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  • Jace Billingsley will have a role in 2017?
    Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes Jace Billingsley will compete for the Lions' slot receiver job in 2017.

    Advice: It is early in the offseason for reporter favorites to emerge, but Billingsley's name has come up a couple times recently. An undrafted sophomore out of Eastern Oregon who stands 5-foot-8, 189 pounds, Billingsley caught 12 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns last preseason before spending most of the year on the practice squad. He looks like a name to know in deep Dynasty circles. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (728th)
     
  • 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 Today, 7:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Report: Hue Jackson 'likes' A.J. McCarron
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot wrote Browns coach Hue Jackson "likes" Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron.

    Advice: Jackson coached McCarron in Cincinnati including the quarterback's four-game run as a starter in 2015. McCarron held his own after being thrust into the starting lineup, but Jackson would have to think he is a long-term starter to okay a trade. McCarron is entering a contract year, but he will just be a restricted free agent. That means the Bengals can keep him for another season, put an early-round tender on him next spring, and either take the draft pick if he gets an offer sheet or let him back up Andy Dalton again at a relatively cheap price. That scenario suggests a team will have to wow Cincinnati to pry McCarron away. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:49 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (417th)
     
  • Cruz: Meeting with Panthers 'went well'
    Free agent WR Victor Cruz said his meeting with the Panthers "went well."

    Advice: The Record's Art Stapleton writes a deal does not appear to be "imminent," but there is "mutual" interest between Cruz and Carolina. Considering Panthers GM Dave Gettleman was with the Giants when Cruz broke through and they need receiving help, a match makes sense on paper. Still, Cruz did not appear to have much left in the tank in 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 2:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Robert Griffin due $750K roster bonus on 3/11
    Robert Griffin III is due a $750,000 roster bonus on March 11.

    Advice: While not an exorbitant sum, it does provide a point in time for the Browns to make a decision on RG3 -- release him before March 11 or pay him the $750K bonus. The Akron Beacon Journal confirms "it would be more surprising if Griffin were retained than if he were cut." Griffin likely isn't long for the roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.63 (21st)
     
  • 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 Today, 12:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Report: Victor Cruz visiting the Panthers
    The Black and Blue Review reports free agent Victor Cruz visited the Panthers over the weekend.

    Advice: Other reports have the visit as happening on Monday. Per reporter Bill Voth, Cruz met with GM Dave Gettleman. Voth reports at least one other team is interested. The visit comes three days after ESPN's David Newton speculated the Panthers could have interest. Cruz came up with the Giants while Gettleman was still with the organization. The Panthers need receiving help, but it's unclear if 30-year-old Cruz could really help anyone at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:04 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Yesterday, 2:49 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Many connections between Pace, Garoppolo
    Jimmy Garoppolo's agent, Donald Yee, represents Saints coach Sean Payton, with whom Bears GM Ryan Pace worked for ten years in New Orleans.

    Advice: There are all kinds of connections to be made like this around the NFL, but Pace's connections to Garoppolo especially stand out. Payton and Pace's Saints were rumored to be infatuated with Garoppolo in the 2014 draft and allegedly considered taking him toward the end of the first round. Payton, Pace, and Garoppolo are all alums of Eastern Illinois. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "Yee knows well just how much Payton and Pace valued Garoppolo in the (2014) draft," and "putting a deal together between those two wouldn’t be difficult." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • 49ers a 'strong possibility' for Jacob Tamme
    According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, the 49ers are a "strong possibility" to sign impending free agent Jacob Tamme.

    Advice: The 31-year-old said he loves being a Falcon but could opt to join his former OC Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. The 49ers just signed Vance McDonald to a five-year extension, though it wouldn't hurt to bring in a veteran to implement Shanahan's offense. Either way, Austin Hooper is slated for a bigger role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (603rd)
     
  • Giovani Bernard expected to avoid PUP list
    Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com believes Giovani Bernard (ACL) will avoid the PUP list to start next season.

    Advice: Bernard tore his ACL last November and seems to be on schedule with his recovery. At worst, Hobson thinks Bernard could miss one or two games to start the season. The Bengals still have Jeremy Hill, but they'll need more depth with Bernard on the mend and backups Rex Burkhead and Cedric Peerman headed for free agency. Running back could be a position the Bengals address in the draft. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (899th)
     
  • Patriots expected to pursue Martellus Bennett
    Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal believes the Patriots will "make a run" at free agent Martellus Bennett.

    Advice: Daniels believes Bennett will command "top dollar" as the best tight end available on the market. Outbidding teams in free agency has never been New England's MO, though the Patriots have over $61 million in cap space. Bennett finished third among tight ends with seven touchdowns despite playing through painful knee and ankle injuries. With Rob Gronkowski coming off his third back surgery, keeping Bennett would be a wise investment for the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.25 (220th)
     
  • 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 Saturday, 5:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • 1,000-yard season 'in play' for Rob Kelley?
    CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes 1,000 yards is "in play" for Rob Kelley in 2017.

