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  • Elway: 'Plan is to stay the course' with QBs
    Speaking at the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday, Broncos GM John Elway continued to express confidence in Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian when asked about Denver's interest in Tony Romo.

    Advice: Officially, Elway can't comment on Romo because he is on another team's roster. "We feel really good about the two young ones we have," Elway insisted. "Trevor did a good job for us last year and Paxton was young. The plan is to stay the course there. ... It'll be a great competition between them in the spring." If the Broncos do truly "stay the course," Siemian will be the favorite to open the season as their starting quarterback. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.24 (194th)
     
  • Kraft: Tom Brady thinks he has 6-7 years left
    Patriots owner Bob Kraft said Monday at the NFL Owners Meetings that Tom Brady believes he can continue playing into his mid to late 40s.

    Advice: Brady turns 40 this August. "As recently as two to three days ago, (Brady) assured me he’s willing to play six, seven more years," were Kraft's exact words. Kraft added that he's hopeful Bill Belichick will "coach into his 80s." A lot of this feels hyperbolic and will likely prove to be, but Brady's current physical fitness and always-evolving game make the notion of him playing until age 45 seem conceivable as things stand today. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.62 (7th)
     
  • Kraft likens Cooks' potential impact to Moss
    Patriots owner Bob Kraft compared Brandin Cooks' potential impact to Randy Moss' in New England.

    Advice: This isn't terribly meaningful coming from an owner, but it's probably something Kraft has heard from the coaching staff. "Since I've owned the team," said Kraft, "the only player that could make an impact like that at wide receiver was Randy Moss." The 2007 Patriots were the greatest offense of all time with Moss on the perimeter and Wes Welker working the slot. Cooks will likely take over as New England's top outside threat with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski dominating the middle of the field. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (65th)
     
  • Jakeem Grant has slippery fingers as rookie
    Dolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant mishandled five punts or kicks in 2016.

    Advice: That's far too many for a player who was drafted in the sixth round primarily to handle returns. Grant was solid on kicks, but struggled mightily on punts. He played only 19 snaps on offense. Grant will have to show improvement in camp and the preseason to retain his return duties and 53-man roster spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (431st)
     
  • Bengals open to trading McCarron to Browns?
    Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website believes owner Mike Brown would consider trading A.J. McCarron to the Browns for the "right price."

    Advice: Hobson hints the Bengals could send McCarron and their No. 9 overall pick to the Browns in exchange for picks 12 and 33. The Bengals, along with most teams outside of the top five, want to move down in the first round and accumulate more selections. McCarron is probably a distant Plan B for the Browns, as they figure to make at least one more run at Jimmy Garoppolo. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (417th)
     
  • Boykin busted for pot and public intoxication
    Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin was arrested for marijuana possession and public intoxication early Monday morning in Dallas.

    Advice: Boykin was the passenger in a car that crashed into a Dallas bar around 2 AM early Monday and injured five people. The female driver was allegedly drunk. Boykin is no stranger to trouble at bars, as he was arrested for hitting an officer in a bar fight while at TCU in 2015. He was Russell Wilson's backup last season as an UDFA after beating out Tarvaris Jackson for the job. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.16 (413th)
     
  • Dorsett put on notice with Aiken's addition
    ESPN's Mike Wells believes it's "safe to say" Phillip Dorsett's job as the No. 3 receiver is "up for grabs" following the signing of Kamar Aiken.

    Advice: Along with Aiken, Wells expects Chester Rogers to push Dorsett for snaps behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. With new GM Chris Ballard running the show and having no ties to Dorsett, it's fair to wonder if the former first-round speedster could even be available for trade. Dorsett has shown glimpses in two seasons, but he's totaled just 51 catches for 753 yards and three scores while battling injuries. Aiken is probably the early favorite for the No. 3 job. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.85 (232nd)
     
  • Browns to 'make another run' at Garoppolo?
    A source told ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi that the Browns "would make another run" at trading for Jimmy Garoppolo at this week's Owners Meetings.

    Advice: Convening in Phoenix for a few days of meetings, top decision makers Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Jimmy Haslam and Sashi Brown of the Browns will be in the same building, making for easier conversations. There have been several reports of the Patriots being adamant they won't trade Garoppolo, but the Browns are going to try their best. Grossi believes either Garoppolo or Cody Kessler will be the Week 1 starter. Brock Osweiler isn't viewed as having a realistic shot. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Redskins adamant Cousins won't leave DC
    Redskins president Bruce Allen remained adamant Sunday that Kirk Cousins isn't leaving Washington.

    Advice: "That’s why we franchised him," said Allen. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven’t talked to anyone." Allen's historical lack of trustworthiness renders his words insignificant. Cousins will become far likelier to stay with the Redskins if the draft comes and goes without him being traded. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls to serve in complementary role
    Thomas Rawls is expected to be a "complement off the bench" following the Seahawks' addition of Eddie Lacy.

    Advice: Lacy is penciled in as the starter, with Rawls and C.J. Prosise mixing in as complementary backs. Prosise's role should be the most secure as Seattle's best passing-game option, and arguably carries the most fantasy appeal in PPR leagues. As Lacy weighed in close to 270 pounds during free agency, we still wouldn't rule out Rawls or Prosise out-touching him this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.48 (46th)
     
  • Steelers won't put timetable on Le'Veon Bell
    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert declined to provide a timetable on Le'Veon Bell's (groin surgery) recovery.

