Week 16 brings perhaps the most unique schedule of the season with our first Friday game of 2020 and a triple-header slated for Saturday.

With only two weeks remaining and just a handful of teams officially eliminated from playoff contention, staying healthy remains as important as possible. Here’s a game-by-game breakdown of what injuries could affect this weekend’s action:

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Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, (Fri.) 4:30 PM

Vikings

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Jalyn Holmes
DE Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Armon Watts
DT Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Todd Davis
LB Ribs DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Troy Dye
LB Concussion/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Alexander Mattison
RB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
C.J. Ham
FB Quadriceps DNP DNP LP Questionable
Eric Kendricks
LB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Kyle Rudolph
TE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: CB Kris Boyd, shoulder; CB Mike Hughes, neck; LB Anthony Barr, pectoral; DE Danielle Hunter, undisclosed.

  • Kyle Rudolph will miss his third-straight game with a foot injury. Irv Smith and Tyler Conklin have stepped up their production in Rudolph’s absence. The duo has 15 catches, 197 yards, and two touchdowns over the last two games.
  • Eric Kendricks has been out since Week 12 with a calf injury, but his replacements, Todd Davis and Troy Dye, aren’t expected to play either due to a rib injury and a concussion, respectively. Hardy Nickerson could be the second linebacker next to Eric Wilson. Nickerson has played double-digit defensive snaps just twice this season, but made nine starts for the Bengals in 2017-2018. He has really struggled in coverage throughout his career, allowing 50 of 56 targets to be caught for 568 yards and 4 TDs. His QB rating allowed is an awful 132.7. Look for Alvin Kamara to potentially take advantage.

Saints

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Tre’Quan Smith
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Andrus Peat
G/T Ankle DNP LP DNP Questionable
Nick Easton
C/G Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Marcus Williams
S Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Carl Granderson
DE Neck LP LP FP (-)
Malcom Brown
DT Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Trey Hendrickson
DE Neck LP LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Michael Thomas, ankle; WR Tre’Quan Smith, ankle; CB Patrick Robinson, hamstring.

  • It’s been a lost season for Michael Thomas, who will miss the rest of the regular season after being moved to the IR last week. However, because that move was prior to Week 14, Thomas will be eligible to return for the first round of the postseason. Emmanuel Sanders and Juwan Johnson led the Saints receivers in snaps last week.
  • WR Tre’Quan Smith, guard Nick Easton, and safety Marcus Williams are out for the Saints vs. Vikings. Williams is sixth among Safeties in overall PFF Grade and he is first in run defense. Veteran D.J. Swearinger will start in his place. While he has struggled in his career in coverage he has been an above-average run defender.
  • Guard Andrus Peat and DE Trey Hendrickson are questionable. The Peat injury could be an issue considering Easton is already declared out. Ceasar Ruiz would fill in at RG and he has been awful so far, ranking 89th out of 95 Guards in PFF pass blocking. Next on the depth chart is Will Clapp who has only played 45 snaps this season. In his career, Clapp has allowed an 8.7% pressure rate, including 4 sacks, in his career. Both Peat and Easton haven’t been great this season, ranking 64th and 73rd in PFF grade.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions, (Sat.) 1:00 PM

Buccaneers

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Carlton Davis
CB Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jason Pierre-Paul
OLB Knee LP LP DNP (-)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
S Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: C AQ Shipley, neck; DT Vita Vea, leg; TE OJ Howard, Achilles.

  • Cornerback Carlton Davis leads the NFL in passes defended (18), but it seems like a longshot he plays on Saturday afternoon. Jamel Dean filled in for Davis last week and performed well. His 90.7 coverage grade on Pro Football Focus ranked sixth among cornerbacks in Week 15.

