Apollo M.O.V.E. League (ID# 23617)
  • Coates struggles in season-ending loss to NE
    Sammie Coates earned two catches for 34 yards on five targets Sunday in the Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Coates alligator-armed a perfectly-thrown deep ball by Ben Roethlisberger on the Steelers’ opening possession. He had a few more chances and eventually hauled in a 30-yard catch for the Steelers’ longest gain of the night. It looked like Coates was onto something when he averaged 84.2 yards over his first five games this season but he faded quickly while battling finger and hamstring injuries. A boom-or-bust deep threat with suspect hands, Coates has a ways to go before he's back on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.16 (184th)
     
  • Eli Rogers leads team with 10 targets in AFCCG
    Eli Rogers snagged seven-of-10 targets for 68 yards Sunday in the Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: In a surprising turn of events, Rogers emerged as Ben Roethlisberger’s go-to target on Sunday. He led the team with 10 targets and did a nice job finding space against a Patriots secondary that was preoccupied with covering Antonio Brown downfield. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy put a damper on Rogers’ day by stripping him in the third quarter, leading to Pittsburgh’s first turnover of the game. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but Rogers definitely showed potential in his first season of NFL action after missing his entire rookie year due to injury. Look for him to maintain his role as the Steelers’ primary slot receiver in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.25 (299th)
     
  • Brown held to 77 yards in season-ending loss
    Antonio Brown pulled in seven-of-nine targets for 77 yards Sunday in the Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: As expected, Brown drew shadow coverage from Malcolm Butler whenever he was lined up outside. The Steelers were wise to shuffle Brown around the formation and he made a few nice plays out of the slot. Brown was a little sluggish in the first half but got going late with four catches for 51 yards after halftime. It wasn’t the ending he had hoped for, but the 2016 season proved once again that Brown is a rare talent and one of the most consistent receivers in all of football. He probably won’t go first overall like he did in most leagues last summer, but Brown remains a consensus top-five pick in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (915th)
     
  • Mitchell ineffective in return from knee injury
    Malcolm Mitchell nabbed just one-of-four targets for five yards Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Mitchell’s only catch came on the Patriots’ opening drive. On that same possession, Mitchell dropped a pass on third down, forcing New England to settle for a field goal. He was only targeted twice more after that. Mitchell was understandably rusty coming off a month-long absence. The fourth-round rookie will look to redeem himself against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Edelman erupts as Pats advance to Super Bowl
    Julian Edelman snagged eight-of-10 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Edelman has been rolling since Rob Gronkowski went out with a season-ending back injury and that trend continued in Sunday’s AFC title game. He ate up 41 yards on a catch-and-run on the Patriots’ opening drive and never took his foot off the gas. Edelman scored his fifth career playoff touchdown on a 10-yard strike from Tom Brady late in the third quarter. He’s now the Patriots all-time leader in postseason receiving yards with 937 and also set an NFL record with Chris Hogan for the most receiving yards by two teammates in a postseason game. This marks Edelman’s third trip to the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (277th)
     
  • Hogan pulls out all the stops in win over PIT
    Chris Hogan corralled nine-of-12 targets for 180 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

    Advice: If they ever make a 30-for-30 about Hogan’s career, this game might be a good place to start. There was legitimate concern about how effective Hogan would be this week after sporting a noticeable limp in the locker room after Friday’s practice. Hogan erased any doubts about his health by having the game of his life, setting career-highs in yards, catches and touchdowns. He ran circles around the Steelers’ overmatched secondary while breaking Deion Branch’s team record for the most receiving yards in a postseason game. Hogan was left wide open on his first touchdown of the night and later scored a 34-yarder on a perfectly executed flea-flicker by Tom Brady. Next up for Hogan and the Pats is a Super Bowl LI matchup against the NFC Champion Falcons. That game will be held in Houston two weeks from today. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Jeff Janis held without catch in NFCCG
    Jeff Janis was held without a catch on one target in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Even with the Packers banged up at receiver down the stretch, Janis could not carve out a role on offense. The Packers view him as a special teams only player. Janis has theoretical big-play ability, but going on 26, he's probably never going to rise above folk hero status in fantasy football. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (781st)
     
  • Taylor Gabriel held to two catches in NFCCG
    Taylor Gabriel caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards in the Falcons' NFC Championship Game win over the Packers.

    Advice: Gabriel's missed connection was a rare drop. The Falcons will need Gabriel to bust a big play or two to bring home the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 51. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:55 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1657th)
     
  • Mohamed Sanu scores TD in NFCCG
    Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' NFC Championship Game victory over the Packers.

