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  • 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.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/17/17 9:37am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    Huddle Up: Green has been sidelined since Week 15, although Tomlin said he had a chance to play in the Divisional Round before ultimately being ruled out. Although Jesse James had a fine game last week, the Steelers could really use all hands on deck in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots after failing to score a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. Owners should consider him highly questionable at best.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/17/17 9:27am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) has a chance to play in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons, but it is only a small chance, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Packers' medical staff is known to be among the most conservative in the NFL, so the odds are long Nelson will suit up two weeks after suffering broken ribs. He appears to be getting in some light workouts, so perhaps a return for the Super Bowl - should the Packers advance - is possible. Until then, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and an injured Davante Adams figure to be Green Bay's top three receivers once again.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/17/17 6:36am ET

    Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is likely to return to the Seahawks next year, and head coach Pete Carroll raved about his play in 2016. 'I thought Jimmy had a terrific year,' Carroll said. 'He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year.'

    Huddle Up: Graham is entering the final year of his contract, and none of the $10 million is guaranteed. Graham bounced back from a ruptured patellar tendon with a 65-923-6 line. It wasn't the game-breaking 86-1,215-16 season from 2013, but his 14.2 yards per reception were a career high. Another good sign was a big second half after a slow start. The position is deeper now than it was at his peak, but he'll still be a high-end TE1 to consider in drafts.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/16/17 9:36pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is 'not going to be on (the team) in 2017,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who states that trading the veteran quarterback is their 'No. 1 priority this offseason.'

    Huddle Up: It's looking like a certainty that Romo will not be with the only team he has ever known next season. The only question is where he ends up, and with a good number of teams seeking to rectify their starting quarterback situation this offseason, the 12-year veteran figures to land in a spot where he'll get another chance again right out of the gate. This should be one of the more interesting storylines of the upcoming offseason.

  • Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/16/17 4:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said his goal for next season is to have a 1,000-yard season. He said another goal is to stay healthy for the entire season.

    Huddle Up: Ebron will be a free agent this offseason but should be able to find a starting job with a team during free agency. He has had problems with injuries during his career but can be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy drafts if he stays healthy.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/16/17 2:03pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's (ribs) practice availability for Wednesday, Jan. 18, is unclear, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Nelson did work out Monday, Jan. 16, however.

    Huddle Up: The Packers could certainly use the NFL's 2016 leader in touchdowns for the NFC Championship, but they can obviously succeed without him. Nelson could end up as a game-time decision, so his status will need to be monitored up until Sunday.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/16/17 1:37pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown may be fined for violating the NFL's social media policy for his post-game live stream in the Steelers' locker room. League policy prohibits players from posting messages on social media 90 minutes before kickoff through post-game interviews.

    Huddle Up: Other than a possible fine, don't expect harsh repercussions from Brown's post-game gaffe. He's the best receiver in the NFL and should be the first receiver taken in fantasy drafts next season, particularly in PPR leagues.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/16/17 10:58am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence Monday, Jan. 16, in regards to holding onto the starting job in 2017. Head coach Andy Reid told reporters: 'Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there.'

    Huddle Up: With weapons like Travis Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill, a less risk-averse quarterback might be able to put up low-end QB1 numbers in Kansas City. Instead, Reid is apparently willing to live through another season of conservative offense and presumably another short playoff stay with Smith as his guy. The Chiefs would be wise to at least consider the heir apparent at the position in April's draft.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 1/16/17 10:04am ET

    Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler received a slight but expected vote of non-confidence Monday, Jan. 16, as head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters it is too early to know if Osweiler will be the starting quarterback at season because the team has a lot of evaluating to do.

    Huddle Up: The odds are overwhelming Houston adds a quarterback via the draft or free agency who can give Osweiler and/or Tom Savage a run for their money. With most if not all of the league's top-ranked defense likely to return in 2017, the pressure will be on the Texans' brass to improve the offense to the point to where they can make a Super Bowl run. A first-round quarterback selection cannot be ruled out, nor can the possibility Osweiler becomes the league's most highly paid backup.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/16/17 9:20am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is expected to be limited during practice this week, but head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones will be 'ready to rock' for the NFC Championship Game.

    Huddle Up: Jones departed in the fourth quarter of the Falcons' Divisional Round victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, but it was quickly reported he could have remained in the game had Atlanta not been ahead by multiple scores. Along with Antonio Brown and Julian Edelman, Jones should be in the running for top fantasy receiver honors next weekend when he gets a crack at the Green Bay Packers' shorthanded secondary.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/16/17 7:08am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he still isn't able to breathe normally because of his ribs injury.

    Huddle Up: There is optimism that he'll be able to play in the NFC title game this week, but it's far from a given. Nelson will likely be affected by the injury if he suits up, and he might slip into the WR2 area against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/16/17 6:51am ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten plans to return in 2017 for his 15th season.

    Huddle Up: Witten will be 35 in May and had a decent 69-673-3 campaign in 2016. He'll be a midrange PPR tight end with minimal upside.

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