We’re nearing the midway point of the 2020 NFL season and while some teams continue to struggle with injuries, others are getting healthy just in time to make a push for the postseason.

Here’s a breakdown of what starters and key players could be out or limited in this weekend’s action:

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Carl Davis
DL Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
N’Keal Harry
WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Kyle Dugger
DB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Julian Edelman
Lawrence Guy
DL Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Damien Harris
RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Justin Herron
OL Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
John Simon
DE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Shaq Mason
OL Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Joe Thuney
OL Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Shilique Calhoun
LB Knee LP LP Questionable
Stephon Gilmore
CB Knee LP DNP Questionable
JC Jackson
DB Knee LP Questionable
Dalton Keene
TE Knee LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Brandon Copeland, pectoral; RB Sony Michel, quadriceps; DT Beau Allen, undisclosed.

  • Looks like the weak Patriots passing game is going to enter the game against Buffalo in even worse shape with both WR Julian Edelman and K’neal Harry out. Last week Jakobi Meyers caught 4 of 6 targets for 60 yards. Otherwise, Damiere Byrd and Gunner Olszewski who has 5 targets and 3 receptions in his career will need to step up. Not a pretty group among Cam Newton’s “weapons”.
  • According to Ian Rappaport, CB Stephon Gilmore tweaked his knee and had an MRI after leaving practice early Thursday. Rappaport reported on Saturday that Gilmore is out and will not be travelling with the team to Buffalo.
  • Besides Gilmore there are 10 others considered questionable. Among the key players listed as questionable include slot CB J.C. Jackson, OL Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason. It’s hard to handicap who is in or out Sunday but they all practiced on a limited basis on Friday which gives them a shot to play.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Vernon Butler
DT Groin LP DNP DNP Questionable
Cody Ford
Micah Hyde
S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Jerry Hughes
DE Foot DNP LP FP Questionable
Quinton Jefferson
DL Knee LP DNP FP Questionable
Cam Lewis
CB Wrist LP LP LP Questionable
Isaiah McKenzie
WR Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Matt Milano
LB Pec LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Norman
CB Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Brian Winters
OG Knee LP LP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Tyrel Dodson, hamstring; LB Del’Shawn Phillips, quadriceps; CB Levi Wallace, ankle.

  • The Bills OL could be in trouble this week, especially considering both starting Guards Brian Winters and Cody Ford may not play and backup Quinton Spain is no longer on the roster. Ford has already been declared out an Winters did practice Friday so he has a chance to play. Winters has played poorly, ranking in the bottom 25 percentile in every major category among Guards this season. In addition, he has been called for penalties on 2% of his snaps this season, highest among all NFL Guards. Ford hasn’t been as bad as Winters but he hasn’t played well either, ranking bottom 30 in all major categories this season among 87 qualified Guards. With all of that being said, here is the problem. The main backup for Buffalo at Guard, Ike Boettger, has produced ugly numbers this year. He has allowed an incredible 10 pressures on only 65 pass block snaps for a league worst 15.4% pressure rate. He has generated a 16.8 PFF pass block grade, which is somehow only 2nd worst among NFL Guards. Veteran Jon Feliciano is also available for the first time which would really help. He allowed a 3.8% pressure rate last season, including 4 sacks. His 64.1 PFF grade ranked 34th among Guards last year.
  • Starting Safety Micah Hyde has a concussion and may not play Sunday. Hyde has been one of the better safeties the last two years although he hasn’t graded out as well this season. He is graded as a top 17 tackler among NFL safety’s the last two seasons. Veteran Dean Marlowe would take over for Hyde and he has played 31 coverage snaps this season after playing 58 coverage snaps last season. In the last two seasons, he has allowed 12 of 18 targets to be caught for 96 yards and 2 TDs. He has a 36.7 PFF overall grade this season on his limited snaps after grading out at a decent 65.8 last season.
  • Top coverage LB Matt Milano, who has missed multiple games this season, is questionable again this week. With the Patriots limited at WR, we could see a lot of James White in the passing game.

Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Maliek Collins
DT Shoulder LP LP LP (-)
Bryan Edwards
WR Foot/ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Jacobs
RB Knee LP LP LP (-)
Arden Key
DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Dallin Leavitt
S Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Carl Nassib
DE Toe LP LP LP (-)
Keisean Nixon
CB Groin LP LP FP (-)
Sam Young
T Knee LP LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Damon Arnette, thumb; DT Daniel Ross, foot; C Richie Incognito, Achilles; WR Tyrell Williams, shoulder.

  • The great news for Las Vegas is that they don’t have the Covid-19 distraction this week and they get back RT Trent Brown. Brown has played sparingly this season but was a top 30 Tackle last season while only allowing 1 sack. This is big for a Raiders OL that has to deal with Myles Garrett.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jack Conklin
T Knee LP LP LP (-)
Myles Garrett
DE Ankle DNP DNP LP (-)
Austin Hooper
TE Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Out
Kareem Hunt
RB Ribs LP LP FP (-)
David Njoku
WR Knee FP FP FP (-)
Jarvis Landry
WR Hip/Ribs LP LP FP (-)
Larry Ogunjobi
DT Hamstring LP LP LP (-)
Jacob Phillips
Sione Takitaki
LB Hand FP FP FP (-)
Wyatt Teller
JC Tretter
C Knee DNP LP LP (-)
M.J. Stewart
CB Back (-) LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Odell Beckham Jr., knee; CB Greedy Williams, shoulder; RB Nick Chubb, knee; WR Jojo Natson, knee; S Grant Delpit, Achilles.

  • Myles Garrett was limited in practice this week but is expected to play Sunday. Otherwise, both Austin Hooper and Guard Wyatt Teller are out again. Obviously, the big news is that OBJ is out for the season with a torn ACL and Rashard Higgins will start in his place. Higgins filled in nicely last week and has had great rapport with Baker Mayfield throughout his career, consistently ranking in the top 10 in success rate when given opportunities.

Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mo Alie-Cox
TE Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
Ryan Kelly
C Knee LP DNP DNP Questionable
Darius Leonard
LB Groin LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Michael Pittman, leg; S Malik Hooker, Achilles; WR Parris Campbell, knee; RB Marlon Mack, Achilles.

  • The bye week came at a good time for the Colts as they get back star LB Darius Leonard and might be getting back rookie WR Michael Pittman Jr. The biggest news is the injury to Center Ryan Kelly that came in practice this week. Kelly has graded out as the 11th best pass blocker and 6th best run blocker this season by PFF. He has allowed only 3 total pressures and no sacks this season. 5th round rookie Danny Pinter from Ball State would start in his place and he has only taken 21 career snaps with 14 at TE. It does help the Colts that the Lions don’t have overpowering DT to really take advantage if Kelly is out. Danny Shelton and Da’Shawn Hand are the Lions starting DT and they have a combined 8 pressures and 0 sacks.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
LB Not injury related DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Taylor Decker
T Shoulder (-) LP DNP Questionable
Adrian Peterson
RB Abdomen (-) LP FP (-)
Darryl Roberts
CB Groin/Hip (-) LP LP Questionable
Desmond Trufant
CB Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Julian Okwara, leg; TE Hunter Bryant, concussion; FB Nick Bawden, undisclosed; CB Justin Coleman, hamstring.

  • Two CBs, Darryl Roberts and Desmond Trufant are questionable this week. Trufant has barely played this season while Roberts hasn’t missed a game yet. Roberts has really struggled, however, grading out as the 92nd ranked coverage CB according to PFF. He has allowed a 71% completion percentage and 8.5 yards per attempt while in coverage this season. Roberts is the main slot CB for the Lions until Justin Coleman can come back from IR.
  • The biggest injury comes in the way of LT Taylor Decker, who did not practice Friday with a shoulder injury. Decker is the 11th highest graded Tackle and hasn’t allowed a sack all season after allowing 7 last season. The Lions are PFF’s 3rd best run blocking and 11th best pass blocking team this year and Decker has been a big reason why. If he is out, then the Lions will have to completely shift their OL. RT Tyrell Crosby will move to LT with RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai moving to RT. Joe Dahl, who started week 1 but hurt his groin, would return to LG and Jonah Jackson shifting to RG from LG. Essentially, Dahl would be the new starter on the OL and is a solid veteran who can fill in nicely. The issue is all of the shifting along the OL against a very good defense.

