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  • Kony Ealy - DE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Carolina Panthers DE Kony Ealy tied a Super Bowl record with 3.0 sacks in a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7. He also had an interception.

    Huddle Up: Ealy was lights out for the Panthers, and had they managed to come back and win he was definitely the front runner for MVP honors.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught one pass for eight yards in a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was a fantasy disappointment all postseason, though for the most part the Broncos rode their defense and ground game to the Super Bowl title. With a quarterback change likely in Denver he shouldn't suffer a similar fate next season, but the Broncos are most certainly transitioning from a high-flying passing game to a defense/run game squad that's more in line with the Gary Kubiak blueprint.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch sent a tweet Sunday, Feb. 7, indicating that he plans to retire. The tweet contained two fingers up with a picture of Lynch's green cleats hanging.

    Huddle Up: Typical Beast Mode to use no words in his apparent retirement notice. Lynch's retirement would open the door in Seattle for Thomas Rawls to become a top-tier fantasy back.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he is taking his career one year at a time, but he added that he would play another seven years if he remains healthy and can play at a high level.

    Huddle Up: Witten's level of fantasy contribution has already fallen off dramatically, so sticking around for another seven years seems like a bit of a stretch.

  • Nick Foles - QB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Nick Foles has no chance of being reacquired by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles moved on from Foles once before, and the change in coaching staff obviously didn't rekindle any sort of love affair.

  • Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte could be pursued by the New England Patriots this offseason.

    Huddle Up: New England had issues with its ground game this season, though injuries--both in the backfield and along the offensive line--had as much to do with that problem as anything else. Still, if Forte hits free agency he'd be a tremendous fit for the Patriots offense, with the pass-catching skills to fill the Dion Lewis role and enough left in the tank as a rusher to handle LeGarrette Blount's workload. About the only area he hasn't had success has been at the goal line, but the way New England hurries to the line inside the five might open doors for him as well. It's certainly food for fantasy thought as the offseason officially kicks off.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/7/16 3:15pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is seen as a starting-caliber running back capable of taking over for impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller.

    Huddle Up: There's not much to go on as the 2015 fifth-round pick only had 187 yards on 49 carries in nine games as a rookie, and to boot the Dolphins have brought in a new coaching staff.

  • Von Miller - LB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/7/16 3:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller likely will receive the franchise tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to agree on a long-term contract, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Miller's already-high pricetag jumped a bracket or two after his dominating performance in the AFC title game, and if he follows up with a similar effort in Super Bowl 50, the franchise tag might be even more of a definite possibility.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/7/16 1:22pm ET

    According to an ESPN report Sunday, Feb. 7, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is telling people close to him he is planning to retire this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Of course, we've heard this for a few seasons now, but the numbers -- he turns 30 in April, he had only 417 yards in seven games and, most importantly, would a count a league-RB-high $11.5 million against the Seattle cap if he plays this season -- and the emergence of rookie RB Thomas Rawls this past season seem to indicate that this indeed might be the end for Lynch.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/7/16 12:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon must convince NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he won't slip up again in the future in order to be reinstated. 'Our No. 1 issue here is to prevent these things from happening,' Goodell said Friday, Feb. 5. 'I'm hopeful that Josh understands that he's going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns, or any team in the NFL.'

    Huddle Up: Oddly, Gordon's troubles have been put in the back-burner and even pale in comparison to that of current Browns QB Johnny Manziel. Gordon, though, has served his time and look for him to be reinstated for the 2016 season.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/7/16 12:32pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he has not been cleared to run at this time. Bell suffered a torn medial collateral ligament during the season.

    Huddle Up: Time is still very much on Bell's side, and we'll most definitely monitor his progress throughout the offseason.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/7/16 12:31pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was named the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 6.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here after a history-making 35-TD-pass, 10-rushing-TD season, and now the challenge is to become the first NFL MVP to win the Super Bowl in the same season since the Rams' Kurt Warner in 1999.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 2/7/16 12:31pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley was named the 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 6.

    Huddle Up: After finishing third in the league with 1,106 rushing yards while playing 13 games, Gurley lived up to his massive first-year expectations, and he'll be one of the first RBs off the board in re-draft leagues this summer.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/5/16 11:10pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota was praised by retired QB Kurt Warner. 'I thought he exceeded a lot of expectations,' Warner said. 'There were things he did really well and made some great decisions. There's a lot of things he can build off of, a lot to like.'

    Huddle Up: Mariota threw for two or more TDs in half of his 12 games and finished his rookie year with 19 scores and 10 interceptions, so there are definitely things to build on heading into Year Two.

  • Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 2/5/16 11:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. 'We are still going through it,' Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. 'We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close.'

    Huddle Up: Of course, it's likely to hinge on $$$ as the 34-year-old wideout is due to count $6.14 million against the cap next season after catching a nine-year low 43 passes for 506 yards and one TD in 2015.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/5/16 7:22pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked 45 times in 2015 and has absorbed 184 over his four-year career, the most in the NFL over that time.

    Huddle Up: This makes Tannehill's accomplishments over the past four seasons even more impressive, and you'd have to think the Dolphins' pass protection only is going to get better under new offensive-minded head coach Adam Gase.

  • Mike Tolbert - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/5/16 7:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced in full all week and is probable to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

    Huddle Up: Tolbert is well-renowned as a fantasy vulture, but surprisingly that so much the case during the regular season as he scored only four -- one rushing and three receptions -- of the team's 59 total TDs.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/5/16 7:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman said he doesn't expect to line up at all against Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders in Super Bowl 50. Norman is expected to cover Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas instead.

    Huddle Up: Drawing the main attention of an All-Pro CB is only the latest bad news for Thomas, who has caught only six of his 15 post-season targets for 52 yards and no scores.

  • Thomas Davis - LB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/5/16 7:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (forearm) is expected to start in Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'Yes, yes I do (expect Davis to start) based on everything I'm seeing from him right now and what the doctors have talked about -- they talk about him every day and we go over everything he's done and what they're seeing. That's been a huge plus.' Rivera said. 'He actually took a shot in the arm yesterday and said 'I'm fine. That felt pretty good.''

    Huddle Up: The 32-year-old linebacker already has garnered much admiration after breaking his right arm in the NFC Championship Game, and will be an instant inspiration to his teammates on Sunday. Now the only question is how effective he'll be as a tackler.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 2/5/16 7:18pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said all is well with his foot Friday, Feb. 5, and he's doing off-season training in Los Angeles.

    Huddle Up: The rookie missed the season finale against the 49ers after compiling 1,294 total yards in 13 games, and will be a top-five pick in fantasy drafts next summer.

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