Lions

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Tyrell Crosby
OL Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Kenny Golladay
WR Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Jamie Collins Sr.
LB Neck DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Taylor Decker
T Groin LP DNP LP Questionable
Jayron Kearse
S Hip (-) (-) LP Questionable
Matt Prater
K Back (-) DNP LP Questionable
Frank Ragnow
OL Throat DNP DNP LP Questionable
Darryl Roberts
CB Hip LP LP FP Questionable
Matthew Stafford
QB Rib/Right Thumb LP LP LP Questionable
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
T Concussion DNP LP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: CB Jeffrey Okudah, groin; CB Desmond Trufant, hamstring; DT Danny Shelton, knee; DE Trey Flowers, undisclosed; FB Nick Bawden, undisclosed.

  • If Matthew Stafford is unable to play, Chase Daniel will start at quarterback for the Lions. Stafford has missed time in the past few weeks, playing 90-percent and 86-percent of the snaps in Weeks 14 and 15. Daniel has completed eight of the 12 passes he’s thrown the past two weeks for 84 yards and an interception.
  • There are a number of veterans questionable for Detroit, but much of that is probably to product of a short week. However, RT Tyrell Crosby will miss his third-straight game with an ankle injury. Matt Nelson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai have each started a game at right tackle since Crosby went out. Vaitai got the nod in Week 15, but lasted just 33 snaps before suffering a concussion. Nelson has played 197 snaps at right tackle this season, surrendering zero sacks and eight QB pressures.
  • Center Frank Ragnow practiced for the first time since suffering a fractured throat against the Green Bay Packers and may play. LT Taylor Decker returned to practice Thursday after sitting out earlier in the week. Although Decker played every snap last week, he has been dealing with a groin injury since Tuesday.
  • On defense, LB Jamie Collins and CB Daryl Roberts have both been limited in practice all week. Roberts has missed a number of games this week but he would be a welcome sight with a number of secondary injuries already. He hasn’t been great but he grades out as just below average in coverage grade. Collins is a veteran who has been the most consistent player on the defense.

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, (Sat.) 4:30 PM

49ers

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Hroniss Grasu
OL Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Richie James
WR Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Dion Jordan
DL Knee DNP LP DNP Doubtful
Javon Kinlaw
DT Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Tarvarius Moore
DB Knee DNP LP FP Questionable
Raheem Mostert
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Nick Mullens
QB Right Elbow DNP DNP DNP Out
Deebo Samuel
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Richard Sherman
CB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Jason Verrett
CB Illness FP FP FP (-)
Jimmie Ward
DB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Emmanuel Moseley
CB Hamstring (-) (-) FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: G Tom Compton, concussion; CB Jamar Taylor, knee; S Jaquiski Tartt, toe; QB Jimmy Garoppolo, ankle; C Ben Garland, calf; DE Ezekiel Ansah, biceps; LB Dee Ford, back; DE Nick Bosa, knee; DE Solomon Thomas, knee; WR Jalen Hurd, knee.

  • Another week and another messy injury report for the Niners. Key guys declared out include RB Raheem Mostert (ankle), QB Nick Mullens (elbow), WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), CB Richard Sherman (calf), and safety Jimmie Ward (concussion). The Niners have plenty of RBs to fill in for Mostert. C.J.. Beathard, who is not a drop off much from Mullens, will take over at QB. 
  • Losing Sherman and Ward is a major loss for a secondary that had just welcomed back Sherman. Ward is top 13 in both PFF coverage and overall grade among zafeties. Marcell Harris takes over for Ward and he has been just dreadful. Harris ranks 94 out of 95 Safeties in coverage grade. He has allowed 3 TDs and over 26 yards per reception on only 12 targets this season. Last season he graded out as the 112th ranked Safety out of 163 Safeties so this isn’t a one-season problem. Expect Emmanuel Moseley to step back in at the left CB spot for Sherman as he did earlier this season. He is graded as the 84th ranked CB out of 125 CBs.
  • DE Dion Jordan and DT Javon Kinlaw are questionable as well. They rank third and fourth in pressures on the defense.
  • Now for the great news for the Niners. TE George Kittle will play and give this offense a big boost, though he will be one a pitch count.

