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  • Report: Browns 'very likely' to tag Pryor
    Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Browns are "very likely" to place the franchise tag on Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: After locking up Jamie Collins to a long-term contract, Pryor is the next order of business for Cleveland. La Canfora believes it "would be crazy" for Pryor to sign a contract right now, suggesting he thinks the receiver will cash in as a free agent, but Pryor has already told his agents he wants to stay in Cleveland. It is not out of the question the two sides work out a deal. The tag should be worth north of $15 million for receivers in 2017. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • Steelers sign Karlos Williams to future deal
    Steelers signed Karlos Williams to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: Williams still has four games left on a 10-game suspension for substance abuse he picked up in late November, but he will get a shot to earn a roster spot during the offseason program. That shot will depend on his ability to stay in shape, which is one of many factors which derailed his career in the last year. Pittsburgh also signed RB Dreamius Smith, RB Gus Johnson, RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, DB Brandon Dixon, OT Matt Feiler, DB Jacob Hagen, DB Mike Hilton, OT Keavon Milton, WR Dez Stewart, and WR Marcus Tucker to reserve/future deals. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1130th)
     
  • Beat writer believes D-Jax a fit for Los Angeles
    ESPN's Alden Gonzalez considers impending free agent DeSean Jackson a "natural fit" for the Rams.

    Advice: Jackson grew up in Los Angeles and the Rams just hired his former offensive coordinator Sean McVay as head coach. Meanwhile the Rams are looking for a top wideout to replace Kenny Britt, who is expected to sign elsewhere in free agency. Alshon Jeffery, Terrelle Pryor, Pierre Garcon and Kenny Stills are a few of the other big-name wideouts slated to hit the open market this offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Ladarius Green not considering retirement
    Ladarius Green said he isn't considering retirement.

    Advice: "Frustrating season but everybody has one," said Green after Pittsburgh's season-ending loss to New England in the AFC Championship Game. "I'm going to go train as soon as I get home, and hopefully next season works out a lot better." Green is probably understating it by calling his first year in Pittsburgh a disappointment. He sat out the season's first nine games while recovering from offseason ankle surgery and later missed five more games after suffering a concussion in Week 15. The Steelers could certainly use another receiving threat to pair with Antonio Brown, but trusting Green to stay healthy is a fool's errand at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Jets sign WR Hammond to reserve/future deal
    Jets signed WR Frankie Hammond to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: Hammond was out of the league last season after being part of the Chiefs' final cuts. He appeared in 25 games for Kansas City from 2014-15, catching four passes for 45 yards while mainly pitching in on special teams. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (947th)
     
  • Chiefs do new deal with LS James Winchester
    Chiefs re-signed LS James Winchester.

    Advice: Winchester, 27, has been the Chiefs' long snapper for the past two seasons. He had a trying 2016 season that saw his father senselessly murdered in an Oklahoma City airport shooting back in November. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.16 (412th)
     
  • Carroll says concern over Prosise durability
    Coach Pete Carroll admitted there are concerns about C.J. Prosise's durability.

    Advice: "I can’t tell you that I'm not concerned about C.J.," Carroll said. "He had trouble through the offseason. He was unavailable to us throughout, and there was a groin and a hammy and a wrist and the scapula thing he had. He has to show it." Durability concerns are probably the one thing that could hold Prosise back from being an every-down player, limiting him to 12-15 touches. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:03 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • Dion Lewis a non-factor in win over Pittsburgh
    Dion Lewis tallied 11 yards on six carries while securing both of his targets for eight yards Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Lewis emerged as New England’s clear lead back last week but played fewer snaps than both LeGarrette Blount and James White Sunday against Pittsburgh. New England’s run game was nonexistent until the second half and at that point the Patriots mostly leaned on Blount to kill clock. No team is more game-plan-dependent than the shape-shifter Patriots. We’ll see what they cook up against Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.60 (84th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Brady dominates, heads to seventh Super Bowl
    Tom Brady completed 32-of-42 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns and rushed four times for a loss of one yard Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Coming off a sluggish game against Houston in the Divisional Round, Brady was near-perfect Sunday in a convincing win over the Steelers. New England came out gunning, peppering the Pittsburgh secondary with short passes. That opened up things downfield for Chris Hogan, who led the way with a career-high 180 yards on nine catches. Brady delivered a spot-on flea-flicker to Hogan, who took it 34 yards for the score. He also dished out a 10-yard touchdown strike to Julian Edelman late in the third quarter, which essentially put the game out of reach. Brady is throwing the deep ball as well as he ever has and simply doesn’t make mistakes when he has time to throw. A win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI would cement Brady’s status as the greatest quarterback of all-time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.62 (7th)
     
  • 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
    7.98 (127th)
     
  • 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
    6.27 (193rd)
     
  • Rodgers' amazing run ends in NFCCG blowout
    Aaron Rodgers completed 27-of-45 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the Packers' 44-21 loss to the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.

