RotoExperts.com delivers all the important player news with in-depth fantasy analysis for the Divisional Round.
- Joe Flacco (hip, quad) was not listed on the injury report and will start for the Ravens. He is still not a top starter for this week, though, as the Ravens will likely run the ball a lot. That scenario would limit Flacco's statistical upside, so use another quarterback in the NFL Playoff Challenge this week.
- Anquan Boldin (ankle) is questionable to face the Saints and could be a game-time decision. Even if he can make what now amounts to a surprise appearance, he might not be very effective. As a result, it makes sense to avoid him in playoff leagues. Steve Breaston and Early Doucet will continue to play prominent roles in the Arizona passing game with Boldin limited or out of action.
- Derrick Mason (hand) was a full participant in practices and will start in the Divisional Round. He is clearly the Ravens' best pass-catcher, but Baltimore will lean heavily on the run again this week. That limits Mason's value in postseason fantasy leagues.
- Todd Heap (back) was a full participant in practices and will be active in Indianapolis. He is not a reliable fantasy player, though, and there are better picks available at the tight end position.
- Neil Rackers (groin) was a full participant in practices and will be active in the Divisional Round. He is an adequate option in playoff fantasy leagues, but other kickers can be better options.
- Jared Gaither (ankle) might not be 100 percent, even though he was able to return to practices by Friday. Flacco's role could be scaled back again, and Gaither's status adds another minor bit of concern about the Baltimore passing game.
- Gerald Hayes (ankle) might not play against New Orleans. His absence certainly hurts the Cardinals run defense and is another reason to pick a different unit this week.