It’s been a long, long winter, but it’s springtime in Minnesota.

Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: For the seventh time this season, Howard fell short of 10 PPR fantasy points, his 2.4 on Sunday registering as his second-lowest total in 2017 (behind only his 0.7 in Week 2). It was the sixth time that he finished a game with a yards-per-carry average beneath 3.0 — he averaged 1.0, with just nine yards on his nine carries — after he finished the 2016 season with only one such performance in 15 games. Howard averaged just 3.3 yards per carry and 11.0 PPR fantasy points in his final six games. He was started in 71.4 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 17, 13th-highest among running backs.

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: His 1.3 PPR fantasy points on three targets on Sunday were not only a season low, but also his fewest in any game since 2015 Week 17 (0.0). It was the second consecutive week that he was held beneath two points. Rudolph was started in 58.8 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 17, sixth-highest among tight ends.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: He picked a bad time to score his fewest fantasy points of the season, as Cousins managed just 7.52 against the New York Giants on Sunday. It was the fifth-worst single-game total in any of his 57 career starts, and interestingly enough, three of his five worst have now come against the Giants (1.06 in 2013 Week 17 and 5.48 in 2014 Week 4 being the others). Cousins was started in 69.9 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 17, fifth-highest among quarterbacks.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, a big 10 games over .500 and two games out of the No. 3 seed in the West, smacked the Cleveland Cavaliers by 28 on Monday. The Target Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Center was loud, Andrew Wiggins had a helluva game — it’s all smiles for Minnesota right now. Over Baseball Jerseys their last 15 games, per NBA.com, they have the No. 1 offense, a top-10 defense, and the No. 1 net rating.

That’s it. No “but …,” no “however …” The Wolves are awesome. Kudos to Tom Thibodeau the general manager, Tom Thibodeau the coach, and everyone else involved (including Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, who are blossoming).

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