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  • Byron Pringle Sneaky DFS Play

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle is nothing special, but if DFS players are scouring for a cheap wide receiver or Flex, Pringle is a good fit. In his last four games, Pringle has played 64 percent of snaps and been on pace for 81 receptions, 863 yards, and 17 touchdowns. Obviously, this is not sustainable, but behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Pringle has emerged as the Chiefs' next best option through the air. Although he has little value in Dynasty and probably won't even be drafted in 2022, fantasy managers can ride the 28-year-old's hot streak in what projects to be a shootout against the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

    Jan 20 · Source via Chiefs Byron Pringle
  • Tee Higgins Outlook

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins has gotten somewhat lost in the storm of Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase putting up record-setting numbers. However, Higgins is a solid option, and it was fairly recently that the fantasy community was in a frenzy regarding taking Higgins over Chase in 2022. Things have changed, obviously, but Higgins is still a fantastic option for DFS and will be a draft target in 2022. A tall, possession wide receiver, paired with one of the best in the game in Chase and a gunslinger in Burrow, Higgins has the potential to go off in any given week while also holding a decent floor due to the offense's electricity and the lanky receiver's talent. With the LSU reunion in Cincinnati, the former Clemson Tiger is being overlooked to a fault.

    Jan 20 · Source via Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Jerick McKinnon Outlook

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon had a surprising performance last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 12 carries for 61 yards and six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. However, this apparent breakout should be analyzed skeptically. The 29-year-old accompanied a variation of lead backs in his days with the Minnesota Vikings but managed to sign a substantial deal with the San Francisco 49ers, where he would fade to irrelevance. But the Chiefs took a flier on this speedster, and after a full season with the team, he finally played a role in this offense for one game. Throughout the season, the Chiefs have been searching for an answer at running back and cycling from one guy to another. Perhaps McKinnon is what they've been looking for all along, but based on his career's history and the abruptness of his surge, it's most likely that they'll continue rotating to the next guy and McKinnon will fade once again.

    Jan 20 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Cam Akers Outlook

    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers has officially returned after recovering from his torn Achilles in record time, and he has returned with a bang. The sophomore amassed 18 touches for 95 total yards against the Arizona Cardinals on Wild Card Weekend. After such a great performance, it seems as though Akers has returned as the Rams' feature-back; however, this notion is not reflected in his DFS cost. A mere price of $5,700 places him in the neighborhood of questionable backups Giovanni Bernard and Jerick McKinnon. Even if Akers isn't ready to assume the full workload, this price is overcompensating for an injury that has been a minimal factor since his return. Akers should be a cornerstone of all DFS lineups this week and will be a staple of the early rounds in 2022 drafts.

    Jan 20 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Devin Singletary Outlook

    Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary had a stellar end to the season and has continued his dominance into the playoffs. Last week, against the New England Patriots, Singletary had 16 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns as well three catches for 13 yards. Through the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 15 to 17), the 24-year-old was the RB2, averaging 18.5 fantasy points per game. Singletary's divisional round performance against the Kansas City Chiefs may be extremely indicative of his future outlook. Against a good defense and in what's projected to be a contested game, the Bills may choose to lean on their lead-runner: a great sign for Singletary's future value. However, the Bills may also find themselves falling behind and revert to their pass-heavy ways, neglecting Singletary, which presents some downside for Dynasty managers and potential 2022 drafters. The Bills have recently reinvented themselves around this talented rusher, but only time will tell if they choose to sustain this strategy.

    Jan 20 · Source via Bills Devin Singletary
  • Breshad Perriman Returns To Practice Thursday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (abdomen, hip) looked to be limited in practice on Thursday and is still a question mark to play on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round. Perriman sat out of Wednesday's walkthrough practice, but the good news is that he was able to get back on the field on Thursday. The 28-year-old caught only one of three targets for five yards in the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week with Cyril Grayson (hamstring) inactive. If he's able to play against the Rams, he'll be a boom/bust DFS option for fantasy gamers. If both Perriman and Grayson are unable to play, Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller would have expanded roles alongside Mike Evans in three-wide sets.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Ronald Jones II Ditches His Walking Boot

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (ankle) was back at practice on Thursday and wasn't in his walking boot as he worked with a trainer. Jones appears to be making progress after sitting out of the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but he's fighting an uphill battle to be ready on Sunday to face the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round. Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is making progress and could come off Injured Reserve to play this weekend, while Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard wait for their opportunity after splitting the backfield touches last weekend. Even if Jones somehow was able to play on Sunday and Fournette missed another game, Vaughn and Bernard would likely still be involved, which would make Jones tough to recommend in DFS contests.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Leonard Fournette Practicing Again Thursday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is practicing again on Thursday. Fournette remains on Injured Reserve and hasn't played since Week 15, but he could be trending towards a return for the Divisional Round game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. If Fournette is healthy enough to play, the Bucs will have to activate him no later than Saturday. With Fournette and Ronald Jones II (ankle) out in the wild-card round, Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard were in a timeshare in Tampa's backfield. Fournette should operate as the team's lead back if he's activated, although he might not be used as the workhorse in the running and passing game like he was before his injury, especially if Jones is able to return as well.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Titans To Make A Decision On Derrick Henry On Friday

    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (foot) is progressing well, but the team won't make a decision on his status for the Divisional Round against the Cincinnati Bengals until Friday, according to head coach Mike Vrabel. Henry has been taking contact in practice this week, but the Titans must first activate him from Injured Reserve if Henry is healthy enough to play on Saturday for the first time since Week 8. All signs are pointing to the 28-year-old being active against Cincinnati, and if he is, he should be the team's workhorse running back. Henry could be a bit risky in his first game back, especially as the most expensive RB at DraftKings, but he's also been the most dominant RB in the league when he's been healthy the last couple of seasons.

    Jan 20 · Source via Titans Derrick Henry
  • Emmanuel Sanders Remains Healthy Following Wild Card Weekend

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) made his return from injury for the Bills' playoff game against New England and caught two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. He come out of that game healthy and was able to practice in full all week, meaning he will remain active against a Chiefs team who he had great success against in October when he caught three passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Now, since that time, Gabriel Davis has emerged as a key members of the wide receiver corps; however, Sanders has not been phased out. In fact, Sanders played the third-most snaps among Bills wide receivers during the Wild Card win over New England, so if the Bills need to push the pace against the Chiefs, Sanders could be an intriguing DFS dart throw in GPP lineups.

    Jan 20 · Source via Bills Emmanuel Sanders
  • Travis Kelce Could Be In For Tough Matchup Versus Bills

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce draws a difficult matchup on Sunday against the Bills. In particular, Bills linebacker Matt Milano, who the team usually uses to cover opposing tight ends, has given up the fewest yards per target in the NFL (min. 150 targets) since 2017. Milano also leads the NFL in coverage success rate and catch rate allowed over expected. When the Bills played the Chiefs in October, Kelce had 6 catches for 57 yards, but he did find the end zone, and his clear red zone role on a good offense will always make him a fantasy option. However, with the Bills missing star cornerback Tre'Davious White, it's fair to wonder if this is a game where the Kansas City wide receivers may be more consistently impactful.

