COVID-19 has been an ever-present pressure within the NFL panorama for almost two full seasons. Outbreaks of the virus throughout the league this week set record highs resulting in newly agreed upon protocols between the NFL and NFLPA, postponed video games and, sadly for a lot of fantasy managers, a number of gamers being held out of video games.
This week’s harm report options loads of ankle and knee accidents, placing the standing of fantasy stars like Jalen Hurts and Leonard Fournette unsure. However COVID-19 has been the story of the week. Remember the rearranged schedule for Week 15, the primary spherical of fantasy playoffs in lots of leagues, once you’re setting your lineup. And do not forget that it’s now potential for vaccinated people to check out of the league’s protocols, so gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 record like Kareem Hunt or Tyler Lockett could possibly be again in time for Tuesday. Sure, Tuesday soccer. It looks like 2020 over again.
Jalen Hurts, Eagles—QUESTIONABLE
Hurts (ankle) is “trending in the fitting route” towards enjoying towards Washington, according to coach Nick Sirianni. He missed his first sport of the season in Week 13 and Gardner Minshew began in his place. Hurts was afforded additional restoration time with Philadelphia on bye in Week 14 and the crew’s sport towards Washington being pushed again till Tuesday because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Lamar Jackson, Ravens—QUESTIONABLE
Jackson (ankle) is questionable with a bone bruise which will pressure him to overlook a sport because of harm for the primary time in his profession, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Baltimore didn’t count on Jackson to play earlier within the week, in accordance with Schefter, however his progress this weekend raised hopes he would possibly play towards Inexperienced Bay.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington Soccer Staff—OUT
Heinicke was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record on Friday. It was initially reported each Heinicke and backup Kyle Allen, who is also on the record, have been prone to miss Sunday’s sport towards the Eagles. The postponement to Tuesday opens up the possibilities that certainly one of them is ready to play towards Philadelphia, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Washington signed Garrett Gilbert, who’s in line to start out if Heinicke or Allen can’t go, on Friday.
Daniel Jones, Giants—OUT
Jones (neck) is just not anticipated to play once more this season, according to The New York Post’s Ryan Dunleavy. He final performed in Week 12.
Baker Mayfield, Browns—OUT
Mayfield tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. He was anticipated to overlook Cleveland’s sport towards the Raiders, initially scheduled for Saturday, however the sport was moved to Monday because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The schedule change opened up the possibility for him to test out of the protocols and play.
D’Andre Swift, Lions—OUT
Swift (shoulder) will miss his third game in as many weeks towards the Cardinals. He final performed on Thanksgiving. Coach Dan Campbell said on Dec. 3 the crew has no plans to close down its high again.
Elijah Mitchell, 49ers—OUT
Mitchell (concussion) will not play against the Falcons, marking his second straight missed sport. Jeff Wilson Jr. carried the ball a team-high 13 instances towards the Bengals final week with Mitchell sidelined.
James Conner, Cardinals—QUESTIONABLE
Conner (ankle) is anticipated to play Sunday towards the Lions, according to multiple reports. He began the final 4 video games for Arizona with Chase Edmonds on injured reserve.
Kareem Hunt, Browns—OUT
Hunt went on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. He was additionally coping with an ankle harm that coach Kevin Stefanski said would make it “unlikely” that he performs on a brief week on Saturday, when the Browns have been initially alleged to play. Cleveland’s sport towards Las Vegas was moved to Tuesday because of the team-wide outbreak.
Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers—QUESTIONABLE
Fournette (ankle) is anticipated to play towards the Saints, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He missed a number of practices earlier within the week however returned on Friday.
Javonte Williams, Broncos—QUESTIONABLE
Williams (knee) is anticipated to play towards the Bengals, according to Schefter. He has not missed a sport all season.
Melvin Gordon, Broncos—QUESTIONABLE
Gordon (thumb/hip) can also be anticipated to play towards Cincinnati, according to Schefter. Gordon returned from a one-week absence in Week 14 and went for a season-high 111 speeding yards.
