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  • Jaguars expected to cut FA bust Julius Thomas
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco expects Jacksonville to release Julius Thomas this offseason.

    Advice: Signed to a monster five-year, $46 million deal ahead of the 2015 season, Thomas has answered with 46-455-5 and 30-281-4 receiving lines in 2015 and 2016, respectively, while missing 11 games to injuries. He scored 24 touchdowns across his final two seasons in Denver, but the Jaguars failed to use him like the Broncos did as a field-stretcher down the seams. Thomas isn't going to make defenders miss on short passes; he's a run-straight athlete in the mold of Jared Cook who could benefit playing in an offense that better plays to his strengths. Releasing Thomas would save the Jaguars $4.7 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (522nd)
     
  • Ladarius Green not expected to play vs. Pats
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette doesn't expect Ladarius Green (concussion) to play Sunday against the Patriots.

    Advice: Bouchette is one of the most respected reporters of the last several decades and usually has a great read on all things involving the Steelers, which he sometimes divulges in a weekly fan Q & A. Asked about Green in this week's chat, Bouchette replied, "I don't think you will see him this Sunday. Not on the playing field anyway." Bouchette later said he doesn't expect Green to play at all this year. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Green has yet to pass through concussion protocol. Look for Jesse James to start at tight end in Foxboro. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Browns likely to pursue Tyrod Taylor if cut
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon expects Cleveland to target Tyrod Taylor if he's released by the Bills.

    Advice: Taylor is fully expected to be released by Buffalo, and ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak reiterated it on Tuesday. The Bills brought in new coach Sean McDermott and are overhauling the coaching staff, while GM Doug Whaley has never seemed to be a big fan of Taylor after ex-coach Rex Ryan handpicked him and started him over Whaley's bust, E.J. Manuel. Taylor will have no shortage of suitors once he's free. He'd be a fine match in Cleveland with Hue Jackson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Jets to cut Brandon Marshall this offseason?
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects the team to release Brandon Marshall this offseason.

    Advice: Marshall is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off arguably the worst season of his career. He had a 10-year-low 59 catches for 788 yards, just the second time since 2006 that Marshall was held under 1,000 yards. He also found the end zone just three times after scoring a combined 45 touchdowns the previous four years. Everything can't be blamed on Marshall, however, as the quarterback play was truly atrocious. But Marshall turns 33 in March and is due a non-guaranteed $7.5 million. The Jets are going nowhere fast. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1095th)
     
  • Beat writer predicts Dallas will release Romo
    ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer ultimately expects Dallas to release Tony Romo this offseason.

    Advice: While trading Romo is the Cowboys' "No. 1 priority," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it could be difficult for Dallas to find the compensation it desires when teams already know the Cowboys don't want him. Archer expects there to be "too many hoops to jump through" to pull off a trade, and the biggest one in particular will be how to swallow the massive $24.7 million cap hit. By designating Romo as a post-June 1 cut, the Cowboys could spread the cap hit out over the next two years and clear $14 million in 2017, allowing them resources to upgrade the defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Chris Hogan (thigh) says he's 'feeling good'
    Speaking Tuesday, Chris Hogan (thigh) said he was "feeling good."

    Advice: Hogan departed Saturday's Divisional Round smackdown of the Texans. "Feeling good, just had a little minor setback in the game," Hogan said. "But I’m working back every single day and feeling better every day." Hogan will undoubtedly have his practice reps rationed, but he should be out there for the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Report: Woodhead six weeks ahead of schedule
    The San Diego Union-Tribune reports impending free agent Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) is "six weeks" ahead of schedule in his recovery.

    Advice: Reporter Michael Gehlken posted a video of Woodhead running with great velocity and even doing some cutting. Woodhead is four months removed from going down. He should still have at least 2-3 months of intensive rehab remaining, but it appears he could be close to 100 percent for training camp. One week shy of his 32nd birthday, Woodhead is one of the league's best pass-catching backs, but missed the majority of two of the past three seasons with injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 am
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    0.00 (843rd)
     
  • Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports suspended WR Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement.

