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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's hyperextended knee, that cost him a chance to help his team against Baltimore in a playoff loss is rounding back into shape. | 01/29/2015 11:27 AM
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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's hyperextended knee, that cost him a chance to help his team against Baltimore in a playoff loss is rounding back into shape.
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Bell also missed the Pro Bowl, but claims he's 85-90 percent at this point. As long as the budding superstar is ready for training camp his fantasy owners will be happy. Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman isn't on the injured list this week, although he did miss some time in the last AFC Championship Game due to a hip injury. | 01/29/2015 11:20 AM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman isn't on the injured list this week, although he did miss some time in the last AFC Championship Game due to a hip injury.
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Edelman,Tom Brady's top receiver target, caught nine passes for 98 yards in the win over the Colts. He had 92 receptions this season for 972 yards a nd four scores in 14 games.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday against Seattle. | 01/29/2015 11:09 AM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday against Seattle.
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That's a good joke, Bill. Although he did have a cold, he didn't miss any practice this week.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is dealing with a shoulder injury, but it won't keep him out of the Super Bowl, says Seattle coach Pete Carroll. | 01/29/2015 10:28 AM
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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is dealing with a shoulder injury, but it won't keep him out of the Super Bowl, says Seattle coach Pete Carroll.
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Thomas and corner Richard Sherman will both likely be less than 100 percent, but they will still give Patriots quarterback Tom Brady all he can handle.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl, but that's just for official purposes - he's going to play. | 01/29/2015 10:22 AM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl, but that's just for official purposes - he's going to play.
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In nine playoff games, Lynch is averaging 90.6 ypg on the ground and almost a touchdown per game (8). In fact, checking the prop bets, Lynch is -140 to score a touchdown on Sunday.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch. | 01/29/2015 10:13 AM
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch.
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Sherman's girlfriend is do this week, so she along with her doctor are in Arizona just in case so the cornerback won't have to fly back home to Seattle if his son is born. Now if his son will just give him about a four-hour window late Sunday afternoon it will work out for everyone involved.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been dealing with a cold the past few days. | 01/26/2015 2:13 PM
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The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been dealing with a cold the past few days.
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Brady hasn't missed practice and isn't going to miss the Super Bowl, but now he has to deal with illness, correctly pressurized footballs and the Seahawks tough defense.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (left knee) had microfracture surgery, according to Ian Rapoport. | 01/26/2015 10:46 AM
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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (left knee) had microfracture surgery, according to Ian Rapoport.
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Burfict is a difference maker on the field, but this is usually one of the last steps taken to save a knee and a career.
Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. | 01/25/2015 6:16 PM
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Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
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Just as Josh Gordon fails another drug test, it is announced that Blackmon will likely return. General manager Dave Caldwell said in December he heard good things about Blackmon's substance abuse recovery, but there is still no specific date for reinstatement. If he does return, Blackmon will be a big boost for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a test for alcohol and will be facing a year-long suspension according to Profootballtalk's Mike Florio. | 01/25/2015 5:04 PM
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Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a test for alcohol and will be facing a year-long suspension according to Profootballtalk's Mike Florio.
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To the common fan, alcohol doesn't seem like as big of a deal as marijuana, but Gordon was prohibited from alcohol consumption as part of his DUI treatment plan from July. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL substance abuse policy is "extremely strict" and clear, so Gordon will wait until 2016 to be back on the field. He will be 25 by then. Gordon led the league in receiving at 22.
Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season. | 01/22/2015 2:06 PM
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Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season.
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New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter praised the talent he has to work with on offense in Tampa Bay and included Seferian-Jenkins. Koetter worked with Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two years, so he definitely knows how to incorporate a big, pass-catching tight end. Seferian-Jenkins is 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds with blazing speed. For owners who love to take flier tight ends late in drafts, this might be the best guy to take next season.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning plans to return for another season according to Denver Post's Woody Paige. | 01/21/2015 2:45 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning plans to return for another season according to Denver Post's Woody Paige.
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Paige is a well-respected Denver sports journalist and cites "three trustworthy sources" in his report. Paige says as long as Manning passes his annual spring physical, he will be back with the team in 2015 under new coordinator Gary Kubiak. That should make all fantasy owners happy.
