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  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/14/19 9:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants to join the San Francisco 49ers 'really badly,' according to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who spoke with 95.7 The Game during an interview Monday, Jan. 14. Rice and Brown have reportedly 'often communicated in the past' and did so during a FaceTime chat Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: It appears the official unofficial recruitment of Brown has begun. The 49ers have the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft, but it is more likely they would part with their second-round pick (No. 34) and other selections if a trade is consummated. San Francisco is already looking like a bit of a sleeping giant with Jimmy Garoppolo set to return from ACL surgery and head coach Kyle Shanahan calling the shots on offense. A move out west would firmly keep Brown on the elite fantasy WR1 radar.

  • Ben Watson - TE - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:48pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: It was the fifth time in the last seven games that Watson has been held to one catch or less, and he hasn't reached 30 yards in any game during that stretch. The Saints will face the Rams in the conference title game, and while Watson managed 62 yards and a score against them in Week 9, he is no more than a Hail Mary play in fantasy contests given his current role in the offense.

  • Tre'Quan Smith - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught his only target for 15 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Smith has flashed big-play ability this year, but now that Ted Ginn Jr. is back and healthy, he doesn't see enough volume to warrant a flier from fantasy owners participating in playoff contests. Smith has been held to 30 yards or less in his last six games, catching one pass or less four times in that stretch.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught three of his seven passes for 44 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ginn is a big-play dependent fantasy option, but with the player pool dwindling, he could be worth a roll of the dice in playoff contests with a matchup with the Rams looming in the conference title game. Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns when the two sides met in the regular season.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 53 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: The Saints falling behind by a couple touchdowns early probably cost Ingram some snaps, but he's been playing second fiddle to Alvin Kamara more often than not anyway. He's a touchdown-dependent fantasy option these days, but he could be worth the gamble against the Rams in the conference title game. The teams combined for 80 total points when they met in Week 9.

  • Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:16pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver for fantasy owners thanks in large part to his versatility as a runner and receiver. Expect more of the same against the Rams in the conference title game. Kamara piled up 116 total yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Rams back in Week 9.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:10pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 38 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: While the Saints will gladly pound opponents with the run, Brees is still more than capable of torching defenses himself. He could do just that in the conference title game next weekend when he takes on a Rams secondary that he piled up 346 yards and four scores against in the regular season.

  • Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 5:06pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor recorded just one catch for six yards on three targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Agholor finished a career-high 64 receptions while turning in 726 yards and four grabs, just 32 yards short of his career-best mark in 2017. It appears 60-65 grabs for around 750 yards and a handful of touchdowns is what you can expect from Agholor, making him a low-end WR4 or flex fantasy target in 2019.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/13/19 5:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 of his 16 targets for 171 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: The Saints fell behind early, and Brees quickly turned to his favorite target early and often. With a potentially high-scoring matchup on tap with the Rams in the conference title game next weekend, Thomas could be a busy man once again. Don't hesitate to use him in all playoff contests.

  • Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 5:03pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate posted two catches for just 18 yards on five targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Tate was looking to get back to the Super Bowl with the Eagles, but he falls short. The 30-year-old still proved he has plenty left in the tank and he could be a nice PPR fantasy option in Philadelphia, or wherever he might land if he doesn't return to the Eagles.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:59pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews had just one catch in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints, but it was good for a 37-yard touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Matthews registered just 20 grabs for 300 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season, and he barely moved the needle in most fantasy formats. Perhaps a change of scenery in 2019 will improve his fantasy outlook.

  • Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:57pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz registered five receptions for 50 yards on eight targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ertz pulled down 116 balls in the regular season, good for second in the NFL, while adding 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll be one of the top two tight ends off the board in the early round on Draft Day 2019 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:53pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles finished with three runs for just four yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game while adding three grabs for 21 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Sproles continues to defy Father Time, as there aren't many running backs able to do what he can at 35 years old. He is likely to be back in 2019, in Philadelphia or elsewhere, and he remains a decent low-end PPR fantasy option as long as he is around.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:50pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery registered five grabs for 63 yards on seven targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints, but his costly drop inside of two minutes led to an interception by CB Marshon Lattimore to seal the loss.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery managed 65 receptions for 843 yards and six scores during the regular season, adjusting to two different quarterbacks in the process. He'll once again be a solid WR2 or WR3 heading into 2019, although he seemed to perform better working with Nick Foles than Carson Wentz. The latter is expected to take back over as the starter in 2019.

  • Wendell Smallwood - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:48pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood rushed 10 times for 33 yards while adding a catch for six yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Smallwood had 11 touches to lead the Philly backfield, while Darren Sproles had six total touches. While he led the way in this one, Smallwood's fantasy outlook heading into 2019 is rather murky with Corey Clement likely back, and Darren Sproles perhaps in the picture again, too.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/19 4:46pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 18-of-30 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 13. He also had a 1-yard rushing score.

    Huddle Up: Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl championship in 2018, and he rallied the team and got them into the playoffs once Carson Wentz went down to injury again. He is about to be a wealthy man in 2019 if he doesn't miraculously end up in Philly again. If he lands a starting gig somewhere, he'll have some fantasy staying power.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/19 3:01pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for three yards on one carry against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game. He was targeted once in the passing game but finished with zero receptions.

    Huddle Up: Patterson has been involved in the running and passing game this season and has posted at least 50 total yards in three of the last five games. He could be a flex option in some playoff fantasy leagues since there are not a lot of options available but is not a must-start option.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/19 2:58pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan caught three passes for 13 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Hogan was not a big factor during the second half of the regular season but has been targeted 16 times over the last two games. He could be a possible flex option in some fantasy leagues next week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/19 2:54pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught one pass for 25 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski has had a disappointing season and has been held to three receptions or less in eight of the last nine games. He can still be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in playoff fantasy leagues, but owners should not expect a big performance.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/19 2:49pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett caught four passes for 41 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett has caught a touchdown in back-to-back games and has been targeted 10 times in the two games. He could be a flex option in some leagues next week but is not a must-start option.

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