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  • 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 Today, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (629th)
     
  • 49ers interview Scott Fitterer for GM job
    The 49ers are currently interviewing Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer for their GM vacancy.

    Advice: Fitterer spent the last 15 seasons with the Seahawks, arriving as an area scout and working his way up to a right-hand-man position behind GM John Schneider. The 49ers have also shown interest in Fitterer's co-personnel director Trent Kirchner, and Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable as a head-coaching candidate. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.10 (257th)
     
  • RapSheet: Trading Romo Dallas' No. 1 priority
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports trading Tony Romo is the Cowboys' "No 1. priority this offseason."

    Advice: "We know he's not going to be on the Cowboys in 2017," Rapoport said confidently about Romo. He again said Romo would like to land with the Broncos, but added Denver does not "seem inclined to make that move." With it all but decided Romo will be playing elsewhere next season, the only questions remaining are where he ends up and how he gets there. Those questions should dominate the discussion this offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Texans sign several to reserve/future deals
    Texans signed RB Kenny Hilliard, DE Brandon Dunn, TE RaShaun Allen, OT Laurence Gibson, WR Tevin Jones, OLB Eric Lee, ILB Shakeel Rashad, and OG Chad Slade to reserve/future contracts.

    Advice: They all finished the season on Houston's practice squad. Hilliard often impresses in preseason games, but he's been unable to get past Alfred Blue for the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1147th)
     
  • Cowboys sign several to reserve/future deals
    Cowboys signed TE Connor Hamlett, CB Jeremiah McKinnon, CB Duke Thomas, LS Zach Wood, RB Rod Smith, DB Jameill Showers, CB Sammy Seamster, DE Lenny Jones, LB Jeremiah George, WR Shaq Evans, OG Kadeem Edwards, and OG Klay DeBord to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: They are mostly practice squad players. Hamlett is a former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State. He caught a 17-yard touchdown in Week 5 against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (481st)
     
  • Packers noncommittal on Jordy for NFCCG
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "not sure" if Jordy Nelson (ribs) will be able to practice by Wednesday.

    Advice: McCarthy did say Nelson "worked out" on Monday as he attempts to stay in shape while sitting with fractured ribs. We'd consider Nelson a long shot to face the Falcons at this stage of the week, but Nelson could try to gut it out if he feels well by the weekend. The Packers head to the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Tyler Lockett expected to be ready for Week 1
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tyler Lockett (fibula/tibia) should be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.

    Advice: Lockett's broken fibula and tibia ended his season and may have played role in Seattle's inability to hang offensively with Atlanta in Saturday's Divisional Round loss. For the second straight year, Lockett's offensive role began slowly before taking off down the stretch, prior to his injury. Lockett remains an intriguing Dynasty stash, although Paul Richardson made a big case for extended 2017 snaps. The Seahawks should consider moving on from Jermaine Kearse. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:36 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.18 (407th)
     
  • Carroll: Prosise needs to be more durable
    Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said C.J. Prosise will have to prove he can stay healthy as a sophomore.

    Advice: "He has to show it," Carroll said. The Seahawks' thin backfield badly needed Prosise's pass-catching ability as a rookie, but he was injured all season. He had a hamstring issue in camp, hand injury early in the year and shoulder ailment late. Prosise played 147 snaps across six appearances. The Notre Dame product turns 23 in May. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Andy Reid commits to Alex Smith for 2017
    Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith as his 2017 quarterback.

    Advice: "Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there." It's not exactly the most ringing endorsement, but due $13.3 million between salary and bonuses, Smith will almost certainly be back under center for a fifth season in Kansas City. Smith has made no progress as a Chief, stubbornly minding the store while trying to avoid mistakes at all costs. With Smith going on 33, the Chiefs at the very least need a plan-of-succession in mind. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:34 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • O'Brien not committing to Osweiler for 2017
    Coach Bill O'Brien said it's "too early to know" if Brock Osweiler will be the Texans' starting quarterback in 2017.

