Studs and Duds: Week 13

Mon Dec 2 9:29am ET
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer

Guice comes up big Week 13


There were no teams on a bye this week but that didn’t lead to very many high scoring fantasy games. Most games were pretty low scoring because there weren't a lot of big-time fantasy performances. And some of the top players this season had a down week for their standards. This was a crucial week of games for many fantasy teams, so hopefully you got enough points to win your fantasy games this week.  

We had eight 300-yard passers in Week 13, so the quarterback position saw some success. And six quarterbacks hit the three-touchdown mark. It wasn’t all roses with the quarterback spot, though. There were 11 quarterbacks that didn’t even crack 200-passing yards, including Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. This caused some headaches for fantasy teams. 

The running back spot was the biggest disappointment for Week 13. There were just five 100-yard rushers despite no teams being on a bye. And just two backs had multiple rushing touchdowns. And both those players (Derrius Guice and Peyton Barber) were not used in most leagues. 

The receiver position had a little more success with 12 receivers hitting the 100-yard mark. There were just three receivers that had multiple receiving touchdowns, though. This made the receiver position a little down compared to most weeks. 

Tight end wasn’t much better. We had two 100-yard tight ends with one being little-used Tyler Higbee. The position didn’t have the game changer seen as past weeks. There were some solid scorers but nothing too off the charts. 

Bears 24, Lions 20

Fantasy StudKenny Golladay. Golladay had another one of his big performances, catching our passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. He scored on a 75-yard reception, showing his big-play ability once again. Golladay has five 100-yard games and is 50 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. He is having a breakout year and doing so despite getting some erratic quarterback play with Matthew Stafford out of the lineup. 

Fantasy Dud: Bears defense. Many expected the Bears defense to be a great play this week with an inexperienced third-string quarterback that no one knew anything about. But despite that, the Bears defense produced very little in this game. They forced just a turnover and just two sacks. The Bears allowed nearly 400 yards of total offense and 20 points. You just expected a better fantasy showing. 

Game Notes: David Blough got his first NFL start and looked very good, going 22-of-38 for 280 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. He is likely to keep starting with Matthew Stafford out of the lineup.

Anthony Miller had nine receptions for 140 yards. This was his first 100-yard game of the year, but Miller has at least six receptions three straight games.

Bills 26, Cowboys 15

Fantasy Stud: Cole Beasley. Beasley had quite the revenge game, catching six passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Beasley has really come on of late, having scores two straight and touchdowns five of seven games. He also has at least four receptions four straight games. He has become a legit fantasy relevant player. 

Fantasy Dud: Randal Cobb. Cobb had three receptions for 53 yards. It was a down game for him compared to recent games for him.  Cobb had 85-plus yards three straight games before this one. He also had at least four receptions every game since Week 7. Cobb probably is a spot play for fantasy teams going forward. He will be worth using in the right matchup but that is about it. He’ll be up and down.

Game Notes: Devin Singletary found the end zone. He ran 14 times for 63 yards, and caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown. He had 101 total yards and a score in the game. 

John Brown didn’t catch a touchdown pass but threw one. He had three receptions for 26 yards and a 28-yard touchdown reception. Brown has touchdowns three straight games.

Saints 26, Falcons 18

Fantasy Stud: Taysom Hill. Hill did a little bit of everything in this game. He ran in a score, caught a touchdown pass and attempted a pass in the game. He ran two times for 33 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t connect on his pass attempt but did throw one in the game. He had 45 total yards and two scores in the game. Hill is a hard player to play for fantasy teams because he is a quarterback, but if he ever changes positions officially he will have some fantasy value.   

Fantasy Dud: Drew Brees. Brees was very quiet in this game, going 18-of-30 for 184 yards and a touchdown without an interception. He didn’t even top 200 yards and failed to score multiple touchdowns. You just expect better from Brees, especially against a favorable opponent like the Falcons. He has been a little more inconsistent this year, though, having two games with one or no scores out of his six games he started and finished. 

Game Notes: Russell Gage had five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Gage has at least four receptions four of five games. 

Michael Thomas failed to top 50 yards for the first time all season. The good news is he caught six passes in the game, finishing with six catches for 48 yards. He has at least five receptions every game this year.

Titans 31, Colts 17

Fantasy Stud: Derrick Henry. Henry continued his red hot play late in the year, rushing 26 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 17 yards.  Henry has three straight 100-yard games rushing for at least 149 yards in all three of those games. He also has touchdowns four straight. He is running as well as any back in the game right now.