    Advice: After it initially looked like Rodgers’ 2015 funk was carrying over to another campaign, the best overall player in the league was transcendent the final two-thirds of the season. Rodgers posted a 30:3 TD:INT total over his final 11 starts, and tore up the Giants and Cowboys in the postseason before the Packers ran into the Falcons’ buzzsaw. Rodgers totaled 40 passing scores during the regular season, good for the second 40-TD season of his career, and 12th in league history. Now 33, Rodgers picked up a few soft-tissue injuries, but appeared in all 16 games for the third-consecutive year. If the Pack could ever get Rodgers a consistent running game or defense, they will win another Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    21.09 (4th)
     
  • 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
    7.12 (159th)
     
  • Ladarius Green inactive for AFCCG vs. Pats
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for the AFC Championship Game.

    Advice: Green's concussion has lingered long enough that he should be considered no better than 50-50 for a potential Super Bowl appearance in two weeks. Also inactive for the Steelers are WR Demarcus Ayers, QB Zach Mettenberger, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, LB L.J. Fort, DE Johnny Maxey and OT Brian Mihalik, Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • Ladarius Green not expected to play in AFCCG
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ladarius Green (concussion, illness, questionable) is not expected to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Green participated in two of the Steelers' three practices this week but hasn't passed the concussion protocol and appears to be headed for his fifth straight absence. James Harrison (shoulder, triceps), who is also listed as questionable, is expected to get the green light for Sunday's AFC title game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Tom Brady has thrown 19 TDs, 0 INTs vs Tomlin
    Tom Brady has thrown 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions in six games against the Steelers with Mike Tomlin as the head coach.

    Advice: Brady has also averaged 314.8 yards per game and owns a passer rating of 127.5 in those contests. This Steelers defense is better than some of the units Brady has faced in the past, but that kind of success is at least worth noting. With both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan likely to be higher-owned, Brady could be a somewhat sneaky option in DFS this weekend. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.62 (7th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers says he's 'under the weather'
    Aaron Rodgers admitted to reporters that he felt under the weather on Friday.

    Advice: "Rest fluids, all that stuff," Rodgers replied when asked what measures he's taken to deal with the illness. "We'll be okay. Jordy (Nelson) had it. Mason (Crosby) had it. I got it. We'll deal with it." Rodgers confirmed a flu or cold has been going around the team. It prevented Nelson from practicing on Friday. Rodgers did practice fully Friday and is not listed on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    21.09 (4th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Ladarius back at practice, still in protocol
    Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) returned to practice on Friday.

    Advice: Green didn't work with the first team and remains in the league's concussion protocol. He'll make the trip to Foxboro, but it's anyone's guess if he'll be out there against the Patriots. Green hasn't seen the field since Week 15. Jesse James would draw another start at tight end if Green misses Sunday's AFC title game. No one covering the Steelers expects Green to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • Ladarius Green downgraded to 'DNP' Thursday
    Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the worst possible news after Green got in a "limited" session on Wednesday, though the flu is apparently going through the Steelers' locker room. Either way, with his latest head injury continuing to linger, Green is unlikely to suit up for the AFC Championship Game, leaving Jesse James as the Steelers' No. 1 "seam stretcher." The Steelers' offense has been operating at an extremely high level, but lacks viable weapons behind Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.Daily Slant: If he's ultimately unable to suit up, Jesse James would start at tight end and be a viable option in GPPs given the lack of quality choices at the position. Still, our ownership projections don't display a large gap between James and Jared Cook - about 38% for Cook vs. 20% James - meaning there's not a huge advantage to be gained from a game theory perspective by pivoting to the lesser TE. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:55 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Ladarius Green upgraded to limited Wednesday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Advice: It's an upgrade for Green after he missed practice all last week following a setback the previous week. Green remains in the protocol, but this at least gives him a shot to play Sunday. Consider him no better than 50-50. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Ladarius Green not expected to play vs. Pats
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette doesn't expect Ladarius Green (concussion) to play Sunday against the Patriots.

    Advice: Bouchette is one of the most respected reporters of the last several decades and usually has a great read on all things involving the Steelers, which he sometimes divulges in a weekly fan Q & A. Asked about Green in this week's chat, Bouchette replied, "I don't think you will see him this Sunday. Not on the playing field anyway." Bouchette later said he doesn't expect Green to play at all this year. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Green has yet to pass through concussion protocol. Look for Jesse James to start at tight end in Foxboro. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • Tomlin: Ladarius Green still in protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Green did not seem particularly close to playing in the Divisional Round, but Tomlin did say he has a chance. He will need to get in some practice reps early in the week to have any shot at returning. The Steelers could certainly use Green as they head to New England.Daily Slant: It's looking very much like we won't see Green again this postseason. His history with concussions was concerning before this season, and things haven't improved at all in his first year with the Steelers. Green was acting as the next-in-command to Antonio Brown among the receiving corps, and his presence would theoretically make it tougher for the Patriots to heavily attack Brown with double coverage. Jesse James would draw another start and while he's a good bet to play the large majority of the snaps, his volume is still concerning. You can do worse on a two-game slate if you're looking to punt the TE spot, however. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • 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 Jan 16, 12:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • 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
    6.27 (193rd)
     
