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Studs and Duds: Week 14

Mon Dec 9 9:27am ET
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer

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This week was another uneven one for fantasy owners. We had some monster games, but some of the top players from the current season were duds, leading to some disappointing fantasy owners. Hopefully, the dud games didn’t impact your team too much and you were still able to pull out a victory in these crucial Week 14 games.

We had eight 300-yard passers in Week 14, including one 400-yard passer. There were eight quarterbacks that had three or more passing touchdowns. So there were plenty of big fantasy performances from the quarterback spot. 

The running back spot was pretty quiet, having just five running backs hit the 100-yard mark despite no teams having a bye. And just two running backs had multiple rushing touchdowns. It was not a good week from the running back position. If you had one of the backs that actually produced, you likely had a solid fantasy week.

Receivers had more success than running backs but the position was still down a little compared to past weeks. We had seven receivers that hit the 100-yard mark. And just three receivers had multiple touchdowns. And many of the receivers that produced big were players not used in fantasy lineups, including Emmanuel Sanders, A.J. Brown and Marcus Johnson. 

The tight end position had some good showings but many of those were from players that likely weren’t used in lineups. Two players hit the 100-yard mark (Noah Fant and Tyler Higbee), but neither were in many fantasy lineups. There was a two-touchdown performance from a tight end, which was a plus, but most of the fantasy performances from the tight end were pretty mediocre. 

Bears 31, Cowboys 24

Fantasy Stud: Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky continued his late season resurgence, scoring four touchdowns in this game. He was 23-of-31 for 244 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also had his best game of the season rushing the ball, running 10 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. If he keeps using his legs like this, his fantasy value will rise even more. This was an impressive performance from Trubisky. 

Fantasy Dud: Dak Prescott. Prescott had a pretty quiet game for his standards. He scored just a touchdown and scored just over 20 fantasy points, which was his third lowest total of the season. He was terrible but you just expect better from Prescott based on his production all season. He finishing the game 27-of-49 for 334 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. 

Game Notes: Allen Robinson had his second two-touchdown game of the season. He had five receptions for 48 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson has scores three straight games.

Ezekiel Elliott had his first two-touchdown rushing game of the season. He ran 19 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns. He has 20-plus fantasy points three of four games. 

Packers 20, Redskins 15

Fantasy Stud: Aaron Jones. Jones carried the Packers offense in this game. He had a monster game, rushing 16 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. He also had six receptions for 58 yards, giving him 192 total yards and a score. This was his third 100-yard game of the year. He is up to 15 total touchdowns. Jones has been a real difference maker for fantasy teams all season.

Fantasy Dud: Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers seemed setup for a big game in this one, but was a huge disappointment. He failed to even throw for 200 yards. He was 18-of-28 for 195 yards and a touchdown with a lost fumble. Rodgers has really stumbled down the stretch for his fantasy owners, having one or no scores four of his last five games.

Game Notes: Derrius Guice left the game with a knee injury. The injury didn’t appear serious, but he was unable to return to the game. He ran five times for 42 yards before leaving. Adrian Peterson got most of the work at running back, rushing, 20 times for 76 yards and a touchdown.

 Terry McLaurin scored his sixth touchdowns of the season and first since Week 6. He had four receptions for 57 yards and a score on seven targets. 

Jets 22, Dolphins 21

Fantasy Stud: Jason Sanders. Kickers rarely get the “stud” honors, but Sanders really deserves it for this performance. He made seven field goals, accounting for all 21 points for the Dolphins. He even had a 53 and 47-yard kick in the game. He was a huge plus for any fantasy team that used him in Week 14.

Fantasy Dud: Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick finally cooled off in this game. He stalled in the red zone throughout the game. He was 21-of-37 for 245 yards with an interception. Fitzpatrick had six touchdowns his last two games, so big things were expected of him in this favorable matchup with a banged up Jets secondary. 

