Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate could be brought back if the team moves on from WR Nelson Agholor, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, though he believes Tate signing elsewhere to be the more likely outcome.
Huddle Up: Tate's production was modest during a 10-game stint with the Eagles, but he'd doubtless benefit from a full offseason in the system. Still, the veteran has become almost exclusively a possession receiver, restricting his value to point-per-reception leagues regardless of his destination for 2019.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees indicated during his post-game comments Sunday, Jan. 20, that he plans on returning for the 2019 season and 'making another run' at a Super Bowl with the Saints.
Huddle Up: Despite sitting out the season finale, Brees delivered top-10 fantasy production at the position, passing for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs. He turned 40 earlier this month, but, like Tom Brady, he doesn't take a lot of punishment and also benefits from working under the offensive wizardry of Sean Payton. That makes Brees a safe top-10 fantasy QB for next season.
Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley's lack of involvement in the offense against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game was because of the 'flow' of the game, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Gurley rushed just four times, and while he did drop a couple of passes, it is almost impossible to believe that the reason he spent most of the game on the sidelines wasn't related to the knee injury he suffered late in the year. If he is banged up, he will have two weeks to prepare before the Super Bowl.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six of his 11 targets for 79 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: There have been rumblings that Gronkowski may hang it up after the season, but for now he has to prepare for another trip to the Super Bowl. He isn't the overwhelming force he was a few years ago, but he is still capable of putting up big numbers compared to a majority of the other tight ends in the league.
James White - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 23 yards and caught four of his six targets for 49 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: It was a relatively quiet game for White, but you only need to look back one week at his 15-catch performance against the Los Angeles Chargers for a reminder of the type of production he is capable of providing.
Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught seven of his 10 targets for a team-high 96 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Edelman was particularly clutch on third downs throughout the game, and he has been Tom Brady's favorite target this postseason. Heading into the Super Bowl, Edelman has 16 catches on 23 targets for 247 yards in two games.
Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime, and caught four passes for 23 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Burkhead often takes a backseat to Sony Michel and James White, but he still is capable of delivering when his number is called and is up to three touchdowns this postseason.
Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 29 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Michel has been a monster in the postseason, logging 53 carries for 242 yards and five scores in two games. He will try to add to those numbers in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 30 of his 46 passes for 348 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: It wasn't the prettiest game of Brady's playoff career, and he had a third in interception that would have ended the game wiped out by a penalty. Still, he made enough big throws to put New England back in the Super Bowl, and he will try to add his incredible legacy in a couple of weeks.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught four of his eight targets for 114 yards in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Injuries remain a constant issue for Watkins, but he wasn't bad when he was on the field. He topped 60 yards in five of his final six games, including the playoffs, and even as the No. 3 option in the Kansas City passing attack, he will have WR3 upside in 2019.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught three of his five targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: It marked just the second time all year and the first time since the season opener that Kelce failed to top 40 receiving yards. His season may have ended on a sour note, but that doesn't change the fact that Kelce may be the top fantasy option at his position heading into 2019.
Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill caught one of his three targets for 42 yards in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: As the Patriots often do, they took away the best offensive weapon for their opponent. It was a quiet end to the best season of Hill's career, but he looks poised to deliver WR1 numbers for the foreseeable future as the top target for Patrick Mahomes.
Damien Williams - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams rushed 10 times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 66 yards and two scores in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much on the ground, but an early deficit had a lot to do with that. Still, he showcased his versatility once again, and since taking over as the starter, he has left no doubt that he can be a workhorse for the Kansas City backfield. Williams will have RB1 potential entering 2019.
Patrick Mahomes - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 16 of his 31 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns and rushed twice for 11 yards in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Mahomes led the Chiefs back from an early deficit, but he never saw the ball overtime. His impressive season doesn't end with a Super Bowl appearance, but it will put him in the conversation to be the first quarterback selected in drafts in 2019.
Zay Jones - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones had five of his seven touchdowns over the final five games of 2018, and he topped 60 yards three times in that span after topping 60 yards just twice through the first 11 games.
Huddle Up: After a rough rookie year, Jones showed signs of life in his sophomore campaign. Buffalo has been searching for a No. 1 option in the passing game, and Jones could have a chance to fill that role in 2019. Keep him in mind as a fantasy sleeper for next season.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry had a career-low 81 receptions in 2018, but his 149 target were tied for ninth in the NFL.
Huddle Up: While Landry wasn't the PPR monster in 2018 that fantasy owners have become accustomed to, he was still a frequent target of Cleveland quarterbacks. With an offseason to work with Baker Mayfield, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Landry's numbers return to normal in 2019.
Tre'Quan Smith - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith posted one catch for just 10 yards on two targets in the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Smith stepped up and had a giant game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular season, showing his speed and good hands. However, with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. healthy, he was an afterthought in the offense. Perhaps in 2019 if he can rise to No. 2 status behind Thomas he'll be a solid fantasy sleeper, but it all depends on if Ginn is back, offseason personnel moves and the draft.
Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered just four receptions for 36 yards on seven receptions in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Thomas tore up the Rams in the regular season matchup, but the Rams did a good job of taking him out of the game and forcing others to beat them. He'll be back and better than ever in 2019, and proved you 'Can't cover Mike' more often than not. Thomas is a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy formats heading into next season.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. had three catches for 58 yards on six targets in the AFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams to lead his team's wide receivers in yardage.
Huddle Up: Ginn had a long 43-yard reception late in regulation to set up what was a go-ahead field goal at the time, although the Rams obviously came back and won the game. It's uncertain if Ginn will be back in New Orleans in 2019 or play elsewhere, but he still has plenty of speed to burn and he could be helpful in certain fantasy formats.
Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for just 15 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he hauled in 11 receptions for 96 yards on 13 targets.
Huddle Up: Kamara showed he was able to co-exists with Mark Ingram in the backfield and be a productive fantasy option, especially for those in PPR leagues. If the duo splits the workload again in 2019 in the Crescent City, Kamara is still a must-start across the board in all fantasy formats.