Player Notes

  • Browns likely to move on from Josh Gordon
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "it’s doubtful" the Browns give suspended WR Josh Gordon another chance.

    Advice: It falls in line with coach Hue Jackson's stance on Gordon. The Browns are expected to shop Gordon if he gets reinstated, but could ultimately release him. Gordon’s status should be known before OTAs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    77th
  • Panthers exercising Kelvin Benjamin's option
    The Panthers will exercise WR Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year team option for 2018.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer. While Benjamin tore his ACL in 2015 and had a down 2016, he's still a big talent in a wide receiver corps that otherwise lacks it. Benjamin turned 26 in February and is under team control through his age-27 year. He should benefit from a healthy offseason and needs Cam Newton to bounce back to his MVP level of play. Benjamin is a fantasy WR3 with big upside. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    65th
  • Patriots unlikely to bring back Michael Floyd
    ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots re-signing free agent Michael Floyd is a "long shot" after the addition of Brandin Cooks.

    Advice: Sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of home detention as a result of his in-season extreme DUI, Floyd hasn't drawn an ounce of known interest. With Cooks added to the mix in New England, there doesn't appear to be room for Floyd. ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein thinks Floyd could make sense in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    55th
  • Skins take flier on former 2nd-round WR Quick
    Redskins signed WR Brian Quick, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year contract.

    Advice: The Rams reached for Quick at No. 33 overall in the 2012 draft, and it took him years to figure out the pro game coming out of small-school Appalachian State. Rams staffers were comparing him to Vincent Jackson and Terrell Owens coming out of college. Obviously, those comps never materialized, but Quick has good size at 6'3/218 and has a strong 14.3 career YPR average. Quick figures to slide in as the No. 4 receiver as long as Josh Doctson is healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    281st
  • Jets add Quinton Patton to receiver corps
    Jets signed WR Quinton Patton, formerly of the 49ers.

    Advice: Coming off a career high 37 catches for 408 yards, Patton is reuniting with WRs coach John Morton, who coached Patton the first two years of his career under Jim Harbaugh. Not an explosive athlete, Patton makes his name with competence and sure hands. He'll fight for No. 3 or 4 duties in New York. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    1891st
  • Julio expected to be 'full strength' for camp
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Julio Jones (foot surgery) is expected to be "full strength" for the start of training camp.

    Advice: Jones' initial timeline had him questionable for the start of camp, but apparently a more optimistic estimate has emerged. Either way, the superstar figures to be babied through the summer, and perhaps even held out of the preseason. The only goal is having Jones ready for Week 1, which he should be. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    3rd
  • Adam Thielen now signed through 2020
    Adam Thielen's new deal with the Vikings is a four-year, $19.246-million pact through 2020.

    Advice: The deal was originally reported as a three-year deal because Thielen had not signed his RFA tender, but it apparently was a three-year extension. Thielen will earn $6.746 million in 2017, and the value of the contract can reach $9 million per year via incentives. Even with 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell on the roster, Thielen should be locked into the No. 2 job. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    207th
  • 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 Wednesday, 4:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    1818th
  • 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 Wednesday, 2:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2344th
  • 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 Wednesday, 9:59 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    110th
  • 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 Tuesday, 2:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2593rd
  • 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 Tuesday, 1:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2336th
  • Damiere Byrd has torn left meniscus
    Panthers WR Damiere Byrd is undergoing surgery for a torn left meniscus.

    Advice: A 2015 UDFA, Byrd made his NFL debut in Week 17. He's expected to be ready for training camp, where he will compete for one of the team's final 53-man roster spots. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2094th
  • 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 Tuesday, 6:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2005th
  • Bills re-sign WR Brandon Tate
    Bills re-signed WR/KR Brandon Tate.

    Advice: A hyped prospect early in his career with New England, Tate never did quite learn how to play wide receiver. Tate has settled in as a special teams dynamo, and last year averaged a career-best 11.6 yards on 26 punt returns. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 12:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2554th
  • Carroo not expected to see expanded role
    The Miami Herald does not expect 2016 third-round pick Leonte Carroo's role to change as a sophomore.

    Advice: Carroo logged just 103 snaps as a rookie, and was passed by Rashawn Scott late in the year. The return of Kenny Stills limits Carroo to fourth receiver duties entering 2017. "We’ve just got to keep bringing him along," coach Adam Gase said of Carroo. "When you’re trying to figure a guy out that’s not in your top three it’s not always as easy as you’d think. The longer I’d been around him the more we’ve kind of figured out how we need to use him. He’s done a good job trying to figure out his role on special teams." Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 7:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2501st
  • Pats open to bringing back Danny Amendola
    According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, "the door is still open" for Danny Amendola in New England.

    Advice: There's one caveat, though: Amendola would have to take a pay cut and role reduction for the third year in a row. In New England, Amendola would be competing with Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, and Dwayne Allen for targets. Catching passes from Tom Brady is always a plus, but Amendola's target share would be greater elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 5:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    1849th
  • Anquan Boldin won't sign until training camp
    Free agent Anquan Boldin doesn’t expect to sign until the start of training camp.

    Advice: Boldin didn’t sign with Detroit until late July last year. He plans to play another season, but hasn’t been connected to any teams. The Lions haven’t ruled out bringing Boldin back. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    160th
  • Andre Holmes officially signs with Buffalo
    Bills signed WR Andre Holmes a three-year, $6.5 million contract.

    Advice: It's $2 million higher than the deal reported earlier this week. Holmes is coming off consecutive nondescript seasons as Oakland's No. 4 receiver behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Seth Roberts. He lands in a good spot with Buffalo as a veteran flyer. Holmes adds depth in a red-zone/deep threat role. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 11:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    2495th
  • Report: Lockett ahead of schedule, ready Wk 1
    ESPN's Sheil Kapadia told Next Level Fantasy's Mike Clay Tyler Lockett (broken leg) is ahead of schedule and should be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said the same in January, but it is good to hear it from someone other than the notoriously optimistic coach. While Paul Richardson made a splash in the playoffs, Lockett has proven he can be a dangerous weapon when given the chance. Unfortunately, those chances have not come as consistently as his fantasy owners would like through two seasons. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 7:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    66th
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