    Advice: Bryant won't be returning for the AFC Championship Game or a potential Super Bowl appearance, but is trying to get his ducks in a row for 2017. Bryant was suspended a minimum of one season last March. As we've seen with Aldon Smith, it's not a guarantee the league will reinstate him simply because he's eligible. Bryant turned 25 last month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (988th)
     
  • Panthers working out Aaron Murray Tuesday
    Free agent QB Aaron Murray is working out for the Panthers on Tuesday.

    Advice: A fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2014, Murray was the only member of the Eagles' practice squad not signed to a reserve/future contract after the season. That is obviously not a great sign for his future, but he should latch on with someone as an offseason arm. Backups Derek Anderson and Joe Webb are both under contract with the Panthers for 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 am
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    0.00 (994th)
     
  • Tomlin: Ladarius Green still in protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Green did not seem particularly close to playing in the Divisional Round, but Tomlin did say he has a chance. He will need to get in some practice reps early in the week to have any shot at returning. The Steelers could certainly use Green as they head to New England.Daily Slant: It's looking very much like we won't see Green again this postseason. His history with concussions was concerning before this season, and things haven't improved at all in his first year with the Steelers. Green was acting as the next-in-command to Antonio Brown among the receiving corps, and his presence would theoretically make it tougher for the Patriots to heavily attack Brown with double coverage. Jesse James would draw another start and while he's a good bet to play the large majority of the snaps, his volume is still concerning. You can do worse on a two-game slate if you're looking to punt the TE spot, however. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson 'a longshot' to play this week
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports Jordy Nelson is "a bit of a longshot to play" in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Demovsky adds Nelson "has a chance to play...but it's only a small chance." The receiver suffered broken ribs in the Wild Card Round, an injury which often requires a full month before a player even thinks about returning. Nelson will certainly give it his all in an effort to get back on the field, but the Packers have not sounded optimistic early in the week. Jared Cook stepped up in a big way with Nelson out against the Cowboys, and he will once again be in a good spot against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Jerry: 'No decision made' on Romo's future
    Jerry Jones said he has yet to decide what to do with Tony Romo this offseason.

    Advice: "There's only one that can make that decision, and there's been no decision made," Jones said. "Don't think for one minute if you see something written or something said about what and where Romo is going to be, relative to our team, that there's any credibility to it." While he may be technically telling the truth that a final decision has yet to be made, there is almost zero chance Romo is back with the Cowboys next year. How he leaves and where he goes are the only real questions remaining. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
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    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Branden Oliver has 'good shot' to return
    ESPN's Eric Williams said restricted free agent Branden Oliver "has a good shot" to be back with the Chargers next season.

    Advice: Coming off an Achilles' tear, Oliver likely will not take more than the lowest tender to retain, and that would be a smart investment for the Chargers with Danny Woodhead set to hit free agency. If Woodhead leaves and the Chargers do not add anyone of note in the draft, Oliver could play an important role behind starter Melvin Gordon in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1082nd)
     
  • Jimmy Graham should be back in Seattle
    Coach Pete Carroll indicated Jimmy Graham will remain with the Seahawks next season.

    Advice: With Graham owed $10 million including a $2 million roster bonus due on March 11, there had been speculation the Seahawks would decide to move on, but that idea always seemed far fetched. It is more likely Seattle looks to extend the 30-year-old, who had a remarkable year coming off a torn patellar tendon and should only get better as he gets further removed from the injury. Graham will be back for what suddenly has the makings of a high-powered passing attack. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.10 (195th)
     
  • Seahawks sign Kenny Lawler to future contract
    Seahawks signed WR Kenny Lawler to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: A seventh-round rookie out of Cal, Lawler made some noise during the offseason program but spent the year on the practice squad. Not blessed with above-average athleticism, Lawler's ceiling is as a possession receiver, and he will need to bulk up to fill that role. He will compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (629th)
     
  • RapSheet: Trading Romo Dallas' No. 1 priority
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports trading Tony Romo is the Cowboys' "No 1. priority this offseason."