Fantasy Dud: Jonathan Williams. Williams was a big bust after hitting the 100-yard mark two straight games. He started but watched Jordan Wilkins get three more carries than him. Williams ran eight times for 14 yards and caught a pass for 11 yards. You just expected better from Williams after his two very good games. He probably won’t be worth using the rest of the year with Marlon Mack expected back next week.

Game Notes: Zach Pascal hit the 100-yard mark, catching seven passes for 109 yards.  This was his second 100-yard game of the season. 

Jack Doyle was the No. 1 tight end with Eric Ebron out. He excelled in that lead role, catching six passes fro 73 yards and a touchdown. Both his reception and yardage totals were season highs for Doyle. 

Bengals 22, Jets 6

Fantasy Stud: Joe Mixon. Mixon remained hot even with Andy Dalton back in the lineup. He had 19 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 26 yards, giving him 70 total yards and a touchdown. Mixon has 17-plus fantasy points three of four games. He has been a solid fantasy player the last few weeks and could be a fantasy difference maker down the stretch.    

Fantasy Dud: Sam Darnold. Darnold had been red hot but was a big bust in this game. He failed to scored a touchdown against a bad Bengals defense. He was 28-of-48 for 239 yards without a touchdown or an interception. Darnold had seven touchdowns his previous two games, so you expected much better from him in this matchup. 

Game Notes: Andy Dalton returned to the starting lineup and led his team to their first victory of the year, going 22-of-37 243 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. He should continue to start for the Bengals. 

Robby Anderson had his second 100-yard game of the season. He had seven receptions for 101 yards on a season-high 10 targets. 

Packers 31, Giants 13

Fantasy Stud: Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had one of his best game of the season, going 21-of-33 for 243 yards and four touchdowns without a turnover. This was a welcome sight after he had just two touchdowns his last three games. Rodgers has been playing well, having 23 total touchdowns to two interceptions, but his fantasy numbers haven’t been off the charts.   

Fantasy Dud: Aaron Jones. Jones continued his late-season slide, rushing 11 times for just 18 yards. Jones has fewer than 40-rushing yards three of four games. His play has cooled at a bad time for many fantasy teams, failing to score a touchdown three of four games as well.

Game Notes: Kaden Smith was the leading receiver for the Giants, catching six passes for 70 yards. The tight end has five receptions each of his last two games.

Davante Adams had his first two-touchdown game of the season, giving him scores two straight games. He had six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Adams has at least six receptions four straight games.

Dolphins 37, Eagles 31

Fantasy Stud: DeVante Parker. Parker had another big game, finishing with seven receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Parker has 90-plus yards three straight. He also has been targeted double-digit times three of four games. He has been a huge fantasy factor and should continue to get a ton of targets going forward in this offense. 

Fantasy Dud: Zach Ertz. Ertz was active but not much of a factor in the game. He had three receptions for just 24 yards. His hamstring injury limited him the game. He had three straight games with 90-plus yards before this showing. He’ll get better as he gets healthier but is a bit of a concern right now at less than 100 percent.  

Game Notes: Ryan Fitzpatrick was 27-of-39 for 365 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Fitzpatrick has multiple touchdowns four of six games.

Alshon Jeffery returned to the lineup and had a great game. He had nine receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. This was his first 100-yard game of the season. 

Steelers 20, Browns 13

Fantasy Stud: James Washington. Washington continues to lead the way at receiver for the Steelers. He had four receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. Washington has touchdowns two straight and three of four. He also has 90 or more yards three of four games. He is the top receiver in this offense right now and getting weekly chances to stretch the field. 

Fantasy Dud: Baker Mayfield. Mayfield looked more like the Baker Mayfield from earlier this season in this one. He failed to hit the 200-yard mark and had just a score. He was 18-of-32 for 196 yards and a touchdown with an interception and lost fumble. He remains a very hard fantasy player to trust because of his erratic play this season.  

Game Notes: Benny Snell was the leading rusher for the Steelers once again. He ran 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Snell has 161-rushing yards his last two games.

Devlin Hodges played pretty well in a starting role for the Steelers. He was 14-of-21 for 212 yards a touchdown with an interception. He also led his team to victory, which was most important. He should continue to start for the Steelers.

