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Baltimore Ravens

Increased opportunities for Rashod Bateman in 2024
HC John Harbaugh expects a leap for Bateman
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 27 2024, 11:48 am

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is expecting a big season out of former first-round pick Rashod Bateman. "I think Rashod Bateman's going to take a big step," he said. "I think Rashad's going to get opportunities this year. He ran routes really well. He worked super hard." (Jamison Hensley on X)

FFToday's Take: This is the second time this off-season Harbaugh has mentioned more work for Bateman in 2024. With Odell Beckham Jr. a free agent, Bateman could easily assume a portion of his snaps assuming the veteran isn't resigned. Bateman's ceiling however seems to be capped given the running nature of the offense and receiving options Zay Flowers and Mark Andrews not going anywhere.

New York Giants

No RBs expected to the get the franchise tag
Deep free agent RB class in 2024
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 26 2024, 2:53 pm

This offseason stands in contrast to 2023, when Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, Tony Pollard received franchise tags. This offseason, it appears no RBs will be tagged, making this one of the finest and deepest RB classes in the history of free agency. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The 2024 free agent RB class is stacked with Jacobs, Barkley, Pollard, Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler. The question is, what kind of deals are these veterans going to get? We've seen the market slowly dry up for veteran RBs over the last few years with Jacobs and Barkley settling for one-year deals just last season. Alvin Kamara and Aaron Jones are also cut candidates given the money their going to count against the salary cap this season.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals plan to put franchise tag on Tee Higgins
Tag for WR is $21.8M
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 23 2024, 10:04 pm

Source: The #Bengals informed star WR Tee Higgins that they are franchising him. The franchise tag number is expected to be around $21.8M, fully guaranteed, for the #Bengals and Tee Higgins. The first tagged player of this window. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Higgins is one of the more notable WR free agents in 2024 along with Mike Evans. The two sides failed to reach a long-term deal last off-season. Higgins has until mid-July to sign and is coming off his worst season as a pro (12 games, 42-656-5). It's likely 2024 will be the last year for Higgins in Cincinnati.

Los Angeles Rams

WR Demarcus Robinson sticking with the Rams
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 23 2024, 5:40 pm

The #Rams and WR Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal worth $5M, per @KatzBrosSports. He stays in LA after a productive season last year. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Robinson (29) became a factor in the Rams offense late in the 2023 season and eventually became the team's No.3 receiver. He only played in eight games, finishing with a 26-371-4 line but should start next season in the same role giving him some late-round appeal in redraft leagues.

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens sign WR Nelson Agholor, one-year deal
Finished 5th in targets for the Ravens in 2023
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 18 2024, 4:56 pm

Ravens signed WR Nelson Agholor to a one-year contract extension. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Ravens receiving room didn't have much value outside of Zay Flowers last season. Agholor finished the year with a 35-381-4 line and wasn't much of a fantasy factor. At best he'll be fourth in the pecking order for targets next season behind Flowers, TE Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman.

Las Vegas Raiders

Two-game suspension for QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Raiders expected to release veteran QB
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 16 2024, 12:01 pm

Jimmy Garoppolo will not appeal his two-game suspension, and he now will miss the first two games of the 2024 season wherever he is playing, but it no longer is expected to be in Las Vegas with the Raiders, per sources. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Garoppolo is expected to be released before his $11.25 million roster bonus kicks in early in March. Aidan O'Connell took over the starting QB job as Jimmy G. was largely ineffective during the first few weeks of the season. QB desperate teams will give Garoppolo a look and it wouldn't be surprising if he lands a starting gig in 2024.

Pittburgh Steelers

Steelers part ways with QB Mitchell Trubisky
Two years left on his deal
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 12 2024, 4:51 pm

The #Steelers and QB Mitchell Trubisky have decided to mutually part ways, sources say. The sides spoke to assess the situation and Trubisky, 29, gets a fresh start just over a month ahead of the start of the league year and free agency. (Mike Garafolo on X)

FFToday's Take: Trubisky appeared in five games this season and never cracked 200 yards passing or threw for more than 1 TD. He had two years left on his deal but no guaranteed money, making him an easy release. The Steelers have Kenny Pickett on the roster for now, but expected a veteran (Ryan Tannehill?) to be signed with Arthur Smith in town as the new OC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Godwin working primarily from the slot in 2024
New OC envisions Godwin in Cooper Kupp role
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 6 2024, 1:04 pm

Bucs OC Liam Coen says he sees Chris Godwin moving back inside in the slot position. The Bucs got away from that a year ago thinking it may preserve him from a health standpoint. But he will be back in his old position in 2024. (Rick Stroud on X)

FFToday's Take: Despite reaching 1000 receiving yards, Godwin had a quiet 2023 season with just three TDs (one rushing) and two 100-yard receiving games on 83 receptions. We could see his catch totals increase with former Rams' OC Coen directing the offense. Mike Evans is a free agent and whether or not he returns to Tampa remains to be seen.

