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-- Week #16 Premium Player Rankings Released! --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Source: Jimmy Clausen Will Start Over Jay Cutler This Week --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chicago Bears plan to start QB Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over QB Jay Cutler, a source said.


-- Week #16: The Market Debuts! --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- NFL Red Zone & Overall Target Tables Debut! --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- NFLPA Files Lawsuit Challenging A.P. Suspension --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit challenging Friday’s decision to uphold the suspension imposed on Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. The 74-page document, filed in Minneapolis federal court, does not request that the suspension be lifted while the litigation is pending. While a separate motion for preliminary injunction and/or request for a temporary restraining order could be filed, a league source previously said that Peterson has decided not to force the issue in order to return and play this season. The goal via the litigation becomes securing reinstatement for Peterson as early as possible in the offseason, so that he’s not required to wait until April 15 for the NFL to revisit his status. Likewise, Peterson hopes to minimize the number of game checks he’ll lose. That number currently is six. The legal action argues that Peterson’s punishment should be only two games.


-- 2014 In-Season Eye in the Sky Reports Debut! --
Tue Sep 2, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- ALL INJURY NEWS GOES PREMIUM! --
Sun Aug 31, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Week #16 Premium Player Rankings Released! --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Wednesday 6:40 PM PT: Premium Weekly Newsletter subscribers take note. Have an early lineup deadline? No problem! The initial Fantasy Player Rankings for Week #16 (Non-PPR, PPR, & IDP sets) of the 2014 NFL season have been released for your viewing pleasure. FFMastermind.com prides itself on being one of the few newsletters on the market to release player rankings EVERY WEDNESDAY. Of course, we'll also be updating these rankings on Saturday afternoons with the latest injury news and notes as well. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.

-- Source: Jimmy Clausen Will Start Over Jay Cutler This Week --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chicago Bears plan to start QB Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over QB Jay Cutler, a source said.

-- 49ers Release Ray McDonald --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived DE Ray McDonald.

-- 49ers IR Garrett Celek; Sign One --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed TE Garrett Celek (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed free-agent RB Phillip Tanner.

-- Police Investigating Ray McDonald --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports San Jose Police are once again looking at 49ers DE Ray McDonald, this time in relation to an alleged sexual assault that occurred Monday. Police obtained a search warrant based on a preliminary investigation and served it at McDonald’s San Jose home Tuesday. According to police, at approximately 10:43 a.m. on Tuesday police received a call from a local hospital regarding a possible sexual assault victim who was receiving treatment. Officers responded and made contact with the adult female victim. The victim said she was possibly sexually assaulted a day prior. The preliminary investigation revealed the alleged suspect was DE Ray McDonald. No arrests have been made. Police said the investigation is ongoing and that no more information will be released at this time.

-- Patriots IR Dominique Easley --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have placed DE Dominique Easley (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Cardinals Sign One --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have signed WR Brittan Golden off their practice squad.

-- Aaron Rodgers Wants the Pack to Re-Sign Randall Cobb --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is urging the team to re-sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Eagles Working to Extend Brandon Graham --
Wed Dec 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSN Philly reports the Eagles are working to extend impending free-agent LB Brandon Graham.

-- Chargers Staying in San Diego in 2015 --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the San Diego Chargers will remain in San Diego for at least one more year. Amid talk that the Chargers could move to Los Angeles as soon as the 2015 season, the team released a statement this evening saying that they are committed to staying in San Diego next year. “On February 1st of every year since 2007, the Chargers have been eligible to terminate the team’s lease for Qualcomm Stadium. And each year since 2007, the Chargers have announced that the team will not exercise the termination clause and instead continue to work toward a permanent stadium solution in San Diego,” the team said in its statement. “Today, the Chargers are making the same announcement that the team has made each year since 2007: The team will not be exercising the lease termination clause and will keep working to find a publicly acceptable way to build a Super-Bowl quality stadium in San Diego. Calendar year 2015 will constitute the team’s fourteenth year of work on a San Diego stadium solution.”

-- Raiders IR Sio Moore --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have placed LB Sio Moore (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Giants IR Two; Sign Two --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Giants have placed OL James Brewer (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) on injured reserve, ending their seasons. The team also signed DT Dominique Hamilton and OG Adam Gettis.

-- Texans IR Ryan Fitzpatrick --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have placed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Adios HC Marc Trestman --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Chicago's Dan Bernstein reports Bears HC Marc Trestman is expected to be fired at the end of the 2014 season.

-- Ravens IR Two --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) and S Terrence Brooks (torn PCL) on injured reserve with a sprained foot, ending their seasons.

-- Redskins IR Colt McCoy --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have placed QB Colt McCoy (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Week #16: The Market Debuts! --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Tuesday - 12/16/2014: Premium Weekly Fantasy Newsletter subscribers take note. Your wait is OVER! The most important portion of the newsletter has been released for your viewing pleasure. The Market has been released! FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek offer his thoughts on more than 80 potential free agents in tonight's Market release. Log into your premium account to check it out now!