Redskins 29, Panthers 21

Fantasy Stud: Derrius Guice. Guice didn’t even lead his team in carries but led the team in rushing. He had a huge game, breaking off a couple really big runs. He rushed 10 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Guice could be getting more work going forward after this great performance. He is the future at the poison for the Redskins and provides the most big-play ability of the backs.

Fantasy Dud: Terry McLaurin. McLaurin had two receptions for just eight yards.  It was very disappointing after his play had picked up in recent weeks. He had 12 targets last week and got just four in this game. He is having a solid rookie season but will be a much better fantasy play once the quarterback play in Washington gets better. 

Game Notes: Greg Olsen was knocked from the game with a concussion. He was hurt on a nasty helmet to helmet hit. He had three receptions for 22 yards before getting injured. 

D.J. Moore remains red hot for fantasy teams. He had six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. Moore has 75 or more yards five straight games.

Bucs 28, Jaguars 11

Fantasy Stud: Dede Westbrook. Westbrook had five receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown, leading the way at receiver for the Jaguars. Westbrook has at least four receptions each of his three games since returning from his shoulder injury. Westbrook has been targeted at least eight times five of the last seven games he has played. He gets a lot of weekly looks in a suddenly pass-heavy Jaguars offense.

Fantasy Dud: Nick Foles. Foles got plenty of fantasy play this week but was a huge failure for all his fantasy owners. He got benched in this game for rookie Gardner Minshew. Foles was 7-of-14 for 93 yards with an interception against a poor Bucs pass defense. Big things were expected from Foles in this one, but that didn’t happen. Foles could be on the bench going forward, especially with the Jaguars falling out of playoff contention. 

Game Notes: Gardner Minshew replaced an ineffective Nick Foles and gave the offense a spark. He was 16-of-27 for 147 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Minshew could keep the starting job going forward. 

Peyton Barber had 11 more carries than Ronald Jones and most of the red-zone work. Barber had 17 carries for 44 yards and two touchdowns while Jones ran six times for just eight yards. 

Ravens 20, 49ers 17

Fantasy Stud: Raheem Mostert. Mostert was the best 49ers back in this game and got most of the work at running back because of his great play. He ran 19 times for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for eight yards. This was his first 100-yard game as a pro. He has touchdowns two straight games and is going to get more work going forward because of his great play lately. 

Fantasy Dud: George Kittle. Kittle was one of the many fantasy disappointments in this game. He had just two receptions for 17 yards. His reception and yardage totals were season lows. Kittle was coming off a 100-yard game and threes straight games with at least 79 yards. It was a tough matchup with poor conditions, so don’t read into this game too much. He’ll be fine. 

Game Notes: Lamar Jackson had his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and is now 23 yards shy of a 1,000-yard rushing season. He ran 16 times for 101 yards and a touchdown. He also was 14-of-23 for 105 yards and a touchdown without an interception.

Deebo Samuel scored a touchdown for the second straight game. He had two receptions for 41 yards and a score. Samuel also has 100-yard games two of four. 

Rams 34, Cardinals 7

Fantasy Stud: Jared Goff. We saw the good Jared Goff in this one. He threw for over 400 yards and scored two touchdowns despite not even playing the fourth quarter with his team up big. He was 32-of-43 for 424 years and two touchdowns without a turnover. Goff had just more than 29 fantasy points, which was his second highest point total of the season. It also was the first time he topped 20 fantasy points in a game since Week 8. 

Fantasy Dud: Kyler Murray. Murray was really held in check nearly the entire game. He was 19-of-34 for 163 yards and an interception throwing the ball. His only score came on the ground, rushing four times for 28 yards and a touchdown. It was a disappointing performance from the rookie quarterback. Murray had multiple touchdowns three straight games before this one. His fantasy point total was the third fewest of his season. 

Game Notes: Robert Woods had 13 receptions for 172 yards. His yardage total was a season high and his receptions tied a season high. Woods has 95-plus yards three straight games.

Todd Gurley enjoyed one of the better games of his season. He ran 19 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a pass for 20 yards, giving him 115 total yards. Gurley has more than 100 total yards two of three games.

Broncos 23, Chargers 20

Fantasy Stud: Courtland Sutton. Sutton had four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns. This was his second multiple touchdown game of the season. Sutton has 70-plus yards eight of 12 games this year. He is having a breakout year as the No. 1 receiver in the Broncos offense. He will only get better, too, as the Broncos get better play from the quarterback spot. He is doing this in an offense that has struggled throwing the ball much of the season. 