NFL

Le'Veon Bell considering a comeback
RB last played in 2021
By: Doug Orth | Feb 5 2024, 11:50 pm

Former All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell, who spent five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, took to social media last week to say that he is considering a return to the NFL after two years away but only wants to play with one team. "I'm gonna be honest with myself, I got to go out there and be like, I'm going to put my foot in the ground. Do I feel it? Am I hurting? Can I go out there and really play again?," Bell said in his video, via ESPN. "And bro, I'm telling you all right now when I go out there and train in March and if I hit April and I make this decision to come back to play in the NFL again, mark my words down -- I will be better than I ever was. "And I will only come back for that one team. You all know who it is. I don't have to say no team. You all know who it is." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Bell's assessment that “I will be better than I ever was" figures to be wishful thinking entering what would be his age-32 season. We can assume "that one team" will be the Steelers. Assuming that is the case, Bell would start out on the depth chart behind Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren. In short, Bell would have a hard time finding the field UNLESS he manages to come back better than ever. There is plenty of time between now and camp for Bell to change his mind.

Cleveland Browns

Sports hernia surgery for RB Kareem Hunt
Set to be a free agent
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 30 2024, 7:30 pm

#Browns RB Kareem Hunt, who led the team with 9 rushing TDs and scored the 2 TDs in the wild card loss vs #Texans has undergone sports hernia surgery to repair a ruptured adductor, source confirms. @JFowlerESPN first. Hunt will be a free agent. (Mary Kay Cabot on X)

FFToday's Take: Hunt (28) was battling this injury most of the season and finished as the RB41 overall and RB46 on a per game basis in PPR scoring. He's set to be a free agent this off-season but shouldn't have any trouble landing a backup role.

San Francisco

Deebo Samuel will play in Conference Championship game
Off the injury report
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 26 2024, 5:20 pm

Kyle Shanahan said 49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel is off the injury report and will play Sunday’s NFC Championship Game vs the 49ers. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: It's hard to imagine that Deebo won't be bothered by his shoulder injury but at this point we can't project otherwise. He got in a full practice on Friday. The last time Deebo cracked 50 yards receiving was Week 14 against the Seahawks (149 yards). His return to the offense benefits the fantasy outlook of Brock Purdy and the offense as a whole.

Baltimore Ravens

Mark Andrews activated off Injured Reserve
Expected to play in Conference Championship game
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 26 2024, 10:38 am

Ravens have activated TE Mark Andrews off injured reserve, two days before the AFC Championship Game. He's been sidelined since injuring his left ankle on Nov. 16. (Jamison Hensley on X)

FFToday's Take: Andrews has been practicing the last two weeks and should be on the field this week against the Chiefs. How much he plays remains to be seen. It wouldn't be surprising to see him on a pitch count, perhaps being used on third downs and redzone situations.

San Francisco

Christian McCaffrey feeling fine
HC shoots down talk of RB being bothered by quad issue
By: Doug Orth | Jan 23 2024, 10:00 pm

For the 49ers, the good news is that running back Christian McCaffrey had another great game in the divisional round against the Packers, with 98 rushing yards on 17 carries, 30 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The better news is that he’s healthy, even though some thought he might not be. On Monday, coach Kyle Shanahan was asked about TV images showing McCaffrey getting his quad worked on. Is there an issue with it? “No, I heard about that on the TV [broadcast] because some of my family members asked me about it,” Shanahan said. “But that’s just what Christian to me always does. He’s always working on his body and stuff. I was told nothing about his quad.” (Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio)

FFToday's Take: The broadcast showed up after getting quad worked on early in the game. One would have to think the 49ers would have made getting Elijah Mitchell more work if CMC's health against Green Bay was much of an issue. McCaffrey's biggest obstacle this week figures to be Detroit's run defense, although he should be able to make up for it with his work in the passing game. McCaffrey is always a big part of the offense, but his presence could be even more important this week if Deebo Samuel (shoulder) cannot play.

