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Titans' Adam Humphries (ankle) questionable for Sunday's playoff matchup against Chiefs

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

Humphries is questionable after logging limited practice sessions this week. If active, expect Humphries to operate as the Titans' third receiver behind A.J. Brown and Corey Davis.

Humphries' current projection against Kansas City includes 2.5 receptions for 25.6 yards on 3.3 targets.

George Kittle practicing in full Thursday for San Francisco

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) will practice in full on Thursday.

What It Means:

Kittle sat out Wednesday, but coach Kyle Shanahan said that was just to deal with soreness. Expect him to play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Our models project Kittle to score 16.0 FanDuel points on Sunday.

Browns' Odell Beckham under arrest for touching officer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham has an arrest warrant accusing him of simple battery stemming from an interaction he had with a police officer Monday night in New Orleans.

What It Means:

Beckham was seen on camera slapping a police officer on the butt while celebrating LSU's National Championship victory. The crime calls for up to six months in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000, depending on conviction, but it's also expugnable for first-time offenders. The Cleveland Browns acknowledged their awareness of the situation in an official statement.

Beckham caught 74 passes on 133 targets for 1,035 yards and 4 touchdowns in 16 games for the Browns this season. His 64.7 yards per game set a new career-low. The receptions were also Beckham's fewest in a season he played more than four games.

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49ers' George Kittle (ankle) DNP on Wednesday

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle did not practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury.

What It Means:

Kittle missed practice on Wednesday ahead of this weekend's NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Kittle has played through injuries for a good portion of the season, but his status needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

Kittle's NFC Championship projection includes 6.8 receptions, 89.7 receiving yards, 0.56 touchdowns, and 15.7 FanDuel points.

Packers' Geronimo Allison not seen at practice on Wednesday

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison did not participate at practice on Wednesday ahead of the team's NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers.

What It Means:

Allison wasn't seen at practice on Wednesday, and he was just one of four players to not be present during the course of the day's events. It's unclear exactly what his ailment may be.

Our models currently project Allison for 2.1 catches, 27.3 receiving yards, 0.1 touchdowns and 4.3 FanDuel points.

Titans' Adam Humphries (ankle) returns to practice on Wednesday

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries practiced on Wednesday ahead of the team's AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

Humphries hasn't practiced since Week 13, but he made his long-awaited return to the field five days before the team plays for a Super Bowl appearance. It's unclear as to his potential status for Sunday's game, but him being on the practice field is a good sign.

Our models currently project Humphries for 2.7 FanDuel points.

Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 17th season

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return for a 17th season.

What It Means:

Fitzgerald may transition into a more reduced role in 2020 if the Cardinals are able to develop some of their young pass-catchers. The future Hall of Famer became the fifth player to catch more than 70 passes as a 36-year-old this season. However, he also failed to reach 75 receiving yards over the final 14 games. Fitzgerald is second behind Jerry Rice for most catches (1,378) and yards (17,083) in NFL history.

Fitzgerald caught 75 passes for 804 yards and 4 touchdowns on 109 targets this season. He averaged 8.7 FanDuel points per game.

Carolina's Luke Kuechly retires after 8 seasons

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Kuechly will retire from the National Football League after logging eight seasons with the Panthers.

In 118 career games, the 28-year old accumulated 1093 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 18 interceptions.

Tyreek Hill held to 41 yards Sunday in Chiefs' win

Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Tyreek Hill had 3 catches for 41 yards on Sunday in a win over the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Hill was only targeted 4 times and got half his yardage on a 20-yardage reception. He only managed an 11.4% target share.

He scored 4 FanDuel points on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers throws 2 touchdowns, Packers advance to semis

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-27 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 28-23, Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

What It Means:

Rodgers attempted his fewest passes of the season but averaged an efficient 9.0 yards per throw. Things are likely going to be much tougher in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers threw for just 104 yards (3.2 per attempt) when the Packers lost to the 49ers in Week 12.

Rodgers scored 19.1 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's the third-highest player in numberFire's Conference Championship fantasy rankings. Our models project him for 18.1 FanDuel points, at a cost of $8,000.

Davante Adams amasses 160 yards, 2 touchdowns in Packers' victory

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams caught 8 passes on 11 targets for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 28-23, Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

What It Means:

Adams drew nearly three times as many targets as anyone else on the team. He's cleared 90 receiving yards in four straight games, with an average of 118.0 yards and 4 touchdowns in that span. The Packers will play the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Adams had 7 catches on 12 targets for 43 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 12 when the teams squared off.

Adams scored 32.0 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's the WR2 in numberFire's Conference Championship fantasy rankings. Our models project him for 16.6 FanDuel points, at a cost of $8,300.

Russell Wilson unable to do it all for Seahawks in Lambeau

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 21-of-31 passes for 277 yards and 1 touchdown in a 28-23, Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

What It Means:

Wilson also paced the Seahawks with 64 rushing yards on 7 carries. Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer combined for just 39 yards on 15 carries, leaving everything up to Wilson. He recorded his third 4,000-yard campaign this season while throwing a career-low 5 interceptions. Wilson turned 31 at the end of November.

Russ finished with 21.5 FanDuel points on Sunday.