New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jamison Crowder
WR Groin DNP LP DNP Doubtful
Sam Ficken
K Rt. Groin DNP LP LP Doubtful
Jordan Jenkins
LB Ribs/Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable
Conor McDermott
OL Illness DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Bradley McDougald
S Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Breshad Perriman
WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Josh Andrews
OL Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Mekhi Becton
T Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Blake Cashman
LB Hamstring LP LP DNP Out
Sam Darnold
QB Rt. Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
George Fant
T Knee LP FP FP (-)
Frank Gore
RB Hand / Non-Injury LP DNP LP Questionable
Alex Lewis
OL Shoulder LP LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: DE Kyle Phillips, ankle; WR Chris Hogan, knee; LB Patrick Onwuasor, knee.

  • Starting WRs Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman are both out this week and Braxton Berrios will start along with rookie Denzel Mims. Mims caught 4 balls for 42 yards on 6 targets last week.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Armani Watts
S Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
Mitchell Schwartz
Sammy Watkins
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Jones
DT Groin LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: DE Alex Okafor, hamstring; G Kelechi Osemele, knee; DE Mike Danna, hamstring; CB L’Jarius Sneed, clavicle.

  • The biggest injury comes in the way of RT Mitchell Schwartz who is routinely a top 10 Tackle in the NFL. Veteran Mike Remmers has filled in nicely and has only allowed 6 pressures and no sacks on 166 pass block snaps this season. They should be fine if Schwartz is out.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Diontae Johnson
WR Toe DNP FP FP (-)
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR Knee DNP FP FP (-)
Mike Hilton
CB Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable
Jordan Dangerfield
S Quadriceps DNP DNP DNP Out
Derek Watt
FB Hamstring FP LP LP Questionable
Maurkice Pouncey
C Elbow DNP FP FP (-)
Alejandro Villanueva
OT Elbow DNP FP FP (-)
Eric Ebron
TE Elbow DNP FP FP (-)
Chris Wormley
Ulysees Gilbert III

Injured Reserve: LB Devin Bush, knee; G Stefen Wisniewski, pectoral; T Zach Banner, knee.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mark Ingram II
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Anthony Levine Sr.
DB/LB Abdomen LP LP LP Questionable
Jimmy Smith
CB Achilles LP DNP LP Questionable
Tyre Phillips
G Hand FP FP FP (-)
Derek Wolfe
DE Concussion/Neck FP FP DNP (-)
Brandon Williams
DT NIR DNP (-) (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Anthony Averett, shoulder; CB Tavon Young, knee.

  • The bye came at a great time in order to get Lamar Jackson’s knee healthy but the Ravens are dealing with a couple question marks. RB Mark Ingram left their last game against Philadelphia and is out this week. To be honest it’s probably for the best as rookie J.K. Dobbins has been by far the Ravens most explosive RB and would look to see more action. Dobbins ranks 2nd in the NFL among RBs in explosive run percentage at 20%.
  • DE Derek Wolfe missed their last game and is questionable again this week. He did practice on Wednesday and Thursday but did not on Friday. CB Jimmy Smith has been limited all week with an achilles injury but is expected to play. What is odd is he was questionable two weeks ago in the days prior to their week 6 game against Philadelphia with a “knee” but did end up playing. Marlon Humphrey spends a lot of his time covering slot WRs so he will most likely cover Juju Smith Schuster with Smith on Chase Claypool or Dionte Johnson. Smith is the 17th rated CB in coverage according to PFF.

Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jadeveon Clowney
Dane Cruikshank
Kristian Fulton
Johnathan Joseph
CB Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
Dennis Kelly
T Knee DNP DNP FP (-)
Tye Smith
CB Shoulder DNP LP DNP Questionable
Daniel Munyer
C Hand LP DNP DNP Questionable
A.J. Brown
WR Knee DNP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: T Taylor Lewan, knee; CB Adoree’ Jackson, knee.

