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  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/11/17 2:25pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel has received two weeks to rest his foot and appears to be on track to play in the Divisional Round. He should receive a solid amount of targets during the game but should only be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option because of the tough matchup.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/11/17 2:22pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Jones has dealt with the injury for several weeks but should be ready to play against the Seattle Seahawks. He will be facing a tough defense this week but should still be considered aa No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 1/11/17 1:58pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins probably will be ready to play against the New England Patriots, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He recorded 67 yards and one touchdown in the Wild Card playoff game and will continue to be a main part of the passing game. Owners in fantasy leagues should consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/11/17 1:52pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thigh) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Brady had a week off to rest his injured thigh and will be ready for the game against the Houston Texans. Owners in all leagues should consider Brady for their starting lineups.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/11/17 1:41pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Blount should be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game as long as he can recover from his illness. He will receive most of the carries against the Houston Texans and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/11/17 12:58pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Green is still in the concussion protocol and will not be able to play if he does not receive clearance from the doctors. Owners can keep an eye on the situation, but he probably should be avoided in fantasy leagues even if he is active for the game.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/11/17 12:55pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Bell has received a lot of touches this season, so he was just receiving a day off to rest. Bell will be used in the running and passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs and should be an attractive starting option in all leagues.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/11/17 12:54pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger should be able to practice later in the week and likely will be in uniform for the Divisional Round playoff game. He has struggled on the road this season and may be limited by the foot injury, so owners should consider him a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 1/11/17 11:29am ET

    Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase did not rule out the possibility of QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) undergoing major knee surgery during the offseason. Gase said the trainers are still evaluating Tannehill's injury.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill probably would have to miss some offseason workouts if he needs surgery and could be questionable for the start of training camp depending on the surgery. Owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few weeks. Tannehill played well this season and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback or a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues if he is healthy.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 1/11/17 10:39am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is still 'going through the process' of having his knee evaluated to determine whether surgery is the proper course of action, according to Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill has the weaponry and offensive system in place to a decent fantasy QB2 with a touch of upside in 2017. He has flashed at times in his career, but he is relatively young in terms of his quarterbacking maturation as a former wide receiver. Following a dismal 2016 effort, he will be greatly discounted in drafts.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/11/17 9:44am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) was walking without a limp Wednesday, Jan. 11, and he's expected to have a full week of practice. Head coach Mike Tomlin said the team would monitor Roethlisberger's foot closely.

    Huddle Up: Big Ben threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Chiefs were the best defense against opposing QBs in fantasy the last five weeks of the season. Roethlisberger will be an option under the elite tier in fantasy this weekend.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/11/17 8:44am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is fine after his 'minor fender bender' Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Elliott was at practice 20 minutes after the accident.

    Huddle Up: It's a good sign he was able to practice, but there is still a possibility of whiplash or something else popping up in the next day or two. Monitor him the next couple of days, but he's an elite RB1 against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

  • Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 1/11/17 8:28am ET

    Recently retired Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith isn't being ruled out for a return in 2017, according to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. 'I haven't given up hope that (he) is going to come walking in here in September,' Bisciotti said. 'We'll see about that character. I wouldn't count him out.'

    Huddle Up: Smith contends he's retired. If he were to return, he'd be a WR4 in PPR formats without a lot of upside.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/11/17 6:43am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor car accident Wednesday, Jan. 11, near the team's practice facility in Frisco, Texas. There were no injuries sustained as a result of the minor crash, according to the Frisco police department.

    Huddle Up: Zeke should be fine, but keep an eye on him the next couple of days to be sure. He's an elite RB1 against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/11/17 6:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart could be a possible cut in the offseason, in the opinion of beat writer David Newton. The move would save the team $6.25 million with a post-June 1 designation.

    Huddle Up: Stewart turns 30 in March, and he has really been dogged with injuries the last five seasons. The best-case scenario would be for him to land in another timeshare role and be a low-end RB2 in drafts.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/10/17 8:11pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton became the first receiving champion since retired Los Angeles Rams WR Torry Holt in 2000 to lead the NFL in receiving yards and not be voted to one of the two Associated Press All-Pro teams. Hilton led the league this season with 1,448 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: Despite the snub, Hilton still enjoyed a terrific campaign in 2016, as he also recorded 91 receptions and six touchdowns. Without question, the 27-year-old will be one of the first receivers taken off the board next season and will enter the new year as a desirable WR1.

  • Marvin Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/10/17 7:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones was disappointed with how his season turned out, admitting, 'In terms of my standards, it wasn't good at all.' He added, 'When you look at how I started, you wouldn't think it would end this way.'

    Huddle Up: He has a point, as through the first four weeks of the campaign, Jones was second to only Julio Jones for most receiving yards in the league. However, the former Cincinnati Bengal should also take away positives from this year, as he did manage to record a career-high 930 yards to go with 55 catches and four touchdowns in 15 games. Jones has the potential to be a fine WR3 option next season.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 1/10/17 10:58am ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco passed for a career-high 4,317 yards in 2016 but finished with only 20 touchdowns (versus 15 interceptions) despite a career-high 672 attempts.

    Huddle Up: Flacco should not have been expected to set the world on fire coming off his 2015 ACL injury, but the Ravens need to realize sooner or later he is not an upper-echelon quarterback. Baltimore also isn't doing him any favors with its constant turnover at offensive coordinator. Flacco should be more efficient in 2017, but he will be hard-pressed to be anything more than a middling QB2.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/10/17 10:41am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) participated in two full practices last week before sitting out the last one of the week after the team did not get the results they wanted from him following a post-practice test, keeping him in the league's concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: Green may follow a similar routine this week, but he is far from a sure thing to suit up this weekend as he has not played since Week 15 and a troubling history with concussions. The Steelers' offense has been humming recently without him, but a healthy Green would further tax defenses and make Antonio Brown as well as Le'Veon Bell even harder to defend. Even if he clears protocol this week, he'll spend most of the game in Eric Berry's coverage, making him a poor option in fantasy.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/10/17 10:40am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) stated on his website recently that he wants to continue playing.

    Huddle Up: Charles has played in only eight games over the last seasons and finished with 40 yards on 12 carries in 2016, so the Chiefs may be inclined to part ways with the 30-year-old this offseason. On the other hand, Spencer Ware's second-half fade may convince the team to bring him back. Assuming he returns to Kansas City, Charles figures to be a high-risk, high-reward mid-round pick in 2017 fantasy drafts.

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