-- Jaguars Extend Roy Miller --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports the Jaguars have signed DT Roy Miller to a four-year contract extension through 2018.

-- Titans IR Brett Brackett; Sign One --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have placed TE Brett Brackett (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed TE Matthew Mulligan.

-- Cardinals IR Ed Stinson --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have placed DE Ed Stinson (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Check Out The SEASON FINALE of The FFMastermind Edge Podcast TONIGHT! --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our weekly podcast, The Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge, returns for the SEASON FINALE TONIGHT at 11 PM ET! Tune in to catch host Michael Nazarek and co-host Chris Rito offer a preview of Week #16 along with select Picks to Click/Flick for your fantasy starting lineup. Rito will also offer his one-hit wonders at kicker and defense. The guys will also cover all the latest player injuries and NFL news. Tune in and check it out!

-- Taylor Lewan Gets Probation --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports Titans rookie OT Taylor Lewan was sentenced to 12 months probation Monday in Ann Arbor, Mich., for his involvement in a brawl with an Ohio State fan last December. Probation was expected after Lewan, a former Michigan player, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in October. He was also ordered to pay $950 in fines and costs, plus $30 a month in probation fees and $1,714.68 in restitution to Ryan Munsch.

-- Jaguars IR Denard Robinson --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have placed RB Denard Robinson (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Bengals Keep Johnny Manziel from Scrambling to His Left --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cincinnati Bengals DC Paul Guenther had few places to turn when trying to establish his game plan against Cleveland Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel. His best prep work, though, took him to Manziel's college days. Specifically, the coach watched Manziel's losses to LSU and Missouri near the end of his final season at Texas A&M. His college career ended with two losses in three games. "Those were his worst two games in college," Guenther said. "You could see obviously what their plan was -- to keep him in the pocket or to move him to a side where he wasn't throwing." To Guenther, that meant preventing Manziel from going to his left. He wanted his defenders to force him to roll right, a practice Manziel showcased often Sunday. "I showed the players that [film] throughout the week, particularly Saturday night," Guenther said.

-- Aaron Rodgers' Worst Game as a Pro, But... --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports there are many different ways to say Sunday was one of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' worst games as a pro. PFF gave him his lowest grade (minus-2.1) since 2008, his first season as a starter. PFF counted six drops, but ESPN Stats & Information had seven, assigning one to TE Richard Rodgers where PFF did not.

-- Colts Won't Rest Starters --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts don’t have much to play for in Weeks 16 and 17. They’ve already clinched the AFC South, but they’re highly unlikely to catch the Patriots or Broncos to earn a first-round bye. So will they rest their starters in the next two games? Nope. Colts HC Chuck Pagano says he doesn’t believe in resting starters at the end of the season. When reporters asked him today if Andrew Luck should get some time off for the last two games, Pagano seemed surprised by the suggestion. “To sit him? Why?” Pagano said. “You could walk out of this building and get run over tonight. You know what I mean. You’ve got to live. You go tell him. That’s the way he is. We’ve got to make decisions, do the right thing and protect guys from themselves in the right situation. But we’re going to try to win a football game and we’re going to play.” Pagano noted that the Colts had nothing to play for in Week 17 two years ago but still played their players in the finale. “No, we could have done that in 2012. We’re going to play them all,” Pagano said. “Try to win them all because you never know what’s going to happen. All we can control is what we can control, and we can control how we go play on Sunday. I don’t what’s going to happen with the rest of the division and the conference. We’re going to do everything we can to give ourselves the best possible chance in the playoffs.”

-- ESPN Extends Jon Gruden --
Tue Dec 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports any thoughts of Jon Gruden leaving ESPN to return to coach the Oakland Raiders can now be put to rest. The network announced a contract extension for their Monday Night Football broadcast analyst during halftime of the game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears on Monday night. The deal extends Gruden’s deal with the network through the 2021 season. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico said on the broadcast that the deal will keep Gruden “out of coaching.”

-- NFL Red Zone & Overall Target Tables Debut! --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Looking for targeting information after the 15th week of the season, but can't find it? Well, FFMastermind.com premium In-Season Weekly Newsletters subscribers have access to our Comprehensive NFL Targeting Tables each week. The first official cut of these tables debut on Monday and will be updated each week (Tuesdays) as we move along during the 2014 NFL season. We not only tell you how many targets players got in a game, but also how many RED ZONE targets as well as RED ZONE CATCHES! This information is critical information to be utilized when making mid-week fantasy player waiver moves. Log into your premium account and check it out now!

-- Sources: HC Jay Gruden Going Nowhere --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports sources say Washington Redskins HC Jay Gruden has been told he will return next season as the team's head coach.

-- Matt Bayley Wins 2012 FFWC $200K Fantasy Championship --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com would like to congratulate premium subscriber Matt Bayley on winning the 2012 Fantasy Football World Championships and the $200,000 that goes along with it. Matt's fantastic trio of wideouts including Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White, and Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker carried his team to the big win!