    Advice: "We know he's not going to be on the Cowboys in 2017," Rapoport said confidently about Romo. He again said Romo would like to land with the Broncos, but added Denver does not "seem inclined to make that move." With it all but decided Romo will be playing elsewhere next season, the only questions remaining are where he ends up and how he gets there. Those questions should dominate the discussion this offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Texans sign several to reserve/future deals
    Texans signed RB Kenny Hilliard, DE Brandon Dunn, TE RaShaun Allen, OT Laurence Gibson, WR Tevin Jones, OLB Eric Lee, ILB Shakeel Rashad, and OG Chad Slade to reserve/future contracts.

    Advice: They all finished the season on Houston's practice squad. Hilliard often impresses in preseason games, but he's been unable to get past Alfred Blue for the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1147th)
     
  • Packers noncommittal on Jordy for NFCCG
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "not sure" if Jordy Nelson (ribs) will be able to practice by Wednesday.

    Advice: McCarthy did say Nelson "worked out" on Monday as he attempts to stay in shape while sitting with fractured ribs. We'd consider Nelson a long shot to face the Falcons at this stage of the week, but Nelson could try to gut it out if he feels well by the weekend. The Packers head to the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Carroll: Prosise needs to be more durable
    Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said C.J. Prosise will have to prove he can stay healthy as a sophomore.

    Advice: "He has to show it," Carroll said. The Seahawks' thin backfield badly needed Prosise's pass-catching ability as a rookie, but he was injured all season. He had a hamstring issue in camp, hand injury early in the year and shoulder ailment late. Prosise played 147 snaps across six appearances. The Notre Dame product turns 23 in May. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Andy Reid commits to Alex Smith for 2017
    Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith as his 2017 quarterback.

    Advice: "Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there." It's not exactly the most ringing endorsement, but due $13.3 million between salary and bonuses, Smith will almost certainly be back under center for a fifth season in Kansas City. Smith has made no progress as a Chief, stubbornly minding the store while trying to avoid mistakes at all costs. With Smith going on 33, the Chiefs at the very least need a plan-of-succession in mind. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:34 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • O'Brien not committing to Osweiler for 2017
    Coach Bill O'Brien said it's "too early to know" if Brock Osweiler will be the Texans' starting quarterback in 2017.

    Advice: The Texans handed Osweiler $37 million guaranteed last offseason, and he proceeded to be a total disaster and the main reason the Texans were held back from bigger and better things. His $16 million salary for 2017 is guaranteed, and Osweiler carries a $19 million cap hit. He would count $25 million against the cap if the Texans release or trade him. There just don't seem to be many other avenues for the Texans to travel unless they make a run at Tony Romo. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • Julio Jones will be 'ready to rock' for NFCCG
    Coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (toe) will be "ready to rock" for the NFC Championship game against the Packers.

    Advice: Quinn did say Jones' reps will be managed this week. Jones re-injured his sprained toe in the Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, playing a season-low 58.3 percent of the snaps. But the Falcons have expressed zero concern about Jones' availability for next Sunday. Expect him to be limited in practice this week before playing next weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Eric Ebron aiming for 1,000 yards in 2017
    Eric Ebron said his goal for 2017 is to stay healthy and reach 1,000 receiving yards.

    Advice: Ebron hasn't played all 16 games in a season since being drafted No. 10 overall in 2014. He missed three games this year with knee and ankle injuries and played hurt much of the first half of the season. Ebron still managed to set career-highs in catches (61) and yards (711) while cutting down on his drops. Only two tight ends managed 1,000 yards in 2016. Ebron can become a fantasy asset in 2017 if he stays healthy and gets more involved in the red zone. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:38 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (152nd)
     
  • Albert Wilson catches 5-yard TD in defeat
    Albert Wilson caught 2-of-3 targets for three yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Wilson got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter on a play-action rollout by Alex Smith. Wilson's other catch was a failed screen. The Chiefs' No. 4 receiver much of the year, Wilson finishes with 33 catches for 282 yards and three scores. He'll be a restricted free agent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:33 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.83 (330th)
     
