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NFL Today, Divisional Round

Sun Jan 17 12:24am ET
By The Associated Press

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gestures to fans after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)


Buffalo Bills' Taron Johnson (24) returns an interception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)


Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones runs off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)


SCOREBOARD

Sunday, Jan. 17

Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS. The Browns (12-5) are coming off their first playoff win since the 1994 season and take on the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (14-2) for the first time in the postseason. Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski will make his playoff head coaching debut after missing last week's wild-card game due to COVID-19. Left guard Joel Bitonio and cornerback Denzel Ward also missed the game because of coronavirus protocols, but are expected to play Sunday. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are trying to become the first AFC team to host three consecutive conference championship games with a victory. Kansas City coach Andy Reid would tie the Steelers' Chuck Noll for the fifth-most postseason wins with his 16th on Sunday.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m. ET, Fox. It's a matchup of quarterbacks whose combined ages on game day (85) will be the highest in NFL history with the Buccaneers' Tom Brady (43) and Saints' Drew Brees (42). Last week's win for the Buccaneers (12-5) was their first since winning the Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season. Brady, who has won a record 31 postseason games, is slated to make his NFL-record 43rd playoff start. The Saints (13-4) won both regular-season meetings between the NFC South rivals. Brees will make his 18th career playoff start and has won nine postseason games, all with New Orleans after going 0-1 in the playoffs with the Chargers.

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STARS

Passing

- All-Pro Aaron Rodgers, Packers, threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as top-seeded Green Bay defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday.

- Josh Allen, Bills, went 23 of 37 for 206 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 17-3 victory over Baltimore in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday night.

Player Notes
Lamar Jackson Jan 16 11:03pm ET

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (head) will not return to the Divisional Round playoff game.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson will have plenty of time to recover from the injury and should be ready for the offseason program. He is still one of the top fantasy quarterbacks because of his running ability and will be a weekly starting option in leagues next season.

From TheHuddle

Lamar Jackson Jan 16 11:00pm ET

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is in the concussion protocol and will not return to Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Jackson went down hard in the second half and stayed on the ground for a few moments before exiting. The Bills currently lead 17-3 and Tyler Huntley is in at quarterback for Baltimore. Barring a stunning comeback, Jackson's season will end on Saturday. He finishes this game 14-for-24 for 162 yards and an interception with nine carries for 34 yards.

From RotoBaller

Lamar Jackson Jan 16 10:53pm ET

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (head) left the Divisional Round playoff game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson will need time to recover if he is diagnosed with a concussion but will have the entire offseason to recover if the team does not advance in the playoffs. He should be a starting option in all leagues next season.

From TheHuddle

Danny Shelton Jan 16 10:43pm ET

Detroit Lions DT Danny Shelton (triceps) underwent triceps surgery earlier in the week.

From TheHuddle

Tyrell Williams Jan 16 10:23pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders WR Tyrell Williams may be a cap casualty this season because the team would save $11.6 million in salary cap space if they release him.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has struggled with injuries since joining the Raiders and may be looking for a new team this offseason. He can be a decent No. 3 receiver for a team and has a chance to be a late-round fantasy option depending on his situation.

From TheHuddle

Jaylon Smith Jan 16 9:03pm ET

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (wrist) is expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program even though he recently underwent wrist surgery, according to sources.

From TheHuddle

Aaron Jones Jan 16 8:20pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones carried the ball 14 times for 99 yards with one touchdown and 14 receiving yards in the team's 32-18 win over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Jones went up against a stingy Rams Defense and ran hard between the tackles. The free-agent-to-be cashed in with a one-yard run for a touchdown in the second half and averaged a robust 7.1 yards per carry. The Packers offense didn't miss a beat against the Rams and will be favorites at home next week in the NFC Championship. Jones will continue to handle the bulk of carries out of the backfield heading into the team's next matchup.

From RotoBaller

Jamaal Williams Jan 16 8:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams carried the ball 12 times for 65 yards in the Packers 32-18 playoff victory over the Rams. Williams' opportunities expanded after some hard early runs picked up some substantial gains. Few question that teammate Aaron Jones is the lead runner in the Packers offense but Williams provides an intriguing change-of-pace to the attack. Jones is the preferable fantasy choice for the forthcoming NFC Championship Game. But fantasy teams could find excellent value in a player like Williams, who could easily steal a touchdown in the red zone next week.

