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Ryan Shazier recorded five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.


Pittsburgh's defense forced two turnovers and held Kansas City to 106 yards of offense in the first half, led by Shazier's fourth interception in as many games. He'll look to keep the streak going against Tom Brady, who threw only two interceptions during the regular season, but was picked off twice in New England's playoff win this week.

James Harrison totaled six tackles (five solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.


Harrison's sack, the only one for Pittsburgh, ended a third quarter drive to preserve a 15-7 lead. The Steelers were unable to record a sack in their Week 7 loss to the Patriots, who they face in the AFC championship game next week.

Spencer Ware (R, KC)

Spencer Ware rushed eight times for 35 yards and a touchdown during the Chiefs' 18-16 divisional-round playoff loss to the Steelers. He also caught two of his four targets for one yard.


Ware was efficient on the ground Sunday, topping 4.0 YPC for just the second time in the past six games and scoring one of the game's two lone touchdowns. However, he wasn't able to make anything happen through the air despite tying for the third-most targets on the team. One particularly costly blemish occurred in the first half when Ware dropped a pass on third and seven that forced a Chiefs punt in their own territory. Now entering his first offseason atop the depth chart, fantasy players should keep a close eye on how involved Jamaal Charles (knee) looks to be in the game plan. While Ware looks to have earned the right to remain the lead back, Charles could turn it into a committee if he shows he still has something left in the tank.

Jesse James caught five passes for 83 yards in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.


Prior to Sunday, James had never totaled more than 59 yards in a game and, in 27 regular and post season games, had averaged just 15.6 yards. The Steelers will need another big game from him when they head to New England next week, where they have not won since 2008.

Alex Smith (Q, KC)

Alex Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the Chiefs' divisional-round playoff loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He added nine rushing yards on two carries.


Another day, the same old Alex Smith. The Chiefs quarterback was his usual unspectacular self Sunday and unfortunately had a few strokes of bad luck as well that ultimately assured Kansas City's demise. His interception came off a tipped pass that fell in the hands of Steelers LB Ryan Shazier and a holding penalty by tackle Eric Fisher negated a successful two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game at 18-18 with just minutes to go in the game. Key drops by Spencer Ware, Travis Kelce and Albert Wilson only made things worse. Despite returning a stellar receiving corps that includes the likes of Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill in 2017, Smith simply doesn't appear to possess the upside to join the upper echelon of fantasy quarterbacks.

Randall Cobb (W, GB)

Randall Cobb secured seven of eight targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round win over the Cowboys.


Cobb was an effective cog in a diversified passing game for the Packers on Sunday, one that saw six different players notch receptions. While he didn't quite replicate the spectacular 116-yard, three-touchdown effort he supplied in the wild-card victory over the Giants, Cobb did help make up for the absence of Jordy Nelson (ribs) with his highest amount of receptions since Week 7. He's now notched 12 catches on 15 targets for 180 yards and the aforementioned trio of scores over the first two postseason games.

Jared Cook secured six of 11 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round victory over the Cowboys.


The veteran tight end turned in the catch of the season for the Packers with a 36-yard toe-tapping grab with three seconds remaining, setting up a game-winning 51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby that sent Green Bay to the conference championship. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) sidelined, Cook was Aaron Rodgers' most targeted pass catcher on the afternoon, and also notched his first touchdown of the postseason with a three-yard score early in the third quarter. With 11 receptions on 20 targets for 152 yards in two playoff games, Cook will undoubtedly be a key part of the Packers' gameplan in next Sunday's conference championship showdown against the Falcons.

Ty Montgomery (W, GB)

Ty Montgomery gained 47 yards and scored two touchdowns on 11 rushes and secured six of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round win over the Cowboys.