    Advice: Colleague Rich Tandler is not so sure and expects the breakout rookie to face competition in camp. He almost certainly will, but Kelley played well before being slowed by a knee injury late in the season. Unless Washington brings in an early-round back, Kelley should open training camp as the favorite for carries. Kelley gained 601 yards on 151 carries (4 YPC) over his nine starts as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:58 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.88 (52nd)
     
  • 49ers not looking for 'short-term fix' at QB
    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he is not looking for a "short-term fix" at quarterback.

    Advice: "You want to make a commitment to somebody," Shanahan said. "In order to do that, you better make sure you’re on the same page with everyone else and you put the time in, you talk to people who’ve been with these guys." These comments would seem to shoot down reports of Matt Schaub and Brian Hoyer being options, but those guys will be nothing but bridge quarterbacks at best. The 49ers could commit to an early-round pick like UNC's Mitch Trubisky and still have him compete with a veteran in camp. With little chance of winning right now, that might even be the best option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.18 (408th)
     
  • La Canfora doesn't expect DAL to cut Romo
    Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports doesn't believe the Cowboys will release Tony Romo.

    Advice: A recent ESPN report stated the opposite. Per La Canfora, nothing has been decided on Romo's status in Dallas. That will remain the case until Romo sits down with owner Jerry Jones before or during the Combine. La Canfora also stated that "the four teams (Romo) is most interested in are Houston, Kansas City, Denver, and Arizona." On paper, the Texans and Broncos are the best fits. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Report: Cousins doesn't want to be with Skins
    ESPN's Jason Reid reports "former Redskins officials who know Kirk Cousins" have said Cousins doesn't want to be in Washington and would prefer to be franchise-tagged rather than sign a long-term deal.

    Advice: The sides have made what sounds like zero progress on a long-term deal, and Cousins may be fed up with the way Washington handled negotiations the past two years. The front office clearly didn't believe in Cousins last year, making him prove himself again on a one-year tag, and Cousins answered the bell with a big season. It's fair to wonder if the "former Redskins officials" Reid is referring to is someone from the old Shanahan regime, as then-OC Kyle Shanahan literally "stood on a table" for Cousins when they drafted him. Now the head coach in quarterback-less San Francisco, Shanahan remains enamored with Cousins, who has made it known the feeling is mutual. If Cousins is able to force his way out of D.C., a reunion in Santa Clara would be a good bet. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Panthers could be option for Victor Cruz?
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes free agent Victor Cruz would be "worth a look" for Carolina.

    Advice: There's a natural connection, as GM Dave Gettleman worked for the Giants during Cruz's heyday. Newton thinks Cruz could fill the veteran leadership void left by Jerricho Cotchery after the 2015 season, and Cruz could return to the slot in Carolina after running a career-low 4.3 percent of his routes out of the slot in 2016. Cruz ran 68.6 percent of his routes from the slot in 2013. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett not an option for Dolphins?
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports free agent Martellus Bennett is not an option for the Dolphins.

    Advice: "Bennett will never play for the Dolphins as long as the current administration is running the organization," Salguero wrote confidently. It is not a secret Bennett and coach Adam Gase did not see eye to eye in Chicago, and that discord is likely what Salguero is referencing. Miami is expected to re-sign Dion Sims, but they still need to find some more help at tight end. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.25 (220th)
     
  • Werder: Tony Romo expects to be released
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Tony Romo expects to be released.

    Advice: That is instead of being traded. The Cowboys will certainly attempt to find a trading partner, but it does not make much sense for anyone to trade for a soon-to-be-37 quarterback who has played five games in the last two seasons with most of that missed time due to injury. If the Cowboys want to do right by Romo, it also makes the most sense to let him pick his next destination, although he will certainly have some say in trade negotiations as well. As for his future, Werder reports Romo believes he can play two-to-three more seasons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Werder does not expect Garoppolo to be traded
    ESPN's Ed Werder does not expect the Patriots to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: With Tom Brady still playing like an All-Pro and the Patriots selecting Jacoby Brissett in the third round last season, it has been widely assumed New England will trade Garoppolo, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. MMQB's Peter King wrote he does not think Garoppolo will be moved earlier this week, however, and now Werder is reporting the same information. The Patriots could just be leaking these reports to drive up the price, but it would not be surprising if New England takes another year to see where Brady is before settling for a high compensatory pick if they are forced to let Garoppolo walk. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Report: Pryor intent on staying with Browns
    A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that free agent Terrelle Pryor has "instructed" his representation that he "wants to stay in Cleveland."

