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  • Seahawks claim John Lunsford
    Seahawks claimed K John Lunsford off waivers from the Bucs.

    Advice: Tampa Bay cut Lunsford when it added Nick Folk to compete with -- and probably overtake -- failed 2016 second-rounder Roberto Aguayo. In Seattle, Lunsford will battle head-case Blair Walsh to replace Steven Hauschka. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1167th)
     
  • Giants: No interest in re-signing Victor Cruz
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants aren't interested in re-signing free agent Victor Cruz.

    Advice: Cruz hasn't generated any interest since visiting the Panthers back in February. He may have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.39 (305th)
     
  • New Vikings RB Murray has ankle surgery
    Latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murray dealt with ankle issues in the second half of last season, but didn't miss any time. The Vikings were aware he needed surgery before signing him to a three-year deal. It sounds like this is a minor clean-up to remove bone chips. Murray will likely miss all of OTAs, but is expected to be ready for training camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.45 (47th)
     
  • Packers bring back Christine Michael
    Packers re-signed RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: The Packers were the only team to show interest in Michael. He'll return for another year after getting claimed off waivers last November. Michael should have a better grasp of Green Bay's scheme with a full offseason to prepare. With Eddie Lacy gone, he'll be in the mix for a committee role with Ty Montgomery. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:34 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.21 (249th)
     
  • Vikings have interest in Rod Streater
    The Vikings have interest in free agent Rod Streater.

    Advice: The Vikings haven't visited with Streater but are in the market for a speed receiver to replace Cordarrelle Patterson. The Colts, Seattle, Cleveland and the 49ers are also in the mix. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.20 (283rd)
     
  • Zach Hocker works out for Jacksonville
    Free agent K Zach Hocker worked out for the Jaguars.

    Advice: Hocker spent 2016 out of the league. He would add competition for Jason Myers. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1183rd)
     
  • Jaguars add pass-catching TE Mychal Rivera
    Jaguars signed TE Mychal Rivera to a two-year, $6.75 million contract.

    Advice: The second year of the deal is a team option. Rivera also had interest from the Jets and Colts. Jacksonville is a solid landing spot after moving on from Julius Thomas. Rivera could open the season as the Jaguars' top receiving tight end, but he is unlikely to have much of a box-score impact. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:50 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.76 (372nd)
     
  • Christine Michael visits with Packers
    Free agent Christine Michael visited the Packers.

    Advice: It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Michael played nine games (including playoffs) with the Packers last year after getting claimed off waivers. With Eddie Lacy gone, he could be brought back to compete for a committee role. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.21 (249th)
     
  • Tim Hightower visiting Redskins Wednesday
    Free agent RB Tim Hightower is visiting the Redskins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hightower turns 31 in May, but he sat out the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons after tearing his ACL with the Redskins and experiencing complications. If he signs in Washington, it would be a reunion of sorts. Rob Kelley came on strong as an UDFA last season but fizzled a bit down the stretch. Matt Jones has struggled with ball security the last two years. This backfield could use a fresh face. Hightower is nothing more than a timeshare back as part of a duo. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.49 (241st)
     
  • Aiken, Dorsett to compete for Colts' No. 3 WR
    In a Wednesday conference call, newly signed WR Kamar Aiken said GM Chris Ballard told him he'll be given a fair shake to win the Colts' No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Ballard has no ties to former first-round WR Phillip Dorsett and likely doesn't care whether he's the No. 3 or 4 wideout. Aiken was signed on Tuesday and "was told there was going to be open competition in the receiving room." Aiken also seemed legitimately salty about being phased out of the Ravens' offense in 2016 after leading the team in receiving the previous year. Dorsett has shown very little in the NFL. We wouldn't be surprised at all if Aiken wins the job. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (281st)
     
  • Steelers moving on from DeAngelo Williams
    The Steelers are not expected to re-sign free agent RB DeAngelo Williams.

    Advice: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette believes that "ship has sailed." Williams did a great job filling in for Le'Veon Bell the past couple seasons, but Bouchette expects Pittsburgh to address running back in the draft and get younger there. Turning 34 next month, Williams hasn't drawn an ounce of known interest but could be waiting for training camp to sign. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (36th)
     
  • Dwayne Harris agrees to take pay cut
    Updating an earlier item, Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris has agreed to a pay cut.

