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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Ravens are releasing RB Mark Ingram II on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram didn't play in five of Baltimore's final six games to close out the year. He was a healthy scratch in both of their postseason contests. By making this move, the Ravens are saving $5 million against their 2021 cap and also allowing Ingram to get a jump start on free agency. The 2011 first-round pick out of Alabama is set to enter his age-31 campaign next year, but Ingram should still be able to land a backup role at worst. Meanwhile, most of the fantasy community will be monitoring what else Baltimore does at the running back position this offseason. J.K. Dobbins' fantasy ceiling depends on whether or not the team brings back restricted free agent Gus Edwards as well.

Category: Transactions


The Ravens waived QB Robert Griffin III. (Source: Baltimore Ravens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Undrafted free agent Tyler Huntley did enough during Saturday's loss to the Bills to win a roster spot. Griffin could still wind up returning to the Ravens, but it's also possible we've seen his last NFL game. Griffin was the No. 2 overall draft pick back in 2012.

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Buccaneers DT Vita Vea (leg) was designated to return from injured reserve on Monday. (Source: Rick Stroud on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vea will practice on Wednesday and rejoin the Buccaneers for the first time since fracturing his leg in Week 5. He will try to practice this week and look to be activated ahead of the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. If Vea is unable to suit up on Sunday, Rakeem Nunez-Roches will continue to handle NT duties.

Category: Injury Updates


Antonio Brown, who only hauled in one catch for 10 yards in a Divisional Round win over the Saints, is getting an MRI performed on his knee on Monday. (Source: Luke Easterling)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was on the sidelines with a Theragun near his knee after pulling up with an apparent injury. The extent of the injury is yet to be known, but check back later for an update on the MRI report.

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Ohio State QB Justin Fields officially declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: Justin Fields on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fields has had a busy few weeks. After beating Clemson in the College Football semi-finals, Fields had a strong offensive performance against Alabama in the National Championship. While Ohio State ultimately lost, Fields was guiding the offense in a positive direction for the majority of the night. Former Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence will remain the consensus favorite to be taken first overall, but Fields could wind up being drafted as high as No. 2. Several teams picking early have a need at the quarterback position.

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Chiefs backup QB Chad Henne came in for injured Patrick Mahomes and completed 6-of-8 passes for 66 yards and an interception in the Chiefs 22-17 win over the Browns in the Divisional Round of the 2021 playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Henne entered the game in the third quarter once Patrick Mahomes left with a concussion and did not return. Henne threw a pick but redeemed himself by converting a critical, game-sealing 4th down play late in the fourth quarter. If Mahomes isn't cleared by next Sunday, Henne will start in his absence. Still, there are no reports of Mahomes potentially missing the game as of yet.

