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  • 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)
     
  • Cowboys likely to re-sign Kellen Moore
    The Cowboys are expected to re-sign free agent Kellen Moore.

    Advice: Moore missed all of 2016 to a broken ankle but should be healthy for OTAs. The Cowboys are higher on him than free agent Mark Sanchez. ESPN’s Todd Archer considers Moore the favorite to back up Dak Prescott. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (888th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • GM indicates Ladarius Green will return
    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert indicated Ladarius Green (concussion) will be back with the team in 2017.

    Advice: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette wrote the same earlier this week. It makes sense for the Steelers to take a shot on Green, who was a difference-maker when on the field and would free up under $2.75 million of cap space if released. That said, he only managed six games his first year in Pittsburgh and still has not been cleared from a Week 15 concussion. Like last year, it will not be surprising if Green spends most of the offseason on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:38 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • '50 percent' chance Kap returns to 49ers
    The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes there's a "50 percent" chance Colin Kaepernick returns to the 49ers.

    Advice: Due $16.9 million in salary and bonuses, Kaepernick should theoretically want to stay in San Francisco because that's the only way he would earn that much money. Kaepernick has an opt-out clause that can't officially be exercised until March 2. In December, national reports from both ESPN and NFL Network had Kaepernick preparing to opt out. That was before Kyle Shanahan was hired. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • Schaub, Hoyer could be on Niners QB radar
    In addition to Matt Schaub, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows names Brian Hoyer as a free agent quarterback the 49ers might pursue.

    Advice: Schaub has been previously speculated as a fit in San Francisco after spending the last two years with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta. Hoyer played for Shanahan in Cleveland, and has been far more effective in recent years than Schaub. Barring an unlikely-if-intriguing match with Kirk Cousins, the 49ers will be scraping the bottom of the barrel for veteran quarterback options. Barrows didn't rule out the Niners signing both Hoyer and Schaub in free agency. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (836th)
     
  • Nick Foles to be on Bills' QB radar?
    Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne expects the Bills to "chug along with a Nick Foles-ish" quarterback in 2017, "and start over."

    Advice: That means cutting Tyrod Taylor and signing someone like Foles to bridge the gap to a younger quarterback. Owed $6.4 million, Foles is expected to be released by the Chiefs shortly. Dots can connect him to Buffalo, where new QBs coach David Culley was on the Eagles' staff when Foles was drafted and the Chiefs' staff when Kansas City signed Foles last year. Foles turned 28 in January. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (425th)
     
  • Amer Abdullah should be ready for OTAs
    Amer Abdullah (foot) remains on track for OTAs.

    Advice: Abdullah was close to returning late in the season, but never made it back. He’s been cleared to run and should be 100 percent for the start of OTAs. Abdullah is the favorite to open 2017 as the Lions’ No. 1 back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1112th)
     
  • Re-signing Stills remains priority for Miami
    The Miami Herald reports re-signing free agent Kenny Stills remains the Dolphins' top priority.

    Advice: Stills was a major part of Adam Gase's offense last year but is going to be hard to keep from reaching the market. Beat reporter Adam Beasley projects him to command a four-year, $40 million contract with around $15 million guaranteed. That may price Stills out of Miami's range given their depth at receiver. The Dolphins also need to sign walk-year WR Jarvis Landry to an extension. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • Bills not expected to re-sign E.J. Manuel
    The Buffalo News doesn’t expect the Bills to re-sign free agent E.J. Manuel.

    Advice: The Bills are expected to move on from both Manuel and Tyrod Taylor. Manuel was a bust as a first-round pick but shouldn't struggle for offers as a backup. Cardale Jones is the only other Bills quarterback under contract. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.96 (31st)
     
  • Vikings hoping to re-sign Patterson
    ESPN’s Ben Goessling expects the Vikings to "make a strong effort" to re-sign free agent Cordarrelle Patterson.

    Advice: The Vikings want to keep Patterson, but only at a "reasonable price." That could be difficult with multiple teams likely to have interest. Patterson set career highs under OC Pat Shurmur last year and is a candidate to see more time at running back with Adrian Peterson's future up in the air. Re-signing with the Vikings would give Patterson his best chance at an offensive role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.67 (269th)
     
  • Eagles expected to keep Brent Celek
    The Eagles are expected to keep Brent Celek for the 2017 season.