 

Cardinals

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Darrell Daniels
TE Hamstring DNP DNP LP Questionable
Chase Edmonds
RB Ankle/Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Larry Fitzgerald
WR Groin DNP DNP LP Questionable
Dennis Gardeck
OLB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Dre Kirkpatrick
CB Hamstring/Calf DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Haason Reddick
OLB Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable
Maxx Williams
TE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Kylie Fitts
OLB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Justin Pugh
OL Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Jalen Thompson
S Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Dan Arnold
TE Back (-) (-) LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: CB Johnathan Joseph, neck; DT Corey Peters, knee; LB Chandler Jones, biceps; DB Robert Alford, pectoral.

  • A lot of players are listed as questionable after a shortened week, but only TE Maxx Williams left last week’s game against the Eagles early. Expect the key veterans, such as LB Haason Reddick and WR Larry Fitzgerald to be a full-go on Saturday afternoon.
  • LB Dennis Gardeck is out for Arizona. He is the second-leading sacker on the defense with 7 and is the highest graded defender by PFF on the Cardinals. His 7 sacks are and 18 pressures are incredible considering he has only been on the field for 79 pass rush snaps. His 23% pressure rate ranks first in the NFL among edge rushers.
  • RB Chase Edmonds is listed as questionable with knee and ankle issues.

Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders, (Sat.) 8:15 PM

Dolphins

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Solomon Kindley
G Knee/Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Jerome Baker
LB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Ereck Flowers
OL Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Mike Gesicki
TE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Jakeem Grant Sr.
WR Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Shaq Lawson
DE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Van Noy
LB Hip LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Preston Williams, foot; DT David Godchaux, biceps; LB Vince Biegel, Achilles.

  • Solomon Kindley has been a key part of the Dolphins’ interior offensive line, but he will be out on Saturday. Kindley has switched from right to left guard in recent weeks to replace Ereck Flowers, but Flowers should be back this week and Jesse Davis will make his third-straight start at right guard. Davis has played three different positions this year, but has allowed just one sack in 552 pass-blocking snaps. If Flowers is ruled out, Adam Pankey could get his second-career start.
  • The Dolphins have their three top receiving options listed as questionable after missing last week’s game. DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, and Mike Gisecki are all questionable to play. Lynn Bowden and Mack Hollins stepped up last week.

Raiders

Player Position Injury Tue Wed Thu Game Status
Johnathan Abram 
S Concussion/knee LP FP FP (-)
Damon Arnette
CB Concussion/neck LP LP FP (-)
Derek Carr
QB Groin LP FP FP (-)
Clelin Ferrell
DE Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Johnathan Hankins
DT Hamstring DNP FP FP (-)
Rodney Hudson
C Knee/back LP LP LP (-)
Maurice Hurst
DT Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Gabe Jackson
G Knee LP LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: S Jeff Heath, concussion; DT Maliek Collins, undisclosed; DE Takkarist McKinley, groin; C Richie Incognito, Achilles; WR Tyrell Williams, shoulder.

  • Clelin Ferrell is a big loss for the Raiders. The former first-round pick is second on the team in quarterback pressures and overall defensive grade on PFF. Arden Key could make his first start since 2018. The LSU product has three career sacks, but ranks fourth on the team with 21 quarterback pressures this season.
  • Derek Carr left last week’s game but is expected to start Saturday night
  • The Raiders’ defense is an absolute mess. LBs Nicholas Morrow and Nick Kwiatkoski are on Covid-reserve and out Saturday. They rank 18th and 13th respectively in PFF coverage grade among 100 LBs. Expect veteran OLB Vic Beasley and LB Raekwon McMillan to take over. McMillan has a 29.1 PFF coverage grade after posting a poor 43.3 last year.
  • Safety Erik Harris, who started last week in place of injured Jonathan Abram and backup Jeff Heath, is out due to Covid. Dallin Leavitt will get the start and he has posted a 44.2 PFF grade with a 41.8 coverage grade. He has only played 43 coverage snaps in his three-year career.