Fantasy Dud: Hunter Henry. Henry did next to nothing, catching two passes for 10 yards. Both totals were season lows for Henry. He had at least four receptions and 30 yards every game before this showing. It was an unexpected showing from a player that has been very consistent all year. 

Game Notes: Drew Lock played pretty well in his first NFL start. He started the game with a flourish but cooled down after his start. He finished 18-of-28 for 134 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover. Most importantly, he led his team to victory, earning him more starts.

Mike Williams hit the 100-yard mark for the second time this season. He had five receptions for 117 yards. He has 75-plus yards three of four games.

Chiefs 40, Raiders 9

Fantasy Stud: Darren Waller. Waller did some damage in this one, catching seven passes for 100 yards. This was his third 100-yard game of the season and his first since Week 7. It was good to see Waller produce big once again because his numbers had been down in recent weeks. He had fewer than 53 yards four of his last five games. Waller is having a big season as the starting tight end for the Raiders and proving to be a steal for all the teams that drafted him. 

Fantasy Dud: Sammy Watkins. Watkins seemed primed for a big showing in this matchup, but didn’t even catch a pass. He was targeted three times in the game. Watkins had at least two receptions every game before this dud of a game. He is getting his catches but Watkins is producing few yards and scores. He has not scored a touchdown since the opener and has more than 50 yards just three of his last eight games. 

Game Notes: Darrel Williams started but didn’t last the game, leaving with a leg injury. He had six carries for 13 yards, and a catch for a three-yard touchdown before exiting. Darwin Thompson got the most work after the injury and played well, rushing 11 times for 44 yards and a score.

Josh Jacobs had his fifth 100-yard game of the season. He ran 17 times for 104 yards, putting him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. 

Texans 28, Patriots 22

Fantasy Stud: Deshaun Watson. Watson had a huge game against a very good defense, which was great news to all his fantasy owners. Watson was 18-of-25 for 234 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. He also caught a six-yard touchdown pass, giving him four total scores in the game. Watson has six three-touchdown games his season. He is having another big year and producing consistent numbers for his fantasy owners.

Fantasy Dud: Mohamed Sanu. Sanu had three receptions for 14 yards in a game the Patriots topped 300-passing yards. The Patriots are looking for options to step it up in the passing game, but Sanu isn’t helping much. Sanu has five receptions for 18 yards his last three games. He has about no fantasy value right now, getting few chances in this offense. 

Game Notes: Tom Brady was held in check most of the game, but cracked the end zone twice late in the game to help his overall numbers. He was 24-of-47 for 326 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. This was just his third three-touchdown game of the season.

Duke Johnson was the most productive Texans running back. He ran nine times for 36 yards, and caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown. Carlos Hyde had 10 carries for just 17 yards.

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
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The Green Bay Packers Defense faces a tough task this weekend in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. In their regular-season meeting, the Packers gave up 37 points and only dropped Jimmy Garoppolo only three times. They also failed to generate any turnovers. Green Bay's defense may need to lend their offense a helping hand by creating a turnover or two to swing the field position game. If Za-Darius and Preston Smith can ramp up the pressure, the Packers will have a good chance of generating a turnover or two and winning the game. It certainly won't be easy, considering how formidable the 49ers offense has been this season.

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Jimmy Graham Jan 17 3:50pm ET

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Geronimo Allison Jan 17 2:40pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison (illness) is trending in the right direction to play in the NFC Championship game this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Even if available, Allison isn't an option in any fantasy format. The 25-year-old hasn't caught more than four passes in a game this season. It sure doesn't seem like he'll eclipse that mark against the league's best defense with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

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Allen Lazard Jan 17 2:30pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle) is currently questionable for the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. There's certainly a risk for injury, considering he re-aggravated the ankle in last week's playoff game. Still, it's hard to ignore the two-game stretch Lazard had to end the season, where he saw 17 targets. That alone makes him worth a gamble, particularly in a must-win game for a Packers team in desperate need of another threat at receiver. Just beware, the matchup isn't ideal. The 49ers allowed only 172 passing yards to the Vikings last week.

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Davante Adams Jan 17 1:40pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams gets a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game this weekend. Adams produced only 43 receiving yards and a score against San Francisco in the regular season but still had 12 targets. The star receiver has seen double-digit targets in nine of 13 games played this year. There's not many receivers that you can virtually pencil in for double-digit targets- but Adams is one of them. If fellow receivers Geronimo Allison (illness) and Allen Lazard (ankle) suit up, they may be limited. Adams could be looking at more work than usual, even in a matchup this difficult.

