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Week 17
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QB A. Rodgers GB $8,800 SALARY 3.9x VALUE 34.2 FP
WR J. Edelman NE $6,800 SALARY 4.1x VALUE 27.7 FP
D ARI D/ST ARI $4,700 SALARY 5.5x VALUE 26.0 FP
WR R. Matthews TEN $5,800 SALARY 3.8x VALUE 21.9 FP
TE Z. Ertz PHI $5,900 SALARY 5.5x VALUE 32.4 FP
RB R. Burkhead CIN $4,500 SALARY 6.1x VALUE 27.4 FP
RB D. Freeman ATL $8,000 SALARY 3.3x VALUE 26.2 FP
K C. Catanzaro ARI $4,500 SALARY 3.3x VALUE 15.0 FP
WR M. Thomas NO $6,700 SALARY 4.0x VALUE 26.6 FP
      $55,700 TOTAL
SALARY
  237.4 TOTAL
FP
QB A. Rodgers GB $7,700 SALARY 4.8x VALUE 37.2 FP
WR J. Edelman NE $6,400 SALARY 5.4x VALUE 34.7 FP
D ARI D/ST ARI $3,000 SALARY 8.7x VALUE 26.0 FP
TE K. Rudolph MIN $4,600 SALARY 6.9x VALUE 31.7 FP
WR R. Matthews TEN $4,100 SALARY 7.2x VALUE 29.4 FP
TE Z. Ertz PHI $4,800 SALARY 8.7x VALUE 41.9 FP
RB R. Burkhead CIN $3,500 SALARY 9.0x VALUE 31.4 FP
RB D. Freeman ATL $7,000 SALARY 4.1x VALUE 28.7 FP
WR M. Thomas NO $6,700 SALARY 5.2x VALUE 34.6 FP
      $47,800 TOTAL
SALARY
  295.6 TOTAL
FP
QB A. Rodgers GB $40 SALARY 0.8x VALUE 32.2 FP
WR J. Edelman NE $24 SALARY 0.9x VALUE 21.7 FP
D ARI D/ST ARI $20 SALARY 1.3x VALUE 26.0 FP
WR R. Matthews TEN $17 SALARY 1.0x VALUE 17.4 FP
TE Z. Ertz PHI $20 SALARY 1.3x VALUE 25.9 FP
RB R. Burkhead CIN $13 SALARY 2.0x VALUE 26.4 FP
RB D. Freeman ATL $30 SALARY 0.8x VALUE 23.7 FP
RB C. West KC $10 SALARY 2.4x VALUE 23.6 FP
WR M. Thomas NO $25 SALARY 0.9x VALUE 21.6 FP
      $199 TOTAL
SALARY
  218.5 TOTAL
FP
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Jets' Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops 25 pounds this offseason

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has dropped 25 pounds this offseason.

What It Means:

Seferian-Jenkins' weight peaked in the mid-280s last season but now he's down to 260. His offseason regiment included hot pilates and working out up to three times a day with a Las Vegas fitness expert. ASJ's career bottomed out last year after his September DUI arrest, but it looks like he's fully recommitted himself heading into his contract year. He'll begin the season serving a two-game suspension.

On 20 targets in 2016, Seferian-Jenkins earned 0.71 Reception Net Expected Points per target. That would have ranked 14th among the 35 tight ends to see 40 or more targets on the year.

Patriots likely won't cut Dion Lewis

The New England Patriots to hold onto running back Dion Lewis, ESPN's Mike Reiss expects.

What It Means:

The Patriots are well-stocked at running back following the additions of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee but Lewis was still a standout at OTAs last week. Per Reiss, Lewis hit the line of scrimmage with a "noticeable burst" at Thursday's practice session. Lewis isn't going to be an every-down player but Reiss could see him logging about 15-20 snaps per game while also serving as the Patriots' primary kickoff returner.

Among the 69 running backs last year to top 50 carries, Lewis's 0.10 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt was 10th-most.

Eagles' Torrey Smith projected for productive year

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith's over/under is 47 catches for 820 yards and six touchdowns, according to ESPN reporter Tim McManus.

What It Means:

With wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews, and tight end Zach Ertz all likely to earn large target shares, there is not much left for Smith. Quarterback Carson Wentz is unlikely to attempt 600 passes again after head coach Doug Pederson expressed concern about the play calling ratio late last season. Smith adds an important element to the Eagles' passing attack, but he may not see enough usage to be a real fantasy factor.

Among the 95 receivers with at least 45 targets last season, Smith ranked fifth-worst in Reception Net Expected Points per target.

Jerick McKinnon adds on muscle for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon has bulked up to 211 pounds.

What It Means:

The added weight should help improve his strength between the tackles. McKinnon has been repping with the first team at OTAs, but rookie Dalvin Cook and free agent acquisition Latavius Murray are the favorites for Week 1 carries.

McKinnon's -0.13 Rushing Net Expected Points per carry last season were lowest among the 27 running backs to see 150-plus carries. In related news, the Vikings were worst in the NFL in 2016 in Adjusted Offensive Rushing Net Expected Points per play.

Packers' Ty Montgomery processing mental side of running back position

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery says he has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back.

What It Means:

"I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct," Montgomery said. "Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads." He enters OTAs atop the depth chart, but the Packers added competition after drafting three running backs, which indicates a likely committee in Green Bay.

Among the 56 running backs to see at least 75 carries last season, Montgomery finished in the top-10 with 0.08 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt.