  • Chris Conley catches two passes in loss
    Chris Conley caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Conley's biggest grab was a 12-yard catch over the middle on 4th-and-8 in the fourth quarter. Later on the same drive, he took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from S Sean Davis to draw a 15-yard penalty and help set up Spencer Ware's short touchdown run to make it 18-16, which was the final score. Conley managed to improve on his rookie-year numbers, posting a 46-549 receiving line, but he was held out of the end zone all season. Conley has a mouthwatering blend of size and speed, but it's wasted in this offense that doesn't attack deep. He's still just 24 and remains a Dynasty hold. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.95 (264th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin catches two passes in loss
    Jeremy Maclin caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: His biggest catch was a 20-yard grab on the right sideline right at the first-down marker on a 3rd-and-20 play following a Travis Kelce personal foul penalty. It set up a Cairo Santos field goal. Maclin had a really rough second season in Kansas City. He missed four games with a groin injury and never caught more than six passes in a game. He answered a 92-1,140-8 season last year with a meager 46-564-2 campaign in 2016. He took a back seat to Travis Kelce, who became the Chiefs' No. 1 option. And rookie Tyreek Hill was schemed the ball multiple ways, which also played a role in Maclin's down numbers. Maclin turns 29 in May and has three years left on his deal. He's more of a WR3/4 as long as Alex Smith is the quarterback. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (124th)
     
  • Eli Rogers catches five balls for 27 yards
    Eli Rogers caught 5-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: Rogers' seven targets were the second-most on the team behind Antonio Brown's 11, but Jesse James out-gained him 83-27 on the same amount of grabs. As the slot man, Rogers does most of his work near the line of scrimmage. He was stopped for a one-yard gain inside the five-yard line on a 3rd-and-2 play in the first quarter, and the Steelers ultimately kicked a field goal on 4th-and-1. Rogers won't be an attractive fantasy play next week at the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (154th)
     
  • Jesse James piles up 83 yards in win over KC
    Jesse James caught 5-of-6 targets for 83 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: With Ladarius Green still out with a concussion, James was one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets. A Chiefs defense that usually smothers tight ends bit on a few deceptive plays from the Steelers, leaving James wide open for a couple big gains down the middle of the field. The 83 yards were James' most in a game this season. Green could be back for next weekend. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (306th)
     
  • Spencer Ware scores late touchdown in defeat
    Spencer Ware rushed eight times for 35 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: He "added" two catches for one yard and lost a fumble on one of those just before halftime. It didn't end up mattering much. His touchdown run came from one yard out deep in the fourth quarter to pull the score to 18-16, but the Chiefs ultimately failed on the two-point conversion after a penalty. Ware really struggled much of the second half of the season after a Week 8 concussion. Fatigue was probably the biggest reason, as this was his first full season as the No. 1 back. The Chiefs will probably look for someone to compete with Ware next season, if they end up releasing Jamaal Charles, though Charles could later be brought back on a more team-friendly deal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • Smith throws for 172 yds as Chiefs eliminated
    Alex Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 18-16, Divisional Round loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Chiefs scored the only two touchdowns of this game, but it still wasn't enough to overcome Steelers K Chris Boswell's six field goals. Smith and the Chiefs got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown pass to Albert Wilson out of the wishbone formation on a play-action boot to the left. Predictably, Kansas City's offense went into a shell after the score and couldn't do much of anything before laboring for a fourth-quarter touchdown to bring the score to 18-16. On the ensuing two-point conversion, Smith hit Demetrius Harris to tie the game, but it was called back on a hold by LT Eric Fisher. They failed on the next attempt from the 12-yard line. Smith threw for a career-high 3,502 yards in 2016, but only threw 15 touchdowns to eight picks. He's not -- and never will be -- a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • Ladarius Green leads Steelers' inactives
    Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, DE Ricardo Mathews, Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green and Toussaint are both out with concussions while Mathews is nursing a foot injury. Mettenberger, Mihalik and Shabazz are all healthy scratches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Rapoport: Romo would prefer to play in Denver
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are Tony Romo's "No. 1 spot."

    Advice: With Dak Prescott staking his claim to the starting job in Dallas, the Cowboys will certainly look to shop Romo this offseason. Denver would be his preferred destination, though according to Rapoport, the Broncos aren't "inclined" to trade for him. Other potential fits include the Cardinals, Jets and Texans. Rapoport is hearing from league executives that the Cowboys could hold onto Romo until a major injury arises and shop him to the quarterback-desperate team. Either way, the Cowboys should be able to fetch a first- or second-round pick for Romo. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • 'Legitimate hope' Jordy returns if GB advances
    According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, there is "legitimate hope" Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) will return next week if the Packers advance to the NFC Championship game.