    Advice: Sanu added a seven-yard rush out of the Wild Cat formation. The Falcons' No. 2 receiver on paper, Sanu is really just a role player in an offense that spreads the ball around like few in recent memory. A big game in Super Bowl 51 is highly unlikely. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.28 (411th)
     
  • Geronimo Allison held to one catch in finale
    Geronimo Allison caught 1-of-1 targets for 11 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: An UDFA, Allison came on surprisingly strong down the stretch for the Packers’ banged-up receiver corps. The Illinois product caught 12 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, with most of the production coming in must-win Week 16 and 17 games. Allison was quieter in the playoffs, but the 6-foot-3, 202-pound wideout went a long way towards securing a 2017 53-man roster spot. Allison’s long-term fantasy upside is limited by 4.67 wheels. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Randall Cobb ends down 2016-17 with six grabs
    Randall Cobb caught 6-of-9 targets for 82 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Cobb was the Packers’ No. 3 receiver this season, watching his down 2015 become a trend. Frequently banged up, Cobb was soundly out-produced by Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, and struggled to differentiate himself from even Geronimo Allison down the stretch. The one-time electric playmaker has busted extremely few big plays over the past two years, averaging 10.4 yards per catch. Amazingly still only 26, Cobb’s career is far from forked, but it’s fair to declare his 2014 an outlier. Cobb should be regarded as a lower-end WR3 in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (337th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery suffers rib injury in NFCCG
    Packers RB Ty Montgomery rushed three times for 17 yards in the Pack's NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons before departing with a rib injury.

    Advice: One of 2016’s most interesting stories, Montgomery had a few huge games, but also struggled mightily for consistency. The Pack did not trust the converted wideout to handle big workloads, a decision he justified by frequently suffering in-game nicks and bruises. Montgomery also dealt with complications stemming from his sickle-cell trait. Montgomery proved he can be a unique weapon out of the backfield, but the Pack will probably view him as a committee member heading into the offseason. Montgomery’s 2017 fantasy value will take a huge hit if he loses his wide receiver eligibility. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (93rd)
     
  • Hobbled Julio Jones scorches Pack for 9/180/2
    Julio Jones caught 9-of-12 targets for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' NFC Championship Game victory over the Packers.

    Advice: Playing through what FOX's Jay Glazer described as three separate foot injuries, Jones dismantled the Packers' woeful secondary. The highlight was a 73-yard touchdown in the third quarter where Jones took ownership of Ladarius Gunter's soul. Jones is at far less than 100 percent health, but it hasn't been a problem on the field. With two weeks to heal up for Super Bowl LI, Jones is going to be a nightmare for either the Patriots or Steelers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Davante Adams scores touchdown vs. Falcons
    Davante Adams caught 3-of-3 targets for 16 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Labeled one of the worst "every-day," so to speak, players in football as he played through an ankle injury last season, Adams had a breakout 2016. His 12 touchdown receptions were tied for second in football, and tripled his previous career total of four. Adams spiked his yards per catch to 13.3 after entering 2016 with an ugly 10.5 mark. Per Pro Football Focus, 407 of Adams’ 997 yards came after first contact. If there was an issue, it was Adams’ hands, as he muffed nine passes. Still somehow only 24, Adams has earned Aaron Rodgers’ trust and will be a legitimate top-15 option for 2017 after finishing as the WR7 (seriously) this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Jordy guts through rib injury for 6/67/1
    Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-9 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Nelson probably shouldn’t have been playing after suffering a gruesome ribs injury in the Wild Card round, but looked no worse for the wear as he gutted out tough catches. Returning from a torn ACL, Nelson looked a step or two slower during his age-31 campaign — his 13.0 yards per catch was his lowest since 2010 — but he made up for it with his toughness and savvy. Nelson caught a league-high 14 touchdowns, and tallied the second-most receptions of his career (97). He remains one of the best players in football. Even at age 32, Nelson should be a WR1 in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Michael Floyd mothballed for AFC title game
    Patriots WR Michael Floyd is a healthy scratch for the AFC Championship Game.

    Advice: Floyd was dreadful in last week's win over the Texans, and is paying the price with everything on the line for the Patriots this evening. Malcolm Mitchell is active, and should return to his pre-Floyd snaps/usage level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.86 (478th)
     
  • Malcolm Mitchell active for AFC title tilt
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is active for the AFC Championship Game.

    Advice: With Michael Floyd a healthy scratch, Mitchell should see a ton of snaps against the Steelers. In addition to Floyd, inactive for the Patriots are QB Jacoby Brissett, RB D.J. Foster, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Cyrus Jones, CB Justin Coleman and S Jordan Richards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Report: Julio playing through 3 foot injuries
    FOX's Jay Glazer reports Julio Jones is playing through three separate foot injuries in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: Per Glazer, Jones has two ligament issues in his toe in addition to a "mid-foot" ailment. Glazer says Jones is playing though a "lot" of pain. Jones caught two passes on Atlanta's opening drive, so the injuries haven't been an issue on the field yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) officially active for NFCCG
    Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness) is active for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: So are Davante Adams (ankle), Geronimo Allison (hamstring), Morgan Burnett (thigh) and Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion). Nelson missed Friday's practice with the flu but was limited at the Packers' other two sessions this week. He plans to play with a Kevlar vest to protect his broken ribs. QB Joe Callahan, FB Joe Kerridge, WR Max McCaffrey, T Kyle Murphy, DT Christian Ringo, RB James Starks and CB Herb Waters round out the Packers' inactives for Sunday's NFC Championship. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Davante Adams (ankle) is active for NFCCG
    Davante Adams (ankle) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: As are Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Adams did not practice at all this week and reportedly did not run any routes in the pre-game warm-up. With Nelson back, it is possible Adams is nothing more than an emergency option. He is a risky DFS bet, albeit one with a sky-high ceiling. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Nelson, Adams, Allison all active for NFCCG
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: As are Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Despite being active, Nelson's ability to play a full complement of snaps is in serious question despite a Kevlar vest which he hopes will protect his broken ribs. Nelson is a dart throw at best in DFS, but he is a high-upside one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Geronimo Allison (hamstring) active for NFCCG
    Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Allison will suit up despite sitting out the entire week of practice. With both Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Davante Adams (ankle) also active, Allison's role is unclear, but it would not be surprising if either Nelson or Adams (or both) were not able to finish the game. Allison is as good a low-priced flier as any in DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Geronimo expected to get the green light
    Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: He was a DNP at practice this week but will give it a go in Sunday's do-or-die game at the Georgia Dome. Allison played the Falcons in his NFL debut, catching two-of-four targets for 21 yards and a touchdown back in Week 8. Playing at much less than 100 percent, Allison will be a tough sell as a DFS dart throw this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Adams (ankle) expected to suit up Sunday
    Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: The Packers' receiving corps is pretty banged up but it looks like they'll have all their heavy hitters on hand for Sunday's NFC title game. That includes Adams, who went for 74 yards on 12 catches against Atlanta when he faced them in Week 8. It's fair to wonder how effective Adams will be after missing all three practices this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Jordy (ribs) expected to play with Kevlar vest
    Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness, questionable) is expected to play with a Kevlar vest in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Nelson practiced twice this week but wasn't cleared for any contact. Under normal circumstances Nelson would likely have been ruled out, but instead he'll wear a protective vest made from Kevlar. Tony Romo wore a similar vest when he played through broken ribs a few years ago. Nelson is putting it all on the line for Sunday's NFC Championship tilt but it's unclear how effective he'll be or if the Packers plan on using him as a decoy. Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) will also suit up on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Amendola or Floyd likely to be a healthy scratch
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss expects either Danny Amendola or Michael Floyd to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