Chiefs' Damien Williams scores 3 total touchdowns Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs running Damien Williams ran for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries and also caught a touchdown in a 51-31 over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

What It Means:

Williams was targeted 6 times and caught 2 passes for 21 yards. His touchdown runs 1 yard and 5 yards out and his receiving touchdown was for 17 yards.

He scored 25.8 FanDuel points in the effort, the sixth-highest total of the weekend.

Travis Kelce catches 10 passes for 134 yards and 3 scores Sunday for Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught 10 passes for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns on 12 targets in a 51-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

What It Means:

He led the Chiefs with a 34.3% target share, as Damien Williams was the only other Chiefs with more than 4 targets (Williams had 6).

Kelce scored 36.4 FanDuel points on Sunday, which was the second-highest total of the weekend.

Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TDs Sunday as Chiefs rally to rout the Texans

Kansas City Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-35 passes for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 51-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs.

What It Means:

Mahomes added 53 yards on the ground on 7 rushes. He completed 62.9% of his passes and averaged 14.0 yards per completion.

He scored 38.1 FanDuel points on Sunday to lead all players over the weekend.

Deshaun Watson throws for 388 yards Sunday in Texans' loss

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 31 of 52 passes for 388 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 51-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the Divisional Playoffs.

What It Means:

He added 37 yards and a touchdown on 6 carries and was sacked 4 times.

Watson scored 33.2 FanDuel points on Sunday, which was third among players in the Division Round.

Tyler Lockett has 136 yards, touchdown on 9 catches in Seahawks' loss

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught 9 passes on 10 targets for 136 yards and 1 touchdown in a 28-23, Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

What It Means:

Lockett turned in his third game of the season with over 135 yards while significantly outproducing DK Metcalf (4 receptions, 5 targets, 59 yards). He recorded his first 1,000-yard season in 2019 and also set a new career-high with 82 catches. Lockett turns 28 at the beginning of next season.

Lockett scored 24.1 FanDuel points in the Divisional Round.

Aaron Jones scores a pair as Packers defeat Seahawks

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones rushed 21 times for 62 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 28-23, Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

What It Means:

Jones only averaged 3.0 yards a carry, but he did punch in a pair of one-yard scores in the second quarter. The 25-year-old back has totaled 21 touchdowns in 17 games this season. The Packers will play the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Jones only managed 38 scoreless yards on 13 carries when the two teams met in Week 12. The 49ers held the Minnesota Vikings to just 21 rushing yards in the Divisional Round.

Jones scored 19.1 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's the RB2 in numberFire's Conference Championship fantasy rankings. Our models project him for 17.0 FanDuel points, at a cost of $7,800.

Marshawn Lynch scores twice in Seahawks' loss

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 12 times for 26 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 28-23, Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

What It Means:

Lynch had a pair of one-yard touchdowns in the second half but was largely ineffective rushing the football. He failed to rush for 3.0 yards a carry in all three of his appearances for the Seahawks, totaling 67 yards on 20 totes after unretiring in Week 17. Lynch turns 34 in April and is unlikely to return for 2020.

Lynch scored 14.6 FanDuel points on Sunday.

Green Bay's Allen Lazard (ankle) questionable to return on Sunday

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's playoff matchup against the Seattle Seahawks

What It Means:

Lazard was seen heading to the locker room after suffering an ankle injury in the second quarter.

Expect Jake Kumerow and Geronimo Allison to play more snaps at receiver if Lazard cannot return.

Kansas City's Travis Kelce (hamstring) questionable to return on Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's playoff matchup against the Houston Texans after not starting the second half.

What It Means:

Kelce is questionable after suffering a hamstring injury right before halftime.

Expect Blake Bell to play more snaps at tight end if Kelce cannot return.

Houston's Jordan Akins (hamstring) out for Sunday's playoff game against Kansas City

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's Divisional Round playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

Akins will miss his second straight playoff game due to a hamstring injury. Expect Darren Fells to play most of the snaps at tight end against Kansas City.

Fells' projection against the Chiefs includes 2.4 receptions for 26.0 yards on 3.5 targets.

Chiefs' Travis Kelce (knee) active for Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game against Texans

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Kelce entered the day listed as questionable with a knee injury after being added to the injury report during the week. He is reportedly dealing with some IT band tightness but will play against Houston.

Kelce's projection against Houston includes 7 receptions, 91.7 yards, 0.69 touchdowns, and 16.9 FanDuel points.

Texans' Will Fuller (groin) active for Divisional Round game on Sunday

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will play on Sunday in the team's Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

This was expected, as it was reported Friday that Fuller would suit up "unless anything crazy happened." It seems as though he got through the weekend without a setback, and he'll be available to stretch the field against the Chiefs.

Our models project Fuller for 3.9 catches, 53.2 receiving yards, 0.3 touchdowns and 9.1 FanDuel points.

Texans' Darren Fells (hip) to reportedly play in Divisional Round

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells will suit up on Sunday in the team's Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to James Palmer of the NFL Network.

What It Means:

Fells was listed as questionable entering the weekend, but it seems as though he's recovered enough to suit up against the Chiefs. That's good news for Deshaun Watson, who will have a healthy receiving corps for the first time in a while.

Our models project Fells for 2.5 catches, 26.0 receiving yards, 0.2 touchdowns and 5.1 FanDuel points.

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