Week 18 Fantasy Football Blog

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We made it. It’s the final week of the regular season and today is loaded with playoff implications. Don’t have time to watch the games? Check in here to stay on top of the action from all of the 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm games.

INACTIVES

Lamar Jackson

Joe Burrow

Justin Fields

Baker Mayfield

Kareem Hunt

Aaron Jones

Chase Edmonds

Ronald Jones

Joe Mixon

Mark Ingram

Tee Higgins

Emmanuel Sanders

Braxton Berrios

Kadarius Toney

Rondale Moore

Ricky Seals-Jones

4:25 pm ET Final Scores

Saints 30 - Falcons 20

Jets 10 - Bills 27

49ers 27 - Rams 24

Patriots 24 - Dolphins 33

Seahawks 38 - Cardinals 30

Panthers 17 - Buccaneers 41

(7:37) Going deep to Odell Beckham, Stafford was picked off by the rookie Ambry Thomas which ended the game. The 49ers have won and are in the playoffs. The Rams won the West when the Cardinals lost to the Seahawks, but they needed the seeding.

(7:31) The Seahawks have recovered the Cardinals’ onside kick with 1:13 left and a 38-30 lead. They would hang on to win the game.

(7:26) Robbie Gould is out to try for the field goal since the 49ers could not get into the end zone. The 24-yard attempt is good and the Rams have a chance on offense.

After an attempt at some razzle-dazzle, the Dolphins intercepted the Patriots and added another six to their lead, and took the win. That’s also a nice win for Brian Flores who used to work for Bill Belichick.

(7:24) The 49ers drove all the way down in the field in overtime and they are on the Rams’ 17-yard line. A 49ers’ touchdown will win the game. A field goal will allow the Rams to match.

(7:24) Singletary just scored his second for the Bills. They are up by 17 with under four minutes to play against the Jets.

(7:20) The Falcons won’t go down without a fight. Matt Ryan hit Russell Gage for a one-yard touchdown and the two-point conversion was successful. Nope… I lied… they took the two points off the board on a penalty and the Falcons elect to kick the extra point instead. There are only 21 seconds left and down 30-20.

(7:14) I see you, Scotty Miller! He just ran in a 33-yard touchdown for the Buccaneers who now have 41 against the Panthers.

Damien Harris just rushed in a score for the Patriots and they have made this a three-point game against the Dolphins who lead 27-24.

(7:13) The 49ers won the toss and elected to receive.

(7:12) Prater’s kick was good and the Cardinals trail the Seahawks only 27-31.

(7:06) San Francisco just made this game even more of a nail-biter with a touchdown from Jennings. Gould’s extra point was good and we are tied 24-24 with 26 seconds. The Rams could not get into field goal range and this game will go into overtime.

Bye, bye, Allen! He just turned on the jets against.. the Jets… with a 32-yard run. They finished that drive with a touchdown from Devin Singletary.

(7:04) The Rams were forced to punt with just over a minute remaining. Deebo Samuel caught a pass and turned it into a 55-yard gain to get the 49ers to the 14-yard line and only 35 seconds left and down 17-24.

(6:56) Von Miller sacked Jimmy Garoppolo on third down to bring their game to the two-minute warning. Stafford looks beat up as he limped onto the field to try and close out the game for the win.

The Buccs just extended their lead with a touchdown from Mike Evans (who had an earlier injury scare). They lead the Panthers 31-17.

(6:51) Two scores… Wilson just rushed in a touchdown to take the lead by seven while Stafford hit Cooper Kupp to extend their lead by seven as well.

(6:50) We also have a one-score game in Tampa Bay with a Robby Anderson touchdown from Sam Darnold.

The Cardinals just botched a punt (very much like the Bills just did) and the Seahawks have possession on the Cardinals’ five-yard line.

(6:45) The Jets are in scoring position after a situation with the Bills' punt resulting in a seven-yard kick. They trail the Bills only 7-13. However, they couldn’t do anything with the opportunity. They go for the field goal to make 10-13.