From RotoBaller

Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jan 16 8:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 33 yards in the team's 32-18 playoff victory over the Rams. Valdes-Scantling got involved in early, picking up some nice receptions as the Rams tried to contain star receiver Davante Adams. The offensive flow eventually moved away from Valdes-Scantling, however, as the game progressed. Valdes-Scantling saw a healthy eight targets in the game as Los Angeles tried all it could to divert the action away from Adams. Valdes-Scantling will be a touchdown-dependent tournament option, at best, next week in the NFC Championship Game,

From RotoBaller

Allen Lazard Jan 16 8:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard caught four passes for a team-high 96 yards with one touchdown in the Packers 32-18 triumph over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Lazard was targeted eight times in the game but finally exploded in the fourth quarter, catching a bomb from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and sprinting to the end zone for a 58-yard score. The Rams did all they could to take star receiver Davante Adams out of the offensive game plan but Rodgers hit big with his secondary receivers. Adams will continue to get the headlines but receivers like Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will carry fantasy sleeper appeal in tournaments for the NFC Championship Game next week.

From RotoBaller

Robert Tonyan Jan 16 8:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan caught four passes for 60 yards in the team's 32-18 win over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Tonyan has been known this season for his ability to score touchdowns but contributed in other ways to help the Packers take down the Rams. The talented tight end was a safety valve for quarterback Aaron Rodgers in crucial situations and did a nice job picking up some extra yards after the catch. Tonyan led all tight ends this season with 11 touchdowns and should see a healthy amount of targets in the NFC Championship Game next week.

From RotoBaller

Travis Kelce Jan 16 7:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce should be in line for a top performance on Sunday's Divisional Round slate when the Chiefs take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season and Kelce last caught fewer than seven passes way back in Week 7. He's far-and-away the best tight end play on this slate and DFS players who stack Kelce with quarterback Patrick Mahomes could find themselves having a lot of success on Sunday.

From RotoBaller

Aaron Rodgers Jan 16 7:50pm ET

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 23-of-36 passes for 296 yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing score in the Packers 32-18 win over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Rodgers got his team off to a hot start early, connecting with star receiver Davante Adams in the first quarter for a one-yard touchdown. The veteran passer slyly maneuvered his way into the end zone for a rushing score and then put the nail in the coffin with a 58-yard strike to Allen Lazard to extend the score to its final 32-18 number. Rodgers has been arguably the best passer in the NFL this season and will be a top choice in tournament play for Championship Weekend.

From RotoBaller

Davante Adams Jan 16 7:50pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams caught nine passes for 66 yards with one touchdown in the team's 32-18 victory over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers found Adams in a familiar place, the end zone, in the first quarter for a one-yard touchdown and a 10-3 lead at the time. Adams was targeted 10 times in the game but did his damage in the intermediary passing game. Even in games when opponents focus intently on bottling up Adams, his connection with Rodgers in the red zone is undeniable. Adams will be a top choice among wide receivers next week in the NFC Championship Game.

From RotoBaller

Aaron Rodgers Jan 16 7:43pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 296 yards and two touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Playoffs. RB Aaron Jones ran 14 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and made a 14-yard catch. WR Davante Adams made nine catches for 66 yards a touchdown and WR Allen Lazard had four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. TE Robert Tonyan had four receptions for 60 yards.

From TheHuddle

Jared Goff Jan 16 7:43pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff went 21-for-27 for 174 yards and one touchdown in a loss against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Playoffs. RB Cam Akers had 18 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown with a six-yard catch. WR Josh Reynolds had three receptions for 65 yards, WR Robert Woods had eight catches for 48 yards and WR Van Jefferson had six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown.

From TheHuddle

Patrick Mahomes Jan 16 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the top fantasy quarterback option on Sunday's Divisional Round slate when he faces off against the Cleveland Browns. Of all the teams left in the playoffs, no one allows more fantasy points per game to quarterbacks than Cleveland. Mahomes should have no trouble exploiting this Browns secondary, and while his high DFS salary might make it tough to build lineups with him, he's still by far the best play on the slate.

From RotoBaller

Tyreek Hill Jan 16 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs Tyreek Hill should be considered one of the top wide receivers on Sunday's Divisional Round slate, with the only issue being the salary cost of stacking him with his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. The Browns secondary has a lot of holes in it that a quick player like Hill can exploit. Hill caught 15 touchdowns this season and had just two games with under 50 yards. He's arguably the highest-upside wide receiver on Sunday's slate.

From RotoBaller

T.J. Yeldon Jan 16 7:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills running T.J. Yeldon is active and will likely serve as the No. 2 back for the Bills in Saturday's Divisional Round against the Baltimore Ravens with Zack Moss (ankle) out. Devin Singletary will be the lead back and Yeldon's unlikely to see as much work as a healthy Moss would have, so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar unless you really need a GPP punt play who won't be rostered much.

From RotoBaller

Marcus Peters Jan 16 7:03pm ET

Baltimore Ravens CB Marcus Peters (back) is active for the Divisional Playoffs against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 16.

From TheHuddle