Oakland hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator. | 01/19/2015 9:15 PM
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Oakland hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.
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Musgrave was the Eagles quarterback coach in 2014 and was the Vikings offensive coordinator under coach Leslie Frazier. Quarterback Nick Foles took major steps back with Musgrave after his breakout season with former quarterback coach Bill Lazor, who became the Dolphins offensive coordinator this season. One good news for fantasy owners, Musgrave used Adrian Peterson a lot in Minnesota, so that could be great for Latavius Murray owners.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. | 01/19/2015 8:24 PM
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
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As expected, Sherman suffered an injury in his left arm. He could move the arm during the second part of the second half, but he played through the injury and plans to do the same versus the Patriots. It will be interesting to see how much Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tests the potentially one-armed Sherman.
Colts tight end Coby Fleener had three recpetions during Sunday's loss to the Pariots. | 01/18/2015 10:10 PM
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Colts tight end Coby Fleener had three recpetions during Sunday's loss to the Pariots.
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Fleener recorded 30 yards, just as Dwayne Allen did on four catches. Both tight ends will limit the value of the other in 2015.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday, but it was not much of an accomplishment. | 01/18/2015 10:09 PM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday, but it was not much of an accomplishment.
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He had one catch for 36 yards. All of the Colts' pass-catchers were bottled up by New England's secondary, as nobody had a good fantasy day.
Colts running back Dan Herron had just 10 carries for 51 yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 10:08 PM
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Colts running back Dan Herron had just 10 carries for 51 yards on Sunday.
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He also had two receptions for 11 yards, but Herron was not able to break loose. Zurlon Tipton vultured the Colts' lone touchdown from him as well.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a game to forget Sunday versus New England. | 01/18/2015 10:06 PM
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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a game to forget Sunday versus New England.
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He went 12-of-33 for 126 yards and two interceptions. Luck also had four rushes for 18 yards, but just a 23.0 passer rating. He will be one of the top signal-callers next season.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown on Sunday night. | 01/18/2015 10:05 PM
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown on Sunday night.
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He had just three catches for 28 yards on eight targets, so the score salvaged his day. Gronkowski is currently the best tight end in football.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman recorded a team-high nine receptions for 98 yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 10:04 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman recorded a team-high nine receptions for 98 yards on Sunday.
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He also had 11 targets, and came up big for New England on a bunch of third downs. Edelman is Tom Brady's top receiver.
Running back LeGarrette Blount was a monster Sunday against the Colts. | 01/18/2015 10:03 PM
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Running back LeGarrette Blount was a monster Sunday against the Colts.
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He had 30 carries for 148 yards and three scores. Blount now has seven touchdowns over his last two playoff games against Indianapolis.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a victory Sunday versus Indianapolis. | 01/18/2015 10:02 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a victory Sunday versus Indianapolis.
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Brady was on target, going 23-of-35 for 226 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also had three carries for 13 yards. Brady will look to win his fourth Super Bowl during his sixth appearance.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman returned to action. | 01/18/2015 8:05 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman returned to action.
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He briefly left in the second quarter, but the hip injury apparently is not serious.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman left Sunday's game with a hip injury. | 01/18/2015 7:52 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman left Sunday's game with a hip injury.
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He was able to jog off on his own, but had to go to the locker room. He is questionable to return. Edelman had four catches for 27 yards before departing.
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made his only reception count on Sunday afternoon. | 01/18/2015 6:44 PM
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Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made his only reception count on Sunday afternoon.
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The catch was the game-winning 35-yard touchdown in overtime. Kearse is not a great fantasy option, but the play was impressive nevertheless.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin came up big on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:43 PM
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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin came up big on Sunday.
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He was Russell Wilson's top target, with nine of them. Baldwin caught six passes for 106 yards, including a 35-yarder in overtime, to set up the game-winning score.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a toucdown Sunday against the Packers. | 01/18/2015 6:42 PM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a toucdown Sunday against the Packers.
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He did so on 25 carries, and caught one pass for 26 more yards. Lynch really got it going in the fourth quarter, and became the unstoppable force we all know him to be.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay. | 01/18/2015 6:41 PM
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay.