Game Notes: DeVante Parker suffered a concussion and left the game early. He had two receptions for 28 yards before exiting. Isaiah Ford was the leading receiver with Parker out, catching six passes for 92 yards. 

Robby Anderson hit the 100-yard mark for the second straight game. He had seven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. He has scores three of four games.

Falcons 40, Panthers 20

Fantasy Stud: Devonta Freeman. Freeman had a solid game, rushing 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 10 yards. He had just over 19 fantasy points, which was his second highest total of the season. Freeman is not having a great season but shown pretty well at times. He does have double-digit fantasy points seven games. 

Fantasy Dud: Austin Hooper. Hooper returned from injury this week but was pretty much a non-factor. He had two receptions for 32 yards. You expected better from the star tight end, especially in a game that Falcons topped 300-passing yards and scored 40 points. His time off might have been an issue in this performance. 

Game Notes: Christian McCaffrey was held in check much of the game but still had a huge fantasy game, getting a ton of receptions late. He had 11 carries for 53 yards, and 11 receptions for 82 yards. This was his fourth game with double-digit receptions. 

Julio Jones returned from his shoulder injury and had five receptions for 66 yards on eight targets. He looked pretty healthy in the game and should get better going forward. 

Ravens 24, Bills 17

Fantasy Stud: Lamar Jackson. Jackson had his usual huge game despite another tough matchup. He was 16-of-25 for 145 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also ran 11 times for 40 yards. Jackson has three or more scores four of five games. He has 35 total touchdowns on the season, having a monster year. He also went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark in this game.

Fantasy Dud: John Brown. Brown had a rare down game for his standard, catching three passes for just 26 yards. His fantasy point total was a season low. He had double-digit fantasy points all but a game before this showing. This was a tough matchup but still disappointing to see Brown stumble in a crucial week for fantasy teams. 

Game Notes: Devin Singletary ran 18 times for 89 yards and caught six passes for 29 yards, giving him 118 total yards. He has topped 100 total yards three straight games.

Cole Beasley scored a touchdown for the third straight game. He had four receptions for 29 yards and a score. He also converted a two-point try. He has touchdowns six of eight games.

Browns 27, Bengals 19

Fantasy Stud: Joe Mixon. Mixon continued his big late-season surge. He ran 23 times for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also had three receptions for 40 yards, giving him 186 total yards. Mixon has touchdowns two straight and three of four. He has 17-plus fantasy points five of six games. His great play down the stretch has been a welcome sight for all his fantasy owners. He really started the season slowly. 

Fantasy Dud: Odell Beckham. Beckham had two receptions for just 39 yards.  Beckham continued his disappointing season. He has fewer than six fantasy points two straight games. He has just two touchdowns all year and is apparently playing with a painful hernia injury, which seems to be impacting his play. 

Game Notes: Nick Chubb hit the 100-yard rushing mark, running 15 times for 106 yards. He has six 100-yard games this year. He is over 1,200-rushing yards for the season with three games to play.

David Njoku returned from his broken wrist and caught a pass for four yards on two targets. It was his first game since Week 2. 

Vikings 20, Lions 7

Fantasy Stud: Kenny Golladay. Golladay got his points again despite some bad quarterback play much of the game. He had six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. Golladay has been a touchdown machine, scoring 10 times this year. He has scores five of seven games. He continues to be a top play despite having an inexperienced rookie throwing him passes.

Fantasy Dud: Kirk Cousins. Cousins did not have much of a fantasy showing despite a really good matchup. He was 24-of-30 for 242 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. He had really mediocre numbers, especially if you consider his play lately. Cousins had multiple touchdowns four straight and six of seven before this game. You just expected better numbers from Cousins. 

Game Notes: Dalvin Cook was able to play with his chest injury and looked pretty good. He ran 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown. He has scores four straight games and all but two games this year. 

Stefon Diggs led the Vikings in receiving, catching six passes for 92 yards. Diggs has four or more receptions three straight games.