Montgomery wasn't leaned on as much in the running game as the Packers had hinted he might be during the week, but he proved to be very effective when he did carry the ball. The versatile second-year pro notched a pair of short touchdowns in the second quarter to give the Packers what was a commanding 21-3 lead at the time. He was also a dependable option for Aaron Rodgers in the short passing game, moving the chains on more than one occasion and catching all but one of the seven looks he received. Montgomery now has 11 carries in each of Green Bay's first two preseason games, while also notching nine receptions.

Ezekiel Elliott (R, Dal)

Ezekiel Elliott ran 22 times for 125 yards and caught his only target for a two-yard loss in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.


Getting his first taste of postseason action, Elliott gashed the Packers defense for 5.7 yards per carry while recording a modest long gain of 22 yards. The opposition stiffened at times, but the Cowboys remained interested in running the ball and Elliott had a very impactful game, although his team came up just short in the end. After leading the NFL in rushing, scoring 15 touchdowns and earning a Pro-Bowl appearance in his rookie campaign, the young running back's arrow is pointing straight up heading into 2017.

Dez Bryant (W, Dal)

Dez Bryant caught nine of 12 targets for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.


After a slow start, Bryant broke out with a 40-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter and scored again on a leaping seven-yard play in the fourth that completed the Cowboys' comeback. Unfortunately the Packers were able to pull out the victory, but Bryant got the postseason monkey off his back, as the two touchdowns were the first of his playoff career, and he led the team in targets, catches and yards as well. He displayed a growing rapport with Dak Prescott throughout the season and could return to the upper echelon of NFL wideouts next year if he can remain healthy.

Dak Prescott (Q, Dal)

Dak Prescott completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 302 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's game against the Packers. He also gained 13 yards on a pair of carries in the 34-31 loss.


Making his first playoff appearance, Prescott was able to complete 63 percent of his throws while connecting with Dez Bryant for a pair of touchdowns and Jason Witten for another. He also led the Dallas offense to a last-minute field goal that tied the game just before Green Bay's winning field goal as time expired. Despite the fact that the season ended on a losing note, Prescott established himself as one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL and acquitted himself extremely well on the postseason stage.

Adrian Clayborn (torn biceps) will miss the rest of the postseason, ESPN reports.


Clayborn went down in Saturday's divisional-round victory over the Seahawks. As Atlanta's second-highest leader in sacks, his absence downgrades the Falcons' pass rush and will likely result in more playing time for Ra'Shede Hageman and Dwight Freeney.

Joel Heath (knee) is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.


Heath injured his knee in the Texans' divisional-round loss to the Patriots on Saturday. While the extent of his injury wasn't reported, it isn't expected to require surgery. Nonetheless, the MRI results will provide a much clearer picture.

Morris Claiborne (ribs) is questionable to return to Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.


The severity of Claiborne's injury wasn't specified. Unless he can return, look for Anthony Brown to receive as much playing time as he can handle.

Ricardo Mathews (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.


Mathews, who hurt his ankle in the Steelers' regular-season finale, was thought to have had a chance at suiting up after returning to practice Friday but is now set to miss yet another playoff game. Look for Johnny Maxey and Leterrius Walton to garner additional playing time as a result.

Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.


With Toussaint unavailable, veteran RB DeAngelo Williams is on hand to back up undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell on Sunday.

Morgan Burnett (quad) was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys, ESPN reports.


Burnett is an asset to the Packers' run defense and his absence will be felt. In turn, Josh Hawkins projects see a significant uptick in playing time for the remainder of the game.

Mark Sanchez is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.


Sanchez, who logged some action in Week 17, when the Cowboys took it easy on a number of their key starters, is once again the odd man out at QB, with Tony Romo slated to serve as Dak Prescott's backup Sunday.

Alfred Morris is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.


With Darren McFadden having returned to the Cowboys' backfield mix behind starter Ezekiel Elliott, Morris is the odd man out at running back as the team's playoff push begins.

Cedric Thornton (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.


Thornton's availability boosts the Cowboys' defensive tackle depth, but with 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 13 games this season, the former Philadelphia Eagle is only an option in the deepest of IDP formats.