  • DE Jadaveon Clowney has been limited at practice this week, but should play on Sunday. While he hasn’t recorded a sack this season, his 10.8% pressure rate ranks 35th among 107 edge rushers and his 22 pressures account for 31% of the entire Titans defensive pressures. He is also the 2nd best run defender on the Titans and ranked 11th among NFL DE in run defense last season. Veteran Vic Beasley would get more action and he has 5 pressures, 0 sacks on 56 pass rush snaps. Obviously, he was a solid pass rusher in his career with Atlanta so although it’s a drop off it shouldn’t be too big as a pass rusher. His run defense historically hasn’t been very good, generating run defensive grades of 60.6 and 47.3 the last two seasons.
  • A potentially bigger issue for the Titans defense could come in the secondary with three players along the depth chart who don’t look to be playing Sunday. Starting CB Adoree Jackson has been out all season and wont be returning as of yet and backups Tye Smith and Kristian Fulton don’t look ready to play as well. Starting CB Jonathan Joseph was limited in practice this week with an illness but was able to practice on Friday. Even so the depth is an issue and the Titans will have to call up a CB from the practice squad. In addition, this leads to 7th round rookie Chris Jackson having to continue to play more snaps, which is not good. He has graded out as the 127th ranked CB out of 128 CBs this season and has allowed a 76.9% completion percentage. Jackson has predominantly played in the slot and will be matched up against Tyler Boyd. He allowed 4 of 4 targets to be caught by Juju Smith-Schuster last week in the slot with 3 resulting in a first down.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Bobby Hart
Trey Hopkins
C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Joe Mixon
Darius Phillips
CB Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jonah Williams
OT Stinger DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandon Wilson
S Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Markus Bailey
LB Neck LP FP FP (-)
Cethan Carter
TE Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
William Jackson III
CB Concussion LP FP FP (-)
Michael Jordan
G Back LP FP FP (-)
John Ross III
WR Illness FP DNP DNP (-)

Injured Reserve: DE Sam Hubbard, elbow; DT DJ Reader, quadriceps; G Xavier Su’a-Filo, ankle; CB Trae Waynes, pectoral.

  • The Bengals OL is an absolute mess. Three starting OL- LT Jonah Williams, RT Bobby Hart and C Trey Hopkins are all out. Hopkins has been excellent so far, posting a PFF grade that ranks 11th out of 37 Centers, with a 10th ranked pass blocking grade. Billy Price will take over at Center and he has been atrocious since he started his NFL career. Last year while mainly playing at Guard, he graded out as the 191st ranked Guard out of 200. In 2018, he played exclusively at Center and graded out as the 62nd ranked Center.
  • Williams, playing in his first season after missing all of last year due to injury, has done well as the Bengals best OL. He has graded out as the 26th ranked overall Tackle in the NFL and has allowed only 1 sack. Rookie 6th round pick Hakeem Adeniji will start in Williams’ place after taking the first 4 snaps of his career last week.
  • Hart has graded out well overall, ranking 36th among all Tackles. His pass blocking hasn’t been as good as his run blocking as he has allowed 24 pressures and a 6.9% pressure rank (62nd out of 77 Tackles). 2nd year man Fred Johnson will start for Hart and he has been awful so far this season. He has posted a 39.9 PFF grade, has allowed 11 pressures and 2 sacks on 131 pass block snaps for an 8.4% pressure rate, ranking 82nd out of 87 Guards. He has taken 4 total snaps in his career at RT.
  • CB Darius Philips is Questionable but considering starting CB William Jackson is playing Sunday, this shouldn’t be a major problem against a run heavy Titans offense.
  • RB Joe Mixon will miss his 2nd straight game. Gio Bernard will fill in again this week and is coming off of a 13 carry, 37 yard rushing performance. He did catch the ball well, however, with 5 receptions, 59 yards and a TD.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Holton Hill
Mike Hughes
Dan Chisena
WR Hip (-) FP DNP Questionable
Dalvin Cook
RB Groin LP LP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Anthony Barr, pectoral; DE Danielle Hunter, undisclosed.

PUP: LB Ben Gedeon, undisclosed.