    Advice: The Patriots listed Amendola as questionable with an ankle injury but he's healthy enough to play. The question is whether he'll be active with Chris Hogan (thigh) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) both expected to suit up. There have been rumblings that Floyd has been practicing with the special teams unit following an abysmal performance in last week's win over Houston. Julian Edelman remains the safest bet for targets in New England's crowded receiving corps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1232nd)
     
  • Nelson, Adams, Allison will be available Sunday
    According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness, questionable), Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) will all be available for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Morgan Burnett is also expected to play after exiting last week's game with a thigh injury. Out of those four, only Burnett and Nelson were able to practice this week. Coach Mike McCarthy has acknowledged that if this were a regular season game, the receiving trio of Adams, Allison and Nelson would all be out this week. Jordy and company deserve credit for gutting it out at much less than 100 percent, but it's anyone's guess how long each player will last or how effective they'll be. Look for Randall Cobb and Jared Cook to be target hogs Sunday in what should be a high-scoring affair at the Georgia Dome. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Hogan, Bennett, Mitchell all expected to play
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chris Hogan (thigh, questionable), Martellus Bennett (knee, questionable) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee, questionable) are all expected to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Danny Amendola (ankle) wasn't mentioned, but he should be out there as well. With the exception of Rob Gronkowski (back surgery, I.R.) it looks like Tom Brady will have his full complement of weapons on Sunday. With Mitchell returning from a two-game absence, Michael Floyd could end up being a healthy scratch for the AFC title game. Daily Slant: Hogan and Mitchell are solid tournament options. Both have big play ability and we’re projecting low ownership for each receiver. Prior to injuring his thigh last week, Hogan had four catches for 95 yards. Mitchell earned Brady’s trust during a four-week span this season when he had at least four receptions and 40 yards in each game and added four total touchdowns. Our model gives a slight edge to Mitchell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Packers promote WR Max McCaffrey
    Packers signed WR Max McCaffrey from the practice squad.

    Advice: It's a sign the Packers will be without one of their three injured receivers for the NFC Championship. Green Bay placed JC Tretter on IR in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:07 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1389th)
     
  • C-Patt: I felt wanted by Vikings this season
    Impending free agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he felt wanted by the Vikings this season.

    Advice: Patterson said he "didn't feel wanted" by Minnesota during Mike Zimmer's first two years in charge and was focused on "trying to get out." Patterson had a change of heart this season, likely in no small part because he actually had a role on offense, and now wants to stay. Price will likely determine if the Vikings feel the same way, but they should be interested in keeping around a guy who has led the league in kick return average three of the last four seasons. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.02 (247th)
     
  • Chiefs add 10 on reserve/future contracts
    Chiefs signed WR Seantavius Jones, OG Jordan Devey, QB Joel Stave, OT Joseph Cheek, DB Jimmy Hall, DT Cory Johnson, DE David King, LB Earl Okine, DB Julian Wilson, and FB Will Ratelle to reserve/future contracts.