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San Francisco 49ers Jan 17 1:30pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers Defense enter Championship weekend as the highest-priced fantasy defense. The Niners face the Green Bay Packers, who they demolished 37-8 in Week 12. In that previous contest, the Niners relentlessly harassed future Hall of Famer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, dropping him five times and forcing a fumble. The Packers were a meager one for 15 on third down conversions. The 49ers will need to follow that blueprint again in the critical NFC Championship to emerge victorious. With a higher-intensity contest expected, it could be difficult to splurge on a defense in fantasy compared to other addressable positions.

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Deebo Samuel Jan 17 1:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders both offer solid fantasy value in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Both players were limited to under 45 yards apiece in last weekends Divisional Round blowout but were featured early on when the game was still in question. The rookie Samuel has emerged as a consistent dual threat in the latter half of 2019 and is likelier the safer floor. Sanders, the savvy vet has proven himself as a reliable chain-mover with big-play potential. Against the Packers 10th-best pass defense by DVOA, either option seem primed to pop in Sundays winner-take-all battle.

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Jamaal Williams Jan 17 1:00pm ET

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Jimmy Garoppolo Jan 17 12:50pm ET

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Aaron Jones Jan 17 12:30pm ET

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Aaron Rodgers Jan 17 12:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will take on the San Francisco 49ers this weekend with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The 49ers Defense held Rodgers to just 104 passing yards and one touchdown in their regular-season meeting. However, there are a couple things that are different ahead of this matchup. First, tackle Bryan Bulaga will play in this game after being injured in the first quarter against the 49ers previously. Rodgers should have better protection than he had when these teams met. Secondly, Rodgers himself is playing better football than he was during the regular season before this matchup. He has 566 passing yards and four touchdowns in his last two contests. There is also the added motivation of denying a Super Bowl berth to the team that could have drafted him. Play Rodgers on Sunday, despite the tough matchup.

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Kendrick Bourne Jan 17 12:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is worth a gamble for Sundays NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Bourne scored the only receiving touchdown for the Niners in the Divisional Round, adding to his 2019 resume as a legitimate red-zone threat. The third-year pro has just 33 catches this year, including the playoffs, but collected six scores. Despite his risks as a zero-floor fantasy option, Bourne has emerged as a trustworthy target in clutch situations.

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Raheem Mostert Jan 17 11:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers running backs Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert are both bankable DFS options in Sundays NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. The two backs combined for 163 rushing yards in the Divisional Round, with Coleman riding a hot hand to two touchdowns. Considered a backup for the latter half of the regular season, Coleman played 46 percent of snaps last Sunday compared to Mosterts 34 percent. While the touch forecast for either back is cloudy, the Niners draw one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. The Packers ranked 23rd in rushing DVOA during the regular season with the second-worst defensive line in the league, yielding 4.96 adjusted yards per carry. With a likely floor of 10 touches for each Coleman and Mostert, both runners have great opportunities to make a splash.

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George Kittle Jan 17 11:30am ET

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Danny Amendola Jan 17 1:13am ET

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Antonio Callaway Jan 16 6:33pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Callaway (Browns) signed with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL Thursday, Jan. 16.

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LeSean McCoy Jan 16 5:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (illness) remained out of practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

Fantasy Spin: McCoy played just one offensive snap in last week's Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans. He's clearly behind RB Damien Williams and is no longer worth starting.

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Morris Claiborne Jan 16 5:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris Jones (calf) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and G Andrew Wylie (ankle) practiced in full.

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Marcedes Lewis Jan 16 5:33pm ET

Green Bay Packers DL Kenny Clark (back), TE Marcedes Lewis (non-injury), LB Preston Smith (ankle), FB Danny Vitale (knee) and CB Tramon Williams (non-injury) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. S Adrian Amos (chest), OT Bryan Bulaga (non-injury), WR Ryan Grant (non-injury), LB Blake Martinez (hand) and OL Billy Turner (ankle) practiced in full.

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Travis Kelce Jan 16 5:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

Fantasy Spin: Kelce earned a light practice week while catching 10 of 12 targets for 134 yards and three touchdowns against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round. He's the week's top tight end option once against this week so long as he takes the field.

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