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He threw for 209 yards and rushed for 25 more. Wilson came alive in fourth quarter and overtime, where he rushed for a score, and ended the game on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse.
Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught a team-high seven passes during Sunday's loss. | 01/18/2015 6:38 PM
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Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught a team-high seven passes during Sunday's loss.
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He had 62 receiving yards and a score on 10 targets. Cobb will be a free agent, and will likely cash in whether it is with Green Bay or another team.
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson totaled a team-high 71 receiving yards on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:37 PM
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Packers receiver Jordy Nelson totaled a team-high 71 receiving yards on Sunday.
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Nelson had five receptions on eight targets, and was shadowed by Richard Sherman all day. He will be a top-five wideout in 2015.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 73 yards Sunday against Seattle. | 01/18/2015 6:36 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 73 yards Sunday against Seattle.
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He did so on 73 carries, but was unable to find much room in the second half. Lacy should be a top 10 pick heading into next season.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could not get in done on Sunday. | 01/18/2015 6:35 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could not get in done on Sunday.
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He went 19-of-34 for 178 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It was a heartbreaker for Rodgers and the Packers. He should be the first quarterback taken off the board in 2015.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) is apparently ahead of schedule on his rehab, according to azcentral sports columnist Dan Bickley. | 01/18/2015 2:28 PM
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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) is apparently ahead of schedule on his rehab, according to azcentral sports columnist Dan Bickley.
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Palmer was missed by both the Cardinals and fantasy owners and his return in time for training camp would greatly increase the value of Arizona receivers and the offense in general.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice by a sore knee, but as expected is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game. | 01/18/2015 2:06 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice by a sore knee, but as expected is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game.
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Lacy had 19 carries for 101 yards last weekend and coach Mike McCarthy was just being very conservative during the week.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against Seattle. | 01/18/2015 2:05 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against Seattle.
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You were expecting some thing else? Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He'll be put to a much tougher test today against Seattle and some ugly weather.
Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt is inactive for the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. | 01/18/2015 2:01 PM
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Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt is inactive for the NFC Championship game against Green Bay.
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Britt has an injured knee. He played every game this season, but graded out as just average. Alvin Bailey is expected to get the start.
Colts running back Trent Richardson missed Saturday's walkthrough and didn't go with the team to New England. | 01/18/2015 9:58 AM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson missed Saturday's walkthrough and didn't go with the team to New England.
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Richardson has fallen down the third on the depth chart behind Zurlon Tipton and doesn't play on special teams so his absence won't effect any fantasy owners.
Seahawks defensive lineman Tony McDaniel hasn't practiced this week due to a shoulder injury and should be considered questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against Green Bay. | 01/15/2015 3:51 PM
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Seahawks defensive lineman Tony McDaniel hasn't practiced this week due to a shoulder injury and should be considered questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against Green Bay.
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McDaniel started 14 of 16 games this season. Seattle rotates six or seven guys along the front during a game so they will still be strong even if he isn't active.
Patriots starting center Bryan Stork missed Thursday's practice and should be considered questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship against Indianapolis. | 01/15/2015 3:44 PM
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Patriots starting center Bryan Stork missed Thursday's practice and should be considered questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship against Indianapolis.
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Stork didn't have a great season, but it's always disconcerting to play a big game with a backup center. Veteran Ryan Wendell would likely get the nod if Stork can't play.
Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field for Thursday's session. | 01/15/2015 3:41 PM
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Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field for Thursday's session.
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He'll be classified as limited. Davis is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and his services will be desperately needed against Tom Brady and the Pats.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday. | 01/15/2015 3:37 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday.
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Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He has a much tougher assignment this week against the best defense in football - Seattle.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy was only a partial participant in Thursday's practice due to a sore knee. | 01/15/2015 3:35 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy was only a partial participant in Thursday's practice due to a sore knee.
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Lacy had 19 carries for 101 yards last weekend and this was just coach Mike McCarthy being very conservative. plan to play him as always.
The Colts have added Griff Whalen to the roster for Sunday's game in New England. | 01/15/2015 1:52 PM
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The Colts have added Griff Whalen to the roster for Sunday's game in New England.
