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The Browns have signed quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year contract. | 02/27/2015 8:52 PM
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The Browns have signed quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year contract.
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Impact
This will likely end Brian Hoyer's tenure in Cleveland. McCown will fight for the starting job with Johnny Manziel, but really does not excite you from a fantasy perspective, even if he wins the job.
The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson. | 02/26/2015 8:01 PM
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The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson.
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Impact
Jackson will have trouble finding work, but could have a chance to earn a roster spot as a backup. He likely will not be relevant in 2015 no matter what. For now, Devonta Freeman is atop the depth chart in Atlanta.
The Lions have released running back Reggie Bush. | 02/25/2015 5:27 PM
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The Lions have released running back Reggie Bush.
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Impact
It will be interesting to see where Bush winds up. His day as a lead back are over, but he definitely still holds value. Joique Bell will be a borderline RB1 for 2015.
CBS Sports reports the Jaguars will make a strong push for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. | 02/25/2015 3:18 PM
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CBS Sports reports the Jaguars will make a strong push for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
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Impact
The Jaguars have a lot of cash with big-spending owner Shad Khan, so Jacksonville has been linked to several big free agent stars, including Randall Cobb and Julius Thomas. Suh would be a perfect fit for Gus Bradley's defense. Suh will make a lot of money wherever he goes.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston admitted to Sports Illustrated that his dream is to play in both the NFL and MLB. | 02/25/2015 2:48 PM
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston admitted to Sports Illustrated that his dream is to play in both the NFL and MLB.
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Impact
Winston played both baseball and football in college, and the Texas Rangers drafted him in the 15th round in 2012. Winston said he is concentrating on playing just football right now, but Bleacher Report has reported Winston will likely play baseball at some point. As if the Buccaneers didn't have enough to think about, here is one more thing.
The Giants released running back Peyton Hillis. | 02/25/2015 2:44 PM
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The Giants released running back Peyton Hillis.
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Impact
Hillis is the definition of a one-hit wonder, rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010 with the Browns and just 1,258 in the four years since then. Hillis has also seen his last two seasons end with concussions.
The Ravens released receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones. | 02/25/2015 2:41 PM
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The Ravens released receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones.
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Impact
Baltimore will save $750,000 against the cap with this move unless they designate him as a post-June 1 cut. In that case, the Ravens would save $2.5 million against the cap for 2015. With just being a return man, Jones wasn't worth the new contract he signed last March which was four-years, $12 million.
A report in the Denver Post has Broncos tight end Julius Thomas as not likely to re-sign with the team. | 02/24/2015 9:56 AM
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A report in the Denver Post has Broncos tight end Julius Thomas as not likely to re-sign with the team.
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Impact
Denver has 12 unrestricted free agents in all and Demaryius Thomas tops the list as a must sign. Julius Thomas appears to be headed elsewhere as the team won't be able to meet his high salary request. Jacksonville or Atlanta could be his landing spot.
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has been released, according to Molly Grantham of WBTV. | 02/23/2015 4:00 PM
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Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has been released, according to Molly Grantham of WBTV.
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Impact
Williams rushed for just 219 yards this season. That's a far cry from the 1,515 yards and league-leading 18 touchdowns in 2008. He played just six games due to injury. This move should help Jonathan Stewart for next season.
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins admitted to having wrist surgery after the season, reports Josh Alper of Profootballtalk. | 02/23/2015 2:46 PM
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Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins admitted to having wrist surgery after the season, reports Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.
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Impact
Hopkins had a rod and pin put in the wrist and recently had them removed. He was a breakout receiver in 2014, catching 76 balls for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns despite the team's obvious quarterback issues. He should be ready for training camp.
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins admitted to having wrist surgery after the season, reports Josh Alper of Profootballtalk. | 02/23/2015 9:38 AM
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Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins admitted to having wrist surgery after the season, reports Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.
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Impact
Hopkins had a rod and pin put in the wrist and recently had them removed. He was a breakout receiver in 2014, catching 76 balls for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns despite the team's obvious quarterback issues. He should be ready for training camp.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season. | 02/18/2015 11:42 AM
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Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season.
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Impact
Essentially the entire Vikings' front office has voiced support for Peterson, making it look likely that he will be back with Minnesota. The team may want to trim his $15.4 million against the cap for 2015.
Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald is close to a new deal with Arizona, according to Adam Schefter. | 02/18/2015 11:41 AM
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Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald is close to a new deal with Arizona, according to Adam Schefter.
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Impact
It would be a new multi-year contract, and would keep Fitzgerald in Arizona for the rest of his career. While it will be nice to see him finish his career with the Cardinals, Fitzgerald is more of a WR3 these days.
Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald has indeed signed a new contract with Arizona. | 02/18/2015 11:41 AM
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Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald has indeed signed a new contract with Arizona.
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Impact
The deal clears about $13 million in cap space, and will likely keep Fotzgerald in Arizona for the rest of his career.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season. | 02/18/2015 10:25 AM
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Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season.
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Impact
Essentially the entire Vikings' front office has voiced support for Peterson, making it look likely that he will be back with Minnesota. The team may want to trim his $15.4 million against the cap for 2015.
Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald is close to a new deal with Arizona, according to Adam Schefter. | 02/18/2015 9:33 AM
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Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald is close to a new deal with Arizona, according to Adam Schefter.
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Impact
It would be a new multi-year contract, and would keep Fitzgerald in Arizona for the rest of his career. While it will be nice to see him finish his career with the Cardinals, Fitzgerald is more of a WR3 these days.
Kansas City waived wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. | 02/17/2015 3:33 PM
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Kansas City waived wide receiver A.J. Jenkins.
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Impact
Jenkins was the 30th pick of the first round by the 49ers, but could never make it onto the field either in San Francisco or wideout-starved Kansas City. He might not get another chance.
Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official website believes quarterback Ryan Mallett (pectoral injury, free agent) will be the team's Opening Day starter. | 02/17/2015 8:36 AM
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Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official website believes quarterback Ryan Mallett (pectoral injury, free agent) will be the team's Opening Day starter.
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Impact
It's February so a lot can happen between now an September, including a draft and a free agent signing period, but the Texans QB position comes with a couple of solid receivers and a great running back.
49ers free agent tunning back Frank Gore apparently isn't on the same page as management when it comes to signing a contract, according to his own Instagram page. | 02/16/2015 1:45 PM
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49ers free agent tunning back Frank Gore apparently isn't on the same page as management when it comes to signing a contract, according to his own Instagram page.
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Impact
"I know the fans love me, but I need to know if the management does," said Gore, who has rushed for more than 1,100 yards the past foru seasons. If the rift continues, Gore's backup Carlos Hyde could be a keeper.
Former Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown left his Buffalo visit without a contract offer. | 02/16/2015 1:42 PM
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Former Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown left his Buffalo visit without a contract offer.
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Impact
McCown lasted just one season in Tampa Bay, after playing well in a substitute role in Chicago. He isn't likely to land a starting job, though his best hope is probably in Buffalo where he would have to beat out E.J. Manuel.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to make a decision on his future next week, according to Pro Football Talk. | 02/13/2015 5:22 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to make a decision on his future next week, according to Pro Football Talk.
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Impact
It would be a surprise is he doesn't suit up for another season. Manning will be a 39 next month, but will be a QB1 for 2015 if he returns.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was given verbal support by his owner, Jimmy Haslam, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. | 02/12/2015 10:27 AM
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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was given verbal support by his owner, Jimmy Haslam, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Impact
Manziel's rookie season was a nightmare for both the Browns and any fantasy owners who took the gamble on him, but it appears he may still get one more chance in Cleveland. That said, fantasy owners probably should run far away.
Giants running back David Wilson had retired from football in August due to a neck injury, but New York officially waived him Wednesday as part of a cap space procedure move. | 02/12/2015 10:17 AM
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Giants running back David Wilson had retired from football in August due to a neck injury, but New York officially waived him Wednesday as part of a cap space procedure move.
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Impact
Wilson was a first-round of the Giants in 2012. he showed exciting talent as both a kicker returner and a runner, but the 23-year-old will finish with just 115 career carries (504 yards rushing) in two seasons.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive a two-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to John Clayton. | 02/12/2015 10:00 AM
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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive a two-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to John Clayton.
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Impact
Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season making him one of the best players in all of fantasy, so missing a couple of games will hurt. That's 15 percent of a typical fantasy regular season.
