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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    The offensive line is the driving force for that offense, they are now 3 deep with a rookie at a tackle spot....


    Chris Hubbard T, Cleveland Browns
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Browns OL Chris Hubbard (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery.

    Hubbard actually replaced potential All-Pro Wyatt Teller, who's still battling an ankle injury ahead of the postseason. Rookie Nate Davis, who hadn't played a snap prior to Monday night, is in line for his first start of the year if Teller is still unable to turn around for Week 16. Hubbard is due $5.05 million against Cleveland's cap in 2021.
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
    Dec 21, 2020, 2:33 PM ET
  • SmittySmitty Posts: 9,569
    Nice iceman. Injuries are crazy this year.
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    Joe Mixon RB, Cincinnati Bengals
    Bengals head coach Zac Taylor ruled out Joe Mixon (foot) for Week 16 against the Texans.

    Continuing his ongoing bit, Taylor suggested Mixon might be ready for Week 17. Sure. Fantasy players should assume Mixon won't play again until 2021. The Mixon saga feels like last year's weekly prediction that A.J. Green was just days away from returning to the Bengals' lineup. He never did. Giovani Bernard has a favorable Week 16 matchup against a Houston defense giving up 29.9 rushing attempts per game. Bernard will be a low-end RB2.
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    Giovani Bernard

    Source: Ben Baby on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 12:57 PM ET
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    Ezekiel Elliott RB, Dallas Cowboys
    Ezekiel Elliott (calf) said he's on track to play in Week 16 against the Eagles.

    ESPN's Todd Archer said Elliott, who missed Week 15 with the lingering calf issue, "went through some team drills Wednesday after spending the early portion of practice doing resistance training off to the side." Elliott told reporters he felt "better today than I have in the last three weeks on a Wednesday." It looks likely Elliott will return to the starting role despite Tony Pollard being the superior back for much of this season. Elliott would be a touchdown-dependent RB2 against the Eagles.
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    Tony Pollard

    Source: ESPN
    Dec 23, 2020, 2:25 PM ET


    Myles Gaskin RB, Miami Dolphins
    Myles Gaskin (COVID-19) practiced Wednesday.

    It looks like Gaskin, who has missed two straight games on the reserve/COVID-19 list, will be removed from the list soon. He would presumably resume his lead back duties in the Miami backfield if he's active in Week 16 against the Raiders. Salvon Ahmed probably won't retain fantasy relevance with Gaskin back in the fold. Gaskin would be a high-end RB2 against Vegas if he's able to play.
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    Salvon Ahmed

    Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 1:32 PM ET

    Darrell Bevell C, Detroit Lions
    The Lions could be without interim head coach Darrell Bevell on Saturday against the Bucs.

    Bevell, along with the entire defensive coaching staff, were close contacts of two team employees who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The Lions shut down their facility Tuesday after the positive tests were made public, and Bevell is quarantining at a nearby hotel. QB coach Sean Ryan would likely call offensive plays for the Lions if Bevell can't coach on Saturday against the Bucs. The Lions are set up for a slaughter this week against a Bucs team looking to improve their postseason prospects.
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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 1:24 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    See what the practice reports say....

    Antonio Gibson RB, Washington Football Team
    Antonio Gibson (toe) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    At long last, Gibson is back at practice. He's missed two games with the toe injury, ceding backfield duties to J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber. Gibsom practicing on a Wednesday -- even in a limited capacity -- is excellent news for the rookie's Week 16 availability against Carolina. A full complement of snaps and touches for Gibson would make him a RB1 candidate for fantasy championship week.
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    J.D. McKissic, Peyton Barber

    Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 3:56 PM ET
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    Yes.

    Derek Carr QB, Las Vegas Raiders
    Derek Carr (groin) practiced fully Wednesday.