    Advice: Celek counts $5 million against the salary cap, but the Eagles would save only $1 million by releasing him. Now 32 years old, Celek played just 39 percent of Philly's 2016 offensive snaps, losing playing time to superior receiver Trey Burton behind Zach Ertz. Celek will return as the Eagles' No. 3/blocking tight end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.72 (375th)
     
  • Report: GMs have 'real concerns' about AP
    According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, several GMs have balked at the idea of paying Adrian Peterson $5 million on a one-year contract.

    Advice: It looks like Peterson is nearing the end of his tenure with Minnesota, but that doesn't mean he'll be greeted with open arms once he becomes a free agent. Per La Canfora, teams have "real concerns" about Peterson's durability and question whether he'd be willing to take on a backup role. When asked about Peterson's free agent prospects, one GM told La Canfora, "it only takes one team to do something stupid." Despite his Hall of Fame credentials, it seems like most GMs view the current version of Peterson as an injury-prone liability. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Bills to part ways with Tyrod Taylor?
    Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne guesses the Bills will part ways with Tyrod Taylor and "roll with a low-cost veteran" at quarterback.

    Advice: Dunne's opinion is noteworthy because he is a former Buffalo reporter. Dunne expects the Bills to be "patient," sign a veteran, and perhaps draft a quarterback in 2017 or wait for 2018 to select their signal caller of the future. The free agent quarterback market is poor, as usual. After Kirk Cousins, top names include Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Geno Smith. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Michael Floyd sentenced to 120 days in jail
    Impending free agent Michael Floyd pled guilty to one count of extreme DUI Thursday in Scottsdale City Court.

    Advice: The other six counts were dismissed. Floyd will serve a 120-day jail sentence, including 24 days in county jail and 96 days of home detention. He also must complete 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115.99 fine. It's not a worst case scenario for Floyd, but it's pretty close. There was no way he was going to avoid jail time after blowing a .217. Coming off a down year, Floyd's free agent prospects aren't looking good. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (159th)
     
  • Saints looking for a return specialist?
    Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune named Cordarrelle Patterson as a player the Saints could pursue in free agency.

    Advice: To be clear, Katzenstein isn't reporting that New Orleans is interested. He's simply connecting the dots. The Saints' special teams were lacking last season and Patterson is easily the top return man on the market. Patterson also earned an increased passing-game role in Minnesota last year. Creative Saints coach Sean Payton could certainly put Patterson's gadget-touch skills to use on offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.67 (269th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • FA Zach Line had hip cleanup surgery
    Impending free agent FB Zach Line underwent hip cleanup surgery after the season.

    Advice: It sounds like a minor scope. Line is still on crutches but should be ready for a mostly-normal offseason. Line was in on 211 snaps as a lead blocker last season. He has five touchdowns over the past three years. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (944th)
     
  • Torrey Smith excited about Shanahan offense
    Torrey Smith said he's "excited" to play in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.

    Advice: "He tailors it to people’s strengths, which is always a plus," Smith said. "So I’m excited to see what his plan is for us. The offense, I have experience with it." Smith caught a career-best 11 touchdowns under Gary Kubiak in Baltimore. Kubiak and Shanahan run a variation of the same offense. Of course, the 49ers don't have a quarterback, yet. And Smith's future with the team is a bit up in the air with $8 million owed to him in salary and bonuses. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (498th)
     
  • Ladarius Green (concussion) yet to be cleared
    DKPittsburghSports.com reports Ladarius Green is not currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, but has still yet to be cleared.

    Advice: In other words, uncertainty continues to take the day. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette guessed Tuesday that Green would keep his roster spot, but Steelers president Art Rooney II was publicly noncommittal last month. Green's health has been one mystery after another since he signed a four-year, $20 million contract last March. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • AD tweets about Giants' 'interesting moves'
    Adrian Peterson tweeted Wednesday about the "interesting moves" the Giants have made this offseason.

