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Fantasy Football: NFL Conference Championships

January 15, 2019
Some Notes:

• Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics, entered the NFL Draft.

• It's East-West Shrine Game week.

• Freddie Kitchens was named the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

• Adam Gase was named the head coach of the New York Jets.

• New England Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores is expected to be named the head coach of the Miami Dolphins after the playoffs.

• Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Zac Taylor is expected to be named the Cincinnati Bengals coach after the playoffs. 

• The Patriots have now made eight straight AFC championship games.

• Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said receiver Antonio Brown won't be cut, but all other options remain on the table.

• The Chicago Bears reached out to suspended running back Kareem Hunt.

Look to PressBoxOnline.com every Thursday for my DFS Cash Game picks. 

Studs Of The Week: Philip Rivers, Sony Michel, C.J. Anderson, Michael Thomas, Julian Edelman and Travis Kelce. In PPR: James White

Duds Of The Week: Jared Goff, Marlon Mack, Mark Ingram, Golden Tate, Ted Ginn Jr., Gerald Everett

Way-Too-Early 2019 First-Round Fantasy Football Rankings:
1. Todd Gurley
2. Ezekiel Elliott
3. Saquon Barkley
4. Christian McCaffrey
5. Alvin Kamara
6. Melvin Gordon
7. DeAndre Hopkins
8. Davante Adams
9. Michael Thomas
10. Julio Jones
11. James Conner
12. Nick Chubb

And some guys who just missed: Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon and Le'Veon Bell

Click here for full weekly rankings.

Lock Of The Week:
Season Record: 43-11 

New Orleans over L.A. Rams

NFL Lines For NFL Conference Championships
Picks are in bold.
    
Favorite Line Underdog Total
At New Orleans
-3.5
L.A. Rams
57
At Kansas City
-3 New England
57.5