    Advice: Jones made some noise a couple training camps ago with the Saints, but he was waived by the Chiefs before final cuts last August. He will get another shot to latch on to the bottom of the roster, but his chances are slim. Devey saw some time on the Chiefs' active roster this season after starting nine games with the 49ers in 2015. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1615th)
     
  • Amendola labeled questionable for Sunday
    Danny Amendola (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

    Advice: He was a limited participant at all three practices this week. Amendola played just 21-of-69 offensive snaps last week in his first game back from a high-ankle sprain. More might be asked of him this week with Chris Hogan nursing a thigh injury and Michael Floyd coming off an awful game in the Divisional Round. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:49 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1232nd)
     
  • Jeff Janis (quad) taken off injury report
    Jeff Janis (quad) wasn't listed on the Packers' final injury report for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Janis played only one offensive snap in last week's win over Dallas but could see more action this week with Davante Adams (ankle), Geronimo Allison (hamstring) and Jordy Nelson (ribs) all looking like game-time decisions. Jared Cook and Randall Cobb should see as many targets as they can handle in Sunday's title game. Daily Slant: Janis' DFS viability - or lack thereof - is still very much to be determined. If Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams both end up sitting out of this contest, Janis would become one of the premier value plays on the slate, as he'd see a big boost in offensive snaps (not that it's hard to jump from his total of one snap last week) and would provide Aaron Rodgers with a deep-ball target. Trevor Davis would also be in the mix and given that he'd be less popular, he'd make for a very interesting GPP punt. If Nelson and/or Adams play, both Janis and Davis become very risky. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (781st)
     
  • Sammy Watkins undergoes 2nd foot surgery
    Sammy Watkins underwent foot surgery on Friday, January 20.

    Advice: The Buffalo News previously reported Watkins needed more surgery, so this note is just for bookkeeping purposes. The Bills announced the procedure and claimed Watkins should be ready for training camp in 2017. Watkins has now undergone two surgeries to address a Jones fracture in his foot. Not yet 24 years old, Watkins will need to overcome repeated early-career injury setbacks in order to realize his immense NFL ceiling. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.16 (413th)
     
  • Allison questionable for NFC Championship
    Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

    Advice: So are teammates Davante Adams (ankle) and Jordy Nelson (ribs). Allison didn't practice all week but is expected to gut it out on Sunday. With Green Bay's receiving corps operating at well less than 100 percent, tight end Jared Cook could be in for a big workload this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson listed as questionable
    Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness) is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: He was a "limited" participant in Wednesday and Thursday's practices, then sat out Friday due to the flu. Nelson's availability will be determined on Saturday, or Sunday just before the Packers face the Falcons. We don't know if he'll play, and we don't know if Nelson will be effective if he does. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Davante Adams DNP all week, questionable
    Davante Adams (ankle) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: As expected, Adams was held out of practice all week. He is expected to participate in Saturday's walkthrough and play against Atlanta, but Adams is unlikely to be 100 percent. Green Bay's pass-catcher corps is in injury disarray. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Taylor Gabriel left off final injury report
    Taylor Gabriel wasn't listed on the Falcons' final injury report for Sunday's NFC Championship Game

    Advice: Gabriel was limited with a toe/foot injury earlier in the week, but he was upgraded to full practice on Friday. He won't have any restrictions against the Packers. Gabriel caught all three of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown when he faced Green Bay in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:50 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1657th)
     
  • Malcolm Mitchell may return against Steelers
    Per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, Malcolm Mitchell's (knee, questionable) availability is "trending in the right direction" for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Reiss calls Mitchell's situation "unlike" last week, when "it was clear" Mitchell would not play. Michael Floyd struggled with timing and dropped passes in New England's playoff win over Houston and could conceivably lose playing time to a health Mitchell. Mitchell has not appeared in a game since Week 16. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (thigh) walking with 'solid limp'
    SI's Greg Bedard said he noticed Chris Hogan (thigh, questionable) had a "solid limp" in the locker room on Friday.

    Advice: Hogan is fully expected to suit up for Sunday's AFC title game against Pittsburgh, but it's fair to wonder how effective he'll be playing at less than 100 percent. With Hogan banged up and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) coming off a long layoff, the Patriots may need to lean even more than usual on Julian Edelman this week. They could also use more production from Martellus Bennett. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Julio 'limited' Friday, but will play vs Pack
    Updating a previous item, the Falcons listed Julio Jones (toe) as "limited" in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Julio was listed as DNP on Wednesday and Thursday. Early-Friday reports had him returning to a full practice, but Julio was officially limited. Either way, Julio is going to play against the Packers. While his health remains a lingering question mark, Julio's mere presence on the field -- even if for some reason he isn't heavily targeted -- is a massive boon to Atlanta's offense. Daily Slant: Jones is expected to be followed by Ladarius Gunter, who allowed Dez Bryant a 6/85/2 line in his coverage last weekend. However, his use as a scorer limits his ceiling. Atlanta has an arsenal of playmakers and as a result, Jones has scored seven touchdowns this year. That's a 17% share of his team’s receiving scores whereas Antonio Brown’s 14 is a 40% share. In addition to Jones’ injury, this could be a useful tiebreaker when deciding between the two, especially in cash games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:42 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Julio Jones (toe) will be full go for Sunday
    Julio Jones (toe) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Dan Quinn said he looked good and won't have any limitations in Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus Green Bay. That's good to hear after Jones played just 58.3 percent of the team's offensive snaps in last week's win over Seattle. Jones had a tough time when he faced the Packers in Week 8, securing just 3-of-5 targets for 29 yards in the Falcons' one-point victory. Packers DC Dom Capers sold out to stop Jones, a tactic Capers may be uncomfortable repeating with the emergence of so many other weapons in Atlanta's offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Nelson, Adams, and Allison could all be GTDs
    Coach Mike McCarthy said all three of Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the NFC Championship game.

