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  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 2:12pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates registered five receptions for 41 yards with a touchdown on eight targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Gates might have been playing in his final game in the NFL, and if so he ended on a positive note with a touchdown. If the future Hall of Famer returns for the 2019 season he isn't someone to draft for fantasy leaguers.

  • Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 1:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five grabs for 68 yards on 11 targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Williams nearly had a touchdown for fantasy owners in postseason leagues, but instant review showed he came up just short of the goal line. He ended the regular season with 664 yards and 10 touchdowns on 43 receptions in his first 16-game season in two NFL campaigns, and he could be a nice fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he takes another step forward.

  • Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 1:52pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen registered two receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13. It was his third-career postseason touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Allen wrapped up the regular season with 97 grabs for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns in his second straight 16-game campaign. Hopefully his injury problems are in the rear-view mirror. He is a solid low-end WR1 or must-have WR2 heading into 2019, particularly in PPR fantasy formats.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 1:49pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams registered five receptions for 94 yards on seven targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Williams had his biggest yardage total since going for 118 yards on Oct. 21 against Tennessee. He posted 41 grabs, 653 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season and could be a decent late-round fantasy addition in 2019, especially in deeper leagues.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 1:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran nine times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots and he added an 11-yard reception.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots shut down the run early, and the Bolts got away from it late with the game out of hand. Gordon will rebound nicely and be a top-flight fantasy back yet again in the 2019 season as long as he can stay healthy.

  • Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 1:39pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 25-of-51 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Rivers finished the regular season with 4,308 passing yards, good for eighth in the NFL, and he had 32 touchdowns to finish sixth. It was also his sixth straight season with 4,000 or more passing yards, and the 10th time he reached the mark in his NFL career. He'll head into 2019 as a low-end QB1 yet again for fantasy owners.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/13/19 11:32am ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson had the full confidence of head coach Sean McVay, who signed the free agent on Dec. 18. 'He's a guy that's played in big-time games,' coach Sean McVay said Saturday, Jan. 12, following the Rams' 30-22 divisional-round playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. 'You know that no moment is too big for him. This is a guy that's had a big-time role and a Super Bowl champion team. He's just got a great feel for the game. I think he did a great job again tonight. Was really just impressed with him from the jump -- the way that he was able to come in, I guess it would be about a month ago now, and how quickly he was able to pick things up. Really smart, cerebral player and does a great job putting his pads down, finishing falling forward.'

    Huddle Up: In three games with the Rams, Anderson has rushed for 167, 132 and 123 yards and has totaled four TDs while subbing for/complementing No. 1 RB Todd Gurley. And even with Gurley back from a two-game knee-injury absence Saturday, Anderson handled 23 of the 41 RB touches. That likely will switch as soon as the NFC title game, but expect Anderson to still see at least a third of the touches, especially if the game is close.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 9:25am ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has looked fresh in practice this week coming off a layoff in preparation for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Brees, who will turn 40 on Tuesday, has not seen live game action since a Dec. 23 win over the Steelers and may take a little time Sunday to shake off the rust. But Brees did throw for 363 yards and four TDs against the Eagles in Week 11, and it wouldn't be a shocker to see him approach those numbers again when all is said and done Sunday.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/13/19 7:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri said he will take one to two weeks to decide if he will return for the 2019 season, although he hinted that he would come back if the club offered him a contract.

    Huddle Up: Despite being the NFL's oldest player at age 46, Vinatieri was an impressive 23-for-27 on field goal attempts in 2018, including making four field goals of more than 50 yards. Assuming that he returns for his 24th season, he makes a solid starting option in all fantasy formats.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/13/19 7:30am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) revealed after the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round playoff game that he had been playing through low and high sprains on the same ankle. However, he is expected to make a full recovery by the start of next season without needing to undergo surgery.

    Huddle Up: In addition to the ankle injuries, Hilton also dealt with hamstring, chest and shoulder ailments during the 2018 season. The 29-year-old had 76 receptions for 1,270 yards and six touchdowns in 14 regular-season contests and caught nine passes for 145 yards and a touchdown in two postseason games. He should be viewed as a WR1 in all fantasy formats as long as Andrew Luck remains healthy.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/19 6:44am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to consider retiring at the end of the season.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski, who turns 30 in May, had his worst statistical performance since his rookie year during the 2018 campaign. In 13 games, he caught 47 passes for 682 yards while reaching the end zone just three times. That being said, he can still be viewed as a low-end TE1 in playoff fantasy contests.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/13/19 6:26am ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers are hopeful that TE Hunter Henry (knee) will be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 13, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Henry was a full participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should receive a decent number of targets against the Patriots but should still be viewed as a risky fantasy option because he hasn't played all season.

  • Josh Reynolds - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/12/19 10:48pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds caught one of his four targets for 19 yards and added a nine-yard carry in the NFC Division Round versus the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Reynolds wasn't needed much with the Rams finishing with 48 rushing attempts and piling up 273 yards on the ground. He figures to be more involved in the NFC Championship regardless of whether Los Angeles plays the New Orleans Saints or Philadelphia Eagles, but he is still a distant third in the pecking order at receiver after Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks.

  • Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/12/19 10:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott finished 20-of-32 for 266 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round against the Los Angeles Rams. He added two carries for three yards and another score.

    Huddle Up: Prescott rounded into form this season once the Cowboys acquired Amari Cooper, but even that addition only made a middling starter for fantasy purposes. The 25-year-old is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2019 coming off a career-high in passing yards (3,885), but the jury is still out as to whether or not he is a "franchise quarterback." Owners should consider him a QB2 whose upside is limited by an uncreative offense focused around Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/12/19 8:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 15 of his 28 passes for 186 yards and rushed six times for 12 yards in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: It was an ugly line from a fantasy perspective, but Goff actually made plenty of big throws to extend drives and set up scores. After a lackluster finish to the regular season, Goff's performance against Dallas was encouraging. He could be a useful source of cap relief for DFS playoff contests next weekend.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/12/19 8:51pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught four of his six targets for 65 yards and rushed once for five yards in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Cooks had a touchdown overturned by replay, or his final line would have looked even nicer. He can be a little big-play dependent at times, but he Cooks enough upside to deploy as a WR3 in playoff contests going forward.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/12/19 8:45pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods caught six of his eight targets for 69 yards and rushed once for nine yards in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: The Rams didn't have to throw much with multiple backs rushing for more than 100 yards, but Woods still managed to be his typical, consistent self. He should be safe WR2 option in playoff contests heading into the conference title game.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/12/19 8:40pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) rushed 16 times for 115 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for three yards in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: After resting his sore knee over the final couple of weeks of the regular season, Gurley delivered a strong outing in his return to the field. The only negative is that his brief absence has allowed fellow back C.J. Anderson to carve out a role, which could continue to cap Gurley's upside a bit during these playoffs.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/12/19 8:36pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Talk about one man's trash being another man's treasure. Denver, Carolina and Oakland all kicked Anderson to the curb within the last year, but he has been churning out 100-yard efforts since being scooped up by the Rams in the final weeks of the regular season. Even with Todd Gurley back in the fold, Anderson can't be ignored in playoff contests.

  • Michael Gallup - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/12/19 8:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup caught six of his nine targets for 119 yards in a 30-22 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Gallup flashed his potential during his rookie year, and the next step will be developing some consistency. He should be a decent WR4 candidate when 2019 drafts roll around.

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