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Chiefs RB Darrel Williams took over the lead back duties on Sunday, rushing for 78 yards on 14 carries and four receptions for 16 receiving yards in the Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: With Clyde Edwards-Helaire inactive, the Chiefs turned to Williams. He looked great, running hard between the tackles and out-touched Le'Veon Bell 17:3. There's doubt CEH will be ready for the AFC Championship game, so Williams should be a popular selection in DFS lineups next week. After all, CEH ran for a season-high 161 yards on the Bills in Week 6.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman had four receptions for 58 yards and added one rush for four rushing yards in the Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Browns in the Divisional Round of the 2021 playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman was active in the Chiefs offense, catching all four of his targets, and ripped off the Chiefs' longest gain on Sunday with a 42-yard catch and run. Hardman was inconsistent throughout the season but found his role and executed on Sunday. He'll face the Bills in the AFC Championship next week.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers K Ryan Succop converted all three field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts in Sunday's 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Succop helped the Buccaneers secure a berth in the NFC Championship game by drilling all six of his kicking opportunities, scoring 12 points to help defeat the Saints 30-20 in the Divisional Round on Sunday. The veteran kicker will look to replicate his performance in cold and windy Lambeau Field next weekend for a chance to be the first team to host a Super Bowl.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions and a forced fumble recovery in a 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Bucs defense swarmed Drew Brees and blanketed Saints' receivers throughout the game, shutting down their potent running game and forcing three interceptions to sway the outcome of the game in Tampa's favor. The defensive unit will lean on their confidence and momentum and will attempt to shut down Packers RB Aaron Jones with their No. 1 ranked rushing defense next weekend in the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson caught his lone target for 15 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie came into Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with 12 receptions and two touchdowns on the season but converted his lone target into 15 yards on a spectacular catch late in the game. Johnson might see a few opportunities against the Packers next weekend if the defense opts to eliminate Godwin and Evans in their scheme during the NFC Championship game.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller caught one of two targets for 29 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Miller wasn't involved much on Sunday but hauled in a huge 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter to extend a scoring drive for Tampa Bay in a 30-20 win against the Saints. The slot receiver burst onto the fantasy radar this season and could be a legitimate WR3/WR4 in most redraft leagues next season. Miller and the Bucs will prepare to travel to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski caught one of five targets for 14 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional round matchup on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski received just as many targets (5) as fellow tight end Cameron Brate but failed to generate similar production with just one reception for 14 yards. Despite a sub-par outing for the veteran tight end against the Saints, the Buccaneers still secured a win and will advance to the NFC Championship game in Lambeau Field against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Gronkowski will be a mismatch for the Packers' linebackers and could see plenty of opportunities in the red zone next weekend.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught one of three targets for three yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 NFC Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Evans' dominance in the red zone continued against the Saints, as he hauled in his lone reception for a three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put the Bucs ahead 10-6. Dealing with Saints CB Marshon Lattimore for most of the game, Evans had most of his routes contested and will face similar challenges against Packers' cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King next weekend in the NFC Championship game.

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Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught four of seven targets for 34 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin had a phenomenal regular season but was held in check for most of the Divisional Round matchup against the Saints. Securing 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season, Godwin is an explosive weapon at wideout and will have another opportunity to show his WR1 value against the Packers defense in the NFC Championship game next weekend.

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Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate hauled in four of five targets for 50 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brate was one of Tom Brady's favorite targets on Sunday, proving to be reliable in critical downs throughout the game to secure a win and a trip to Lambeau Field next weekend in the NFC Championship game. The sixth-year tight end will continue to be a safety valve in the Bucs offense when they play against the Green Bay Packers and could be a sneaky TE1 heading into redraft leagues next season.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette carried 17 times for 63 yards and caught five of six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette saw a slight edge in utilization against the Saints on Sunday, getting nine more opportunities than Ronald Jones who returned from a quad injury. Fournette converted one of his six targets into a six-yard touchdown to even the score at 20-20 near the end of the third quarter. The Buccaneers will likely continue to rely on Fournette in the passing game while splitting him and Jones in a 50/50 timeshare out of the backfield when they travel to Green Bay in the NFC Championship game next weekend.

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The Cleveland Browns defense turned in a decent effort in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Cleveland managed one sack and forced one turnover in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: The score could have been much more lopsided but the Chiefs lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion in the second half, forcing Chad Henne into service. The Browns got a sack from Myles Garrett, who played through an oblique injury and an interception from Karl Joseph. Look for the front office to make upgrading Cleveland's defense a priority this offseason.

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Cody Parkey makes FG in loss

Sun, Jan 17th 11:48pm EST
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Browns kicker Cody Parkey made a 46-yard field goal and two extra points in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Parkey got off to a good start this season but he had some struggles down the stretch. It wouldn't be a big surprise to see the Browns try to upgrade the kicker position during the offseason.

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Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II carried 13 times for 62 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in a 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones returned from a quad injury that sidelined him against the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card round, rushing for 62 yards but getting four less carries than Leonard Fournette against the Saints on Sunday. The Buccaneers appear to be using Jones and Fournette in a 50/50 timeshare, which will be important in the freezing temperatures at Lambeau Field in order to keep fresh legs amidst difficult throwing conditions. Jones and Fournette will be a crucial part of the Bucs offense when the team travels north to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

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