    That's an upgrade from his limited Tuesday practice. It would now be an upset if Carr did not suit up Saturday against the Dolphins. Those who picked up Marcus Mariota as a streamer for championship week will have to find an alternative if Carr fights through what looked to be a serious groin injury that knocked him out of Week 15's game against the Chargers. Carr would have a rough matchup against a stingy Miami defense.
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    Marcus Mariota

    Source: Tashan Reed on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 5:10 PM ET


    Myles Gaskin RB, Miami Dolphins
    Dolphins activated Myles Gaskin off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Gaskin practiced Wednesday before being removed from the COVID list. He'll play this week against the Raiders. Salvon Ahmed, who took 23 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Patriots, would likely play behind Gaskin, losing most of his fantasy value. Gaskin was seeing a reliable workload before a knee injury and being placed on the COVID list. He should be a locked-in RB2 against a mediocre Vegas rush defense.
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    Salvon Ahmed

    Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 4:52 PM ET
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    Keenan Allen WR, Los Angeles Chargers
    Keen Allen (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    That makes two missed practices in a row for Allen, who was limited in Week 15 against the Raiders. He'll have ten days between games before Sunday's matchup with Denver, but he remains iffy. Allen will need to practice Thursday and Friday to have a decent shot to play this week. Even then, the team could limit his snaps, creating another headache for fantasy managers. Tyron Johnson and Hunter Henry would benefit from Allen being out or limited.
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    Tyron Johnson, Hunter Henry

    Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter
    Dec 23, 2020, 5:17 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    Antonio Gibson RB, Washington Football Team
    Antonio Gibson (toe) practiced again on Thursday.

    Gibson was taking part in individual drills. He will get slapped with another "limited" tag. Gibson does not seem terribly likely to return against the Panthers, but this does give him a chance. It also makes it more likely that he will be ready to go for the finale in Week 17. If Gibson gets cleared for the fantasy finals, he will check in as a risk/reward low-end RB2.
    Source: John Keim on Twitter
    Dec 24, 2020, 1:27 PM ET


    Alex Smith QB, Washington Football Team
    Alex Smith (calf) took part in individual drills on Thursday, throwing to receivers.

    Smith was slapped with a "limited" tag on Wednesday but was mostly limited to work with the trainers. Despite the improvement, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the "sense out of Washington" is that it would be "challenging for Smith to return from his calf injury this week." Dwayne Haskins took the first-team reps on Thursday. It's possible the Football Team won't know Smith's final status until Sunday morning. They will surely give him every possible chance to play after Haskins' forgettable Week 15 spot start.
    Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter
    Dec 24, 2020, 1:24 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    George Kittle TE, San Francisco 49ers
    49ers activated TE George Kittle (foot) from injured reserve.

    Coach Kyle Shanahan has confirmed Kittle will suit up against the Cardinals on Saturday, but that he will be on "somewhat of a pitch count." Sometimes these reports are dubious, but with the 49ers already eliminated from playoff contention and Kittle not having suited up since Week 8, there is no way he will see his typical allotment of snaps. Fantasy desperados can nevertheless gamble on Kittle as an upside TE1 for finals week. Even a snap-counted Kittle will probably be a better option than almost any player after the TE6-7 range.
    Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter
    Dec 24, 2020, 4:35 PM ET

    Marquise Brown WR, Baltimore Ravens
    Marquise Brown was added to the Ravens' Thursday injury report with a knee issue, missing practice.

    We were hoping Brown's absence was a maintenance day. That's still possible, but a mid-week addition as a "DNP" is an ominous sign. Brown should not be considered truly questionable to suit up against the Giants. Brown has just recently begun to re-emerge as a viable WR3. A "limited" session on Friday would put him on track to play.
    Source: Aaron Kasinitz on Twitter
    Dec 24, 2020, 4:19 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    Derek Carr QB, Las Vegas Raiders
    Raiders coach Jon Gruden is "optimistic" Derek Carr (groin) will start Saturday evening's game against the Dolphins.

