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  • DeAngelo Williams - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/22/17 6:57pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams rushed 14 times for 34 yards and a touchdown filling in for an injured RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Williams added 51 yards on seven catches.

    Huddle Up: Williams is a free agent this March, and given how well he has played backing up Bell through the past few seasons, it stands to reason that Pittsburgh will look to offer him another contract. He is nothing more than a handcuff in deep leagues, however, when Bell is on the field.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/22/17 6:53pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 31 of his 47 passing attempts for 314 yards, one touchdown and an interception Sunday, Jan. 22, against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

    Huddle Up: Big Ben was done no service by his receivers -- namely Sammie Coates, who dropped three catchable balls. Losing Le'Veon Bell early was costly, but New England largely bottled him up before his departure. Roethlisberger is a low-end QB1 or ideal backup in 2017 fantasy drafts.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/22/17 6:51pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 32-for-42 passing for 384 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. That was Brady's highest career postseason yardage figure.

    Huddle Up: TB12 was simply brilliant. Unless he inexplicably retires after the season, Brady should be a midrange QB1 in all formats.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/22/17 6:47pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman snared eight passes for 118 yards and a touchdown catch Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

    Huddle Up: Edelman was his typically dynamic self, and he is as productive as anyone when healthy. The upcoming draft season should find him placed somewhere in the neighborhood of being a WR2 in PPR and a third in standard scoring.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/22/17 6:44pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 47 yards and one touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. He added one catch for eight yards.

    Huddle Up: Blount has been masterful at finding the end zone this season, and -- assuming the to-be free agent returns to the Pats -- he'll be a viable RB3 in most formats for the 2017 fantasy campaign.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/22/17 5:00pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is questionable to return to the AFC Championship game with a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: There is not much gamers can do at this point, so cross your fingers and hope he returns to the lineup.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/22/17 4:46pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (ankle) returned to the field to test his injured left ankle before gingerly returning to the sideline and removing his helmet during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Stay tuned for more, but RB DeAngelo Williams has played well enough to keep Bell on the sideline in a non-emergency situation.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 4:36pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb caught six passes for a team-high 82 yards in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Cobb comes with injury concerns and sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of Green Bay's wealth of weapons. He's a WR3 in most fantasy situations for 2017, but at only 26 years old, the six-year vet enters the prime of his career.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/22/17 4:29pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. Coleman added three catches for 35 yards.

    Huddle Up: Following a breakout year, Coleman will be sought after in 2017 fantasy drafts. His 11 offensive touchdowns shows versatility and lineup flexibility, but being so dependent on scoring also makes Coleman risky. Think RB3 territory in most setups.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/22/17 4:23pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for another 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Freeman's versatility makes him an every-week start for conventional fantasy purposes. He figures to once again share reps in 2017 with Tevin Coleman and is a reasonable RB1 target for PPR formats.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/22/17 4:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (undisclosed) was on the sideline as the first quarter closed against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22. Bell was seen wincing and talking to the team trainer.

    Huddle Up: DeAngelo Williams has been effective his stead, but it doesn't appear Bell's injury is severe.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 4:13pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) was held to three catches for 16 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Adams enjoyed a career year and will be an early draft target for gamers in 2017. While he should have a sizeable role again, be careful to not overvalue him.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 4:08pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) played through broken ribs, catching six passes for 67 yards and a late touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Nelson is coming off an NFL-leading 14-TD season, and he is bound to be a high draft choice in most fantasy leagues in 2017. Consider him as a WR1.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/22/17 4:04pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu landed five passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Sanu proved to be a competent complement to Julio Jones this season and has WR4 appeal in deep drafts for 2017 leagues.

  • Ty Montgomery - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 3:59pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery rushed three times for 17 yards and caught one pass for two yards in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery will be an intriguing player in 2017 fantasy drafts. Assuming he remains at running back, consider him a weak RB2 in PPR or a great flex target.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/22/17 3:53pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot, toe) caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. Jones had entered the game as a question mark after being a limited participant in practice Friday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Despite playing with two torn toe ligaments and one in his foot, Jones looked just fine in all facets of the game. He is a lock for high draft placement in 2017 fantasy drafts after another strong season.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 3:43pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers connected on 27 of 45 passes for 287 yards and three touchdown passes. He was sacked twice and intercepted once.

    Huddle Up: Judging by his standards, this was a poor effort. Fantasy gamers were rewarded with a sound statistical performance, but it paled in comparison to Matt Ryan's monstrous showing. Rodgers will be among the top two or three quarterbacks drafted in most leagues next summer.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/17 3:39pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Atlanta had been weak against the position all year, but Cook's involvement has been steady in recent weeks. The Packers will have a decision to make as to re-signing the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/22/17 3:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 27-for-38 passing for 392 yards and four touchdown passes in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Green Bay Packers. . He did not throw an interception, and Ryan added a rushing score. His 392 yards rank second all-time in an NFL conference game, behind Ryan's 2012 performance of 396 yards.

    Huddle Up: Ryan has vaulted himself into the upper-echelon QB1 conversation for 2017 drafters, but it appears as though he will need to learn a new offense if coordinator Kyle Shanahan indeed takes the San Francisco 49ers' head coach position.

  • Malcolm Mitchell - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/22/17 2:16pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is active for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Mitchell is a risky DFS play this week, but with such a small player pool, consider him a flex.

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