    Advice: Nelson was on the field before Sunday's game against Dallas and has his sights set on playing in the NFC Championship. Of course, that would require the Packers to beat a Dallas team they already lost to once this season. In Jordy's own words, it would also require Nelson "getting back to normal breathing," which sounds like a good goal. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will lead the receiving corps in Nelson's absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant considered quitting football
    At one point during his season-long suspension, Martavis Bryant told his agent he "didn't really want to play anymore."

    Advice: Bryant reflected on his past in an interview with Sports Illustrated, admitting that he didn't take his rehab seriously at first and even considered walking away from the game. Bryant has since changed his tune and says he's been working out harder than ever before. The 25-year-old has spent most of the last year training in Nevada while helping out as an assistant high school coach. The Steelers could certainly use another receiver to pair with Antonio Brown on the outside. Due to his repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Bryant will have to apply for reinstatement before he's able to return to Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (988th)
     
  • Julio Jones played just 42 snaps on Saturday
    Julio Jones played just 42-of-72 offensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: He was on the field for 58.3 percent of the team's snaps, his lowest percentage of the season. Jones re-injured his toe on Saturday but still managed six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. It's a testament to Matt Ryan and the Falcons' explosive offense that they were still able to handily defeat an experienced Seattle team with their best receiver sidelined for nearly half the game. Julio won't be 100 percent, but he'll be ready to roll in next week's NFC Championship game against either the Cowboys or Packers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Brock's latest meltdown: 3 INTs against Pats
    Brock Osweiler completed 23-of-40 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Lacking confidence in an arch-conservative game plan, Osweiler played predictably tentatively and mostly stuck to checkdowns. His lone threatening downfield throw was dropped in the end zone by Will Fuller. After mostly avoiding mistakes in the first two quarters, Osweiler melted down in the second half with three interceptions, first on a play where Patriots FS Devin McCourty read Osweiler's eyes the whole way and the last two on errant overthrows intended for DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Griffin. The $72 million Osweiler Experiment was an abject 2016 disaster. The contract will go down as one of the worst in NFL history. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • Pats WR Hogan leaves game with thigh injury
    Chris Hogan left Saturday night's Divisional Round game with a thigh injury.

    Advice: He went to the locker room and was called questionable to return. Before exiting, Hogan lit up the Texans' secondary for 95 yards on four targets, whipping Texans S Corey Moore incessantly downfield. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Falcons say 'no concern' over Julio's injury
    Coach Dan Quinn said the Falcons have "no concern" about the foot injury Julio Jones suffered in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win.

    Advice: Quinn said Jones "could have come back if needed." The Falcons made quick work of the Seahawks and didn't need to push it with their fragile star receiver. Julio's feet and toes are constant sources of concern, but he should be in no danger of missing next week's NFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Jimmy Graham 18-of-18 on 2016-17 appearances
    Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-3 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Returning from a torn patellar tendon — arguably the worst lower-body injury a football player can suffer — Graham appeared in all 18 of the Seahawks' games, posting a 65/923/6 regular season line for his most yardage since 2013. Graham averaged a career-best 14.2 yards per catch, and was physically dominant on film. His stats trailed off after Tyler Lockett got cooking late in the year, but Graham had the looks of someone who will remain a potent weapon at age 31 in 2017. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.10 (195th)
     
  • Julio Jones aggravates foot/toe ailment
    Julio Jones aggravated his foot/toe injury in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Jones pulled up gimpy earlier in the second half, but stayed in the game. He was then absent as Atlanta worked to kill the clock. He caught six passes for 67 yards and a touchdown before going down, winning matchups with Richard Sherman. FOX's Pam Oliver deemed Jones' departure precautionary, but it's a huge storyline to watch ahead of next Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The Falcons' offense is a well-oiled machine, but missing Jones could easily be the difference between making the Super Bowl or missing it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (shoulder) officially inactive
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is inactive for Saturday's Divisional Round game.

