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.
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.
LeSean McCoy and Tanner Hudson are inactive today for the Buccaneers. Ronald Jones is returning from a two-week absence and will work as the top back, while Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate will be the active TEs.
Gus Edwards is expected to play Sunday and work with J.K. Dobbins as the top backs. Mark Ingram is expected to be inactive, which would be his third straight game missed. Final confirmation won’t likely be available until inactives are released.
Le’Veon Bell is expected to be active, but he could see very limited work Sunday. The Chiefs have nothing to play for Sunday, and are already resting several of their top players. Ian Rapoport reported that Darwin Thompson will get the bulk of the carries, but Darrel Williams could also compete for work.
Tyler Kroft has tested positive for COVID-19, meaning he is ruled out for Week 17. Because this is a positive test, not just a high-risk close contact, Kroft will be out at least 10 days from the time of the positive test, putting his playoff eligibility in question. The Bills should have Dawson Knox, Lee Smith and Nate Becker at TE, assuming none of them end up being close contacts of Kroft.
Anthony McFarland is inactive today, which won’t have any significant impact.
Jack Doyle will be active today for the Colts.
Brandon Powell is active today for the Falcons.
Maxx Williams is inactive Saturday, leaving Dan Arnold to work as the top TE option with Darrell Daniels behind him. Arnold has been consistently getting the majority of the TE targets, and that shouldn’t change today.
McLaurin was held out of practice for a third consecutive day, which has become a norm for him in recent weeks, but he’s officially been listed as doubtful on Washington’s injury report for Sunday’s Week 16 matchup against the Carolina Panthers due to an ankle injury. With Dwayne Haskins potentially set to receive another start under center, McLaurin’s could have been in line to see a noteworthy increase in target share since he’s averaged just over 9.5 targets per game when Haskins is at quarterback this season. However, with McLaurin on track to be inactive, Haskins or Alex Smith will be likely be left with some combination of Cam Sims, Steven Sims, and Isaiah Wright as his top options at wide receiver in three-wide sets this weekend.
McLaurin was held out of practice for a second consecutive day, which has become a norm for him in recent weeks, so as long as he is able to put in at least a limited session on Friday or Saturday, he should be able to play in Sunday’s Week 16 matchup against the Carolina Panthers despite continuing to battle an ankle injury. With Dwayne Haskins expected to receive another start under center, McLaurin’s could potentially be boosted by an increase in target share since he’s averaged just over 9.5 targets per game when Haskins is at quarterback this season, a drastic increase from his counterparts in Alex Smith and Kylen Allen.
Chase Edmonds is officially active Sunday, although there is still the risk that he is limited. Given that the Cardinals also have Kenyan Drake, they might not feel the need to give Edmonds too much work.
Jamison Crowder is officially active Sunday for the Jets, although it is hard to be excited about any of the Jets’ players, as they’re by far the worst offense playing this afternoon.