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  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Bell runs for 170 yards in win over Chiefs
    Le'Veon Bell rushed 30 times for 170 yards in the Steelers' 18-16, Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: Bell was the Steelers' main source of offense, though they weren't able to score a touchdown all night, settling instead for six Chris Boswell field goals to advance to the AFC Championship game. Bell showed his trademark patience in the backfield and had 101 rushing yards at halftime. He didn't do much in the fourth quarter with the Chiefs dominating time of possession on one of their two touchdown drives. Bell was also swallowed up on his two catches, totaling minus-four yards on five targets. Against New England in Week 7, Bell rushed 21 times for 81 yards and caught 10 balls for an additional 68 yards. He's a virtual lock to total 100 yards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Zeke caps epic rookie season with 125 yds
    Ezekiel Elliott tallied 125 yards on 22 carries and caught his only target for a loss of two yards Sunday in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Elliott couldn’t have played much better in his first taste of the postseason. Even with Dallas in catch-up mode for most of the second half (and a good chunk of the first half if we’re being honest), Elliott still made his presence felt. Just as he has all season, Zeke rode the Cowboys’ monster offensive line, shooting through gaps with his signature 4.47 speed. He went berserk in the second half, gashing Green Bay for 81 yards on 12 carries after halftime. The Packers feature one of the league’s better run defenses, but that didn’t faze Zeke in the slightest. He averaged an impressive 141 yards per game in his two meetings with Green Bay this season. Elliott had one of the best rookie seasons of all-time this year and will enter 2017 as a legitimate MVP candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.55 (182nd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 5:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.92 (50th)
     
  • Davis among Chiefs' Divisional Round inactives
    Chiefs declared RB Knile Davis, DL T.J. Barnes, QB Tyler Bray, LB Victor Ochi, OL Mike Person, TE Ross Travis and CB D.J. White inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Eric Berry (Achilles), Tamba Hali (knee), Justin Houston (knee) and Spencer Ware (rib) are all active. In fact, none of those four were even listed on the Chiefs' final injury report. Sunday's game was originally scheduled for 1:05 PM ET but was pushed back to 8:20 due to icy conditions in Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.61 (270th)
     
  • Blount held to 27 snaps in Divisional Round
    LeGarrette Blount played 27 of the Patriots' 69 offensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: Dion Lewis led the backfield with 33 offensive snaps. Blount's workload is somewhat deceiving as a handful of his snaps came in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. Already a non-factor on passing downs, Blount keeps falling further behind Lewis, even losing goal-line work on Saturday. We'd expect Lewis to operate as the lead back once again in next week's AFC Championship Game against Kansas City or Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • Schefter: NFL still investigating Ezekiel Elliott
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is still investigating assault allegations against Ezekiel Elliott.

    Advice: Elliott has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and the league is still looking into the matter. The NFL submitted follow-up questions to Elliott within the last month and is still waiting on his response. Elliott maintains he did nothing wrong and has cooperated with the league throughout their investigation. The situation is unlikely to be resolved until after the Super Bowl, meaning that if Elliott does face any sort of punishment from the league, it won't occur until next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.55 (182nd)
     
  • James White catches 19-yard TD pass
    James White caught his lone target for a 19-yard touchdown in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: Working as the Patriots’ clear No. 3 back in this game, White logged only three first-half snaps and zero touches behind Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount. White’s only touch occurred on a third-quarter wheel route, beating Texans ILB Bernardrick McKinney for a 19-yard score. The odd man out in New England's backfield, White now looks to be buried behind Lewis (15 touches) and Blount (8). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.14 (222nd)
     
  • Grimes turns 6 touches into 54 yards
    Texans RB Jonathan Grimes rushed twice for 11 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 43 yards in Saturday's Divisional Round loss to New England.

    Advice: Grimes took over as Houston’s third-down and long-yardage back late in the season. On Saturday, Grimes made a third-down catch for a first down late in the first quarter and ran six yards for a first down a few plays later. Grimes disappeared before fourth-quarter garbage time, where Brock Osweiler checked down to him frequently. Grimes is a pedestrian passing-down back. An impending free agent, Grimes will have to compete for a roster spot in 2017. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:50 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (347th)
     
  • Blount takes backseat to Lewis in Div. Round
    LeGarrette Blount managed 31 yards on eight carries in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: After Blount missed two practices this week due to an illness, Dion Lewis got the start and stole the show with three touchdowns, operating as the Patriots' feature back on 15 touches to Blount's eight. Blount got a goal-line carry late in the first half, but he was stuffed and forced the Pats to settle for a field goal. Blount’s best run came in fourth-quarter clock-killing mode, stumbling into an 18-yard gain. Lewis looks poised to operate as the Patriots' lead back in the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • Alfred Blue suffers possible concussion
    Alfred Blue left Saturday's Divisional Round game with a possible concussion.

