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Jimmy Garoppolo was removed from the 49ers' final injury report. He will be able to start this weekend against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo was listed with shoulder and thumb injuries entering the week. After a limited session on Tuesday, Garoppolo practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday. The 49ers will likely lean on their defense and running game against Green Bay, making Garoppolo a low-cost and likely low-upside option at QB this week for playoff DFS slates.

Category: Injury Updates


Cyril Grayson Jr. was able to return to practice in a limited capacity Friday. He's questionable to play Sunday against the Rams due to his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Grayson will likely come down to a game-time decision for Tampa Bay. The team is in need of help at wide receiver given their other injuries, and Grayson was impressive the last time he was on the field. If he suits up he'll be an interesting and inexpensive DFS target this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyreek Hill isn't listed on the Chiefs' final injury report. He started the week on the practice report with a heel injury.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the early designation, Hill was able to practice fully all week. While he was mostly quiet to end the regular season, Hill put together a strong game against Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round, catching all five of his targets for 57 yards and a score. He enters the weekend as one of the premier wide receiver options in what is expected to be a high-scoring game against the Bills.

Category: Injury Updates


Darrel Williams is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Williams missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he was able to get a limited session in Friday. He's dealing with a toe injury. Entering the team's Wild Card matchup against the Steelers as a popular DFS play, Williams fumbled early and quickly took a back seat to Jerrick McKinnon, who put together a big game. Even if Williams plays this week, it's not clear what role he'll serve given McKinnon's performance and the return of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Doug Kyed, The Ravens and DC Don Martindale have parted ways. (Source: Doug Kyed)

Fantasy Impact: Martindale, who coached the Ravens on defense since 2018, has agreed to part ways with the team after a sub-par year on defense.

Category: Transactions


49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (concussion) was cleared from concussion protocol and will be ready to play against the Green Bay Packers Saturday in the NFC divisional round. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bosa will provide a huge boost to a San Francisco defense tasked with putting pressure on MVP candidate quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the road in Green Bay with a trip to the NFC championship game on the line.


Buccaneers running back (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of their NFC divisional matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. (Source: Buccaneers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The impending return of running back Leonard Fournette for Sunday’s game nullifies the absence of Jones, as Fournette would presumably return to a role as the primary ball carrier out of the Tampa Bay backfield in an effort to slow down a ferocious Rams pass rush.


Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (hip/abdomen) was ruled out ahead of Sunday’s NFC divisional round matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Buccaneers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman’s absence will put even more pressure on the Buccaneers other secondary weapons in the passing game in a matchup against a Rams secondary lead by cornerback Jalen Ramsey.


Titans running back Derrick Henry (foot) has been activated from injured reserve and will return for the Titans, as they face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC divisional round on Saturday. (Source: Tennessee Titans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Having Henry return will be a huge boost for a Titans offense that will look to establish the run early in an attempt to keep Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and his plethora of weapons, including rookie of the year candidate wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, off the field with a trip to the AFC championship game at stake.


Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) will return to play versus the Buffalo Bills Sunday in the AFC divisional round. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The rich get richer in Kansas City as they get ready to face quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills Sunday. With running back Jerick McKinnon’s performance last Sunday against the Steelers in the AFC wildcard round, Helaire may not be needed in a workhorse capacity as he works his way back and the Chiefs battle to make their third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl, led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.


Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. (MCL) will not play Sunday when the Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC divisional round. (Source: Stu Jackson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams should not miss much of a beat with their running game, with running backs Sony Michel and Cam Akers healthy and looking to replicate their wildcard round success, where they gashed the Arizona Cardinals for 113 rushing yards on 30 carries.


Rams safety Taylor Rapp (concussion) will not play Sunday when the Rams face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL divisional round. (Source: Linsey Thiry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams will look to the rest of their defensive back room to make up for the absence of Rapp to try and stifle a Buccaneers offense led by quarterback Tom Brady, arguably the greatest player in NFL history.


Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) will not play and is out Sunday when the Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC divisional round Sunday. (Source: Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams will now be tasked with protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford without Whitworth against a Buccaneers defense that will bring pressure from everywhere on Sunday.


The Carolina Panthers are expected to hire Ben MacAdoo as their offensive coordinator. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Contract details are still being finalized between the team and the former New York Giants head coach. He will be tasked with getting the Panthers offense back to respectability in a move that could make or break Panthers head coach Matt Rhule in Carolina.


Free-agent cornerback Damon Arnette has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Arnette will look to get a fresh start in a winning environment in Kansas City. The former-first round pick could be a steal for a championship-caliber franchise in Kansas City.


Defensive end Randy Gregory underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gregory was bothered by a left knee issue throughout the regular season with the Cowboys while also missing games due to COVID and a lingering calf issue. He will be a free agent this offseason and should be ready to contribute immediately to any team interested in his services.


ESPN's Adam Schefter announced on Friday that the New York Giants are expected to hire Joe Schoen as their new GM and are now just finalizing a contract with the former Buffalo Bills assistant GM. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schoen is the first of likely many changes for the Giants this off-season, as the team aims to retool their roster amid a six-year playoff drought. Schoen worked as a scouting director in Miami prior to his stint in Buffalo, and has proven his ability to find quality players through the draft, an area the Giants have struggled with over recent years. With two top-10 picks in the upcoming draft, the Giants obviously desired Schoen's insight with college players over the skills of other candidates. With that being said, the introduction of Schoen could also spell the end for many players currently on the roster, as the Giants may attempt a complete overhaul of their team moving forward.


Per Aaron Wilson, the Packers have activated Randall Cobb off of injured reserve. (Source: Aaron Wilson)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has spent the past several weeks on injured reserve but has since been activated off the list ahead of their playoff game with the 49ers this weekend. The move likely means the veteran will play this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Marquez Valdes-Scantling is being listed as doubtful ahead of Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the 49ers. (Source: Aaron Nagler on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling left Week 18's game against the Lions early with the injury and apparently could not recover in time for Saturday's game. Allen Lazard should see more opportunity in his absence, while there is a good chance Randall Cobb (core) returns and he could see some more opportunity as well.

Category: Injury Updates


Per Around the NFL, C Ryan Jensen (ankle) was practicing on Thursday for the Bucs. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Given that Jensen was able to play through this injury last week vs the Eagles there was a good chance that he would also be available come Sunday vs the Rams. The other big storyline for the Bucs offensive line will be the availability of Tristan Wirfs who will likely be a game time decision.

Category: Injury Updates