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, 1:00 PM

Bengals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tyler Boyd
WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Jordan Evans
LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Darius Phillips
CB Knee DNP DNP LP (-)
Logan Wilson
LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandon Allen
QB Knee LP FP FP (-)
B.J. Finney
C Abdomen FP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: DT Geno Atkins, shoulder; T Jonah Williams, knee; QB Joe Burrow, knee; RB Joe Mixon, foot; WR John Ross, foot; DT DJ Reader, quadriceps; CB Trae Waynes, pectoral.

  • The loss of WR Tyler Boyd is a huge hit for the Bengals offense, although Cincinnati won in Week 15 despite Ryan Finlay throwing for just 89 yards. Expect AJ Green and rookie Tee Higgins to get the bulk of the targets in the passing game with Boyd out.

Texans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Duke Johnson
RB Neck DNP DNP DNP Out
Cornell Armstrong
CB Hamstring LP FP FP (-)
Pharaoh Brown
TE Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Keke Coutee
WR Foot LP FP FP (-)
Phillip Gaines
CB Knee LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: T Tytus Howard, concussion; S Justin Reid, hand; DT Brandon Dunn, pelvis; DT PJ Hall, pectoral; WR Randall Cobb, toe; LB Benardrick McKinney, shoulder; CB Gareon Conley, ankle.

  • Starting RT Tytus Howard is on the IR after suffering a concussion last week. Roderick Johnson filled in for Howard last week, but struggled allowing a sack and two addition quarterback pressures. Johnson’s 47.6 offensive grade in Week 15 was the lowest of any Texan.

Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 PM

Falcons

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Keanu Neal
S Hamstring LP LP LP (-)
Ricardo Allen
S Concussion LP FP FP Questionable
Deion Jones
LB Toe LP LP LP (-)
Steven Means
DE Hand LP FP FP (-)
Marlon Davidson
DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Julio Jones
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Darqueze Dennard
DB Quad DNP DNP DNP Out
Alex Mack
C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
James Carpenter
G Groin DNP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: WR Olamide Zaccheaus, toe; DB Damontae Kazee, Achilles.

  • Once again Julio Jones is out on Sunday. Look for Russell Gage to step up in the #2 role
  • The OL is in shambles with 2 starters out in Guard James Carpenter and Center Alex Mack. Mack has been an excellent center his career but has struggled a bit this season, especially as a pass blocker. He has allowed 25 pressures on the season with a PFF pass block grade of 55. Carpenter has struggled as well and his backup Justin McCray isn’t a big dropoff overall. Mack’s backup is rookie 3rd round pick Matt Hennessy who has allowed 7 pressures and 1 sack on only 51 pass block snaps this season.
  • Starting CB Darqueze Denard is out on Sunday and that is bad timing against the Chiefs. He is the highest graded coverage CB on the team (64% completion and 8.5 yds/rec) and has excelled as a run defender as well. Starting in his place should be Isaiah Oliver who has allowed the most passing TDs in coverage on the team with 6 and has allowed the highest QB rating at 127.3.
  • Starting Safety Ricardo Allen is questionable with a concussion after missing the last 2 games.

Chiefs

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tyreek Hill
WR Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Damien Wilson
LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Frank Clark
DE Illness (-) DNP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: T Mitchell Schwartz, back; DE Taco Charlton, ankle; G Kelechi Osemele, knee.

  • The Chiefs will be without 2 starting LBs in Damien Wilson and Anthony Hitchens (reserve/COVID-19 list). Neither has played well this season but missing 2 guys really hurts depth. Rookie Willie Gay and Ben Nieman will start. Gay has played solidly as a rookie but Neiman is a really poor run defender, posting a 29.1 run defense grade.
  • Rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is out leaving veteran Le’Veon Bell as the starter. Expect the Chiefs to really attack the Falcons secondary anyways.

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 PM

Colts

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
DeForest Buckner
DT Ankle DNP LP LP (-)
Anthony Castonzo
T Knee/Ankle DNP LP DNP Questionable
Marcus Johnson
WR Quad DNP DNP DNP Out
Philip Rivers
QB Toe DNP FP FP (-)
Mo Alie-Cox
TE Knee LP FP DNP (-)
Al-Quadin Muhammad
DE Ankle LP DNP FP Questionable
Quenton Nelson
C/G Back LP FP FP (-)
Braden Smith
T/G NIR (-) (-) DNP Out

Injured Reserve: T La’Raven Clark, Achilles; S Malik Hooker, Achilles; WR Parris Campbell, knee; RB Marlon Mack, Achilles.

