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  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 1/21/17 6:25pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was pressured on 34.9 percent of his drop-backs in 2016 but posted a QBR of 80.7 in those situations, the best mark by any quarterback since 2009.

    Huddle Up: Winston didn't make much of a leap statistically from his freshman to sophomore season in the NFL and still commits too many turnovers, but his ability to thrive under pressure like this bodes well for his future. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft could be poised to take the next step next season if Tampa Bay is able to find a capable sidekick for Mike Evans at receiver.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/21/17 5:40pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been under duress on 28.8 percent of his drop-backs this season but has posted a 71.8 QBR when getting pressured, the second-best mark this season and fourth-best since 2009.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers has been brilliant for most of the second half of the season and is playing at a level few, if any, have approached at the moment. He has done a wonderful job recently of combining excellent pocket presence with sound decision-making outside the pocket, posting a 24:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio over his last nine outings. He'll need to continue playing at a high level Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, as most of his usual supporting cast is hurting.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/17 3:39pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has averaged 314.8 passing yards and thrown for 19 touchdowns versus no interceptions in six games against the Pittsburgh Steelers since Mike Tomlin became their head coach in 2007. Brady's 127.5 passer rating versus Tomlin's teams is the highest against any coach (minimum three games).

    Huddle Up: It's a bit of a misleading stat considering the Steelers' current defense is run by Keith Butler and was coordinated previously by Dick LeBeau, who now calls the shots for the Tennessee Titans. Nevertheless, Brady has tortured Pittsburgh regardless. The Steelers' blitz-heavy ways could be their undoing in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday if they don't find a way to shut down the middle of the field against the Patriots.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/21/17 3:08pm ET

    Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins will likely be pursued hard by the San Francisco 49ers, even if the Washington Redskins end up using the franchise tag on him again, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: There is some obvious dot-connecting going on here, as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan - expected to be named the 49ers head coach soon - served in the same capacity in Washington when Cousins was drafted. It also would fill an obvious need, as San Francisco has been without a long-term solution at quarterback for a while.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/21/17 7:09am ET

    The Washington Redskins have announced that TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) will not play in the Pro Bowl Jan. 29.

    Huddle Up: The 26-year-old Reed caught 66 passes for 686 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games during the 2016 campaign, although his production tailed off dramatically over the final month due to injury. He will be completely healthy by the start of training camp and should be viewed as a high-end TE1 option in all fantasy formats entering next season.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/20/17 8:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) underwent a minor surgery following the end of the season to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to need only two to three weeks to fully recover.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to be given first crack at the starting job in 2017, but he is far from irreplaceable and very likely to face competition, likely in the form of an early draft pick. While head coach Jay Gruden is solidly in his corner, the Redskins' new play-caller - former offensive coordinator Sean McVay is now running the show from the Rams in Los Angeles - may not agree. Assuming he comes out of training camp as the starter, owners should still not expect Kelley to be the man all season long.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/20/17 3:50pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor appears to have a good chance to remain with the team because he was part of the reason offensive coordinator Rick Dennison joined the coaching staff, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 'It would make no sense if the Bills hired Rick Dennison and got rid of Tyrod Taylor, one of the reasons (Dennison) signed there. So do not be surprised if Taylor is back, maybe on some sort of restructured contract for cap reasons. But this is very good news for the Bills' starter.'

    Huddle Up: Dennison coached Taylor when they were both with the Baltimore Ravens, but the Bills have to decide on Taylor's situation in the near future because of the option in his contract. Taylor posted decent numbers this season and likely will start for a team in 2017. His fantasy value is helped by his running ability, and he should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/20/17 3:49pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (illness) said he has been dealing with an illness but will be ready to play in the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers will be ready to play against the Atlanta Falcons and will be a big factor in the game. He has played very well during the team's winning streak and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/20/17 3:01pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) underwent a second surgery on his injured foot last week. Watkins is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

    Huddle Up: Watkins likely will be sidelined for all of the offseason workouts but should take part in training camp as long as there are no setbacks. He will enter next season as the No. 1 receiver for the Bills and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/17 2:49pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Bennett has found the end zone in three of the last four games but has not caught more than four passes in a game in the last eight games. He can still be a No. 1 tight end for fantasy owners because of his touchdown potential.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/17 2:44pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Owners can keep an eye on the situation to see if Hogan is in any danger of missing the game. He probably will be the team's No. 2 receiver if he plays and can be a decent No. 3 receiver option for owners.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/20/17 2:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Bell missed a few days of practice this week because of personal reasons but will be a main factor on offense for the Steelers against the New England Patriots. Bell rushed for 337 yards in the first two playoff games and should be a No.1 running back in all leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/20/17 2:17pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Green still has not been cleared to play but his status could change leading up to the game. He probably will not be able to play, but owners can check the inactive list for his status. Owners in all leagues should look for other options and can avoid Green.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/20/17 1:55pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Nelson likely will be a game-time decision because of the injury, so owners will need to check on the inactive list to see if Nelson will play. He will be a risky option for owners and may only be a No. 2 receiver if he does play.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/20/17 1:25pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Adams probably will be a game-time decision for the game, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation over the next few days. He will be a risky option for owners but can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is active.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/20/17 1:14pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel should be able to handle his normal workload against the Green Bay Packers even though he has dealt with the injury over the last few weeks. He should see a decent amount of targets during the game and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/20/17 1:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was officially limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, but is not listed on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Jones will be able to play against the Green Bay Packers and should be a big part of the team's passing game. He has posted at least 60 yards in each of the last four games and has a touchdown in back-to-back games. Owners in all leagues should consider Jones as a No. 1 receiver.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 1/20/17 12:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell has reached a 'stalemate' with the team regarding talks for a contract extension. The two sides were previously in 'heavy talks' to get a deal done.

    Huddle Up: Crowell might be better off staying in Cleveland, where he has established himself as a fine starting running back three years into his NFL career. In fact, the 24-year-old has increased his rushing total in each season, while accumulating 19 touchdowns on the ground over that span. As long as his situation with the Browns remains consistent, he can continue to be a solid RB2 fantasy option in 2017.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/20/17 10:45am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) 'looked good' while getting in a full practice Friday, Jan. 20, and will not have any limitations in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Great news for Jones, the Falcons and any owners planning on using him in fantasy this weekend. Jones is expected to draw Ladarius Gunter in shadow coverage after the Packers' cornerback was used in the same fashion against Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant the past two weeks. Bryant dusted Gunter for nine catches, 132 yards and two touchdowns last week, so Jones could easily be the best fantasy play of the week.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/20/17 10:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) still remains in the league's concussion protocol, but he was able to practice Friday, Jan. 20, although he did not do so with the first team. He is expected to make the trip to New England but not expected to play in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Green hasn't played since Week 15 and is obviously struggling to clear the last hurdle or two of the protocol, so it would be a shock if he is able to contribute in any fashion on Sunday. Jesse James is in line to draw another start and is a middling option at best versus the Patriots.

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