    Advice: ESPN New York initially termed Harris' adjustment a "restructure." Harris' base salary was reduced from $2.475 million to $500,000, though in all he will make $1.1 million guaranteed. He can earn another $600,000 in incentives. That suggests his roster spot is safe despite a 2016 that saw him demoted on kick returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (248th)
     
  • Dwayne Harris agrees to restructured deal
    Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris has agreed to a restructured contract.

    Advice: Harris agreed to slash his base salary from $2.475 million to $500,000, presumably converting the rest to a pro-rated bonus. Foolishly given a five-year, $17.5 million contract in 2015, Harris struggled as a return man last season, which is where he's supposed to derive most of his value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:50 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.29 (248th)
     
  • Bears keep WR Deonte Thompson
    Bears re-signed WR Deonte Thompson.

    Advice: Pressed into duty by injuries in front of him, Thompson caught a career-high 22 passes last season. He's primarily a return man. The 28 year old will again compete for one of the Bears' final roster spots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.47 (186th)
     
  • Newton needs surgery on throwing shoulder
    Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder to repair a "partially torn rotator cuff," and is questionable for the start of training camp.

    Advice: Newton first suffered the injury in Week 14. The team initially believed he would heal with rest and rehab, but instead he'll go under the knife on March 30. Newton will do no throwing for three months, and won't resume throwing with the team for four months. That's right around the start of camp. Newton could be highly limited in the preseason, and perhaps held out of exhibition action altogether. At least for now, his Week 1 status is not in doubt. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.11 (10th)
     
  • Marshawn Lynch's agent: He misses football
    Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Marshawn Lynch's agent said the retired running back "does miss football."

    Advice: Despite that admission, Lynch's agent claimed ignorance on his apparent comeback plans. "Well in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada," the rep said. "I’m due to see him this week. ... He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy that can shift by the hour." All reports have had Lynch angling for a shot with his hometown Raiders. The situation should come to a head sometime in the next few weeks, if not days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Keenan Allen expects to be ready for camp
    Keenan Allen (ACL) said he expects to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Allen said he is not going to "kill" himself by pushing too hard during the offseason program, but he is already running and cutting. He should be close to a full-go when training camp opens, and he should be 100 percent by Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (906th)
     
  • Colts sign former Ravens WR Kamar Aiken
    Colts signed WR Kamar Aiken, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Aiken led the Ravens with 944 yards on 75 catches in 2015, but he took a step back last season as the receiver corps returned to full health. With Phillip Dorsett struggling to make an impact, Aiken should slide in as the No. 3 behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief in Indy. Aiken is unlikely to carry much fantasy value while everyone is healthy, but he will be a name to know on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (281st)
     
  • Mychal Rivera off to visit the Colts
    Free agent TE Mychal Rivera is scheduled to visit the Colts.

    Advice: Rivera met with the Jets on Monday, but he left without a deal. Not a dynamic threat as a receiver, Rivera is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact no matter where he lands, but New York would at least offer a good shot at targets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.76 (372nd)
     
  • Report: 'Raiders or bust' for Marshawn Lynch
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's "Raiders or bust" for Marshawn Lynch.

    Advice: Lynch isn't willing to play for the Seahawks or anyone other than his hometown Raiders. Additionally, Lynch un-retiring is "realer than it's ever been," which lines up with what MMQB's Peter King reported on Monday. Expect this to get worked out before the draft so the Raiders know what they have. Right now, odds seem much better than 50-50 that Lynch will be a Raider. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Beast Mode 'really wants' to play for Raiders
    A source told MMQB's Peter King that Marshawn Lynch "really wants" to play for the Raiders.

    Advice: "He also wants to do good things for his foundation in the area," the source said. "This is a great chance to accomplish both things." Lynch is from the Bay Area and has reportedly asked the Seahawks for his release so he can sign with his hometown Raiders. Per King, Lynch-to-Oakland is "real." Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Seahawks may be forced to cut Marshawn Lynch
    ESPN's Sheil Kapadia believes the Seahawks may be forced to cut Marshawn Lynch if he decides to come out of retirement.

