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  • 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.

  • Jesse James - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/17 10:32pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James had five catches for 83 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: With Pittsburgh's lack of receiving depth (Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers), James has emerged as a quality pass-catching candidate. Assuming he still is in the Steelers' plans for 2017, James can be thought of as a low-end TE1 option in 2017 drafts.

  • Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/15/17 10:25pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Travis Kelce had five catches for 77 yards in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Kelce is a decent TE1 option as long as Alex Smith is at quarterback, because Smith and Kelce have developed a pretty strong rapport together. To get that many yards against the Steelers' vaunted defense is a nice accomplishment.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/17 10:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught six of his 11 targeted passes for 108 yards, including a long catch of 52 yards, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Brown is quickly becoming the linchpin of the Steelers' receiving game and is a solid WR1 as long as Ben Roethlisberger remains healthy at quarterback.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/15/17 10:01pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware ran eight times for 35 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Ware's low output was the result of Pittsburgh's stifling run defense, which forced Alex Smith to have to throw more. There was some success on both the running and passing game, but Ware will likely go back into a reduced role next year with Jamaal Charles likely returning. He might make a good handcuff pick, however.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/15/17 9:38pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 20 of 34 for 172 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 15.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to tell whether Smith was hampered by the Steelers' solid defense or by the weather conditions, but Kansas City's offense had one passing touchdown and one rushing score. Smith has some limitations that make him no better than a QB2 in most drafts entering 2017, but it could be much worse for the Chiefs.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/17 9:36pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception and was 20 of 31 for 224 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger ranks as a QB2 mostly because of his injury history, but he will get a shot at elite status again when he faces the New England Patriots in next week's AFC championship game. Roethlisberger wasn't playing earlier this season when Pittsburgh lost to New England in the regular season.

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