    Advice: Nelson sat out practice on Friday due to an illness, but McCarthy said he did more than expected at practice on Thursday and has a chance to play. Adams twisted his ankle in the Divisional Round, while Allison came down with a pulled hammy. At least one or two of them will have to play Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Jeff Janis (quad) upgraded to 'full' Thursday
    Jeff Janis (quad) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Janis has fallen behind Trevor Davis on the depth chart, but with Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) all banged up, he could be needed for important snaps against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:07 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (781st)
     
  • Davante Adams won't guarantee he will play
    Davante Adams (ankle) won't guarantee his status for the NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: Adams says the issue isn't as debilitating as his 2015 ankle injury, but that he won't know his status until the weekend. Adams is expected to test his ankle on Saturday. He's yet to practice, and will be held out on Friday, as well. If Adams suits up against the Falcons, he'll almost certainly be on a snap count. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) also banged up, the Packers are going to need contributions from Randall Cobb, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Malcolm Mitchell 'limited' on Thursday
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Mitchell was "limited" all last week before sitting out against the Texans. Even if Mitchell suits up against the Steelers, he will be hard to trust in daily fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Chris Hogan practices again on Thursday
    Chris Hogan (thigh) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Hogan seems fully on track to suit up against the Steelers. He'll be a risk/reward WR3 in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Taylor Gabriel (foot) still limited Thursday
    Taylor Gabriel (foot) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons are just managing Gabriel's reps ahead of Sunday's NFC title tilt. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:34 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1657th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) practices without pads
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) participated without pads in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It means he hasn't been cleared for contact. He remained "limited" on the injury report, which has him ahead of Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Thursday that both Adams and Allison will likely suit up against the Falcons. Nelson's status isn't clear, but he's certainly giving himself a shot to be active for the biggest game of the season. If Nelson does play, he obviously won't be in for his usual complement of snaps. The Pack could have to lean on Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Geronimo Allison sits out practice Thursday
    Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Mike McCarthy said he probably won't get in any work until Saturday, but indicated he will be active against the Falcons. With Allison, Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson all banged up, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to be needed for bigger roles as the Pack try to advance to the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Pack: WRs only playing because it's playoffs
    Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said injured receivers Davante Adams (ankle), Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) probably wouldn't play Sunday if it were the regular season.

    Advice: Neither Adams nor Allison practiced on Thursday, and aren't expected to do so until Saturday's walk-through. McCarthy's comments indicated all three players will play, but none of them are anywhere close to 100 percent. It could be a problem in a game where the Pack will have to score all afternoon to keep up. Randall Cobb is shaping up as a nice DFS play. Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to have to play increased snaps. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:16 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Julio not practicing, but insists he'll play
    Julio Jones (toe) remained sidelined Thursday, but insisted he'll be ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: Jones probably won't practice Friday, either, but there's no question he'll be out there against the Packers. The question is how effective he will be after aggravating his toe injury last Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Report: Geronimo Allison expected to play
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons.

    Advice: Allison said he sat out practice Wednesday "for precautionary reasons," so this is not a big surprise. With Davante Adams (ankle) likely to be limited even if he plays and Jordy Nelson (ribs) a "longshot," Allison could play a big role in a great matchup against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:30 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Report: Packers expect Davante Adams to play
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers expect Davante Adams (ankle) to play Sunday against the Falcons.

    Advice: RapSheet adds Geronimo Allison (leg) is also expected to suit up. It is a surprising report considering Adams has already been ruled out for the first three days of practice, but perhaps the Packers are just getting him as much rest as possible. His availability for Saturday's practice still needs to be monitored closely, but as of now he can be penciled into DFS lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Geronimo: My absence was precautionary
    Geronimo Allison (hamstring) said he sat out Wednesday's practice "for precautionary reasons."

    Advice: However, Allison did not commit to returning to practice on Thursday, and there is at least mild concern about his Week 20 availability. The Packers are dealing with injuries to three of their top-four receivers, also including Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Davante Adams (ankle). We'll have updates on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Davante Adams injury said to be severe
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes Davante Adams' ankle injury as similar to the injury he tried playing through last year.

    Advice: A high ankle sprain was at least partially to blame for Adams' disappointing sophomore campaign, from which he rebounded to rank second in the NFL in touchdown catches (12) this season behind only teammate Jordy Nelson (14). Per the Journal-Sentinel, Adams "is going to have to prove he can be an effective player in order to be cleared" for the NFC Championship Game. The Packers have ruled out Adams from this week's practices. He needs to practice on Saturday and look competent doing it in order to get the Week 20 green light. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Jordy worked 'slowly' into Packers practice
    Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) admitted he worked "slowly" back into Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Officially, he was listed as "limited." Either way, it was a step in the right direction. "I just caught some balls, tried to slowly work back in to it and feel things out," Nelson described. Nelson admitted he is entering unknown territory in his "hopeful" quest to play against the Falcons. "I've never played receiver with broken ribs," said Jordy. "We'll find out, hopefully. ... It's one of those things that you'll figure out when you get there. If it happens, we'll see how it goes." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall says he won't take pay cut
    Brandon Marshall said he's not open to taking a pay cut.

