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Gary Kubiak will reportedly become new Vikings offensive coordinator

Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach/offensive advisor Gary Kubiak will take over as the offensive coordinator, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

What It Means:

He will replace Kevin Stefanski, who took over as the Browns head coach.

Minnesota ranked eighth in the league in points scored (25.4) and 10th in yards per play (5.8) in 2019.

Patriots' Julian Edelman (shoulder surgery) expected healthy for offseason

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is expected to be ready for offseason workouts, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

Edelman underwent a shoulder operation last week. He was limited by the injury down the stretch, totaling just 13 catches on 23 targets for 137 scoreless receiving yards over the Patriots' final four games, playoffs included. The veteran wideout still recorded his second 100-catch season and set a new career-high with 1,117 yards. He turns 34 in May.

Edelman caught 105 passes on 153 targets for 1,117 yards and 6 touchdowns in 16 games for the Patriots this season.

Browns' Odell Beckham (core) undergoes successful surgery

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham underwent successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury.

What It Means:

Beckham played through the issue throughout the year, leading to career-lows across the board in a season he played more than four games. The Browns said in an official statement that the 27-year-old receiver is expected to make a full recovery.

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.

A.J. Green 'definitely' a priority for Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said re-signing wide receiver A.J. Green is "definitely" a priority.

What It Means:

The plan is for Green to stay with the Bengals, per Taylor, and contract talks will begin this spring. Green missed all of 2019 and only played in nine games the previous season due to toe and ankle issues. He turns 32 in July.

Green is 11th among active receivers in receptions (602), 7th in yards (8,907), and 5th in touchdowns (63).

49ers' Tevin Coleman suffered dislocated shoulder

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman suffered a dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, head coach Kyle Shanahan.

What It Means:

Shanahan says Coleman still has a chance to play in Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs on February 2. That's encouraging after the running back had to be carted off the field Sunday evening. Raheem Mostert figures to lead the 49ers' backfield against the Chiefs after rushing 29 times for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns in the NFC title game.

The Chiefs allowed the fifth-most FanDuel points to opposing backfields during the regular season.

San Francisco's Raheem Mostert accumulates 220 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday's NFC Championship win over Green Bay

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert produced 226 scrimmage yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday's 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

Mostert accounted for a historical rushing performance that ranked second highest in a single postseason game. Expect Mostert to operate as the 49ers' main back in the Super Bowl with Tevin Coleman dealing with a shoulder injury.

In Sunday's NFC Championship victory, Mostert scored 47.6 FanDuel points. In two games this postseason, Mostert has produced 284 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns.

Titans' Ryan Tannehill throws 2 touchdowns in Sunday's AFC Championship loss to Kansas City

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill produced 21 completions for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's AFC Championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

Tannehill will end his impressive season with 11 games with multiple touchdown passes including two in the postseason. After a bounce-back year, Tannehill should be in line for a starting job next season.

In Sunday's playoff loss to the Chiefs, Tannehill scored 17.46 FanDuel points. In three games this postseason, the Titans' signal caller produced 36 completions for 369 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Chiefs' Tyreek Hill scores 2 touchdowns in Sunday's AFC Championship victory against Tennessee

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill produced five receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-24 AFC Championship victory over the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

After a quiet game against Houston, Kansas City's explosive receiver provided the Chiefs' offense with several big plays in the first half including two receiving scores. Expect the Chiefs to manufacture touches for Hill in the Super Bowl on the ground and in the air after seeing 11 total targets and two carries this postseason.

In Sunday's AFC Championship victory, Hill scored 21.9 FanDuel points. In two games this postseason, Hill has hauled in eight receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes accounts for 4 touchdowns in Sunday's AFC Championship win

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes produced 23 completions for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns in Sunday's AFC Championship win over the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

Mahomes continued his impressive postseason play with four touchdowns against the Titans including a 27-yard score on the ground in the second quarter. For the second straight week, the Chiefs' star quarterback utilized his rushing ability more, accounting for 53 yards on the ground and a total of 106 this postseason.

In Sunday's AFC Championship victory, Mahomes scored 35.06 FanDuel points. In two games this playoff run, the Kansas City signal caller has produced 46 completions for 615 yards and eight passing touchdowns.

Chiefs' Sammy Watkins explodes for 114 yards and a score in Sunday's AFC Championship victory over Titans

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins produced seven receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 35-24 AFC Championship win over the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

Watkins provided Kansas City's biggest offensive play with a 80-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Expect Watkins to serve as a secondary threat in the Chiefs' passing game in the Super Bowl after seeing 12 targets this postseason.

In Sunday's AFC Championship victory, Watkins scored 20.9 FanDuel points. In two games this postseason, Watkins has hauled in nine receptions for 190 yards and one touchdown.

Chiefs' LeSean McCoy inactive for AFC Championship game against Titans

Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

After playing just one snap in the Chiefs' come-from-behind victory over the Houston Texans last weekend, McCoy is inactive for the AFC Championship game. Darwin Thompson will operate behind Damien Williams as the Chiefs' only active running backs on Sunday.

The Chiefs are 7-point favorites against the Titans on Sunday. Their implied team total of 29.25 points is the highest team total on the main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Chiefs' Chris Jones (calf) active for AFC Championship against Titans

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones is active for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

Jones entered the day listed as questionable and has been upgraded to available to face the Titans. Reports earlier in the day seemed to indicate that Jones was on the wrong side of questionable, but he has improved and will be active for the first time since Week 17.

Our models expect the Kansas City Chiefs D/ST to allow 22.3 points, and record 3.3 sacks, 0.8 interceptions, and 7.9 FanDuel points against the Titans.

Titans' Adam Humphries (ankle) active for AFC Championship against Chiefs

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries is active for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means:

Humphries will be active for the first time since suffering an ankle injury against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13. He entered the day listed as questionable and has been upgraded to active. Our models expect him to see 3.2 targets against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Humphries' AFC Championship game projections include 2.5 receptions, 25.5 yards, 0.11 touchdowns, and 4.6 FanDuel points.

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.

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