Cleveland Browns

Nick Chubb likely staying put in 2024
RB due $15+ M for 2024 and rehabbing serious knee injury
By: Doug Orth | Jan 22 2024, 6:40 pm

GM Andrew Berry said the intention is to bring RB Nick Chubb back for the 2024 season, despite the knee injury, contract situation. (ESPN.com - Jake Trotter)

FFToday's Take: It is surprising Cleveland would consider a world without Chubb if his knee checks out next summer. With that said, he is due to make more than $15 million in 2024, so the case to move on has some merit. The most likely scenario, which assumes Chubb is physically able, is that the Browns and the soon-to-be 28-year-old agree to a restructured contract. For what it is worth, Chubb is reportedly doing well in his recovery.

Detroit Lions

Lions add veteran TE Zach Ertz
Brock Wright suffers forearm injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 22 2024, 11:13 am

Three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz is signing with the #Lions, per sources. Ertz will start out on the practice squad, with plans to potentially elevate him for the NFC Championship Game. A boost for the final stretch. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Backup tight end Brock Wright suffered a forearm injury against the Bucs and starting tight end Sam LaPorta is playing through a knee injury. Ertz will likely be elevated from the practice squad in order to play for the Conference Championship game but won't be a fantasy factor unless LaPorta suffers an injury.

San Francisco

Deebo uncertain after shoulder injury against Packers
Injured same shoulder in Week 6
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 21 2024, 1:00 am

Deebo Samuel's official status is uncertain but he was in good spirits after sustaining a left shoulder injury the 49ers' 24-21 NFC divisional round win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night at Levi's Stadium. “I’m OK,” Samuel told NBC Sports Bay Area after the win as he joked with 49ers teammates in the locker room. (NBCSportsBayArea.com)

FFToday's Take: Deebo injured the same shoulder in Week 6 and didn't play again until Week 10. This injury doesn't seem as serious but we'll have to wait until later next week before we know if he's going to the play in the NFC Championship game. He played only 9 snaps against the Packers. Chris Conley and Ray-Ray McCloud both saw extra work in Deebo's absence.

Buffalo Bills

Gabriel Davis Out for Divisional playoff game
Bills down starting receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 19 2024, 11:37 am

Coach McDermott on @WGR550 said Gabe Davis, Taylor Rapp, Christian Benford and Baylon Spector have been declared out for Sunday's Divisional Playoff. Everyone else will likely be game-time decisions on Sunday evening. #Bills (Chris Brown on X)

FFToday's Take: Davis missed last week with a knee injury suffered in Week 18 and didn't practice this week. Khalil Shakir will be a viable fantasy Flex or salary relief option this week. The Chiefs gave up the third fewest fantasy points to receivers during the regular season.

Baltimore Ravens

Mark Andrews listed as Questionable
Practiced in full on Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 18 2024, 4:09 pm

Ravens injury report vs Texans 🏈TE Mark Andrews is questionable after his second straight full practice 🏈CB Marlon Humphrey and WR Tylan Wallace have been ruled out 🏈WR Zay Flowers and OLB Odafe Oweh not given any injury designations after full practices (Jamison Hensley on X)

FFToday's Take: Andrews seems to be on the right side of Questionable but we likely won't know until inactives come out on Saturday. The fact that he got in two full practices this week is encouraging. If he does play, it's hard to see him taking on a full workload in his first game back which would mean splitting time with Isaiah Likely.