    Advice: It conflicts with comments Marshall made earlier this month. "People need to get away from me [being] due $7.5 million," Marshall said. "That's underpaid. Any team should be happy to have me for $7.5 million." Marshall's contract is very reasonable for a No. 1 receiver, but the Jets might not view him that way coming off a down season and turning 33 in March. It would not be a surprise if they decide to move on. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1680th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson listed as limited Wednesday
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction after Nelson worked with the rehab group all last week. Nelson is still looking on the doubtful side for the NFC Championship. Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison are also up in the air. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (69th)
     
  • Geronimo Allison dealing with hamstring issue
    Geronimo Allison (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Davante Adams (ankle) was also held out. The Packers have injuries to three of their top four receivers going into the NFC Championship. Allison's status will be updated Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Falcons limit Taylor Gabriel in practice
    Taylor Gabriel (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Gabriel returned for the Divisional Round after sitting out the regular season finale, catching 4-of-6 targets for 71 yards. The Falcons are limiting his reps ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship.Daily Slant: Per Mike Clay, the Packers have allowed the most FPPG to WRs who line up on the right side of the field, something that bodes particularly well for Taylor Gabriel. The speedy receiver lines up on the right side about half the time, with Julio Jones running roughly a third of his routes out of that spot. It's possible that the Packers use LaDarius Gunter to shadow Jones, but that would even further increase the appeal of Gabriel. On the other side of this match-up, the Falcons have allowed the 2nd most FPPG to slot receivers, so Randall Cobb becomes very intriguing if Jordy Nelson sits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:30 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1657th)
     
  • Danny Amendola (ankle) limited Wednesday
    Danny Amendola (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Patriots are managing his reps coming off his first game back. Amendola should continue to play in four-wide sets in Sunday's AFC Championship. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:16 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1232nd)
     
  • Davante Adams (ankle) also DNP on Wednesday
    Davante Adams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm curious to see him move," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I don't think he'll practice until Saturday." Adams hurt his ankle late in the Divisional Round win over the Cowboys and had to be helped to the sideline before returning. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) also sidelined, losing Adams would be a huge blow to Green Bay. If both sit, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, Jared Cook, and Richard Rodgers would make up Aaron Rodgers' pass-game arsenal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Malcolm Mitchell practicing Wednesday
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mitchell practiced on a limited basis last week before being inactive against the Texans. There's a chance Mitchell could play over Michael Floyd this week. There's just as good a chance Mitchell won't play at all, of course. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Chris Hogan practicing on Wednesday
    Chris Hogan (thigh) is practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hogan departed the Divisional Round win over the Texans early but said earlier this week that he is "feeling good" heading into championship week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Julio Jones (toe) not practicing Wednesday
    Julio Jones (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Jones did go through the walkthrough portion on Wednesday, but the Falcons aren't going to push him to practice after he aggravated his sprained toe against Seattle. Jones will play against the Packers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:23 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Jets to cut Brandon Marshall this offseason?
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects the team to release Brandon Marshall this offseason.

    Advice: Marshall is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off arguably the worst season of his career. He had a 10-year-low 59 catches for 788 yards, just the second time since 2006 that Marshall was held under 1,000 yards. He also found the end zone just three times after scoring a combined 45 touchdowns the previous four years. Everything can't be blamed on Marshall, however, as the quarterback play was truly atrocious. But Marshall turns 33 in March and is due a non-guaranteed $7.5 million. The Jets are going nowhere fast. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1680th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (thigh) says he's 'feeling good'
    Speaking Tuesday, Chris Hogan (thigh) said he was "feeling good."

    Advice: Hogan departed Saturday's Divisional Round smackdown of the Texans. "Feeling good, just had a little minor setback in the game," Hogan said. "But I’m working back every single day and feeling better every day." Hogan will undoubtedly have his practice reps rationed, but he should be out there for the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports suspended WR Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement.

    Advice: Bryant won't be returning for the AFC Championship Game or a potential Super Bowl appearance, but is trying to get his ducks in a row for 2017. Bryant was suspended a minimum of one season last March. As we've seen with Aldon Smith, it's not a guarantee the league will reinstate him simply because he's eligible. Bryant turned 25 last month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1573rd)
     
  • Seahawks sign Kenny Lawler to future contract
    Seahawks signed WR Kenny Lawler to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: A seventh-round rookie out of Cal, Lawler made some noise during the offseason program but spent the year on the practice squad. Not blessed with above-average athleticism, Lawler's ceiling is as a possession receiver, and he will need to bulk up to fill that role. He will compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1214th)
     
  • Julio Jones will be 'ready to rock' for NFCCG
    Coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (toe) will be "ready to rock" for the NFC Championship game against the Packers.

    Advice: Quinn did say Jones' reps will be managed this week. Jones re-injured his sprained toe in the Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, playing a season-low 58.3 percent of the snaps. But the Falcons have expressed zero concern about Jones' availability for next Sunday. Expect him to be limited in practice this week before playing next weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Albert Wilson catches 5-yard TD in defeat
    Albert Wilson caught 2-of-3 targets for three yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Wilson got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter on a play-action rollout by Alex Smith. Wilson's other catch was a failed screen. The Chiefs' No. 4 receiver much of the year, Wilson finishes with 33 catches for 282 yards and three scores. He'll be a restricted free agent. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:33 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.49 (849th)
     
  • Sammie Coates not targeted in win over KC
    Sammie Coates wasn't targeted in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: He played just one snap. Coates has fallen off the face of the Earth since October. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.16 (184th)
     