The Buccaneers released quarterback Josh McCown. | 02/11/2015 5:57 PM
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The Buccaneers released quarterback Josh McCown.
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Impact
McCown lasted just one season in Tampa Bay, and with the team likely to take a quarterback first overall, he became expendable. McCown should fine work as a backup, but may opt to retire.
Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be released before March 19 according to ESPN New York. | 02/11/2015 10:18 AM
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Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be released before March 19 according to ESPN New York.
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Impact
If he is released before March 19, then the Jets will send the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick, but if Harvin stays on the roster after that date, then New York will be giving Seattle a fourth-round selection. New York will also be responsible for Harvin's $10.5 million salary if he stays on the roster.
Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Oher has been waived. | 02/06/2015 11:56 AM
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Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Oher has been waived.
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Impact
Oher, he of movie fame, had signed a four-year deal last March, but put together another less-than-mediocre season and the team released him.
Patriots DT Vince Wilfork told WEEI radio that he was coming back for another season. | 02/06/2015 9:24 AM
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Patriots DT Vince Wilfork told WEEI radio that he was coming back for another season.
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Impact
The 33-year-old Wilfork has been one of the top interior linemen in the NFL during his career and his return for another season will make life rough for AFC East running backs.
Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Oher has been waived. | 02/06/2015 9:19 AM
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Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Oher has been waived.
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Impact
Oher, he of movie fame, had signed a four-year deal last March, but put together another less-than-mediocre season and the team released him.
Quarterback Luke McCown re-signed with the New Orleans Saints to play backup to Drew Brees. | 02/05/2015 3:00 PM
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Quarterback Luke McCown re-signed with the New Orleans Saints to play backup to Drew Brees.
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Impact
Fantasy owners hope he continues his streak of not having thrown a pass in 17 straight games and one pass since 2011.
The 49ers offense could see major changes in 2015 according to the Sacramento Bee. | 02/03/2015 2:57 PM
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The 49ers offense could see major changes in 2015 according to the Sacramento Bee.
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Impact
San Francisco is expected to return to the read-option. Colin Kaepernick had a career-high 639 rushing yards last season, but most of that came when Kaepernick was running for his life. This is good news for Kaepernick's fantasy value as he pretty much proved he can't be a conventional pocket passer. He threw for 3,369 yards, 19 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and took 52 sacks.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel checked himself into a treatment facility, according to Mary Kay Cabot Browns beatwriter for Plain Dealer. | 02/02/2015 3:38 PM
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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel checked himself into a treatment facility, according to Mary Kay Cabot Browns beatwriter for Plain Dealer.
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Impact
We don't know the reason for the treatment, but anything that can help him be a better person and football player is welcomed. His rookie season was a nightmare for both the Browns and any fantasy owners who took the gamble on him.
Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane's wrist injury turns out for be a compound fracture. | 02/02/2015 3:33 PM
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Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane's wrist injury turns out for be a compound fracture.
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Impact
Lane intercepted Tom Brady's pass into the end zone on New England's second drive of the game, but Lane hurt his wrist when Julian Edelman tackled him. The Seahawks secondary sorely missed him down the stretch. He should be fine for next season.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to coach Pete Carroll. | 02/02/2015 3:31 PM
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to coach Pete Carroll.
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Impact
Sherman injured his left ulnar collateral ligament in the NFC Championship Game, but played in the Super Bowl. He's likely to miss most offseason work, but should be ready to go for Week 1.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, 28-24. | 02/01/2015 10:52 PM
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, 28-24.
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Impact
Seattle held Gronkowski in check for much of the first half, and then the tight end caught a 22-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds left in the second quarter. This was Gronkowski's first Super Bowl win.
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse channeled his inner David Tyree, making one of the most improbable catches in Super Bowl history. | 02/01/2015 10:50 PM
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Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse channeled his inner David Tyree, making one of the most improbable catches in Super Bowl history.
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Impact
On the final drive with about a minute remaining, the Patriots defender knocked Kearse to the ground, but the ball knocked around several different body parts, never touching the ground, and Kearse reeling in the ball. It set up Seattle with first-and-goal, but rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to seal the, 28-24, victory.
Patriots running back Shane Vereen had 81 yards from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLIX. | 02/01/2015 10:47 PM
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Patriots running back Shane Vereen had 81 yards from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLIX.