    Jan 20 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Michael Gallup Yet To Undergo Surgery On Torn ACL

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee) has yet to undergo surgery on his torn ACL, per head coach Mike McCarthy. He suffered a clean ACL tear in the Week 17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 25-year-old reportedly will undergo surgery later once the swelling subsides. Gallup will become an unrestricted free agent and may not be ready by Week 1 of the 2022 campaign since he tore his ACL towards the end of the 2021 season. He caught 35 passes for 445 yards and two touchdowns over nine games in 2021. Gallup will look to recover fully, and barring any setbacks, should draw plenty of interest from teams during the offseason. Stay tuned.

    Jan 20 · Source via Cowboys Michael Gallup
  • Leonard Fournette: Status For Divisional Round TBD

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said the team is taking a "wait and see" approach for running back Leonard Fournette's (hamstring) status for the Divisional Round matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. He's been sidelined since Week 16 due to a hamstring injury. The 27-year-old did practice on Wednesday and is trending in the right direction towards suiting up this Sunday. Giovani Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn will lead Tampa Bay's backfield if Fournette is ruled out. The Buccaneers will have until Saturday to activate Fournette from injured reserve, and if active, the Buccaneers running back is a solid value at $7,000 price tag on FanDuel.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Darrel Williams Absent From Wednesday's Practice

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday. He played through the toe injury in Sunday's AFC Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers but only logged one carry. The 26-year-old rushed for four yards on his only attempt and lost a fumble which was returned for a touchdown. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is trending in the right direction towards suiting up for the Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills. If active, it's unclear what Williams' role will be with Edwards-Helaire most likely returning and Jerick McKinnon in the mix, who led the Chiefs backfield with 18 touches for 142 yards and a touchdown in last Sunday's win over the Steelers. Williams is a risky play at his $5,500 price tag on FanDuel.

    Jan 20 · Source via Chiefs Darrel Williams
  • Elijah Mitchell Logs Full Practice Wednesday

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) participated fully in Wednesday's practice. He was limited in the team's first practice on Tuesday. The 23-year-old is fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him three weeks earlier in the season and has averaged 23 carries over in his previous three games. He's rushed for 300 yards on 69 attempts and one touchdown while catching three passes for no gain and a score. Mitchell should see a heavy workload against a Green Bay Packers defense that allows 109.1 rushing yards per game. The 49ers running back is excellent value at his FanDuel price tag of $7,300.

    Jan 20 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Giovani Bernard Logs Theoretical Limited Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Giovani Bernard (hip, knee) would have been a limited practice participant Wednesday had the team gone through with an actual session. Bernard returned from injured reserve to log 13 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown during the team's Wild Card Round victory over Philadelphia last week. Bernard's performance was entirely surprising after he notched just eight carries across 12 regular-season outings. While Bernard is dealing with injuries in his own right, his DFS viability Sunday vs. the Rams is wholly dependent upon the statuses of Ronald Jones II (ankle) and Leonard Fournette (hamstring). Ke'Shawn Vaughn would figure to continue seeing the lion's share of carries if he and Bernard split duties again, but the 30-year-old's pass-catching skills would keep him in play as a GPP option, particularly on DraftKings.

    Jan 19 · Source via Buccaneers Giovani Bernard
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Will Start, Be Less Than 100 Percent Saturday

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, thumb) will be under center for the team's Divisional Round matchup vs. Green Bay on Saturday, but he will be far from completely healthy. Garoppolo has battled myriad injuries down the stretch, but he has remained the team's top option under center, even as first-round selection Trey Lance looms. Garoppolo delivered just 172 passing yards without a touchdown during the team's Wild Card Round victory over Dallas, far from encouraging numbers ahead of a collision with the Packers where frigid temperatures await. While Garoppolo delivered just one game during the regular season without a passing score, he has combined for five interceptions over his last three outings, a concerning mark when facing a Packers defense that logged 18 picks, tied for fourth most in the league.

    Jan 19 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling Unable To Practice Wednesday

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice due to a back injury that kept him limited Tuesday. Valdes-Scantling sustained the ailment during Week 18, but like his teammates, he received a week of rest during the Wild Card Round. With the announcement that Randall Cobb (groin) will be back in the mix for Saturday's game vs. San Francisco, the Packers' wide receiving corps is getting crowded, with Davante Adams and Allen Lazard still serving as Aaron Rodgers' premier pass-catching options. Fantasy managers deploying DFS lineups will want to check back on Valdes-Scantling's status as the week progresses, as the 27-year-old logged at least 65% of the team's offensive snaps in each game that he appeared from Weeks 10-17.

    Jan 19 · Source via Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Breshad Perriman A Projected Non-Participant Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (hip, abdomen) was listed as a non-participant for Wednesday's walk-through practice, an indication of his injury status heading into Saturday's matchup vs. the Rams. Perriman played 49% of the team's offensive snaps during the Divisional Round, logging just one catch for five yards on three targets while facing Philadelphia. With injuries zapping the Bucs' pass-catching options late in the year, Perriman stood to be in line for a larger role that never materialized. The former first-round selection has largely been kept under wraps this season, although he would have some DFS appeal in GPP formats if Cyril Grayson Jr. (hamstring) is ultimately ruled out.

    Jan 19 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Ronald Jones II Would Have Missed Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (ankle) would not have taken the field for Wednesday's practice as he continues to work his way back from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined during the Divisional Round. When healthy, Jones stands to serve as Tampa's RB1, although Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard were both able to log rushing touchdowns during the victory over Philadelphia last week. Jones notched double-digit carries in each of his final two regular-season appearances, the first time he did that in back-to-back weeks all year. Fantasy managers firing up DFS lineups will want to check back over the coming days for updates to Jones' status as they become available.

    Jan 19 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Practices In Full Wednesday

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) was able to log a full practice session Wednesday, a huge positive when it comes to a potential return to action for Sunday's game. Jerick McKinnon served as the team's RB1 during its first-round victory, a role that he would likely cede to Edwards-Helaire should he ultimately receive the green light to suit up. Injuries limited the second-year back to just 10 games during the regular season, but he averaged 11.9 carries per outing when healthy. While Patrick Mahomes and his explosive pass-catching weapons garner most of the DFS appeal, Edwards-Helaire finished the year with four rushing scores in his last five games, a glimpse into the upside he possesses amidst Kansas City's multi-faceted offense.

    Jan 19 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Baker Mayfield Undergoing Surgery Wednesday

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) is finally undergoing surgery on Wednesday to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder that he suffered way back in Week 2. Mayfield also dealt with foot and knee injuries along the way, and his injuries clearly affected his play all season long. With the Browns eliminated from playoff contention, Mayfield sat out the Week 18 regular season finale. He's expected to need four months to recover from this surgery, so he won't be available for spring workouts, but Cleveland expects him to be their starting QB heading into the 2022 season. Mayfield will be playing next season on his fifth-year option, and it's unclear if they'll consider an extension for the 26-year-old. He completed only 60.5% of his 418 pass attempts for a career-low 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

    Jan 19 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Eagles Disappointed With Jalen Reagor's Season

    The Philadelphia Eagles expected more from wide receiver Jalen Reagor after his two seasons in the NFL. Despite the team's disappointment, Reagor is expected to return in 2022. Cutting the former first-rounder would result in over $7.8 million in dead salary cap space next season. Still just 23 years old, Reagor has 33 catches for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games after catching 31 passes for 396 yards and a touchdown in only 11 games in 2020. Quez Watkins showed more growth as the No. 2 receiver behind DeVonta Smith. "We want more production from Jalen Reagor," head coach Nick Sirianni said. "He has all the talent to do so. So I like him in that No. 3 spot right now to be able to make plays because he has skill, he has talent." Reagor could always turn things around in Year 3, but he'll go into fall fantasy drafts being avoided in redraft leagues.

