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One and Done - FFL: Week 2 | NFL: Divisional

Ravens RB Ingram inactive for divisional playoff at Buffalo

Sat Jan 16 7:10pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II (21) on the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram is inactive for the team's AFC divisional-round playoff game at the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night.

It marks the fourth time in five weeks the former starter won't play in having been passed on the depth chart by third-stringer Justice Hill.

For Buffalo, veteran defensive end Trent Murphy is active for just the second time in seven games. He will be filling in for injured backup Darryl Johnson, who is sidelined by a knee injury.

Running back T.J. Yeldon steps in for the first time in nearly three months in filling in for rookie Zack Moss, who sustained a season-ending ankle injury in a 27-24 wild-card playoff win against Indianapolis last week. Yeldon will back up Devin Singletary.

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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.

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Tre'Quan Smith Jan 16 6:20pm ET

The New Orleans Saints activated wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) from Injured Reserve and placed him on the active roster in time for the Divisional Round game against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Smith has not played since the Week 15 loss to the Chiefs, but he should be active for the third meeting with Tampa Bay this weekend. However, there's a good chance that the Saints limit his snaps in his first game back, but his presence won't be good news for Deonte Harris, who had an expanded role in the wild-card win over the Bears. The 25-year-old Smith should be avoided in most fantasy lineups this weekend after catching just 34 passes on 50 targets for 448 yards and four touchdowns in his 14 games (10 starts). He should be the No. 3 wideout behind Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

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Ben Roethlisberger Jan 16 6:10pm ET

There is optimism within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return for the 2021 season. Head coach Mike Tomlin welcomed the return of Roethlisberger earlier in the week. The Steelers are expected to promote quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator after parting ways with Randy Fichtner. Roethlisberger is on the books for $19 million in the final year of his contract, but he has a salary cap hit of $41 million. But after being with the organization for 17 years, there's a good chance that the two sides restructure his deal to alleviate cap concerns in order to retain some free agents. Big Ben threw for over 500 yards and four touchdowns in the wild-card loss to the Browns, but he also threw four interceptions in that game and declined drastically in the last quarter of the season and will be a health concern if he continues to play. Fantasy managers will consider him as a low-upside QB2 if he keeps playing.

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Jameis Winston Jan 16 6:10pm ET

The New Orleans Saints will likely see star quarterback Drew Brees retire after this season, and they would like to bring Jameis Winston back. The Saints hardly played Winston at all this year, even when Brees missed time with rib and lung injuries, but they liked what they saw from him in practices this year. Winston still has a strong arm and the skills that made him the No. 1 overall pick out of Florida State, but he'll need to prove that he can improve his decision-making process if he's to return in New Orleans and take over when Brees inevitably retires. The 27-year-old signed a one-year deal to learn behind Brees in 2020, but there's a chance that they bring him back if they aren't sold on Taysom Hill being the starter under center in the post-Brees world. If Winston re-signs and becomes the starter in 2021, he'll have QB1 upside and will likely come at the cost of a QB2.

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Lamar Jackson Jan 16 6:00pm ET

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to explore a long-term contract extension for quarterback Lamar Jackson in the offseason. The Ravens are always open to early deals that make sense for both sides. The 2019 NFL MVP has one year left on his current deal and the Ravens will pick up his fifth-year option. Jackson still represents himself in contract negotiations, but perhaps he'll hire some representation to help him with his first big contract after his rookie deal. The 24-year-old wasn't as prolific as a passer or as a rusher in 2020, but his dual-threat ability under center still made him a high-end fantasy QB1. Jackson threw for just 2,757 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions this year, rushing the ball 159 times for 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns. He's had back-to-back seasons with 1,000 rushing yards and will once again be a top-five QB in fantasy drafts this fall.

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Carson Wentz Jan 16 5:40pm ET

There remains uncertainty about the future of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and whoever the team hires to be the next head coach will have some input on that front, but the Eagles are telling head-coaching candidates that they want to bring Wentz back in 2021. General manager Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie gave up a lot to draft Wentz at No. 2 overall in 2016, and they've given him a ton of influence in the draft, free agency and coaching decisions. But injuries have limited him to six playoff snaps in five years. After drafting rookie Jalen Hurts in the second round in 2020, Wentz had the worst season of his career and one of the worst declines for an under-30 starting QB in the last 70 years. The 28-year-old has struggled with accountability, rebuffed advice and clashed with former head coach Doug Pederson. "Every great quarterback wants to be coached and they want to be coached hard and by the best, and it doesn't seem like [Wentz] wants that," one source said. "It's kind of like whoever's coaching him is working for him. But it can't be that way." Injuries to the team's offensive line and receiving corps also didn't work in Wentz's favor in 2020. The front office remains committed to Wentz, at least because of his big contract, but there's no guarantee that he'll win the starting job if he sticks around heading into the 2021 season. Hurts wasn't perfect in his debut late in the year, but he certainly gave Philly's offense a spark that was missing when Wentz was on the field.

