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  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/12/17 5:14pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (foot) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Richardson had a quiet regular season, but he found the end zone in Seattle's playoff opener. With a potential shootout with Atlanta on tap in the divisional round, he could deliver as a DFS sleeper once again.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 1/12/17 4:07pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins played in all 16 games this season and he'll be out there on Saturday night. He's in an interesting spot, as the Texans are likely to get blown out in New England, meaning Houston could be throwing a lot more than usual to try and keep up. No matter how it plays out, Hopkins looks like a fine WR1 option this weekend for all formats.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/12/17 3:24pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (knee) logged his second straight full practice session on Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Despite missing Atlanta's regular season finale a couple of weeks ago, it looks like Gabriel will have no issues suiting up on Saturday. Given his mostly sizzling run to cap the campaign, the former Cleveland Brown could be a sneaky WR3 play in any format. Prior to missing Week 17, Gabriel registered 60 or more receiving yards in four of his previous six contests, while also finding the end zone five times over that span. Give him a look.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/12/17 3:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was a full participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Jones missed a couple of games late in the season due to injury, but since returning in Week 16, he's looked like his normal self. In fact, he recorded 11 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown over his final two contests combined, while drawing 16 targets in the process. As is always the case, he'll be one of the more desirable WR1 options in all formats this weekend.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/12/17 2:56pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Ware should be at or very close to 100 percent health for the Divisional Round, especially when considering he sat out the team's regular season finale in San Diego a couple of weeks ago as a precautionary measure. He was a little less effective as the season wore on, having scored only one rushing touchdown since Week 6, but he's expected to retain his role as the club's feature back and will be looking at a sizable workload.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/12/17 1:12pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Cobb had a heavy workload last week with Jordy Nelson injured. He should see a similar workload this week with Nelson expected to be sidelined. He's a safe investment in daily formats even against a healthy Dallas Cowboys defense. The Packers should be throwing plenty, as usual, with an anemic rushing offense.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/12/17 12:50pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger should be fine for the playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He posted solid overall numbers during the regular season but has struggled on the road in 2016. He will be a risky option for fantasy owners and should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/12/17 12:37pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Green will miss another game, so owners should avoid him in all fantasy leagues. Jesse James probably will receive a few targets during the game but is not a strong fantasy option and can be avoided.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 1/12/17 12:36pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) said his injured knee feels excellent.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11, but should see his normal workload against the New England Patriots. He posted solid numbers in the Wild Card playoff game but will be facing a tougher defense this week. Owners should consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/12/17 9:06am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) will not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Nelson's status will be updated Friday, Jan. 13, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He probably will be limited if he plays against the Dallas Cowboys, which would hurt his fantasy value. Owners probably should look for other options to use and may want to avoid Nelson.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/12/17 8:50am ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) is out of practice again Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: It's not time to push the panic button yet. Blount had a fabulous season with 18 touchdowns, but the Patriots could go a different route in any given week. Also, Dion Lewis (knee) is healthy. Blount isn't a safe RB1 against the Houston Texans this weekend.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/12/17 8:49am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) is making progress, and the team will evaluate him Friday, Jan. 13, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: That provides a shred of hope, but Nelson is still very iffy to play in the divisional round against the Dallas Cowboys. Geronimo Allison is a flex option in playoff pools if Nelson can't suit up or is limited.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/12/17 8:34am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) seems unlikely to play in the divisional round against the Dallas Cowboys after QB Aaron Rodgers' comments Thursday, Jan. 12, shed doubts. 'We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week,' Rodgers said.

    Huddle Up: He already seemed doubtful to go this week, but if he can practice Thursday or Friday, there is still a chance. He'd probably be too risky to use as a top receiver in fantasy because of potential snap limitations or the risk of aggravating the injury. Geronimo Allison is a flex option in playoff pools.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/12/17 7:32am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was endorsed as the team's quarterback Thursday, Jan. 12, by executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin.

    Huddle Up: Bortles' numbers weren't too far off from 2015 this season except he threw 12 fewer touchdowns. Entering his fourth season, he'll be in a make-or-break situation as a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2 in fantasy.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/11/17 6:04pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) practiced for the first time since Week 11 on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Pete Carroll stated earlier in the week Prosise will need to go 'full speed' this week in order to play this week. With the Seahawks playing on Saturday, he's obviously in in a race against time in order for that to happen. If he can go to the Divisional Round versus the Atlanta Falcons, he'll be a high-upside option against a defense that has been torn apart by receiving threats out of the backfield this season.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/11/17 4:34pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Graham has received days off of practice over the last few weeks but has been ready to play each week. He should receive a solid amount of targets during the Divisional round playoff game and can be considered a No. 1 tight end for owners.

  • Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/11/17 4:13pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Rawls rushed for 161 yards and one touchdown in the Wild Card playoff game and should receive plenty of work against the Atlanta Falcons. Owners in all fantasy leagues should consider a No. 1 running back this week.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/11/17 4:05pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is coming off an outstanding Wild Card playoff game performance and could be the No. 1 receiver this week if Jordy Nelson is ruled out. Cobb will receive plenty of work against the Dallas Cowboys and can be considered a No. 2 receivers in fantasy leagues.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/11/17 3:36pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Owners will know more about Nelson's status later in the week, so they should continue to monitor the situation. He probably would be limited if he is active for the game against the Dallas Cowboys and could be avoided in fantasy leagues.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/11/17 2:45pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Ware appears to be on track to return to the lineup after missing Week 17 because of the injury. He likely will receive most of the work in the running game if he does not suffer a setback during the week. Owners in fantasy leagues should consider Ware a No. 1 or No. 2 running back.

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