    Gruden stopped short of guaranteeing Carr will go, but it sounds like only a setback could keep him out. "I am not going to let the cat out of the bag. Wanna make sure he's ok," Gruden said. "Both quarterbacks have prepared to play." Dual-threat Marcus Mariota would have been the better fantasy bet against the Dolphins' dominant defense. Playing at less than 100 percent health, Carr will be a last-gasp QB2 if he's indeed cleared.
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    Marcus Mariota

    Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter
    Dec 24, 2020, 4:42 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    This is not good for Rivers and the Colts.

    Anthony Castonzo T, Indianapolis Colts
    Colts LT Anthony Castonzo (knee, ankle) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Steelers.

    Castonzo was downgraded from questionable. The Colts will be without both starting tackles for a matchup with a Steelers defense that leads the league in sacks. With backup LT La'Raven Clark on IR, Chaz Green will likely start for Castonzo.
    Dec 26, 2020, 12:03 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    edited December 2020
    Wow...


    KhaDarel Hodge WR, Cleveland Browns
    Browns placed WR KhaDarel Hodge on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Good grief. With Hodge joining Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones on the COVID list as "close contacts," ex-Lion Marvin Hall will now be the Browns' "No. 1 receiver." Ja'Marcus Bradley and Derrick Willies will also be promoted from the practice squad. It's obviously a situation to avoid in fantasy, and all the more reason for the Browns to lean on their lethal rushing attack against the Jets' tanked defense. Hall will be worth a WR5 punt, however.
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    Marvin Hall

    Dec 26, 2020, 5:58 PM ET
  • Jeudy had 5 drops yesterday. & it was actually 7. Butterfingers that hears the footsteps
  • KookaburraKookaburra Posts: 1,980
    Iceman can now consolidate all his threads.
  • KookaburraKookaburra Posts: 1,980
    Washington no-names release Dwayne Haskins.
  • KookaburraKookaburra Posts: 1,980
    So - who is Smith's backup?
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 13,606
    He's up there with Russell as all time bad QBs
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  • swampiesswampies Posts: 4,926
    edited December 2020
    WTCM said:

    He's up there with Russell as all time bad QBs

    That’s harsh!!

    Yes he stupid but Russell even said all he wanted was the 50 million and never read the playbook.
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  • swampiesswampies Posts: 4,926
    Chris Sims nailed it with Haskins by saying Ohio made him looked good for someone who was not a playbook educated player. Basically saying Haskins all you have to do is throw the ball to this WR or that WR when they get open. So he benefited from talent around him and having a arm that could throw long. That’s it! He’s too raw of a player that needs a lot of development and Covid-19 did not help him with that!

    He just might get picked up by the Steelers because he looks like Ben, big and has a strong arm so don’t be surprised if Steelers pick him up!
    (I'm not a expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!)
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  • Steelers are done with drama...zero chance
    12 Team PPR Dynasty
    QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, Flex RB/WR/TE

    Wentz, Tannehill
    S Barkley, J Jacobs, C Carson, R Freeman, Dobbins
    AJ Brown, T Hill, C Kupp, DJ Chark, Lamb, Jefferson
    Kelce, Higbee
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    Brett Kern P, Tennessee Titans
    Titans placed P Brett Kern on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Hopefully this does not portend more coronavirus issues for the Titans. Kern missed time earlier this season, and his Week 10 absence against the Colts led directly to a Titans loss after his fill-in performed disastrously.
    Dec 29, 2020, 4:23 PM ET

    Darrell Henderson RB, Los Angeles Rams
    Rams placed RB Darrell Henderson on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain.

    The Rams would need to make the NFC Championship Game for us to see Henderson again this season. It leaves the Jared Goff-less team in backfield limbo for Week 17's must-win game against the Cardinals, as Cam Akers (high-ankle sprain) is probably on the wrong side of questionable. That would default Malcolm Brown to starting duties alongside first-time starting quarterback John Wolford. Henderson took a big step forward this season after his lost rookie year, but the Rams never seemed comfortable committing to him as a true lead back. Akers was excellent in a role Henderson was merely good in. 23-year-old Henderson still flashed his expected big-play ability as both a runner and receiver. Despite Akers' presence, Henderson is an intriguing hold in Dynasty leagues.
    Dec 29, 2020, 4:05 PM ET

    Kyle Rudolph TE, Minnesota Vikings
    Kyle Rudolph (foot) is out for Week 17 against the Lions.