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Impact
Vereen had 11 receptions for 64 yards. Seattle's defense played pretty well, intercepting two passes, but they really didn't find a way to stop Vereen and Julian Edelman. It cost them in the end.
Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews released his inner Mario Manningham, having a tremendous performance in Super Bowl XLIX. | 02/01/2015 10:43 PM
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Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews released his inner Mario Manningham, having a tremendous performance in Super Bowl XLIX.
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Impact
Matthews had never caught a pass in the NFL before and caught four passes for 109 yards with a touchdown. It was clear that his size was going to be an advantage especially in the red zone. Matthews performance will likely be forgotten due to the final result of the game, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on him because the rest of the Seattle receiving core is very average.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman could have easily won Super Bowl MVP. | 02/01/2015 10:40 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman could have easily won Super Bowl MVP.
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Impact
No one will argue Tom Brady didn't deserve MVP, but Edelman had a tremendous performance, catching nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Seattle really had no answer for New England's short passing game.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown versus the Patriots, but he is likely upset he didn't get one more yard. | 02/01/2015 10:38 PM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown versus the Patriots, but he is likely upset he didn't get one more yard.
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Impact
Seattle was on the Patriots 1-yard line on second down with about 25 seconds to go, and the Seahawks elected to put the ball in the air rather than pound the rock with Lynch one more time. Lynch was unstoppable in the second half. Russell Wilson threw a game-ending interception. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and coach Pete Carroll will have to live with that decision for the rest of their lives.
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount averaged just 2.9 yards per attempt versus the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. | 02/01/2015 10:32 PM
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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount averaged just 2.9 yards per attempt versus the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
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Impact
Blount had 40 yards on 14 carries, which was a bit surprising based on the success the Panthers and Packers had running the ball versus the Seahawks in the playoffs. However, Tom Brady did enough through the air to win the game.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a very, very costly interception in the final minute of Super Bowl XLIX. | 02/01/2015 10:31 PM
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a very, very costly interception in the final minute of Super Bowl XLIX.
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Impact
Wilson was just 12-of-21 with 247 yards, but he continued to make big plays to keep Seattle in the game. They were able to built a 10-point lead in the third quarter but failed to put away the Patriots. On the final drive with about 25 seconds left in the game, the Seahawks elected to pass from the Patriots 1-yard line instead of run it again with Marshawn Lynch. Wilson threw an interception to clinch the Patriots fourth Super Bowl victory in 14 years.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP. | 02/01/2015 10:27 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP.
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Impact
Brady was 37-of-50 for 328 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He rallied New England from 10 points down in the fourth quarter, leading two fourth quarter touchdown drives. Brady is now tied with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for most Super Bowls by a starting quarterback. He is also tied with Montana for the most Super Bowl MVP awards.
Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane left the Super Bowl with a wrist injury. | 02/01/2015 7:05 PM
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Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane left the Super Bowl with a wrist injury.
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Impact
Lane intercepted Tom Brady's pass into the end zone on New England's second drive of the game, but Lane hurt his wrist when Julian Edelman tackled him. Lane is doubtful to return.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. | 02/01/2015 5:02 PM
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Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
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Impact
No surprise here. In 12 games, Beckham gained 1,305 yards with 91 catches. He was about the surest thing in daily leagues as he finished the year with nine straight games of at least 90 receiving yards, which tied the NFL record. Beckham will be one of the first 10 receivers taken in fantasy drafts then season barring any injuries. He may even go top five.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player Award. | 02/01/2015 5:00 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
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Impact
This is the second time in four years Rodgers won the league MVP award. Rodgers was incredible this season, throwing for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Rodgers hasn't throw an interception at home in over two seasons. He is the obvious choice to be the No. 1 quarterback taken in fantasy drafts next season.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians "desperately" wants receiver Larry Fitzgerald back in Arizona according to azcardinals.com. | 01/31/2015 4:43 PM
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians "desperately" wants receiver Larry Fitzgerald back in Arizona according to azcardinals.com.
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Impact
Fitzgerald likely wants to stay in Arizona too, but his decision of whether or not to move on is going to come down to whether he is willing to take a pay cut. He is set to count $23.6 million towards the cap figure in 2015. Arizona will have to cut him in March to avoid paying his $8 million roster bonus. This news is actually good because three weeks ago, everyone was saying Fitzgerald would definitely not be in Arizona. Although it's possible he stays in the desert, it still seems more likely the two sides part ways.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones seems "destined" to franchise tag wide receiver Dez Bryant according to ESPN Dallas. | 01/31/2015 4:38 PM
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Dallas owner Jerry Jones seems "destined" to franchise tag wide receiver Dez Bryant according to ESPN Dallas.