The Saints added three with a field goal by Brett Maher to make their score 27-13 over the Falcons.

(6:41) Oh boy… over two plays the Seahawks drove down the field on the back of Rashaad Penny then Wilson hit Freddie Swain on a 25-yard touchdown pass to tie the Cardinals 24-24.

Interception! Jalen Ramsey just came up with the football after tipping Garoppolo’s pass to himself.

(6:36) Mac Jones just fumbled on the 23-yard line and Miami came up with the football to prevent the Patriots from continuing their drive.

Wow! Big run by Deebo Samuel so weaved his way through about five defenders for a gain of 32 yards.

(6:30) Matt Ryan hit TE Hayden Hurst get into the Saints’ territory down 24-6. They have yet to score a touchdown in this game. Qadree Ollison changed that with a broken tackle and a 19 yard run into the end zone.

(6:28) The Dolphins benefitted from a defensive pass interference call that got them to the one-yard line. Duke Johnson got the nod and rushed in the touchdown to extend their lead 24-10 over the Patriots.

After a great pass to convert deep in their own territory, Stafford was sacked to bring up fourth down. The Rams and 49ers remain tied 17-17.

(6:21) Conner won’t stop now. The Cardinals picked off Russell Wilson and Conner ended that drive with his second touchdown. They have a 24-17 lead over Seattle.

(6:16) Matthew Stafford was just picked off on a deep shot downfield. The 49ers have possession at midfield.

(6:08) Oh boy! The 49ers have just tied the game with a 24-yard pass from Deebo Samuel (that’s correct) to Jauan Jennings. This game is getting very interesting.

Not to be outdone by their division rivals, James Conner just tied the Seahawks 17-17.

(6:05) The Buccaneers just added another touchdown to their lead over the Panthers with a two-yard touchdown run from Ke’Shawn Vaughn. They lead 17-7.

(5:56) The Bills just got a defensive pass interference call to give them a first down on the three-yard line. They elect to bring the field goal unit out and take the points with four seconds left until halftime. Tyler Bass’ kick is good and they have a 13-7 lead over the Jets.

(5:53) Deebo Samuel just got the 49ers to within seven points with a rushing touchdown for 16 yards. They trail the Rams 10-17 early in the third quarter.

(5:45) The Saints keep marching! Mike Davis fumbled on their first play after the New Orleans field goal. That led to another score for the Saints from Siemian to Juwan Johnson on a five-yard pass. They lead the Falcons 24-6 as they head into halftime.

(5:42) The Saints extended their lead by 11 with a Maher field goal and the Buccaneers put seven on the board with a pass from Brady to Breshad Perriman.

(5:41) I have no idea how that wasn’t intercepted but Zach Wilson just threw a dart through traffic to Keelan Cole who took it to the house for a touchdown.

(5:30) The Saints just picked off Matt Ryan with a one-handed grab.

Robbie Gould put three on the board for the 49ers but the Rams lead 17-3 heading into halftime.

(5:24) Ok, Siemian! He found Tre’Quan Smith and a helmet catch scored a Saints’ touchdown. He did get a penalty for removing his helmet.

(5:12) Ok, a lot to unpack here…

INJURY UPDATE: Taysom Hill is coming off the field and Trevor Siemian is in at quarterback.

Mac Jones led the Patriots down the field and Brandon Bolden capped off the drive with a 15-yard touchdown.

Tyler Lockett added another touchdown to his day with a five-yard score.

Then, Jimmy Garoppolo lofted up a watermelon and the Rams intercepted him.

(5:07) There is some significant rain in Miami and the Dolphins are keeping the ball on the ground as they try to get ahead of the Patriots by three scores. They are inside the red zone on third down with seven yards to go. They had to settle for a field goal to extend their lead 17-0.

Tyler Higbee, again! Stafford just found his tight end for the second time while Sean McVay was scolded for rushing into the end zone to congratulate his players.