San Francisco

Christian McCaffrey logs full practice on Tuesday
RB fully healed following Week 17 mild calf strain
By: Doug Orth | Jan 16 2024, 11:30 pm

Christian McCaffrey is healed from his calf injury and fully ready for this playoff practice week, Kyle Shanahan says. (The Athletic - David Lombardi)

FFToday's Take: McCaffrey's injury was deemed minor shortly after it happened. Today's practice will be his first on-field work of any kind in about 2 1/2 weeks, which apparently was enough time for CMC to recover. Barring an in-game setback, expect McCaffrey to handle his usual 20-plus touches and finish as the highest-scoring running fantasy back on the slate in the NFC Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

Baltimore Ravens

Mark Andrews getting close to a return
TE has been sidelined since Week 11 ankle/leg injury
By: Doug Orth | Jan 16 2024, 9:20 pm

TE Mark Andrews (ankle) had a good day at practice, per head coach John Harbaugh. "He really took a big step," Harbaugh said, while adding that "we'll see how it goes" when asked if Andrews could play Saturday against the Texans. Andrews, who was designated to return from injured reserve last week, has not played since suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 11 against the Bengals. (Around the NFL)

FFToday's Take: Andrews should still be considered a bit of a longshot for this weekend, but that could change with another strong practice on Wednesday. Whether it is him or Isaiah Likely handling the majority of snaps this weekend, DFS players and fantasy managers alike should be optimistic about his upside considering Houston gave up a league-high-tying 107 catches to tight ends during the regular season and another 11 in the AFC Wild Card Game last week.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta discusses HC job with Bill Belichick
"Mutual interest and conversations are ongoing"
By: Doug Orth | Jan 15 2024, 11:00 pm

Legendary coach Bill Belichick and #Falcons owner Arthur Blank met in person recently to discuss Atlanta’s head coaching job, per sources. No deal is imminent. But there is mutual interest and conversations are ongoing. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)

FFToday's Take: We don't typically deal with unemployed coaches meeting with teams here, but perhaps the best coach in NFL history going to Atlanta would be mind-blowing for many reasons. One would have to think Belichick and his staff would better utilize the Falcons' offensive weapons (Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts) than Arthur Smith did. Belichick should have no shortage of teams interested in his services over the next few weeks, but Atlanta is one of the juicier ones because it would likely unlock a ton of fantasy talent.

Cleveland Browns

Kareem Hunt hoping for return to Cleveland
Impending FA open to other teams as well
By: Doug Orth | Jan 15 2024, 8:10 pm

RB Kareem Hunt, who will be a free agent again, said he “loves Cleveland” and “loves the organization” and would definitely be interested in coming back. But he said he will consider other opportunities this offseason as well. Hunt led the Browns with 9 TD runs. (ESPN.com - Jake Trotter)

FFToday's Take: The Browns opted for Hunt over Jerome Ford near the goal line most of the season. Why they felt the need to put Ford in a committee with Hunt showing next to no big-play ability is another story. Hunt's long run on 135 rush attempts was 16 yards. His biggest play on 15 receptions was 13 yards. At this point of his career, Hunt is little more than a true backup. He may need to wait until after the start of next season to find a job for a second straight year.

Los Angeles Rams

Torn ACL expected for Rams' TE Tyler Higbee
MRI will be done today
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 15 2024, 7:00 am

Rams believe TE Tyler Higbee tore his ACL after absorbing a low hit from Detroit safety Kerby Joseph, per sources. There will be additional testing to confirm the initial diagnosis. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Higbee took a shot to the knee in the Rams Wildcard game against the Lions. He'll likely be out for most of the off-season and be questionable for the start of the 2024 season. Davis Allen had 2 catches for 28 yards in relief.

Detroit Lions

Sam LaPorta trending towards playing against Rams
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 14 2024, 9:00 am

#Lions Pro Bowl rookie TE Sam LaPorta, who suffered a bone bruise and hyperextended knee, is trending in the right direction to play vs the #Rams, per me and @TomPelissero. Very limited in practice, LaPorta will likely wear a brace. But he intends to be out there with his team. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Travis Kelce played through a similar issue this season and was obviously limited. This situation makes LaPorta a risky fantasy play in Wildcard Weekend despite the great matchup against the Rams defense that's allowed the 7th most fantasy points to tight ends.

Green Bay Packers

Gametime decision for Christian Watson
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 14 2024, 8:08 am

#Packers WR Christian Watson, out since Dec. 3, will work out pregame to test his hamstring and determine if he can play today, source said. For the first time in a month, there is some optimism that he can go. But the workout is key. Star CB Jaire Alexander is viewed as 50/50. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Watson has battled hamstring issues all season, playing in only nine regular season games as a result. He last played in Week 13 but did get in limited practices all week. Even if he plays, he'll be hard to trust in lineups unless we get reports that he won't be limited.

