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  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/10/17 9:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) may be held out of practice Wednesday, Jan. 11, but head coach Mike Tomlin told the media Tuesday, Jan. 10, that Roethlisberger's foot injury 'shouldn't be an issue.'

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger was spotted wearing a walking boot at his postgame presser, but there have been multiple reports suggesting he will be fine for the Divisional Round game this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. Given his road struggles over the past few years, Roethlisberger will be hard to trust as a fantasy starter in playoff leagues this weekend. Expect another heavy dose of Le'Veon Bell.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/10/17 7:48am ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he tore 90 percent of the meniscus in his right knee earlier in the season. He returned in 12 weeks after a full repair.

    Huddle Up: His future with the team, and his RB1 status in fantasy, is up in the air. He'll be 32 next season and didn't look good before the knee injury; albeit his offensive line had something to do with that. He presents a lot of risk as a low-end RB1, and it makes more sense to take him as a second back in hopes of one more big rushing season.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/10/17 7:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had a career-high 83 catches for 840 yards, and his seven touchdowns were the most since 2012. He reached a performance escalator of $375,000 on 2018 and 2019 salaries for surpassing 80 catches. His 132 targets were the most among tight ends this season.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph rekindled his TE1 stature this season, and there's no reason to believe he can't build on the rapport with Sam Bradford next season. Rudolph will be a midrange TE1 option in drafts.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 1/9/17 4:29pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) has started running on a treadmill and believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.

    Huddle Up: Anderson probably will not do much during the offseason workouts but should enter training camp as the starting running back. He should receive most of the work at the position in 2017 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/9/17 4:14pm ET

    Updating a previous item, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) needs to practice by Saturday, Jan. 14, or else he will not play this weekend, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Nelson has a long week ahead of him after suffering two fractured ribs against the New York Giants. As stated earlier, Geronimo Allison should see more targets if Nelson can't go Sunday. He'd be worth a look in daily contests at what should be a dirt cheap price.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/9/17 4:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tallied career lows in completion percentage (52.9) and passer rating (75.8) just one year after winning the NFL MVP. He also managed a career low in rush attempts (90) and rushing yards (359) and tied his career low in rushing touchdowns (5).

    Huddle Up: Newton is one of the most dynamic players in football, but his propensity for inaccuracy clearly led to the demise of the Panthers and himself. Newton's running ability will always make him a QB1 consideration, however. Even with his worst season so far in his career, he still finished as a high-end QB2.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/9/17 3:38pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) suffered two fractured ribs against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 8. It will take 'an incredible effort' for him to play against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Nelson faces an uphill battle this week in an effort to play in the divisional round. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams should once again see the bulk of targets if Nelson can't play, while Geronimo Allison would be an under-the-radar option for those in fantasy playoff leagues.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/9/17 3:23pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) said he is no longer wearing a walking boot and that he is fine. Roethlisberger said an MRI showed that he aggravated an old foot fracture but it is not serious.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger may he limited during practice this week but should be on the field for the Divisional Round playoff game. He will be a risky option for owners in fantasy playoff leagues because he has struggled on the road over the last few seasons. Owners should consider him a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/9/17 3:21pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) spent the night in the hospital Sunday, Jan. 8, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Nelson's availability is very much in jeopardy for the divisional round of the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys. If Nelson can't play then Geronimo Allison will likely be the main beneficiary and would be worth a good look in daily contests as a cheaper play.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/9/17 2:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) has not lost his confidence despite missing most of the 2016 season with a foot injury and subsequent surgery. Abdullah believes he will still be a premier running back in the NFL. 'It just takes patience,' Abdullah said. 'It takes prayer, it takes diligence, and coming from this injury -- these injuries in the last year ? it's just that much more important to me.'

    Huddle Up: Abdullah and Theo Riddick both suffered their fair share of injuries in 2016, paving the way for Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. Abdullah and Riddick should take back their committee roles, though, assuming they are fully healthy this upcoming offseason. Riddick remains an RB2 candidate in PPR leagues for 2017, while Abdullah is in the RB3 to RB4 range.

  • Ty Montgomery - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/9/17 11:55am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ankle) left the wild-card matchup versus the New York Giants with an ankle injury, not a knee injury as previously reported.