  • The Vikings defense is in shambles after the trade of their best pass rusher Yannick Ngaouke, starting LB Todd Davis and CB Cameron Dantzler both on the Covid-19 list and CBs Holton Hill and Mike Hughes out due to injury. The Vikings pass rush takes a huge hit losing nearly 30% of their total pressures with the Ngaouke trade. Jayln Holmes will most likely start in place of Ngaouke and only has 6 pressures and no sacks on 138 pass rush snaps. His 4.3% pressure rate ranks 103rd out of 107 edge rushers. He also is graded out poorly as a run defender, ranking 83rd among edge rushers.
  • At CB, rookie Jeff Gladney most likely is matched up against Davante Adams this week and he ranks 118th in QB rating allowed and 121st in ypa allowed out of 128 qualified CBs. The other CB spots will be shared by Kris Boyd and Harrison Hand. Boyd is in his 2nd season and has less than 100 coverage snaps under his belt. In his short NFL career, Boyd has allowed 13 of 17 targets to be caught (73.6%) for 157 yards (12.1 yds/rec) and a 104.3 QB rating allowed. Hand is a 5th round rookie from Temple who has only played on 29 coverage snaps. This could be a long day for the Vikings secondary.
  • The good news is that star RB Dalvin Cook did practice in full Friday and should play.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
David Bakhtiari
T Chest LP LP LP Questionable
Krys Barnes
LB Shoulder/Biceps LP LP LP (-)
Hunter Bradley
LS Groin LP LP LP (-)
Mason Crosby
K Left Calf/Back DNP DNP LP Questionable
Tyler Ervin
RB Wrist LP LP LP Questionable
Rashan Gary
LB Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Raven Greene
S Oblique LP LP LP Questionable
Aaron Jones
Kevin King
CB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyler Lancaster
DL Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Marcedes Lewis
TE Knee LP DNP LP (-)
John Lovett
TE Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Kamal Martin
LB Knee LP LP LP (-)
Darnell Savage
S Quadricep LP LP LP Questionable
Preston Smith
LB Shoulder LP LP LP (-)
Za’Darius Smith
LB Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Equanimeous St. Brown
WR Knee LP LP LP (-)
Robert Tonyan
TE Ankle/Knee LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Allen Lazard, core muscle; LB Christian Kirksey, pectoral; G Lane Taylor, knee.

  • RB Aaron Jones has been ruled out again this week and Jamaal Williams will be the lead back once again. He ran for 77 yards on 19 carries last week. Tackle David Bakhtiari was limited again this week after missing last week’s game. Rick Wagner filled in last week and was tremendous, not allowing a single pressure.

Los Angeles Rams at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tyler Higbee
TE Hand LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Terrell Burgess, ankle; LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, elbow; CB Jordan Fuller, shoulder; G Joseph Noteboom, calf; LB Travin Howard, knee.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Raekwon Davis
DT Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Bobby McCain
S Ankle LP LP FP (-)
DeVante Parker
WR Groin LP LP FP (-)
Jamal Perry
Adam Shaheen
TE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Van Noy
LB Foot LP LP FP (-)
Jakeem Grant Sr.
WR Illness DNP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: DT David Godchaux, biceps; T Austin Jackson, foot; LB Vince Biegel, Achilles.

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos, 4:05 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Bryan Bulaga
T Back LP LP LP Questionable
KJ Hill Jr.
WR Hip FP FP FP (-)
Melvin Ingram III
DE Knee LP LP FP (-)
Justin Jackson
RB Knee FP FP FP (-)
Rayshawn Jenkins
S Hamstring LP LP FP (-)
Storm Norton
T Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Tyrod Taylor
QB Ribs FP FP FP Questionable
Trai Turner

Injured Reserve: RB Austin Ekeler, hamstring; CB Chris Harris, footS Derwin James, knee; C Mike Pouncey, hip.

  • The Chargers really haven’t had a healthy OL all season and doesn’t look like they will again Sunday. RG Trai Turner has missed the last few games and continues to be out. RT Bryan Bulaga has been limited in practice this week and is questionable after missing the last 3 games with a back injury. RT Trey Pipkins has filled in for Bulaga but was placed on the Covid-19 list and is out as well. Storm Norton normally would be the next man up but he too is questionable with an injury. Tyree St. Louis would probably start if all three are out but he could also be replacing Turner at RG as fill in Ryan Groy is also placed on the Covid-19 list. If Bulaga doesn’t play they may have to call up a practice squad player. If Bulaga can’t go the Chargers will not have a single OL with a PFF grade above 57.1 starting on Sunday. That’s equivalent to the 151st best OL in the NFL out of 200 qualified OL. Whew.
  • Cornerback Desmond King was added to the Chargers’ injury report on Saturday afternoon. King is now ruled out for “non-injury reasons.” The loss is a huge blow to the LA secondary, King ranks ninth in allowed passer rating among all slot corners.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Phillip Lindsay
RB Concussion DNP LP LP Questionable
Tim Patrick
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Diontae Spencer
WR Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Jeremiah Attaochu
OLB Quadricep LP LP LP Questionable
Andrew Beck
FB/TE Hamstring LP LP DNP Out
Jake Butt
TE Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Demar Dotson
T NIR DNP FP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DT Mike Purcell, foot; LB Mark Barron, hamstring; DT Jurrell Casey, biceps; LB Von Miller, ankle; CB Courtland Sutton, knee.