Matt Prater gave the Cardinals the lead 10-7 over the Seahawks.

(5:04) The Buccaneers, who are scoreless against the Panthers, went for it on fourth down. Tom Brady found Mike Evans for a first down and keep driving down the field.

The Bills just blocked a Jets’ punt and it’s Buffalo’s ball on the 35-yard line.

(5:00) The Rams are on the two-yard line and he easily found Tyler Higbee who was wide open for the touchdown. He had hobbled off the field earlier in the drive but appears to be fine.

The Saints missed their field goal attempt, but they still lead 7-3 against the Falcons.

(4:56) Ouch! Van Jefferson took a big hit to the head from a 49ers defender and flags went flying for unnecessary roughness. Cam Akers sighting!

The touchdown was taken off the board in Buffalo.

(4:55) Wow! What a throw from Allen to Diggs for another touchdown. That pass was perfect and Diggs… uh oh… that might not be a touchdown. It looked like Diggs’ second foot might have been out. The play is under review.

(4:43) Oh boy! The Dolphins keep swinging! Mac Jones was intercepted by Xavier Howard who returned it 37 yards for a pick-six. The Dolphins have a 14-0 lead over the Patriots in the first quarter.

Younghoe Koo’s 48-yard field goal is good to put three on the board for the Falcons against the Saints.

(4:37) Jaylen Waddle hauled in a seven-yard touchdown pass for the Dolphins, Taysom Hill hit Adam Trautman for a Saints TD, and Chuba Hubbard scored for the Panthers. All three were within seconds of each other.

(4:32) There is a touchdown for the Bills that is under review. The touchdown called on the field stands, which was a touchdown pass from Allen to Stefon Diggs for 10-yards into the end zone.

After the strip-sack, Wilson answered with a long bomb touchdown to Tyler Lockett (43 yards).

(4:30) That was fast. The Cardinals just strip-sacked Russell Wilson for a defensive touchdown.

1:00 pm ET Final Scores

Bengals 16 - Browns 21

Packers 30 - Lions 37

Bears 17 - Vikings 31

Washington 22 - Giants 7

Colts 11 - Jaguars 26

Steelers - Ravens

Titans 28 - Texans 25

(4:32) BOSWELL’S KICK IS GOOD! The Steelers take the win over the Ravens and are very much alive for the playoffs.

(4:23) The Steelers are facing third down with eight yards to go for a first down with only 2:32 left to play. Roethlisberger’s pass was incomplete and the Steelers' offense stayed on the field to convert for a first down. Ray-Ray McCloud got the first down.

(4:09) The Ravens won the toss and elected to receive the football. After the offense stalled, they were forced to punt and give the Steelers a chance on offense. Next score will win.

(4:04) The Ravens are trying to get into field goal position to break the tie with the Steelers 13-13. On third and ten, Huntley’s pass was way over the head of Mark Andrews and they were forced to punt. There are seven seconds left before this game goes into overtime. Roethlisberger took a knee and it’s overtime for the Steelers-Ravens.

(4:03) The Titans took a knee and they wrapped up their No. 1 seed.

(3:55) Justin Tucker’s 46-yard field goal was good and the Ravens and Steelers are tied 13-13.

(3:53) Michael Pittman just scored for the Colts, but with under five minutes, it may be too little too late. The two-point was good (also to Pittman) but they are out of timeouts. The onside kick was recovered by the Jaguars and that may be it for the Colts. A Trevor Lawrence first-down at the two-minute warning just sealed the deal for the Colts.

(3:49) Wow, Amendola! The Texans are not going quietly into the night. Amendola just caught a 26-yard pass from Mills for a touchdown. They trail by only three to the Titans 28-25.

D’Andre Swift just got the Lions to a three-point lead against the Packers on a 14-yard run with under two minutes to play.

