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Tyron Smith (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Impact

Smith returns to bolster the stout Dallas offensive line after missing the team's regular season finale with a knee injury. The starting left tackle was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster along with Zack Martin, the Cowboys' right guard.

DeMarcus Lawrence (back) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Impact

Lawrence logged just 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in nine games this season, but his return to action after missing three games with a back injury boosts the Cowboys' pass rush and depth at defensive end.

Justin Durant (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Impact

Durant's return will fortify the Cowboys' depth at linebacker, but with 37 tackles and a sack in 13 regular season games, his impact as a fantasy IDP in 2016 was modest.

Tyrone Crawford (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Impact

Crawford is thus slated to return to action following a two-game absence. He figures to move back into his starting role at defensive end, an assignment that gave him a modest degree of IDP utility in 2016. Crawford finished up the season with 28 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 14 games.

Jayrone Elliott (hand) is inactive for Sunday's divisional round matchup with the Cowboys.

Impact

Despite logging two full practices this week, Elliott will be sidelined by the hand injury. Elliott's absence may just be a reflection of the Packers' lack of willingness to use an active spot in a playoff game on a depth linebacker who may not be 100 percent healthy.

Morris Claiborne (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Impact

Claiborne, who last suited up in Week 8, had recorded 26 tackles and a pick in seven games prior to sustaining his groin injury. Look for him to step back into his role as the Cowboys' starting left cornerback Sunday, a development that promises to bolster the team's pass defense.

Damarious Randall (foot) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Cowboys.

Impact

Though he was listed as questionable on the Packers' injury report, Randall was fully expected to suit up Sunday, despite remaining at less than full health while nursing a variety of maladies this season. He'll likely face the tough task of trying to contain Dez Bryant throughout most of the game, a matchup Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott may try to exploit.

Quinten Rollins (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Cowboys.

Impact

Rollins' absence was fully expected, as he remains under the NFL's concussion protocol and was rendered only a limited participant in practices this week. The Packers were already quite shorthanded in the secondary with Sam Shields and Demetri Goodson on injured reserve, but Rollins' absence will propel Ladarius Gunter into the starting lineup.

Jeff Janis (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Cowboys.

Impact

The wideout was deemed questionable heading into the weekend, but his limited participation in practices Thursday and Friday were enough for the Packers to clear him to play. Janis will move up a peg on the depth chart this week with Jordy Nelson (ribs) out, but he'll still only be the team's No. 4 wideout behind Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison.

Whitney Mercilus had a sack, three quarterback hits, two tackles and a pass defensed in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Mercilus, who had two sacks in last week's win over Oakland, now has six sacks in three postseason games. He and Jadeveon Clowney were quite active Saturday, harassing New England quarterback Tom Brady all night as the Texans defense made this game tight until midway through the fourth quarter. Mercilus returns next season after leading Houston with 7.5 sacks over 15 regular-season games. With a healthy J.J. Watt (back) occupying blockers next season, Mercilus should be in a good position to generate a greater amount of sacks, as evidenced by the 12 he racked up in 2015 playing alongside the former.

A.J. Bouye had five tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Bouye was one of the most improved players in the NFL this season and his emergence came at a fortunate time for the cornerback, who enters unrestricted free agency in the offseason. The fourth-year pro, who had picks in each of Houston's postseason games, should command a healthy salary after leading the Texans with 16 passes defensed, tying him for ninth in the NFL. Houston could opt to apply the franchise tag to him, but that would be expensive. The tag for cornerbacks this past season was $13.952 million and will go up next season. If he can't come to terms with Houston, Bouye is sure to land a multi-year deal elsewhere.

Nick Novak kicked three field goals and an extra point in Saturday's 34-16 loss to the Patriots in the divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Novak once again benefited from a Texans offense that failed to execute and couldn't finish drives. His 10 points in the playoff loss is a nice finish to a season in which he scored 127 points during the regular season. He's had a steady 29-game run as the Texans placekicker, having taken over the job in Week 4 of 2015. He converted 86 percent of his kicks over his two seasons in Houston and enters unrestricted free agency in the offseason. If the Texans don't make a run at him, Novak will certainly get a chance to compete for a job in some team's training camp.

