Travis Kelce TE KC (5) 11 hours ago
Kelce caught five of seven targets for 77 yards during the Chiefs' divisional-round playoff loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
As has been the case most of the season, Kelce was the Chiefs' most dangerous weapon in the passing game and paced the team in nearly every statistical receiving category. However, a pair of second half mistakes cost him -- and his team. Late in the third quarter, Kelce dropped a deep bomb in Steelers territory and then let his temper flare on the play after, ultimately drawing a 15-yard personal foul for roughing up a Steelers cornerback. Sunday's playoff loss aside, Kelce will finish the 2016 campaign as one of the best fantasy options at tight end and made a great case to be one of the first at his position to be selected in 2017 drafts.
Ryan Shazier LB PIT (8) 11 hours ago
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 LB PIT (8) 11 hours ago
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 RB KC (5) 11 hours ago
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 TE PIT (8) 11 hours ago
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 QB KC (5) 11 hours ago
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.
Chris Boswell K PIT (8) 11 hours ago
Boswell was successful on all six field-goal attempts (22, 26, 38, 43, 43, 45) in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.
Boswell provided all the scoring for Pittsburgh and, in the process, set an NFL record for most field-goals in a playoff game. The Steelers will face New England in the AFC championship game next week.
Randall Cobb WR GB (4) 13 hours ago
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.
Davante Adams WR GB (4) 13 hours ago
Adams secured five of 10 targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round win over the Cowboys.
Adams avoided a potential season-ending injury in the second half after having his leg get trapped awkwardly on a tackle. However, the third-year receiver was able to return to the game, and served as Aaron Rodgers' most targeted receiver and second-most targeted pass catcher on the afternoon. With Jordy Nelson's (ribs) status up on the air for the conference championship, Adams stands a chance of once again serving as the defacto No.1 wideout against the Falcons. Irrespective of Nelson's status, he's highly likely to play an important role once again in the passing game and build on the 13 receptions (22 targets) for 201 yards and a touchdown that he's posted through the first two postseason contests.
Jared Cook TE GB (4) 13 hours ago
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.