McCoy is a healthy scratch for today’s do-or-die game vs. the Titans, as he had been frequently in the second half of the 2019 season. So much for Andy Reid’s coachspeak of saving Shady for the playoffs.
Darwin Thompson will back up Damien WIlliams, who saw a whopping 97% of the snaps last week and will likely be the highest-owned player on the slate. Thompson, a rookie drafted out of the sixth round, will see higher ownership with McCoy out, but shouldn’t be expected to see much of a role today barring a Williams injury. The Titans ranked 10th in DVOA vs. the run during the regular season, but Williams is an amazing play today because of his role, price, and his team’s ITT.
Hollister and Jennings are inactive because Hollister is banged up and Adam Humphries is able to go. Hollister and Jennings being out has little DFS impact.
The biggest DFS news of the day is Adam Humphries’ availability. The slot receiver, who hasn’t played since Week 13 due to an ankle injury, is active today against the Chiefs. This likely pushes Tajae Sharpe back to the WR4 role for the Titans and makes Sharpe an extremely risky play, largely because his snaps should be low since the Titans like to deploy multiple tight ends. Gimino’s ownership projections will probably reflect decreases for Sharpe, Anthony Firkser, and Mycole Pruitt. The Chiefs allowed the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers during the regular season, but every active player is in consideration on a two-game slate.
Jones, a star defensive lineman who missed last week’s game vs. the Texans, is active today and will likely play in a limited fashion for the Chiefs. Jones is an excellent pass rusher for his size and should see work on passing downs if the Titans get behind.
Lazard and Allison practiced fully Friday and do not carry injury designations into Sunday’s game. Both will be available as the Packers take on the 49ers.
Hollister and Humphries are both officially listed as questionable for Sunday. Humphries has not played since Week 13, and it isn’t clear how large his role would be if he returns. He totaled just 6 targets his final three games before getting hurt, down significantly from earlier in the season. Hollister will function mainly as a special teams player.
McCoy and Moore were limited in practice Friday and are officially questionable for Sunday, as they’re both fighting off an illness this week. Moore will be the backup QB if healthy, while McCoy would likely have a limited role as the third RB.
Kelce will play Sunday, as expected. He had been limited this week in practice but never actually at risk of not playing Sunday.
Kittle practiced fully Thursday, removing any doubt about his availability for Sunday. The elite TE will fill his normal role as a key piece of the 49ers’ offense.
Allison was limited Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, while Lazard was limited for the second straight day. They both appear likely to play. Grant practiced fully after sitting out Wednesday for a personal reason, and he will be available Sunday.
Hollister was limited Thursday after practicing fully Wednesday, putting his status in question. Humphries was limited once again, appearing to be on track to return.
Kittle did not practice Wednesday, although he was reportedly walking in the locker room without a limp. It seems highly unlikely this injury keeps him out Sunday, but he is worth monitoring the rest of the week.
Humphries took a step towards returning to the field, getting a limited practice in Wednesday. He has not played since Week 13. Hollister should be healthy enough to play this week, practicing fully Wednesday.
Kelce was limited in practice Wednesday. He is not at risk of missing Sunday’s game, and he will be an elite option as usual.
Lazard was limited Wednesday but is still on track to play this week. Allison and Grant will both need to be monitored. Neither are likely to be out this week, but illnesses and personal issues can sometimes linger longer than expected.