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    Saquon Barkley Jan 20 12:00pm ET

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (knee) and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) are both recovering from torn ACLs and plan to get together to rehab and train in the offseason. Barkley had surgery on his right knee on Oct. 30, while Beckham needed left knee surgery on Nov. 10. The 23-year-old Barkley will eventually take his rehab/training to the West Coast, where OBJ is stationed. The two have been close friends since Barkley was drafted by the Giants in 2018, and they remained close after Beckham was traded the following year. While Barkley and Beckham will fall in fantasy drafts in 2021 because of their injuries, they could become value picks in the early rounds if they fall far enough.

    From RotoBaller

    Joe Burrow Jan 20 11:50am ET

    Newly acquired Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack said the team's No. 1 priority going into 2021 is to keep quarterback Joe Burrow upright and off the Injured Reserve. Burrow had been sacked 32 times at the time of his season-ending left knee injury in Week 11, which was the third-most in the league. He had taken 72 hits entering his final game, which was tied for the most by a rookie QB in his first nine games since 2000. Burrow saw pressure on 146 of his 453 dropbacks in 10 games. The Bengals allowed an AFC North-high 215 pressures in 2020. Under Pollack's direction in 2018, Cincy ranked 11th in the league in fewest sacks allowed per game at 2.3. Burrow remains on track to be ready for the 2021 season after a promising rookie campaign, but his Year 2 upside could be capped if the Bengals don't fix their offensive-line issues.

    From RotoBaller

    Patrick Mahomes Jan 20 11:23am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion) will have a very light practice Wednesday, Jan. 20. Mahomes has no symptoms and will ramp up his work through the week.

    Fantasy Spin: Mahomes is probably the best QB left in playoff pools if he's able to return for the AFC Championship game.

    From TheHuddle

    Philip Rivers Jan 20 11:20am ET

    Long-time San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. Rivers went to the Chargers in a draft-day trade in 2004 and played for the Bolts for 16 seasons before spending his 17th and final NFL season with the Colts. He played in 244 games, starting the final 240 without missing a game, the second-longest streak by an NFL QB behind Brett Favre's 297. The 39-year-old finishes his career ranked fifth all-time with 63,440 passing yards and 421 touchdown passes. "I can sit here and say, 'I can still throw it. I love to play,'" Rivers said. "But that's always going to be there. I'm excited to go coach high school football." The future Hall of Famer topped 4,000 passing yards for the eighth straight season in 2020 and 12th time in his career.

    From RotoBaller

    Patrick Mahomes Jan 20 11:10am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (concussion) remains in the NFL's concussion protocol after leaving the Divisional Round contest against the Browns early, but there is optimism that he'll be able to play in the AFC Championship on Sunday against the Bills. Mahomes will have a very light practice on Wednesday and could be listed as a limited or non-participant, according to a source. His work is expected to ramp up throughout the week as he tries to clear each step in the league's protocols. Mahomes cleared some steps on Monday, and the fact that he'll attempt to practice on Wednesday is a good sign, but he's not out of the woods by a long shot. If he cannot go this weekend, veteran Chad Henne is expected to get the start, which would downgrade all of KC's offensive skill players in fantasy. The former MVP is still worth starting if he suits up, but he'll be a tad bit riskier than usual.

    From RotoBaller

    Kevin Minter Jan 20 10:23am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kevin Minter was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jan. 20.

    From TheHuddle

    Philip Rivers Jan 20 9:33am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers announced his retirement Wednesday, Jan. 20.

    Fantasy Spin: Is it fair to say a No. 4 overall pick that didn't win a Super Bowl overachieved? It certainly feels that way after all the criticism his unorthodox arm angle received. He made 240 consecutive starts in his 17-year career. He ranks fifth all-time with 63,440 passing yards and 421 touchdown passes. Jacoby Brissett is also an unrestricted free agent so we'll see what the Colts can do in the offseason to shore up the position.

    From TheHuddle

    Corey Coleman Jan 19 9:20pm ET

    Free-agent wide receiver Corey Coleman has been suspended by the NFL for the first six games of the 2021 season due to a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Coleman was the 15th overall pick of the Cleveland Browns back in 2016. He played in just 19 games for Cleveland in his first two seasons before joining the Giants in 2018. Most recently, the 26-year-old from Baylor was released from the Giants practice squad in November of last season. Coleman hasn't played in an NFL game in the last two years, and this off-the-field setback won't help him as he tries to land a gig with a new team heading into the 2021 season.