(3:43) The Steelers are in position to score thanks to a physical play by Pat Freiermuth. Roethlisberger found Claypool for a touchdown and took the lead from the Ravens.

(3:40) Julio Jones capped off the Titans’ drive with a three-yard touchdown to extend their lead to 28-18 over the Texans.

(3:36) The Browns’ RB Demetric Felton just extended their lead over the Bengals with a 10-yard TD run.

(3:33) How on Earth did Tannehill just get out of that sack? Wow! He then scrambled to find an open receiver for a Titans’ first down.

(3:32) The Lions settled for a field goal to extend their lead by five at 22-27.

(3:29) Fromm just fumbled and the WFT is in scoring position yet again.

The Vikings just took the lead over the Bears with a 21-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn. They are fighting hard for their HC Mike Zimmer.

(3:22) Touchdown Antonio Gibson! The WFT has a 19-7 lead over the Giants.

Wentz was just sacked for the fifth time today on first and goal after a defensive pass interference call gave them excellent field position and a fresh set of downs. His third-down pass was complete to Hines but he may have been out-of-bounds. NO TOUCHDOWN! The Colts tried to run Taylor but he was denied on fourth down.

Can Davis Mills make the Titans start to sweat? They are inside the five with a new set of downs to play with.

(3:18) Oh hey! Hi, Giants! Fromm hit Darius Slayton for a touchdown and the Vikings just added a touchdown from Justin Jefferson for his first of the game.

Interception! Huntley was picked off in the end zone.

Danny Amendola (he plays for the Texans now, in case you lost track) just had a 37-yard gain before the end of the quarter.

(3:16) The Packers are resting their starters so that left Patrick Taylor as the beneficiary of a Packers’ touchdown against the Lions. That cut the lead to 22-24 in favor of the Lions.

(3:13) Latavius Murray is having himself a day. He has eight carries for 116 yards and a touchdown and he’s not slowing down. The Ravens are on the Steelers’ 17-yard line.

(3:11) Oh my! Marvin Jones just snagged a touchdown out of the air as Lawrence threw while scrambling away from a sack. What a play. (Sorry, Colts fans). The Jaguars have a 20-point lead over the Colts 23-3.

(3:06) Ok, so the Colts’ curse in Jacksonville might be very real. Ryquell Armstead just busted off a 26-yard run to get to the Colts’ 22-yard line. The Jaguars are about to score again with a 16-3 lead. Indianapolis will need a LOT of help to get into the playoffs if they lose this game.

(3:03) The Bengals added three to make it 10-14 against the Browns. Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, and Tee Higgins are all inactive for this game.

(2:58) More trick plays! This time, it’s from the Texans for a touchdown by Chris Moore via Davis Mills and Rex Burkhead. The Titans still lead 21-7.

(2:56) Wentz just threw his first road interception all year. That is on top of his earlier fumble. Never mind… the call changed to an incomplete pass and the Colts were forced to punt.

(2:55) Full disclosure - I forgot the WFT and the Giants game was still on. WFT’s defense just picked off Jake Fromm for a pick-six and extend their lead 12-0 thanks to two field goals by Slye before that.

(2:53) Oh boy. Dalton just took a sack on fourth down for the third time today. Ouch.

(2:50) Andy Dalton had to scramble in the red zone and nearly scored a touchdown. It was called a score on the field, but his knee was clearly down.

The Ravens just took the lead with a touchdown run by Latavius Murray who found a big hole in the Steelers' front.

(2:43) I love these trick plays by the Lions! That was crazy fun! They did a reverse flea-flicker that turned into a touchdown by Brock Wright.

(2:37) The Jags sacked Wentz and forced a fumble. Jacksonville recovered and has possession on the 23-yard. (Sorry, Colts fans).

The Vikings cut the Bears lead down with a score by Ihmir Smith-Marsette. Minnesota still trails 10-14 to Chicago.

Rodgers is officially out of the game now and the Lions just forced a turnover. The play is under review, but this could be the Lions' ball.

