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Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught 4-of-5 targets for 59 yards in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Njoku turned in an unexpected big game for the Browns after being an afterthought for much of the season. He will be in the final year of his contract in 2021 but there's a chance he's moved in the offseason after he asked for a trade on a few occasions since training camp.

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Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Hooper came up small in what appeared to be an excellent matchup for him on paper. The big-ticket free agent signing from last offseason wound up being a bust for the Browns. He will hope for a bounce-back in 2021 but that will be tough in a run-heavy Cleveland offense.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught his lone target for a 23-yard gain in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Peoples-Jones was quiet in the game. He turned in a handful of impressive plays as a rookie and could see a larger role in 2021 if the Browns don't add to their receiving corps in the offseason.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins caught 5-of-7 passes for 88 yards in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Higgins led the team in receiving but it was a play that he didn't make that will be remembered. Higgins lost a fumble through Kansas City's end zone while trying to extend the ball over the goal line, resulting in a touchback for the Chiefs. Higgins will become a free agent this offseason and could find himself in a different city in 2021.

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New Orleans Saints defense struggled to get a single turnover in a playoff loss to the Bucs while giving up 30 points and 316 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints defense allowed Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones to both run well against them. Although they made a few big stops and defended some tough passes, it didn't matter much by night's end. Tom Brady threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns while punching in another touchdown via the ground. The Saints defense typically makes for a high-ceiling option but their penchant for getting into blowouts also makes them a risky one.

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Tom Brady completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 199 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard touchdown run to secure a 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brady played cerebral football against the Saints on Sunday, taking advantage of the opportunities the defense gave him to find Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette in the end zone. The six-time Super Bowl champion executed a perfect gameplan with a 1-yard QB sneak for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, making it a two-score lead with little time remaining for the Saints to attempt a comeback. Brady and the Bucs will prepare to travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.

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Wil Lutz made both field goals and both extra point attempts as the Saints' season ended in a playoff loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Lutz finished the year striking 82.1% of his field goals, slightly below the league average. He missed an easy chip shot against the Bears early in the season, but all of his other misses came from at least 40 yards out. The longtime Saint still has two years under contract, but his expectations for 2021 should be tempered slightly as Drew Brees is not expected to return.

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Jared Cook hauled in five of seven targets for 28 yards and a fumble in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Cook had a pretty normal game for his standards, but a crushing hit caused a fumble in the third quarter that the Bucs quickly turned into a touchdown, pulling the game out of reach for the Saints. Although Cook was able to play 15 games this year after just 14 in 2019, he still saw dips in targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He'll head into 2021 as an unrestricted free agent.

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Emmanuel Sanders caught six of his nine targets for 48 yards in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders had a solid first season in New Orleans, catching 61 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns. He's still under contract next season and will likely go as a late-round pick in fantasy drafts. Sanders is still behind Michael Thomas and Tre-Quan Smith on the depth chart and will offer a dangerously low floor with questions surrounding their quarterback play.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry caught 7-of-10 targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Landry didn't do much damage in the yardage department but he led the Browns in catches and targets. His touchdown was a four-yard grab in the third quarter. Stuck in a run-first Cleveland offense, Landry will be a risky fantasy pick in 2021.

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Kareem Hunt finds end zone

Sun, Jan 17th 11:06pm EST
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carried the ball six times for 32 yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Hunt added a two-yard reception. The veteran tailback will be back with the Browns in 2021 after signing a contract extension earlier in the season but his upside will remain capped while he's stuck behind Nick Chubb.

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Michael Thomas saw four targets in a Divisional Round loss to the Bucs but failed to catch any of them.

Fantasy Impact: After a record-setting 2019 campaign, Thomas became the first wide receiver off the board in just about every league in 2020. Finishing the season with just 40 receptions for 428 yards throughout seven games, he snags the title for fantasy football's biggest disappointment. Now, heading into his sixth year and on a fresh of a 5-year/$100M contract, he'll look to rebound. All signs are pointing to Drew Brees's retirement which would be more bad news for Thomas. His ADP will be tough to determine heading into the 2021 season but Thomas will certainly be a high-risk/high-reward draft pick.

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Dwayne Washington saw one carry which he took for two yards in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Washington only saw eight touches all year, with his last touch being in November. With Latavius Murray and Taysom Hill both inactive, he saw a slight opportunity in his playoff matchup. After five years in the league and three with the Saints, Washington will hit the 2021 offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

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Ty Montgomery carries four times for 14 yards and snared his only target for another 13 in Sunday's Divisional Round playoff loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: With Latavius Murray and Taysom Hill both inactive, Montgomery was expected to see an expanded role but Alvin Kamara saw 18 carries to Montgomery's four. Montgomery will head into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, where a team is likely to find a role for the veteran gadget player.

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Tre'Quan Smith hauled in all three of his targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Tre'Quan Smith has slowly taken over as the lead wide receiver in New Orleans, and his nine targets more than double Michael Thomas's total, while the latter failed to catch a single ball thrown his way. With Drew Brees set to retire, Smith's value will be tough to project heading into the 2021 season. He will likely be touted as a sleeper throughout the offseason and his ADP is set to rise.

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Alvin Kamara rushed the ball 18 times for 85 yards and caught three of his six targets for an additional 20 yards in a Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Kamara has been bottled up by the Bucs all season and although he was able to break off a few chunk plays on Sunday, he still had a quiet game by his standards. A lot of Kamara's value in fantasy football comes from catching short passes and plunging touchdowns on an electric offense. With Drew Brees set to retire, Kamara's fantasy value in 2021 will be up for debate. Although Kamara finished as the top running back in 2020, his usage was only the 10th-highest. If Taysom Hill is the Saints Week 1 starter, Kamara will certainly see a drop in his ADP.

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Jameis Winston came in on a trick play and completed his only attempt for a 56-yard touchdown in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: Winston lined up as a wideout with Alvin Kamara taking the shotgun snap. The ball was handed off to Emmanuel Sanders in motion who flipped it Winston before he threw a dart down the middle of the field for a 56-yard touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith. Winston was signed to a one-year deal in New Orleans and played behind Taysom Hill on the depth chart this season. He'll become a free agent this offseason and will hope to find a starting job in 2021, just one year removed from leading the league in passing yards and touchdowns.

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Drew Brees lost in what is believed to be his final game in the NFL. He completed 19 of 32 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He added two rushes for three yards in the 30-20 loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact: The 42-year-old veteran quarterback struggled against the swarming Bucs defense. He completed just 55.9% of his passes and threw three interceptions. The Saints turned the ball over four times but still kept the game somewhat competitive, mostly due to Alvin Kamara's grinding and a 56-yard trick play touchdown toss from Jameis Winston. Brees will retire with a litany of passing records and a Super Bowl championship. With Winston just being on a one-year contract, it's likely that Taysom Hill is the Week 1 starter in 2021.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions are expected to hire Saints’ Assistant HC/TEs coach Dan Campbell as their next head coach. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Campbell is known for his leadership abilities, which will be needed after Detroit's Matt Patricia era. He isn't considered one of the exciting, up-and-coming offensive or defensive coordinators that are in positions for other jobs. Still, a culture change is the biggest need for the Lions right now. The next order of business will be determining what to do with Matthew Stafford's mid-30s years.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Chargers are hiring formers Rams DC Brandon Staley as their next head coach. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Staley continues his meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, landing a head coaching gig despite having just one season as a coordinator on his resume. He's considered one of the most progressive defensive minds in football right now, however. The pairing is an interesting one as the Chargers' best selling point has to be the future of the offense under Justin Herbert. It'll be crucial to see who is brought in as the offensive coordinator.

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