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He'll take the spot of Josh McNary who was placed on the exempt/commissioner permission list. He's likely to see special team work only and has no fantasy value.
For those keeper league owners assuming that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a top keeper option - beware. | 01/13/2015 10:07 AM
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For those keeper league owners assuming that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a top keeper option - beware.
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Murray is a free agent so may not be running behind the strong Dallas offensive line next season. This season he was a workhorse, rushing the ball a total of 436 times including the playoffs and catching 61 balls. That's 497 touches!
Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood could see additional snaps with Paul Richardson done for the season due to a torn ACL. | 01/12/2015 3:56 PM
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Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood could see additional snaps with Paul Richardson done for the season due to a torn ACL.
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Norwood didn't see much action this season, catching just nine balls for 102 yards and zero touchdowns, but could be the No. 3 option behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Or the Seahawks could go more double tight end formations.
Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson's injured a knee has been diagnosed as a torn ACL and he's done for the playoffs. | 01/12/2015 3:53 PM
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Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson's injured a knee has been diagnosed as a torn ACL and he's done for the playoffs.
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He hasn't done much for fantasy owners this season (29-271-1) therefore his unavailablilty for the NFC chamampionship game shouldn't change many lineups.
Seattle cornerback Byron Maxwell (illness) missed a lot of snaps Saturday and is questionable for Sunday versus Green Bay. | 01/12/2015 3:02 PM
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Seattle cornerback Byron Maxwell (illness) missed a lot of snaps Saturday and is questionable for Sunday versus Green Bay.
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The Seahawks would prefer to have him start over Tharold Simon, particular with the quality receiving corps of the Packers coming to town.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played with a torn right quad over the last month, according to Adam Schefter. | 01/12/2015 2:58 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played with a torn right quad over the last month, according to Adam Schefter.
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This would explain his significant drop in production. There could be a lot of movement in the front office with Denver, but assuming Manning returns the offense should be potent once again next season.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas looked poised to have another big day versus the Colts after the first drive, but had just an average fantasy day overall. | 01/11/2015 8:11 PM
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Broncos tight end Julius Thomas looked poised to have another big day versus the Colts after the first drive, but had just an average fantasy day overall.
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Thomas made a 32-yard catch on the opening offensive drive for Denver that brought the Broncos down to the two-yard line. On the next play, Peyton Manning targeted Thomas again in the end zone, and defensive holding was called on the incomplete pass. Remember, Thomas destroyed the Colts in the red zone during the Week 1 contest with three touchdown catches. That drive, however, ended with a Demaryius Thomas touchdown catch, and it was the only one of the day for Denver. J. Thomas finished with six catches and 53 yards.
Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown versus the Broncos in the AFC Division playoff game. | 01/11/2015 8:08 PM
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Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown versus the Broncos in the AFC Division playoff game.
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Impact
The touchdown saved Nicks from having another irrelevant fantasy day. Nicks caught a touchdown in both games against Denver this season, so this appears to be a matchup he liked in 2014.
Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas had a decent fantasy day with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. | 01/11/2015 8:06 PM
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Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas had a decent fantasy day with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
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Thomas caught the touchdown on the first offensive possession of the game, so he did little after that. Thomas also had two drops on screen passes in the second quarter, which owners say too often from him this season. There are a lot of question marks heading into the 2015 fantasy season for Thomas: will he be back in Denver and will Peyton Manning be the team's signal caller?
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Division round versus the Broncos. | 01/11/2015 8:04 PM
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Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Division round versus the Broncos.
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Allen caught all four of his targets from Andrew Luck and scored a touchdown halfway through the second quarter to give Indianapolis the lead for good. With his size, Allen is a great target for Luck in the red zone.
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had seven catches to lead all Denver receivers. | 01/11/2015 8:02 PM
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Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had seven catches to lead all Denver receivers.
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Peyton Manning was really trying to get Sanders the ball on a deep pattern in the second quarter, but nothing was working. Sanders led the team with 15 targets but caught fewer than half of them for 46 yards. It was a disappointing end to an otherwise great first season in the Mile High City.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday. | 01/11/2015 8:00 PM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving on Sunday.
