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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ravens RB Mark Ingram II will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Bills. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram has only been active once since Week 14. Rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards will split carries against Buffalo's vulnerable run defense.


Taysom Hill (knee) returned to practice on Friday and is officially listed as "questionable" for Sunday against the Bucs. (Source: Nick Underhill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill didn't practice on either Wednesday or Thursday, so his return today gives him a good shot at suiting up for this one. Of course, Drew Brees will simply handle all the quarterback reps if Hill can't go.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints RB Latavius Murray (quad) is officially "questionable" for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Bucs. (Source: Nick Underhill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murray was able to return to practice after sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday. Consider him a game-time decision for this one. Alvin Kamara's ceiling would certainly increase if Murray can't go.

Category: Injury Updates


The Atlanta Falcons are hiring former Titans OC Arthur Smith as their next head coach. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a well deserved promotion for Smith, who bring a modern offensive philosophy to his new home. Atlanta still has plenty of talent on offense and Smith will now be tasked with unlocking it. The organization also has the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. Perhaps Smith will want to draft Matt Ryan's successor.

Category: Transactions


Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip, ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Browns. (Source: Sam McDowell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: CEH practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday but has been listed as "DNP" each of the past two days. This isn't good news for his Divisional Round status at all. It sounds as if he'll be a true game-time decision this weekend, and would likely be playing at less than 100 percent if active. The last time CEH didn't play while the rest of KC's starters did (Week 16), Darrel Williams looked far more explosive than Le'Veon Bell.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) won't play in the Divisional Round against the Browns. (Source: Sam McDowell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watkins has been bothered by a lower-leg injury since suffering it in Week 16. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman should both see a bump in targets with Watkins unable to go.

Category: Injury Updates


Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told the media he expects RB Ronald Jones II (quad) to be a game-time call on Sunday vs. the Saints. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arians also said he expects Leonard Fournette to start either way, just like last weekend vs. Washington. Give Fournette a look in DFS even if Jones is active as it’s certainly possible he only suits up for emergency situations.

Category: Injury Updates


Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told reporters he expects Leonard Fournette to start Sunday against the Saints regardless of whether Ronald Jones II is active. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette got the nod in the Wild Card round vs. Washington with Jones aggravating his quad during the pregame. Arians said Jones is likely to be a game-time call, but expects Fournette to start either way, making him a solid option in DFS lineups.


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the New York Jets are hiring former 49ers DC Robert Saleh to a five-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets themselves have already made the hire official. Saleh is an enthusiastic defensive mind who was responsible for a dominant San Francisco defense in 2019. Unfortunately, his unit was ravaged by injuries this year, but it didn't kill his future head coach shine. The next order of business for the Jets will be figuring out what to do with both Sam Darnold and the No. 2 overall draft pick.

Category: Transactions


Rams DL Aaron Donald (ribs) was removed from the team's final injury report and will play on Saturday against the Packers. (Source: Cameron DaSilva on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The expectation all week has been that Donald will play. LA will certainly need their stud defensive lineman on the road in Green Bay, opposite Aaron Rodgers and company.

Category: Injury Updates


Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. (Source: Cameron DaSilva on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kupp is dealing with knee inflammation but one figures he'll do everything in his power to suit up and play. Both Kupp and QB Jared Goff (thumb) could be playing at less than 100 percent, which makes this passing attack one to avoid for DFS purposes. Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson will run more routes if Kupp can't go.

Category: Injury Updates


Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Waddle was limited to six appearances this year due to an ankle injury. However, he was able to suit up in the National Championship this week (although the 22-year-old certainly wasn't 100 percent). Waddle is viewed as an extremely talented receiver with good yards-after-catch ability. One concern will be his age (23 as a rookie). Still, Waddle is viewed as a first-round pick.

Category: Transactions


Alabama QB Mac Jones has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones finished his college career by leading Alabama to a National Championship over Ohio State this week. He had a fantastic year, totaling 41 touchdowns against just four interceptions. Additionally, the 22-year-old completed 77.4% of his passes. Perhaps his success was merely a product of Alabama's explosive offense, but there's a chance a team rolls the dice with him in the first round come late-April. If nothing else Jones should wind up as a second-round selection.

Category: Transactions


Bills WR Stefon Diggs (oblique) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Ravens. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diggs' status was never in doubt but it's encouraging to see that he was able to get in a full practice on Thursday. DFS players should consider him a WR1 despite a tough matchup against Baltimore.

Category: Injury Updates


Bills WR Cole Beasley (knee) was once again limited in Thursday's practice. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beasley will play in the Divisional Round against the Ravens. He was limited in practice all week and probably isn't 100 percent, but DFS players should count on him making an impact as a slot receiver. Beasley hauled in 7-of-7 targets for 57 yards last Saturday against the Colts.

Category: Injury Updates


Jared Goff (thumb) will be the Rams' starting quarterback in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: John Wolford (neck) has been ruled out, so the team is once again turning to Goff despite his thumb injury. Goff was apparently healthy enough to dress for last weekend's game against Seattle, but he wasn't healthy enough to start. Perhaps he is healthier seven days later, however. Blake Bortles will be his backup if things go awry. Of course, LA is likely to ride Cam Akers and the running game in this one.

Category: Injury Updates


Rams QB John Wolford (neck) has been ruled out for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wolford suffered the neck injury early on in Wild Card Weekend against Seattle. Jared Goff (thumb) will be thrust into the starting role after his own injury was serious enough for him not to start last weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Colts GM Chris Ballard says he plans to meet with QB Philip Rivers in "about a month." (Source: Stephen Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Do I think Philip can still play? Absolutely. He's going to take some time, and we're going to take some time. We'll meet again in about a month," Ballard said. This comes after the two sides met for about an hour earlier this week. The 39-year-old Rivers was effective behind Indy's strong offensive line this season, and the Colts don't have an in-house option waiting in the wings. Our guess is they ultimately bring Rivers back on a one-year deal, but we'll know more within the coming months.

Category: Rumors


Colts GM Chris Ballard is unsure if the team will look to re-sign impending free agent Marlon Mack. (Source: Kevin Bowen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "I don’t know if we are able to do that here," Ballard said. It's worth noting that he didn't rule out a second contract for Mack in Indy, but one would imagine that there is little incentive for them to bring him back. Rookie Jonathan Taylor wound up finishing third in the NFL in rushing yards this season, and Nyheim Hines looks to be the perfect complement to his power running abilities. The 24-year-old Mack tore his Achilles back in Week 1 and was placed on season-ending IR.

Category: Rumors


Colts GM Chris Ballard says WR Parris Campbell will be "a valuable member of this team moving forward." (Source: George Bremer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ballard added that Campbell's injuries were the result of "bad luck." Campbell appeared in just two games this year after suiting up for just seven in 2019. Entering his third season, Campbell should still be viewed as a starter in three-wide sets, especially if T.Y. Hilton winds up leaving in free agency.