Buffalo Bills

Bills, Steelers game moved to Monday at 4:30 PM Eastern
Bad weather conditions
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 13 2024, 12:03 pm

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul has just announced at a news conference that the #Bills vs. #Steelers game is postponed to Monday at 4:30 PM. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: The weather concerns for Buffalo on Sunday were enough to push the game back a day. There will now be two games on Sunday (GB @ DAL, LAR @ DET) and two on Monday (PIT @ BUF, PHI @ TB).

Philadelphia Eagles

A.J. Brown out for Wildcard Weekend
Could play in Divisional Round if Eagles win
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 13 2024, 10:08 am

#Eagles WR A.J. Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Monday night’s playoff game at the Bucs, an NFL source confirmed. Brown had yet to practice this week because of a knee sprain he suffered in the season finale. If the Eagles advance there’s a chance he could play in the divisional round. (Jeff McLane on X)

FFToday's Take: Brown went down with a knee injury in Week 18 and will this week's game against the Buccaneers. The Eagles have been on a downward spiral the last few weeks, losing five out of their last six games and QB Jalen Hurts dislocated a finger on his throwing hand. Expect Julio Jones to see more snaps with Brown out. DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert should be the two highest targeted players for Philadelphia on Monday.

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens designate TE Mark Andrews return from IR
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 12 2024, 12:42 pm

Ravens TE Mark Andrews has been designated to return and is out on the practice field. He’s looking good moving around in warmups. (Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is good news for the Ravens as they've missed Andrews since he injured his ankle in mid-November. He's not a lock to play in the divisional round, but this designation gives him the opportunity. Andrews is worth a late-round selection in best ball style playoff leagues.

Buffalo Bills

Gabriel Davis out for Wildcard Weekend
Bills down a key piece on offense
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 12 2024, 11:24 am

Bills HC Sean McDermott has declared WR Gabriel Davis (knee) and S Taylor Rapp (calf) OUT against the Steelers Sunday. (Joe Buscaglia on X)

FFToday's Take: The Bills have turned to their running game over the last few weeks, which has kept Josh Allen to 30 or fewer pass attempts in three out of his last four games. Without Davis, expect more looks for tight ends and Khalil Shakir and Trent Sherfield, but the heavy lifting in the offense will be done by Allen, James Cook, Stefon Diggs and TE Dalton Kincaid.

Miami Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert listed as Questionable
Both limited all week
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 11 2024, 4:26 pm

#Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle and RB Raheem Mostert are officially listed as questionable for Saturday night’s playoff vs. Kansas City. CB Xavien Howard is out. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Both players missed Week 18 and both were limited in practice this week but it sounds like they will suit up Saturday evening against the Chiefs. It's unclear at this time how the split will go between Mostert and Devon Achane this week but both backs should see a lot of work in the cold playing conditions.

Detroit Lions

Sam LaPorta practices Thursday, optimistic for WW
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 11 2024, 3:25 pm

Sam LaPorta said the knee is feeling better. He ran some routes today and is getting better every day. Looks like Sunday could be a possibility. (Tim Twentyman on X)

FFToday's Take: LaPorta is a key piece to the Detroit passing attack and will be needed if they want to beat the Rams. The Lions and Rams don't kickoff until Sunday night, so we might not know his status until the Inactives come out. We'll get more information tomorrow, but he'll likely be listed as Questionable after practice on Friday.

Detroit Lions

Sam LaPorta facing uphill battle to play
Suffered hyperextended knee and a bone bruise in Week 18
By: Doug Orth | Jan 8 2024, 7:00 pm

Lions Pro Bowl TE Sam LaPorta suffered a hyperextended knee and a bone bruise, source said after the MRI. He’s likely to miss some time, but as coach Dan Campbell said, not as bad as it could’ve been. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Campbell went on to say that LaPorta has an "outside chance" to play in the Wild Card Round. Fantasy managers should consider that possibility highly unlikely. In the extreme off-chance he can go, it is highly doubtful he would be very effective. Fantasy managers may remember last season when Detroit received huge contributions down the stretch from Brock Wright and James Mitchell, so no one should be surprised if one of those two players - assuming Wright (hip) can play - fills in nicely for LaPorta and ends up being a good DFS punt.

