This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 9 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
We're now in the heart of the Fantasy postseason, but there are some prominent names at receiver that will be missing in action Sunday at the worst possible time for those who invested heavy draft capital in them. There are also a couple of prominent question marks at quarterback and running back, but there is a major return in the form of Drew Brees as well. Additionally, there are several other players at various positions making it back from conventional injuries or the reserve/COVID-19 list this week to help offset some of the subtractions. With plenty of situations in flux, let's dive into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Saints activated Drew Brees (ribs/lung) from injured reserve on Saturday, leaving him poised to start in Sunday's interconference showdown against the Chiefs. Brees has missed the last four games after sustaining a punctured lung in Week 9 against the 49ers and reportedly sustaining multiple rib fractures a week earlier versus the Buccaneers. The 20-year-veteran's availability for Sunday's contest certainly adds intrigue to what is already a possible Super Bowl preview, but it's worth noting Brees will be going to battle without top wideout Michael Thomas, who went on IR with his nagging ankle injury Saturday. Meanwhile, Brees' expected return shifts Taysom