    Advice: It confirms earlier reports. Prosise is expected to be ready for the NFC Championship if the Seahawks advance. The rest of Seattle's inactives are RB Terrence Magee, WR Kasen Williams, TE Nick Vannett, OT Bradley Sowell, DT John Jenkins, and LB Ronald Powell. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (shoulder) ruled out vs Falcons
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) won't play in Saturday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Prosise got in two full practices this week but isn't ready to return. Seattle expects to have him for the NFC Championship if they advance. Thomas Rawls will continue to dominate touches after getting 27 carries last week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Start time of KC/PIT moved back to 8:20 PM ET
    Due to inclement weather in Kansas City, the start time of Sunday's Divisional Round game between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved back from 1:05 PM ET to 8:20 PM ET.

    Advice: The forecast in Kansas City calls for some nasty weather this weekend with an ice storm expected on Sunday morning/afternoon. Chiefs/Steelers already had the lowest game total of the week at 44.5 and that was before weather concerns. Hopefully conditions will clear up with the new start time, though It's something for DFS players to keep in mind as they fill out their weekly lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • McDermott noncommittal on Tyrod's future
    Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal about Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo during his introductory press conference.

    Advice: Taylor was reportedly a favorite of Anthony Lynn, who was expected to land the head job in Buffalo this offseason. But instead the Bills hired McDermott (Lynn is now coaching the Chargers), leaving Taylor in a cloud of uncertainty. McDermott met Taylor for the first time on Friday and said he will evaluate the Bills' quarterback situation "methodically" in the coming weeks. The Bills could address quarterback in the draft if they choose to move on from Taylor this offseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Ladarius (concussion) doubtful for Sunday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green is headed for his fourth straight absence. Jesse James played 44-of-57 offensive snaps in last week's Wild Card win over Miami. We'd expect him to see a similar workload Sunday at KC. Green remains week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise listed questionable for Saturday
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is questionable for Week 19 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said on Thursday that he expects Prosise to be a game-time call Saturday afternoon after he got in a full practice. We'll see. Even if Prosise is active, Thomas Rawls should dominate the touches. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson ruled out for Divisional Round
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday night's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: As expected. Nelson hasn't practiced at all this week and is dealing with multiple rib fractures. He'll be reevaluated next week if the Packers advance to the NFC title game. Geronimo Allison will handle No. 3 receiver duties, and more will be asked of Davante Adams out wide and Randall Cobb inside. Daily Slant: Aaron Rodgers' production suffered last year without Nelson, he averaged 239.6 yards and 1.94 touchdowns per game. Across the 2014 and 2016 seasons, when Nelson played every week, Rodgers threw for 273.8 yards and 2.44 scores. However, Davante Adams improved tremendously this season; he caught 12 touchdowns this year after scoring just once 2015. This should help prevent a similar dip in Rodgers’ production, but it may be worth pivoting to a cheaper option like Matt Ryan, who has a healthy receiving corps and the best offense in the game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Ware practicing in full for Divisional Round
    Spencer Ware (ribs) is practicing in full for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: Ware sat out Week 17 as a maintenance maneuver with one eye on the Divisional Round. Ware faded in the second half this season, and the Steelers have stiffened against the run. Nevertheless, Ware will be as defensible as anyone else in a four-game DFS slate.Daily Slant: Ware should remain the feature back against a PIT run defense that was very strong in the second half of the year. Out of the six running backs who had at least 12 carries against them over the past eight games, only one averaged more than 2.7 yards per carry (Isaiah Crowell). The rest of the list, which includes LeSean McCoy (12 carries for 27 yards) and Jay Ajayi (16 carries for 33 yards), were all held to 57 total rushing yards or less. Of course, there isn't a ton of depth at the position in fantasy, but it's a really tough spot to target. Even though Ware is a safe bet for 15-20 touches, it may be worth paying up this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • Carroll says Prosise will be game-time call
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects C.J. Prosise (shoulder) to be a game-time decision for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Caplan has called Prosise "doubtful" for Saturday's game against the Falcons, but Carroll is striking a more optimistic tone. Carroll said Prosise is "getting back." Carroll has said Prosise will only play if he's all the way back. Encouragingly, he was officially "full" on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Ladarius (concussion) a long shot for Sunday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He's still in the league's protocol. Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, it would be "shocking" were Green to play Sunday. He's going to miss his fourth straight game. Jesse James and Xavier Grimble will continue to pick up the scraps. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) not practicing Thursday
    Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This is not a surprise, as Nelson is expected to remain with the rehab group through Friday. It's looking like it would take a miracle for Nelson to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday, and even if he does play, he'd almost certainly be a decoy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Report: C.J. Prosise doubtful to face Falcons
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup with the Seahawks.