    Advice: His interest was likely piqued by the release of Rashad Jennings on Monday. Peterson has said he would be interested in playing for the Giants if he leaves Minnesota, but he also recently said he would like to retire as a Viking. That is not going to happen unless he takes a big pay cut. He also does not appear to be a great fit with the Giants, who operated from the shotgun on over 70 percent of their snaps in 2016. Peterson likely will not be playing for the Vikings come September, but it would be somewhat surprising if he landed in New York. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Chiefs expected to decline Foles' 2017 option
    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Chiefs are expected to decline Nick Foles' team option for 2017.

    Advice: Most outlets had Foles pegged for a $10.4 million salary for 2017, but Garafolo reports it's actually a more reasonable $6.4 million. Either way, the Chiefs aren't likely to pick it up, which would make Foles a free agent. It would save the Chiefs $6.75 million in cap space. Foles bombed out in his short time with the Rams in 2015 but looked good in limited work with the Chiefs last season, completing 36-of-55 passes (65.5 percent) for 410 yards (7.5 YPA) and a 3:0 TD:INT ratio. He could be a candidate to start somewhere come Week 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (425th)
     
  • Steelers expected to keep TE Ladarius Green
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects the Steelers to retain Ladarius Green for 2017.

    Advice: Bouchette believes "the decision has been made" and Green will stay on the roster, despite president Art Rooney II expressing uncertainty about Green's future after the season. "His health will determine what happens from there," Bouchette wrote. Green was a difference maker when healthy in 2016, averaging nearly 17 yards per catch but appearing in only six games. Concussion and ankle concerns will continue to cloud 26-year-old Green's fantasy future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Browns QBs coach likes Tyrod Taylor 'a lot'
    According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, new Browns QBs coach David Lee likes Tyrod Taylor "a lot" after the two worked together in Buffalo the past two seasons.

    Advice: Cabot says Lee "would welcome the opportunity to continue working with [Taylor]" if the Browns were to acquire him. Coach Hue Jackson reportedly wants a veteran quarterback for 2017, and Taylor would be a great get for his offense. The Browns have plenty of ammo to swing a trade or make a signing. They have a whopping $105 million in cap space and five top-65 draft picks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick 'open to returning' to 49ers
    Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports Colin Kaepernick is "open to returning to the 49ers in 2017."

    Advice: Kaepernick has been expected to opt out of his contract for some time, which he can do starting on March 2, but he did reach out to new GM John Lynch and is expected to meet with him at some point in the near future. If Kyle Shanahan wants him, it is possible the 49ers can convince Kaepernick to stay. Still, divorce remains the most likely outcome. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • Brian Hoyer could be bridge quarterback
    ESPN's Jeff Dickerson believes impending free agent Brian Hoyer is a "logical" bridge quarterback if the Bears draft a developmental prospect.

    Advice: Dickerson wrote Hoyer is "open to mentoring younger players" and "has a strong relationship with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains." Hoyer also played reasonably well in five starts before landing on injured reserve with a broken forearm. If the Bears try to address their quarterback need in the draft, it will not be surprising to see Hoyer re-signed. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (836th)
     
  • 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 Monday, 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 Monday, 4:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • 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 Monday, 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)
     
  • Re-signing Stills Miami's top priority?
    The Palm Beach Post considers re-signing free agent Kenny Stills Miami’s top offseason priority.

    Advice: The Dolphins opened talks with Stills at the Senior Bowl, but haven’t made progress since. Things should heat up closer to the Combine. Stills is going to be hard to keep with multiple teams already expressing interest. Miami is expected to offer Stills a deal in the range of $6.5 million annually. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 11:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • '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
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Broncos unlikely to have interest in Kap
    The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala doesn't expect the Broncos to "circle back" and have interest in Colin Kaepernick.

    Advice: The Broncos were hot on Kaepernick's trail last offseason when they were trying to replace Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. GM John Elway reportedly met with Kap in person, but compensation couldn't be worked out as Kap was unwilling to take a pay cut. Elway settled for Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in the first round. The Kaepernick-to-Denver ship remains docked. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
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