Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris are all active Sunday, meaning the Saints’ offense is in great health for their game against the Bears. Austin Carr and Juwan Johnson both inactive, although their roles would have been very limited even if active.
Willie Snead is active today after being questionable this week, while Mark Ingram and Chris Moore are both inactive. Chris Moore was not expected to have a real role in the offense anyways, while Justice Hill will work as the third RB in place of Mark Ingram.
Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson are both active tonight, giving the Football Team their top offensive weapons. Alex Smith is inactive, as expected, and Taylor Heinicke will start at QB instead. Washington has been winning with Smith at QB, but the offense has not been good, so the change to Heinicke may not actually be a hit to the offense.
Mike Evans is officially active tonight, as expected. He suffered what looked like a scary knee injury last week, but clearly progressed enough to be active. He should be an elite option as usual.
The Saints got a big boost on Saturday, with Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Deonte Harris all activated from reserve lists for tomorrow. Kamara and Thomas are obviously the top weapons in this offense, and the Saints appear to have both healthy for Wild Card weekend.
Darnell Mooney has been ruled out for Sunday, leaving the Bears without a top WR against the Saints. Allen Robinson will remain their clear top WR, with Anthony Miller behind him, and TEs Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham likely looking at slightly elevated roles.
Jared Goff and John Wolford are both officially active today, although no starter has been named. Goff being active indicates he can play, and he seemed to be throwing well during warmups. Additionally, QB Blake Bortles is inactive, which could be a sign that the Rams have confidence in Goff’s health (and therefore don’t need another emergency QB). There is a good chance the Rams do not name a starter prior to kickoff, but signs are pointing towards Goff. However, there is definite risk here.
Mike Evans reportedly will play today, although we have not yet gotten official word that he is active. He suffered a scary looking knee injury Week 17, but appears to have avoided anything major. Evans missed the first two practices of this week, but must have shown enough in a limited practice Thursday to be cleared to play today.
The Bills’ offense seems to be getting healthy at the right time, as Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley are both officially active today. Beasley was the bigger question mark entering today, and should be considered a slightly higher risk. The weather in Buffalo looks good today, so the passing offense should be ready to go as usual.
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.
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.