    Rudolph is technically being sent to injured reserve, which is just a formality at this point since the Vikings' season will be over this time next week. Sidelined since Week 13, 31-year-old Rudolph heads into the offseason with his lowest catch (28) and yardage (334) totals since 2014. Due a whopping $7.65 million next season, Rudolph's release would clear more than $5 million in cap space. That number increases to $8 million if he's designated a post-June 1 cut. With Irv Smith continuing to come on, Rudolph will probably at the very least be asked to restructure his contract. Rudolph is a low-upside hold in Dynasty leagues.
    Dec 29, 2020, 4:39 PM ET


    Harrison Bryant TE, Cleveland Browns
    Browns placed TE Harrison Bryant on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    S Andrew Sendejo will join him. We don't know if the players are "close contacts" or COVID positive themselves, but this certainly raises questions about whether the Browns' coronavirus situation is contained ahead of Sunday's must-win game against the Steelers. With the entire receiver corps out, rookie Bryant caught 3-of-7 targets for 37 yards against the Jets in Week 16. He will be off the DFS radar if he gets cleared for the finale.
    Source: Jake Trotter on Twitter


    Dec 29, 2020, 4:33 PM ETAnthony Castonzo T, Indianapolis Colts
    Colts LT Anthony Castonzo will have season-ending ankle surgery.

    He'll be placed on IR and miss Week 17. The Colts will be without Castonzo if they advance to the postseason. It's a huge loss for an offensive line that's struggled to keep Philip Rivers healthy. Fortunately for the Colts, they'll get back RT Braden Smith (COVID-19) this week.
    Source: NFL Network
    Dec 30, 2020, 12:26 PM ET

    Cooper Kupp WR, Los Angeles Rams
    Cooper Kupp (illness, reserve/COVID-19) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Cardinals.

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Kupp tested positive and will miss this week. It means the Rams are down Jared Goff, Kupp, and potentially two of their running backs in a must-win game. Signed to a three-year, $47 million extension in September, Kupp set a career low with three touchdowns and finished 26 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. Josh Reynolds will pick up Kupp's snaps in Week 17.
    Source: NFL Network
    Dec 30, 2020, 11:43 AM ET


    La'Mical Perine RB, New York Jets
    Jets placed RB La'Mical Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Perine is out for Week 17 after he tested positive. The Jets are undergoing contact tracing, so it's possible more players are added to the list. Perine was healthy for 10 games as a rookie, rushing for 232 yards (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns as a change-up to Frank Gore. The Jets should overhaul their running back depth this offseason.
    Dec 30, 2020, 11:35 AM ET


    Robbie Gould K, San Francisco 49ers
    49ers signed Robbie Gould to a two-year, $7.25 million extension.

    It's a fully guaranteed deal for Gould. The 38-year-old has made 19-of-23 (82.6%) of his field goals this year and is 94.7% on extra points. Gould's new deal keeps him in San Francisco through 2022.
    Dec 30, 2020, 10:54 AM ET


    James Robinson RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said that RB James Robinson (ankle) will be shut down for the season.

    Robinson will sit out Jacksonville's season finale after missing Week 16. In 14 games, Robinson had 1,414 total yards, 4.5 YPC, and 10 TDs, putting together the greatest season ever by an undrafted running back. It's even more impressive given Robinson was playing in constant negative gamescripts on the worst team in the league. With the No. 1 pick locked up, Jacksonville's next GM will have Robinson and projected top-pick Trevor Lawrence to build around as franchise cornerstones.
    Source: NFL Network
    Dec 30, 2020, 9:19 AM ET


    Karl Joseph DB, Cleveland Browns
    Browns placed S Karl Joseph on the COVID-19 list.

