Player Notes

  • 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. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
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  • Antonio Brown goes 6-108 on 11 targets in win
    Antonio Brown caught 6-of-11 targets for 108 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Advice: Brown went into the half with a 5-101 line on nine targets. His lone second-half catch came on the Steelers' final pass of the game, converting a third-and-short late in the fourth quarter that allowed the Steelers to drain the clock and take home the two-point win. Brown's longest catch was a total mismatch with OLB Justin Houston trying to cover him one-on-one deep down the left sideline. Brown easily won the matchup and turned it into a 52-yard gain. Brown later had a potential 17-yard touchdown ripped out of his grasps in the end zone when Marcus Peters made a great play to strip it. Brown and the Steelers head to Foxboro next weekend for the AFC Championship game. Brown went 7-106-0 against the Patriots in Week 7. Yesterday, 8:48 pm
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  • T-Will chips in with 68 yards in loss to GB
    Terrance Williams secured four-of-six targets for 68 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Williams gave the Cowboys a spark by catching a couple deep passes but also committed an inexcusable drop in the first half on a play where he was wide open. Sunday capped a disappointing contract year for the 27-year-old. Even with Dez Bryant injured early in the season, T-Will could only muster 44 catches for a career-low 594 yards and four touchdowns. If he returns to Big D, he’d be no better than the Cowboys’ No. 4 receiving option behind Bryant, Cole Beasley and Jason Witten. Yesterday, 7:02 pm
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  • Beasley goes 4-45-0 in season-ending loss
    Cole Beasley contributed four catches for 45 yards on six targets Sunday in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Beasley didn’t do anything out of the ordinary on Sunday and mostly took a backseat to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Notably, he was the targeted receiver on Dak Prescott’s only interception of the game. That came on a screen pass early in the third quarter. The 27-year-old had by far his best season in 2016, leading the Cowboys with a career-high 75 catches for 833 yards. With that said, Beasley’s production dipped dramatically in the second half and he won’t be worth drafting as anything more than a late-round flyer in fantasy next summer. Yesterday, 6:59 pm
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  • Davante goes for 76 yards in win over Cowboys
    Davante Adams supplied five catches for 76 yard on 10 targets Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Adams nearly scored a touchdown in the second quarter but was forced out at the one-yard line. He rolled his left ankle after a 16-yard catch in the fourth quarter but returned after getting taped up. Adams matched up with Brandon Carr and played him to a draw. The talented third-year wideout has been heavily involved with Jordy Nelson hurt the last two weeks, snagging 13-of-22 targets for 201 yards and one touchdown in that span. Adams will draw the Falcons in next week’s NFC Championship game. Yesterday, 6:35 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 6:33 pm
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  • Allison held to three catches in win over Dallas
    Geronimo Allison provided three catches for 46 yards on five targets Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Allison had a big role early in the game as the Packers jumped out to a 21-3 lead in the second quarter but wasn’t targeted after halftime. The undrafted rookie has done enough to stay in the Packers’ rotation but could see his snap count significantly reduced if Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) returns to the lineup next week. Yesterday, 6:31 pm
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  • Dez Bryant balls out in heartbreaking loss to GB
    Dez Bryant nabbed nine-of-12 targets for a season-high 132 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

    Advice: The Cowboys couldn’t fend off Green Bay in the most dramatic game we’ve seen in ages, but Bryant did everything that was asked of him and then some on Sunday. Dallas looked lethargic out of the gate but Bryant changed the momentum quickly by dusting Ladarius Gunter for a 40-yard touchdown late in the first half. Bryant wasn’t done victimizing Gunter, beating him again for a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Dez got off to a relatively slow start this year while battling injuries but finished strong with seven touchdowns over his last eight games. The 28-year-old has re-established himself as an elite WR1 in fantasy. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 5:32 pm
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  • '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. Yesterday, 10:48 am
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  • Fitzgerald still noncommittal on playing next year
    When asked if he plans to return for another season, Larry Fitzgerald said, "I don't know."

    Advice: "Right now I'm enjoying the offseason, giving my body some time to rest, working on my golf game," said Fitzgerald. "In a couple weeks I'll figure out what I'm going to do for next year." The 33-year-old seems to be seriously considering retirement, but isn't in any rush to make that decision. Fitzgerald earned his 10th Pro Bowl nod in 2016 while topping 1,000 yards for the eighth time in his career. Yesterday, 7:37 am
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  • 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. Yesterday, 7:18 am
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  • 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. Yesterday, 6:47 am
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  • Return ace Devin Hester likely to call it quits
    Seahawks KR Devin Hester said Saturday's Divisional Round loss to the Falcons was likely his final NFL game.

    Advice: "I told my wife it’s pretty much my last year," said Hester. "The only thing that I left out of this game is walking away without getting a ring. It’s tough." Hester appeared to have plenty left in the tank on Saturday—he racked up 194 return yards on five attempts. But it looks like he's content to call it a career after 11 often electrifying seasons. Hester was never much of a receiver and actually entered the league as a cornerback in 2006. But he will retire as unquestionably the greatest return man in NFL history. His record 20 return touchdowns will be tough for anyone to top. Yesterday, 5:18 am
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  • Fuller held to 3-16 by Patriots
    Will Fuller caught 3-of-6 targets for 16 yards in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Brock Osweiler found Fuller for three short receptions early in the game, but he was tackled immediately after all three. Osweiler also overthrew Fuller on a second-quarter end-zone target running an unsuccessful double move at Malcolm Butler. As he is known to do, Fuller dropped a would-be Willie Mays touchdown bomb on a perfect Osweiler throw late in the third quarter. Fuller started his rookie year white hot, but he fizzed out after the first month in a checkdown-oriented passing game. Fuller's role is secure, but he will remain a volatile 2017 fantasy investment barring a significant quarterback upgrade. Saturday, 9:00 pm
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