-- Chargers IR Donald Butler --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Diego Chargers have placed LB Donald Butler (elbow) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Titans IR Jake Locker; Sign One --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have placed QB Jake Locker (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed free-agent QB Jordan Palmer.

-- Bills Activate C.J. Spiller --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports the Bills have activated RB C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) from injured reserve designated for return. His readiness for a return to action will be gauged later this week.

-- Buccaneers IR Three --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed WR Louis Murphy (ankle), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back), and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

-- RGIII Expected to Start This Week --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Redskins official website reports the Redskins plan to start QB Robert Griffin III this week against the Eagles.

-- Panthers Make Player Moves --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Carolina Panthers have signed DT Kyle Love and reinstated DE Frank Alexander after the end of his 10-game suspension. They would still need to make another roster move to get Alexander on the 53-man roster as they have an exemption until next Monday and they waived DT Micanor Regis to clear space for Love.

-- Falcons IR Robert Alford --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports the Falcons have placed CB Robert Alford (wrist surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Ryan Lindley Will Start This Week --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said QB Ryan Lindley will start this week against the Seahawks. Arians also said there will be a package for QB Logan Thomas for the game.

-- HC Joe Philbin's Days Numbered --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins HC Joe Philbin fate seems sealed following Sunday's 41-13 blowout loss at the hands of the New England Patriots. It wasn't so much this lone failure that is the coach's undoing but rather the last two weeks in which Philbin has been unable to coax his team to play well in the biggest games of the year -- games that decided Miami's postseason status. And in that regard, the failures against Baltimore and New England resembled the team's inability to close in the final two games of the 2013 season when the playoffs beckoned and the Dolphins could not win even once to reach the postseason. So now Philbin's days are numbered.

-- Mid-Season Sale: Weekly Premium Newsletters Only $14.95! --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The majority of the FFMastermind.com Weekly In-Season Fantasy Newsletter is written by FOUR-peat champion of the SI.com Fantasy Experts League, Michael Nazarek. Not only does this newsletter help premium subscribers wins thousands of dollars, but it also contains DAILY RELEASES OF CRITICAL FANTASY INFORMATION! See for yourself what's included by clicking HERE and make sure to check out a few samples. There's a reason why Nazarek has been so successful competing against the experts over the past 19 seasons. Hard work, solid advice, and great fantasy strategy is the backbone of FFMastermind.com. Check it out! Best of all, the cost of these newsletters is only $14.95 during our MID-SEASON SALE for the rest of 2014!

-- NFLPA Files Lawsuit Challenging A.P. Suspension --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit challenging Friday’s decision to uphold the suspension imposed on Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. The 74-page document, filed in Minneapolis federal court, does not request that the suspension be lifted while the litigation is pending. While a separate motion for preliminary injunction and/or request for a temporary restraining order could be filed, a league source previously said that Peterson has decided not to force the issue in order to return and play this season. The goal via the litigation becomes securing reinstatement for Peterson as early as possible in the offseason, so that he’s not required to wait until April 15 for the NFL to revisit his status. Likewise, Peterson hopes to minimize the number of game checks he’ll lose. That number currently is six. The legal action argues that Peterson’s punishment should be only two games.

-- Torrey Smith Plays 81% of Snaps on Sunday --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith played 52-of-64 (81%) of the snaps on Sunday against the Jaguars.

-- Hill Nearly Doubles Bernard's Snaps --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill played on 47 snaps on Sunday, while RB Giovani Bernard played 28 against the Browns.

-- Patriots RB Snap Count Watch --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the return of RB Jonas Gray (17 snaps) stood out for the New England Patriots on Sunday, as he had played five of 214 snaps over the previous three games. After playing no snaps in the first half Sunday, Gray was the only running back to have at least one snap on every drive of the second half, with his progression looking like this: 4, 4, 1, 3, 1, 4. His inclusion into the attack was one of the notable personnel-related halftime adjustments. Of RB LeGarrette Blount's 15 snaps, nine came in the first half. RB Shane Vereen played on 50% of the snaps, 32 of 64.

-- Moncrief Plays More Snaps Than Nicks Again --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief played 32 snaps on Sunday against the Texans, while WR Hakeem Nicks played just 22.

-- Julius Thomas Plays 44% of the Snaps on Sunday --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas played 29-of-66 (44%) of the offensive snaps on Sunday against the Chargers.

-- HC Tom Coughlin Going Nowhere --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post reports there's a 99.9% chance that HC Tom Coughlin remains the team's head coach in 2015.

-- Texans Sign Case Keenum --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have signed QB Case Keenum off the St. Louis Rams' practice squad.

-- Johnny Manziel Will Start This Week --
Mon Dec 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns HC Mike Pettine said QB Johnny Manziel will start this week against the Panthers.


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