    Advice: He's going through the NFL's concussion protocol. Blue had just one carry for two yards before exiting. Lamar Miller has remained the Texans' workhorse, while Akeem Dent and Jonathan Grimes have mostly changed the pace. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.91 (44th)
     
  • Devonta Freeman totals 125 yards vs. 'Hawks
    Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, adding four receptions for 80 additional yards.

    Advice: Freeman got out-rushed by Tevin Coleman, but was an integral part of the Falcons advancing to the NFC Championship Game. Freeman shakes and bakes like few players in the NFL, and is tough as nails for a back standing in at 5-foot-8. He'll be heavily involved as the Falcons seek their first Super Bowl appearance since the '90s. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.76 (38th)
     
  • Alex Collins totals 31 yards vs. Falcons
    Alex Collins rushed twice for 14 yards in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Falcons, adding two receptions for 17 additional yards.

    Advice: The No. 171 overall pick of the draft, 22-year-old Collins wasn't ready for primetime as a rookie, notching just 42 touches in a year where the Seahawks were woefully thin at running back. Collins was billed as a limited athlete coming out of Arkansas, and did nothing to disprove that. With Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise decisively ahead of him on the depth chart, Collins isn't an intriguing Dynasty-league option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:23 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.14 (121st)
     
  • Thomas Rawls bottled up for 34 yards vs. ATL
    Thomas Rawls rushed 11 times for 34 yards in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Rawls was clotheslining arm tackles in the first quarter, but the 'Hawks had to abandon the running game in comeback mode. It was a "what might have been" coda to Rawls' Wild Card explosion. Injured or limited for nearly all of 2016, Rawls averaged just 3.20 yards per carry during the regular season, but back at full health, is almost certainly in the lead for 2017 early-down duties. The Seahawks did get caught short at the position this season, and will look to add some insurance. Rawls is one of the most punishing runners in the NFL when he's right. That same punishing style, of course, could make him prone to nicks and bruises. Going on 24, Rawls has some risk, but is a high-upside own in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.48 (46th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • LeGarrette Blount (illness) taken off injury report
    LeGarrette Blount (illness) is not listed on the Patriots' final injury report for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Texans.

    Advice: An illness prevented Blount from practicing on Wednesday and Thursday but he was never in danger of missing Saturday's Divisional Round game. Blount rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns when he faced the Texans in Week 3. He's been losing carries to Dion Lewis recently, though Blount still gets all of New England's goal-line work. Daily Slant: Houston has been great against the run over their past four games, holding opposing RBs to 68 RuYds/Gm (5th best) while allowing the 3rd fewest FPPG to the position over that span. Blount's missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday shouldn't hurt, but Dion Lewis' presence may. Lewis actually had 33 first half touches over the last three games compared to 20 for Blount, so there is merit in GPPs for swapping to Lewis as a lower-owned option. Blount still has multi-TD upside with NE instilled as a large favorite. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • LeGarrette Blount (illness) returns Friday
    LeGarrette Blount (illness) took part in team meetings Friday.

    Advice: He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but Blount should be able to get up for Saturday night's Divisional Round game against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Blount (illness) sitting out again Thursday
    LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is a bit concerning Blount has missed two days of practice in a row with the illness, but there is still no reason to believe he will sit out Saturday's matchup with the Texans. With the Patriots heavily favored, Blount is a solid bet both for clock-killing work and a touchdown. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:03 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Ty Montgomery not listed on injury report
    Ty Montgomery (ankle) has been removed from the injury report.

    Advice: Montgomery missed most of the second half in Sunday's Wild Card game. He's already said he expects to play this week. Montgomery likely isn't 100 percent despite not being on the injury report. He could lose a few more carries to Christine Michael. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.92 (50th)
     
  • LeGarrette Blount (illness) misses practice
    LeGarrette Blount (illness) was held out of Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Blount's status isn't in danger for the Divisional Round but he might not get a ton of practice in this week. He's a strong bet for a touchdown in Saturday's game with Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.42 (66th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell may get rest day Wed, will play
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Le'Veon Bell might be held out of Wednesday's practice, but he is fully expected to play this week.