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Broncos top cornerback Aqib Talib could not cover Hilton, and Denver had to switch its coverages to stop Hilton. It will be interesting to see how Hilton does on Revis Island next week. Hilton finished with four catches and 72 yards versus Denver.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson carried the Denver offense at times on Sunday, but it wasn't enough. | 01/11/2015 7:58 PM
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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson carried the Denver offense at times on Sunday, but it wasn't enough.
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Anderson gained 91 yards on 19 carries and had 29 more yards in the passing game. Anderson displayed great individual effort when he picked up a huge first down on the last play of the third quarter. On the play, the Colts had Anderson wrapped up for a five-yard loss, but Anderson wiggled out of the tackle and was able to pick up more than a yard. Just prior to that, Anderson helped the Broncos avoid a 15-yard penalty when he pushed offensive lineman Orlando Franklin away from the Colts defenders. Despite Anderson's intangibles, the Broncos lost, 24-13.
Colts running back Dan Herron had 23 carries and gained 63 yards versus the Broncos. | 01/11/2015 7:53 PM
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Colts running back Dan Herron had 23 carries and gained 63 yards versus the Broncos.
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Herron had a terrible rushing average, but he gave the Colts just enough balance for Andrew Luck to have a lot of success in the passing game. Indianapolis didn't even dress Trent Richardson, so Herron is clearly the best fantasy option in the Colts backfield.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not look like himself, throwing for just 187 yards and a touchdown versus the Colts. | 01/11/2015 7:52 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not look like himself, throwing for just 187 yards and a touchdown versus the Colts.
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Credit the Colts defense for an excellent game plan. They tackled so well that the Broncos wide receiver screen game gained very few yards, and the down the field passing game for Denver was nonexistant. This could have very well been Manning's final game. Not the way fantasy owners or Broncos fans would like him to go out, but if it is his final game, there are a lot of regular season memories for fantasy owners. Unfortunately for Manning, not enough postseason memories.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a big day against the Broncos in the AFC Division round. | 01/11/2015 7:49 PM
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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a big day against the Broncos in the AFC Division round.
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Luck did throw two interceptions, but he was 27-of-43 with 265 yards and two scores. Luck will play in his first AFC Championship Game next week.
Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams had another big January moment at Lambeau Field, catching a 38-yard touchdown pass in the first half. | 01/11/2015 4:35 PM
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Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams had another big January moment at Lambeau Field, catching a 38-yard touchdown pass in the first half.
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That was, however, Williams' only catch of the game. He only had two targets.
Packers tight end Andrew Quarless had a decent fantasy day. | 01/11/2015 4:34 PM
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Packers tight end Andrew Quarless had a decent fantasy day.
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Emphasize the word "fantasy" because Quarless was called for at least two pre-snap penalties. Not that fantasy owners care. He had four catches for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten led the team with six catches and 71 yards in the NFC Division round versus the Packers. | 01/11/2015 4:33 PM
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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten led the team with six catches and 71 yards in the NFC Division round versus the Packers.
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Witten looked upset after the loss being that he is closing in on the end of his great career, and he still has not played in the Super Bowl. There are a lot of question marks going into next season for Dallas, but Witten should still be there for them.
Packers wideout Randall Cobb had eight catches for 116 yards against the Cowboys on Sunday. | 01/11/2015 4:30 PM
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Packers wideout Randall Cobb had eight catches for 116 yards against the Cowboys on Sunday.
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Cobb led the Packers in catches and was a yard behind Davante Adams for the team lead in receiving yards. He also caught the game-sealing first down. Cobb and the Packers have a tough matchup against the best secondary in the league next week.
Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams had a career day versus the Cowboys. | 01/11/2015 4:30 PM
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Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams had a career day versus the Cowboys.
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Adams really only had one good game this season when he had six catches for 121 yards versus the Patriots in Week 13. Adams displayed great route running and the ability to make people miss in space. He could be the key next week against the Seahawks secondary that will likely take away Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a near career defining catch against the Packers in the NFC Division round. | 01/11/2015 4:27 PM
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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a near career defining catch against the Packers in the NFC Division round.
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On fourth-and-two at the Packers 32-yard line, Tony Romo threw deep to his favorite receiver and Bryant jumped over Sam Shields to make a magnificent catch. Upon further review, the officials reviewed the call and rule Bryant did not maintain control of the ball all the way to the ground. It appeared to be the correct call, but in our opinion, it's a dumb rule. Therefore, Bryant finished with just three catches for 38 yards.
