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Bears inform Matt Forte that they won't re-sign him

Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:51pm

Matt Forte, Instagram - [Full Article]

Matt Forte announced on Instagram that the Bears informed him that they aren't planning to re-sign him this offseason:

"Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I'm excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!"

Related players: Jeremy Langford

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears saw enough from Jeremy Langford to convince the team to let Forte walk. Langford averaged 21.3 touches for 122 yards and 1.3 TD in the three games that Forte missed. Langford finished as the #23 RB in standard formats with a significant role even when Forte was healthy enough to play. Langford is going off the board near the 2/3 turn of early 2016 fantasy drafts. He's likely to be a late 2nd round pick by summertime. As for Forte, he's on the wrong side of 30, but he's still a highly productive player and should be a hot commodity on the free agency market.

Colts expected to favor Coby Fleener over Dwayne Allen in free agency

Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:40am

Indy Star - [Full Article]

If the Colts have to choose between their two young promising tight ends – Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen – Fleener appears the better fit, at least based on how the two have been used in recent seasons. Don’t expect Fleener to end up anywhere but Indianapolis in free agency.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Colts do re-sign Fleener while letting Allen walk, Fleener will be one of our favorite sleepers heading into the 2016 season. In the 22 games that Fleener has played over the last three seasons with Allen sidelined, he has averaged 4.1 catches for 54 yards and 0.45 TD. Those averages would have been good enough to finish 7th in standard scoring and 6th in PPR at his position. When only looking at seven such games in the last two seasons, Fleener has averaged 5.4 catches for 82 yards and 0.86 TD. It doesn't hurt that he hasn't missed a game in the last three years, either. We'll be keeping a close eye on the Colts' tight end situation this offseason.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy under investigation over an alleged assault

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over an alleged assault of off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub, according to multiple reports.

A statement released Monday by Philadelphia police said that two off-duty officers, both 40-year-old black men and members of the city's police department, were injured in a fight with four black men, aged 26 through 30, around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police did not identify the four suspects, but a man familiar with the investigation confirmed to ESPN's Mark Schwarz and The Associated Press that McCoy, who played six seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, is one of the men under investigation. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case.

Related players: Karlos Williams

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy's offseason is not off to a good start. Depending on how this plays out, he could be suspended for part of the 2016 season. Karlos Williams is waiting in the wings.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seemingly announces retirement

Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:05pm

NY Times - [Full Article]

It takes a pretty big splash to make news in the middle of the Super Bowl, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch managed it. At 9:46 p.m., Eastern time, early in the fourth quarter of the game, Lynch posted a photograph of football shoes hanging from a telephone wire from his Twitter account. It was a subtle but clear message that he had chosen to end his football career at age 29.

Related players: Thomas Rawls

Fantasy Impact:

If Lynch does indeed hang 'em up, Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 5:12pm

Panthers Inactives

WR Brenton Bersin
CB Lou Young
S Dean Marlowe
RB Brandon Wegher
RB Cameron Artis-Payne
WR Kevin Norwood
DE Ryan Delaire

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 5:11pm

Broncos Inactives

QB Trevor Siemian
CB Lorenzo Doss
CB Taurean Nixon
RB Juwan Thompson
G/C Sam Brenner
G Robert Myers Jr.
NT Darius Kilgo

Report: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him he plans to retire, according to league sources.

As unpredictable as some of these decisions can be for many players, it is even more so for the ultra-unpredictable Lynch. But as of now, despite the fact that his teammates still are attempting to change his mind, Lynch's plan is to walk away from the game, something that he has shared with some in the Seahawks' organization.

Fantasy Impact:

If Lynch hangs 'em up, Thomas Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:30pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 21. Manning is fully expected to play in what may be the final game of his NFL career.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:30pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 21. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:30pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knees, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 21. Daniels had a pair of touchdowns last week and is a sneaky wager for the “first touchdown scored by” prop bet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:01pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. Manning is fully expected to play in what may be the final game of his NFL career.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:01pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:01pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knees) took full practice reps again Thursday. Daniels had a pair of touchdowns last week and is a sneaky wager for the “first touchdown scored by” prop bet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:22pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) practiced fully Wednesday. Manning is fully expected to play in what may be the final game of his NFL career.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:22pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

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