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Impact
The price to tag Bryant would be about $13 million. Dallas wants to lock up Bryant long term, but ESPN Dallas doubts the team and Bryant will be able to reach a deal prior to free agency starting on March 10.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's hyperextended knee, that cost him a chance to help his team against Baltimore in a playoff loss is rounding back into shape. | 01/29/2015 11:27 AM
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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's hyperextended knee, that cost him a chance to help his team against Baltimore in a playoff loss is rounding back into shape.
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Impact
Bell also missed the Pro Bowl, but claims he's 85-90 percent at this point. As long as the budding superstar is ready for training camp his fantasy owners will be happy. Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman isn't on the injured list this week, although he did miss some time in the last AFC Championship Game due to a hip injury. | 01/29/2015 11:20 AM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman isn't on the injured list this week, although he did miss some time in the last AFC Championship Game due to a hip injury.
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Impact
Edelman,Tom Brady's top receiver target, caught nine passes for 98 yards in the win over the Colts. He had 92 receptions this season for 972 yards a nd four scores in 14 games.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday against Seattle. | 01/29/2015 11:09 AM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday against Seattle.
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Impact
That's a good joke, Bill. Although he did have a cold, he didn't miss any practice this week.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is dealing with a shoulder injury, but it won't keep him out of the Super Bowl, says Seattle coach Pete Carroll. | 01/29/2015 10:28 AM
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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is dealing with a shoulder injury, but it won't keep him out of the Super Bowl, says Seattle coach Pete Carroll.
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Impact
Thomas and corner Richard Sherman will both likely be less than 100 percent, but they will still give Patriots quarterback Tom Brady all he can handle.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl, but that's just for official purposes - he's going to play. | 01/29/2015 10:22 AM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl, but that's just for official purposes - he's going to play.
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Impact
In nine playoff games, Lynch is averaging 90.6 ypg on the ground and almost a touchdown per game (8). In fact, checking the prop bets, Lynch is -140 to score a touchdown on Sunday.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch. | 01/29/2015 10:13 AM
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch.
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Impact
Sherman's girlfriend is do this week, so she along with her doctor are in Arizona just in case so the cornerback won't have to fly back home to Seattle if his son is born. Now if his son will just give him about a four-hour window late Sunday afternoon it will work out for everyone involved.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been dealing with a cold the past few days. | 01/26/2015 2:13 PM
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The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been dealing with a cold the past few days.
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Impact
Brady hasn't missed practice and isn't going to miss the Super Bowl, but now he has to deal with illness, correctly pressurized footballs and the Seahawks tough defense.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (left knee) had microfracture surgery, according to Ian Rapoport. | 01/26/2015 10:46 AM
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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (left knee) had microfracture surgery, according to Ian Rapoport.
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Impact
Burfict is a difference maker on the field, but this is usually one of the last steps taken to save a knee and a career.
Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. | 01/25/2015 6:16 PM
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Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
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Impact
Just as Josh Gordon fails another drug test, it is announced that Blackmon will likely return. General manager Dave Caldwell said in December he heard good things about Blackmon's substance abuse recovery, but there is still no specific date for reinstatement. If he does return, Blackmon will be a big boost for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a test for alcohol and will be facing a year-long suspension according to Profootballtalk's Mike Florio. | 01/25/2015 5:04 PM
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Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a test for alcohol and will be facing a year-long suspension according to Profootballtalk's Mike Florio.
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Impact
To the common fan, alcohol doesn't seem like as big of a deal as marijuana, but Gordon was prohibited from alcohol consumption as part of his DUI treatment plan from July. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL substance abuse policy is "extremely strict" and clear, so Gordon will wait until 2016 to be back on the field. He will be 25 by then. Gordon led the league in receiving at 22.
Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season. | 01/22/2015 2:06 PM
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Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season.