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Josh Allen Jan 16 5:10pm ET

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has emerged as a favorite to land the Los Angeles Chargers head-coaching job, according to league sources. He is one of nine candidates to have interviewed for the job. If the Bills lose their Divisional Round game against the Ravens on Saturday night, Daboll can meet with the Chargers whenever he wants and accept the job if it's offered to him. If Buffalo wins, the Chargers must wait. He's an offensive-minded coach and has learned from some of the best coaches in the game while helping quarterback Josh Allen improve. Daboll also went to high school with Chargers general manager Tom Telesco, and the two played on the same high school football team.

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Deshaun Watson Jan 16 3:50pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston, according to an explosive Sports Illustrated story from Greg Bishop and Jenny Vrentas that highlights some of the issues Houston has faced over the past year. It sounds like the team's decision to give Jack Easterby an increasingly large voice in the direction of the franchise as well as the team ignoring Watson's preference for the team's GM position has led to issues. There's still a long time to go before we know what's going to happen with this situation.

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Dak Prescott Jan 16 3:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) is reportedly progressing well in rehab, with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network saying the team thinks Prescott is "going to come back better than ever." While he doesn't have a long term deal with the Cowboys and could be a free agent in 2021, it makes sense for both sides to get a deal done. Prescott is a top-five fantasy quarterback when healthy and has arguably the top three-man receiving corps in the NFL.

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Cooper Kupp Jan 16 3:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (knee) is officially inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. A huge loss for a team whose quarterback is already dealing with a thumb injury, we'll likely see Josh Reynolds step into Kupp's role. Reynolds now has some nice appeal as a DFS value play, but this is likely to be a very run-heavy game for the Rams, with Cam Akers being the real winner here.

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Mark Andrews Jan 16 3:00pm ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews will look to make a big impact on Saturday night when the Ravens face the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round. While Andrews has been on a downwards swing over the past few games, he gets a matchup against a Bills Defense that allows the eighth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends. If you're playing a Saturday-only DFS slate, Andrews is the top tight end play, while DFS managers playing in the Saturday/Sunday slate could find value by using Andrews over the more obvious choice, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

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Mark Ingram Jan 16 3:00pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II will be a healthy scratch once again on Saturday when the Ravens face the Bills. No surprise here, as the Ravens seem intent on moving on from Ingram when the season ends and don't want a potential injury to complicate that. Barring a J.K. Dobbins injury, we won't see Ingram in a Ravens uniform again.

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Lamar Jackson Jan 16 2:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is averaging 94.3 rushing yards per game over his past six appearances. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills allowed seven rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season, tied for the third-most in the NFL. Saturday's Divisional Round contest between the two teams is shaping up to be a strong opportunity for Jackson to post big numbers on the ground. Buffalo has been good at forcing turnovers, so Baltimore's best game plan might be to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible. Consider Jackson a top DFS play.

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J.K. Dobbins Jan 16 2:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins saw his carries drop into single digits last week for the first time since Week 10, but the rookie rusher should be considered a top RB play in DFS contests for Saturday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo's run defense has proven to have some holes in it, as they allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to the position during the regular season. Gus Edwards could siphon off some work, but Dobbins is clearly the running back to play in this backfield this week because of his upside.

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Marquise Brown Jan 16 2:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown opened the postseason with seven catches for 109 yards against the Titans, his first 100-yard game since Week 1. And while expecting him to hit that mark again against Buffalo on Saturday might be a stretch, Brown has been playing strong football in the second half of the season. Since Week 12, he has six receiving touchdowns and should see six or more targets on Saturday. The Bills Defense has been better against the pass than against the run, but Brown should find himself well-positioned for success due to his role as Lamar Jackson's top receiver, with the threat of the run game helping to open up passing lanes.

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Robert Woods Jan 16 2:30pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods made the best of an iffy passing situation last week, catching four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Wild Card win over Seattle. But with quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) at less than 100 percent for Saturday's Divisional game against the Packers, it will hard to trust Woods in DFS due to the potential downside, as Goff really struggled to complete passes last week. He has touchdown upside, but isn't the safest choice in this Rams receiving corps.

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Cooper Kupp Jan 16 2:30pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (knee) might be impacted by quarterback Jared Goff's thumb injury on Saturday in the Divisional Round game against the Packers, but his role as a short-yardage receiver should still give Kupp a solid fantasy floor. Of course, this is dependent on Kupp suiting up, as he's been dealing with a knee injury all week. If for some reason he's unable to go, Josh Reynolds would become an intriguing DFS punt play.

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Jared Goff Jan 16 2:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) will start against the Packers on Saturday, but the injured passer is an easy choice when looking for a quarterback to avoid on this slate. Working in relief last week, Goff was just 9-for-19 against the Seahawks for 155 yards. Expect the Rams to focus heavily on the run game in this one, leaving their passing game to pick up the scraps.

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Cam Akers Jan 16 2:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers should see plenty of work on Saturday against the Green Bay Packers, making him a strong DFS option. With quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) banged up, expect to see a heavy dose of the run game. Akers had 30 total touches last week, piling up 176 yards and a touchdown. Expect to see upwards of 20 touches again in the Divisional Round. The Packers are a bottom-half run defense in the NFL, so Akers will have plenty of chances to turn his opportunities into fantasy points.

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Ryan Kerrigan Jan 15 9:43pm ET

Washington Football Team impending free-agent DE Ryan Kerrigan said there has not been any contract talks between him and Washington at this point.

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