    Advice: Prosise returned to a limited practice Wednesday, but he was always unlikely to be ready on a short week. Caplan reports the Seahawks hope he can be cleared if they advance to the NFC Championship Game. Thomas Rawls should dominate the backfield work again this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Rodgers makes it sound like Nelson will sit
    Aaron Rodgers made it sound like Jordy Nelson (ribs) is going to miss Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Cowboys.

    Advice: "We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week," Rodgers said. The quarterback threw in the "if he can't play this week" at the end, but it is pretty clear the Packers are preparing as if Nelson will not suit up. Coach Mike McCarthy has left open the door for Nelson to play if he can participate in the walkthrough on Saturday. That seems unlikely, however, meaning both Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis should play bigger roles on offense this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise returns to limited practice
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's the first time Prosise has practiced since Week 11. Prosise is making progress, but coach Pete Carroll said he needs to get in a full practice to play this week. Prosise's status will be updated Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Ladarius Green (concussion) not practicing
    Ladarius Green (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not a good sign after Green had a setback late last week. Green remains in the concussion protocol and will need to get cleared before Friday to have any chance of playing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Julio Jones (toe) practicing fully this week
    Julio Jones (toe) is practicing fully for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: Jones should be close to 100 percent coming off Atlanta's bye. He doesn't have a great matchup but is still a strong DFS play. Jones had a 7/139/1 line against Seattle back in Week 6. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) with rehab group on Wed
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) will work with the rehab group at practice through Friday.

    Advice: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport earlier this week, Nelson suffered at least two broken ribs in the Wild Card win over the Giants, and it would take an "incredible effort" for him to play against Dallas on Sunday night. The Packers will conduct a walkthrough on Saturday. It will be important to see if Nelson participates. If he can't play, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis would play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Spencer Ware (ribs) practicing on Wednesday
    Spencer Ware (ribs) is practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Chiefs held Ware out of the Week 17 finale as a precaution, but he's good to go now after the first-round bye. Ware should reclaim early-down work, with Charcandrick West and Tyreek Hill mixing into the backfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise must go 'full speed'
    Coach Pete Carroll said C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will only be cleared for the Divisional Round if he can go "full speed" in practice.

    Advice: Playing on Saturday, Tuesday is already the "Wednesday" of the Seahawks' practice week, so it gets Prosise off on the wrong foot. Prosise would be a nice addition for a Seahawks offense that's been struggling for its signature big plays. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Ladarius Green still in concussion protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green is still in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Green got in two full practices last week but was held out on Friday after Tomlin said they did not get the results they wanted from a post-practice test. With Green likely to follow a similar routine this week, his status probably will not be clear until Friday at the earliest. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Report: Jordy Nelson broke 'at least' two ribs
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Giants.

    Advice: Per Rapoport, it would take an "incredible effort" for Nelson to suit up Sunday against Dallas. Obviously Green Bay's passing game won't be as dangerous without its top receiver, but the Packers still fared remarkably well on Sunday, hanging nearly 40 points on a solid New York secondary (albeit with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sidelined for all but two plays). Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will be Green Bay's featured receivers Sunday at Jerry's World with Geronimo Allison also set to take on a bigger role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Pack not ruling out Jordy for Divisional Rd
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not rule out the possibility of Jordy Nelson (ribs) playing in the Divisional Round if Nelson is able to practice by Saturday.

    Advice: McCarthy said Nelson would spend the week "with the rehab group" on the side of practice, and that if Jordy can get into practice by Saturday he could play against the Cowboys. McCarthy otherwise offered no details, and didn't even rule out the possibility Nelson is dealing with internal injuries. McCarthy did revealed that Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • 'Not optimistic' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, things sound "not as optimistic" for Jordy Nelson's (ribs) Divisional Round availability.