Jonathan Grimes rushed two times for 11 yards and added 43 yards receiving on four catches in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Grimes' 54 yards from scrimmage were the third highest on the team behind Lamar Miller (89 yards) and DeAndre Hopkins (65). He played a total of 26 snaps over Houston's two playoff games, getting more run on offense than Alfred Blue. He's spent all or parts of the last five seasons with Houston, so he's a known commodity who understands the system. Whether that's enough for Houston to bring him back for 2017 remains an open question, as they have other in-house options who come cheaper, namely, 2016 fourth-round draft pick Tyler Ervin and exclusive-rights free agent Akeem Hunt.

Alfred Blue had one carry for two yards in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Blue played just four offensive snaps against the Patriots and just nine in Houston's two playoff games. He was effective in spurts for the Texans, rushing 100 times for 420 yards and one touchdown this season, but he's clearly a backup and will not be a premier back in 2017. We saw that he wasn't an effective lead back in 2015, so it's unlikely the Texans would go that way should Lamar Miller not be in a position to top the depth chart.

Ryan Griffin was targeted three times but did not have a reception in Saturday's 34-16 loss to the Patriots in their divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Houston's offense was a mess for much of the season, but the emergence of its tight ends was a bright spot. Griffin was targeted 74 times, catching 50 of them for 442 yards and two touchdowns, and both he and fellow tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz had career-best seasons in 2016. Not bad timing for Griffin, who enters free agency in the offseason. He's proven to be a capable option in the passing game, catching 65 percent of his targets over the first four years of his career, and should generate interest on the market.

Will Fuller caught three of six targets for 16 yards in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.

Impact

Fuller had little impact on yet another game, but his end-zone drop of a beautifully thrown pass will burn in the Texans' mind all offseason. The rookie was a non-entity after Week 5 as NFL cornerbacks got more physical with him, limiting him to just 31 yards per game over his final 10 regular-season contests. Getting in better condition to handle the press coverage he faced will be a top offseason priority, but he also needs to eliminate the drops that he suffered from all season long. He's got a wealth of speed and can separate, but if he can't get off the line of scrimmage or hang onto balls consistently, his ability to downfield will be largely neutralized.

James White was on the field for a season-low 12 snaps (out of a possible 69) in Saturday's 34-16 win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Meanwhile, Dion Lewis logged 33 snaps and 13 carries, while power back LeGarrette Blount recorded eight rushes on 27 snaps. Though White did not run the ball in Saturday's contest, he did manage to make a splash despite the limited opportunities, by hauling in a 19-yard TD catch. Looking ahead to next week's AFC Championship game, White figures to factor in some in the Patriots' passing attack, but at this stage, he's clearly behind both Lewis and Blount in the team's RB pecking order.

C.J. Fiedorowicz caught three of five targets for 36 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown, in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in their divisional-round playoff game Saturday.

Impact

Fiedorowicz capped off the finest season of his three-year career with his fifth touchdown catch. Pigeonholed as a blocking tight end the first two years of his NFL career, Fiedorowicz busted out with 89 targets, 54 receptions, 559 yards and four touchdowns over 15 regular-season games. His elevation as a target was borne out of necessity, as quarterback Brock Osweiler's rapport with his wideouts was fleeting. Osweiler still has one guaranteed year left on his contract and is the presumed starter next year. If the timing problems with wideouts DeAndre Hopkins or Will Fuller persist, Fiedorowicz has now proven he can handle a larger role.

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 64 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on offense in Saturday's 34-16 playoff win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. The tight end hauled in one of his four targets in the game for four yards.

Impact

Per the Boston Herald, Bennett – who has battled through ankle and shoulder issues this season – noted after Saturday's contest that he was fine after appearing to tweak his left knee in the fourth quarter. We'll have to see if the tight end's practice participation in advance of the AFC Championship game is impacted, but Bennett plans to continue to tough things out next weekend. "I've been fighting through (injuries) the whole year," said Bennett. "I'm not going to stop now. I'm getting too close to what my goal is in life."

DeAndre Hopkins (W, Hou)

DeAndre Hopkins snagged six of nine targets for 65 yards in Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

Impact

The fourth-year pro led the Texans in receptions, targets and yards on the night, turning in his second consecutive solid postseason performance. After enduring a disappointing statistical season that was heavily influenced by the struggles of Brock Osweiler behind center, Hopkins and his quarterback appeared to have improved rapport during Houston's two playoff games. The 24-year-old saw a combined 18 targets from Osweiler during the pair of postseason tilts, converting 11 of them into receptions, including one touchdown. The two will likely head into the offseason looking to put in some extra time together with the goal of producing mutual bounce-back seasons in 2017.