  • DT Mike Purcell was placed on IR this week and there goes another defensive player from this Broncos team that has a laundry list of defenders to go down this season.
  • Offensively, RB Philip Lindsay and WR Tim Patrick are both questionable. The Broncos will be missing starting RG Graham Glasgow due to Covid-19. He has been excellent this year, ranking 12th in the NFL among Guards in run blocking grade and 59th out of 87 Guards in pass blocking grade. Filling in will be Austin Schlottmann who has played limited snaps this season. He did play 263 snaps last season as a rookie and produced a 58.2 PFF grade and only allowed 7 pressures on 159 pass block snaps (4.4% pressure rate). He allowed 1 sack last season. His 56.5 run block grade is a big step down from Glasgow, however.
  • The good news is after a Covid scare, starting RT Demar Dotson has been cleared to play. He has been really good, posting the 19th best PFF grade at Tackle.

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Kwon Alexander
LB Ankle DNP LP LP Doubtful
Richie James
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Deebo Samuel
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jaquiski Tartt
S Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jimmie Ward
DB Quadricep DNP LP LP Questionable
Jeff Wilson Jr.

Injured Reserve: RB Raheem Mostert, ankle; C Ben Garland, calf; DE Ezekiel Ansah, biceps; CB K’Waun Williams, knee; TE Jordan Reed, knee; LB Dee Ford, back; RB Tevin Coleman, knee; DE Nick Bosa, knee; DE Solomon Thomas, knee; WR Jalen Hurd, knee; CB Richard Sherman, calf.

PUP: C Weston Richburg, knee.

  • The 49ers are down to Jerick McKinnon and Jamycal Hasty at running back this week. McKinnon has just 17 rushing yards on 10 carries since getting a pair of starts in Weeks 3 and 4. Hasty has gotten 18 carries in the last two weeks, rushing for 94 yards. However, Tevin Coleman could be an option as he is eligible to return from the IR this week.
  • San Francisco is also down to their third-string center, Hroniss Grasu. Grasu got his second start of 2020 last week and really struggled, receiving a pass-blocking grade of 15.7 from PFF.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Chris Carson
RB Foot DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Carlos Hyde
RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Travis Homer
RB Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Mike Iupati
G Back DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Quinton Dunbar
CB Knee/Resting Vet DNP LP LP (-)
Shaquill Griffin
CB Concussion/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Ugo Amadi
FS Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Benson Mayowa
DE Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Freddie Swain
WR Hamstring DNP FP FP Questionable
Jamal Adams
SS Groin/Illness DNP DNP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Neiko Thorpe, hip; S Marquise Blair, knee; DE Rasheem Green, neck; LB Bruce Irvin, knee; WR Phillip Dorsett, foot; G Phil Haynes, undisclosed.

  • Seattle is also struggling to stay healthy at running back, with Chris Carson’s, Travis Homer’s and Carlos Hyde’s status for Sunday in question. The only other running back on the Seahawks’ roster is rookie Deejay Dallas, who has just two carries all season.
  • Safety Jamal Adams is a gameday decision for Sunday. The former Jet hasn’t played since Week 3 with a groin strain. Ryan Neal has been starting in Adams place and should be good to go on Sunday after passing concussion protocol this week. Neal has a 54.9 defensive grade from PFF this year.

New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Michael Thomas
WR Ankle/Hamstring DNP LP LP Out
Marquez Callaway
WR Ankle DNP LP LP Out
Nick Easton
C/G Concussion LP DNP DNP Out
Terron Armstead
T Elbow LP LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Chase Hansen, hip; WR Ty Montgomery, hamstring.

PUP: LB Kiko Alonso, knee.