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Jets' Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops 25 pounds this offseason

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has dropped 25 pounds this offseason.

What It Means:

Seferian-Jenkins' weight peaked in the mid-280s last season but now he's down to 260. His offseason regiment included hot pilates and working out up to three times a day with a Las Vegas fitness expert. ASJ's career bottomed out last year after his September DUI arrest, but it looks like he's fully recommitted himself heading into his contract year. He'll begin the season serving a two-game suspension.

On 20 targets in 2016, Seferian-Jenkins earned 0.71 Reception Net Expected Points per target. That would have ranked 14th among the 35 tight ends to see 40 or more targets on the year.

Patriots likely won't cut Dion Lewis

The New England Patriots to hold onto running back Dion Lewis, ESPN's Mike Reiss expects.

What It Means:

The Patriots are well-stocked at running back following the additions of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee but Lewis was still a standout at OTAs last week. Per Reiss, Lewis hit the line of scrimmage with a "noticeable burst" at Thursday's practice session. Lewis isn't going to be an every-down player but Reiss could see him logging about 15-20 snaps per game while also serving as the Patriots' primary kickoff returner.

Among the 69 running backs last year to top 50 carries, Lewis's 0.10 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt was 10th-most.

Eagles' Torrey Smith projected for productive year

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith's over/under is 47 catches for 820 yards and six touchdowns, according to ESPN reporter Tim McManus.

What It Means:

With wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews, and tight end Zach Ertz all likely to earn large target shares, there is not much left for Smith. Quarterback Carson Wentz is unlikely to attempt 600 passes again after head coach Doug Pederson expressed concern about the play calling ratio late last season. Smith adds an important element to the Eagles' passing attack, but he may not see enough usage to be a real fantasy factor.

Among the 95 receivers with at least 45 targets last season, Smith ranked fifth-worst in Reception Net Expected Points per target.

Jerick McKinnon adds on muscle for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon has bulked up to 211 pounds.

What It Means:

The added weight should help improve his strength between the tackles. McKinnon has been repping with the first team at OTAs, but rookie Dalvin Cook and free agent acquisition Latavius Murray are the favorites for Week 1 carries.

McKinnon's -0.13 Rushing Net Expected Points per carry last season were lowest among the 27 running backs to see 150-plus carries. In related news, the Vikings were worst in the NFL in 2016 in Adjusted Offensive Rushing Net Expected Points per play.

Packers' Ty Montgomery processing mental side of running back position

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery says he has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back.

What It Means:

"I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct," Montgomery said. "Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads." He enters OTAs atop the depth chart, but the Packers added competition after drafting three running backs, which indicates a likely committee in Green Bay.

Among the 56 running backs to see at least 75 carries last season, Montgomery finished in the top-10 with 0.08 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt.

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Jets' Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops 25 pounds this offseason

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has dropped 25 pounds this offseason.

What It Means:

Seferian-Jenkins' weight peaked in the mid-280s last season but now he's down to 260. His offseason regiment included hot pilates and working out up to three times a day with a Las Vegas fitness expert. ASJ's career bottomed out last year after his September DUI arrest, but it looks like he's fully recommitted himself heading into his contract year. He'll begin the season serving a two-game suspension.

On 20 targets in 2016, Seferian-Jenkins earned 0.71 Reception Net Expected Points per target. That would have ranked 14th among the 35 tight ends to see 40 or more targets on the year.

Patriots likely won't cut Dion Lewis

The New England Patriots to hold onto running back Dion Lewis, ESPN's Mike Reiss expects.

What It Means:

The Patriots are well-stocked at running back following the additions of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee but Lewis was still a standout at OTAs last week. Per Reiss, Lewis hit the line of scrimmage with a "noticeable burst" at Thursday's practice session. Lewis isn't going to be an every-down player but Reiss could see him logging about 15-20 snaps per game while also serving as the Patriots' primary kickoff returner.

Among the 69 running backs last year to top 50 carries, Lewis's 0.10 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt was 10th-most.

Eagles' Torrey Smith projected for productive year

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith's over/under is 47 catches for 820 yards and six touchdowns, according to ESPN reporter Tim McManus.

What It Means:

With wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews, and tight end Zach Ertz all likely to earn large target shares, there is not much left for Smith. Quarterback Carson Wentz is unlikely to attempt 600 passes again after head coach Doug Pederson expressed concern about the play calling ratio late last season. Smith adds an important element to the Eagles' passing attack, but he may not see enough usage to be a real fantasy factor.

Among the 95 receivers with at least 45 targets last season, Smith ranked fifth-worst in Reception Net Expected Points per target.

Jerick McKinnon adds on muscle for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon has bulked up to 211 pounds.

What It Means:

The added weight should help improve his strength between the tackles. McKinnon has been repping with the first team at OTAs, but rookie Dalvin Cook and free agent acquisition Latavius Murray are the favorites for Week 1 carries.

McKinnon's -0.13 Rushing Net Expected Points per carry last season were lowest among the 27 running backs to see 150-plus carries. In related news, the Vikings were worst in the NFL in 2016 in Adjusted Offensive Rushing Net Expected Points per play.

Packers' Ty Montgomery processing mental side of running back position

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery says he has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back.

What It Means:

"I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct," Montgomery said. "Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads." He enters OTAs atop the depth chart, but the Packers added competition after drafting three running backs, which indicates a likely committee in Green Bay.

Among the 56 running backs to see at least 75 carries last season, Montgomery finished in the top-10 with 0.08 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt.

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