    Jan 19 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • Jalen Hurts To Remain Eagles Starting Quarterback

    Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said that quarterback Jalen Hurts impressed in his first full season as the starter while leading the team to the postseason. Roseman believes that Hurts did enough to keep his job as the starting QB heading into the 2022 season. In his second season in the NFL, Hurts went 265-for-432 for 3,144 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also led the league in rushing yards (784) and rushing touchdowns (10) on 139 attempts. Hurts wasn't exceptional with his arm, but he avoided consistent mistakes, and the Eagles transitioned to a run-first offense midway through the season. He is still developing heading into his second full year as a starter, but his rushing prowess alone gives him a high floor as at least a low-end QB1.

    Jan 19 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts
  • Randall Cobb Expected To Play This Weekend

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (abdomen) is expected to play in the Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers roughly seven weeks after he had surgery to fix a core muscle issue, according to head coach Matt LaFleur. Cobb has been out since Week 12, but he'll return to help the Packers try to advance to the NFC Championship next weekend. The 31-year-old veteran pass-catcher does have good chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and scored five times in 12 games this year, but Cobb averaged only 2.3 catches and 31.3 receiving yards in 2021. It's also fair to wonder if he'll have his snaps limited after his long layoff. With Cobb vying for targets alongside Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling behind target hog Davante Adams, Cobb will be a touchdown-dependent, low-cost DFS sleeper in his return.

    Jan 19 · Source via Packers Randall Cobb
  • Cyril Grayson Jr. Able To Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Cyril Grayson Jr. (hamstring) was on the field for the team's walkthrough practice on Wednesday. Grayson sat out of the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles after getting injured in the Week 18 regular season finale, but it looks like he might have a chance to return for the Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Mike Evans remains Tampa's unquestioned No. 1 receiver with Antonio Brown no longer around and Chris Godwin (knee) done for the season. Breshad Perriman and Tyler Johnson operated in three-receiver sets alongside Evans last weekend, but they combined for three catches for 35 yards on six targets. If Grayson returns to face LA, both Perriman and Johnson will become even bigger long-shot DFS plays.

    Jan 19 · Source via Buccaneers Cyril Grayson
  • Leonard Fournette Practicing Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was able to practice on Wednesday during the team's walkthrough. It's unclear how much exactly Fournette did, but he won't be listed on the official injury report because he's still on Injured Reserve. But the fact that Fournette practiced at all is a good sign after he missed the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. The 27-year-old injured his hamstring in Week 15 and hasn't played since, leaving fantasy managers to wonder how big of a role he might have if he's activated from IR and plays on Sunday in the Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Rams. Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard split the backfield last week, but Ronald Jones II (ankle) could also be involved if he is able to return against the Rams.

    Jan 19 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Jaguars' McCray arrested after high-speed pursuit

    Jan 19 · ESPN Jaguars Lerentee McCray
  • Nick Caserio: Deshaun Watson Likely Done With Texans

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Deshaun Watson
  • Bengals Cut G Xavier Su'a-Filo

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors Bengals
  • Nick Bosa Misses Practice Tuesday

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (concussion) was unable to practice on Tuesday after suffering a concussion in Sunday's wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys. The good news for the 49ers defense is that linebacker Fred Warner (ankle) received good MRI results and is confident that he will be able to play on Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. He is scheduled for a limited practice Tuesday night. If Bosa, a two-time Pro Bowler, is unable to clear the league's concussion protocol and play this weekend, it's going to make things difficult on a 49ers trying to spring a big upset on the road in Green Bay. Bosa had 52 tackles (40 solo), a league-high 21 tackles for loss, 32 QB hits, four forced fumbles and a career-high 15.5 sacks in 17 regular season games.

    Jan 18 · Source via 49ers Nick Bosa
  • Elijah Mitchell Limited In Practice Tuesday

    San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) was limited in the team's first practice of the week on Tuesday. Mitchell has been on the team's injury report since he missed three games with a knee injury in Weeks 14 through 16, but he should be fine to work as the team's lead back in the Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Since returning from the knee injury, the 23-year-old rookie has carried the ball 69 times for 300 rushing yards and one touchdown against the Texans, Rams and Cowboys. He also has one receiving touchdown in that span. Green Bay's defense allowed 109.1 rushing yards per game during the regular season (tied for 10th in the league) and weren't that friendly of a matchup for the position in fantasy, but Mitchell's volume alone makes him a solid DFS play at his $5,800 DraftKings price tag this weekend.

    Jan 18 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Jimmy Garoppolo To Be Limited Tuesday

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, thumb) will be limited in the team's practice on Tuesday night, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Garoppolo suffered a sprained right shoulder in the wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, but the injury isn't believed to be serious enough to keep him from playing in this Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers. The 30-year-old has also been playing through a torn ligament in his right thumb that he suffered in Week 16. Garoppolo is as tough as they come, but he'll remain a low-upside, low-cost DFS play as the Niners look to spring a big upset over the Packers this weekend. Jimmy G is the cheapest of the starting QBs in the Divisional Round at a DraftKings salary of $5,200.

    Jan 18 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Seahawks Expected To Part Ways With Ken Norton Jr.

    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to part ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and defensive passing-game coordinator Andre Curtis, according to sources close to the team. Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Clint Hurtt is expected to be a candidate for a promotion to defensive coordinator. Veteran NFL assistant Ed Donatell is also a candidate for the position. Under Norton this year, the Seahawks defense gave up an average of 451 yards in the first five games, which was on pace to be the worst in NFL history. Seattle's defense rebounded, but they finished by allowing 379.1 yards per game, the second-most in team history. They specifically struggled in pass defense, ranking 31st in the league by allowing 265.4 passing yards per game. Hurtt, 43, has been the team's defensive line coach since 2017.

    Jan 18 · Source via Seahawks
  • Steelers Likely To Retain Matt Canada As Offensive Coordinator

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the offense had plenty of shortcomings in 2021, but he didn't place all the blame on offensive coordinator Matt Canada, suggesting that he will return in 2022. The Steelers finished 29th in rushing offense (93.1 yards per game) and averaged nine more yards per game than in 2020, when they finished last in the NFL. However, in at least 10 other offensive categories, the team was worse in 2021 than last year, including points per game (20.2), yards per game (315.4), third-down percentage (38.9) and time of possession (29:17). The Steelers had 16 fewer touchdowns than a season ago with one extra regular season game. While Canada may return for another year, the Pittsburgh offense could be in trouble with quarterback Mason Rudolph in line to start in 2022 with Ben Roethlisberger set to retire.