    Advice: Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is also expected to be held out, but neither is in any danger of sitting out Sunday's game. Bell saw 23 touches in his first meeting with the Chiefs in Week 4, and he is a good bet to top that number this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Ty Montgomery left with balky ankle
    The injury that sidelined Ty Montgomery for a portion of Sunday's second half was to Montgomery's ankle.

    Advice: It looked like a severe knee injury when it took place, forcing Montgomery to be carried off by two trainers before he surprisingly reentered on a late fourth-quarter goal-line series. "Why play it safe," Montgomery replied when asked by reporters why he returned. "It's the playoffs." Montgomery should be all systems go for this weekend's Divisional Round clash with Dallas. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.92 (50th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Ty Montgomery exits with knee injury, returns
    Ty Montgomery rushed 11 times for 27 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 41 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Giants.

    Advice: Although it was more a case of the Giants’ interior defense blowing the Packers’ offensive line off the ball, Montgomery’s lowlight came when he got stuffed on a fourth-and-one run in the third quarter for a turnover on downs. Montgomery was stymied on the ground, but Aaron Rodgers found him streaking up the seam for a 34-yard gain on a wide receiver route in the fourth quarter. He proceeded to lose a fumble on the very next play and injure his knee, before surprisingly returning for a goal-line series late in the game. Montgomery’s return suggests he’ll be good to go next week at JerryWorld. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 5:09 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.92 (50th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery leaves with right knee injury
    Ty Montgomery had to be carried off the field with a right knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Wild Card clash with the Giants.

    Advice: Montgomery lost a fumble on the play where he was injured, getting twisted backward and falling beneath a pile. He stunningly returned for a fourth-quarter goal-line series, apparently shaking off what looked like a serious injury. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.92 (50th)
     
  • Bell sets Steelers' playoff rushing record
    Le'Veon Bell rushed 29 times for 167 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: He added two catches for seven additional yards. Bell was just ridiculous, using his unparalleled patience and vision to break Pittsburgh's postseason rushing record. There was a stretch in the first half where Bell was gaining 6-7 yards on every play. One of the best players in the NFL at any position, Bell will be a Divisional Round X-factor against a Chiefs team he ripped for 178 yards from scrimmage in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:16 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Report: Steelers to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers will apply the franchise-tag to contract-year RB Le'Veon Bell.

    Advice: That was always the expected outcome as the Steelers couldn't risk letting Bell test the open market. The franchise tag for running backs should carry about a $12 million value, which will make Bell one of the league's highest-paid backs. Bell has expressed interest in staying with the Steelers long-term and the sides are sure to discuss an extension at some point this offseason. Bell has been suspended for multiple failed drug tests during his Steelers tenure but has otherwise been an absolute stud, earning All-Pro selections in two of his last three seasons. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • Alex Collins caddies for Rawls in WC win
    Alex Collins rushed six times for 13 yards in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Lions.

    Advice: He added one catch for 11 yards. Collins took a backseat to Thomas Rawls, who exploded for 161 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. It should be a similar story next week in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.14 (121st)
     
  • Rawls explodes for 161 & TD in Wild Card win
    Thomas Rawls rushed 27 times for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Lions.

    Advice: The owner of a 1.5 yards-per-carry average over the final three games of the regular season, there was not much reason to believe Rawls would explode on Saturday, but that is exactly what he did. He recorded 40 yards on his first five carries, 49 yards on the Seahawks’ only touchdown drive of the first half, and 107 yards total before the break. The only thing missing from his fantasy day was a touchdown, but he remedied that with a four-yard score in the fourth quarter which ultimately put the game out of reach. The big game made Rawls the first player since Marshawn Lynch in 2014 to record over 150 rushing yards in a playoff game. Seattle’s offense has been considerably worse on the road this season, but they will have a much easier time next week in Atlanta if the offensive line and Rawls play as well as they did Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.48 (46th)
     
  • Carroll wants to get Rawls the ball 20 times
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he wants to make sure Thomas Rawls touches the ball "20 times" in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Lions.

    Advice: "He’s been ready for about four or five weeks," Carroll said of Rawls' health. "We haven’t gotten him the ball as consistently as we would like, and any runner needs to get the football to start to get a feel for it." Of course, it is difficult to commit to the running game when the back is averaging 1.5 yards per attempt, as Rawls is over the last three games. The Lions have not been particularly strong against the run lately, but they at least have a shot to shut Seattle's run game down this week. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.48 (46th)
     
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