    Huddle Up: It was all about the passing game yesterday for the Packers. Montgomery, Christine Michael, Aaron Ripkowski and Aaron Rodgers combined for just 75 rushing yards on 26 carries. Montgomery should be good to go in the divisional round against the Dallas Cowboys, but they were one of the better rush defenses during the regular season. Montgomery is not a recommended start in daily contests.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/9/17 10:41am ET

    Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) has yet to be cleared for contact and will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis as the team see how he responds to getting back to practice.

    Huddle Up: This should come as no big surprise given the fact he is trying to return from a fractured scapula. The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to stop receiving backs all season, so Prosise could be in line for a nice day in the Divisional Round matchup should he get cleared in time to play.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/9/17 10:33am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ribs) should be 'good to go' for the team's Divisional Round matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Andy Reid.

    Huddle Up: Ware set out Week 17 as the Chiefs chose to play it safe with his injury and give him some rest after his effectiveness dropped off in a big way over the second half of the season. He is unlikely to find much success running against the Steelers' improved defense this weekend, so he is more of a low-end option at best in all playoff fantasy formats.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 1/9/17 10:16am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry has one year left on his rookie deal, but it is reportedly a 'near certainty' he will be offered a contract extension at some point this spring after leading the team in receiving in each of his first three seasons.

    Huddle Up: This one should be a no-brainer for the Dolphins, as Landry finished his third NFL campaign with 94 receptions and is coming off an 11-catch, 102-yard effort in the team's Wild Card playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Landry hasn't shown much touchdown upside - he scored five offensive touchdowns in 2014 and 2015 before tallying four in 2016 - but that is about the only reason he hasn't emerged as a true WR1 in fantasy yet.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 1/9/17 10:08am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will return to practice on Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Prosise flashed the all-purpose talent that made the Seahawks so giddy about his upside when he finally got healthy around midseason, only to watch his ascending stock take a nosedive when he fractured his scapula in Week 11. If Prosise can return this weekend, he could factor heavily into the Seahawks' passing game and be a cheap high-upside DFS option in what could be a bit of a shootout with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 1/9/17 9:47am ET

    Impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills (Dolphins) is hopeful he will be able to return to the Miami Dolphins next season.

    Huddle Up: Considering he doesn't turn 25 until April, Stills shouldn't have trouble finding a new employer should Miami not feel the same way. The fourth-year pro averaged 17.3 yards per reception and led the team with a career-high nine touchdown catches in 2016, so it would be surprising if the Dolphins don't want him back. While the presence of Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker will continue to cap his upside, Stills should be a popular WR4/WR5 option in drafts this summer.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 1/9/17 9:03am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RBs Kenneth Dixon and Terrance West appear to be on solid footing with the team, but head coach John Harbaugh hinted the Ravens will be interested in adding a player to the mix that could help them improve on the seven 20-yard plays (six runs, one reception) his backs created in 2016.

    Huddle Up: According to ESPN's Jamison Hensley, Baltimore would have drafted Todd Gurley in 2015 or Ezekiel Elliott in 2016 had either player fallen in its lap. This year's running back crop is expected to be one of the best in some time, although LSU's Leonard Fournette and Florida State's Dalvin Cook could both be off the board by the time the Ravens select at No. 16. Stanford's Christian McCaffrey could be in play, however.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/9/17 8:53am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) said Monday, Jan. 9, that he intends to be ready for spring workouts.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah has been a tease in his first two seasons, and if he can stay on the field, he has the talent to be one of the better running backs in the game. Such luster will peg him as an RB2 in next year's drafts.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/9/17 8:44am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he hasn't been approached by the team about a contract extension yet.

    Huddle Up: Stafford is signed through 2017 with a $22 million cap number next season. He has really trimmed down the turnovers the last year-and-a-half under offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. He was having a great year before a finger injury derailed him. He'll be a midrange QB1 option in fantasy next season.

  • Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 1/9/17 8:30am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) had his left wrist in a hard cast Monday, Jan. 9, but he said he hasn't had surgery on it.

    Huddle Up: Riddick had 53 catches for 371 yards and five scores through the air, and he had a 92-357-1 rushing line. It's not a lock that he'll be used as frequently as he was this season with the late-season emergence of Zach Zenner and the return of Ameer Abdullah (foot). At best, he'll be an RB3 in PPR leagues.

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