Packers wideout Randall Cobb had eight catches for 117 yards against the Cowboys on Sunday. | 01/11/2015 4:23 PM
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Packers wideout Randall Cobb had eight catches for 117 yards against the Cowboys on Sunday.
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Cobb led the Packers in both catches and receiving yards. He also caught the game-sealing first down. Cobb and the Packers have a tough matchup against the best secondary in the league next week.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had 25 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round. | 01/11/2015 4:21 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had 25 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round.
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Murray also had a costly fumble at the beginning of the second half that led to Packers points. Murray had an excellent season, and it will be interesting to see if he can stay healthy for a second straight season.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy ran very well in the NFC Division Round versus the Cowboys. | 01/11/2015 4:19 PM
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Packers running back Eddie Lacy ran very well in the NFC Division Round versus the Cowboys.
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Lacy had 19 carries for 101 yards. Green Bay stuck to their strategy of running Lacy early on the first drive and then save him for the second half. He has a tough matchup next week, but a Packers Super Bowl appearance may depend on how successful Lacy is in Seattle next week.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo attempted just 19 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns versus the Packers. | 01/11/2015 4:17 PM
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo attempted just 19 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns versus the Packers.
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It was a slow start for the Dallas running game, but the Cowboys did have 28 rushing attempts for 145 yards. Romo threw when needed and much like in the regular season, he had two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf on Sunday. | 01/11/2015 4:14 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf on Sunday.
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Rodgers went 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He also led the Packers to a comeback victory to reach the NFC Championship for the first time since 2010. That game, however, will not be at the friendly confides of Lambeau Field and it will be against the top defense in the league.
Colts running back Trent Richardson is inactive for the Division Weekend game against Denver. | 01/11/2015 3:15 PM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson is inactive for the Division Weekend game against Denver.
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Richardson has fallen down the third on the depth chart behind Zurlon Tipton. That's a long fall for the third overall pick in 2012.
Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (illness) left Sunday's game with a possible concussion and is questionable to return. | 01/11/2015 2:11 PM
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Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (illness) left Sunday's game with a possible concussion and is questionable to return.
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This is a major loss for Dallas, as McClain is one of the team's most reliable defenders.
Dallas right tackle Doug Free (ankle) will miss Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff against Green Bay. | 01/11/2015 12:04 PM
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Dallas right tackle Doug Free (ankle) will miss Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff against Green Bay.
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The Cowboys offensive line would be a lot stronger if Free was available, but they have gotten by without him the past few games.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is active as expected and should be started as always. | 01/11/2015 12:03 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is active as expected and should be started as always.
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Impact
It should be noted, however, that the Packers also activated both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien just in case. Rodgers has played like a fantasy MVP, particularly at home where he will be today.
Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson injured a knee in the third quarter of the Division playoff game against Carolina. | 01/11/2015 9:39 AM
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Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson injured a knee in the third quarter of the Division playoff game against Carolina.
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It's being called a sprained knee, but we await word of how severe. He hasn't done much for fantasy owners this season (29-271-1) therefore his availablilty for the NFC chamampionship game shouldn't change many lineups.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had four receptions for 58 yards on Saturday versus the Seahawks. | 01/10/2015 11:40 PM
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Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had four receptions for 58 yards on Saturday versus the Seahawks.
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Seattle pretty much bottled up Olsen although he was able to make some impressive catches. Olsen clearly had his best season in 2014 and will be a top-five option for the tight end position in 2015 barring any injury setbacks or big changes on offense.
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson is becoming quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite target. | 01/10/2015 11:38 PM
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Seahawks tight end Luke Willson is becoming quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite target.
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During the Seahawks seven-game winning streak, the Wilson-Willson connection has become a lot more prevalent. Willson led the team with four catches and had 68 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a key third down conversion at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Willson was able to break a few tackles and find the end zone.
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had two carries for 14 yards in the NFC Division Round versus the Seahawks. | 01/10/2015 11:36 PM
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Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had two carries for 14 yards in the NFC Division Round versus the Seahawks.
