Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports the Falcons will look at Chip Kelly to replace likely-departing OC Kyle Shanahan.
Shanahan is fully expected to become the 49ers' next head coach, leaving the Falcons with a vacancy at coordinator. Kelly was a serious candidate for the Jaguars' coordinator job and will reportedly meet with Bill Belichick about a position with the Patriots. Switching to Kelly's scheme would be a risk for the most potent attack in the league, but it is reasonable to believe Kelly will have much more success if he is allowed to just focus on the offensive side of the ball. Even so, the Falcons would be wise to look for some continuity with their next coordinator.
Packers SS Morgan Burnett (thigh) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
Burnett was unsure if he would be able to play early in the week, but he is going to give it a go. Kentrell Brice filled in last week and will take over if Burnett cannot finish the game.
Falcons declared RB Terron Ward, WR Nick Williams, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Dashon Goldson, LB Josh Keyes, OL Wes Schweitzer, and TE DJ Tialavea inactive for the NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
There are no big names here for the relatively healthy Falcons.
Christine Michael (back) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
Michael was added to the injury report with a back issue on Saturday, but he finished off his pre-game warm-up with a backflip, indicating he is just fine. Michael played limited snaps and did not touch the ball last week, however, so betting on him in DFS is a risky proposition. Green Bay declared James Starks (concussion), QB Joe Callahan, WR Max McCaffrey, CB Herb Waters, FB Joe Kerridge, OT Kyle Murphy, and DT Christian Ringo inactive.
Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
Allison will suit up despite sitting out the entire week of practice. With both Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Davante Adams (ankle) also active, Allison's role is unclear, but it would not be surprising if either Nelson or Adams (or both) were not able to finish the game. Allison is as good a low-priced flier as any in DFS.
Davante Adams (ankle) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
As are Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Adams did not practice at all this week and reportedly did not run any routes in the pre-game warm-up. With Nelson back, it is possible Adams is nothing more than an emergency option. He is a risky DFS bet, albeit one with a sky-high ceiling.
Jordy Nelson (ribs) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
As are Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Despite being active, Nelson's ability to play a full complement of snaps is in serious question despite a Kevlar vest which he hopes will protect his broken ribs. Nelson is a dart throw at best in DFS, but he is a high-upside one.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports the Redskins are in negotiations to promote QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator.
This has been the expected outcome since OC Sean McVay left to take a head-coaching job with the Rams last week. With Cavanaugh ascending to offensive coordinator, Kevin O'Connell is expected to take over as the Redskins' QBs coach. O'Connell spent last year as an offensive assistant for the 49ers. Head coach Jay Gruden is expected to handle play-calling duties on offense next season.