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  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 1/18/17 5:57pm ET

    Contrary to a report earlier this month, New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall is not open to accepting a pay cut. He is set to make $7.5 million in 2017, the final season of a three-year, $26 million contract. 'People need to get away from (my being) due $7.5 million. Get away from my salary. That's underpaid. Any team should be happy to have me for $7.5 million,' Marshall told WFAN radio's Boomer and Carton Show on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: According to ESPN, Marshall's 2017 salary is tied for 13th among receivers in terms of actual cash payout. The 32-year-old (33 in March) probably isn't going to repeat 2015 again (109 catches, 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns), but nagging injuries and poor quarterback play make him look a lot worse than what he was in 2016 (59 catches, 788 yards and three TDs). With an upgrade at quarterback this off-season, Marshall could return to the WR2 ranks.

  • Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 1/18/17 5:49pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald finished the 2016 season with 107 receptions, which was the most in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has finished each of the last two seasons with at least 100 catches and has accomplished the feat four times in his career. He may consider retirement this offseason, so owners will need to monitor his situation. Fitzgerald can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he decides to play in 2017.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/18/17 3:38pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: It is not known how much Nelson did during practice, but it is a good sign that he was able to be on the field Wednesday. Owners will need to check on his status later in the week to see if he will be able to play in the NFC Championship game. He will be a risky option for owners but can be used in fantasy leagues if he is active.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/17 2:14pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bennett has not posted great numbers in terms of his receiving yards but is a threat to score at least one touchdown each game. Owners should consider him a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/18/17 1:40pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bell has set the franchise record for rushing yards in each of the last two playoff games and will continue to be a main focus on offense for the Steelers. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense but should still be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/18/17 1:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger will be fine for the AFC Championship game and will look to win his third straight playoff game. He has thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions in his first two playoff games and has struggled on the road this season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/18/17 1:14pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Green will be cleared to play in the AFC Championship game. Green will be a risky fantasy option for owners this week but will have some value if he is active for the game. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in leagues.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/18/17 12:01pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is not expected to practice until Saturday, Jan. 21, at the earliest, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Adams is in any danger of missing the NFC Championship game. He has posted 201 yards and one touchdown in the first two weeks of the postseason and should have a solid role if he is able to play. Owners in fantasy leagues should consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/18/17 11:42am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Nelson probably will not do much during practice this week and may be a game-time decision for the NFC Championship game, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Nelson may be limited if he is active for the game, which makes him a risky option for owners.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/18/17 11:26am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) will be limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel was able to play in the Divisional round game and should be ready for the NFC Championship game this week. He has been targeted at least six times in four of the last five games and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/17 11:19am ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bennett has caught a touchdown in three of his last five games but has at least 50 yards in only one of the last eight games. He has dealt with a variety of injures this season but will continue to have a solid role in the passing game. Bennett should be a decent option for owners in all fantasy leagues.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/18/17 10:30am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Jan. 18, by design, according to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. Jones will 'do more' later in the week, per Quinn.

    Huddle Up: The all-world receiver should be in fantasy lineups if he dresses, which is the expectation. Green Bay's secondary is abysmal, so even a hobbled Jones should find some room.

  • Philip Rivers - QB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 1/18/17 9:52am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers refuted reports Tuesday, Jan. 17, that claimed he asked for a trade or wanted to be dealt, specifically to the San Francisco 49ers. Rivers has a no-trade clause in his contract.

    Huddle Up: Rivers should enter 2017's fantasy draft season as a sound QB2. While he doesn't offer much upside for a monster season, the veteran is capable of turning in a few huge games during the course of the year as a matchup play.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/17/17 8:59pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could draw interest from the Cleveland Browns if they cut QB Robert Griffin III, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon.

    Huddle Up: After the recent coaching shake-up in Buffalo, Taylor could find himself on another team next season, and it appears the Browns would be one of his top suitors. The 27-year-old is seemingly one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the league, having thrown for more than 3,000 yards, in addition to topping the 500-yard plateau on the ground, in each of the past two seasons, while accumulating 37 touchdowns combined over that span, compared to only 12 interceptions. No matter where he's lining up under center, Taylor will still be someone to watch.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/17/17 8:53pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is not expected to play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22, against the New England Patriots, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

    Huddle Up: Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, so this declaration seems more likely to occur than not at this point, especially given the former Charger's history with concussions. With Green probably remaining on the sidelines, Jesse James will slide back into the starting tight end spot and offer solid value for DFS lineups this weekend.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/17/17 4:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has six consecutive seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards. That's tied for the second longest streak in NFL history. He posted a franchise record 4,944 yards in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Ryan is a big reason why the Falcons are in the NFC title game. He's a top MVP candidate coming off a career season. Regression should be expected next season after such a marvelous campaign, but Ryan is still a QB1 consideration.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/17/17 4:11pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's 157.0 yards from scrimmage per game in 2016 were third most ever for a running back in one season.

    Huddle Up: The Steelers were wise and fed Bell the ball throughout his 12 games. Bell, David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott each deserve to be the first running back taken in fantasy drafts, but Bell and Johnson have more value in PPR formats.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/17/17 4:01pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is one of only two receivers in NFL history to achieve four consecutive seasons of at least 100 catches. Former Indianapolis Colts Marvin Harrison is the other.

    Huddle Up: Not much can be said about Brown's accolades that haven't already been said. He's the best receiver in the league and he proves it year after year. His high volume of catches makes him more valuable in PPR leagues, but he should be the first receiver taken in both PPR and standard leagues.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 1/17/17 12:29pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (knee) is six weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Woodhead is an underrated weapon for the Chargers, particularly in the passing game. When he's healthy for a full season he's capable of low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 numbers in PPR leagues, even with Melvin Gordon running the ball most of the time. Of course, the shifty back is a free agent his year, so his future with the Chargers isn't guaranteed.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/17/17 11:12am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source. Bryant will not be able to return for the playoffs, but he could return for the 2017 regular season.

    Huddle Up: Bryant's size, speed and deep-play ability would give the Steelers yet another offensive weapon. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will still be the focal points of Pittsburgh's offense if Bryant is reinstated, but Bryant should not be overlooked. He tallied 765 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 despite playing in just 11 games.

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