Buffalo Bills

Gabe Davis nursing minor knee injury
Diagnosed with mild PCL sprain following Week 18 win
By: Doug Orth | Jan 8 2024, 6:40 pm

Sources: Bills WR Gabriel Davis suffered a PCL sprain that is not considered major. His status is TBD, but he has not been ruled out of anything just yet. Buffalo’s big-play WR got some solid news. He will be one of the top WR free agents available this offseason, but has work to do first. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Davis has been a boom-bust receiver most of his NFL career, but he really took it to an extreme in the second half of this season. In two November and December games, he topped 100 yards receiving and scored. In four other late-season games, he was shut out. Davis has turned himself into a very good blocker, which has helped to keep him on the field. However, Khalil Shakir and Dalton Kincaid have contributed much more consistently than he has. Davis does not warrant much consideration in playoff leagues.

Philadelphia Eagles

D'Andre Swift not expected to play, Illness
Eagles lose starting RB for Week 18
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 7 2024, 12:00 pm

Eagles' RB D'Andre Swift is not expected to play today vs. the Giants due to illness, per league source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles will be without their starting running back against the Giants for the season finale. Expect to see Kenneth Gainwell and Rashaad Penny handle the running back workload.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence In, Christian Kirk Out for Week 18
Jagaurs won't have key receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 7 2024, 11:30 am

After a pregame throwing session Trevor Lawrence is expected to play per source. He’s going to tough it out. Christian Kirk isn’t going to play today. He’s made a remarkable recovery thus far, but not there just yet. (James Palmer on X)

FFToday's Take: Jacksonville's quarterback is good to go after throwing well in pre-game warmup. However, Lawrence will be without Christian Kirk who as activated off IR yesterday but still isn't healthy enough to play. Calvin Ridley, Zay Jones and TE Evan Engram will be the top receiving options for Jacksonville today.

New Orleans

Alvin Kamara not expected to play in Week 18
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 7 2024, 10:38 am

Alvin Kamara is not playing today, per source. Kendre Miller is active today, per source (Nick Underhill on X)

FFToday's Take: Kamara missed practice all week with an ankle injury. The running back room will now feature veteran Jamaal Williams and the rookie Miller. Expect them to split carries and each can be considered Flex options for Week 18.

Miami Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert not expected to play
Miami down key pieces in Week 18
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 7 2024, 12:09 am

#Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) and WR Jaylen Waddle (ankle) - both listed as questionable - are not expected to play Sunday night vs. the #Bills, per me and @RapSheet. Both should be ready for the playoffs. But Miami will try to win the AFC East without them. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: The Dolphins will be short-handed when the take on the Bills Sunday night. Expect Devon Achane and Tyreek Hill to do the heavy lifting in the offense. Jeff Wilson will mix in at running back and Cedrick to see increased looks at receiver with Waddle out.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars activate Christian Kirk off Injured Reserve
Eligible to play in Week 18
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 6 2024, 2:35 pm

Jaguars activated WR Christian Kirk from off injured reserve to play Sunday at Tennessee. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Kirk has made a fairly quick return from core muscles surgery and we don't have any clear indication on how much he will play this week. He's extremely cheap in DFS circles making for a nice salary saver. Zay Jones (hamstring) is also expected to play.

Green Bay Packers

AJ Dillon out, Christian Watson gametime decision
Dillon out with stinger
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 5 2024, 2:43 pm

Matt LaFleur said of Christian Watson: “We felt he had two good days of practice and wanted to give him today and we’ll see where he’s at on Sunday.” (Rob Demovsky on X)

FFToday's Take: AJ Dillon will miss this week's game due to a stinger and not his broken thumb. Aaron Jones will continue to be the lead back for Green Bay with Patrick Taylor serving in a backup role. Watson will be a gametime decision after practicing on Wednesday and Thursday then taking the day off on Friday. Jayden Reed (chest) and Dontayvion Wicks (chest) are also listed as Questionable but are expected to play.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence a gametime decision for Week 18
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 5 2024, 11:13 am

#Jaguars coach Doug Pederson told reporters that QB Trevor Lawrence will be questionable for Sunday and that the decision could go right up to game-time. He'll ramp up and try to throw more today. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Lawrence has been battling a shoulder injury that kept him out last week. The Jaguars are in a must-win situation this week so if he's close, it's likely he'll suit up against the Titans. Christian Kirk (core) has been practicing this week and will need to be taken off IR on Saturday in order to have a chance to play.