  • Eli Rogers catches five balls for 27 yards
    Eli Rogers caught 5-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: Rogers' seven targets were the second-most on the team behind Antonio Brown's 11, but Jesse James out-gained him 83-27 on the same amount of grabs. As the slot man, Rogers does most of his work near the line of scrimmage. He was stopped for a one-yard gain inside the five-yard line on a 3rd-and-2 play in the first quarter, and the Steelers ultimately kicked a field goal on 4th-and-1. Rogers won't be an attractive fantasy play next week at the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.25 (299th)
     
  • Antonio Brown goes 6-108 on 11 targets in win
    Antonio Brown caught 6-of-11 targets for 108 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: Brown went into the half with a 5-101 line on nine targets. His lone second-half catch came on the Steelers' final pass of the game, converting a third-and-short late in the fourth quarter that allowed the Steelers to drain the clock and take home the two-point win. Brown's longest catch was a total mismatch with OLB Justin Houston trying to cover him one-on-one deep down the left sideline. Brown easily won the matchup and turned it into a 52-yard gain. Brown later had a potential 17-yard touchdown ripped out of his grasps in the end zone when Marcus Peters made a great play to strip it. Brown and the Steelers head to Foxboro next weekend for the AFC Championship game. Brown went 7-106-0 against the Patriots in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (915th)
     
  • Davante goes for 76 yards in win over Cowboys
    Davante Adams supplied five catches for 76 yard on 10 targets Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Adams nearly scored a touchdown in the second quarter but was forced out at the one-yard line. He rolled his left ankle after a 16-yard catch in the fourth quarter but returned after getting taped up. Adams matched up with Brandon Carr and played him to a draw. The talented third-year wideout has been heavily involved with Jordy Nelson hurt the last two weeks, snagging 13-of-22 targets for 201 yards and one touchdown in that span. Adams will draw the Falcons in next week’s NFC Championship game. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.26 (393rd)
     
  • Cobb tacks on 62 yards in Divisional Round
    Randall Cobb pulled in seven-of-eight targets for 62 yards Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Cobb was the hero in last week’s win over the Giants but took on more of a supporting role Sunday as the Packers survived a nail-biter in Dallas. He was still a big part of the Packers’ passing game but was out-targeted by both Jared Cook and Davante Adams. Cobb has a favorable matchup against the Falcons’ secondary next week but could take a backseat to Jordy Nelson, who is tentatively expected to return after missing Sunday’s game with broken ribs. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:33 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (337th)
     
  • Allison held to three catches in win over Dallas
    Geronimo Allison provided three catches for 46 yards on five targets Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Allison had a big role early in the game as the Packers jumped out to a 21-3 lead in the second quarter but wasn’t targeted after halftime. The undrafted rookie has done enough to stay in the Packers’ rotation but could see his snap count significantly reduced if Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) returns to the lineup next week. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (986th)
     
  • Montgomery paces GB with 2 TDs in upset win
    Ty Montgomery rushed 11 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in six-of-seven targets for 34 yards Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Montgomery didn’t rush for a ton of yards but he made good on both of his goal-line opportunities and kept the chains moving by snagging everything Aaron Rodgers threw at him. He came up huge on the Packers’ final drive with a 17-yard gain off a screen from Rodgers, astutely stepping out of bounds to stop the clock with 30 seconds remaining. Montgomery is never going to be a workhorse in the mold of a Zeke Elliott or Adrian Peterson but his all-purpose role serves the Packers well. He’ll be asked to lead the backfield again in next week’s NFC title game in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 5:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (93rd)
     
  • Steelers could make Brown highest-paid WR
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Steelers could sign Antonio Brown to a deal this offseason that would make him the league's highest-paid wide receiver.

    Advice: Brown agreed to a contract restructure last year with the expectation that the Steelers would take care of him after the season. Brown is entering the last year of his contract. A.J. Green is currently the league's highest-paid wide receiver at $15 million a year, but Rapoport fully expects Brown to top that. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:52 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.11 (915th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant considered quitting football
    At one point during his season-long suspension, Martavis Bryant told his agent he "didn't really want to play anymore."

    Advice: Bryant reflected on his past in an interview with Sports Illustrated, admitting that he didn't take his rehab seriously at first and even considered walking away from the game. Bryant has since changed his tune and says he's been working out harder than ever before. The 25-year-old has spent most of the last year training in Nevada while helping out as an assistant high school coach. The Steelers could certainly use another receiver to pair with Antonio Brown on the outside. Due to his repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Bryant will have to apply for reinstatement before he's able to return to Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 7:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1573rd)
     
  • Julio Jones played just 42 snaps on Saturday
    Julio Jones played just 42-of-72 offensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: He was on the field for 58.3 percent of the team's snaps, his lowest percentage of the season. Jones re-injured his toe on Saturday but still managed six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. It's a testament to Matt Ryan and the Falcons' explosive offense that they were still able to handily defeat an experienced Seattle team with their best receiver sidelined for nearly half the game. Julio won't be 100 percent, but he'll be ready to roll in next week's NFC Championship game against either the Cowboys or Packers. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Amendola gains 15 yards vs. Texans
    Danny Amendola missed his two targets and rushed once for 15 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: Amendola played only in four-receiver sets and wasn’t visible on special teams as Dion Lewis returned kickoffs and Julian Edelman continued to handle punts. Amendola’s highlight play was a fourth-quarter double reverse that gained 15. Amendola will remain game-day insurance behind the Patriots' featured receivers in the Conference Championship round. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1232nd)
     
