ALERT from RealTime Fantasy Sports

Know Your Postseason Shootout Rules

Assembling Your Team:

  • Team owners must select their roster before kickoff of the first game of the NFL playoffs.
  • Team owners will not be allowed to make roster moves after kickoff of the first game of the playoffs.
  • Team owners may not add, drop, or swap players from their roster after first weekend of NFL playoffs.
  • Once a player's team is out of the playoffs you may not replace them.
  • Maximum of 2 players per NFL team.
  • All players on your roster score points.

Complete Rules:

  • Player Notes
    Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jan 30 9:10am ET
    Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling stepped up on Sunday with numerous injuries to other receivers on the team, catching six passes for 116 yards and a touchdown while sharing the team lead in targets with eight. The yardage total was his highest as a Chief. If the Chiefs can get healthy by the Super Bowl, MVS will likely see a reduction in his production, but there's the possibility that he'll be forced into a larger role again.

    From RotoBaller

    JuJu Smith-Schuster Jan 30 9:10am ET
    JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a knee injury in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. He finished the game with just one catch for seven yards. The former Steelers wideout has now finished with 35 yards or less in five consecutive games, so even if he's good to go in time for the Super Bowl, his recent production hasn't been encouraging. Keep an eye on the injury report to see which way Smith-Schuster trends over the next two weeks.

    From RotoBaller

    Jalen Hurts Jan 30 9:10am ET
    Jalen Hurts

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 15-of-25 passes for 121 yards, gained 39 yards on 11 carries, and scored a rushing touchdown during the team's 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The third-year quarterback did not need to do much at all in this game, as Philadelphia dominated the 49ers' defense on the ground and had the game well in hand entering the second half. The aggressive nature of the Eagles' offense dissipated after San Francisco was down two scores and needed to trot out an injured Brock Purdy (elbow), who could not push the ball downfield. This, coupled with a heavy pass rush and coverage that exceeded expectations coming into the game, led to a disappointing stat line for the 24-year-old. However, Hurts should have a much better fantasy performance against the Kansas City defense in the Super Bowl. Many playing in DFS lineups will start Patrick Mahomes over Hurts, but the Eagles starting quarterback is still a viable option between the two that could finish with more points.

    From RotoBaller

    Travis Kelce Jan 30 8:50am ET
    Travis Kelce

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (back) was a game-time decision for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he suited up and ended up leading the team in receptions, catching seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. Kelce has been quarterback Patrick Mahomes' top weapon all season long, so it's not a shock to see him continue to look Kelce's way, even with Kelce banged up a little bit. Kelce will be an elite DFS option against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

    From RotoBaller

    Patrick Mahomes Jan 30 8:30am ET
    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looked impacted at times by the ankle sprain he suffered last week against the Jaguars, but he still managed to go 29-for-43 for 326 yards with a pair of touchdowns while also adding eight rushing yards, including a five-yard scamper that helped set up the game-winning field goal as the Chiefs took down the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game. Mahomes will have another two weeks now to rest up before the Super Bowl meeting with the Eagles, so expect to see him look much closer to 100% for that contest.

    From RotoBaller

    Isiah Pacheco Jan 30 8:30am ET
    Isiah Pacheco

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco saw a lot of usage in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Bengals, with 10 carries and five receptions. He didn't produce a ton on the ground as he finished with just 26 rushing yards, but that was enough to lead the team, as the rest of the Chiefs combined for 10 carries and 16 yards. The passing game was there Pacheco made a real impact, as he turned his five catches into 59 yards. He likely won't get quite as much usage against the Eagles in the Super Bowl, but it's an encouraging sign to see how much more usage he had than the team's other running backs.

    From RotoBaller

    Evan McPherson Jan 30 12:30am ET
    Evan McPherson

    Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson made both of his field goal attempts during the AFC Championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. The 23-year-old remained perfect in the postseason, extending his streak to 19 successful field goal attempts. While McPherson took a step back this season to a degree, he'll draw plenty of attention from fantasy managers heading into the 2023-24 campaign.

    From RotoBaller

    Hayden Hurst Jan 30 12:20am ET
    Hayden Hurst

    Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst finished with four catches for 37 yards during the AFC Championship loss to the Chiefs. The 29-year-old scored a touchdown against the Bills in the divisional round. While he came close to another one on Sunday night, he ultimately fell short. Hurst finished the regular season with 52 receptions for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Although he failed to live up to expectations in some ways, he may have done enough to earn himself another deal with the Bengals heading into the 2023-24 campaign. However, Hurst's fantasy stock will be limited until he proves he can be a consistent contributor.

    From RotoBaller

    Tyler Boyd Jan 30 12:10am ET
    Tyler Boyd

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (thigh) finished with two catches for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran looked good early in this one. However, he suffered a left thigh injury in the second quarter, so he was a non-factor for the remainder of the night. The 29-year-old finished the regular season with 58 receptions for 762 yards and five touchdowns. While the duo of Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase will continue to limit Boyd's ceiling as long as he stays in Cincinnati, he'll remain a flex option in deep fantasy setups heading into the 2023-24 campaign, barring a severe injury to his leg.

    From RotoBaller

    Ja'Marr Chase Jan 29 11:50pm ET
    Ja'Marr Chase

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase finished with six receptions for 75 yards during the AFC Championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The former LSU Tiger found the end zone in five of his previous six games entering this one. However, he played second fiddle to Tee Higgins, who led the Bengals in receiving on the night. Chase missed time throughout the year because of a hip injury. Yet, he still had 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns off a career-high 87 catches. Although Justin Jefferson is the consensus overall top fantasy wideout, Chase may surpass him for that spot by the end of the 2023-24 campaign, especially with Joe Burrow as his quarterback.