  • The biggest news for tomorrow is that both starting Tackles Anthony Costanzo and Braden Smith are out. Complicating matters is that backup LT Le’Raven Clark is already on IR. They rank 17 and 39th among NFL tackles in pass block grade and Smith is 15th in run blocking. Chaz Green and Will Holden are expected to start. Green has been bad, allowing 5 pressures and 2 sacks on only 65 pass block snaps. He’s been below average as well in run blocking. Holden is a 3 year journeyman and has allowed a poor 24 pressures and 4 sacks on 302 pass block snaps (8% pressure rate).

Steelers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Marcus Allen
LB Stinger DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Ulysees Gilbert III
LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Anthony McFarland Jr.
RB Illness (-) (-) DNP Questionable
Stephon Tuitt
DE Back DNP DNP FP (-)
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi
LB Shoulder DNP DNP LP Questionable
Chris Boswell
K Groin LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Robert Spillane, knee; LB Bud Dupree, knee; RB Trey Edmunds, hamstring; LB Devin Bush, knee; T Zach Banner, knee.

New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 PM

Giants

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Daniel Jones
QB Hamstring/Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Evan Engram
TE Calf LP FP FP (-)
Darnay Holmes
CB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Blake Martinez
LB Ankle (-) (-) LP Questionable
Golden Tate
WR Calf LP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: LB Kyler Fackrell, calf; RB Devonta Freeman, ankle; CB Ryan Lewis, hamstring; LB Lorenzo Carter, Achilles; RB Saquon Barkley, knee.

  • Despite being listed as “questionable,” Daniel Jones is expected to start on Sunday. Despite the Giants recent run of success, Jones hasn’t accounted for a touchdown in either of his last two starts and he was sacked six times against Arizona in Week 14 which led to his ankle injury. It could be even more challenging for Jones going against the Ravens if he is without Evan Engram and Golden Tate. Dante Pettis will start the game in the slot.

Ravens

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Dez Bryant
WR Thigh DNP LP FP Questionable
Calais Campbell
DE Calf DNP LP FP Questionable
Anthony Levine Sr.
DB/LB Abdomen DNP LP LP Questionable
Pernell McPhee
LB Knee DNP FP FP Questionable
Marcus Peters
CB Calf DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Tyre Phillips
G Concussion DNP FP FP Questionable
Matt Skura
G/C Back DNP FP FP Questionable
Jimmy Smith
CB Ribs/Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Kristian Welch
ILB Foot DNP FP FP Questionable
Patrick Ricard
FB/DL Knee LP FP FP Questionable
Marquise Brown
WR Knee DNP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: QB Robert Griffin III, hamstring; TE Nick Boyle, knee; T Ronnie Stanley, ankle; CB Tavon Young, knee.

  • The Ravens secondary is banged up with Marcus Peters listed as questionable and slot corner Jimmy Smith already ruled out. The Ravens rank fifth in the NFL in net yards per attempt and have allowed 300 yards just once since Week 3. Veteran Tramon Williams has been filling in for Smith in the slot, allowing six completions for 38 yards and a touchdown over his last two games. Anthony Averett filled in for Peters last week and allowed three completions, none longer than 12 yards.

Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 PM

Bears

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Deon Bush
S Foot DNP DNP LP Questionable
Demetrius Harris
TE Foot DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Akiem Hicks
DT Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jaylon Johnson
CB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Cordarrelle Patterson
WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Buster Skrine
CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Eddie Jackson
S Hip FP LP LP (-)
Charles Leno Jr.
LT Toe FP LP FP (-)
Khalil Mack
OLB Shoulder FP DNP LP Questionable
Allen Robinson II
WR Hamstring FP DNP LP Questionable
Duke Shelley
CB Knee/Foot FP DNP LP Questionable
Bilal Nichols
NT Knee (-) (-) LP Questionable
Mario Edwards Jr.
DE Hamstring (-) LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Dwayne Harris, triceps; T Bobby Massie, knee; G James Daniels, pectoral; RB Tarik Cohen, knee; CB Artie Burns, knee.