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Impact
New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter praised the talent he has to work with on offense in Tampa Bay and included Seferian-Jenkins. Koetter worked with Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two years, so he definitely knows how to incorporate a big, pass-catching tight end. Seferian-Jenkins is 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds with blazing speed. For owners who love to take flier tight ends late in drafts, this might be the best guy to take next season.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning plans to return for another season according to Denver Post's Woody Paige. | 01/21/2015 2:45 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning plans to return for another season according to Denver Post's Woody Paige.
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Impact
Paige is a well-respected Denver sports journalist and cites "three trustworthy sources" in his report. Paige says as long as Manning passes his annual spring physical, he will be back with the team in 2015 under new coordinator Gary Kubiak. That should make all fantasy owners happy.
Oakland hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator. | 01/19/2015 9:15 PM
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Oakland hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.
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Impact
Musgrave was the Eagles quarterback coach in 2014 and was the Vikings offensive coordinator under coach Leslie Frazier. Quarterback Nick Foles took major steps back with Musgrave after his breakout season with former quarterback coach Bill Lazor, who became the Dolphins offensive coordinator this season. One good news for fantasy owners, Musgrave used Adrian Peterson a lot in Minnesota, so that could be great for Latavius Murray owners.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. | 01/19/2015 8:24 PM
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
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Impact
As expected, Sherman suffered an injury in his left arm. He could move the arm during the second part of the second half, but he played through the injury and plans to do the same versus the Patriots. It will be interesting to see how much Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tests the potentially one-armed Sherman.
Colts tight end Coby Fleener had three recpetions during Sunday's loss to the Pariots. | 01/18/2015 10:10 PM
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Colts tight end Coby Fleener had three recpetions during Sunday's loss to the Pariots.
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Impact
Fleener recorded 30 yards, just as Dwayne Allen did on four catches. Both tight ends will limit the value of the other in 2015.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday, but it was not much of an accomplishment. | 01/18/2015 10:09 PM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday, but it was not much of an accomplishment.
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Impact
He had one catch for 36 yards. All of the Colts' pass-catchers were bottled up by New England's secondary, as nobody had a good fantasy day.
Colts running back Dan Herron had just 10 carries for 51 yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 10:08 PM
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Colts running back Dan Herron had just 10 carries for 51 yards on Sunday.
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Impact
He also had two receptions for 11 yards, but Herron was not able to break loose. Zurlon Tipton vultured the Colts' lone touchdown from him as well.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a game to forget Sunday versus New England. | 01/18/2015 10:06 PM
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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a game to forget Sunday versus New England.
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Impact
He went 12-of-33 for 126 yards and two interceptions. Luck also had four rushes for 18 yards, but just a 23.0 passer rating. He will be one of the top signal-callers next season.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown on Sunday night. | 01/18/2015 10:05 PM
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown on Sunday night.
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Impact
He had just three catches for 28 yards on eight targets, so the score salvaged his day. Gronkowski is currently the best tight end in football.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman recorded a team-high nine receptions for 98 yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 10:04 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman recorded a team-high nine receptions for 98 yards on Sunday.
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Impact
He also had 11 targets, and came up big for New England on a bunch of third downs. Edelman is Tom Brady's top receiver.
Running back LeGarrette Blount was a monster Sunday against the Colts. | 01/18/2015 10:03 PM
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Running back LeGarrette Blount was a monster Sunday against the Colts.
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Impact
He had 30 carries for 148 yards and three scores. Blount now has seven touchdowns over his last two playoff games against Indianapolis.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a victory Sunday versus Indianapolis. | 01/18/2015 10:02 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a victory Sunday versus Indianapolis.
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Impact
Brady was on target, going 23-of-35 for 226 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also had three carries for 13 yards. Brady will look to win his fourth Super Bowl during his sixth appearance.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman returned to action. | 01/18/2015 8:05 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman returned to action.
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Impact
He briefly left in the second quarter, but the hip injury apparently is not serious.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman left Sunday's game with a hip injury. | 01/18/2015 7:52 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman left Sunday's game with a hip injury.
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Impact
He was able to jog off on his own, but had to go to the locker room. He is questionable to return. Edelman had four catches for 27 yards before departing.
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made his only reception count on Sunday afternoon. | 01/18/2015 6:44 PM
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Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made his only reception count on Sunday afternoon.
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Impact
The catch was the game-winning 35-yard touchdown in overtime. Kearse is not a great fantasy option, but the play was impressive nevertheless.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin came up big on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:43 PM
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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin came up big on Sunday.