  • Packers stun Cowboys in thriller at Jerry's World
    Aaron Rodgers completed 28-of-43 passes for 356 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding two carries for 16 yards Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: What. A. Game. After a first round full of clunkers and an equally snooze-inducing first two games of the Divisional Round, Dallas and Green Bay finally brought the thunder on Sunday afternoon. Rodgers has been scorching hot for two months and he didn’t let up in Sunday’s stunning upset at Jerry World. He scored the game’s first touchdown on a picture-perfect 34-yard throw to Richard Rodgers and added to his tally with a three-yarder to Jared Cook off play-action early in the second half. Rodgers threw an uncharacteristic interception on a pass intended for Davante Adams, ending a streak of 318 consecutive passes without a pick. But Rodgers saved the best for last, threading the needle to Cook for a 36-yard completion in the closing seconds to set up the game-winning field goal. The Packers will put their eight-game winning streak on the line next week in Atlanta. The winner is headed to Super Bowl XLI. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 5:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    21.09 (4th)
     
  • Ladarius Green leads Steelers' inactives
    Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, DE Ricardo Mathews, Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green and Toussaint are both out with concussions while Mathews is nursing a foot injury. Mettenberger, Mihalik and Shabazz are all healthy scratches. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (785th)
     
  • Tom Brady picked off twice as Pats advance
    Tom Brady completed 18-of-38 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

    Advice: He took only two sacks, but got hit eight times by a talented Texans pass rush. The Patriots played up-tempo offense and attacked the Texans’ linebackers, safeties, and slot CB Kareem Jackson in pass coverage. Brady hit Dion Lewis and James White for scores, both on route concepts targeting Texans ILB Bernadrick McKinney. Between the twenties, Julian Edelman ate Jackson for lunch. Both of Brady's interceptions came off deflected passes in a fairly ugly performance despite the lopsided score (34-16). If the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl this season, their AFC Championship Game performance will need to be quite a bit better. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:22 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.62 (7th)
     
  • 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
    7.12 (159th)
     
  • Dion Lewis breaks out for 3 TDs as Pats roll
    Dion Lewis rushed 13 times for 41 yards and a touchdown, caught 2-of-7 targets for 23 yards and a touchdown, and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a third score as the Patriots downed the Texans 34-16 in Saturday's Divisional Round game.

    Advice: The focal point of New England’s game plan, Lewis logged feature back usage while LeGarrette Blount was mostly limited to clock-killing work. Lewis capped the Patriots’ second drive with a 13-yard touchdown catch, easily beating Texans ILB Bernardrick McKinney in coverage. Lewis house called a 98-yard kick return on New England’s very next possession, and scored on a fourth-quarter goal-line carry, staying in over Blount because the Pats were in a hurry-up look. Lewis did fumble twice, once on a kick return that resulted in a Texans touchdown and again in the fourth quarter, though it was luckily recovered by the Pats. Still, this was the kind of dynamic performance we’ve long awaited from all-purpose playmaker Lewis. Expect Lewis to remain New England’s feature back in the AFC Championship Game. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:27 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.60 (84th)
     
  • 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
    7.34 (149th)
     
  • 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
    7.98 (127th)
     
  • 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 (593rd)
     
  • 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 Jan 14, 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 Jan 14, 11:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (587th)
     
  • 'Count on' Dion Lewis leading the backfield?
    Ben Volin of the Boston Globe "would count on" Dion Lewis leading the Patriots' backfield Saturday against the Texans.

    Advice: The tweet was in response to another by MassLive's Kevin Duffy, who noted Lewis has just one fewer touch than LeGarrette Blount in the last three games. With the Patriots entering as big favorites, Saturday's game sets up for Blount to see a ton of touches in the second half, but it would not be surprising in the least if Lewis plays a key role in establishing a big lead early. Lewis is a great DFS value this week, especially at full-PPR sites. Daily Slant: There’s been plenty of speculation that New England’s plan has been to save Lewis for the playoffs. They’ve increased his touch count from 7.8 per game in his first four to 16.7 over the final three. He’s already cut into Blount’s carries and may finally take over receiving work from James White. He’s had nine red zone touches in the past two games and has a legitimate shot to score today. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 10:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.60 (84th)
     
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Ladarius (concussion) doubtful for Sunday
    Ladarius Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green is headed for his fourth straight absence. Jesse James played 44-of-57 offensive snaps in last week's Wild Card win over Miami. We'd expect him to see a similar workload Sunday at KC. Green remains week to week. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
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  • 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 Jan 13, 9:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
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