Jaguars

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Collin Johnson
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
James Robinson
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Sidney Jones IV
CB Achilles DNP DNP DNP Out
Nathan Cottrell
RB Hip LP LP (-)
Dakota Allen
LB Ankle LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: C Brandon Linder, ankle; RB Chris Thompson, back; DE Josh Allen, knee; K Josh Lambo, hip; WR Dede Westbrook, knee; DT Abry Jones, ankle; CB DJ Hayden, knee; LB Leon Jacobs, knee; TE Josh Oliver, foot.

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets, 1:00 PM

Browns

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jack Conklin
T Knee LP LP LP (-)
KhaDarel Hodge
WR Hamstring LP LP FP (-)
D’Ernest Johnson
RB Groin LP LP FP (-)
Kevin Johnson
CB Groin/Knee LP LP FP (-)
Sheldon Richardson
DT Neck DNP LP FP (-)
Malcolm Smith
LB Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Sione Takitaki
LB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Wyatt Teller
G Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
JC Tretter
C Knee LP LP LP (-)
Denzel Ward
CB Calf LP LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: T Chris Hubbard, knee; S Ronnie Harrison, shoulder; WR Odell Beckham Jr., knee; CB Greedy Williams, shoulder; WR Jojo Natson, knee; S Grant Delpit, Achilles.

  • The Browns will once again be missing PFF’s #1 rated Guard in Wyatt Teller. In addition, his backup Chris Hubbard is out for the season leaving rookie Nick Harris as the starter. He allowed 1 pressure (it was a sack) last week.
  • Rookie LT Jedrick Willis was placed on reserve/COVID-19 list, but assuming he has a negative test Sunday he should play.

Jets

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Javelin Guidry
CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Josh Andrews
OL Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Jamison Crowder
WR Calf / Thigh LP FP FP (-)
John Franklin-Myers
DL Thigh LP FP FP (-)
Frankie Luvu
LB Back LP FP FP (-)
Denzel Mims
WR Foot LP FP FP (-)
Jeff Smith
WR Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DT Quinnen Williams, concussion; G Greg Van Roten, toe; LB Blake Cashman, hamstring; DB Brian Poole, knee; S Bradley McDougald, shoulder; DE Kyle Phillips, ankle.

  • The DL was delivered a blow with the loss of DT Quinnen Williams. He is #1 on the team in sacks with 8, doubling the 2nd most, and has generated the 2nd most pressures on the defense. Nathan Shepherd will be taking his place and only has 5 pressures with 2 sacks on 119 pass rush snaps.
  • UFA CB Javelin Guidry, who started the last 2 games, is out and is a loss to a bad secondary. He was the top coverage CB remaining on the roster, posting an impressive 76.3 PFF grade. Rookies Bryce Hall and Lamar Jackson go back to the starting duo and both have been terrible, posting 59.5 and 42.7 grades.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 PM

Broncos

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Bradley Chubb
OLB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Royce Freeman
RB Hip DNP LP LP Questionable
Phillip Lindsay
RB Hip/Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
DeShawn Williams
DL Knee LP LP FP Questionable
Demar Dotson
T Hand/Not injury related FP LP FP (-)
Nate Hairston
CB Toe (-) DNP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: CB Kevin Toliver, knee; CB Duke Dawson, knee; CB Essang Bassey, knee; CB Bryce Callahan, foot; TE Albert Okwuegbunam, knee; DT Mike Purcell, foot; DT Jurrell Casey, biceps; LB Von Miller, ankle; WR Courtland Sutton, knee.