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Impact
He was Russell Wilson's top target, with nine of them. Baldwin caught six passes for 106 yards, including a 35-yarder in overtime, to set up the game-winning score.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a toucdown Sunday against the Packers. | 01/18/2015 6:42 PM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a toucdown Sunday against the Packers.
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Impact
He did so on 25 carries, and caught one pass for 26 more yards. Lynch really got it going in the fourth quarter, and became the unstoppable force we all know him to be.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay. | 01/18/2015 6:41 PM
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay.
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Impact
He threw for 209 yards and rushed for 25 more. Wilson came alive in fourth quarter and overtime, where he rushed for a score, and ended the game on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse.
Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught a team-high seven passes during Sunday's loss. | 01/18/2015 6:38 PM
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Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught a team-high seven passes during Sunday's loss.
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Impact
He had 62 receiving yards and a score on 10 targets. Cobb will be a free agent, and will likely cash in whether it is with Green Bay or another team.
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson totaled a team-high 71 receiving yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:37 PM
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Packers receiver Jordy Nelson totaled a team-high 71 receiving yards on Sunday.
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Impact
Nelson had five receptions on eight targets, and was shadowed by Richard Sherman all day. He will be a top-five wideout in 2015.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 73 yards Sunday against Seattle. | 01/18/2015 6:36 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 73 yards Sunday against Seattle.
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Impact
He did so on 73 carries, but was unable to find much room in the second half. Lacy should be a top 10 pick heading into next season.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could not get in done on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:35 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could not get in done on Sunday.
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Impact
He went 19-of-34 for 178 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It was a heartbreaker for Rodgers and the Packers. He should be the first quarterback taken off the board in 2015.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) is apparently ahead of schedule on his rehab, according to azcentral sports columnist Dan Bickley. | 01/18/2015 2:28 PM
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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) is apparently ahead of schedule on his rehab, according to azcentral sports columnist Dan Bickley.
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Impact
Palmer was missed by both the Cardinals and fantasy owners and his return in time for training camp would greatly increase the value of Arizona receivers and the offense in general.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice by a sore knee, but as expected is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game. | 01/18/2015 2:06 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice by a sore knee, but as expected is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game.
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Impact
Lacy had 19 carries for 101 yards last weekend and coach Mike McCarthy was just being very conservative during the week.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against Seattle. | 01/18/2015 2:05 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against Seattle.
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Impact
You were expecting some thing else? Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He'll be put to a much tougher test today against Seattle and some ugly weather.
Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt is inactive for the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. | 01/18/2015 2:01 PM
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Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt is inactive for the NFC Championship game against Green Bay.
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Impact
Britt has an injured knee. He played every game this season, but graded out as just average. Alvin Bailey is expected to get the start.
Colts running back Trent Richardson missed Saturday's walkthrough and didn't go with the team to New England. | 01/18/2015 9:58 AM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson missed Saturday's walkthrough and didn't go with the team to New England.
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Impact
Richardson has fallen down the third on the depth chart behind Zurlon Tipton and doesn't play on special teams so his absence won't effect any fantasy owners.
Seahawks defensive lineman Tony McDaniel hasn't practiced this week due to a shoulder injury and should be considered questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against Green Bay. | 01/15/2015 3:51 PM
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Seahawks defensive lineman Tony McDaniel hasn't practiced this week due to a shoulder injury and should be considered questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against Green Bay.
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Impact
McDaniel started 14 of 16 games this season. Seattle rotates six or seven guys along the front during a game so they will still be strong even if he isn't active.
Patriots starting center Bryan Stork missed Thursday's practice and should be considered questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship against Indianapolis. | 01/15/2015 3:44 PM
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Patriots starting center Bryan Stork missed Thursday's practice and should be considered questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship against Indianapolis.
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Impact
Stork didn't have a great season, but it's always disconcerting to play a big game with a backup center. Veteran Ryan Wendell would likely get the nod if Stork can't play.
Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field for Thursday's session. | 01/15/2015 3:41 PM
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Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field for Thursday's session.
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Impact
He'll be classified as limited. Davis is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and his services will be desperately needed against Tom Brady and the Pats.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday. | 01/15/2015 3:37 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday.
