Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate's trade-deadline acquisition from the Detroit Lions 'no question' worked out the way the Eagles hoped it would, general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Huddle Up: It didn't exactly work out for Tate's fantasy owners, who saw the wideout catch only 30-of-44 targets for 278 yards and a TD in eight regular-season games with the Eagles. Tate added seven catches for 64 yards and a TD in two playoff contests, but there's little doubt his fantasy-WR stock will be down next summer.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) is the team's 'starting quarterback going forward ,' head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the team's season-ending news conference.
Huddle Up: As expected, the Eagles remain fully committed to Wentz even though he's been unable to finish each of the last two seasons. Look for Nick Foles to return on the final year of his current deal and be dealt if Philly can receive any kind of decent return in a trade.
Robert Foster - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Foster led the NFL with 20 yards per catch (minimum 25 receptions) and is one of only four players since 2015 to record three 100-yard receiving games in their rookie season.
Huddle Up: The latter group consists of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Thomas and Amari Cooper, so it's quite remarkable he was able to pull that off despite not receiving regular playing time until Week 10. The Bills might try to upgrade at receiver in the offseason, but the emergence of Foster and Isaiah McKenzie following the release of Kelvin Benjamin may make give Buffalo pause. Assuming he keeps his starting job, Foster will be an enticing late-round fantasy flier next season.
Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of his hamstring injury, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Ware was limited during practice last week and was not able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game. Ware could be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to monitor the situation.
Deon Cain - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain (knee) could be an option for the No. 2 receiver job next season if he can recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Cain missed the entire 2018 season because of his injury, so owners should keep an eye on him during offseason workouts and training camp. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy leagues if he wins a starting job.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram has expressed his desire to remain with the team that drafted him eight years ago. Ingram said he loves the team, the organization and the city.
Huddle Up: Ingram has served well during his time with the Saints. He and Kamara have made a formidable 1-2 punch and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Saints re-sign him. If that does come to fruition, Ingram would remain the RB2 conversation.
Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder, despite his struggles and injury concerns, could demand a contract worth at least $8 million this offseason. Nonetheless, head coach Jay Gruden wants to try to retain Crowder. 'There is really not anything that Jamison can't do,' Gruden said. 'You look at his size and say he's little, but he plays big. He's got great quickness in intermediate routes, can separate, has good hands, he's tough, he's physical in the running game.' Crowder played better later in the year, but he was hampered by an ankle injury that caused him to miss seven games.
Huddle Up: Crowder may be in high demand as one of the top free-agent slot receivers on the market this year. If he does leave the Redskins then Trey Quinn figures to be thrust into a more meaningful role and would be worth a late-round dart throw.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said his foot feels fine following the Chiefs' divisional playoff win, according to head coach Andy Reid. Watkins is sore from playing, but his foot injury did not worsen.
Huddle Up: Somewhat surprisingly, Watkins was quite involved in Kansasy City's victor, catching six passes for 62 yards. His health can't be trusted, but he's an under-the-radar DFS play for championship weekend.
Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants to join the San Francisco 49ers 'really badly,' according to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who spoke with 95.7 The Game during an interview Monday, Jan. 14. Rice and Brown have reportedly 'often communicated in the past' and did so during a FaceTime chat Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: It appears the official unofficial recruitment of Brown has begun. The 49ers have the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft, but it is more likely they would part with their second-round pick (No. 34) and other selections if a trade is consummated. San Francisco is already looking like a bit of a sleeping giant with Jimmy Garoppolo set to return from ACL surgery and head coach Kyle Shanahan calling the shots on offense. A move out west would firmly keep Brown on the elite fantasy WR1 radar.
Ben Watson - TE - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: It was the fifth time in the last seven games that Watson has been held to one catch or less, and he hasn't reached 30 yards in any game during that stretch. The Saints will face the Rams in the conference title game, and while Watson managed 62 yards and a score against them in Week 9, he is no more than a Hail Mary play in fantasy contests given his current role in the offense.
Tre'Quan Smith - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught his only target for 15 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Smith has flashed big-play ability this year, but now that Ted Ginn Jr. is back and healthy, he doesn't see enough volume to warrant a flier from fantasy owners participating in playoff contests. Smith has been held to 30 yards or less in his last six games, catching one pass or less four times in that stretch.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught three of his seven passes for 44 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Ginn is a big-play dependent fantasy option, but with the player pool dwindling, he could be worth a roll of the dice in playoff contests with a matchup with the Rams looming in the conference title game. Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns when the two sides met in the regular season.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 53 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: The Saints falling behind by a couple touchdowns early probably cost Ingram some snaps, but he's been playing second fiddle to Alvin Kamara more often than not anyway. He's a touchdown-dependent fantasy option these days, but he could be worth the gamble against the Rams in the conference title game. The teams combined for 80 total points when they met in Week 9.
Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver for fantasy owners thanks in large part to his versatility as a runner and receiver. Expect more of the same against the Rams in the conference title game. Kamara piled up 116 total yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Rams back in Week 9.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 38 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: While the Saints will gladly pound opponents with the run, Brees is still more than capable of torching defenses himself. He could do just that in the conference title game next weekend when he takes on a Rams secondary that he piled up 346 yards and four scores against in the regular season.
Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor recorded just one catch for six yards on three targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Agholor finished a career-high 64 receptions while turning in 726 yards and four grabs, just 32 yards short of his career-best mark in 2017. It appears 60-65 grabs for around 750 yards and a handful of touchdowns is what you can expect from Agholor, making him a low-end WR4 or flex fantasy target in 2019.
Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 of his 16 targets for 171 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: The Saints fell behind early, and Brees quickly turned to his favorite target early and often. With a potentially high-scoring matchup on tap with the Rams in the conference title game next weekend, Thomas could be a busy man once again. Don't hesitate to use him in all playoff contests.
Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate posted two catches for just 18 yards on five targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Tate was looking to get back to the Super Bowl with the Eagles, but he falls short. The 30-year-old still proved he has plenty left in the tank and he could be a nice PPR fantasy option in Philadelphia, or wherever he might land if he doesn't return to the Eagles.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews had just one catch in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints, but it was good for a 37-yard touchdown.
Huddle Up: Matthews registered just 20 grabs for 300 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season, and he barely moved the needle in most fantasy formats. Perhaps a change of scenery in 2019 will improve his fantasy outlook.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz registered five receptions for 50 yards on eight targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Ertz pulled down 116 balls in the regular season, good for second in the NFL, while adding 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll be one of the top two tight ends off the board in the early round on Draft Day 2019 in most fantasy leagues.