    It's unclear if he's a close contact or actually tested positive. Either way, he'll miss the Week 17 finale. The Browns have placed close to one dozen players on the COVID-19 list in the last week. Cleveland is in a must-win spot on Sunday.
    Source: Browns on Twitter
    Dec 29, 2020, 7:46 PM ET


    Nicholas Morrow LB, Las Vegas Raiders
    Raiders activated LB Nicholas Morrow from the COVID-19 list.

    Morrow went on the list on five days ago, so he was only a close contact and tested negative all week. He'll be eligible for Week 17 as the Raiders' starting linebacker.
    Source: Paul Guiterrez on Twitter
    Dec 29, 2020, 6:15 PM ET
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    Christian McCaffrey RB, Carolina Panthers
    Christian McCaffrey (quad) is out for Week 17 against the Saints.

    It was a completely lost season for fantasy's No. 1 overall pick, as CMC appeared in just three games thanks to a laundry list of different ailments. He hasn't played since Week 9 and finished the year with a 59-225-5 rushing line and 17-149-1 receiving output. He was obviously extremely effective when on the field and should be 100% for a mostly normal offseason. The Panthers erred more on the side of caution with his latest injury in a year where they were never in contention for a playoff spot. McCaffrey signed a four-year extension in the offseason and is inked through 2025. He turns 25 next summer.
    Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter
    Dec 30, 2020, 2:53 PM ET


    Jimmy Garoppolo QB, San Francisco 49ers
    Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle, I.R.) is out for Week 17 against the Seahawks.

    Garoppolo hasn't played since Week 8 and started just six games this season after "managing" the 49ers to the Super Bowl last year on the back of a great defense. Garoppolo went 94-of-140 this season (67.1%) for 1,096 yards (7.8 YPA) and a measly 7:5 TD:INT mark. The Niners know Garoppolo isn't a game-changer at the position, and coach Kyle Shanahan refused to fully commit to Garoppolo being back as the starter in 2021. He has two years left on his deal, but the Niners can clear $24.1 million in cap space by releasing Garoppolo this offseason, absorbing a dead cap hit of just $2.8 million. It almost seems like a no-brainer move.
    Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter
    Dec 30, 2020, 1:59 PM ET


    Mike Davis RB, Carolina Panthers
    Mike Davis (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Saints.

    With Christian McCaffrey (quad) also out, it'll be Rodney Smith, special teamer Trenton Cannon, FB Alex Armah, and likely even Curtis Samuel in the Panthers' backfield against New Orleans. A late-round fantasy gem thanks to McCaffrey's list of injuries this season, Davis was a league-winner with a 165-642-6 rushing line and 59-373-2 as a receiver, topping 1,000 total yards in a career year for the soon-to-be 28-year-old (in February). Davis will be a free agent in March and likely hopes to land a role as a 1A or 1B in someone's backfield.
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    Rodney Smith, Curtis Samuel

    Source: David Newton on Twitter
    Dec 30, 2020, 3:00 PM ET
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    Tua Tagovailoa QB, Miami Dolphins
    Tua Tagovailoa was not deemed a "close contact" of COVID-positive Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    It beggars belief that quarterbacks who must do everything together during the week are not "close contacts," but the NFL says you're not as long as you follow all distancing and masking guidelines. The coronavirus tends to get around those precautions if you are indoors together long enough, but unlike the Broncos in Week 12, the Dolphins at least did what the league's rules asked of them. Tagovailoa will be backed up by Jake Rudock for Sunday's must-win game against the Bills, who probably will not be going full steam with only seeding to play for. With his supporting cast uncertain, Tagovailoa remains a low-floor QB2.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Dec 31, 2020, 1:46 PM ET


