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-- PASS: Just Sayin' --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Random rumblings from 'round the league. Browns eyeing up a quarterback or two, Huskies can play football, where's Romo, some teams have need for hands, and more. Check it out HERE!


-- Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have acquired TE Julius Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a late-round 2017 draft pick.


-- Preliminary Top 12 Fantasy Player Rankings for 2017 (PPR & Non-PPR) --
Wed Feb 8, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Free Agency 2017: Who Stays & Who Moves On --
Thu Feb 2, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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2017  PREMIUM EARLYBIRD RATES DEBUT!

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-- Martellus Bennett Watch --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New England Patriots helped TE Martellus Bennett revive his career, and it’s a mutually respectful relationship. However, keeping him in New England will be hard.

-- Source: 49ers to Sign K’Waun Williams --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports a source says free-agent CB K’Waun Williams is signing with the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve had their eye on him for a while. It’s a one-year deal.

-- Bears Shopping Jay Cutler --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have actively started seeking a trade partner for QB Jay Cutler.

-- PASS: Just Sayin' --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Random rumblings from 'round the league. Browns eyeing up a quarterback or two, Huskies can play football, where's Romo, some teams have need for hands, and more. Check it out HERE!

-- Jaguars Re-Sign One --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed restricted free-agent OL Tyler Shatley to a two-year contract.

-- Darrelle Revis' Court Hearing Delayed --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports New York Jets Darrelle Revis’ attorney Robert Del Greco says his preliminary hearing will take place on March 15th. It was originally scheduled for this Thursday. The hearing was postponed solely because of a scheduling conflict.

-- Payton Expects Brandin Cooks to Remain a Saint --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton says he absolutely expects WR Brandin Cooks to be on the team in 2017.

-- Panthers Release Paul Soliai --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have released veteran DT Paul Soliai. The move frees up $2.5 million in salary cap space.

-- Panthers Release Mike Tolbert --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have released veteran FB Mike Tolbert. The move frees up $1.725 million in salary cap space.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Geoff Schwartz Retires --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

SBNation.com reports veteran OG Geoff Schwartz is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. After playing with the giants for many seasons, he was signed by Detroit last year, but released in late August due to a numbers game.

-- Jets Make Offer to K'Waun Williams --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NJ.com reports the New York Jets have offered a contract to free agent CB K'Waun Williams, a league source said. The source said Williams has contract offers from three other unidentified teams. It is not clear how the offers measure up against one another, or what exactly the Jets offered Williams. A decision from Williams is expected later this week, the source said.

-- Cardinals Have No Interest in Jay Cutler --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals have zero interest in signing QB Jay Cutler this off-season if he's released.

-- Lions Name George Godsey --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

TheMMQB.com reports the Detroit Lions have named George Godsey Defensive Assistant/Special Projects.

-- Joey Porter Set to Plead Guilty to Disorderly Conduct --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter plans to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. Porter’s defense attorney, Robert Del Greco, said that Porter will plead guilty in City Court, Downtown on Tuesday afternoon. Porter was originally charged with aggravated assault and other more serious charges for allegedly grabbing the officer’s wrists outside a South Side bar after a bouncer denied him entrance on Jan. 8th. But Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. dropped all charges but disorderly conduct and public drunkenness citations, saying surveillance video didn’t support more serious charges. The city’s Citizen Police Review Board, police union and brass all have said the charges were warranted. The citation carries up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. NBC Sports adds Porter still faces scrutiny under the Personal Conduct Policy, where non-players (who don’t have union protection) are held to a higher standard — and where the NFL now disregards the outcome of the criminal justice process. A suspension remains possible, and not just for pleading guilty to a “disorderly conduct citation,” which sounds like “glorified parking ticket.”

-- Adrian Clayborn Rehab Update --
Tue Feb 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) just began the rehab process from the torn biceps injury he suffered in a divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks (Jan. 14th). Clayborn says the recovery time is five months from when he suffered the injury.