Chargers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Keenan Allen
WR Hamstring DNP DNP LP Questionable
Hunter Henry
TE Reserve/COVID-19 list DNP DNP DNP Out
Uchenna Nwosu
DE Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Joey Bosa
DE Shin/Concussion LP LP LP Out
Denzel Perryman
LB Back FP FP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Kyzir White, hamstring; DE Melvin Ingram, knee; TE Virgil Green, ankle; S Derwin James, knee; C Mike Pouncey, hip.

Carolina Panthers at Washington Football Team, 4:05 PM

Panthers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brian Burns
DE Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Christian McCaffrey
RB Thigh DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Russell Okung
T Calf DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Troy Pride Jr.
CB Hip DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Austin Larkin
DE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Bravvion Roy
DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Adarius Taylor
LB Ankle LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: G Dennis Daley, concussion; T Greg Little, ankle; DT Kawann Short, shoulder.

Washington

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Thomas Davis Sr. 
LB Non-Injury Related DNP DNP DNP Out
Cole Holcomb
LB Concussion DNP FP FP (-)
Terry McLaurin
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Antonio Gibson
RB Toe LP LP LP Questionable
Morgan Moses
T Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Kevin Pierre-Louis
LB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Wes Schweitzer
G Hip LP LP LP (-)
Alex Smith
QB Calf LP LP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Deshazor Everett, chest; QB Kyle Allen, ankle; S Landon Collins, Achilles; RB Bryce Love, knee; DT Matt Ioannidis, biceps.

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 PM

Rams

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cam Akers
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Rob Havenstein
OL Neck LP LP FP (-)
Natrez Patrick
OLB Illness (-) DNP (-) (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Micah Kiser, knee; T Andrew Whitworth, knee; DB Taylor Rapp, knee; DB Terrell Burgess, ankle; LB Travin Howard, knee.

Seahawks

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Phil Haynes
G Groin DNP DNP (-)
DeeJay Dallas
RB Ankle DNP DNP Out
Brandon Shell
T Ankle DNP DNP Questionable
Damarious Randall
SS Foot DNP DNP Questionable
Mike Iupati
G Neck/Resting Vet DNP DNP Doubtful
Jarran Reed
DT Chest DNP DNP (-)
Duane Brown
T Knee/Resting Vet LP DNP (-)
Chris Carson
RB Foot LP FP (-)
Carlos Dunlap II
DE Foot LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: T Jamarco Jones, groin; G Phil Haynes, groin; TE Greg Olsen, foot; DB Quinton Dunbar, knee; DB Neiko Thorpe, hip; S Marquise Blair, knee; LB Bruce Irvin, knee; WR Phillip Dorsett, foot.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM

Eagles

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Fletcher Cox
DT Neck DNP DNP Questionable
Cameron Johnston
P Concussion DNP LP Questionable
Jalen Reagor
WR Ankle LP LP (-)
Duke Riley
LB Bicep LP LP Out
Richard Rodgers
TE Ankle DNP DNP Out
Kevon Seymour
CB Knee DNP DNP Out
Darius Slay
CB Concussion FP FP (-)
Josh Sweat
DE Wrist DNP DNP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Avonte Maddox, knee; S Rodney McLeod, knee; T Jason Peters, toe; T Lane Johnson, ankle; CB Cre’Von LeBlanc, ankle; LB Nate Gerry, ankle; T Andre Dillard, biceps.

  • The Eagles did not hold a Friday practice, but the return of Darius Slay is a huge help for a secondary already down two starters. Slay will replace Kevon Seymour, who is out with a knee injury after filling in for Slay the past two weeks.
  • The Eagles also activated WR Desean Jackson from the IR. Jackson has played just four games this season, but did receive at least four targets in each contest, albeit with Carson Wentz at quarterback. With the increased role of Jalen Reagor in the Eagles offense, Jackson may be used in a smaller role in an effort to keep him healthy.

Cowboys

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Blake Bell
TE Illness DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Ezekiel Elliott
RB Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Rashard Robinson
DB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Leighton Vander Esch
LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Antwaun Woods
DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Xavier Woods
S Ribs DNP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: T Cam Erving, knee; T Zack Martin, calf; S Steven Parker, ankle; P Chris Jones, core muscle; DT Trysten Hill, knee; QB Dak Prescott, ankle; T Tyron Smith, neck; T La’el Collins, hip; TE Blake Jarwin, knee.