    From RotoBaller

    Tee Higgins Jan 29 11:40pm ET
    Tee Higgins

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins finished with six catches for a team-high 83 yards during the loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. He also scored a touchdown, pulling in a 27-yard pass from Joe Burrow in the third quarter. After struggling throughout the first two games of the postseason, Higgins finally got it together. However, it wasn't enough, as the Bengals fell short of their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. Overall, the 24-year-old had a fantastic season, amassing 74 receptions for a career-high 1,029 yards and seven touchdowns. Although Ja'Marr Chase will continue to take away targets from Higgins moving forward, he'll still be a highly coveted option in every fantasy draft heading into the 2023-24 campaign.

    From RotoBaller

    Samaje Perine Jan 29 11:10pm ET
    Samaje Perine

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine finished with five carries for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He also scored a touchdown, finding the end zone early in the fourth quarter, and had three catches for four yards. The 27-year-old looked better than Joe Mixon, who had eight attempts for a measly 19 yards. Perine arguably had the best season of his career, amassing 394 rushing yards and a career-high 38 catches for 287 yards for six total scores. At this rate, he's done enough to earn a more prominent role regardless of where he lands next season. However, if he remains in Cincinnati, he could see enough touches throughout the year to severely jeopardize Mixon's fantasy potential.

    From RotoBaller

    Joe Mixon Jan 29 11:00pm ET
    Joe Mixon

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was a non-factor in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The former sooner carried the ball only eight times, three more than Samaje Perine, and totaled just 19 yards while adding three catches for 15 yards. Mixon looked fantastic in the win over the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round. However, he didn't get anything going in the AFC Championship, ceding carries and a touchdown to Perine. Mixon finished the regular season with 210 carries for 814 yards. He also combined for nine touchdowns, seven less than the 2021-22 campaign. As a result, the 26-year-old will be hard to trust heading into next season, especially if Perine remains on the team. But even if Perine doesn't stay in Cincy, Mixon's fantasy stock may plummet throughout the offseason.

    From RotoBaller

    Joe Burrow Jan 29 10:40pm ET
    Joe Burrow

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow couldn't lift his team to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. The signal-caller threw 270 yards in the narrow AFC Championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, tossing one touchdown along with two interceptions. Burrow had trouble getting anything going early, as the Bengals offensive line couldn't stop the Chiefs defense from getting to their quarterback. However, even after the group got it together, the former LSU Tiger still fell short of his second AFC title. Burrow had a fantastic 2022-23 campaign, finishing the regular season with 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 12 picks while completing 68.3% of his throws. Fortunately, barring a trade, he'll have Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Joe Mixon back at his disposal. As a result, Burrow will be one of the first fantasy quarterbacks off draft boards heading into the new year.

    From RotoBaller

    Tyler Boyd Jan 29 8:43pm ET
    Tyler Boyd

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (thigh) is questionable to return to the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs after exiting the game in the first half due to a thigh injury.

    From TheHuddle

    Arik Armstead Jan 29 8:30pm ET
    Arik Armstead

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive unit allowed 31 points to the Philadelphia Eagles in a blowout 7-31 NFC Championship Game loss. Dre Greenlaw led the 49ers with nine combined tackles, including two tackles for losses. Fred Warner added eight tackles and one tackle for a loss. Only Arik Armstead was able to come up with a sack, and no Niner forced a fumble or made an interception. As a result, the 49ers DST scored 0 points in the NFL.com standard scoring system.

    From RotoBaller

    Tyler Boyd Jan 29 8:13pm ET
    Tyler Boyd

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (ankle) left the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half due to an injury, and he has been back on the field for just one play since suffering the ailment.

    From TheHuddle

    Robbie Gould Jan 29 7:50pm ET
    Robbie Gould

    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould made the only extra point he attempted and did not try any field goals in the Niners' 7-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. After two-straight games making four field goals, this was an extremely disappointing game for Gould starters. The 49ers offense was already in for a tough game, but the going got tougher when quarterback Brock Purdy left the game in the first quarter with an elbow injury. No. 4 quarterback Josh Johnson was then taken out and put in concussion protocol. Purdy returned but was severely hampered. Ultimately, the 49ers only gained 164 yards all game and never got into the red zone.

    From RotoBaller

    George Kittle Jan 29 7:30pm ET
    George Kittle

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught three passes for 32 yards in the Niners' 7-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. The 29-year-old also took one carry for four yards. The Niners' passing game was impacted by injuries to both quarterbacks Brock Purdy (elbow) and Josh Johnson (concussion protocol). San Francisco only threw the ball 18 times all game, and Purdy only made two passes in the second half after Johnson left the game in the third quarter. Kittle will be one of the top tight ends taken in 2023 fantasy drafts.

    From RotoBaller

    Kadarius Toney Jan 29 7:30pm ET
    Kadarius Toney

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle) is questionable to return to the AFC Championship matchup with Cincinnati. Toney entered this contest with five catches for 36 yards, the most on the team this postseason. However, if he doesn't make it back on Sunday, he'll finish with one catch for nine yards. Of course, the Chiefs have plenty of options on the offensive end, so Patrick Mahomes won't be impacted.

    From RotoBaller

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