49ers 48, Saints 46

Fantasy Stud: Drew Brees. Brees had a monster game in a very tough matchup, showing he still has plenty left in the tank. He was 29-of-40 for 349 yards and five touchdowns without a turnover. Brees has three or more scores three of five games. Brees has 18 total touchdowns in eight games this season. 

Fantasy Dud: Alvin Kamara. There were all sorts of fantasy points in this game, but Kamara was not part of the fun. He ran 13 times for just 25 yards and caught four passes for 18 yards. His numbers have really been down this year. He has just two touchdowns and hasn't scored since Week 3. He is yet to have a 100-yard rushing game this year. 

Game Notes: Michael Thomas continued his red hot play, catching 11 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. Thomas has seven games with double-digit receptions. He has an amazing 121 receptions with three games to play. 

Jared Cook was on his way to a big game but suffered a concussion, forcing him to leave. He had two receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns before getting injured. 

Bucs 38, Colts 35

Fantasy Stud: Jameis Winston. Winston had his turnover issues once again, but that didn’t stop him from having another huge fantasy performance. He was 33-of-45 for 456 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. He also ran in a score, giving him five total touchdowns. He had more than 42 fantasy points, which was a season high for Winston. He has 300-plus yards nine games. He also has multiple touchdowns eight games. 

Fantasy Dud: Jack Doyle. Doyle had two receptions for 27 yards. There were some high expectations for Doyle in this game because of a favorable matchup and Eric Ebron out of the lineup. Doyle disappointed, though. He had been up and down much of the year, so this performance shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to fantasy teams.

Game Notes: Mike Evans had a catch for a 61-yard touchdown but that was his only reception. He injured his hamstring and had to leave the game. This is an injury to watch. He could miss some time.

Zach Pascal had five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. Pascal has 12 receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown his last two games.

Broncos 38, Texans 24

Fantasy Stud: Drew Lock. Lock had quite the second start of his career, showing the Broncos they might have finally found their franchise quarterback. Lock was 22-of-27 for 309 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also ran three times for 15 yards. Lock remains a scary fantasy proposition for this season but could have a future. He looked really good in this one.

Fantasy Dud: Courtland Sutton. Sutton was a bit of a surprise in this one because the Broncos had a lot of success throwing the ball. Sutton was not much of a factor, though, catching five passes for 34 yards. This was just the third time all season he didn’t have double-digit fantasy points. The good news is the Broncos had success throwing the ball, which bodes well for Sutton the rest of the way. 

Game Notes: Noah Fant had his second 100-yard game of the season. He caught four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. He has 60 or more yards three of five games. Fant did hurt his foot in the game, though, and was forced to leave. Keep an eye on the notes for the latest on this injury. 

Deshaun Watson did most of his damage late with his team down big, but produced great numbers in the end for his fantasy owners. He was 28-of-50 for 292 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He ran in two scores, though, giving him three total touchdowns. He topped 30 fantasy points for the second straight game.

Chargers 45, Jaguars 10

Fantasy Stud: Austin Ekeler. Ekeler did the rare feat of topping 100-yards both rushing and receiving. He ran eight times for 101 yards, and caught four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. He had 213 total yards. Ekeler is having a huge fantasy season - even with Melvin Gordon back in the mix. He has 16 or more fantasy points three straight games and double-digit fantasy points all but a game. He has more than 1,200 total yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Fantasy Dud: Leonard Fournette. Fournette was pretty quiet int his game, rushing 15 times for 50 yards. He also caught three passes for 13 yards. He failed to top double-digit fantasy points for the first time all year. It was a rare down showing for Fournette, who isn’t having a big season but consistent. The Jaguars got down big, though, which was bad news for Fournette, especially late in the game.

Game Notes: Philip Rivers put the doubters behind him in this game, going 16-of-22 for 314 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. Rivers has multiple touchdowns three of four and topped 20 fantasy points two straight. 

Gardner Minshew didn’t have much of a game in his return to the starting lineup. He was 24-of-37 for 162 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. He should continue to start for the Jaguars, though, with the team out of playoff contention.