-- Source: Kirk Cousins Won't Sign New Deal Before Being Tagged --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Washington has nine days to apply the franchise tag to QB Kirk Cousins. One way to avoid using it would be to sign Cousins to a long-term deal before then. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cousins won’t be doing that. As explained last week in reference to all players facing the tag, there’s no reason to do it before the player is tagged. The formula for doing a long-term deal doesn’t change after the tag is applied, and the deadline for turning the tag into a long-term contract continues to be July 15th. Absent a significant premium, Cousins has every reason to sit tight and draw a second franchise tag. By rule, he’d be essentially insulated from ever being franchise-tagged again, since he’d be entitled to a 44-percent raise over his franchise tag or a similar markup upon application of the franchise tag for the third time in his career.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Panthers Host Victor Cruz --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Record reports free-agent WR Victor Cruz’s search for his next NFL team brought him to Charlotte on Monday. The former Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver and Paterson native visited with the Carolina Panthers. "Went well," Cruz told The Record in a brief phone conversation while boarding his flight to return home to North Jersey. The process of finding a new team for Cruz will continue, but Carolina can certainly be considered a strong first suitor.

-- Cowboys Restructure Smith & Frederick --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contracts of All-Pro OT Tyron Smith and All-Pro C Travis Frederick, freeing up roughly $17.3 million, moving them under a proposed salary-cap of $168 million for 2017, according to sources. The total cap will be finalized by March 9 when the league year begins. The Cowboys turned roughly $21 million of the $24 million due Smith and Frederick into signing bonus to create the room. Smith was set to make $10 million in 2017, while Frederick was set to make $14.221 million.

-- Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have acquired TE Julius Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a late-round 2017 draft pick.

-- Jaguars Release Jared Odrick --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran DE Jared Odrick. The move creates $8.5 million in salary cap space.

-- Julius Thomas Drawing Additional Trade Interest --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

FirstCoastNews.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have entertained trading TE Julius Thomas. However, the Dolphins are not the only interested trade partner when it comes to the former Pro Bowl receiving threat, according to a league source. While Thomas may not currently be part of a trade package with the Dolphins for OT Branden Albert, it doesn't mean the tight end being traded to Miami is off the table. Thomas could be traded in a separate deal to the Dolphins, the source said.

-- Steve Smith Rejects Offers to Train Players --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports retired WR Steve Smith has had offers to keep his toe in the football world. Smith says that he’s heard from wide receivers and defensive backs interested in watching film and doing on-field work with him in hopes of improving their games. He’s also heard from agents of draft prospects interested in polishing their clients’ games, but Smith is resisting all inquiries. “And I had to take a step back and I said, ‘You know what?’ If I do all these things, now I’m getting my mind and body to say I can still play,'” Smith said. “So I had to text some guys and say, ‘You know what? I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to watch film with you and work out and train with you because that means I’m telling myself and my family I’m about to go play again. And I don’t want to go through that process. I’m done playing.’ So if I’m training anybody, their last name is Smith, meaning my kids. I’m just going to love on them, and that training is less intense. The goal is so lesser. It’s, ‘Hey, let’s make sure we’re drinking water, fluid, and all that stuff.’ Out there, when you’re training for ball, it’s a different animal. So I said, ‘No.'”

-- Jaguars Could Trade Julius Thomas for Branden albert --
Mon Feb 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars have indeed discussed a OT Branden Albert for TE Julius Thomas trade, and it could happen, but as one source said this morning, "We still have a ways to go." NFL.com adds Albert will visit the Jaguars on Monday.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Tony Romo Watch --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports QB Tony Romo won’t be back in Dallas and he will be starting elsewhere next season and we’ve known that for quite some time. Sources said Romo has yet to have a formal conversation with owner and GM Jerry Jones about his immediate future, and that’s likely to take place before the Cowboys’ contingent leaves for Indianapolis, and that will be an emotional exchange for each individual. But just to be clear: Romo doesn’t have a mandate or expectation about his next NFL transaction. He isn’t dictating or demanding anything to the Cowboys, nor does he intend to do so. He understands the NFL and the salary cap and the business side of things, and is a very shrewd businessman in his own right. Sure, there are certain teams he would prefer, and other than QB Carson Palmer affirming he’s coming back for 2017, which means Arizona is out. Houston, Kansas City and Denver remain the most intriguing destinations for Romo. And Romo is plenty smart enough to know there are things he can do to facilitate a trade with one of those teams if need be. Would it be ideal to simply be released and able to sign any contract he wants with the team of his choosing? Sure. But if Jones, who now finds himself in Super Bowl or bust mode in 2017, can get a third-round pick for him, and find a cheap five-year starter with that pick to contribute to a potential championship run, it would be foolish to not at least explore those options when everyone gathers in Indy. The fact is, no one knows precisely how this will unfold, not Romo, not even Jones, but all can agree that there is no feasible path to seeing Romo back in Dallas next season. Beyond that, Romo “expects” nothing.