    Ryan Fitzpatrick QB, Miami Dolphins
    Dolphins placed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Fitzpatrick is reportedly COVID positive, and not merely a "close contact." At least as of 1:30 PM ET Thursday afternoon, Tua Tagovailoa has yet to be designated a close contact of Fitz. It would appear the Dolphins followed all mask and distancing guidelines, unlike the Broncos quarterbacks ahead of Week 12. Nevertheless, Jake Rudock has been promoted from the practice sqaud to serve as either the No. 2 or No. 1 quarterback depending on Tua's status. Depending on when Fitzpatrick first tested positive, it's possible he will not be available for a potential Wild Card matchup should the Dolphins clinch a playoff spot against the Bills on Sunday. It's a disaster for Miami after Fitzpatrick served as Tua's Mariano Rivera in Week 16.
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    Jake Rudock, Tua Tagovailoa

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter
    Dec 31, 2020, 1:19 PM ET
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    Jimmy Smith DB, Baltimore Ravens
    Ravens re-signed Jimmy Smith to a one-year, $5 million contract extension.

    Initially set to hit free agency, the one-year extension will keep Smith locked up with the Ravens through the 2021 season. He’s dealt with a number of injuries the past few years and turns 33 in July, but Smith remains Baltimore’s best reserve in the secondary when healthy. He’ll likely be asked to stay in that role next season.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Dec 31, 2020, 11:36 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 7,727
    This will hurt.....

    David Bakhtiari T, Green Bay Packers
    Packers placed LT David Bakhtiari on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

    Bakhtiari suffered the injury in Thursday's practice. It's a crushing, crushing blow, as Aaron Rodgers' spotless 2020 protection has been an invaluable part of his rebound to MVP contender status. The Packers spoke to 29-year-old Bakhtiari's importance when they made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history last month. He is one of the best players in all of football. Now instead of letting Bakhtiari handle all comers on Rodgers' blindside, the Pack will have to mix and match just as the stakes are the highest. Bakhtiari should be considered questionable for Week 1, 2021.
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
    Dec 31, 2020, 7:05 PM ET
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    edited January 1
    KJ Hamler WR, Denver Broncos
    KJ Hamler (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Raiders.

    This ends Hamler's rookie year. In 13 games (four starts), Hamler posted a 30/381/3 line with a 54% catch rate on 56 targets. Injuries and quarterback play derailed Hamler's first season, but there were a few splash weeks from the speedy slot receiver. Hamler will return in a top-three role for the Broncos in 2021.
    Jan 1, 2021, 12:03 PM ET


    D.J. Chark WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
    D.J. Chark (shin) won't play in Week 17 against the Colts.

    Jaguars will officially be without James Robinson (ankle), Collin Johnson (hamstring), and Chark on the road against the Colts, which need a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. As 14-point favorites, fantasy players should expect Indianapolis' running game to plow through Jacksonville with ease on Sunday. T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal are also viable plays for any Week 17 leagues.
    Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 1:10 PM ET

    Dallas Goedert TE, Philadelphia Eagles
    Dallas Goedert (calf) did not practice Friday and is expected to miss Week 17 against Washington.

    Goedert was always unlikely to suit up for the Eagles' meaningless season finale. That leaves Zach Ertz as the team's primary pass catching tight end against Washington in what could be Ertz's last game as an Eagle. In his three pro starts, Jalen Hurts has favored his tight ends. Hurts has thrown 34 passes to Ertz and Goedert over those three games, a combined 34 percent target share. Each tight end has seen 17 looks from the rookie signal caller.
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    Zach Ertz

    Source: Dave Zangaro on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 1:12 PM ET


    Miles Sanders RB, Philadelphia Eagles
    Miles Sanders (knee) didn't practice Friday and isn't expected to play in Week 17 against Washington.
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    Boston Scott

    Source: Dave Zangaro on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 1:10 PM ET


    Dave DeGuglielmo C, New York Giants
    Giants OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo has tested positive for COVID-19.

    DeGulielmo won't coach Sunday against the Cowboys. The Giants have isolated him and two "potential close contacts." The team facility remains open and they plan to practice Friday. Sunday's game is still on as scheduled.
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    Dallas Cowboys

    Source: giants.com
    Jan 1, 2021, 11:17 AM ET
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 13,606
    Alvin Kamara out for week 17 on the COVID-19 list
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    edited January 2
    Damien Harris RB, New England Patriots
    Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Jets.