    Advice: Pryor is repped by Rosenhaus Sports. The Rosenhauses are expected to meet with Browns officials this week to begin contract negotiations, which should heat up in earnest at the NFL Combine (February 28 to March 6). Pryor is a top-three free agent wide receiver along with Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. His intentions on staying with the Browns suggest Pryor may be open to a small hometown discount. Pryor should be able to command $10-11 million per year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • Teammate: Romo 'dropped dimes' in practice
    Cowboys SS Barry Church told a Dallas radio station that Tony Romo played "like 2014 Romo" in late-season practices.

    Advice: Albeit in an extremely small sample, Romo also looked good as new in his Week 17 spot appearance, completing 3-of-4 throws for 29 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. Romo broke a bone in his back last preseason, then resumed practicing in early November. "He looked great back there," Church said. "He was dropping some dimes, some serious dimes against the No. 1 defense. We went against him on 7-on-7 drills." Church said he would answer "Yeah, go get him," if asked by a quarterback-needy team whether Romo was worth pursuing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Martellus Bennett could be an option for tag
    CSN New England's Phil Perry believes impending free agent Martellus Bennett could be an option for the franchise tag.

    Advice: According to MMQB's Albert Breer's calculations, the franchise tag for tight ends is likely to come in around $9.84 million. That's a more than fair price for Bennett, who Perry believes would be looking at around $8 million per year on a multi-year deal. Bennett turns 30 next month and played hurt for most of the season. He'd provide insurance for Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) and keep intact the Patriots' ability to play two-tight end "12 personnel" sets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.25 (220th)
     
  • Report: Broncos not discussing Victor Cruz
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos "have not discussed" signing free agent Victor Cruz.

    Advice: This directly contradicts ESPN Broncos beat man Jeff Legwold, who reported on Monday that Denver was "already working to at least meet with" Cruz. The Broncos should be aiming a lot higher in their quest for a No. 3 receiver. Cruz is already 30 years old and has been sapped of his athleticism and playmaking ability thanks to a 2014 patellar tendon tear and multiple calf ailments. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • Report: DEN working to meet with Victor Cruz
    According to ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, Denver was "already working to at least meet with" free agent Victor Cruz as of late Monday.

    Advice: This is the first club that's been linked to Cruz since he was released early Monday. The Broncos are looking for a third option in the passing game behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders after cycling through a number of different No. 3 receivers last season and getting minimal help from their tight ends and running backs. Cruz would be an underwhelming signing, but Denver has shown a willingness to bring in aging veterans on the tail ends of their respective careers. Cruz shouldn't command much guaranteed money on a short-term deal. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • Report: Cousins, 'Skins yet to make progress
    The Washington Post reports the Redskins have yet to make progress in long-term talks with free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: That's via "people familiar with the situation." Per reporter Mike Jones, the Redskins are also likely to use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, allowing him to negotiate with other teams. Cousins has been strongly linked to ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco, but the bombed-out Niners would have to surrender two first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Report: Shanahan still interested in Cousins
    ESPN's John Keim reports "multiple people who know" new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan believe he will "be tempted" by free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: Shanahan has been linked to his ex-quarterback early and often this offseason, but Cousins' impending franchise tag will make a reunion extremely unlikely, if not outright impossible. Shanahan can only pursue Cousins if he's slapped with the non-exclusive tag, and even then he would cost two first-round picks if the Redskins decided to let Cousins walk. Cousins would be a quick fix for San Francisco's quarterback crater, but it just isn't realistic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • NFL scout on WR Victor Cruz: 'Probably done'
    One NFL scout told ESPN's Paul Kuharsky that free agent Victor Cruz is "probably done."

    Advice: Cruz wasn't just a salary cap casualty; the Giants cut Cruz on Monday because his on-field effectiveness is gone. Cruz lost late-season snaps to practice squad-type Tavarres King and UDFA Roger Lewis, and lacks the quickness to win in the slot and the vertical speed to win outside. Cruz is only 30 years old, but a 2014 patellar tendon tear essentially ended his career three years ago. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 8:28 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • Pats won't get into 'bidding war' for Bennett
    ESPN's Mike Reiss does not expect the Patriots to get into a "bidding war" for impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett.

    Advice: Bennett was both an excellent complement and replacement for Rob Gronkowski during his first year in New England, but he is also certain to get overpaid as the best tight end in a weak free agent class. Perhaps his age (30 in March) and recent health will keep Bennett in the Patriots' price range, but it is reasonable to think he will be playing elsewhere in 2017. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 7:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.25 (220th)
     
  • Browns meeting with Pryor's agent this week
    Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Browns will meet with impending free agent Terrelle Pryor's representation this week.