    Jan 18 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger Mason Rudolph
  • Budda Baker Released From The Hospital Tuesday

    Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker (concussion), who was taken off the field on a stretcher after a scary collision with running back Cam Akers late in the third quarter of Monday night's wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Rams, was released from a local hospital on Tuesday after being cleared by doctors. Baker said that he is "going to make a full recovery." The 26-year-old earned his fourth Pro Bowl nomination this year and recorded 98 tackles and three interceptions during the regular season. Baker will have plenty of time to recover from his head injury during the offseason and will return in 2022 as a key member of Arizona's secondary.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals Budda Baker
  • DeAndre Hopkins Should Be Healthy Next Month

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (knee) should be healthy in the next month. Hopkins missed three games with a hamstring injury and the team's final five games of the season, including Monday night's wild-card loss to the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. The Cardinals offense limped to the finish line and wasn't the same without the 29-year-old five-time Pro Bowl receiver. Hopkins was the clear No. 1 target for quarterback Kyler Murray when he was healthy, though, catching 42 of his 64 targets for 572 yards (13.6 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns in 10 games. That should again be the case in 2022, but it will be interesting to see what the rest of the receiving corps behind Hopkins looks like, as both A.J. Green and Christian Kirk will be unrestricted free agents this March.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals DeAndre Hopkins
  • Trey Hendrickson Able To Practice Tuesday

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson (concussion) was able to get in a limited practice on Tuesday after he suffered a concussion in the wild-card win over the Las Vegas Raiders last Saturday. Barring a setback this week, Hendrickson could pass through the league's concussion protocol and be able to play this Saturday in the Divisional Round against the top-seeded Tennessee Titans. The 27-year-old has been vital to Cincy's pass rush, earning his first Pro Bowl nod with 34 tackles (21 solo), 12 tackles for loss, 27 QB hits, three forced fumbles and a career-high 14 sacks in 16 regular season games. Hendrickson recorded a sacks against the Raiders last week as well. The Bengals D will have the tall task of trying to stop running back Derrick Henry (foot) if he returns from Injured Reserve.

    Jan 18 · Source via Bengals Trey Hendrickson
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling Limited Tuesday

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back), who didn't practice during last week's bye, was limited in practice on Tuesday. Valdes-Scantling injured his back in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Detroit Lions and was rested last week. But the 27-year-old is back on the practice field to begin the week ahead of Saturday's Divisional Round clash against the San Francisco 49ers. MVS will be a boom-or-bust DFS sleeper this week against San Francisco. He had just one game with over 100 receiving yards in 2021 and scored only three times in 11 games, but one of those scores came in Week 3 against the 49ers, when he went for 59 yards on three catches. Valdes-Scantling can disappear for large stretches, though, and he averaged only 2.4 receptions and 39.1 receiving yards per game this season.

    Jan 18 · Source via Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Aaron Jones Puts In A Full Practice Tuesday

    Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (knee) was listed as a full participant at Tuesday's practice. Jones has mostly been limited on the team's practice reports since he injured his knee back in Week 10, but he's only missed one game due to the injury. It appears that the team's bye in the wild-card round did his knee some good. The 27-year-old will be available for the Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers this Saturday. Jones will continue to operate as the 1A to A.J. Dillon's 1B in Green Bay's backfield, which makes him a little pricey at his $6,800 DraftKings salary (second-highest among RBs). Jones went for 82 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries against the Niners back in Week 3, but the 49ers run D has been strong all year and has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to RBs in the last three weeks of the regular season.

    Jan 18 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones
  • Aaron Rodgers Practicing In Full Tuesday

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (toe) was a full participant in practice on Tuesday. Rodgers fractured his left pinkie toe in mid-November, but he was practicing in full during last week's playoff bye and said his toe won't be an issue during the postseason. To be completely honest, his toe really has never been much of an issue for the future Hall of Famer, at least performance-wise, as he went 170-for-236 for 1,929 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and no interceptions in the final seven games of the regular season. He also ran the ball 13 times for 46 yards and one touchdown. Rodgers is the third-most expensive QB at DraftKings ($7,100) for the Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers. He went 23-for-33 for 261 yards, two TDs and no picks against them in a two-point win back in Week 3.

    Jan 18 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Derrick Henry Taking Contact In Practice

    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (foot) was in pads and was taking contact during practice on Tuesday. Henry didn't look to be limited at all, but the Titans want to see a full week of practice from him before they activate him from Injured Reserve. The 28-year-old should be active for the Divisional Round game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, though, barring some sort of setback. It's fair to wonder if he'll be the same dominating King Henry if he plays, since he hasn't played in a game since Week 8 after undergoing foot surgery. Henry has been the most explosive and productive RB in the NFL when he's healthy, however, and his $7,500 DraftKings salary (highest among RBs) for the week is indicative of just how good he is despite a long layoff.

    Jan 18 · Source via Titans Derrick Henry
  • Jaire Alexander (shoulder) practicing Tuesday, hopeful to play Saturday

    Jan 18 · FantasyPros Packers Jaire Alexander
  • Alabama LB Christian Harris Declares For Draft

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors nfl draft
  • Chase Edmonds Makes Minimal Impact

    Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds failed to create much noise against the Los Angeles Rams. He rushed eight times for 28 yards in Monday's Wild Card round loss. Edmonds entered the season as the main option, but that quickly changed. James Conner took advantage of his chances and finished with a career-high 15 touchdowns. It doesn't help that Edmonds missed a majority of the second half of the season due to injuries. He rushed a career-high 116 times for 592 yards in 2021. Also, Edmonds hauled in 43-of-53 targets for 311 scoreless yards through the air. He is set to become a free agent this offseason, but doesn't exactly have the stats to back him up. Edmonds certainly has potential, but always seems to end up falling behind someone on the depth chart. Hopefully, he can find the right fit for himself this offseason.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals Chase Edmonds
  • Browns' DT Malik McDowell Arrested For Public Exposure, Assault

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Malik McDowell
  • Christian Kirk Snags Six Receptions In Loss

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk saw an increased role with the team over the final month of the season. The Cardinals were without DeAndre Hopkins (knee) which meant Kirk became the No. 1 option for this team. Kirk did what he could versus the Los Angeles Rams during their Wild Card matchup on Monday. He hauled in six of his 10 targets for 51 yards in the loss. Kirk has set himself up nicely for free agency with a strong campaign during his fourth season. He posted 77 receptions and 982 yards which are both career highs for Kirk. It seems likely that some organization is going to give Kirk a nice payday this offseason. He has shown that he's not quite a No. 1 option, but he certainly can do damage on the field.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals Christian Kirk
  • Mason Rudolph Could Become Starter In 2022

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has likely taken his last snap in the NFL. The organization is under the assumption that the 40-year-old quarterback won't return in 2022. That being said, Mason Rudolph would be the next option in line. He is currently signed through the 2022 season. It appears Rudolph is in line to start next season unless the Steelers make a move in free agency or the NFL Draft. It's uncertain what direction the Steelers plan to go next year. Although, it seems possible that they let Rudolph play quarterback for one season and attempt to secure a high draft pick for a QB in 2023. There are plenty of options on the table for Pittsburgh, but it appears Big Ben will not be one of them.