Titans 42, Raiders 21

Fantasy Stud: A.J. Brown. Brown made big plays at receiver once again, including a 91-yard touchdown reception. He had five receptions for 153 yards and two scores. Brown has 100-yard games two of three. He also has touchdowns three of six games. He is having a solid rookie season and seems to be gaining a nice rapport with new starter Ryan Tannehill. 

Fantasy Dud: Tyrell Williams. Williams had just three receptions for 35 yards. His late season swoon continued. Williams has fewer than 40 yards three straight and four of five games. He also hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 8. He is a very hard fantasy player to trust right now, getting few chances in the Raiders passing game.

Game Notes: DeAndre Washington started with Josh Jacobs out and played well in a starting role. He ran 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown. He also caught six passes for 43 yards, giving him 96 total yards. 

Derrick Henry reached the 100-yard mark for the fourth straight game. He ran 18 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He also has touchdowns five straight games. He is as hot as any back in the game.

Chiefs 23, Patriots 16

Fantasy Stud: Julian Edelman. There were not many fantasy stars in this defensive battle. Edelman was one of the few bright spots, catching eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be the main target in the passing game. Edelman has 15-plus fantasy points six straight games. He has been super consistent, getting a ton of weekly volume for all his fantasy owners. 

Fantasy Dud: Tom Brady. Brady had his struggles again, finishing 19-of-36 for 169 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Brady had fewer than 15 fantasy points for the third time in four games. He failed to hit 200-passing yards for the third time this year. He just isn’t a very good fantasy play right now. He does not have a very high ceiling. 

Game Notes: LeSean McCoy led the Chiefs in carries, rushing 11 times for 39 yards. Newly signed Spencer Ware also was in the mix, rushing five times for 11 yards. 

Travis Kelce had seven receptions for 66 yards. He also found the end zone, scoring on a four-yard rush attempt. Kelce has touchdowns three of four games. He also has seven receptions four of five games. 

Steelers 23, Cardinals 17

Fantasy Stud: Diontae Johnson. Johnson scored both the Steelers touchdowns. He had one receiving and another on a punt return. He had six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. His punt return touchdown was on a 85-yard return. Johnson isn’t having a huge rookie season but showing some flashes of his ability. He should continue to get better with more seasoning, especially when Ben Roethilsberger returns to the lineup.

Fantasy Dud: Vance McDonald. There were big hopes for McDonald this week, getting the Cardinals. Arizona was dead last against the tight end this year, getting torched on a weekly basis by the position. McDonald did not take advantage of the matchup, though, having just a catch for three yards. He also left the game early because of a concussion, so his status going forward is up in the air. This was the time to finally use him with confidence and he failed. You probably just want to leave McDonald on your bench going forward. 

Game Notes: Kyler Murray had his first three-interception game as a pro. He was 20-of-30 for 194 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. The good news is Murray has multiple touchdowns four of five games.

Christian Kirk led the Cardinals in receiving, catching eight passes for 85 yards. He has at least six receptions three of four games. He is becoming the go-to target for the Cardinals passing game.

Rams 28, Seahawks 12

Fantasy Stud: Todd Gurley. Gurley is finally producing more like the Gurley from the past few years, getting a lot more touches in the offense. He had 23 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 34 yards, giving him 113 total yards. Gurley has topped 100 total yards three of four games. He is finishing his season on a high note.

Fantasy Dud: Russell Wilson. Wilson was a big disappointment, failing to score a touchdown. He was 22-of-36 for 245 yards with an interception. This was his first game all season without a touchdown. He picked a bad time to have a stinker of a game for all his fantasy owners. Hopefully, this game didn’t do in all his owners.

Game Notes: Rashaad Penny had an early exit from the game, hurting his knee on a 16-yard reception. This was his only touch in the game. We should know more on his status in the next day or two.