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Impact
Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He has a much tougher assignment this week against the best defense in football - Seattle.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy was only a partial participant in Thursday's practice due to a sore knee. | 01/15/2015 3:35 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy was only a partial participant in Thursday's practice due to a sore knee.
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Impact
Lacy had 19 carries for 101 yards last weekend and this was just coach Mike McCarthy being very conservative. plan to play him as always.
The Colts have added Griff Whalen to the roster for Sunday's game in New England. | 01/15/2015 1:52 PM
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The Colts have added Griff Whalen to the roster for Sunday's game in New England.
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Impact
He'll take the spot of Josh McNary who was placed on the exempt/commissioner permission list. He's likely to see special team work only and has no fantasy value.
For those keeper league owners assuming that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a top keeper option - beware. | 01/13/2015 10:07 AM
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For those keeper league owners assuming that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a top keeper option - beware.
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Impact
Murray is a free agent so may not be running behind the strong Dallas offensive line next season. This season he was a workhorse, rushing the ball a total of 436 times including the playoffs and catching 61 balls. That's 497 touches!
Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood could see additional snaps with Paul Richardson done for the season due to a torn ACL. | 01/12/2015 3:56 PM
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Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood could see additional snaps with Paul Richardson done for the season due to a torn ACL.
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Impact
Norwood didn't see much action this season, catching just nine balls for 102 yards and zero touchdowns, but could be the No. 3 option behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Or the Seahawks could go more double tight end formations.
Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson's injured a knee has been diagnosed as a torn ACL and he's done for the playoffs. | 01/12/2015 3:53 PM
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Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson's injured a knee has been diagnosed as a torn ACL and he's done for the playoffs.
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Impact
He hasn't done much for fantasy owners this season (29-271-1) therefore his unavailablilty for the NFC chamampionship game shouldn't change many lineups.
Seattle cornerback Byron Maxwell (illness) missed a lot of snaps Saturday and is questionable for Sunday versus Green Bay. | 01/12/2015 3:02 PM
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Seattle cornerback Byron Maxwell (illness) missed a lot of snaps Saturday and is questionable for Sunday versus Green Bay.
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Impact
The Seahawks would prefer to have him start over Tharold Simon, particular with the quality receiving corps of the Packers coming to town.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played with a torn right quad over the last month, according to Adam Schefter. | 01/12/2015 2:58 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played with a torn right quad over the last month, according to Adam Schefter.
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Impact
This would explain his significant drop in production. There could be a lot of movement in the front office with Denver, but assuming Manning returns the offense should be potent once again next season.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas looked poised to have another big day versus the Colts after the first drive, but had just an average fantasy day overall. | 01/11/2015 8:11 PM
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Broncos tight end Julius Thomas looked poised to have another big day versus the Colts after the first drive, but had just an average fantasy day overall.
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Impact
Thomas made a 32-yard catch on the opening offensive drive for Denver that brought the Broncos down to the two-yard line. On the next play, Peyton Manning targeted Thomas again in the end zone, and defensive holding was called on the incomplete pass. Remember, Thomas destroyed the Colts in the red zone during the Week 1 contest with three touchdown catches. That drive, however, ended with a Demaryius Thomas touchdown catch, and it was the only one of the day for Denver. J. Thomas finished with six catches and 53 yards.
Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown versus the Broncos in the AFC Division playoff game. | 01/11/2015 8:08 PM
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Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown versus the Broncos in the AFC Division playoff game.
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Impact
The touchdown saved Nicks from having another irrelevant fantasy day. Nicks caught a touchdown in both games against Denver this season, so this appears to be a matchup he liked in 2014.
Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas had a decent fantasy day with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. | 01/11/2015 8:06 PM
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Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas had a decent fantasy day with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
Thomas caught the touchdown on the first offensive possession of the game, so he did little after that. Thomas also had two drops on screen passes in the second quarter, which owners say too often from him this season. There are a lot of question marks heading into the 2015 fantasy season for Thomas: will he be back in Denver and will Peyton Manning be the team's signal caller?
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Division round versus the Broncos. | 01/11/2015 8:04 PM
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Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Division round versus the Broncos.
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Impact
Allen caught all four of his targets from Andrew Luck and scored a touchdown halfway through the second quarter to give Indianapolis the lead for good. With his size, Allen is a great target for Luck in the red zone.