(2:30) The Bengals just caused another turnover as Keenum’s pass was tipped and intercepted in the end zone to end the half.

(2:24) Ew - Case Keenum was sacked (but it was a little weird as he was scrambling around) and the Bengals put a score on the board thanks to their defense. I say “ew” because that whole play was gross to watch.

(2:22) Pittsburgh just gave the Ravens a fresh set of downs on the three-yard line after being flagged for roughing the passer. T.J. Watt JUST TIED THE SACK RECORD! Watt has just sacked Huntley and tied Michael Strahan’s season record. The Ravens had to settle for a field goal and they are tied 3-3.

The Titans extended their lead with a score from Nick Westbrook-Ikhine after a defensive pass interference call on the Texans.

(2:16) Damien Williams put a touchdown on the board for the Bears on a 23-yard pass from Andy Dalton. They have the lead 14-0 over the Vikings.

The Lions extended their lead by three before halftime with a field goal over the Packers.

(2:14) The Titans will go into the half with a bigger lead after A.J. Brown scored on a 14-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill. They lead the Texans 14-0 after a sluggish start in the first quarter.

(2:03) Rodgers (yes, he is still playing) just hit Lazard for a 29-yard touchdown to tie the Lions… no! Mason Crosby just missed the extra point so the Lions retain the lead 14-13.

(1:57) The Jaguars are in the red zone and Trevor Lawrence has been throwing bombs to get them there. They had to settle for a field goal and lead the Colts 10-3. Lawrence already has 15 completions on 17 attempts for 164 yards a touchdown.

(1:55) Ok, Lions! Amon-Ra St. Brown added a touchdown on a two-yard pass from Goff. They have the lead over the Packers 14-7.

(1:47) Wow! Leaping attempt from D’Onta Foreman! He was stopped just short of the goal line and landed hard on his back, but that was a spectacular show. He got the nod on the next play for the TD on the back of a nine-play, 94-yard drive. Oh no! An illegal formation penalty wiped the TD off the board. Boo! Instead, it was TE Anthony Firkser who got the score.

D’Ernest Johnson scored for the Browns against the Bengals. That one stood with no issues. Unlike the Titans’ game.

(1:41) Possible turnover alert! Nyheim Hines fumbled, but it was recovered by Jonathan Taylor. Close call. But, Wentz was sacked on third down right after that play.

(1:34) Oh no! Titans-Texans game remains tied 0-0 after Randy Bullock missed a field goal for the Titans.

Go, Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy! Jared Goff pitched a pass to WR Kennedy who then threw a deep pass to Raymond to score a 75-yard touchdown for the Lions against the Packers.

Jarvis Landry found the end zone for the Browns from Case Keenum for a 26-yard touchdown.

(1:32) The Ravens just repaid the favor and Big Ben was picked off on a pass that sailed on him to Chase Claypool.

(1:26) Wow! Tyler Huntley was nearly intercepted on a pass to TE Mark Andrews. The refs let the play go and will review. It is ruled as an interception so it will be automatically reviewed. Never mind! The play was ruled an interception and Pittsburgh takes possession.

Bummer… a fake play for the Lions didn’t work. Insert sad trumpet sound here.

(1:19) The Steelers were first to start the scoring after a botched exchange in the rain turned into a Chris Boswell field goal.

(1:15) Jacksonville struck first their matchup against the Colts who need a win to get into the playoffs. Trevor Lawrence found Laquon Treadwell on a two-yard pass into the end zone. The Colts have a history in Jacksonville and have struggled to win on the raid against the Jaguars.

Allen Lazard just scored for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is playing for some reason but maybe they will pull him soon.

(1:12) T.J. Watt just forced a fumble (not a sack) and the Steelers took possession deep in the Ravens’ territory.

The Washington Football Team added three points from kicker Joey Slye against the Giants.

(1:07) Our first score of the day was from Cairo Santos and a successful 43-yard field goal for the Bears against the Vikings.