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Williams had two good runs, but Carolina could not keep running the ball when they fell behind in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin had three catches for 38 yards and a score. | 01/10/2015 11:34 PM
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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin had three catches for 38 yards and a score.
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No Seattle receiver had more than four catches, so for Baldwin's fantasy owners, it was nice to see him score.
Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin scored two touchdowns versus the Seahawks in the NFC Division Round. | 01/10/2015 11:33 PM
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Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin scored two touchdowns versus the Seahawks in the NFC Division Round.
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Impact
Benjamin had a lot of success backup cornerback Tharold Simon covering him for parts of the game. Benjamin had seven catches on 10 targets with 75 yards in addition to the two scores. It's too bad the Panthers couldn't take advantage of this matchup any further.
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse had three catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round against the Panthers. | 01/10/2015 11:31 PM
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Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse had three catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round against the Panthers.
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Impact
Kearse made a one-handed catch in the middle of the second quarter that he took all the way for a 63-yard touchdown. It was one of many explosive plays for Seattle. Kearse caught all three of his targets.
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had another big game to finish off the 2014 season against the Seahawks. | 01/10/2015 11:29 PM
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Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had another big game to finish off the 2014 season against the Seahawks.
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Impact
Stewart ran well the last five games but not against any defense at the level of Seattle, so his 5.4 yards per carry average was somewhat surprising. He had 13 carries for 70 yards, but Carolina could not stick with the run after falling behind in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn't have a great game statistically but was key to Seattle's victory over Carolina. | 01/10/2015 11:27 PM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn't have a great game statistically but was key to Seattle's victory over Carolina.
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Lynch had 14 carries for 59 yards as the Panthers kept him pretty much bottled up much of the game. Lynch did have one bruising run for 25 yards in the third quarter.
Much like the whole season, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was really good at times and at other times, he made some really bad decisions against the Seahawks. | 01/10/2015 11:26 PM
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Much like the whole season, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was really good at times and at other times, he made some really bad decisions against the Seahawks.
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Impact
Newton was 23-of-36 with two touchdowns and kept the Panthers in it for much of the game, but Newton also threw two costly picks. One of the interceptions was returned for a touchdown. Newton nearly threw a couple more picks in the game as well. Hopefully he gets healthy for next season and can be more consistent in 2015.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another tremendous playoff outing. | 01/10/2015 11:24 PM
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another tremendous playoff outing.
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Wilson was 15-of-22 with 268 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also added 23 carries on the ground. Wilson and the Seahawks are the first defending champion to win a playoff game since the Patriots in 2005.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots on Saturday. | 01/10/2015 8:38 PM
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Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots on Saturday.
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Joe Flacco hit 10 different receivers versus the Patriots, but he targeted Daniels 11 times, which was more than any other receiver. Particularly on the last drive, Flacco was really trying to force the ball to his tight end.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman led the team with eight catches and threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola against the Ravens on Saturday. | 01/10/2015 8:33 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman led the team with eight catches and threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola against the Ravens on Saturday.
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Edelman's first pass attempt in the NFL went for a 51-yard score to Amendola to tie the game at 28 with four and a half minutes left in the third quarter. It was a perfectly designed play as Edelman took Tom Brady's backwards pass to the left and then threw the ball down the sideline to a wide open Amendola. Edelman also had 74 receiving yards.
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. | 01/10/2015 8:30 PM
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Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
Joe Flacco did not concentrate on any one receiver, so no pass catcher for the Ravens stood out statistically. Smith caught the second touchdown of the game, so his owners were still pleased with the performance since he found the end zone.
Patriots receiver Danny Amendola picked a great time to have his best game in New England. | 01/10/2015 8:28 PM
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Patriots receiver Danny Amendola picked a great time to have his best game in New England.
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Amendola caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Ravens in the AFC Division Round. The second touchdown pass came from Julian Edelman on a trick play in the third quarter. This kind of performance is exactly what the Patriots were hoping to get from Amendola when they signed him to replace Wes Welker.
Ravens wideout Torrey Smith led the team with 62 receiving yards versus the Patriots. | 01/10/2015 8:25 PM
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Ravens wideout Torrey Smith led the team with 62 receiving yards versus the Patriots.
