This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
After a disastrous Week 2 on the health front, Week 3 was a lot kinder in that regard on the field. However, one factor that had yet to rear its ugly head this season did so throughout the week and right until Sunday morning. First, a COVID-19 breakout on the Titans led to a rescheduling of their game with the Steelers, and with positive tests still coming in as of Sunday, Tennessee's game against the Bills next week starts to get increasingly called into question. Then, Saturday morning brought the news the Patriots-Chiefs game was postponed until Monday night or Tuesday night, at minimum, due to New England's Cam Newton testing positive for coronavirus.
Finally, even the Saints and Lions suffered a scare for several hours overnight after New Orleans fullback Michael Burton received a positive test Saturday night. Burton subsequently tested negative Sunday morning, along with those that had been in close contact on the team plane, which reportedly included Alvin Kamara. All of it throws the slate into a bit of chaos, without even factoring in the more conventional injuries, which are affecting some very big names. With plenty to keep up with, let's dive into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Patriots' Cam Newton (illness) is out for