    Advice: Pryor is represented by Drew Rosenhaus. La Canfora previously reported the Browns are "very likely" to place the franchise tag on Pryor if they cannot work out a long-term deal. Pryor has already said he wants to remain in Cleveland, so it will not be surprising if the two sides come to an agreement before the franchise tag deadline on March 1. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 4:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • Giants ax 30-year-old Victor Cruz, save $7.5M
    Giants released WR Victor Cruz.

    Advice: This was an easy move for GM Jerry Reese. Despite Cruz's pleas to remain with the team, it made no sense to bring him back at his $9.4 million cap number. With the move, the Giants save $7.5 million against the cap. After missing 26 straight games from 2014-2015, Cruz returned this season to nab 39 catches for 586 yards and one score. At 30 years old coming off numerous lower-body injuries, including a patellar tendon tear, Cruz simply isn't the same player anymore. Finding a capable outside receiver opposite Odell Beckham should be a priority. Sterling Shepard played over 80 percent of his rookie snaps in the slot. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 9:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • FA Matt Schaub wants a chance to start
    Impending free agent Matt Schaub wants to sign somewhere he'll have an opportunity to start.

    Advice: The idea of Schaub, 36 in June, starting is comical. His play fell off a cliff his final season in Houston back in 2013, and he's been with four teams over the past four seasons and is probably looking at his fifth in five years in 2017. There have been rumors he could follow Kyle Shanahan to San Francisco to either be a bridge to a younger quarterback or help install Shanahan's offense. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 7:04 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.18 (408th)
     
  • Patriots expected to call Texans RE: Jimmy G
    The Houston Chronicle believes the Patriots calling the Texans about Jimmy Garoppolo is an "obvious move."

    Advice: The Chronicle's John McClain doesn't state Houston is a likely landing spot for Garoppolo, but does expect Bill Belichick to contact old pal Bill O'Brien. Unfortunately, owner Bob McNair indicated the Texans were unlikely suitors for veteran quarterbacks and more likely to pursue draft-eligible signal callers. In addition to the No. 25 pick, trading for Garoppolo would cost the Texans a long-term contract, something McNair doesn't seem open to after last year's Brock Osweiler disaster. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Garoppolo likely to fetch second-round pick
    Ben Volin of the Boston Globe believes the Patriots can expect a second-round pick in return for Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: With Tom Brady still at the height of his powers, the Patriots will look to trade Garoppolo in his contract year. Volin notes that Matt Cassel, Kevin Kolb and Matt Schaub were traded under similar circumstances and all fetched second-round picks. The Bears, Browns and 49ers have already been linked to Garoppolo, and more teams could enter the fray. It's hard to say where Garoppolo will land, but it looks like he's played his last down as a Patriot. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 6:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • 'Good chance' Cousins gets more than Luck
    According to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim, there's a "good chance" free agent Kirk Cousins will command a pricier contract than Andrew Luck.

    Advice: Luck signed the largest contract in NFL history last offseason, landing $140 million over six years with $87 million guaranteed. Cousins has a real chance to top that if he and the Redskins reach a long-term deal. With salary caps on the rise, Derek Carr, Matt Ryan, and Matthew Stafford are all looking at enormous forthcoming pay days. It's a good time to be an NFL franchise quarterback. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Update: No roster bonus for Thomas until 3/9
    Updating an earlier item, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union reports that Julius Thomas is due $3 million guaranteed on the first day of the new league year.

    Advice: That's not until March 9. There were reports going around this week that Thomas was due $3 million guaranteed on February 10, but O'Halloran claims that isn't the case. Thomas has been an injury-prone bust since joining the Jaguars in 2015. We're guessing he'll be cut before the March 9 deadline. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 1:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Bills have the cap room to acquire Tony Romo
    Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News believes the Bills have enough cap space to take on Tony Romo's salary.

    Advice: That's only if the Bills part with Tyrod Taylor, which would free up $13 million in cap room and cover most of Romo's $14 million salary if the Bills acquired him via trade. Buffalo could have some appeal to Romo with a strong offensive line, elite running game, and legit No. 1 receiver in Sammy Watkins. With that said, the Bills are still an extreme long shot to land Romo. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
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  • Julius Thomas due $3M guaranteed end of day
    According to several outlets, $3 million of Julius Thomas' $7 million base salary for 2017 becomes fully guaranteed at the end of the day on Friday.

    Advice: If the Jaguars are going to move on from Thomas, then releasing him by the end of the league day on Friday would make the most sense. That typically comes around 4 PM ET. Thomas has been a massive flop in Jacksonville the past two seasons, battling injuries and not stuffing the stat sheet. The Jaguars don't necessarily need the cap space, however, and could choose to ride it out. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 9:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
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