Burkhead, Gillislee limited on Wednesday

Injury Both limited last week before being inactive

Pats — Limited: Tom Brady (right hand), Rex Burkhead, Branch and Mike Gillislee. (Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

FF Today’s Take: Both running backs were limited last week and both were inactive. It’s likely that Burkhead will be active this week although he was seen favoring his injured knee during practice last week. From a fantasy perspective, this is still Dion Lewis‘ backfield despite being repeatedly vulture at the goaline last week.

Jets fire offensive coordinator John Morton

Bowles looking for third offensive coordinator in four seasons

The Jets made their first seismic move in an offseason that promises to be filled with them by firing offensive coordinator John Morton.

The Daily News broke the news Wednesday that Gang Green will be looking for a new offensive play-caller after finishing in the bottom third of nearly every meaningful statistical category this season. (New York Daily News)

FF Today’s Take: It’s true the Jets offense was in the bottom third of the league, but given their lack of talent at the skill positions and the outlook of team prior to Week 1, it’s hard to justify the firing based on results. It sounds like compatibility with the coaching staff and players was the main issue for Morton’s firing.

Steelers expected to have new OC

Todd Haley on the way out of Pittsburgh

Sources: The #Steelers are allowing OC Todd Haley to walk now that he’s out of his contract. Pittsburgh expected to have a new OC. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today’s Take: Haley has been the Steelers OC since 2012 but rumors of Ben Roethlisberger and members of the coaching staff clashing with Haley have been circling for some time. The Steelers have been a top ten offense the last four seasons under Haley. Steelers QB coach Randy Fichtner could be promoted to OC.

Fournette uninjured after minor car crash

Expected to practice Wednesday

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette was uninjured after being involved in a minor car crash Tuesday, the team announced.

According to Sgt. Dylan Bryan from Florida Highway Patrol, Fournette was rear-ended during a three-car, chain-reaction collision. He was not at fault in the crash, and he drove home after the incident. Fournette, who’s also battling an ankle injury, is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. It’s a positive development for his availability in Sunday’s AFC title game.
(NFL.com)

FF Today’s Take: Leonard Fournette and the Jags will be ready to go for this weekend’s AFC Championship. Jacksonville’s rookie running back was instrumental to their upset of the Steelers a week ago and will be the focal point of the offense once again against New England.

Drew Brees wants to stay in New Orleans

Doesn't plan on testing free-agent market

METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees says he doesn’t plan on testing the free-agent market this year or waiting until the start of the new league year on March 14 to sign a new contract with the New Orleans Saints, even if that means losing the leverage that might come with other potential suitors. (ESPN.com)

FF Today’s Take: Drew Brees finished 2017 with a career-best completion percentage of 72.1 but also threw far less than in previous years. Assuming the 39-year old quarterback can work out a short term extension with the Saints, Brees will be a borderline fantasy starter heading into next season.