  • Floyd held to 9 yards with 2 arguable drops
    Michael Floyd caught 1-of-3 targets for nine yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: Floyd started in three-receiver sets with Malcolm Mitchell (knee) inactive, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Mitchell back in there next week. Floyd's first target bounced off his hands and to Texans CB A.J. Bouye, while a third-quarter Floyd drop nearly got Tom Brady intercepted again. Floyd was also flagged for offensive pass interference midway through the third quarter. Albeit long on talent, Floyd is nothing if not inconsistent. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.86 (478th)
     
  • Edelman dices Texans for 8 grabs, 137 yards
    Julian Edelman caught 8-of-13 targets for 137 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: Edelman was sitting on one catch for six yards deep into the first half before improvising downfield with Tom Brady and adjusting for a 48-yard bomb, beating Texans CB Kareem Jackson. Edelman got white hot in the third quarter, torching Jackson incessantly in the short, intermediate, and deep passing games. As the Patriots' running game struggled against a stout Texans run defense, Edelman was leaned on to move the chains. He can expect another double-digit-target workload in the Conference Championship Round. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:46 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (277th)
     
  • Pats WR Hogan leaves game with thigh injury
    Chris Hogan left Saturday night's Divisional Round game with a thigh injury.

    Advice: He went to the locker room and was called questionable to return. Before exiting, Hogan lit up the Texans' secondary for 95 yards on four targets, whipping Texans S Corey Moore incessantly downfield. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (465th)
     
  • Taylor Gabriel drops 71 yards on Seahawks
    Taylor Gabriel caught 4-of-6 targets for 71 yards in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: The yards were Gabriel's most in two months. Gabriel is a threat to bust a huge play every time he touches the ball, but hasn't seen much volume since Mohamed Sanu's healthy return. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1657th)
     
  • Mohamed Sanu goes 4/44/1 versus 'Hawks
    Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-5 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Sanu showed really strong hands in this one, making the most of his limited targets on an afternoon where Matt Ryan conducted the offense like a symphony. Sanu offers limited DFS upside, but is a key cog in the Falcons' spread-it-around passing attack. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.28 (411th)
     
  • Falcons say 'no concern' over Julio's injury
    Coach Dan Quinn said the Falcons have "no concern" about the foot injury Julio Jones suffered in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win.

    Advice: Quinn said Jones "could have come back if needed." The Falcons made quick work of the Seahawks and didn't need to push it with their fragile star receiver. Julio's feet and toes are constant sources of concern, but he should be in no danger of missing next week's NFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Julio Jones aggravates foot/toe ailment
    Julio Jones aggravated his foot/toe injury in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Jones pulled up gimpy earlier in the second half, but stayed in the game. He was then absent as Atlanta worked to kill the clock. He caught six passes for 67 yards and a touchdown before going down, winning matchups with Richard Sherman. FOX's Pam Oliver deemed Jones' departure precautionary, but it's a huge storyline to watch ahead of next Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The Falcons' offense is a well-oiled machine, but missing Jones could easily be the difference between making the Super Bowl or missing it. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 4:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    23.28 (24th)
     
  • Malcolm Mitchell (knee) inactive vs. Texans
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is inactive for the Divisional Round against the Texans.

    Advice: With Mitchell scratched, it will be Michael Floyd's time to shine against the Texans. Floyd is an excellent low-dollar dart throw in DFS leagues. Also inactive for the Patriots are CB Cyrus Jones, CB Justin Coleman, RB D.J. Foster, QB Jacoby Brissett, OT LaAdrian Waddle and S Jordan Richards. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Report: Malcolm Mitchell won't play Saturday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Malcolm Mitchell (knee) will not play in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Texans.

    Advice: Despite being listed as questionable, Mitchell has been trending toward inactive the last couple days. With Danny Amendola back healthy and Michael Floyd emerging, the Patriots do not need to push Mitchell to get back on the field. Projecting targets for anyone not named Julian Edelman is difficult, but someone in the Patriots' pass-catching corps is likely to have a big day against Houston. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
  • Jeff Janis (quad) draws the questionable tag
    Jeff Janis (quad) is questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Janis sat out Wednesday's practice but returned to limited sessions on Thursday and Friday. All signs point to Janis suiting up Sunday at Dallas. He should play more snaps with Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) sidelined this week, but won't be a recommended DFS option. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 12:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (781st)
     
  • Pats list Malcolm Mitchell as questionable
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 19 against the Texans.

    Advice: Late-week indications were that Mitchell was unlikely to play in the Divisional Round, and we'd lean toward expecting him to be among New England's inactives. The Patriots' active wideouts should be Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Michael Floyd, and Danny Amendola. Daily Slant: The Patriots receivers - especially the secondary options - are tough to peg this week. Edelman is by far the safest, as he's averaged 12.6 targets over the last seven games. Hogan and Floyd would be in play for tournaments, as both have big play ability. Floyd posted a 3/36/1 line in place of Mitchell in Week 17 and displayed some serious blocking skills that could earn him extra playing time. New England plays the prime-time game on Saturday night, so it's definitely possible we find out Mitchell's status prior to lock. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 12:42 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1178th)
     
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