    Advice: The Texans handed Osweiler $37 million guaranteed last offseason, and he proceeded to be a total disaster and the main reason the Texans were held back from bigger and better things. His $16 million salary for 2017 is guaranteed, and Osweiler carries a $19 million cap hit. He would count $25 million against the cap if the Texans release or trade him. There just don't seem to be many other avenues for the Texans to travel unless they make a run at Tony Romo. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • 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 Today, 9:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Eric Ebron aiming for 1,000 yards in 2017
    Eric Ebron said his goal for 2017 is to stay healthy and reach 1,000 receiving yards.

    Advice: Ebron hasn't played all 16 games in a season since being drafted No. 10 overall in 2014. He missed three games this year with knee and ankle injuries and played hurt much of the first half of the season. Ebron still managed to set career-highs in catches (61) and yards (711) while cutting down on his drops. Only two tight ends managed 1,000 yards in 2016. Ebron can become a fantasy asset in 2017 if he stays healthy and gets more involved in the red zone. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (152nd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.83 (330th)
     
  • Chris Conley catches two passes in loss
    Chris Conley caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Conley's biggest grab was a 12-yard catch over the middle on 4th-and-8 in the fourth quarter. Later on the same drive, he took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from S Sean Davis to draw a 15-yard penalty and help set up Spencer Ware's short touchdown run to make it 18-16, which was the final score. Conley managed to improve on his rookie-year numbers, posting a 46-549 receiving line, but he was held out of the end zone all season. Conley has a mouthwatering blend of size and speed, but it's wasted in this offense that doesn't attack deep. He's still just 24 and remains a Dynasty hold. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.95 (264th)
     
  • Tyreek Hill totals 45 yards in loss to PIT
    Tyreek Hill caught 4-of-6 targets for 27 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: He added three carries for 18 yards. The Chiefs tried to get Hill going and needed him to make at least one big play if they were going to win this game. It didn't happen. Hill had a fine rookie year, rushing for 285 yards and three touchdowns while posting a 65-620-6 receiving line. He also scored three touchdowns as a return man, being named a first-team All-Pro there. Hill is electrifying in the open field and can score from anywhere. Still, he might not have a position and is probably someone to sell high on in Dynasty leagues. It'll be hard to repeat this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (75th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin catches two passes in loss
    Jeremy Maclin caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: His biggest catch was a 20-yard grab on the right sideline right at the first-down marker on a 3rd-and-20 play following a Travis Kelce personal foul penalty. It set up a Cairo Santos field goal. Maclin had a really rough second season in Kansas City. He missed four games with a groin injury and never caught more than six passes in a game. He answered a 92-1,140-8 season last year with a meager 46-564-2 campaign in 2016. He took a back seat to Travis Kelce, who became the Chiefs' No. 1 option. And rookie Tyreek Hill was schemed the ball multiple ways, which also played a role in Maclin's down numbers. Maclin turns 29 in May and has three years left on his deal. He's more of a WR3/4 as long as Alex Smith is the quarterback. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (124th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.52 (273rd)
     
  • Travis Kelce goes 5-77 in Divisional Round L
    Travis Kelce caught 5-of-7 targets for 77 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: The Chiefs got Kelce the ball on a couple shovel passes, with one picking up a good chunk of yards but the other being stuffed for a minimal gain inside the 10-yard line. Kelce also had a horrible drop on deep ball down the middle in the third quarter and took out his frustration two plays later with a dumb personal foul penalty to make it 3rd-and-20. At the end of the day, Kelce's stat line was respectable and he had a great individual season, leading all tight ends with 1,125 yards and finishing one catch behind Dennis Pitta's 86 grabs for the position lead. Kelce scored just four touchdowns but clearly became the Chiefs' top pass-game option in his fourth pro season. Kelce is locked up through 2021 and just turned 27. He and Rob Gronkowski are fantasy's top two tight ends. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (97th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (154th)
     
  • Charcandrick West totals 13 yards in defeat
    Charcandrick West rushed one time for -1 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: He caught two balls for 14 yards, with one coming on a swing pass in the red zone to help set up Spencer Ware's fourth-quarter touchdown. West made a few spot starts this season in place of an injured Ware, but he didn't top 58 yards rushing in any of the four, finishing the year with 89 carries for 292 yards (3.3 YPC) and one touchdown. West is signed through 2018 but isn't a threat to play much of an increased role next season and could even lose some work. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.18 (89th)
     
