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.
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.
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.
Alex Smith, Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin are all expected to play Sunday night. Despite their 6-9 record, the Football Team is in the playoffs as division champs with a win. This report is a positive sign for all three, but it will be important to confirm their statuses when inactives are released 90 minutes before kickoff.
The Cardinals are reportedly not optimistic Larry Fitzgerald plays Sunday, but they are not ruling him out yet. Given that the Cardinals make the playoffs with a win, you have to imagine Fitzgerald will play if at all possible, even if he is limited. If he is ruled out, it is a further boost to KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella, while DeAndre Hopkins is the clear top target, as usual. Christian Kirk was already ruled out yesterday, so there should be plenty of opportunity for the active Cardinals.
Christian Kirk has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, ruling him out for at least Week 17. KeeSean Johnson should see a significant boost, and Andy Isabella should see work for the first time since Week 13.
Eric Ebron has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he will be out for Week 17. However, if he continues to test negative, he should be eligible to play in the playoffs. Vance McDonald will work as the top TE, with Kevin Rader behind him.