun-Sentinel hasn't (accurately) broken an NFL story in years. Either way, it's clear the Albert-for-Thomas deal has legs and at this point seems inevitable. Officially, no deal can be consummated until the start of the new league year on March 9. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 2:49 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Romo willing to 'massage' contract for trade
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Tony Romo is willing to "massage" his contract in order to facilitate a trade.

    Advice: This flexibility is critical if Dallas is going to get trade compensation. Romo must be willing to restructure his contract for any deal to get done, and if he wasn't it's entirely possible Romo would already have been released. The Cowboys should have a better idea of what they may be able to get for Romo when NFL teams convene at the Combine, which begins on Tuesday, February 28. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 2:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Report: Rams could target Cousins in 2018
    MMQB's Albert Breer believes the Rams could be a player for Kirk Cousins if things don't work out with Jared Goff in 2017.

    Advice: The Redskins were once content to let the market determine Cousins' value, but the landscape has changed now that Cousins supporters Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan landed head-coaching jobs. Shanahan is already gunning for Cousins to join him in San Francisco, while Los Angeles could be a possibility next year if Goff falls flat again in 2017. With Cousins attracting interest elsewhere, the Redskins would be wise to lock him into a long-term deal as soon as possible. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 7:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Cowboys expected to 'do right' by Tony Romo
    MMQB's Albert Breer expects the Cowboys to "do right" by Tony Romo.

    Advice: That means either trading Romo to a team of his choosing or releasing him and letting him test the market. This belief is shared by a number of Cowboys staffers. Romo is expected to meet with owner Jerry Jones before or during the Combine. Arizona, Denver, Houston, and Kansas City are Romo's preferred landing spots. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Browns don't plan to franchise Terrelle Pryor
    The Browns don’t plan to franchise free agent Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: This conflicts with a previous report the Browns were leaning toward the tag with Pryor. It sounds there's more optimism for an extension after the Browns met with Pryor’s agent this week. The Browns have until March 1 to make a decision on Pryor. Pryor is targeting $10-11 million annually. Rotoworld.com Feb 18, 5:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
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