    From RotoBaller

    A.J. Brown Jan 19 9:10pm ET

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (knees) said he had surgery on both of his knees on Tuesday. He also said he would have been out for the season after Week 2, but instead he battled through his injuries and made the Pro Bowl. The second-year wideout did miss two games, but he managed to finish as the 10th-ranked fantasy wideout in standard scoring after catching 70 passes on 106 targets for 1,073 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 23-year-old is expected to be ready for the 2021 season and is an easy top-10 fantasy wideout after going over 1,000 yards receiving in his first two NFL seasons while hauling in 19 total touchdowns. On top of it all, Brown is one of the best pass-catchers in the league at racking up yards after the catch.

    From RotoBaller

    Zack Moss Jan 19 9:00pm ET

    Buffalo Bills rookie running back Zack Moss (ankle) underwent a minor surgical "tight rope" procedure on his ankle on Tuesday. Moss is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for offseason workouts and training camp. The 23-year-old was injured in the wild-card win over the Colts and won't be available for the rest of Buffalo's postseason run. But Moss impressed as a rookie, carrying the ball 112 times for 481 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 14 passes on 18 targets for 95 yards and an additional score. He should continue to be featured alongside Devin Singletary in 2021, but Moss should be the more attractive RB3/flex if the Bills continue to use him more than Singletary in the red zone and near the goal line. With quarterback Josh Allen breaking out in 2020, Buffalo's offensive arrow is only pointing up, giving Moss plenty of room for improvement going into Year 2.

    From RotoBaller

    Vita Vea Jan 19 6:33pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea (ankle) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Jan. 19.

    From TheHuddle

    Kenny Stills Jan 19 6:33pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Devonta Freeman, C Jonotthan Harrison, WR Kenny Stills and RB Antonio Williams were designated as protected practice squad players for the AFC Championship Tuesday, Jan. 19.

    From TheHuddle

    Corey Coleman Jan 19 5:03pm ET

    Free-agent WR Corey Coleman (Giants) was suspended by the NFL for the first six games of the 2021 season for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy on Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to a source.

    From TheHuddle

    Mark Ingram Jan 19 4:43pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram was officially waived Tuesday, Jan. 19.

    Fantasy Spin: Ingram was a healthy scratch in each of four of Baltimore's last five games, seeing his only action over that time in a Week 17 blowout win. The writing was on the wall for his eventual departure following the selection of J.K. Dobbins in the 2020 draft, but releasing a veteran like Ingram - especially at this point of the year - is highly unusual. The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner is likely to catch on somewhere else this offseason and serve as a useful committee back, but his days of fantasy relevancy are probably over.

    From TheHuddle

    Deone Bucannon Jan 19 4:23pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Deone Bucannon was signed off the practice squad Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Buccaneers also placed LB Jack Cichy (elbow) on the Reserve/Injured list and designated RB Kenjon Barner (groin) for return from the Reserve/Injured list.

    From TheHuddle

    Kenjon Barner Jan 19 4:20pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers designated running back Kenjon Barner (groin) for return from Injured Reserve on Tuesday, allowing him to resume practicing with the team. The team also placed linebacker Jack Cichy (arm) on Injured Reserve after he broke his arm in the Divisional Round against the Saints and signed linebacker Deone Bucannon from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move. Barner will be allowed to practice with the team this week, but it doesn't mean he'll come off IR and join the active roster for the NFC Championship against the Packers on Sunday. Barner, a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013, was active for six games this season but didn't receive a single carry and was targeted once in the passing game.

    From RotoBaller

    Mackensie Alexander Jan 19 3:50pm ET

    A misdemeanor battery charge against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander was dismissed on Tuesday. The charge stemmed from last August in relation to the disappearance of his father. Alexander entered deferred prosecution on Dec. 8, which led to the charges being dismissed. Part of the terms of the agreement included 24 hours of community service and participation in an anger-management course. Alexander allegedly went to a man's house to discuss the incident with his father, hit him and caused minor injuries. He pleaded not guilty and completed the pretrial diversion program on Jan. 13. The fifth-year player started in 10 of his 13 games in 2020 and recorded 47 tackles and one interception.

    From RotoBaller

    Patrick Mahomes Jan 19 3:43pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion, toe) cleared 'some big steps' Tuesday, Jan. 19, but remains in the league's concussion protocol with what is considered a concussion. According to sources via ESPN's Adam Schefter, it is still 'too early to say that he definitely will play' against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship.

    Fantasy Spin: Nothing new to see here other than Mahomes appears to be about halfway through the five-step protocol. Schefter added that the quarterback is expected to practice Wednesday, which would obviously be another step in the right direction. Chad Henne is a capable but unexciting option for the Chiefs if Mahomes has a setback or can't go Sunday, but it sure feels as though it won't come to that.

    From TheHuddle

    John Kelly Jan 19 3:43pm ET

    Free-agent RB John Kelly signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

    From TheHuddle

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