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|1/14/2018||Jerick McKinnon, Min, RB|
|Jerick McKinnon ran for 34 yards and one touchdown on eight carries Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. He added three receptions for six yards.|
|1/14/2018||Jarius Wright, Min, WR|
|Jarius Wright had three receptions for 56 yards Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.|
|1/14/2018||Alvin Kamara, NO, RB|
|Alvin Kamara ran for 43 yards on 11 carries Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added four receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown.
Analysis: Kamara added two more touchdowns in two playoff games to give him 15 overall. As a running back with 898 receiving yards, Kamara will be in very high demand in fantasy next season.
|1/14/2018||Ted Ginn Jr., NO, WR|
|Ted Ginn Jr. had eight receptions for 72 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one rush for 11 yards.
Analysis: Ginn really stepped it up in two playoff games, totaling 12 catches on 17 targets for 187 yards and a touchdown. This may have been the best season of Ginn's 11-year career.
|1/14/2018||Kyle Rudolph, Min, TE|
|Kyle Rudolph had five receptions for 28 yards Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.|
|1/14/2018||Josh Hill, NO, TE|
|Josh Hill had three receptions for 54 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.|
|1/14/2018||Michael Thomas, NO, WR|
|Michael Thomas had seven receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Analysis: Thomas revved it up after making just two catches in the first half with 54 yards and two touchdowns after halftime. This performance capped a brilliant season by Thomas, who finished with 119 receptions for 1,461 yards and seven TDs.
|1/14/2018||Adam Thielen, Min, WR|
|Adam Thielen had six receptions for 74 yards Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Analysis: Thielen had a productive performance with six catches on nine targets, though he was kept out of the end zone for the fourth consecutive game. Thielen will surely play a big role in next weekend's NFC championship game in Philadelphia.
|1/14/2018||Stefon Diggs, Min, WR|
|Stefon Diggs had six receptions for 137 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Analysis: Diggs had a quiet first half but it doesn't matter because his 61-yard TD on the game's final play will be remembered for a very long time. He heads into the NFC championship game on a four-game touchdown streak, catching 22 passes on 30 targets for 292 yards.
|1/14/2018||Mark Ingram, NO, RB|
|Mark Ingram ran for 25 yards on 10 carries Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one reception for three yards.
Analysis: Ingram did not finish the season strong, totaling just 126 yards on 45 carries in his last four games, two in the playoffs. He didn't make much of a contribution in the passing game in the playoffs either, catching two passes for 16 yards.
|1/14/2018||Drew Brees, NO, QB|
|Drew Brees was 25 of 40 for 294 yards and threw three touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He threw two interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked two times. Brees added one rushing yard on two carries.
Analysis: Brees dropped to 7-6 in his postseason career. He had two interceptions for the third time in his last five playoff games but also has 29 career postseason touchdowns. Brees turns 39 on Monday, but remains en elite quarterback that shows no signs of slowing down.
|1/14/2018||Case Keenum, Min, QB|
|Case Keenum was 25 of 40 for 318 yards and threw one touchdown pass Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked two times. Keenum added four rushing yards on one carry.
Analysis: Keenum was held in check in his first career playoff game before connecting with Stefon Diggs for a stunning 61-yard TD pass on the final play. That throw put Keenum over 300 yards for the first time in eight games and gave him at least one TD pass in 10 straight contests. He'll face an even tougher test next week in Philadelphia.
|1/14/2018||Willie Snead, NO, WR|
|Willie Snead had two receptions for 18 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.|
|1/14/2018||C.J. Ham, Min, RB|
|C.J. Ham ran for seven yards on one carry Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.|
|1/14/2018||Taysom Hill, NO, QB|
|Taysom Hill was 0 of 0 for 0 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was not sacked.|
|1/14/2018||Wil Lutz, NO, K|
|Wil Lutz converted one of two field-goal attempts Sunday as the New Orleans Saints lost to the Minnesota Vikings 29-24. He made a kick of 43 yards, and missed a 58-yarder. Lutz tacked on three PATs.|
|1/14/2018||Kai Forbath, Min, K|
|Kai Forbath converted three of four field-goal attempts Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24. He made kicks of 20, 49 and 53 yards, and missed a 49-yarder. Forbath tacked on two PATs.|
|1/14/2018||JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pit, WR|
|JuJu Smith-Schuster had three receptions for five yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Analysis: Smith-Schuster was virtually invisible in his first playoff game after an outstanding rookie season.
|1/14/2018||Keelan Cole, Jax, WR|
|Keelan Cole had one reception for 45 yards Sunday in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 45-42 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Analysis: Cole only had one catch but it was a big one. There should be more room for him to get behind the Patriots' defense next week.
|1/14/2018||Josh Lambo, Jax, K|
|Josh Lambo converted his lone field-goal attempt Sunday - a 45-yarder - as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42. Lambo tacked on six PATs.|
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