    Advice: "Our goal is to have him 100 percent for the 2017 season," is all Colbert would offer. Bell underwent surgery to repair a "core muscle injury" on March 13. Bell's recovery will almost certainly sideline him for all of OTAs, but he should be ready by or early in training camp. 25-year-old Bell has dealt with foot, groin, and multiple knee injuries entering his fifth NFL season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:57 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Theo Riddick underwent double wrist surgery
    Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season.

    Advice: The injuries cost Riddick the final four games of last season. He is expected to be a full participant at OTAs. While roles throughout the rest of Detroit's backfield remain in flux and could be affected by the draft, Riddick should be locked in as the team's passing-down specialist. Under OC Jim Bob Cooter, the Lions have embraced a quick-pass offense that suits Riddick's skill set. He will again be a worthwhile mid-round investment in 2017 PPR drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (918th)
     
  • Jackson preparing for Osweiler to be a Brown
    Browns coach Hue Jackson claims he is preparing as if Brock Osweiler will be on the team this season.

    Advice: "Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not," said Jackson. It's classic coach-speak and really doesn't mean much of anything. Assuming the Patriots hold on to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Browns should select a quarterback early in the draft, possibly as soon as 12th overall. The Browns have shopped Osweiler, but releasing him is the more likely outcome. He's not long for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • Giants not an option for Adrian Peterson
    Gary Myers of the New York Daily News doesn't believe the Giants are an option for free agent Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Peterson was arrested on charges of child abuse after hitting and injuring his child in 2014. After last year's PR nightmare involving Josh Brown, the Giants are staying far away from any player that might generate controversy. The Giants could use another back after releasing Rashad Jennings, but for now, it looks like they're content splitting the work between Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. Peterson's market continues to be nonexistent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Jags may decline Bortles' 5th-year option
    Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union would "guess" the Jaguars won't pick up Blake Bortles' fifth-year option for 2018.

    Advice: Exercising Bortles' option would have been a no-brainer a year ago after his breakout 2015 campaign. Rather than taking a step forward, Bortles showed significant regression in 2016 while struggling with his mechanics. O'Halloran is only making an educated guess, but Bortles certainly hasn't developed into the franchise QB the Jags were hoping for when they drafted him third overall in 2014. Jacksonville has until May 2 to pick up his option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
  • Peterson: 'I'm in no rush' to find a new team
    Adrian Peterson said he is "in no rush" to find a new team.

    Advice: That is convenient because NFL teams are in no rush to sign him. In a statement which must be true considering the number of all-caps words and exclamation points, Peterson shot down reports he is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new deal before adding "finding the best fit" and helping a team "win a championship" are his main objectives. Peterson has received almost zero interest since becoming a free agent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • AP looking for $8 million on next contract
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent Adrian Peterson is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new contract.

    Advice: He can keep dreaming. That would make Peterson the third highest-paid running back in the league behind Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy. Previous reports have suggested teams are reluctant to pay Peterson even $5 million annually, making his $8 million asking price downright laughable. Aging, fragile and fumble-prone, Peterson's stock has never been lower. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Report: Packers mulled Adrian Peterson visit
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Packers "mulled" a visit with free agent Adrian Peterson but ultimately decided against it.

    Advice: According to Fowler, Peterson's asking price is believed to be too high. One of the best running backs in the history of the league, Peterson doesn't seem to realize he's a 32-year-old running back in an NFL that is devaluing the position. He's not going to get top-end money. Peterson will likely have to settle for something around $5-6 million or he's going to be without a team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Cousins trade most likely before the draft
    The Washington Post considers "just before the draft" the most likely time for a Kirk Cousins trade.

    Advice: Reporter Mike Jones was quick to add there's "no indication" the Redskins have grown more amenable to a move. Jones correctly identifies the best trade window, as that's when Washington's leverage with other teams will be highest. It will decrease dramatically following the league's three days in Philadelphia. At this point, de facto GM Bruce Allen seems intent on holding onto Cousins no matter how much the would-be franchise quarterback resents him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Browns unlikely to trade top pick for Jimmy G
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers the Browns unlikely to trade the No. 1 overall pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: We would certainly hope so. A "league source" speculates New England is still seeking at least two first-rounders. Even with their nearly unprecedented draft resources, we're guessing the Browns would pass on that, as well. Garoppolo is a former second-rounder who simply hasn't put enough on film to command that kind of draft haul. He's also no spring chicken, turning 26 in November. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Bortles happy with progress in his mechanics
    Blak Bortles said his delivery is "more efficient, quicker" after working on his mechanics with 3DQB's Adam Dedeaux in California.

    Advice: "Just trying to tighten up the release, make that as quick as possible," Bortles said. "So never letting really the wrist get below the elbow, trying to keep that parallel and not dropping down. It didn't take a long time to fix it, but the first week it wasn't pretty. When you're trying to change things it's not going to be great but we were able to kind of hash that out and now it's going well." A video posted by 3DQB on Twitter shows Bortles' new compact delivery, but the true test will be when he tries it in games. Bortles will continue working with Dedeaux this spring where he's also been throwing with Marqise Lee. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 7:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
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