Alex Smith, Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin are all active Sunday night, as expected based off reports from earlier today. The Washington Football Team can make the playoffs with a win tonight, so having these top options available is obviously crucial.
Alshon Jeffery is inactive tonight and is a healthy scratch. In addition to Jeffery, the Eagles are also missing Miles Sanders, Dallas Goedert and DeSean Jackson. That obviously opens up opportunity, but predicting the targets beyond Jalen Reagor gets tricky.
Travis Kelce was not in uniform during the start of Chiefs’ warmups, despite not appearing on the inactive list. This is a pretty clear sign Kelce won’t play – something we suspected would happen, but it hadn’t been confirmed. Deon Yelder and Nick Keizer will work as the Chiefs’ TEs today.
Cam Akers is officially active today, as was reported earlier. While it isn’t known exactly how healthy Akers is, him being active should be considered a potential negative for Malcolm Brown. The Rams are starting John Wolford at QB today, so they might try to lean on the run if possible.
Le’Veon Bell and Travis Kelce are both active today, but their actual roles are not known. The Chiefs are resting several other top offensive players, so risking Kelce or Bell seems foolish. Reports have already indicated a potentially very limited role for Bell, but nothing has been made clear on Kelce. Both players have the potential to score 0 today, so play them at your own risk.
Cordarrelle Patterson and Cole Kmet are both active today. Patterson is limited as a WR but gets work rushing, while Kmet has had the same number of targets as fellow TE Jimmy Graham over the past two weeks (8 total).
Duke Johnson is inactive today, which is good news for David Johnson. With Duke out last week, David handled all 12 of the Texans’ non-QB rush attempts. If the Texans end up rushing more, or need to give David Johnson a break, Gregory Howell could see some work.
Larry Fitzgerald is inactive today, while Chase Edmonds, Maxx Williams and Darrell Daniels are all active. The Cardinals are also without Christian Kirk, meaning WRs KeeSean Johnson, Andy Isabella, and Trent Sherfield will be working behind star WR DeAndre Hopkins.
DeVante Parker is active today, and will play for the first time since Week 14. Jakeem Grant is inactive, and will miss his second game in the past three weeks. Parker should work as the top-WR option, but his upside is limited by the Dolphins starting Tua Tagovailoa.
Golden Tate is inactive Sunday, as expected. Tate did not practice all week, and will miss his second straight game. Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton should continue to see work as the top options at WR for Daniel Jones.
Willie Snead and James Proche are inactive today, while Gus Edwards and Mark Ingram both active. Mark Ingram being active is a bit surprising, as he had been a healthy scratch recently. Still, it doesn’t appear that there is much work for Ingram, with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards leading the backfield.
As expected, Matthew Stafford is officially active today. Stafford has been extremely durable throughout his career, and playing today is clearly a point of pride for him. However, there is a good chance he is not able to finish this game, so he carries a lot of risk. Stafford made it just one drive last week before being replaced by Chase Daniel.
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are both active and expected to start. However, they’re likely to only play part of the game, which obviously caps their upside today. There are better options available today, unless you believe they end up playing the entire game.
Taiwan Jones is inactive, setting up Antonio Williams to handle the workload if the Bills turn to their backups at some point. Devin Singletary and Zach Moss are both active and at the top of the RB depth chart, but are not expected to see their normal workloads.