  • Once again, the Saints are without Michael Thomas, who will miss his sixth-straight game. Emmanuel Sanders will also miss Week 8 as he deals with COVID-19. The loss of Marquez Callaway hurts as well, he was the Saints’ leading receiver in Week 7. Expect Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris to be the starting receivers in Week 8.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Rashaad Coward
OL Finger FP FP FP (-)
Eddie Jackson
S Knee LP LP FP Questionable
Cole Kmet
TE Back LP FP FP (-)
Khalil Mack
OLB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Sherrick McManis
S Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable
Cordarrelle Patterson
WR Quad DNP DNP LP Questionable
Allen Robinson II
WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jason Spriggs
LT Back FP FP FP (-)
Cody Whitehair

Injured Reserve: G James Daniels, pectoral; RB Tarik Cohen, knee; CB Artie Burns, knee.

  • Starting center Cody Whitehair will be out on Sunday with a calf injury, but has struggled in pass protection the last few weeks, earning grades of 29.8, 26.3 and 16.0 in pass protection from PFF. Rookie Sam Mustipher should get the start in Whitehair’s place. The Notre Dame product has just 26 snaps under his belt.
  • Despite being listed as doubtful, Allen Robinson completed concussion protocol on Saturday and is expected to play.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Andy Dalton
QB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Zack Martin
G Concussion FP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: T Brandon Knight, knee; DT Trysten Hill, knee; QB Dak Prescott, ankle; T Tyron Smith, neck; C Joe Looney, knee; CB Chidobe Awuzie, hamstring; T La’el Collins, hip; TE Blake Jarwin, knee; LB Sean Lee, pelvis.

  • The loss of Andy Dalton thrusts rookie Ben DiNucci into the first start of his NFL career. The seventh-round pick has a tough task in his first game, playing behind an offensive line that’s missing both starting tackles and center. The Eagles have the third-ranked pass-rush according to PFF.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Genard Avery
DE Elbow LP DNP (-) Out/Moved to IR
Jack Driscoll
Nathan Gerry
LB Ankle DNP DNP (-) Out/Moved to IR
Malik Jackson
DT Quadricep LP LP FP (-)
Craig James
CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Alshon Jeffery
Lane Johnson
T Knee, Ankle DNP LP FP (-)
Miles Sanders
Vinny Curry
DE Illness DNP FP (-)
Cre’Von LeBlanc
CB Quadricep LP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: WR Desean Jackson, ankle; TE Zach Ertz, ankle; G Isaac Seumalo, knee; T Andre Dillard, biceps.

PUP: G Brandon Brooks, Achilles.

  • The Eagles are expecting five players to return this week. Dallas Goedert, LB TJ Edwards, T Jason Peters, WR Jalen Reagor and S Rudy Ford were all activated on Saturday morning. Peters will take over for Jordan Mailata at left tackle. Mailata struggled the past three weeks, allowing 13 quarterback pressures.
  • The return of Goedert and Reagor will bolster the Eagles’ depleted receiving corps. Goedert had eight catches for 101 yards and a TD in Week 1 and should see a lot of targets with Zach Ertz remaining on the IR. Reagor immediately becomes the Eagles most dangerous deep threat in the passing game.
  • The loss of Cre’Von LeBlanc is a surprise one for the Eagles, who will go into Sunday with Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox and Nickell Robey-Coleman as their only healthy cornerbacks.

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Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Chris Godwin
WR Finger DNP DNP (-)
Rob Gronkowski
TE Shoulder LP LP (-)
Scotty Miller
WR Hip/Groin LP LP (-)
Jason Pierre-Paul
OLB Knee LP LP (-)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
S Shoulder/Groin LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: DT Vita Vea, leg; TE OJ Howard, Achilles.

PUP: S Justin Evans, foot.


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Devonta Freeman
RB Ankle DNP DNP (-)
Will Hernandez
G Reserve/COVID-19 DNP DNP (-)
C.J. Board
WR Concussion (non-contact) LP FP (-)
Adrian Colbert
DB Shoulder LP LP (-)
Darnay Holmes
CB Neck LP LP (-)
Sterling Shepard
WR Shoulder/Toe LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Lorenzo Carter, Achilles; DB Brandon Williams, groin; RB Saquon Barkley, knee.