Player Notes

  • ‘Validated belief’ Hardman leaked Jets’ game plans
    Jets beat writer Connor Hughes reports there is “validated belief from the Jets” that Mecole Hardman leaked game plans to the Eagles and Chiefs.

    Advice: According to Hughes, “several players” implied Hardman leaked game plans to opponents while he was a member of the Jets. This is rumored to have stemmed from Hardman being “frustrated by his lack of usage.” For now, all of this is nothing more than speculation from players, as nothing has officially been confirmed by Hardman or members of the Eagles or Chiefs. Hardman recently put himself in the crosshairs of tampering speculation when Hardman said he contacted the Chiefs earlier in the season and told them to but he later said he never had talks with the Chiefs before being traded. Whether anything comes from these recent stories is to be determined, but it’s been a busy week for the three-time Super Bowl champ. Rotoworld Today, 8:12 am
    Week 18 Projected Rank
    468th
  • No support to ban ‘tush push’ at this time
    Speaking on Pro Football Talk, NFL Executive V.P. of Football Operations Troy Vincent said there’s no support to ban the “tush push” at this time.

    Advice: Vincent appears to be all-in on the “tush push,” saying that there’s no need to “punish a team that strategically does it well” while also adding the Eagles’ success rate on the play is “just amazing.” This should come as good news to Jalen Hurts and his fantasy managers. Hurts has totaled 28 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons, with 17 of those scores coming from just one yard out. The push to ban the play has largely come from gripes over how successful it is, but as Vincent points out, a high success rate on a play that’s within the rules isn’t a reason to ban a play in the eyes of the NFL Competition Committee. Vincent noted that the committee didn’t even discuss the play when they met at this year’s Scouting Combine. Rotoworld Today, 7:31 am
    Week 18 Projected Rank
    2nd
  • Teams seem committed to return
    The Buccaneers appear committed to re-signing Evans before the start of free agency, even if there is a financial strain on the team's cap situation, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life. We're working towards that," general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday.

    Advice: Licht admitted the team would probably have to "strain a little bit" to reach a deal that's palatable for Evans, who is coming off his 10th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Evans also recorded 13 touchdowns in 2023 -- tying for the league lead. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
    Week 18 Projected Rank
    24th
  • Deemed healthy
    Reyes (concussion), who was waived by the Jaguars on Monday, has been given a clean bill of health, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Advice: Reyes retired from football last August after he entered the concussion protocol while participating in training camp with the Jaguars. Now healthy, Reyes will look to resume his career and find an opportunity on another organization's offseason roster. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
    Week 18 Projected Rank
    659th
  • Tendered by Cincinnati
    The Bengals tendered an offer Wednesday to Browning, an exclusive rights free agent.

    Advice: Undrafted out of Washington in 2019, Browning made the first nine appearances of his NFL career last season, starting seven games following Joe Burrow's season-ending injury. Browning had the Bengals in playoff contention right up until the end of the season and finished with a league-best 70.4 percent completion rate for 1,936 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions while adding 127 yards and three scores on the ground. He's the favorite to open 2024 as Burrow's top backup. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 6:05 pm
    Week 18 Projected Rank
    121st

NFL Roster Changes

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusView Team Depth Chart
Quintez Cephus Det - WRSuspensionSUSPDet
Tylan Wallace Bal - WRKneeQBal
Kenny McIntosh Sea - RBThumbQSea
Kalif Raymond Det - WRKneeQDet
Cedric Tillman Cle - WRConcussionQCle
Keenan Allen LAC - WRHeelQLAC
Peyton Hendershot Dal - TEAnkleQDal
MyCole Pruitt Atl - TEKneeQAtl
Dustin Hopkins Cle - KHamstringQCle
AJ Dillon GB - RBNeckQGB