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Impact
Joe Flacco spread the ball around to 10 different receivers, so no one stood out on the stat sheet, and unfortunately for T. Smith owners, he did not catch any of Flacco's four touchdowns.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown to help lift the Patriots over the Ravens, 35-31, on Saturday. | 01/10/2015 8:22 PM
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown to help lift the Patriots over the Ravens, 35-31, on Saturday.
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Like most weeks, the defense had no one to stop Gronkowski, so Tom Brady threw it his way a lot in the second half. Gronkowski caught his touchdown halfway through the third quarter with New England trailing by 14 points at the time. The Patriots scored the 21 of the final 24 points to erase a 14-point deficit.
Ravens running back Justin Forsett had 24 carries for 129 yards against the Patriots. | 01/10/2015 8:19 PM
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Ravens running back Justin Forsett had 24 carries for 129 yards against the Patriots.
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Forsett averaged 5.4 yards per attempt, which is exactly what he averaged during the regular season. Forsett gave the Ravens balance, but the defense could not stop the Patriots passing game in the second half.
Patriots running Brandon Bolden was New England's leading rusher with three carries for seven yards. | 01/10/2015 8:18 PM
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Patriots running Brandon Bolden was New England's leading rusher with three carries for seven yards.
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New England didn't attempt a run in the second half, so there wasn't much fantasy value to be had. The Patriots won this game behind a strong effort from Tom Brady and the Patriots passing game.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw four touchdowns against the Patriots in the AFC Division Playoffs, but his two interceptions doom him and the Ravens. | 01/10/2015 8:15 PM
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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw four touchdowns against the Patriots in the AFC Division Playoffs, but his two interceptions doom him and the Ravens.
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Impact
Flacco was 28-of-45 for 292 yards in addition to the four scores and two interceptions. Flacco ended his incredible streak of five straight postseason games with 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put his team on his back and carried them to a victory in the AFC Division Round against the Ravens. | 01/10/2015 8:13 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put his team on his back and carried them to a victory in the AFC Division Round against the Ravens.
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Impact
Brady threw 50 pass attempts, completing 30 of them for 367 yards and three touchdowns. He did have one costly interception at the end of the first half, which led to a Ravens touchdown, but that was the only blemish of Brady's night. The winning touchdown throw put Brady ahead of Joe Montana for the most touchdown passes in the postseason.
Patriots running back Jonas Gray (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's contest versus Baltimore. | 01/10/2015 3:26 PM
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Patriots running back Jonas Gray (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's contest versus Baltimore.
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Impact
He was limited all week, but this more of a healthy scratch. LeGarrette Blount will handle most of the carries, with Shane Vereen playing on passing downs.
Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested Friday night for carrying a weapon in Orange County, Florida. | 01/10/2015 1:45 PM
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Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested Friday night for carrying a weapon in Orange County, Florida.
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Impact
It is a second-degree misdemeanor, so Johnson's status should be be affected next season. However, this could give the Jets an excuse to release him. They would save $3.75 million against the cap, if they decide to do so.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis could be cut this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. | 01/09/2015 4:41 PM
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49ers tight end Vernon Davis could be cut this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
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After posting just 26 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns, Davis does not warrant the $5 million he is owed next season. At 31-years-old, his best days are clearly behind him, but he still could help another team out.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. | 01/09/2015 4:38 PM
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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Impact
Rodgers was always going to play, but his mobility continues to be the biggest question. We will not know how much he will be able to move around until Sunday afternoon.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (concussion) is being listed as probable for Saturday's contest versus Baltimore. | 01/09/2015 4:36 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (concussion) is being listed as probable for Saturday's contest versus Baltimore.
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He has been limited all week, but there was not much doubt Edelman would play. He will be a fine option this week against the Ravens.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has practiced all week, but there are conflicting reports as to the health of his ankle. | 01/09/2015 3:44 PM
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Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has practiced all week, but there are conflicting reports as to the health of his ankle.
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Some say it's less than 100 percent even with the week off. It should be noted that he torched the Colts in Week 1 for 104 yards and three touchdowns and Indianapolis gave up the fourth-most points to opposing tight ends this season.