Tyler Higbee had his second straight 100-yard game. He had seven receptions for 116 yards on 11 targets. He has emerged as a big-time target in this offense since taking over as the starter.

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at jeff@rtsports.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

Player Notes
Jimmy Graham Jan 23 1:33am ET

Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham is expected to be released during the offseason, in the opinion of The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, who called the prospective move a 'given.' Graham has one year remaining on his deal. Releasing him would free up $8 million in cap room.

Fantasy Spin: Graham posted a 38-447-3 line in his age-33 season, and despite playing well in the playoffs he has been a disappointment since signing with the Packers. Wherever he plays (if he does) in 2020, Graham's days as a TE1 seem far in the rear view.

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Adrian Amos Jan 23 1:23am ET

Green Bay Packers S Adrian Amos (pectoral) is unlikely to require surgery on his injured pec, according to head coach Matt LaFleur. Amos suffered the injury during the NFC Championship Game.

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Austin Hooper Jan 22 11:23pm ET

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent Austin Hooper (Falcons) is expected to receive overtures from the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins if he is allowed to reach the open market, according to sources via Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.

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Robert Quinn Jan 22 11:23pm ET

Impending free-agent DE Robert Quinn (Cowboys) would prefer to remain with the Dallas Cowboys, and sources have told Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline that team owner/general manager Jerry Jones has been 'aggressive' in letting Quinn know he wants him to return.

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Austin Hooper Jan 22 11:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper is not close to a contract extension with the team, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'The reality right now is that we are trudging along,' Dimitroff said. 'Once we get back from the Super Bowl, after the Super Bowl week we'll continue to look and see how we are moving forward. But at this point there are no updates on Austin.'

Fantasy Spin: Hooper is coming off a career year in which he caught 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns. He's an excellent third option behind WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in Atlanta, but his play this year may have priced him out of the Falcons' budget for 2020 and beyond. His potential free-agent destination would have a big impact on his 2020 draft stock.

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Josh McCown Jan 22 10:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Josh McCown spoke with head coach Doug Pederson about a potential role on the coaching staff, but McCown isn't ready to retire just yet. The veteran QB came out of retirement last August to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles. He's currently recovering from a torn hamstring that he suffered in the wild-card loss to the Seahawks. McCown threw only five passes during the regular season and served as a de facto player/coach as Carson Wentz's backup. He has some potential as a future offensive coordinator, but it's unlikely he would immediately be considered as Mike Groh's successor in Philly. Wherever McCown is playing in 2020, he'll strictly be a backup and won't have any fantasy value.

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Antonio Brown Jan 22 10:13pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had an arrest warrant on a felony charge of burglary and battery issued against him Wednesday, Jan. 22, by Hollywood, Fla. police. A moving truck driver claimed he was assaulted by Brown and his trainer. Brown also was charged with one count of burglary of an occupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief.

Fantasy Spin: Dynasty owners should be preparing to move on from Brown before finalizing their rosters ahead of 2020 drafts.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Jan 22 10:03pm ET

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. will sit down with new head coach Kevin Stefanski Thursday, Jan. 23, to discuss Stefanski's plan for personal conduct. 'I'm looking forward to sitting down with Odell face to face,' Stefanski said. 'I haven't had the chance to do that yet and I get the chance to do that (Thursday). And at that point, that's when I can start laying out my expectations for Odell and all of our players.' Beckham was caught on video at the College Football Playoff Championship Game earlier this month appearing to hand out cash to LSU Tigers players, as well as appearing to slap a security officer on the butt in the locker room. Charges had been filed against Beckham for the latter incident, but they were later dropped.

Fantasy Spin: Beckham totaled 1,035 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his first season in Cleveland. Bigger things were expected, and the hiring of Stefanski should help lead to improvements for 2020. He remains a top-end WR1.