    Harris was the Patriots' starting running back from Weeks 4-14, but an ankle injury ended his year early. The second-year pro was primarily used as a between-the-tackles thumper, similarly to how Sony Michel had been used in years prior. He finished 691 yards and two touchdowns on 137 carries (5.0 YPC), only adding five receptions through the air. With James White set to hit free agency, it's possible Harris plays on more third downs in 2021. Harris' floor and ceiling are tied to who will be quarterbacking the Patriots. For now, Harris is a fantasy RB3.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:58 PM ET


    Marcus Williams DB, New Orleans Saints
    Saints S Marcus Williams (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Panthers.

    The Saints are dealing with a lot of injuries right now. Michael Thomas is on injured reserve, Alvin Kamara is on the COVID-19 list, Kwon Alexander is out for the season, and Williams is week to week. The Saints most likely will play on Wild Card Weekend. It's unclear if Williams suit up then.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:54 PM ET


    Bryan Bulaga T, Los Angeles Chargers
    Chargers RT Bryan Bulaga (foot) is out for Week 17 against the Chiefs.

    Bulaga missed a lot of time in 2020, his first season with the Chargers. The 31-year-old dealt with a lingering back injury and ended his season with a foot injury. Los Angeles simply has to figure out their team's troubling injury history. It seems to be an issue every single season. Bulaga will be back to protect Justin Herbert next year. His contract runs through the 2022 season. Joey Bosa, Casey Hayward, Keenan Allen, and others will miss the season finale.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:50 PM ET


    Trent Brown T, Las Vegas Raiders
    Raiders RT Trent Brown (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Broncos.

    Brown only played four games in 2020 due to a variety of ailments, including a scary stint on the COVID-19 list. The Raiders' big splash in the 2019 offseason, Brown remains under contract for the next two seasons. When healthy, he's a difference maker at right tackle for the ground game. The Raiders need Brown back to full healthy next year to have a shot at a wild card spot.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:40 PM ET


    Collin Johnson WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jaguars WR Collin Johnson (hamstring) is out for Week 17 against the Colts.

    A rotational option as a fifth-round rookie from Texas, Johnson caught 18 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns on 31 targets in 2020. The lengthy outside receiver could start some games next season with Chris Conley and Keelan Cole headed for free agency, but D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault are Jacksonville’s priorities at receiver and the Jaguars have a ton of cap space and draft capital to add competition. Johnson’s 8.8 yards per target average suggests there’s some upside if Jacksonville can hit on their next quarterback, likely the blonde kid from Clemson.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:38 PM ET


    Jaylon Johnson DB, Chicago Bears
    Bears CBs Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) and Buster Skrine (concussion) are out for Week 17 against the Packers.

    Neither Johnson nor Skrine practiced this week. It's awful timing for the Bears as Sunday is a must-win game for their playoff hopes. Johnson would've defended Davante Adams at times. It wouldn't be a surprise for Adams to reach 100 yards with a touchdown or two in this suddenly good on-paper matchup.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:34 PM ET


    Leighton Vander Esch LB, Dallas Cowboys
    Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Giants.

    It's a must-win game for Dallas, so Vander Esch's ankle injury must be significant. He didn't practice all week and should be viewed as week-to-week if the Cowboys backdoor into the playoffs. Partially due to injuries, Vander Esch had a down 2020 season, particularly fitting the run.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:31 PM ET


    William Jackson DB, Cincinnati Bengals
    Bengals CB William Jackson (concussion) is out for Week 17 against the Ravens.

    This could end Jackson's time with the Bengals as his four-year contract and fifth-year team option are now up. He'll head into free agency as a 29-year-old and should land starting-caliber money. He's been a quality outside corner every season he's been healthy for.
    Jan 1, 2021, 7:25 PM ET
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    Arguably the best player on that defense....

    Devin White LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Buccaneers placed Devin White on the reserve/COVID list.

