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January 19
09:51 PM
J Nelson (GBP)

Jordy Nelson practices without pads Wednesday
ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports Nelson practiced Wednesday but without pads, "which likely means he's not cleared for contact." He'll likely have to prove that he can be effective on the field in order to garner an active designation for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Fantasy Spin:
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (ribs) practiced without pads Wednesday and is listed as limited participation on the injury report.
09:40 PM
L Green (PIT)

Ladarius Green not practicing Thursday
The Ladarius Green saga continues. The concussed tight end was downgraded from being a limited participant at Wednesday's practice to a DNP (did not participate) at Thursday's session. Green has been dealing with the lingering symptoms of a concussion suffered in Week 15 and has been a sporadic participant in practice, as well as not playing in any game since. Thursday's downgrade will likely lead into Green being ruled out for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at New England, at which Jesse James will start in his place.

Fantasy Spin:
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green (concussion) did not practice Thursday.
09:02 PM

Geronimo Allison expected to play Sunday at Atlanta
Allison, who is nursing a hamstring injury suffered in last Sunday's win at Dallas, is the third Packers wideout sidelined at practice this week. Similar to Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, Allison is expected to be held out of practice for the remainder of the week until Saturday, where he will attempt to test his hamstring. Green Bay desperately needs all of their weapons at, or as close to full strength as possible to keep up with Atlanta's high-octane offense to give them a realistic chance to advance to the Suer Bowl.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison (hamstring) "to be ready" to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons.
08:54 PM
D Adams (GBP)

Davante Adams expected to play Sunday
Adams is nursing a sprained ankle suffered in last week's Divisional Round win over Dallas. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Adams will be held out of practice this week and will attempt to give it a go Saturday. However, if he is not able to practice Saturday, he'll likely be ruled out for Sunday's game at Atlanta. With Jordy Nelson and Geronimo Allison both ailing from their respective rib and hamstring injuries, Adams' availability becomes that much more imperative.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (ankle) "to be ready" for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons.
08:44 PM
A Peterson (MIN)

Adrian Peterson names Vikings top team to play for in 2017
Throughout the 2016 season, reports loomed of a possible parting between the Vikings and Peterson this offseason. Mainly due to his colossal $11.75 million salary, plus, a $6 million roster bonus (which is due to be paid in March) he's in line to make in 2017 for a 31-year-old running back with a laundry list of injuries that are beginning to pile up on his resume. Although Peterson named Minnesota as his "first choice" of teams to play for next season, he did, however, name a handful of teams that he wouldn't mind lending his services to if not the Vikings. The Giants, Buccaneers and Texans were among the other clubs deemed possible destinations for the future Hall of Fame rusher. With the Patriots possibly in the market for a running back, if LeGarrette Blount is not retained, Peterson could make his way up to New England as they would give him his best chance to win a Super Bowl now that he is on the back end of his career.

Fantasy Spin:
Appearing on ESPN Thursday, Adrian Peterson said that he'd like to remain with the Minnesota Vikings, naming them as his "first choice" of teams to play for in 2017. "I see myself in purple. A lot has to take place," Peterson said via ESPN. "I see myself finishing off in purple. It is a business at the end of the day, so with that, things could end up differently. ... Hopefully, we can work things out.”
08:18 PM
A Luck (IND)

Andrew Luck undergoes successful surgery
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Luck's recovery timeline is three months to begin throwing and six months "for a full return" to football activities -- which is roughly a "mid-July" return. The oft-injured signal caller is on track to be sidelined for the majority of the team's offseason program, and could even miss a part of training camp, depending on how his rehab flows. However, Colts owner Jim Irsay gave his fan base a glimmer of hope tweeting early Thursday morning that his franchise quarterback "will be ready for [the 2017] season," -- likely and hopefully for Week 1.

Fantasy Spin:
Indianapolis Colts quarterback (shoulder) Andrew Luck underwent successful surgery to repair a lingering shoulder injury.
08:05 PM
J Jones (ATL)

Julio Jones not practicing Thursday
Jones missed his second consecutive practice Thursday with a toe injury he aggravated in last week's Divisional Round win over Seattle. However, he told the media at a press conference that "he'll be ready to go" for Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus Green Bay. Jones is an elite DFS play at wideout for this week's slate of games facing a beatable and depleted Packers secondary.