    Jan 18 · Source via Steelers Mason Rudolph
  • Deshaun Watson Not Expected To Play For Texans Again

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is unlikely to suit up for the organization again, according to general manager Nick Caserio. Watson sat out the entire 2021 season due to the fact he faces more than 20 lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct. That being said, the price for Watson is uncertain due to this ongoing legal situation. The Miami Dolphins were reportedly interested in Watson, but have dropped out of the sweepstakes after firing head coach Brian Flores. At this point, there doesn't seem to be any other organizations seeking Watson. The Texans seem set with giving Davis Mills another shot under center. He showed flashes of potential during his rookie campaign in 2021. The Watson trade rumors are likely going to heat up this offseason, but it appears Houston is officially done with Watson.

    Jan 18 · Source via Texans Deshaun Watson
  • Patriots' Bill Belichick Plans To Continue As Head Coach

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Mac Jones
  • GM Mayock fired by Raiders after three seasons

    Jan 18 · ESPN Raiders
  • Kyler Murray Struggles Mightily In Playoff Loss To Rams

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray completed 19-of-34 passes for 137 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's 34-11 Wild-Card Round loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He also threw for a successful two-point conversion. He looked rattled against the Rams and was 4-of-12 for 22 yards and an interception while under pressure. The 24-year-old threw a pick-six while inside their own four-yard line and later picked off again during Arizona's next offensive drive. Despite the abysmal performance in Monday's playoff loss, Murray did have a successful 2021 season. He threw for 3,787 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while rushing for 423 yards and five scores in 14 games. The former No.1 overall pick will be a low-end QB1 heading into 2022 fantasy drafts.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • James Conner Scores In Playoff Loss To Rams

    Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner rushed four times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 34-11 wild-card round loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He also caught one of two targets for five yards. The 26-year-old punched it in from two yards out in the third quarter for Arizona's only touchdown of the game. Conner signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals and finished third in the league in total touchdowns. He rushed for 752 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching 37 of 39 targets for 375 yards and three scores. It's unclear if Conner will return to Arizona in 2022, but he will have plenty of interest from teams searching for a running back in free agency after his fantastic 2021 campaign.

    Jan 18 · Source via Cardinals James Conner
  • Odell Beckham Jr. Catches TD In Playoff Win Over Arizona

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught all four of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 34-11 Wild-Card Round win over the Arizona Cardinals. Rams QB Matthew Stafford connected with Beckham for a four-yard touchdown during the team's second offensive drive. The former Cleveland Brown has now scored in four of his last five games. Since joining the Rams, Beckham has hauled in 31 receptions for 359 yards and six touchdowns over nine games. The 29-year-old will have a vital role as one of Stafford's top targets in Sunday's NFC Divisional-Round matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Jan 18 · Source via Rams Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Cam Akers Racks Up 95 Total Yards In Playoff Win Over Arizona

    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers rushed 17 times for 55 yards in Monday night's 34-11 Wild-Card round win over the Arizona Cardinals. He also caught one of two targets for 40 yards. He came off the bench but out carried starter Sony Michel 17-to-13. The 22-year-old averaged 3.2 yards per carry but looked impressive in his second game back. The 22-year-old is less than six months removed from a torn Achilles. Akers will split carries with Michel but should have a vital role in Sunday's NFC Divisional-Round matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Jan 18 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Matthew Stafford Has Three TDs In Playoff Win Over Arizona

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 13-of-17 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 34-11 Wild-Card round win over the Arizona Cardinals. He also rushed six times for 22 yards and another score. Stafford connected with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for a four-year score in the first quarter to put the Rams on the board. The 33-year-old punched it in from the one-yard line and capped off his day with a seven-yard touchdown to star wideout Cooper Kupp. Stafford was impressive in Monday's win and will look to build on his performance in Sunday's NFC Divisional-Round matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Jan 18 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Cooper Kupp Finds The End Zone In Playoff Win Over Arizona

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught five of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 34-11 Wild-Card round win over the Arizona Cardinals. After an uncharacteristically quiet first half (1-5-0), he finished the game strong by catching four passes for 55 yards and a score. Rams QB Matthew Stafford connected with the star wide receiver for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The 28-year-old led the Rams in all receiving categories and has now scored in four straight games. Kupp will look to continue his impressive run in Sunday's NFC Divisional-Round matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Jan 18 · Source via Rams Cooper Kupp
  • Budda Baker Suffers Scary Injury Monday Night

    Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker (head, neck) suffered a scary injury in the second half of Monday night's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams. Baker took a hard hit from Rams running back Cam Akers near the goal line and appeared to lose consciousness on the play. Baker was immobilized and stretchered off the field, and he'll likely be taken to a local hospital to have his head examined. The good news is that he had movement in his extremities and gave a thumbs up before leaving the field. The Cardinals defense hasn't had any answers for the Rams offense all night long, and losing Baker, who made the Pro Bowl for the fourth time this season, won't help their cause. There's a good chance that Baker might stay overnight in a hospital as a precaution.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cardinals Budda Baker
  • Brian Flores, Brian Daboll Could Be Favorites For Giants

    Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll are believed to be on the short list as top candidates to become the New York Giants next head coach, according to multiple sources familiar with the Giants thinking. It's possible that both coaches could get interviews with the Giants, regardless of who is hired as the next general manager. However, both coaches could also be hired by other organizations before then, as they are hot head-coaching candidates elsewhere around the league. Flores is in danger of being off the market first, as he's the front-runner for the job in Houston, but one source said that Giants owner John Mara has a "great respect" for Flores and likes him personally.

    Jan 17 · Source via Giants
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Hopes To Remain With Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returned from Injured Reserve for one more game in the team's wild-card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent for the second straight year this offseason. When asked if he might re-sign again, Smith-Schuster said, "Honestly, it would be a blessing." He had 111 catches in his second season in 2018 and 97 receptions last season, but he played in just five regular season games before his shoulder injury this year and caught 15 of 28 targets for 129 yards and no touchdowns. Smith-Schuster could encounter another cold free-agent market, but the fact that he was able to return late in the year from his shoulder injury will help his cause. If he returns to the Steelers in 2022, Pittsburgh's QB situation without Ben Roethlisberger will be a big factor in Smith-Schuster's fantasy value.

    Jan 17 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Larry Ogunjobi Placed On Injured Reserve

    The Cincinnati Bengals placed defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (foot) on Injured Reserve on Monday due to a right foot injury that he suffered in Saturday's wild-card win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Ogunjobi had to be carted off the field on Saturday and will miss the rest of the postseason. With the 27-year-old out for the Divisional Round matchup against the Tennessee Titans this weekend, B.J. Hill, Josh Tupou and Tyler Shelvin could all see more playing time. In 16 games in the regular season, Ogunjobi had 49 tackles (29 solo), 12 tackles for loss, 16 QB hits and a career-high seven sacks for the Bengals defense. He was unable to record a single tackle while playing only 28 defensive snaps in the wild-card game before his injury.

