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  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/20/19 4:45pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 31 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he added two grabs for six yards.

    Huddle Up: Ingram did a great job once he returned from a four-game suspension, carving out a nice role for himself in the offense despite the presence of Alvin Kamara. The two showed they can co-exist in the backfield and be outstanding fantasy options, and they'll both be must-starts in 2019.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/20/19 4:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26-of-40 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: It's a tough pill to swallow, as the future Hall of Famer just missed out on a Super Bowl trip for the second straight season in excruciating fashion on the final play of the game. Brees threw for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions in the regular season, proving he has more than enough left in the tank for his fantasy owners heading into 2019 despite his age (40).

  • Gerald Everett - TE - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 4:06pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett posted two receptions for 50 yards on four targets in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Everett and Tyler Higbee each were targeted four times from the tight end position in the title game, and you can expect a similar split heading into Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta in two weeks.

  • Tyler Higbee - TE - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 4:02pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee posted four receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Higbee and Gerald Everett each had four targets from the tight end position, and you can expect a similar split for Super Bowl LIII when the Rams take the field in Atlanta in two weeks.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 3:57pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods posted six receptions for 33 yards on 11 targets in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: It was a rather quiet game for Woods, actually, as Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds were the go-to receivers with Woods serving in a tertiary role. Still, he should be a dangerous part of the offense in two weeks heading into Super Bowl LIII, and someone who racks up several receptions for those who enjoy playing the props.

  • Josh Reynolds - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 3:46pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds racked up four receptions for 74 yards on seven targets in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Reynolds stepped up and filled a big void once Cooper Kupp went down with a season-ending injury. He'll be participating in his first-career Super Bowl in Atlanta in two weeks, and he could gain a lot of confidence heading into 2019 with a big game.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 3:42pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks posted seven receptions for 107 yards in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, his original NFL organization.

    Huddle Up: Cooks posted 80 receptions for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season, developing a tremendous rapport with Jared Goff during the season. He had just one grab for 23 yards in Super Bowl LII for the Patriots last season, now he'll get a chance in the big game again in two weeks.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/20/19 3:39pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed four times for 10 yards and a touchdown and he added a three-yard catch in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, while RB C.J. Anderson handled the majority of the workload with 17 total touches.

    Huddle Up: There was no official word from the Rams during the game, but Gurley was obviously not right. He had two dropped passes in the first half and he apparently is still not 100 percent from the knee injury which hampered him down the stretch. He'll have two weeks to rest before Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, but expect him to split the load with Anderson.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/20/19 3:36pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson rushed 16 times for 44 yards in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints and he added a five-yard catch.

    Huddle Up: Anderson was just on the scrap heap a month ago, but he stepped up and gave the Rams some semblance of a run with Todd Gurley obviously ailing and not at 100 percent. The veteran back could have played himself not only into a job for 2019, but a rather prominent role with someone.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 3:31pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 25-of-40 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the NFC Championship Game overtime win against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Goff and the offense got off to a slow start, but they put it together in the second half and started to figure out how to deal with the crowd noise. Next up is a battle in Atlanta against the winner of the New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs battle in the AFC title game.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/20/19 11:19am ET

    Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri wants to play a 24th NFL season in 2019. Vinatieri is a pending free agent this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The 46-year-old Vinatieri finished 14th among fantasy kickers with 113 points, and if the Colts don't re-sign him, there's a good chance he'll win a job with another team that prefers a veteran kicker over a young and unproven one.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/20/19 11:00am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) is expected to be healthy enough to be a full participant when offseason workouts start in April, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles probably will limit Wentz during the early part of offseason workouts, but he should be a full participant during minicamps and training camp. He has played well when he is healthy but has not been able to finish the last two seasons because of injuries. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback next season, but owners may want to consider a strong backup quarterback because of Wentz's injury history.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/19 10:58am ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman has 54 first downs on 83 receptions over his last 10 postseason games. Both are NFL highs for a 10-game postseason span.

    Huddle Up: With Josh Gordon gone and TE Rob Gronkowski not himself these days, Edelman has become Tom Brady's go-to target. He has drawn 10 or more targets in seven of his last 10 games this season, including a season-high 13 last weekend against the L.A. Chargers, resulting in nine receptions for 151 yards -- also season highs. Look for more of the same until a defense makes a concerted effort to take Edelman away.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/19 10:25am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will mull retirement this offseason, and instead of pursuing a WWE wrestling career, movies/acting would be a likelier choice.

    Huddle Up: Gronk matched his career season low with three TD receptions, finished ninth among tight ends with 6.63 fantasy points per game and, most notably, didn't look close to being the Gronk of old -- especially late in the season. So even before age 30, Gronk's Hall of Fame career may be at the end.

  • Patrick Mahomes - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/20/19 9:48am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will be able to sign a contract extension after the 2019 season and could become the first NFL player to receive a $200 million contract, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Mahomes has been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL this season despite it being his first year as a starter. He should continue to be one of the best quarterbacks for years to come and likely will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy drafts in 2019.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/20/19 9:42am ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley has averaged 64 rushing yards and scored one touchdown in three career games against the New Orleans Saints, who the Rams face in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Throw in Gurley's late-season knee issue and the subsequent emergence of fellow RB C.J. Anderson, who out-touched Gurley 23-18 in last weekend's divisional-playoff win over the Cowboys, and there is enough reason to temper expectations for Gurley on Sunday in the Big Easy.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/20/19 9:27am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 86 percent of his targets this season. That was the highest single-season percentage in NFL history from one player to another (minimum: 100 completions).

    Huddle Up: Thomas "only" caught 75 percent of his targets (12 of 16) in last Sunday's divisional-round win over the Eagles, but they went for 171 yards and a TD in the 20-14 win. In the Week 9 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams, Thomas reeled in 12-of-15 targets for a career-high 211 yards and a TD, and even though Rams CB Aqib Talib will play in this meeting, still expect Thomas to get his fair share of receptions as usual.

  • Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/20/19 9:23am ET

    Free-agent RB Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) is receiving interest from multiple teams and could sign with a team in the near future, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hunt likely will receive a lengthy suspension for his off-field incident but still has a chance to play in 2019. It is not known if he will be able to find a starting job in free agency but has shown he can be productive when he plays. Owners will know more about his fantasy value later in the offseason.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/19 9:07am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has his sights on another big outing Sunday, Jan. 20, in the AFC Championship Game after rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. The Chiefs ranked 27th in rushing yards allowed and 31st in yards per carry during the regular season. 'It's like taking a test,' Michel said Friday. 'If you walk into the class and you're prepared for it, you're going to ace it. If you walk in not prepared, now you're nervous and you feel like you're going to fail. It's all about what I did this week, and I'm ready for ... this Sunday.'

    Huddle Up: Michel rolled up 129 yards and three TDs on 24 carries in last weekend's divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but that was with the Patriots comfortably ahead most of the game. Much of the same can be said about the Week 6 meeting with the Chiefs. Facing K.C.'s improved defense and high-scoring offense on the road is a whole other challenge, and that script might lend itself more to a bigger fantasy day for fellow RB James White.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/20/19 7:42am ET

    The Kansas City Chiefs will attempt to work out a contract extension with WR Tyreek Hill during the offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: The 24-year-old Hill has become the focal point of the Kansas City offense and has been highly effective despite battling multiple injuries this season. He should be viewed as a WR1 in all fantasy formats.

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