-- Dolphins Working to Acquire Julius Thomas for Branden Albert --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins are working on a trade with Jacksonville that would swap OT Branden Albert for Jaguars TE Julius Thomas, according to league sources. The trade may be contingent on Albert and Thomas restructuring their contracts. The players would also need to pass physicals, and a deal can’t be finalized until the start of the new league year on March 9th. However, multiple sources say that all parties are willing participants, and that includes Albert, who said so directly to the Sun Sentinel. “Why ruffle feathers when you don’t have to?” Albert said when asked about the potential trade to Jacksonville, which he wouldn’t confirm details of. “It’s the business of the game. I honestly believe where I’m going to go is the right fit. It is going to be a surprise when [the terms] comes out.

-- Cardinals Will be Aggressive in Free Agency --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim said the team's priority in free agency will be players who can make an immediate impact. “We’ll certainly be aggressive and keep our foot on the gas pedal, try to keep pushing this thing in the right direction,” Keim said. “There’s no doubt we took a step back last year. We’ve got to pick up the pieces and make some good decisions this offseason." Keim acknowledged wanting to win while the 37-year-old QB Carson Palmer and the soon-to-be 34-year-old WR Larry Fitzgerald are still around, although he said he considers himself an aggressive G.M. all the time. “There are guys like Carson and Larry where you know the end is sooner rather than later. So you have to try and build around them and, so to speak, go for it now,” he said. “But that’s our mindset every year. We’re never in a rebuilding phase. To me, you owe it to your fanbase to go for it every year, to be aggressive either in free agency or the draft. But you also have to keep in mind that you are going to do the right thing for the organization for the long-term. That’s the biggest challenge.”

-- 49ers Could Sign Jacob Tamme --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers are a strong possibility to sign free-agent TE Jacob Tamme (shoulder).

-- No PUP List for Giovani Bernard? --
Sun Feb 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (torn ACL) is expected to avoid the PUP list to start the 2017 NFL season.

-- Kelvin Beachum Played Hurt --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports former Jaguars OT Kelvin Beachum allowed a combined 27 sacks/pressures/hits, second-most on the team in 2016. Beachum was on the books for five sacks. In the run game, Beachum was responsible for 11 1/2 “bad” runs, plays that gained one or fewer yards, not including short-yardage plays that resulted in a first down or touchdown. Beachum impressed teammates and coaches during the second half of the season for fighting through consistent knee pain that forced him to sit out practice each Wednesday.

-- Dolphins Extend Cameron Wake --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has signed a new contract that keeps him with the team through 2018, the Dolphins announced today. This is the second time in the last 10 months that Wake has signed a two-year extension; he also signed one in May. This time Wake is getting $19 million over two years, including $11 million guaranteed.

-- 2017 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Sources: Brian Daboll Leaving Patriots --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots TEs coach Brian Daboll is leaving the team to become Alabama's offensive coordinator, sources say.

-- Steelers to Keep Ladarius Green, But... --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tribune-Review reports Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has indicated that TE Ladarius Green (concussion) will be back next season. He needs to pass a physical before offseason workouts begin.

-- Earl Mitchell Set to Tour --
Sat Feb 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent DT Earl Mitchell is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, and Denver Broncos.


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