Cincinnati and Bengals QB Andy Dalton reached agreement on a 6-year, $115 million contract.
Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, Dalton can rest easy with a deal done and the security of a six-year contract in his pocket. His teammates, particularly A.J. Green, campaigned for this to get done as well, so the team has to feel good as well. Dalton earned it though, throwing for 4.293 yards and 33 touchdowns last year, both numbers amongst the top 10 of quarterbacks. He did throw 20 interceptions though, so it's not all rainbows and lollipops. He's going to have to rein those in. If he does, then he easily asserts himself as a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats and should be viewed as such moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Thomas Davis (forearm) is active for Super Bowl 50.
Just two weeks after breaking his forearm in the NFC Championship game and 13 days after the subsequent surgery to insert screws and a plate, the key cog in the middle of the Panthers top-flight defense will play and start in Super Bowl 50. He and Luke Kuechly make up arguably the best MLB duo in the league. Davis' presence will add one more player for Peyton Manning to be concerned with when reading the Panthers pre-snap set. Analysis: Matt Selz
Carmelo Anthony says he's going to rehab his knee by getting in the weight room during the All-Star break.
Melo was able to return to the Knicks lineup on Sunday and had himself a very solid game, despite the loss for New York. The plan is for him to play through it in the remaining games ahead of the break and then hit the weight room to build up strength and stability in the ailing knee. Head coach Derek Fisher believes that he will be fine long-term however if it doesn't get better and the Knicks continue to fall farther out of the playoff race in the Eastern conference, New York may have a decision on their hands. Analysis: Matt Selz
Whiteside went to the bench with an ankle injury.
Whiteside injured the ankle or foot on a rebound and came up limping a bit, so with him just recently coming back from a hip injury it's likely a precautionary move to take him out. He was effective in Sunday's loss however with a double-double off the bench behind starter A'mare Stoudemire. More updates to follow once the extent of the injury and timeframe are better known. Analysis: Matt Selz