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Travis Kelce Jan 22 8:00pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (knee) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Kelce will be just fine to suit up on Feb. 2 against the 49ers in the Super Bowl. He was the top fantasy tight end in 2019 and hasn't slowed down in the postseason, catching 13 of 16 targets for 164 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans and Titans. Most of that production came in the Divisional Round when he had 10 grabs for 134 yards and three scores, but Kelce can go off at any time and could be the X-factor in the Super Bowl in two weeks.

From RotoBaller

Tevin Coleman Jan 22 7:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was unable to practice on Wednesday, but the team remains hopeful that he will be available for the Super Bowl against the Chiefs. The team didn't practice on Wednesday, but they were required to submit an estimated practice report. Coleman dislocated his right shoulder in the first half of the NFC Championship against the Packers and played just eight snaps. If he's active for the Super Bowl, Coleman will split snaps with Raheem Mostert, who ran for over 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Packers. Matt Breida will be the No. 3 back.

From RotoBaller

Dalvin Cook Jan 22 7:33pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.

Fantasy Spin: Cook was one of the top running backs in the NFL this season with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings next season and will be an early round pick in fantasy leagues.

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Dee Ford Jan 22 7:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral), DE Dee Ford (hamstring, quadriceps) and S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 22. LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle) fully participated in practice. The 49ers did not hold a practice Wednesday, so the injury report is an estimation.

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Tevin Coleman Jan 22 6:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 22. The 49ers did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: The 49ers are optimistic about Coleman's status for Super Bowl LIV, but he may be a game-time decision. He will share snaps with Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida if he plays and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

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Drew Brees Jan 22 6:43pm ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is a player that the Saints want to keep as long as he wants to keep playing, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

Fantasy Spin: Brees will be a free agent this offseason, but the Saints will try to re-sign him. He finished with 2,979 yards and 27 touchdowns in the regular season and can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues in 2020.

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Jarvis Landry Jan 22 6:20pm ET

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip), who had a career-high 1,174 receiving yards and six touchdowns on his way to his fifth Pro Bowl selection in six years, said he played the entire 2019 season with a hip injury. "I'm good. I'm good," Landry said. "Just in this recovery process, this rehab process to make sure I can get back to my 100 percent self." The good news is that Landry won't require surgery on his hip in the offseason, and he should be fully healthy in 2020 under new head coach Kevin Stefanski. Cleveland's offense struggled to find consistency last season, but Landry was a consistent bright spot next to Odell Beckham Jr. He should once again be a rock-solid WR2 for owners in PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Travis Kelce Jan 22 6:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Fantasy Spin: Kelce probably will be limited over the next two weeks but will be ready to play in Super Bowl LIV. He is a must-start fantasy option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

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Morris Claiborne Jan 22 6:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs DT Chris D. Jones (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 22. WR Mecole Hardman (back), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (hand) and C Austin Reiter (wrist) fully participated in practice.

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A.J. Green Jan 22 5:23pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR A.J. Green is a player the Bengals plan to have on their roster next season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.

Fantasy Spin: Green did not play during the 2019 season because of an ankle injury but could still receive the franchise tag this offseason. Green is a weekly starting option when healthy, but fantasy players should monitor his situation during the offseason.

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Eli Manning Jan 22 5:20pm ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a news conference on Friday to announce his retirement, according to sources. The writing has been on the wall for Manning after the Giants replaced him with rookie Daniel Jones during the 2019 season. The 39-year-old former first overall pick played in just four games for the G-Men in his 16th and final NFL season. Manning will finish his career with a 60.3 completion percentage, 57,023 passing yards, 366 touchdowns and 244 interceptions. He'll best be known for besting Tom Brady and the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl. Manning's best season came in 2011 when he threw for 4,933 yards, 29 TDs and 16 picks.

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Andy Dalton Jan 22 4:53pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's future with the Bengals is uncertain at this time, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin. The Bengals would save $17.7 million in salary cap space if they trade or release Dalton.

Fantasy Spin: The Bengals have the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and appear likely to take a quarterback with the pick, so Dalton could be let go this offseason. Dalton may have a chance to find a starting job in free agency but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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