Fantasy Spin:
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (toe) did not practice Thursday.
01:22 PM

Geronimo Allison sits out of Wednesday's practice
Allison sat out of Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. Due to the uncertain playing status' of Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams for Sunday's game at Atlanta, Allison was likely sidelined as a precaution to ensure that he does not suffer a setback. Allison will play a big role in the NFC Championship Game if either Nelson or Adams (or both) are ruled out. He is a solid, value DFS option for this week's slate of games.

Fantasy Spin:
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
January 18
11:07 PM
T Gabriel (ATL)

Taylor Gabriel limited Wednesday
Gabriel was limited in practice Wednesday with a lingering foot injury suffered in Week 16 of the regular season. He did not appear bothered by the foot in last week's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks and is likely being restricted in practice for precautionary measures. Barring a setback, Gabriel will be good to go for the NFC Championship Game Sunday against Green Bay.

Fantasy Spin:
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday.
10:58 PM
L Green (PIT)

Ladarius Green upgraded to limited Wednesday
Green practiced on a limited basis Wednesday -- it was the first time he practiced since the Thursday leading up to Wild Card weekend. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler believes that despite returning for Wednesday's session, there are "no certainties" for Green's availability for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at New England. Although Green's limited participation is an upgrade, DFS players should follow his playing status closely in case he is ruled out. In a scenario in which Green is designated inactive, Jesse James would once again draw the start.

Fantasy Spin:
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green (concussion) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
10:34 PM
J Thomas (JAX)

Julius Thomas expected to be released this offseason
Thomas was once regarded a top five tight end in the NFL. However, since signing with the Jaguars in 2015, he could not remain healthy. Thomas battled injuries during his two-year tenure in Jacksonville -- only playing in 21 of a potential 32 regular season games. He'll likely be heavily pursued in the offseason by tight end-needy teams that include the Jets and the Cardinals. However, don't count the Patriots out of the Thomas sweepstakes if he is ultimately released. Rob Gronkowski underwent his third back surgery of his professional career in 2016 and could be transitioned into a role player to better maintain his health. With Martellus Bennett an impending free agent, the Patriots do, in fact, have a need at tight end, especially with Gronkowski's health in question moving forward.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Mike DiRocco believes the Jacksonville Jaguars will part ways with tight end Julius Thomas this offseason.
10:24 PM
B Osweiler (HOU)

Brock Osweiler not locked in as starter for 2017
Osweiler struggled mightily in his first year with Houston. Playing in 15 games, he produced a meager 2,957-15-16 quarterback stat line and was benched in favor of Tom Savage entering Week 16. Osweiler only got his starting job back in the playoffs because of a concussion that Savage sustained in the season finale. Barring the team addressing the quarterback position this offseason, it will be Osweiler and Savage battling it out in training camp to decide who will be under center for the 2017 season opener.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Sarah Barshop believes "Brock Osweiler won't enter training camp as the starting quarterback."
10:17 PM
M Mitchell (NEP)

Malcolm Mitchell limited in practice on Wednesday
If Mitchell can go on Sunday against the Steeler who will be fighting for targets with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Michael Floyd and Danny Amendola. If Hogan misses the game with his thigh injury it could open things up for Mitchell.

Fantasy Spin:
Malcolm Mitchell (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday. CSN New England relays that Mitchell is "feeling well" as Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Steelers approaches, but it's still likely that the rookie wideout will end up officially listed as questionable for the contest
10:01 PM
M Bennett (NEP)

Martellus Bennett limited in practice on Wednesday
Expect the Patriots to limit Bennett's reps in practice as they want him ready to go on Sunday. Bennett has already said he'll be ready for Sunday's game so expect him to play.

Fantasy Spin:
Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice. Bennett went down late in the Patriots' Divisional Round win but was able to return.
09:41 PM

Robert Griffin III, Browns to part ways
Griffin's tenure in Cleveland was short, but not too sweet. He was plagued by injury and failed to impress in his limited time under center in 2016. He finished the disappointing campaign with 866 yards passing, two touchdowns and three interceptions in five games played, adding another 190 yards and two scores on the ground. In Griffin's presumable departure, the Browns will need to fill the gaping hole at quarterback that has been seemingly vacant since the Tim Couch era. McManamon believes the void will be filled by Tyrod Taylor if the ultimately Bills decide to move on from him as they are expected to -- per reports.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Pat McManamon believes the Cleveland Browns will part ways with quarterback Robert Griffin III in the offseason.

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