    Advice: Lynch would be owed $9 million, a number which would take up a large chunk of Seattle's remaining $14.7 million cap space. The Seahawks could hold Lynch in an effort to extract a draft pick from the Raiders, but doing so would limit their flexibility in the second and third waves of free agency. If Lynch does come back, Kapadia believes the Seahawks will "most likely" release him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Report: Lynch asked Seahawks to release him
    According to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post, Marshawn Lynch asked for his release Thursday in a meeting with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider.

    Advice: Despite retiring last year, the Seahawks still hold Lynch's rights. Schultz also added that Lynch has been wearing Raiders gear around his friends. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirmed that Lynch was at the Seahawks facility on Thursday, though Garafolo called it "more of a personal visit than anything." Garafolo went on to say that Lynch is in a "holding pattern" right now and is still weighing his options. Lynch is an Oakland native and the Raiders need a running back after losing Latavius Murray to the Vikings. It doesn't look like this story is going away. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Lynch more likely to be released than traded
    According to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia, Marshawn Lynch is more likely to be released than traded if he comes out of retirement.

    Advice: There's been talk of Lynch returning to play for his hometown Raiders, who are looking to replace lead back Latavius Murray. The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights, so he would have to be traded or released for that to happen. To pull off the trade, the Seahawks would have to convince Oakland to take on Lynch's $9 million salary, which seems unlikely. Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Lynch is in shape but is still deciding whether to resume his playing career. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Aiken visiting Colts Friday, Seahawks Monday
    Free agent Kamar Aiken will visit the Colts on Friday.

    Advice: He'll meet with the Seahawks on Monday. Aiken got lost in the shuffle last year after leading the Ravens with 944 receiving yards in 2015. In Indy, he'd be a solid complementary option behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (281st)
     
  • Mychal Rivera visiting Jets on Monday
    Free agent Mychal Rivera will visit the Jets on Monday.

    Advice: Tight end has been a black hole for the Jets in recent years, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins was recently hit with a two-game substance-abuse suspension. Rivera caught just 18 passes for 192 yards last year in Oakland while grading poorly as a run-blocker. He wouldn't be much of an upgrade in New York. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.76 (372nd)
     
  • Raiders considering a run at Marshawn Lynch
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders are seriously considering luring Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

    Advice: The Lynch comeback rumors have been swirling since last summer, but this idea may actually have legs. Lynch is an Oakland native and played his college ball at nearby Cal-Berkeley. And as ESPN's Chris Sprow pointed out on Twitter, Lynch is 13 months younger than Adrian Peterson and hasn't taken a hit in over a year. The Raiders lost their lead back Latavius Murray to the Vikings in free agency. One source told Schefter, "it could really happen." The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights, so he'd have to be traded or released before he could join his hometown Raiders. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (456th)
     
  • Vikes sign Latavius Murray for 3 years, $15M
    Vikings signed RB Latavius Murray, formerly of the Raiders, to a three-year, $15 million contract.

    Advice: The deal can void after one season. This signals the end of the Adrian Peterson era in Minnesota. Murray is a big back at 6'3/230 with very little wiggle. He's a straight-line runner who runs high and takes a lot of hits. Murray improved his pass-catching chops last season and finished fifth in the league with 12 rushing scores. Unfortunately, he'll go from running behind the AFC's best offensive line to one of the NFL's worst. Murray should be given every opportunity to handle lead-back work, but Jerick McKinnon is still in the picture. Consider Murray a volume-dependent RB2 and a potential overvalued reach in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.45 (47th)
     
  • Niners to host free agent RB Tim Hightower
    The 49ers will host free agent Tim Hightower on Thursday.

    Advice: Like many of the free agents San Francisco has signed, Hightower has a history with Kyle Shanahan from Washington. The 49ers have addressed their running game aggressively, trading for C Jeremy Zuttah, signing FB Kyle Juszczyk, and now hosting one of the NFL's better No. 2 backs for a visit. Hightower totaled 748 yards and five touchdowns on 155 touches in New Orleans last year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.49 (241st)
     
  • Latavius Murray visiting Vikings on Tuesday
    Free agent Latavius Murray is visiting the Vikings on Tuesday.

    Advice: With the Seahawks out of the running for an early-down back, Murray will have to look at other options. Looking for a replacement for Adrian Peterson, the Vikings would make sense. He has also met with the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.45 (47th)
     
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