    White, the Buccaneers' leading tackler and only player in the NFL with at least 100 tackles and nine sacks, won't be available for Tampa Bay's regular season finale against the Falcons. The team also moved elite pass rusher Shaq Barrett to the COVID list Friday. At this point, the organization is simply hoping to have both back in time for the Wild Card round.
    Source: Buccaneers.com
    Jan 1, 2021, 3:57 PM ET

    Shaq Barrett LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Buccaneers placed Shaq Barrett on the reserve/COVID list.

    Tampa Bay simultaneously placed Devin White on the list, too. Barrett, who's tied for fourth in the NFL with 40 quarterback pressures, and White, the only player in the NFL with at least 100 tackles and nine sacks, won't be available against the Falcons despite the top Wild Card seed still being up for grabs. It's a massive loss for the Bucs' defense, which will be forced to stop Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley without two of its top pass rushers.
    Source: Rick Stroud on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 3:49 PM ET


    Chris Boswell K, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Chris Boswell (hip) is out for Week 17 against the Browns.

    Practice squad kicker Matt Wright will again kick for Pittsburgh. With the Steelers holding out key starts, including Ben Roethlisberger, Wright isn't a viable fantasy option against Cleveland. The team hopes to have Boswell back for its playoff run.
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    Source: Noah Strackbein on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 3:48 PM ET


    Darian Thompson DB, Dallas Cowboys
    Cowboys placed S Darian Thompson on the reserve/COVID list.

    The organization didn't announce whether Thompson tested positive or was simply a close contact, but it's far too late into the week for him to turn around for Sunday. Dallas will also be missing LB Leighton Vander Esch and S Xavier Woods against the Giants.
    Source: Jori Epstein on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 3:41 PM ET

    Ben Roethlisberger QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Ben Roethlisberger is out for Week 17 against the Browns.

    The team will rest their haggard starting QB in the regular season finale. Mason Rudolph will get the start against Cleveland, making all Steelers receivers and running backs terribly unappealing. Cleveland's defense is one of the week's best options with Rudolph starting.
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    Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 4:28 PM ET


    Joey Bosa DL, Los Angeles Chargers
    Joey Bosa (concussion, shin) won't play in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

    The Chargers also moved CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) to injured reserve and won't have S Rayshawn Jenkins (ankle) either. Week 17 is more of a reserves exhibition in Kansas City as the Chiefs will also be resting Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Sammy Watkins, among others.
    Source: Around The NFL on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 4:26 PM ET

    K'Waun Williams DB, San Francisco 49ers
    49ers CBs K'Waun Williams and Richard Sherman are out for Week 17 against the Seahawks.

    49ers CB Emmanuel Mosely is also questionable after a full week of limited practices. The 49ers are out of the playoff hunt, so this only matters for Seattle's playoff seeding. Both Williams and Sherman are free agents in 2021. San Francisco will have to address their secondary this offseason.
    Jan 1, 2021, 6:32 PM ET


    Deebo Samuel WR, San Francisco 49ers
    Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is out for Week 17 against the Seahawks.

    Samuel appeared in just seven games, two of which concluded with a sub-50% snap share. The second-year pro began the season with a broken foot and ended the season with a hamstring injury. Unfortunately, Samuel had a lengthy injury history at South Carolina, too. That's the side effect of playing with the aggression after the catch that Samuel plays with. With George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk competing for targets, Samuel must get better quarterback play in 2021 to return to the WR3 discussion. Samuel is better suited as a WR4 target in fantasy drafts for the time being.
    Jan 1, 2021, 6:12 PM ET

    Laremy Tunsil T, Houston Texans
    Texans LT Laremy Tunsil (ankle) is out for Week 17 against the Titans.

    He didn't practice all week with nothing to play for in the season finale. It's worth questioning how effective a banged-up Deshaun Watson will be without his lone quality offensive lineman on the sideline, and the Titans needing a win. Tunsil and Watson are the Texans' two primary building blocks for the next coaching staff to work with.
    Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter
    Jan 1, 2021, 6:39 PM ET
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