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Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (right hand, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 20. Apparently, he needed four stitches on his knuckle after his hand hit a teammate’s helmet. Brady is expected to play against the Jaguars, but the status of his hand is a question mark.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Burkhead didn’t play last week but looks like a good bet to play against the Jaguars. Dion Lewis is the best play in the New England backfield, but Burkhead was hot prior to his injury.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) took limited practice reps all week. Fournette is good to go to face the Patriots, who have yielded 4.7 yards per carry on the ground. The Patriots have given up the fifth-fewest rushing attempts since they spend so much time with a lead. The Jaguars will need to stay patient with the run if they hope to pull off the upset in Foxboro.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Even if Gillislee is healthy enough to play, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be active. He has been a healthy scratch several times this season.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Vikings WR Michael Floyd (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 20. Thielen is expected to play through the back injury against the Eagles.

Miami Dolphins name Dowell Loggains offensive coordinator

Friday, January 19, 2018, 4:18pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Loggains was recently with the Chicago Bears, where he served as the team's quarterbacks coach for one season before being promoted to the role of offensive coordinator. He was named the OC in Chicago, replacing Adam Gase, who moved on to coach the Dolphins. The duo worked together in Chicago and are now reunited in Miami. Previous Dolphins OC, Clyde Christensen, has been reassigned to the role of director of football and player development.

Jaguars healthy heading into AFC Championship

Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:53pm

Eugene Frenette - [Full Article]

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said safety Tashuan Gipson is questionable for this weekend's AFC Conference Championship game and that he is the only player listed as such.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) ruled questionable for NFC Championship

Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:27pm

Ben Goessling - [Full Article]

While Thielen was listed as questionable, there doesn't seem to be any indication of him missing this weekend's Conference Championship matchup versus the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

Vikings WRs have a fantastic matchup this week, as the Eagles rank 23rd in aFPA to the position. We have Thielen ranked as a top-three WR across the board, so feel confident starting him this week if he's active.

Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) present at Friday practice

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:23pm

Ryan Hannable - [Full Article]

The WEEI.com story states Brady was present during Friday's media-viewing portion of practice. We should get word of Brady's final injury designation later today.

UPDATE: Brady has been officially listed as questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

Brady should be good to go this weekend versus the Jaguars and he's our top-ranked QB for the week.

Steelers name Randy Fichtner new offensive coordinator

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:40pm

Jeremy Fowler - [Full Article]

After parting ways with Todd Haley, the Steelers stayed in-house to replace him, naming QBs coach Randy Fichtner their new offensive coordinator.

Fichtner has been with Pittsburgh since 2007, where he first started out as the team's WRs coach and then moved on to coach the QB position. This will be his first offensive coordinator stint in the NFL.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) returns to practice

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:35pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Thielen missed yesterday's practice but he was seen participating in today's practice session.

Fantasy Impact:

We have Thielen ranked as a top-3 WR in both standard and PPR formats this week in what is the best matchup for WRs according to our aFPA metric (Eagles rank 23rd in aFPA vs. WRs).

Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) returns to practice

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:33pm

Nora Princiotti - [Full Article]

Patriots QB Tom Brady injured his hand during practice yesterday but he made a return to Thursday's practice.

UPDATE: While Brady did return to practice, he apparently did not participate in practice for the second straight day. Still, the team believes he will be ready to play this weekend.

Fantasy Impact:

It didn't seem like Brady was in any real danger of missing this weekend's AFC Conference Championship matchup versus the Jacksonville Jaguars and his return to practice confirms that. Brady is our No. 1 ranked QB this week.

Steelers part ways with OC Todd Haley

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:06pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Steelers are allowing OC Todd Haley to walk now that he’s out of his contract. Pittsburgh expected to hire a new OC.

Fantasy Impact:

Haley's offenses have finished in the top 10 in both total yards and points scored in each of the last four seasons. He also had top-12 offenses in two seasons in Arizona (2007, 2008) and one season in Kansas City (2010).

Seahawks hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

Monday, January 15, 2018, 9:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The changes to the Seattle Seahawks' coaching staff continued Monday, with the team expected to hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach, sources told ESPN.

Norton is replacing Kris Richard, who isn't expected to return to Seattle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Richard has served on the team's coaching staff for the past eight seasons, including the past three as defensive coordinator. Earlier reports indicated Richard wasn't expected to return.

Fantasy Impact:

Norton was the defensive coordinator for the Raiders for the last three years and his teams finished 20th or worse in points scored and yards allowed in all three seasons.

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