  • Jesse James piles up 83 yards in win over KC
    Jesse James caught 5-of-6 targets for 83 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: With Ladarius Green still out with a concussion, James was one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets. A Chiefs defense that usually smothers tight ends bit on a few deceptive plays from the Steelers, leaving James wide open for a couple big gains down the middle of the field. The 83 yards were James' most in a game this season. Green could be back for next weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (306th)
     
  • Spencer Ware scores late touchdown in defeat
    Spencer Ware rushed eight times for 35 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: He "added" two catches for one yard and lost a fumble on one of those just before halftime. It didn't end up mattering much. His touchdown run came from one yard out deep in the fourth quarter to pull the score to 18-16, but the Chiefs ultimately failed on the two-point conversion after a penalty. Ware really struggled much of the second half of the season after a Week 8 concussion. Fatigue was probably the biggest reason, as this was his first full season as the No. 1 back. The Chiefs will probably look for someone to compete with Ware next season, if they end up releasing Jamaal Charles, though Charles could later be brought back on a more team-friendly deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • Smith throws for 172 yds as Chiefs eliminated
    Alex Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 18-16, Divisional Round loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Chiefs scored the only two touchdowns of this game, but it still wasn't enough to overcome Steelers K Chris Boswell's six field goals. Smith and the Chiefs got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown pass to Albert Wilson out of the wishbone formation on a play-action boot to the left. Predictably, Kansas City's offense went into a shell after the score and couldn't do much of anything before laboring for a fourth-quarter touchdown to bring the score to 18-16. On the ensuing two-point conversion, Smith hit Demetrius Harris to tie the game, but it was called back on a hold by LT Eric Fisher. They failed on the next attempt from the 12-yard line. Smith threw for a career-high 3,502 yards in 2016, but only threw 15 touchdowns to eight picks. He's not -- and never will be -- a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • Rapoport: Romo would prefer to play in Denver
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are Tony Romo's "No. 1 spot."

    Advice: With Dak Prescott staking his claim to the starting job in Dallas, the Cowboys will certainly look to shop Romo this offseason. Denver would be his preferred destination, though according to Rapoport, the Broncos aren't "inclined" to trade for him. Other potential fits include the Cardinals, Jets and Texans. Rapoport is hearing from league executives that the Cowboys could hold onto Romo until a major injury arises and shop him to the quarterback-desperate team. Either way, the Cowboys should be able to fetch a first- or second-round pick for Romo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • 'Legitimate hope' Jordy returns if GB advances
    According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, there is "legitimate hope" Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) will return next week if the Packers advance to the NFC Championship game.

    Advice: Nelson was on the field before Sunday's game against Dallas and has his sights set on playing in the NFC Championship. Of course, that would require the Packers to beat a Dallas team they already lost to once this season. In Jordy's own words, it would also require Nelson "getting back to normal breathing," which sounds like a good goal. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will lead the receiving corps in Nelson's absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Larry Donnell hoping to be back in New York
    Impending free agent Larry Donnell is hoping to be back with the Giants next season.

    Advice: "It would be an honor," said Donnell. "I started here. I'd love to finish here." Donnell played scarcely this year while falling behind Will Tye on the tight end depth chart. He didn't catch a pass after Week 7 and was only targeted once over his final eight games. The Giants seem likely to move on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (738th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (988th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Fiedorowicz manages 36 yards, scores TD
    C.J. Fiedorowicz caught 3-of-5 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Brock Osweiler targeted Fiedorowicz in the end zone late in the first quarter, but the pass was a bit too high and bounced off his fingertips. Fiedorowicz atoned with a second-quarter score on a backfield-misdirection play that froze the Patriots’ linebackers and sprung him wide open. Fiedorowicz dropped an easy third-quarter pass underneath, hearing the footsteps of Patriots LB Elandon Roberts. 25 years old, Fiedorowicz emerged as a valued possession target in the Texans' 2016 offense. He will stay on the late-round tight end radar in 2017 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (215th)
     
