Gameday Injuries: Week 17

Gameday Injuries: Week 17

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.

We've finally arrived at the finish line of a regular season that was at times in doubt during a tumultuous 2020. There are still some Fantasy championships on the line in this always eventful final week of the campaign, and the x-factor of COVID-19 has made its impact felt in particularly widespread fashion this week, with a large contingent of players sidelined for their regular-season finales as a result of positive tests or close contact with infected individuals. Those ensnared include Alvin Kamara and Cooper Kupp, while there are also a host of other key injuries and absences across multiple skill positions affecting the landscape. With a ton happening, let's dive into the latest news as of early Sunday morning:

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The Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes (rest) will not play in Sunday's finale against the Chargers, leaving the offense to veteran Chad Henne, who'll work with a truncated group that will also be without Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), Tyreek Hill (hamstring/rest), Sammy Watkins (calf) and a very limited Le'Veon Bell (knee). Travis Kelce is also reportedly likely to sit out the contest.

The Lions' Matthew Stafford (ankle/thumb/ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings after putting in two limited practices this week. As per early Sunday morning reports, Stafford is expected to start

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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