Tony Pollard, Cowboys—QUESTIONABLE
Pollard (foot) is anticipated to play in Sunday’s divisional sport towards the Giants, according to Schefter. He missed his first sport of the season final week towards Washington. Schefter additionally reported that Dallas might take a cautious strategy with Pollard’s utilization because of his harm.
J.D. McKissic, Washington Soccer Staff—QUESTIONABLE
McKissic cleared concussion protocol however missed Saturday follow because of a neck harm, in accordance with a number of experiences. He has not performed since Week 12.
Jamaal Williams, Lions—OUT
Williams was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record Dec. 10 and was not activated forward of Sunday’s sport towards the Cardinals. With Swift and Williams out, Craig Reynolds, who rushed for 83 yards on 11 carries final week for Detroit, is as soon as once more in line for a large workload.
Alex Collins, Seahawks—OUT
Collins was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Collins is vaccinated and has an opportunity to play in Tuesday’s rescheduled sport towards the Rams due to the NFL’s new COVID-19 protocols.
DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals—INJURED RESERVE
Hopkins (knee) is having knee surgical procedure on his torn MCL and was positioned on injured reserve, according to Rapoport. He’ll miss the rest of the common season and will return for Arizona if the crew makes a deep playoff run.
Tyler Lockett, Seahawks—OUT
Lockett, who’s vaccinated, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Seattle’s sport was rescheduled for Tuesday, so he has an opportunity to check out of the protocols and play towards the Rams.
Marquise Brown, Ravens—QUESTIONABLE
Brown (sickness) is anticipated to play towards the Packers, according to Schefter. He has solely missed one sport this season, sitting out Week 11 because of a thigh harm.
Adam Thielen, Vikings—QUESTIONABLE
Thielen (ankle) stays questionable for Monday evening’s sport towards the Bears. He was not seen at Saturday’s practice after leaving early in Week 13 and lacking all of Week 14’s sport.
D.J. Moore, Panthers—QUESTIONABLE
Moore (hamstring) is anticipated to play towards the Payments, according to Rapoport, after being restricted in follow all week. Carolina’s high cross catcher has not missed a sport all season.
Terry McLaurin, Washington Soccer Staff—QUESTIONABLE
McLaurin (concussion) has a “very high” likelihood of enjoying towards the Eagles, in accordance with coach Ron Rivera. That was stated earlier than the NFC East showdown was moved to Tuesday, so the additional days of relaxation ought to profit McLaurin, who left final week’s sport towards the Cowboys early.
Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins—OUT
Waddle was (*15*) for Sunday’s sport towards the Jets. Miam’s main receiver has not missed a sport but this season.
Jarvis Landry, Browns—OUT
Landry landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, making him certainly one of many Browns gamers added to the record throughout a team-wide outbreak. He has performed in Cleveland’s final seven video games after lacking 4 video games in a row earlier within the season.
Allen Robinson, Bears—OUT
Robinson was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. He returned in Week 14 towards the Vikings from a three-game absence.
Josh Reynolds, Lions—QUESTIONABLE
Reynolds (thigh) stays questionable towards the Cardinals. He’s had 50 or extra receiving yards in his final three video games and could possibly be in line for an enormous day with Swift and T.J. Hockenson out.
Darren Waller, Raiders—OUT
Waller (knee/again) will miss his third consecutive game and fourth this season. Foster Moreau has 47 yards on 4 catches within the final two video games beginning in Waller’s place.
T.J. Hockenson, Lions—INJURED RESERVE
Hockenson is out for the rest of the season after present process surgical procedure on his thumb, in accordance with a number of experiences. He’s anticipated to make an entire restoration in time for Detroit’s offseason program, according to Schefter.
Zach Ertz, Cardinals—QUESTIONABLE
Ertz (hamstring) is anticipated to play towards Detroit, according to Rapoport. He ought to see an uptick in quantity with Hopkins out.
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