  • Brock's latest meltdown: 3 INTs against Pats
    Brock Osweiler completed 23-of-40 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Lacking confidence in an arch-conservative game plan, Osweiler played predictably tentatively and mostly stuck to checkdowns. His lone threatening downfield throw was dropped in the end zone by Will Fuller. After mostly avoiding mistakes in the first two quarters, Osweiler melted down in the second half with three interceptions, first on a play where Patriots FS Devin McCourty read Osweiler's eyes the whole way and the last two on errant overthrows intended for DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Griffin. The $72 million Osweiler Experiment was an abject 2016 disaster. The contract will go down as one of the worst in NFL history. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • 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 Saturday, 5:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • 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 Saturday, 4:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (shoulder) officially inactive
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is inactive for Saturday's Divisional Round game.

    Advice: It confirms earlier reports. Prosise is expected to be ready for the NFC Championship if the Seahawks advance. The rest of Seattle's inactives are RB Terrence Magee, WR Kasen Williams, TE Nick Vannett, OT Bradley Sowell, DT John Jenkins, and LB Ronald Powell. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (shoulder) ruled out vs Falcons
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) won't play in Saturday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Prosise got in two full practices this week but isn't ready to return. Seattle expects to have him for the NFC Championship if they advance. Thomas Rawls will continue to dominate touches after getting 27 carries last week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Start time of KC/PIT moved back to 8:20 PM ET
    Due to inclement weather in Kansas City, the start time of Sunday's Divisional Round game between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved back from 1:05 PM ET to 8:20 PM ET.

    Advice: The forecast in Kansas City calls for some nasty weather this weekend with an ice storm expected on Sunday morning/afternoon. Chiefs/Steelers already had the lowest game total of the week at 44.5 and that was before weather concerns. Hopefully conditions will clear up with the new start time, though It's something for DFS players to keep in mind as they fill out their weekly lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise listed questionable for Saturday
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is questionable for Week 19 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said on Thursday that he expects Prosise to be a game-time call Saturday afternoon after he got in a full practice. We'll see. Even if Prosise is active, Thomas Rawls should dominate the touches. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson ruled out for Divisional Round
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday night's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: As expected. Nelson hasn't practiced at all this week and is dealing with multiple rib fractures. He'll be reevaluated next week if the Packers advance to the NFC title game. Geronimo Allison will handle No. 3 receiver duties, and more will be asked of Davante Adams out wide and Randall Cobb inside. Daily Slant: Aaron Rodgers' production suffered last year without Nelson, he averaged 239.6 yards and 1.94 touchdowns per game. Across the 2014 and 2016 seasons, when Nelson played every week, Rodgers threw for 273.8 yards and 2.44 scores. However, Davante Adams improved tremendously this season; he caught 12 touchdowns this year after scoring just once 2015. This should help prevent a similar dip in Rodgers’ production, but it may be worth pivoting to a cheaper option like Matt Ryan, who has a healthy receiving corps and the best offense in the game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Ware practicing in full for Divisional Round
    Spencer Ware (ribs) is practicing in full for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: Ware sat out Week 17 as a maintenance maneuver with one eye on the Divisional Round. Ware faded in the second half this season, and the Steelers have stiffened against the run. Nevertheless, Ware will be as defensible as anyone else in a four-game DFS slate.Daily Slant: Ware should remain the feature back against a PIT run defense that was very strong in the second half of the year. Out of the six running backs who had at least 12 carries against them over the past eight games, only one averaged more than 2.7 yards per carry (Isaiah Crowell). The rest of the list, which includes LeSean McCoy (12 carries for 27 yards) and Jay Ajayi (16 carries for 33 yards), were all held to 57 total rushing yards or less. Of course, there isn't a ton of depth at the position in fantasy, but it's a really tough spot to target. Even though Ware is a safe bet for 15-20 touches, it may be worth paying up this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • Carroll says Prosise will be game-time call
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects C.J. Prosise (shoulder) to be a game-time decision for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Caplan has called Prosise "doubtful" for Saturday's game against the Falcons, but Carroll is striking a more optimistic tone. Carroll said Prosise is "getting back." Carroll has said Prosise will only play if he's all the way back. Encouragingly, he was officially "full" on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) not practicing Thursday
    Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This is not a surprise, as Nelson is expected to remain with the rehab group through Friday. It's looking like it would take a miracle for Nelson to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday, and even if he does play, he'd almost certainly be a decoy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Report: C.J. Prosise doubtful to face Falcons
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup with the Seahawks.