    Jan 17 · Source via Bengals Larry Ogunjobi
  • Mike McCarthy Expected To Remain With Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on Monday that he expects head coach Mike McCarthy to remain the team's head coach after the Cowboys season ended on Sunday in the wild-card loss to the San Francisco 49ers. "Absolutely. Very confident," Jones said. It was a very disappointing end for a Cowboys team that had a solid regular season, but McCarthy is expected to get a chance to fix his playoff disappointment in 2022. However, he could be without both offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who are both popular head-coaching candidates throughout the league.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cowboys
  • Ezekiel Elliott Played Through Torn PCL This Year

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) said that he partially tore his PCL this year. Elliott said he won't need offseason surgery on his knee, but it's something that he had to work through during the year. "It's my job," Elliott said. The 26-year-old will be able to rest up after the Cowboys were eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers in the wild-card game on Sunday. Zeke went over 1,000 rushing yards for the fourth time in his six seasons this year, but backup Tony Pollard was more efficient and more explosive most of the time. Give him credit for not missing a single game, but Elliott certainly looked compromised at times this season. He could be more productive if he's in better health in 2022, but Pollard will be back and will continue to pose a threat to Elliott's fantasy upside.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Van Jefferson Active For Wild-Card Game Monday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (shoulder) is officially active on Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals after he was listed as questionable to play on the final injury report for wild-card week. Although Jefferson is the Rams No. 3 receiver behind Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr., he could do damage deep down the field against a Cardinals defense that has given up a lot of big plays to opponents through the air in the last three weeks of action. Jefferson also played very well against Arizona in two earlier games this year, catching eight of his nine targets for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Consider him an enticing DFS sleeper play in hopes that he can connect with quarterback Matthew Stafford deep down the field.

    Jan 17 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Rondale Moore Will Play Monday Night

    Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Rondale Moore (ankle) is active for the Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams to close out super wild-card weekend. With Moore active, Andy Isabella is a healthy scratch. Moore, a 21-year-old second-round pick last year, hasn't played since Week 15 and wasn't playing significant snaps to begin with this year before his injury, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from him in his return. He should be fourth on the receiving depth chart behind Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley. In his 14 games played in 2021, Moore caught 54 of his 64 targets for 435 yards and one touchdown.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cardinals Rondale Moore
  • James Conner Active Against Rams

    Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (ribs) is officially active for Monday night's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams. Jonathan Ward (knee) will not play. Conner was a game-time decision coming into this one, but he was expected to play after getting in a limited practice on Saturday. The Cardinals will be at full strength in their backfield with both Conner and Edmonds available against a strong Rams defense, although both Conner and Edmonds had big games on the ground in their first meeting with LA back in Week 4. Still, the fact that they are expected to be in somewhat of a timeshare on Monday evening will depress their DFS ceilings. Conner is the more expensive DFS play because of the fact that he was the much more productive back during the regular season with 18 total touchdowns (15 rushing, three receiving).

    Jan 17 · Source via Cardinals James Conner
  • Jerick McKinnon Has Big Game In Win Over Steelers

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon stepped up with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) out in the wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. McKinnon got his chance in KC's backfield when Darrel Williams fumbled a ball in the first half that was returned for a touchdown by Pittsburgh's defense. And McKinnon took advantage of his opportunity, leading the team with 12 carries for 61 yards while also catching all six of his targets for 81 more yards and a touchdown. His 12 rushing attempts were more than every other Chiefs player combined, and he averaged 5.2 yards per carry and 13.5 yards per catch. Now that he's fully healthy, he could become a weapon for the Chiefs for the rest of the playoffs, but Edwards-Helaire's impending return won't be good news for his chances of replicating this performance for DFS gamers in the Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills.

    Jan 17 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Eric Weddle Added To Rams Active Roster

    The Los Angeles Rams officially elevated formerly retired safety Eric Weddle from their practice squad to the active roster in order to play in Monday night's wild-card game against the division-rival Arizona Cardinals. Defensive back Blake Countess also joined the active roster. The Rams needed more secondary depth after starting safety Jordan Fuller (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve last week. Weddle will be active to close out super wild-card weekend, but given the fact that he hasn't played since retiring after the 2019 season, we shouldn't expect the 37-year-old to be on the field all that much. LA will also be missing safety Taylor Rapp (concussion), so Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray could have some success deep down the field if he's given enough time to throw.

    Jan 17 · Source via Rams Eric Weddle
  • J.J. Watt Activated From Injured Reserve, Will Play Monday

    Arizona Cardinals five-time Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt (shoulder), who tore his labrum and had surgery earlier this season, was officially activated from Injured Reserve and will play in Monday night's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams. All signs had been pointing to Watt playing to close out wild-card weekend after he returned to practice last week, but it doesn't make his return any less impressive. The physical freak of nature had surgery on Nov. 3 and practiced for the first time last Thursday, so it's still a stretch to think that the 32-year-old will be on the field for every defensive snap on Monday night. However, Watt could still be effective on limited snaps, and quarterback Matthew Stafford will need to keep an eye out for him when he's in the game.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cardinals J.J. Watt
  • Fred Warner Says He'll Be Good To Go

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner (ankle) posted on his Twitter account that he's confident he'll be ready for the Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers this weekend. Warner went down in the fourth quarter of the wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday with a non-contact injury and never returned to the game. We'll keep a close eye on the 25-year-old's practice participation this week leading up to the game against the Packers. The 49ers will definitely need the star linebacker to help try and slow down Green Bay's offense, especially if All-Pro pass-rusher Nick Bosa (concussion) cannot play. Warner had a career-high 137 tackles (79 solo), seven tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and half a sack in 16 regular season games for San Fran.

    Jan 17 · Source via 49ers Fred Warner
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Dealing With Shoulder Sprain

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is dealing with a "slight shoulder sprain" to his throwing shoulder, but he should be able to practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. So in addition to a torn ligament in his right thumb, Garoppolo will need to manage a shoulder sprain heading into the Divisional game against the Green Bay Packers this weekend. The 30-year-old might be limited in practices this week, but he should be able to suit up against Green Bay, but Garoppolo will be a low-upside fantasy QB as a heavy underdog on the Frozen Tundra. Jimmy G went 16-for-25 for 172 yards, no touchdowns and a costly interception in the wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys.

    Jan 17 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Tristan Wirfs Has A Chance To Play In Divisional Round

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that right tackle Tristan Wirfs (ankle) is in a walking boot right now, but there's still a chance that he can play on Sunday in the Divisional Round against either the Arizona Cardinals or Los Angeles Rams. However, Arians said it will likely come down to the wire on Sunday for Wirfs, who left the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles with a sprained ankle. Consider the 22-year-old to be questionable for the weekend, and there's a good chance he'll be a game-time decision. The Eagles were able to get consistent pressure on quarterback Tom Brady with Wirfs hurting on Sunday, so Brady's protection could be compromised if Wirfs is unable to play in the Divisional Round.

    Jan 17 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones II Remain Question Marks

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Ronald Jones II (ankle) both remain question marks heading into the Divisional Round game against either the Arizona Cardinals or Los Angeles Rams next weekend. Head coach Bruce Arians said the team will have to see if Fournette can go full speed on his hamstring, while Jones isn't cutting yet on his injured ankle. Neither RB played in the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and Fournette remains on Injured Reserve. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the backfield with 17 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown, but Giovani Bernard also had 13 carries for 44 yards and a TD while catching five of seven targets for 39 yards. It's uncertain how the touch and snap share will unfold if Fournette and/or Jones return this week, but it's fair to expect Fournette to see a reduction in workload if he's active.