  • The Cowboys are thin up the middle on defense with Leighton Vander Esch, Antwaun Woods and Xavier Woods all out on Sunday. The Eagles run a lot of two tight end sets in their offense, but the Cowboys have been great all season defending tight ends, allowing less than 30 yards a game to the position over the last two months. However, Dallas’s poor run defense should be even worse without Vander Esch. Sean Lee’s run defense grade on PFF ranks last on the team and last among all linebackers in the NFL.

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 PM

Titans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Adoree’ Jackson
CB Knee DNP FP FP (-)
Dennis Kelly
T Knee DNP DNP FP (-)
Jeffery Simmons
DL Knee DNP LP FP (-)
A.J. Brown
WR Ankle LP DNP FP (-)
Ben Jones
C Knee LP FP FP (-)
David Long, Jr. 
LB Neck LP LP FP (-)
Chris Milton
CB Knee LP DNP (-) (-)
Jonnu Smith
TE Knee DNP FP (-)
Derick Roberson
OLB Hamstring LP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: WR Adam Humphries, concussion; DE Jadeveon Clowney, knee; LB Jayon Brown, elbow; T Taylor Lewan, knee.

Packers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Hunter Bradley
LS Illness LP FP FP (-)
Rashan Gary
LB Hip LP LP LP (-)
Aaron Jones
RB Toe LP LP LP (-)
Kevin King
CB Groin LP LP LP (-)
Allen Lazard
WR Core/Wrist LP LP LP (-)
Marcedes Lewis
TE Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Will Redmond
S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Simon Stepaniak
G Knee FP FP FP Doubtful
Za’Darius Smith
LB Ankle/Thumb/Neck LP LP LP (-)
Equanimeous St. Brown
WR Knee LP LP LP (-)
Jace Sternberger
TE Concussion/Illness DNP DNP DNP Out
Chandon Sullivan
CB Hip LP LP LP (-)
Rick Wagner
T Knee LP LP LP (-)
Jamaal Williams
RB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Doubtful

Injured Reserve: C Corey Linsley, knee; DE Billy Winn, triceps; DT Montravius Adams, toe; G Lane Taylor, knee.

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots, (Mon.) 8:15 PM

Bills

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Reggie Gilliam
TE Knee/Hamstring DNP (-)
Jaquan Johnson
S Ankle LP (-)
Ty Nsekhe
T Groin DNP (-)
Andre Roberts
WR Back LP (-)
Daryl Williams
OL Groin LP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR John Brown, ankle; T Cody Ford, knee; LB Del’Shawn Phillips, quadriceps.

Patriots

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
David Andrews
C Calf LP LP (-)
Ja’Whaun Bentley
LB Shoulder LP LP (-)
Tashawn Bower
DL Ankle LP LP (-)
Adam Butler
DL Shoulder LP LP (-)
Shilique Calhoun
LB Knee LP LP (-)
Joe Cardona
LS Ankle LP LP (-)
Byron Cowart
DL Back LP LP (-)
Jermaine Eluemunor
OL Ankle LP LP (-)
Nick Folk
K Back LP LP (-)
Lawrence Guy
DL Shoulder LP LP (-)
Damien Harris
RB Ankle LP LP (-)
Justin Herron
OL Ankle LP LP (-)
J.C. Jackson
DB Knee LP LP (-)
Anfernee Jennings
LB Shoulder LP LP (-)
Jonathan Jones
DB Neck LP LP (-)
Shaq Mason
OL Calf LP LP (-)
Donte Moncrief
WR Thigh LP LP (-)
John Simon
DE Hamstring LP LP (-)
Matthew Slater
WR Knee LP LP (-)
J.J. Taylor
RB Quadricep LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Stephon Gilmore, quad; T Isaiah Wynn, knee; RB Rex Burkhead, knee; WR Julian Edelman, knee; LB Brandon Copeland, pectoral; DT Beau Allen, undisclosed.

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