    Advice: Prosise returned to a limited practice Wednesday, but he was always unlikely to be ready on a short week. Caplan reports the Seahawks hope he can be cleared if they advance to the NFC Championship Game. Thomas Rawls should dominate the backfield work again this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Rodgers makes it sound like Nelson will sit
    Aaron Rodgers made it sound like Jordy Nelson (ribs) is going to miss Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Cowboys.

    Advice: "We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week," Rodgers said. The quarterback threw in the "if he can't play this week" at the end, but it is pretty clear the Packers are preparing as if Nelson will not suit up. Coach Mike McCarthy has left open the door for Nelson to play if he can participate in the walkthrough on Saturday. That seems unlikely, however, meaning both Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis should play bigger roles on offense this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise returns to limited practice
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's the first time Prosise has practiced since Week 11. Prosise is making progress, but coach Pete Carroll said he needs to get in a full practice to play this week. Prosise's status will be updated Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Julio Jones (toe) practicing fully this week
    Julio Jones (toe) is practicing fully for the Divisional Round.

    Advice: Jones should be close to 100 percent coming off Atlanta's bye. He doesn't have a great matchup but is still a strong DFS play. Jones had a 7/139/1 line against Seattle back in Week 6. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.03 (23rd)
     
  • Jordy Nelson (ribs) with rehab group on Wed
    Jordy Nelson (ribs) will work with the rehab group at practice through Friday.

    Advice: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport earlier this week, Nelson suffered at least two broken ribs in the Wild Card win over the Giants, and it would take an "incredible effort" for him to play against Dallas on Sunday night. The Packers will conduct a walkthrough on Saturday. It will be important to see if Nelson participates. If he can't play, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis would play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Spencer Ware (ribs) practicing on Wednesday
    Spencer Ware (ribs) is practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Chiefs held Ware out of the Week 17 finale as a precaution, but he's good to go now after the first-round bye. Ware should reclaim early-down work, with Charcandrick West and Tyreek Hill mixing into the backfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (916th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise must go 'full speed'
    Coach Pete Carroll said C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will only be cleared for the Divisional Round if he can go "full speed" in practice.

    Advice: Playing on Saturday, Tuesday is already the "Wednesday" of the Seahawks' practice week, so it gets Prosise off on the wrong foot. Prosise would be a nice addition for a Seahawks offense that's been struggling for its signature big plays. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Report: Jordy Nelson broke 'at least' two ribs
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Giants.

    Advice: Per Rapoport, it would take an "incredible effort" for Nelson to suit up Sunday against Dallas. Obviously Green Bay's passing game won't be as dangerous without its top receiver, but the Packers still fared remarkably well on Sunday, hanging nearly 40 points on a solid New York secondary (albeit with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sidelined for all but two plays). Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will be Green Bay's featured receivers Sunday at Jerry's World with Geronimo Allison also set to take on a bigger role. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 3:42 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Pack not ruling out Jordy for Divisional Rd
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not rule out the possibility of Jordy Nelson (ribs) playing in the Divisional Round if Nelson is able to practice by Saturday.

    Advice: McCarthy said Nelson would spend the week "with the rehab group" on the side of practice, and that if Jordy can get into practice by Saturday he could play against the Cowboys. McCarthy otherwise offered no details, and didn't even rule out the possibility Nelson is dealing with internal injuries. McCarthy did revealed that Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 12:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • 'Not optimistic' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, things sound "not as optimistic" for Jordy Nelson's (ribs) Divisional Round availability.