    Jan 17 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette Ronald Jones
  • Emmanuel Moseley leads team with 12 tackles

    Jan 17 · FantasyPros 49ers Emmanuel Moseley
  • CeeDee Lamb Finishes With Only One Catch Against San Fran

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was held to one catch for 21 yards during the Wild Card loss to the 49ers. The sophomore was targeted five times on Sunday. However, he couldn't do much with the opportunities afforded to him from Dak Prescott. Nonetheless, while this was arguably one of the worst performances of Lamb's career, he still had a fantastic season and finished as the Cowboys' top receiving option. He has a good chance to retain that crown next year, even though he will continue to battle for targets with Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and others.

    Jan 16 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Amari Cooper Records A Touchdown On Sunday

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper finished with six grabs for 64 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Cooper was the most productive Dallas wideout, although he wasn't as potent as tight end Dalton Schultz, who led the team with seven catches for 89 yards. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old capped off another solid year, although he wasn't as effective as he was over his previous two seasons. However, if Cooper can remain healthy, he has plenty of fantasy potential, although the emergence of CeeDee Lamb as the No. 1 receiving option may certainly lower his ceiling for the 2022-23 campaign.

    Jan 16 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Ezekiel Elliott Held To 31 Yards During Wild Card Loss

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with only 12 carries for 31 yards during the Wild Card loss to San Francisco. The veteran couldn't get anything going, as evident by his atrocious 2.6 YPC. With the year behind him, he will look to get back on track next season. While he narrowly rushed for over 1,000 yards during the 2021-22 campaign, his days as a first-round fantasy option moving forward may be over, mainly based on some of his uneventful performances throughout his 17 appearances during the season. Elliott's health has also been an issue, and while it didn't cost him any time this season, it still severely negatively impacted his productivity.

    Jan 16 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Dak Prescott Unable To Lead Cowboys Past 49ers

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 254 yards and a touchdown off 23-for-43 passing during the loss to the 49ers on Sunday. He also had an interception while adding 27 yards off four carries, with one of them resulting in a trip to the end zone. The signal-caller had a decent outing, but it would be safe to assume that DFS managers were hoping for a little more. Nonetheless, with another season in the books, Prescott will have some time to recover from any residual injuries sustained during the year. Overall, he was a reliable option for fantasy managers, and if he can stay healthy, he should at least be a top-10 quarterback during the 2022-23 campaign, with the potential for higher.

    Jan 16 · Source via Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Dallas Goedert Leads Eagles In Receiving Versus Buccaneers

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert finished with a team-high six catches for 92 yards during the Wild Card loss to Tampa Bay. Overall, Goedert had a solid outing on Sunday, and it capped off what was an efficient year for the 27-year-old, who ended the regular season by totaling 830 yards and four touchdowns off 56 catches. While he began the season battling Zach Ertz for looks, he should have a much clearer path for production in September now that Ertz is in Arizona.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Dallas Goedert
  • Miles Sanders Has Only Seven Touches On Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders finished with only seven carries for 16 yards during the loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. Sanders made his return during the Wild Card round after missing time because of a hand injury. However, the 24-year-old didn't do much and even ceded an end zone opportunity to Boston Scott. Overall, the former Penn State Nittany Lion had another underwhelming year, and he ended the regular season by rushing for a career-low 754 yards and no touchdowns. Health has also been an issue over the years, and unless Sanders proves he can turn things around, he shouldn't warrant much consideration for fantasy drafts heading into the 2022-23 campaign.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Darrel Williams Officially Active For Sunday Night Football

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) is officially active for Sunday Night Football versus Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old was limited during practice throughout the week, although he appeared to be in line to play all along. Nonetheless, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) absent, Williams may benefit. He could have a productive outing, primarily since the Chiefs are projected to score a lot of points against an unreliable Steelers defense.

    Jan 16 · Source via Chiefs Darrel Williams
  • Rob Gronkowski Has Solid Performance On Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski finished with five catches for 31 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's postseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Although Mike Evans surpassed all of the other Bucs' pass-catchers, Gronk still was involved. His end zone trip marked his 15th playoff touchdown grab from Tom Brady, the most of any duo in NFL history. The veteran certainly has had his unproductive performances this season. However, he should remain one of Brady's favorite weapons in the Divisional round, regardless of whether Leonard Fournette (hamstring) can return.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski
  • Mike Evans Leads The Way In Wild Card Win

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans finished with nine catches for 117 yards during the win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also had a touchdown, finding the end zone off of a 36-yard toss from Tom Brady in the third quarter. The 28-year-old veteran continued to battle a hamstring issue entering this one. However, it didn't seem to impact his performance as Brady looked in his direction often. Nonetheless, Evans could cool off if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Cyril Grayson (hamstring) can return for the Divisional round. However, Evans should still continue to get his fair share of targets moving ahead, although potentially not as many.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Nick Bosa Out For Remainder Of Wild Card Affair

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (concussion) won't return to Sunday's Wild Card matchup versus Dallas. The 24-year-old came down hard on his head in the first half but appeared to have a chance to make it back. However, he was eventually downgraded after failing to pass subsequent concussion testing. Bosa would go on to finish with three total tackles, and if the Niners make it past the Cowboys, he should be considered questionable for the Divisional round.

    Jan 16 · Source via 49ers Nick Bosa
  • Tom Brady Leads Tampa Past Philly

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady finished with 271 yards and two touchdowns on 29-for-37 passing during the Wild Card win over the Eagles. Despite being without Chris Godwin (knee) and the recently-released Antonio Brown, the veteran did his best to get everyone involved, including Mike Evans, who finished with nine catches for 117 yards and touchdown. Nevertheless, Brady will look to keep it going and is always in the running for DFS lineups, regardless of who Tampa is hosting in the Divisional round.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Nick Bosa Exits Sunday's Game Against Cowboys

    San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (neck, head) exited Sunday's game versus Dallas with an injury. While looking to pick up a sack in the second quarter, he came down hard on his head. He make his way back to the locker room before the end of the first half, though he did give the crowd a thumbs up, a possible sign he will see the field in the second half. Nonetheless, Bosa should still be considered questionable to return, and if he doesn't make it back, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott could benefit substantially.

    Jan 16 · Source via 49ers Nick Bosa
  • Tristan Wirfs Has A Sprained Ankle

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (ankle) was ruled out of Sunday's postseason win over the Eagles. He sustained an injury in the first half that didn't look too good and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Fortunately, he's been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, which is good news considering he's widely considered one of the best linemen in the league. Nonetheless, an absence during the Divisional round could impact the play of Tom Brady and others, so hopefully, the Bucs will have the All-Pro back, even if he isn't 100 percent.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Jalen Hurts Unsure If He'll Need Surgery

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (foot) had 258 yards and a touchdown on 23-for-43 passing while adding eight carries for 39 yards during the Wild Card round loss to the Buccaneers. He also threw two interceptions, and even worse, he was observed wearing a walking boot during a post-game interview. The 23-year-old stated he's been dealing with the undisclosed ailment for quite some time, and he isn't sure if he will have to undergo surgery during the offseason. Nonetheless, despite his efficient play this year, Hurts doesn't have a firm grasp on the team's starting job for the 2021-22 campaign, so this is undoubtedly a situation to monitor moving ahead as if it could impact his draft stock.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts
  • Lane Johnson Injured Against Buccaneers

    Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Sunday's wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was listed as questionable to return. Johnson was able to practice on a limited basis this week with his knee injury, but he aggravated it in the blowout loss to the Buccaneers and wasn't able to return to the game. Jordan Mailata took over on the right side of Philly's offensive line to close out the wild-card contest. With Johnson's help, the Eagles had the best rushing offense in the NFL during the regular season, but they were completely shut down by Tampa's strong defensive front on Sunday. It didn't help that the Bucs jumped out to a big score early and never looked back.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles
  • Greg Ward Injures Back Against Tampa Bay

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward (back) injured his back in Sunday's wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has been ruled out for the rest of the game. Ward didn't see a single target in the game before leaving, and with the Eagles down big and likely to lose to Tampa, Ward will finish his 2021 season with just seven receptions on 11 targets for 95 yards and three touchdowns in 18 games played. In a run-first offense, Ward didn't have much of a chance to put up numbers behind receivers DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor. In his three NFL seasons, Ward has produced 88 catches for 768 yards and 10 touchdowns on 130 targets over 40 games played.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Trey Sermon A Healthy Scratch Against Cowboys

    San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Trey Sermon is a healthy scratch for Sunday's wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Sermon was just activated from Injured Reserve earlier this week, and he has not played since Week 12. The third-round rookie has played sparingly in his first season in the NFL, carrying the ball 41 times for 167 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and one touchdown, while adding three catches for 26 yards in nine games played. Sermon has a bright future as a dynasty/keeper stash, but with Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson Jr. and JaMycal Hasty ahead of him on the depth chart entering the postseason, Sermon is the odd man out this weekend against Dallas.

    Jan 16 · Source via 49ers Trey Sermon
  • Tristan Wirfs Ruled Out For Rest Of Game

    After trying to return for one offensive series, Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle Tristan Wirfs (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Wirfs hobbled to the locker room on the first offensive series of the game and didn't look right when he tried to return. Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen was shaken up in the first half as well, but he was able to return. In a 31-0 blowout at the start of the fourth quarter, keeping Wirfs in at less than 100% made zero sense. There's a good chance that the Bucs could start pulling other starters, including quarterback Tom Brady, before the end of the game. Brady has already been sacked four times, which could be an issue in the Divisional Round if Wirfs is unable to play.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Tristan Wirfs Questionable To Return Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle Tristan Wirfs (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles after he hobbled off into the locker room during the team's first offensive drive in the first quarter. Tampa went right down and scored on their first drive of the game, with running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn carrying three times for 22 yards. However, it was Giovani Bernard, who was just activated from Injured Reserve on Saturday, that scored the first touchdown of the game on a goal-line plunge. Bernard also caught two of three targets for 15 yards on the first drive. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Ronald Jones II (ankle) out, Vaughn and Bernard will split the backfield on Sunday, but losing Wirfs for the rest of the game won't help Tampa's cause on the ground.

    Jan 16 · Source via Buccaneers
  • James Conner Will Play Monday Night

    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer said on Sunday that Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (ribs) will play in Monday night's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams. Conner missed practice on Thursday and Friday before returning to a limited session on Saturday, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said earlier in the week that Conner would be a game-time decision this week. The 26-year-old was the RB5 in fantasy scoring during the regular season, thanks to 18 total touchdowns, but he'll be in a timeshare with Chase Edmonds in Arizona's backfield against a tough Rams defense on the road on Monday night. In two games against LA this year, Conner had 31 carries for 81 yards (2.61 yards per carry) and four rushing TDs, adding 11 receptions for 110 yards, but Edmonds missed the second game against the Rams.

    Jan 16 · Source via Cardinals James Conner
  • Josh Jacobs Plays Well During Loss To Cincy

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs finished with 13 carries for 83 yards while adding four grabs for 44 yards during the postseason loss to Cincinnati. The 23-year-old was dealing with a rib issue entering Saturday, although it didn't slow him down as he strongly capped off another solid year. Jacobs certainly hasn't hit his peak, at least it seems, so he has an excellent chance to exceed his fantasy ADP expectations heading into the 2022-23 campaign, depending on who takes over the coaching duties in Las Vegas. His health has also been an issue, so he must remain healthy for managers to benefit.

    Jan 16 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Tee Higgins Finishes With One Catch Versus Vegas

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins had just one catch for 10 yards during the win over Las Vegas. Higgins was dealing with a food issue entering this one, so he wasn't able to do much with the four targets afforded to him from Joe Burrow. However, he didn't need to, as Ja'Marr Chase stepped up to finish with nine grabs for 116 yards. Nonetheless, with some rest, Higgins should be better equipped to leave his mark against either the Bills or Chiefs in the Divisional round, and based on his play on Saturday, DFS managers may benefit from a decreased rostering cost.

    Jan 16 · Source via Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Joe Mixon Held To 48 Yards During Saturday's Win

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon finished with 48 yards off 17 carries during the Wild Card win over the Raiders. He also added four catches for 28 yards. Mixon had high expectations from DFS managers entering this one, primarily after he played so well against Vegas back in Week 11 by accumulating 123 yards and two touchdowns off a career-high 30 touches. Nonetheless, his presence at least kept the Raiders defense honest, allowing Ja'Marr Chase to consume nine of his 12 targets for 116 yards. Without a doubt, the former Oklahoma Sooner should remain in play for DFS contests during the Divisional round against the Chiefs or Bills.

    Jan 16 · Source via Bengals Joe Mixon
  • 49ers Still Committed To Trey Lance As The Starter In 2022

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will start the team's wild-card game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, but the Niners are still committed to first-round rookie Trey Lance as their starter heading into next season. It means that they are expected to explore trade options for Garoppolo, who will need surgery on his right thumb after the season. Lance was up and down in his two starts this year, going 31-for-52 for 441 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while carrying the ball 27 times for 124 additional yards on the ground. Lance will have his growing pains as the full-time starter next year, but his dual-threat abilities and elite arm strength will make him an intriguing QB2 with upside for more. Those that roster Lance in dynasty/keeper leagues should be excited about his future ceiling.

    Jan 16 · Source via 49ers Trey Lance
  • Kendrick Bourne Shines During Loss To Buffalo

    New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne finished with seven catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns during the blowout loss to the Bills on Saturday night. It was a frigid affair for all involved, and while the rest of the Pats' offense struggled, the wideout was the only bright spot. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old, former San Francisco 49er wasn't the most potent fantasy option this season. However, if Mac Jones can keep progressing and Jakobi Meyers, who is a restricted free agent, doesn't return, Bourne could see an uptick in production during the 2022-23 season.

    Jan 16 · Source via Patriots Kendrick Bourne
  • Damien Harris Doesn't Do Much On Saturday

    New England Patriots running back Damien Harris had nine carries for 30 yards during Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Bills. He also added a catch for seven yards. Buffalo dominated this one right out of the gate, so considering Harris has been dealing with a hamstring ailment over the recent weeks, it opened the door for Rhamondre Stevenson to get some work. Overall, the 24-year-old had a fantastic year, finishing just shy of the 1,000-yard mark while accumulating 15 rushing touchdowns, with Jonathan Taylor the only player to have more. It's safe to assume Harris will have some uneventful outings next season. However, he exceeded expectations and should be taken seriously in fantasy drafts heading into the 2022-23 campaign.

    Jan 16 · Source via Patriots Damien Harris