The Eagles’ rushing attack will try to fare better than the Saints’ vaunted one, which was held to 80 yards on 24 carries against the Vikings in the divisional round. They’re better off sticking with their base one-back, three-wide receiver, one-tight end set instead of trying two-tight to run the ball. When the Vikings go into nickel to counter, they take out a pretty good run defender in weakside linebacker Ben Gedeon.
The Lakers had been winless in games without Lonzo Ball this season until their past two outings, both of which saw monster games from Clarkson (available in 51.9 percent of leagues). He has averaged 31.0 points, 8.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds in those two games — unsustainable numbers, but perhaps ones that suggest that he should have a larger role even when Ball (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) are available.
Jordan has been ruled out of Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves; his fifth missed game in a row. As mentioned above, Harrell and Johnson are worth considering for streaming/DFS purposes in his absence.
The Memphis Grizzlies are wracked with injuries. JaMychal Green (ankle) is listed as out for Monday, and Jarell Martin (left hand) is listed as questionable. James Ennis III (calf) and Chandler Parsons (calf) are still out, and Dillon Brooks (illness) is listed as questionable.
New York Giants: If the Giants continue to bottom out, they may decide it’s time to move on and rebuild around a new quarterback, while trying to salvage trade value out of a franchise stalwart who’s been there since the 2004 draft. If their season goes really south, they could even be in line to pick a new franchise quarterback at the top of the draft.
That has made it imperative that Nesta Silvera from nearby Plantation American Heritage signs in February. Silvera has been a long-time Miami commitment but is taking other visits and has chosen to make his official announcement on Feb. 7. Miami also has hosted ESPN 300 defensive end Andrew Chatfield and four-star end Dennis Briggs and has interest in ESPN 300 tackle Keondre Coburn, a Texas commit. — Adelson