    Advice: La Canfora says there's "good news" for Ty Montgomery (ankle), but not so much for Nelson. Jordy was not made available to reporters after Sunday's game, and coach Mike McCarthy said afterwards that he didn't have full information on Nelson's injury. The Packers should be updating Nelson's status sometime soon. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 12:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise needs to get cleared for contact
    According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, C.J. Prosise (shoulder) needs to get cleared for contact to play in the Divisional Round.

    Advice: The Falcons have been gashed by receiving backs all season, so Prosise's return would be a huge lift to the big-play potential of Seattle's offense. Prosise is trying to come back from a fractured scapula suffered on November 19. We don't anticipate knowing whether Prosise will play until late in the week. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 10:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Seahawks RB Prosise to practice this week
    C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will return to practice this week.

    Advice: Prosise hasn't played since Week 11. In Weeks 10 and 11, he combined for 234 total yards and one touchdown on 30 touches. Thomas Rawls is coming off a monster game against the Lions in the Wild Card win, but Prosise could take back over pass-game work if he's cleared to play against Atlanta. The Seahawks need all the weapons they can in this potential shootout. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 9:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Packers 'obviously concerned' about Jordy
    Coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged Sunday that the Packers "obviously have concern" for Jordy Nelson (rib).

    Advice: "I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said after Sunday's win. "I don't have the information yet." The fact that Nelson was ruled out quickly after taking a huge blow to the ribs from Giants CB Leon Hall suggests Jordy suffered a severe injury. His status for the Divisional Round is in major doubt. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:25 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.22 (34th)
     
  • Eli Rogers has one-catch game in WC round
    Eli Rogers caught his lone target for 19 yards in the Steelers' Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Rogers wasn't a factor, rotating with no-names DeMarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey. He'll be a bottom-dollar, but inadvisable, DFS option for the Divisional Round. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (154th)
     
  • Ebron drops at least two in Wild Card loss
    Eric Ebron hauled in 2-of-6 targets for 23 yards in the Lions' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: At least two of the missed connections were drops, and he did not record a catch in the second half. It is a fitting end for Ebron, who once again flashed big-time upside as a pass catcher but also missed three games due to injury and disappeared for big stretches when healthy. Ebron did post new career-highs in catches (61) and yards (711), but he found the end zone just twice, and one of those was on the ground. The Lions will have to decide by May 3 whether to pick up Ebron's fifth-year option for 2018, which will cost somewhere north of $8 million due to his top-10 status. Detroit will likely activate the option, but it is not a slam dunk. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (152nd)
     
  • Fiedorowicz catches two balls in Wild Card W
    C.J. Fiedorowicz caught 2-of-4 targets for 35 yards in the Texans' Wild Card win over the Raiders.

    Advice: He did all of his work early in this one, with the Texans only completing two passes after halftime as they nursed a multi-score lead. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin have both become involved in an offense that likes to throw to its tight ends. Fiedorowicz will be worth DFS consideration next week. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:52 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (215th)
     
  • Osweiler accounts for 2 TDs, Texans advance
    Brock Osweiler completed 14-of-25 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' 27-14, Wild Card win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Osweiler added 15 yards rushing and another touchdown on the ground on a play-action bootleg to the right on a second-and-goal run from the one-yard line. He didn't make many great throws in this one and could have been picked off more than once, but the Raiders stood zero chance on offense with Connor Cook at quarterback. Osweiler didn't have to make many plays, and he made enough to get the easy win. His best throw was a sideline bomb to DeAndre Hopkins for 38 yards before the two hooked up for a two-yard touchdown a couple plays later. Osweiler and the Texans will either head to Kansas City or New England next weekend. Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed after the win that Osweiler will start the Divisional Round game. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • Sammie Coates not listed on final injury report
    Sammie Coates (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Steelers' final injury report for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: He's ready to go after putting in a full week of practice. Coates missed Weeks 16 and 17 with a hamstring injury. Coates has been a non-factor for months and won't be an appealing DFS option this week. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 12:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.52 (273rd)
     
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