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-- Ezekiel Elliott Won't Play Until Week #16 --
Thu Nov 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's has dropped his appeal, so he won't be eligible to play until week #16 when the Cowboys host the Seattle Seahawks. Should fantasy owners keep or drop Elliott?

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Last Updated:  Sun Nov 19, 2017, 12:16 PM


-- Bills Could Keep Tyrod Taylor & Look to Trade Him --
Sun Nov 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports regarding Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor... Do not assume they decline Taylor's $6 million option in 2018 and move on. His salary is manageable and they believe he'll have trade value. Expect them to explore that market before making any moves.

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Sun Nov 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Ravens Demoting Breshad Perriman --
Sun Nov 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens are demoting first-round and former starting WR Breshad Perriman, sources say. This move, which could last just this week based on how he responds, was signaled based on his practice reps.

-- Ronald Darby Says Jameis Winston Did Nothing Wrong During Uber Ride --
Sun Nov 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby said he was on the Uber ride with Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston on March 13, 2016, and is vowing his college teammate did nothing inappropriate. Darby released a statement Sunday, two days after the NFL confirmed it was investigating the female Uber driver's allegation that Winston groped her. "I felt the need to come forward and clarify some inaccurate accounts of the evening of March 13, 2016 when myself, a friend and QB Jameis Winston took an Uber ride in Arizona," Darby said in his statement. "There were three of us in the car, not just one as has been reported. Myself and Jameis were in the backseat. I am confident that nothing inappropriate in nature happened in the car that evening and Jameis did not have any physical contact with the Uber driver. The accusations are just not true."

-- Sources: Roger Goodell's Contract Extension to be Completed Soon --
Sun Nov 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed at or before the December owners meeting in Dallas, per sources.

-- HC Dirk Koetter in the Hot Seat --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports multiple sources say Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter's job is in jeopardy.

-- Packers Activate Jason Spriggs --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Green Bay Packers have activated OT Jason Spriggs (hamstring - IRDFR) from injured reserve.

-- Dolphins Release Rey Maualuga After Arrest --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports LB Rey Maualuga, arrested last nite in Miami, has been waived by the Miami Dolphins.

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Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bengals Make Player Moves --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Bengals have re-signed LB Hardy Nickerson and waived DT Pat Sims.

-- Broncos Release A.J. Derby Injured; Sign One --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ABC7 in Denver reports the Broncos have waived/injured TE A.J. Derby (shoulder) with a shoulder injury. Derby will revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers. Denver also promoted TE Austin Traylor from the practice squad.

-- Ravens Activate Danny Woodhead --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Baltimore Ravens have activated RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring - IRDFR) from injured reserve.

-- Jaguars Activate Dede Westbrook; Make Other Player Moves --
Sat Nov 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports the Jaguars have activated WR Dede Westbrook (core muscle - IRDFR) and S Calvin Pryor (ankle - IRDFR) from the injured reserve list. The team also placed WR Arrelious Benn (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season. They have also waived DT Sheldon Day and WR Jaelen Strong, and promoted WR Larry Pinkard from the practice squad.

-- No Immediate Action Coming Against Jameis Winston --
Fri Nov 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL is not expected to take any immediate action against Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston.

-- Blaine Gabbert Will Start This Week --
Fri Nov 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports the Cardinals have named QB Blaine Gabbert their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Texans.

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jameis Winston Accused of Groping of Groping an Uber Driver --
Fri Nov 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped an Uber driver in March 2016 is under review by the NFL. Talal Ansari of BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that the driver received a letter from NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel informing her that the league has heard about the allegations and "opened an investigation into this matter." A spokesperson for the NFL told PFT on Friday that the matter is under review and that the NFL has reached out to Uber to request any information they may have. The driver, identified only as Kate, says that she picked up Winston around 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13 in Scottsdale, Arizona and that Winston sat in the front passenger seat next to her. She says Winston asked to get food at a drive-thru restaurant and, per the driver, Winston "reached over and he just grabbed my crotch" while they were waiting for it to be delivered. She claims Winston held his hand there for three to five seconds. She reported the incident to Uber, but told Ansari she did not go to police because she was afraid of negative backlash if she went that route. In a statement, a spokesperson for Uber said "the rider was permanently removed from the app shortly after we learned of the incident." Russ Spielman, one of Winston's agents, said that a call from BuzzFeed News was the first he'd heard about the allegations and didn't have any other comment. BuzzFeed News Deputy News Director Tom Namako later posted a statement from Winston's representatives on Twitter. "We categorically deny this allegation. It is our understanding the uber driver was unable to identify the specific individual who allegedly touched this driver... The only reason his name is being dragged in to this is that his uber account was used to call the ride."

-- Cardinals Extend Larry Fitzgerald Through 2018 --
Fri Nov 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports the Cardinals have signed WR Larry Fitzgerald to an extension that will keep him under contract through the end of the 2018 season.

-- Cardinals Close to Extending Larry Fitzgerald --
Thu Nov 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Arizona Cardinals are on the verge of a one-year contract extension with WR Larry Fitzgerald.

-- Redskins IR T.J. Clemmings --
Thu Nov 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have placed OT T.J. Clemmings (ankle) on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

-- Marvin Lewis Calls John Ross Out --
Thu Nov 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals rookie WR John Ross played six snaps on Sunday against Tennessee. That runs his total for the season up to 17. One of those plays stuck in the mind of HC Marvin Lewis when he was asked about Ross' progress during Wednesday's press conference. He didn't hold back in calling the 21-year-old out. "John had a play last week we weren't very thrilled with," Lewis began. The play in question came on third-and-5 early in the second quarter. Ross ended up one-on-one running deep down the sideline and slowed down running when he thought Dalton wasn't going to throw him the ball. Dalton did and it fell incomplete. Ross admitted the error on the play and also the disappointment in not hardly at all after that. Lewis embraced the role of Grinch in the presser as he went deeper into Ross' progress and the rookie not running the full play on Sunday because he didn't think the ball would come to him in that coverage. "The thing I told him and it was great because Andy was with him in the hall on Tuesday," Lewis said. "For Andy, against that coverage to throw him that football, he should understand how the quarterback feels about him. That he expects him to be where he needs to be. He let his teammates down. He let me down. He let Andy down."

-- The Big Reason Why Tarik Cohen's Roles Has Been Reduced --
Thu Nov 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Chicago Bears RB Benny Cunningham has taken snaps away from rookie RB Tarik Cohen due to pass protection needs. "Benny is a veteran guy," said HC John Fox. "I mean, he's been in the league, he understands protections. Things change altogether on third down. Defenses are way more exotic. Everybody in the stadium kind of knows that it's going to be a pass if it's third-and-2 or more. So it becomes a little bit more critical. And we've gone with more veteran guys in that role thus far." Cohen plays only 13 snaps last Sunday.


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