    Advice: La Canfora says there's "good news" for Ty Montgomery (ankle), but not so much for Nelson. Jordy was not made available to reporters after Sunday's game, and coach Mike McCarthy said afterwards that he didn't have full information on Nelson's injury. The Packers should be updating Nelson's status sometime soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise needs to get cleared for contact
    According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, C.J. Prosise (shoulder) needs to get cleared for contact to play in the Divisional Round.

    Advice: The Falcons have been gashed by receiving backs all season, so Prosise's return would be a huge lift to the big-play potential of Seattle's offense. Prosise is trying to come back from a fractured scapula suffered on November 19. We don't anticipate knowing whether Prosise will play until late in the week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Seahawks RB Prosise to practice this week
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will return to practice this week.

    Advice: Prosise hasn't played since Week 11. In Weeks 10 and 11, he combined for 234 total yards and one touchdown on 30 touches. Thomas Rawls is coming off a monster game against the Lions in the Wild Card win, but Prosise could take back over pass-game work if he's cleared to play against Atlanta. The Seahawks need all the weapons they can in this potential shootout. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Eli Rogers has one-catch game in WC round
    Eli Rogers caught his lone target for 19 yards in the Steelers' Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Rogers wasn't a factor, rotating with no-names DeMarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey. He'll be a bottom-dollar, but inadvisable, DFS option for the Divisional Round. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (154th)
     
  • Ladarius Green leads Steelers' inactives
    Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, CB Justin Gilbert, S Robert Golden, QB Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik and DE Ricardo Mathews inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: It will be Green's third straight absence. He's week to week with a concussion. Expect Jesse James and Xavier Grimble to play bigger roles with Green sidelined. Gilbert didn't show up on the team's final injury report this week and appears to be a healthy scratch. Vince Williams (shoulder) had been listed as questionable but will be available for Sunday's Wild Card matchup. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Owners 'expressed remorse' for benching Tyrod
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bills owners "expressed remorse" to interim coach Anthony Lynn for making him bench Tyrod Taylor in Week 17.

    Advice: The bizarre move to bench Taylor came down from ownership, who deemed it a "business decision." Per Rapoport, Lynn "likes Taylor" and wouldn't have benched him on his own. Most reports have suggested the Bills are ready to move on from Taylor but perhaps they're reevaluating that stance. Taylor will never be an elite downfield passer but his mobility is a huge plus and he's better than any quarterback the Bills have had in recent memory. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Buffalo's next head coach would have more control over the 53-man roster. If Lynn lands the job as many expect, there's a good chance he'll maintain Taylor as the team's starting quarterback. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:30 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Ladarius ruled out for Sunday's Wild Card game
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: As expected. Green missed practice on Friday and remains in the league's concussion protocol. The ex-Charger has sky-high potential but continues to be hampered by injuries. He suited up for just six games during the regular season. Jesse James will draw the start at tight end and makes for an interesting punt play in DFS. Daily Slant: While James is not normally a great tight end to target, with only two games on Sunday, he’s one of the better plays left at the position. During the regular season, he topped 50 yards once and didn’t score after Week 5. However, without Green in the lineup the past two weeks, James picked up three red zone targets and eight overall. Among the tight ends yet to kickoff, he has the highest touchdown expectation and Miami ranks 21st in TE DVOA (per Football Outsiders). Given the selection, he’s a top tight end option in all formats on the Sunday only slate. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Ebron drops at least two in Wild Card loss
    Eric Ebron hauled in 2-of-6 targets for 23 yards in the Lions' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: At least two of the missed connections were drops, and he did not record a catch in the second half. It is a fitting end for Ebron, who once again flashed big-time upside as a pass catcher but also missed three games due to injury and disappeared for big stretches when healthy. Ebron did post new career-highs in catches (61) and yards (711), but he found the end zone just twice, and one of those was on the ground. The Lions will have to decide by May 3 whether to pick up Ebron's fifth-year option for 2018, which will cost somewhere north of $8 million due to his top-10 status. Detroit will likely activate the option, but it is not a slam dunk. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (152nd)
     
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